The Messenger (Adept)

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The Messenger (Adept)
The messenger (adept) icon1.jpg
Attributes
Season 13
Type Pulse Rifle
Slot Kinetic
Ammo Primary
Rarity Legendary
Damage Type Kinetic
Archetype High-Impact
Description The bearer of bad news.
Statistics
Impact 33
Range 69
Stability 59
Handling 38
Reload Speed 44
Rounds Per Minute 340
Magazine 31
Zoom 18
Inventory Size 49
Aim Assistance 37
Recoil 60
Bounce Intensity 40
Bounce Direction Tends Right
Acquisition
Flawless chest completion in the Trials of Osiris Lighthouse.
The Messenger (Adept) PvP Stats

The Messenger (Adept) is a Legendary Pulse Rifle.

Perks - Curated Roll

Intrinsic

  • High-impact frame icon1.png High-Impact Frame - Slow-firing and high-damage. This weapon is more accurate when stationary and aiming down sights.

Barrel

  • Arrowhead brake icon1.png Arrowhead Brake - Lightly vented barrel.
    • Greatly controls Recoil.
    • Increases Handling Speed.

Magazine

  • Extended mag icon1.png Extended Mag - This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.
    • Greatly increases magazine size.
    • Greatly decreases Reload Speed.

Trait 1

  • Rapid hit icon1.png Rapid Hit - Rapid precision hits temporarily increase stability and reload speed substantially.

Trait 2

  • One for all icon1.png One for All - Hitting three separate targets increases damage for a moderate duration.

Perks - Random Rolls

Intrinsic

  • High-impact frame icon1.png High-Impact Frame - Slow-firing and high-damage. This weapon is more accurate when stationary and aiming down sights.

Possible Barrel

  • Arrowhead brake icon1.png Arrowhead Brake - Lightly vented barrel.
    • Greatly controls Recoil.
    • Increases Handling Speed.
  • Chambered compensator icon1.png Chambered Compensator - Stable barrel attachment.
    • Increases Stability.
    • Improves Recoil Direction.
    • Slightly decreases Handling Speed.
  • Corkscrew rifling icon1.png Corkscrew Rifling - Balanced barrel.
    • Slightly increases Range and Stability.
    • Slightly increases Handling Speed.
  • Extended barrel icon1.png Extended Barrel - Weighty barrel extension.
    • Increases Range.
    • Decreases Handling Speed.
  • Fluted barrel icon1.png Fluted Barrel - Ultra-light barrel.
    • Greatly increases Handling Speed.
    • Slightly increases Stability.
  • Full bore icon1.png Full Bore - Barrel optimized for distance.
    • Greatly increases Range.
    • Decreases Stability.
    • Slightly decreases Handling Speed.
  • Hammer-forged rifling icon1.png Hammer-Forged Rifling - Durable ranged barrel.
    • Increases Range.
  • Polygonal rifling icon1.png Polygonal Rifling - Barrel optimized for recoil reduction.
    • Increases Stability.
  • Smallbore icon1.png Smallbore - Dual strength barrel.
    • Increases Range.
    • Increases Stability.

Possible Magazine

  • Extended mag icon1.png Extended Mag - This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.
    • Greatly increases magazine size.
    • Greatly decreases Reload Speed.
  • Alloy magazine icon1.png Alloy Magazine - Faster Reload when the magazine is empty.
  • Appended mag icon1.png Appended Mag - This weapon's magazine is built for higher capacity.
    • Increases magazine size.
  • Armor-piercing rounds icon1.png Armor-Piercing Rounds - Rounds cause extra damage to shields and overpenetrate targets.
    • Slightly increases Range.
  • High-caliber rounds icon1.png High-Caliber Rounds - Shots from this weapon knock the target back farther.
    • Slightly increases Range.
  • Ricochet rounds icon1.png Ricochet Rounds - Rounds ricochet off hard surfaces.
    • Increases Stability.
    • Slightly increases Range.
  • Flared magwell icon1.png Flared Magwell - Optimized for fast reloading.
    • Slightly increases Stability.
    • Greatly increases Reload Speed.
  • Light mag icon1.png Light Mag — Improved reload and range.
    • Increases reload speed
    • Slightly increases range

Possible Trait 1

  • Rapid hit icon1.png Rapid Hit - Rapid precision hits temporarily increase stability and reload speed substantially.
  • Zen moment icon1.png Zen Moment - Causing damage with this weapon increases its stability. Improves base stability.
  • Killing Wind icon.png Killing Wind - Final blows grant increased mobility, weapon range, and handling for a short duration.
  • Outlaw icon1.png Outlaw - Precision final blows greatly decrease reload time for an improved duration.
  • Moving target icon1.png Moving Target - Increased movement speed and improved target acquisition when moving while aiming down sights.

