Destiny 2 Forging the Broadsword Quest Guide

Getting the Redrix Broadsword can be quite a grind. This guide will help you understand exactly what you need to do in order to achieve this weapon.

Destiny 2 Forging the Broadsword
Destiny 2 Forging the Broadsword

Forging the Broadsword is one of the unique and longest quests in Destiny 2, but it is also rewarding for players. If you love playing with Pulse Rifle, you are just in the right place.

Key Takeaways

  • To unlock Redrix’s Broadsword, you must complete the quest “Forging the Broadsword.”
  • The quest requires getting kills using a Pulse Rifle, resetting your Valor rank, and getting Double Kill medals in the Crucible.
  • The main difficulty in the quest is getting Double Kill medals with your Pulse Rifle.
  • You can grind Valor ranks by doing weekly bounties and reset your rank once you reach 2000 Valor points.
  • To unlock the Broadsword, you must defeat 200 opponents using a Pulse Rifle, reach the Valor rank of Heroic, achieve 75 Double Kill medals, and complete various rounds in the Crucible.
  • The Broadsword has 2 main traits, the High-impact Frame and  Desperado, which make it a slow-firing but high-damage gun.

After completing this quest, you’ll be given Redrix’s Broadsword – the first Pinnacle weapon introduced in the game. It was initially known as Redrix’s Claymore, but it has slightly different perks for the magazine and the barrel.

Forging The Broadsword Walkthrough

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You can track your progress for the quest

The difficult part of this quest is getting Double Kill medals with your Pulse rifle. I suggest using a Targeting Adjuster to make this step a bit easier. This process can be quite lengthy, as it can take you about 80 Crucible matches to perform.

To get through this, I recommend staying behind your team and mopping up kills. If you find an easy target, surprise attack them, and get the kill. Since you have to finish getting enough kills, it doesn’t matter how you get them.

Some of the weapons I used were the Cold Denial, Bad Juju, Blast Furnace, and Graviton Lance. Even if you do not have any of these weapons, use one which you are most comfortable with. The point is not to be competitive; you must stack up enough kills.

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The Crucible quickplay

The next step is to reset your Valor rank so you can be one step closer to getting the Broadsword. In total, there are 6 ranks, and each of them consists of three sub-ranks.

To grind these ranks easily, I recommend doing weekly bounties. You can reset your Valor rank 5 times – which is enough to get some Pinnacle Weapons.

You do not lose your Valor progress, unlike Glory ranks, even if you lose the match. You will earn points even after a defeat, albeit a bit less.

Resetting your rank is extremely simple. You must reach 2000 Valor points, Hover over the Crucible Quickplay list, and click the reset button. It might sound like a complex thing for newer players, but in reality; it’s straightforward.

Now that we know what to do to complete this quest let’s discuss how many kills are needed for this process.

Firstly, you must defeat 200 opponents using a Pulse Rifle. Next, reach the Valor rank of Heroic. Once you do that, you’ll have to achieve 75 Double Kill medals in the Crucible.

So far, the process is relatively easy, but this is where it gets difficult. You must kill 150 opponents with the precision final blow using your Pulse Rifle. After completing this, you must complete the 25 Control, Survival, and Rumble rounds.

Note: You only have to complete them and not win them for them to count. At the end of all of this, you must reset your Valor rank, and you will be rewarded with the Broadsword.

Redrix’s Broadsword

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The Redrix Broadsword in all its glory

Once you have completed all the steps, visit Lord Shaxx and claim the Pinnacle weapon. Now that you have it, you would want to know its stats and whether it is even good.

The Broadsword has 2 main traits: the High-impact Frame and the Desperado. It is a slow-firing gun but has extremely high damage. I suggest using it when you are stationary and aiming down sights to make the most out of it. This way, you can be highly accurate and finish off your opponent swiftly.

Having the Desperado trait means that if you finish off an opponent using the Precision Final blow, you will have an increased rate of fire after your next reload. This can cover up the slow fire rate while still dealing much damage.

My Thoughts On The Quest

Getting the Redrix Broadsword is quite a grind and can take a long time. For me, it was more of a trophy than a weapon, as it finally took so long to get it. While I love using this weapon in PVP, there are, unfortunately, better weapons out there to use.

This rifle is rarely in the meta, but it’s still worth every bit. This one is slightly above average in everything except the range department compared to other Pulse Rifles. It is fully upgraded and has a power of 1054, which is quite decent compared to other rifles.

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