Destiny 2 Taraxippos: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 6, 2024

Scout Rifles may not be the first choice for many players. However, the Guardian Games Scout Rifle, Taraxippos, is a remarkable option for Scout Rifle lovers for both PvE and PvP.

How to get the Taraxippos

Completing Guardian Games quests will be the best way to get medallions. Grab the Shoot to Score quest from Zavala and dive into Nightfall playlists to get medals and points. The recreation and competitive playlists are also back, and players can choose between the two depending on their goals. More PvP-minded players can talk to Shaxx to get the Vying for Supremacy quest, where Guardians can fight against each other in Crucible or Gambit for medallions.

By obtaining high scores in PvE and PvP Guardian Games playlists, players can unlock up to 4 tiers of weekly chests behind the main Guardian Games monument in the Tower. Each chest will grant some loot, potentially dropping Taraxippos.

In addition to everything, playing the ‘focus activity’ will grant rewards and additional loot to the class that wins during that ‘focus activity’ period, so feel free to hop in that playlist, too, for some extra loot and chances.

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How to get the Taraxippos, Destiny 2

How good is Taraxippos going to be?

Taraxippos is a solid option for both PvE and PvP. Lightweight Scout Rifles have always contested the mid-range, and the perks and stats on this weapon reflect that, as the lower range is made up for with some excellent base Handling, Stability, and Aim Assist.

Taraxippos is also Strand, allowing for some synergies with Strand-based setups, but most players will instead opt to build this gun as a workhorse style weapon, with damage-dealing perks rather than options like Slice or Hatchling.

Overall, Taraxippos is a strong option in both PvE and PvP. While other weapon types may outclass it, the perks definitely allow players to enjoy the weapon in all types of content.

B-tier for PvE A-tier for PvP

Best alternatives:

Taraxippos God Rolls and Perk Pool

The Taraxippos Scout Rifle can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Eye of the Storm, Enlightened Action, Zen Moment, Fourth Time’s the Charm, Moving Target, Keep Away, and Gutshot Straight
  • Perk 2: Precision Instrument, Kill Clip, Encore, Focused Fury, Cascade Point, Hatchling, and Explosive Payload
  • Origin Traits: Classy Contender and Omolon Fluid Dynamics
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Taraxippos God Rolls, Destiny 2

Taraxippos PvE God Roll

  • Barrel: Hammer-forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Extended Mag
  • Perk 1: Enlightened Action
  • Perk 2: Precision Instrument (also good: Cascade Point)
  • Masterwork: Range or Stability

Hammer-forged Rifling and Extended Mag can be chosen for the Barrel and Magazine as Enlightened Action covers most of the concerns regarding stats. The penalty to reload speed for using Extended Mag is negligible, as at maximum stacks, players can enjoy 100 Handling and 89 Reload Speed, meaning there is room to squeeze in 3 more bullets into the magazine.

Precision Instrument is the best pick, especially if you plan to use this weapon in high-level content. Given that these weapons’ base damage is relatively low, Precision Instrument can lower the shots needed to kill an enemy by one or two, depending on the number of stacks, making the gun feel much more potent on higher difficulties; however, Cascade Point will also work just fine.

Taraxippos PvP God Roll

  • Barrel: Chambered Compensator
  • Magazine: Accurised Rounds
  • Perk 1: Keep Away or Eye of the Storm
  • Perk 2: Cascade Point or Kill Clip
  • Masterwork: Stability

Combined with a Counterbalance Mod, the Chambered Compensator makes the gun much easier to use making it our choice of Barrel, and Accurised Rounds is chosen for the Magazine for a slight bump in range.

Keep Away and Eye of the Storm are both excellent duelling perks. I prefer Keep Away; however, Eye of the Storm provides a more potent effect. Both perks work as well as each other and function similarly, but some may prefer one over the other. Cascade Point and Kill Clip decrease the time to kill drastically, with Cascade Point dropping it to 0.54s and Kill Clip decreasing it to 0.67s. Cascade Point may be better on paper, but the fire rate leaps massively and could be unwieldy for some players, meaning Kill Clip is the more manageable but less potent option.

Before you go…

Interested in other top-tier weapons from the Guardian Games event? You should definitely check out these Hullabaloo God Rolls (and get the Competitive Catalyst while you can). 

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Matthew Evans
Matthew Evans
I've been hooked on Destiny 2 for years now... I've racked up countless hours and plenty of experience, which I hope to share with Blueberries who want to get involved with Destiny. You can find Matthew on Twitter.
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