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BOREALIS

Exotic / Energy / Sniper Rifle

Light is a spectrum. Why limit yourself to a single hue?

Source: Exotic engrams; extremely rare world drops.

Exotic Perks

The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals

[Alternate Weapon Action] : Changes this weapon's damage type, cycling between Solar, Arc, and Void. Grants different stats based on your selected damage type.

Solar - Increases reload speed and aerial effectiveness.
Arc - Increases handling and range.
Void - Stability and aim assist.
Ionic Return

Ionic Return

Breaking a combatant's shield—or the shield of a Guardian using a Super—with the matched damage type refills the magazine from reserves and grants bonus damage rounds. Breaking a combatant's shield with a matched damage type Ionic Return round refreshes the perk.

Stats

Impact
90
Range
49
Damage Falloff  
Stability
47
Handling
70
Reload Speed
65
Reload Time  
Aim Assistance
65
Inventory Size
55
Zoom
45
Airborne Effectiveness
12
Recoil
55
Rounds Per Minute 72
Magazine 4
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Breaking an enemy shield transfers one bullet from reserves. Breaking a combatant shield—or the shield of a Guardian using a Super—with that shield's energy type grants bonus damage for the rest of the magazine.

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Lore

Borealis

Light is a spectrum. Why limit yourself to a single hue?

"Project Borealis's onboard systems contain a pocket energy matrix capable of changing its alignment in a near instant to mimic the spectral frequencies of mapped energy types. The science is groundbreaking, but volatile. We're lucky to have this first, stable model available for active combat use. More will surely come, but for now, the Borealis is the only one of its kind that I trust for real world application."

"Sounds dangerous."

"If the internal matrix misaligns for any reason during its shift between outputs—damage, wear, a flaw in its production—the resulting feedback could [REDACTED]."

"That bad, huh?"

"If your definition of 'bad' includes the [REDACTED] then yes, 'bad' begins to describe it."

 
 
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