Destiny 2: How to Get the Veles-X Legendary Pulse Rifle

Looking to get your hands on the Veles-X Pulse Rifle in Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph? Find out how here.

Pulse Rifles are one of the better all-around options for primary weapons in Destiny 2, thanks to a bevy of good perk combinations, Exotic choices, and general usability in both PvE and PvP. Despite its weapon type, the Veles-X Legendary Pulse Rifle is a bit of an odd duck that’s best for Void builds, particularly the Void Hunter with the Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk Exotic chest piece.

Like most of the other good Legendaries available during Season of the Seraph, you will get a guaranteed drop of the Veles-X with enough grinding. Just expect a lot of grinding.

How to Get the Veles-X in Destiny 2

The Veles-X is part of a group of what Bungie calls “Ritual Weapons”. As such, it is only available by completing ritual activities: Strikes, Gambit and Crucible.

All three of these activities have a reputation system. To get the Veles-X, you need to reach Rank 16 (Legend) in any one of them, the highest rank possible. You don’t have to max out the rank; merely reach it. Once you reach Legend, head to Zavala, Drifter, or Shaxx and pick up the weapon from them.

The issue, then, is not how to get the Velex-X but how to earn enough reputation to reach Legend rank. There are a few ways to make the most of your ritual Reputation grind.

  • Get to a 5-completion streak and stay in the playlist. Every time you complete a Strike or win a Gambit or Crucible match, you build a streak that increases how much reputation you gain on completing the activity. Streaks cap at five stacks and stay there until you enter another Ritual activity, where you lose one streak point from the old activity and add one to the new activity.
  • Take advantage of double rep weeks. Bungie runs a rotation of double reputation weeks, announced in the days leading up to the weekly reset. You’ll also see a message the first time you log in during the week telling you which playlist to farm.
  • Farm Master-difficulty Nightfalls whenever possible. Higher-difficulty content, particularly Nightfall Strikes, award more reputation than standard Strikes, so when it’s double reputation week and if you can form a fireteam, head into the weekly Master-level Nightfall and farm it to death. You’ll benefit doubly from the solid Ascendant Shard and Exotic drop rates for making builds and masterworking armor.

Those are the best ways to farm enough reputation to earn the Veles-X Legendary Pulse Rifle over Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph. You have until February 28 to earn the weapon, and it goes away when Lightfall releases, so make sure to get it if you want it. For more on this Season or Destiny 2 more generally, check out our guides hub.

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John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.

Published Jan. 9th 2023

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