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Destiny 2: Is the Quicksilver Storm Exotic Auto Rifle Worth It?

The new expansion for Destiny 2 was announced and brought with it something that has never been seen before in Destiny 2. Lightfall will be Destiny 2’s next big story and players can already pre-order it to receive bonuses. Usually these bonuses are cosmetics and an adornment for the exotic you get during the DLC’s campaign, but this time around it’s a little different. If you pre-order Lightfall, you will immediately receive the new Quicksilver Storm Exotic. Let’s see if this Quicksilver Storm is worth getting in Destiny 2.

Is Quicksilver Storm Worth Getting Into Destiny 2

The Quicksilver Storm is the newest Exotic Auto Rifle to be added to Destiny 2 and it’s been a while since we’ve seen one. It’s no wonder we don’t see a lot of Exotic Auto Rifles, because they never boast much. They are good for clearing small ads and with the current season useful for breaking barrier champions if you don’t want to use a sniper. However, Quicksilver Storm came to try to change that stigma of automatic rifles.

This is achieved through the perks that come with Quicksilver Storm and the statline it has:

  • Impact: 18
  • Interval: 50
  • Stability: 100
  • Handling: 53
  • Reload speed: 54
  • Rotations per minute : 720
  • Magazine: 50

The big advantage of Quicksilver is this stability of 100 which makes the automatic rifle easy to control. The maximum stability comes mainly from the advantages of the weapon of Corkscrew which adds reach, stability and maneuverability, and Hand laid stock which further improves stability. It also features Large caliber cartridges which push your target back and more range to the weapon.


While these stats are great, the real appeal of this weapon is the damage it can inflict. Auto Rifles don’t deal much damage by default compared to some of the more powerful weapons, but the intrinsic trait of rocket tracers seeks to change that. Rocket Tracers add a micro homing rocket that is fired after landing multiple hits on a target. Every four out of five hits you manage to land will fire a rocket that hits the target you were shooting at for a good chunk of damage.

This intrinsic also works with Quicksilver Storm’s other perk, Grenade Hunter. Hitting multiple rockets will store one grenade in the rifle up to three grenades. By pressing reload, you can enter grenade launcher mode and fire all your stored grenades for massive damage. While Quicksilver is still undamaged by Linear Fusion Rifles and other heavy weapons. But since it’s a blank ammo weapon, you don’t have to worry about finding ammo, you can use it for damage in the blink of an eye.

This makes the Quicksilver Storm a solid option to run if you don’t have a build focused on a different Exotic weapon. This brings a good clear ad to the table as well as the ability to deal a fair amount of damage to larger enemies. While it might not be the next game-changing Exotic, it’s still a solid option to use for a full build. Also, you don’t need to go out of your way to get it because it’s a pre-order reward for Lightfall. If you need additional help with Destiny 2, be sure to check out our other guides.

Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Google Stadia.