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

Destiny 2 is an online free-to-play first-person shooter where players have to complete quests to level up their character and find better loot. Some of these quests – like the Enhance! quest can be quite difficult. Today’s guide will take a look at the Destiny 2 Forging the Broadsword quest, which can be a bit troublesome and extremely lengthy but grants an amazing reward.

Key Takeaways

  • To unlock Redrix’s Broadsword in Destiny 2, you need to 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.The Desperado trait increases the rate of fire after a precision final blow.Getting the Broadsword is a long grind,but it’s worth it for the reward.

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

With that being said, let’s dive right into the guide about Destiny 2 Forging the Broadsword.

How to Complete Destiny 2 Forging the Broadsword

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You can track your progress for the quest

To unlock Redrix’s weapon, you must first complete his quest ‘Forging the Broadsword’. You’ll have to work with other players to do Crucible missions, resetting your Valor rank, and getting kills using the Pulse Rifle.

Pulse Rifle Kills

The main 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 that you stay behind your team and mop up kills. If you find an easy target, you should 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 have to stack up enough kills.

Resetting your Valor Rank

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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. In total, 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. All you have to do; is reach 2000 Valor points, Hover over the Crucible Quickplay list, and click on the reset button. It might sound like a complex thing for newer players, but in reality; it’s straightforward.

Unlocking the Broadsword

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. Then, it would be best if you reached 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 you are done with this, you have to complete the 25 Control, Survival, and Rumble round. Keep in mind that 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 finally completed all of the steps, visit Lord Shaxx and claim the Pinnacle weapon for yourself. Now that you have it, you would want to know what its stats are and it is even good or not.


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


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 took so long to finally 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. Compared to other Pulse Rifles, this one is slightly above average in everything except the range department. Fully upgraded, it has a power of 1054, which is quite decent compared to other rifles.

That about does it for today’s guide about Destiny 2 Forging the Broadsword quest. I hope this made it easier for you to complete it and get the weapon for yourself. It’s definitely worth the grind and is an overall fun gun to use despite having better alternatives. Till the next time, happy gaming Guardians.

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