Possible Trait 2

  • One for all icon1.png One for All - Hitting three separate targets increases damage for a moderate duration.
  • Desperado icon.png Desperado — Reloading while Outlaw is active increases your rate of fire.
  • Headseeker icon1.png Headseeker - Body shots landed with this weapon increase precision damage for a short time. Improves stability.
  • Celerity icon1.png Celerity — Gain the following effects while you are the last living member of your fireteam:
    • Increased target acquisition
    • Increased handling and reload speed
    • Reduced flinch from incoming fire
  • Kill clip icon1.png Kill Clip - Reloading after defeating a target grants increased damage for an improved duration.

Notes

Lore

The bearer of bad news.

Aunor was in a sour mood when she transmatted into Ikora's personal library. She hated visiting the Tower. Even in a room without doors, well away from the dank Annex basement, she could still smell the Drifter's sulfuric odor. How the others could stand it, she had no idea.

Her irritation was softened slightly, when Ikora looked up from her writing with a smile. "I'm glad to see you," she said.

"Interesting choice of words. I thought I was being summoned for a 'matter of grave importance. '"

"'Relieved' may be the better word. There aren't many I can trust with an assignment like this." Ikora gestured towards a seat. Aunor shook her head.

"Is that so?"

"I mean that as a compliment to you. Not a condemnation of anyone else."

"You don't need to butter me up before a bad job, Ikora."

Ikora sighed, then tapped her datapad. "We've received word of another tainted Guardian in our ranks."

Within her cloak, Aunor's pad dinged. She took it out, reading as she scrolled. "Disobeying orders, trading Vanguard secrets… Pretty standard. Prolonged and intentional torture?" She looked up questioningly.

"Fallen civilians fleeing the House of Salvation," Ikora supplied, her voice grave. "According to her fireteam, she wanted to know how Eramis accessed the Darkness. "When they tried to intervene…" she trailed off.

Aunor looked up sharply. "She tortured her own teammates too?"

Ikora nodded. Aunor stowed her datapad back in her cloak. "Where's she headed now?"

"We believe she's still on Europa, trying to access the Darkness on her own."

"Makes sense. Now that the Vanguard's lifted the ban, she has plausible deniability. As does anyone else who's tempted by that power," she added pointedly.

"Please don't make me go over this again. The Vanguard—"

"The Vanguard allowed Darkness into the Tower. You let Guardians play with it, so long as they do it under the Drifter's roving eye. Otherwise, you'll send me after them as punishment."

"Not punishment," Ikora corrected evenly. "Redemption. You offer them a chance to cooperate first. To make up for their selfish acts and rejoin the side of humanity."

"And so far, I've had no takers."

"That doesn't mean that none exist."

"And this Trestin? You think she'll be lucky number… how many are we up to now? At this point, the only chance I'm giving them is the chance to kill me first."

"Enough." Ikora's eyes flashed. "I won't pretend to be optimistic about the outcome of this case. Or any future ones. But there's no guarantee that all who are touched are forever tainted. Until that's proven otherwise, your orders remain the same. Is that clear?"

Aunor stared at her, jaw clenched. "Future cases?" She shook her head. "Never mind. I'm sure you'll tell me after they've wreaked havoc somewhere."

"You don't have to do this, if you don't want to. I'd understand."

Aunor swatted the concern away. "I stand by my promise," she said. Then, in a flash of blue, she was gone.

Images

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Related Links

References

  1. "This Week at Bungie – 4/21/2022" Bungie, posted by A_dmg04, 21 Apr. 2022, https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/51250.

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