Skeleton Key

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An Eliksni spacefaring mainstay, capable of opening many doors.

Skeleton Key is the Seasonal Artifact from the Season of Plunder.

This item is given to the player by the Spider during the Salvage and Salvation introductory story mission, with the actual Artifact dropping when the mission ends. The Artifact will also be given to the player if they skip the mission by going to orbit.

Lore

Commander,

[The Cryptarchy's requested report follows, as well as a regrettable addendum.]

The Skeleton Key is a relatively sophisticated piece of Eliksni technology from the period immediately preceding the Whirlwind. The Key was built to interface with a surprising array of tech (via an adaptable resonance-matching behavior reminiscent of some known Golden Age systems), making it invaluable to Eliksni pirates and other spacefaring ne'er-do-wells. With some optimization, it could even be used to enhance certain pieces of armor and weapons of Eliksni manufacture.

In all, an intriguing item indeed.

Now I would be remiss if I did not mention that this report would have been completed sooner had there not been repeated interference from a certain individual to whom I shall refer only as "Mr. D—."

The item in question was repeatedly removed from secure Vanguard premises by Mr. D—, who was later witnessed using the Skeleton Key to interface with several mechanisms in the Annex, including a discontinued power generator, a deciphering core, and several appliances used in the preparation of food.

When confronted, Mr. D— replied that he wished to "goose [them]" and showed no interest in following the proper channels for access to restricted Cryptarchy technology.

When I later personally brought Mr. D— the first sheaf of the necessary paperwork, he reacted with a series of gestures that are considered obscene across three different cultures.

I was rudely instructed to "take it easy," referred to as his "brother," plied with various illicit refreshments, and when I rebuffed all attempts to placate me, he suggested we "settle this in Gambit"—an invitation I vehemently declined.

Needless to say, I will be filing another complaint against Mr. D— with Ikora once she has restored my access to the grievance systems.

—Master Rahool

Mods

Tier 1

Name Image Type Description
Overload Bow Overload Bow Icon.png Arms Armor Mod Damage by fully drawn arrows disrupts combatants, stunning them, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against text-center Overload Champions.
Unstoppable Pulse Rifle Unstoppable Pulse Rifle icon.png Arms Armor Mod Aiming down Pulse Rifle sights loads a high-impact burst that stuns unshielded combatants.

Strong against text-center Unstoppable Champions.
Anti-Barrier Scout Rifle Anti-Barrier Scout Rifle Icon.png Arms Armor Mod Scout Rifles you are wielding fire shield-piercing rounds and stun text-center Barrier Champions.

Scout Rifles deal bonus damage against text-center Barrier Champions.
Anti-Barrier Auto Rifle Anti-Barrier Auto Rifle icon.png Arms Armor Mod Auto Rifles you are wielding fire shield-piercing rounds and stun text-center Barrier Champions.

Auto Rifles deal bonus damage against text-center Barrier Champions.
Unstoppable Shotgun Unstoppable Shotgun icon.png Arms Armor Mod Shotguns you wield fire a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants.

Strong against text-center Unstoppable Champions.

Tier 2

Name Image Type Description
Scout Rifle Loader Scout Rifle Loader Icon (Seasonal).png Arms Armor Mod Increases reload speed of Scout Rifles.
Sword Scavenger Sword Scavenger Icon (Seasonal).png Leg Armor Mod Swords get larger bonus reserves when you pick up ammo.
Machine Gun Holster Machine Gun Holster icon (Seasonal).png Leg Armor Mod Gradually reloads your stowed Machine Guns over time. Multiple copies of this perk stack to reduce the time taken to fully reload.
Scout and Sniper Rifle Targeting Scout and Sniper Rifle Targeting icon.png Helmet Armor Mod Improves targeting for Scout Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
Bottomless Bounty I Bottomless Bounty I icon.png Helmet Armor Mod Improves the effect of the Right Hook and Runneth Over weapon Origin perks.

Tier 3

Name Image Type Description
Glaive Loader Glaive Loader icon (Seasonal).png Arms Armor Mod Increases reload speed of Glaives.
Focusing Strike Focusing Strike icon (Seasonal).png Arms Armor Mod Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a melee attack.
Thermoshock Plating Thermoshock Plating icon.png Chest Armor Mod Arc Damage Resistance: Reduces incoming Arc damage from combatants.
Solar Damage Resistance: Reduces incoming Solar damage from combatants.
Machine Gun Scavenger Machine Gun Scavenger icon (Seasonal).png Leg Armor Mod Machine Guns get bonus reserves when you pick up ammo.
Bottomless Bounty II Bottomless Bounty II icon.png Helmet Armor Mod Improves the effect of the Soul Drinker and Hot Swap weapon Origin perks.

Tier 4

Name Image Type Description
Overload Machine Guns Overload Machine Guns icon.png Arms Armor Mod Uninterrupted fire from your equipped Machine Guns grants bullets that stun combatants, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output.

Strong against text-center Overload Champions.
Anti-Barrier Sniper Rifle Anti-Barrier Sniper Rifle Icon.png Arms Armor Mod Sniper Rifles you are wielding fire shield-piercing rounds and stun text-center Barrier Champions.

Sniper Rifles deal bonus damage against text-center Barrier Champions.
Bad Amplitude Bad Amplitude icon.png Class Item Mod Damaging a Champion with an Arc ability causes the Champion to become jolted.
Surge Detonators Surge Detonators icon.png Class Item Mod Arc grenades disrupt combatants, stunning them, delaying ability regeneration and lowering combatant damage output.

Strong against text-center Overload Champions.
Inferno Whip Inferno Whip icon.png Helmet Armor Mod Solar melee abilities stun unshielded combatants.

Strong against text-center Unstoppable Champions.

Tier 5

Name Image Type Description
Thunderous Retort Thunderous Retort icon.png Class Item Mod Grants bonus Arc Super damage if cast while critically wounded or while amplified. Lasts until the end of the Super activation.
Amped Up Amped Up icon.png Class Item Mod Stay amplified longer.
Trace Evidence Trace Evidence icon.png Class Item Mod Defeating combatants affected by Arc debuffs spawns an Ionic Trace.
Lightning Strikes Twice Lightning Strikes Twice icon.png Class Item Mod After throwing an Arc grenade, gain increased grenade recharge for a short time. Arc final blows extend the duration of this benefit.
Sundering Glare Sundering Glare Icon.png Class Item Mod Rapid precision hits against distant combatants weaken them for a short duration.

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