How to Unlock Redrix’s Broadsword in Destiny 2 and If It’s Still Worth It

Redrix’s Broadsword is a Legendary Pulse Rifle that was released in Season 4 of Destiny 2. It’s the companion gun to the uber rare Redrix’s Claymore, which less than 1% of players have ever received.

While the Claymore is no longer obtainable, you can still obtain the Broadsword. Here are the exact steps you need to complete to unlock Redrix’s Broadsword.

Redrix’s Broadsword Quest Steps 

Head over to Shaxx to initiate the quest, it’ll look like a ticket. Once you start it, you’ll have to complete the following quests in order.

1. Defeat 200 opponents with Pulse Rifle final blows in the Crucible.

These need to be kills, not just damage. You can use any Pulse Rifle, so you might as well equip the strongest one you have for PvP. Suggestions are the Graviton Lance, Three Graves, Go Figure, The Marine, Inaugural Address, and Blast Furnace.

2. Reach “Heroic” Valor Rank.

Try playing Rumble to rank up easier, as a Top 3 position will then count as a win, and Rumble games have a time limit of 8 minutes. Get on a win streak and you’ll earn bonus points to help you rank up faster.

3. Earn 75 Double Plays (Double Kills) in the Crucible.

Don’t worry too much about dealing the final blows. Even if you land shots on opponents and your teammates kill them, you’ll still receive double kill medals.

4. Defeat 150 opponents with precision final blows from any Pulse Rifle in the Crucible.

Use Pulse Rifles that are easiest for you to land headshots with. You probably already aim for the head anyway, so now is the time to put that practice to work.

5. Defeat 50 opponents with Arc final blows + 50 opponents with Solar final blows + 50 opponents with Void final blows in the Crucible.

You can set your loadout to match these elements and get kills with any weapon, whether it be through guns, grenades, or supers.

6. Complete 25 Crucible matches in Quickplay + 25 Crucible matches in Competitive + 25 Crucible matches in Rumble.

You don’t actually have to win these matches, just complete them.

7. Complete 20 Crucible Bounties.

Shaxx offers 5 bounties a day, so before you reach this step start saving completed bounties so you don’t have to wait several days to complete this step.

8. Reset your Valor rank 5 times in one season.

All your grinding so far will contribute to this quest. Each reset requires at least 2,000 Valor Points, so you’ll need to accumulate a total of 10,000 Valor Points. Try to hit 5x win streaks as much as possible to speed things up.

9. Return to Lord Shaxx and receive Redrix’s Broadsword.

Congrats, you’ve done it!

Redrix’s Broadsword Stats

Redrix’s Broadsword has strong baseline stats. But what really makes the gun so effective is its perks. Outlaw combined with Desperado ramps up the gun’s DPS significantly. How good the gun is depends a lot on how consistently you can proc this.

In terms of good rolls for the Broadsword, you want to try for Arrowhead Break, Chambered Compensator, Extended Barrel, and Ricochet Rounds.

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Is Redrix’s Broadsword Worth the Grind? 

After reading this, you might be wondering if Redrix’s Broadsword is really worth it to obtain. Completing Redrix’s Broadsword quest isn’t necessarily difficult, but it is certainly time consuming.

Depending on your PvP ability, it can take you anywhere from a couple weeks to months to finish if you play for a few hours every day.

While the Broadsword was one of the strongest weapons in the game on release, in the current meta it’s fallen off compared to newer pulse rifles like Blast Furnace, Go Figure, and Bygones.

In terms of PvP, the Broadsword simply isn’t as highly rated as other Pinnacle Weapons now.

However, the Broadsword still remains as one of the best PvE weapons in Destiny 2. It has very high DPS which is great for clearing additional enemies, and it can shred through Invader enemies as well. Proccing Desperado is also a lot easier on mobs.

If you’re looking at it from a pure PvP perspective, you can probably skip the quest. However, if you’re someone who likes to complete collections and does a fair amount of PvE, completing the quest should be worth your time.

Keep in mind that the meta will inevitably change over time. Redrix’s Broadsword may very well be an all-around S-Tier weapon again, especially if it receives some buffs.

So if you’re not in a rush, you can simply start the quest and just passively complete it over time.

Protip: If you do start Redrix’s Broadsword quest, start Luna’s Howl quest at the same time, as many of the steps overlap. You can  complete both around the same time and kill two birds with one stone.

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