Sunday, March 27, 2016

How to get the Tlaloc in Destiny Taken King

First of all WHAT is a Tlaloc?

The Tlaloc is an Exotic Scout rifle that can only be obtained and equipped by Warlocks. This Exotic Scout Rifle was made available via The Taken King expansion.

What makes the Tlaloc special?

It has a perk that is very unique. The perk is called ‘Overflow – This weapon has better handling, rate of fire and stability while the wielder’s Super is charged’ I know what you are thinking, that this can’t possibly be THAT good AND why would you want to hold on to your Super anyways? BUT let me tell you that the difference with Overflow and without Overflow is SUBSTANTIAL. Add to that the Grenadier perk that comes with the weapon which reduces the cooldown of your grenade after each kill. This gun becomes a must have for PvE or even PvP. I definitely find that this gun suits Sunsinger warlocks as they have dual grenades and tend to save their Super for a rez anyways but can also be used with the other two subclasses quite well.

So, How to get the Tlaloc in The Taken King?

Step 1 –

In order to get the quest for the Exotic Scout rifle you will need to rank up with the Gunsmith to Rank 3 on your Warlock. You rank up with the gunsmith by ‘testing’ weapons for him each week. You can only test a maximum of 5 weapons a week for 250 experience each weapon. The other way to get gunsmith experience is by finding an ingame item (maximum of 4 items that start with DVALIN) that drops from random kills in the game. This means that to get to Rank 3 could take you at least 3 weeks because of the weekly limit and reset. The gunsmith resets on Wednesdays so plan accordingly.

Step 2 –

Now as soon as you reach Rank 3 with your Warlock you will receive a quest from the gunsmith to obtain the Tlaloc Exotic Scout Rifle. The gunsmith will hand out a quest called ‘Back in the Saddle’ which is a fairly straightforward quest similar to the one you received at Rank 2 for the Legendary fusion rifle Susanoo. Speaking of the Susanoo, you HAVE to complete that quest in order to receive the Tlaloc quest at Rank 3, so if you reach Rank 3 with the gunsmith with your warlock and do NOT receive the ‘Back in the Saddle’ quest that may be the reason why. Therefore it is important to do the ‘Back in the Saddle’ quest at Rank 2 for the Susanoo FIRST. If you need help on how to get the Susanoo fusion rifle then click here: How to get the Susanoo in Destiny.

Once you have the ‘Back in the Saddle’ quest for Rank 3 all you need to do is get 100 kills with any Scout rifle, while having a Primary weapons Telemetry active. You can buy a Primary-weapon telemetry for 250 glimmer from the gunsmith. It is a consumable that increases your Scout Rifle experience gained while active and lasts 30 minutes. Now you don’t actually need to buy a Telemetry if you have a Warlock bond that has a similar perk which is ‘increase Scout Rifle reputation gains’ and the Warlock bond perk doesn’t expire after 30 minutes although 30 minutes is more than enough time to get the required number of kills. The easiest way to do this is to load an easy story mission that has lots of enemies running at you OR earth patrol and then make your way around shooting everything in sight. Now I just got this quest on my Warlock and I know for a fact that using a Warlock bond instead of a Telemetry works just fine.

Step 3 –

Once you have the required number of kills with a Telemetry active OR a Warlock bond with a similar perk, then you have to talk to the gunsmith in the Tower again. Once you talk to him he will give you another task to complete.

Step 4 –

This is the continuation of the ‘Back in the Saddle’ quest and now Banshee-44, the gunsmith, wants you to dismantle weapons in order to gather weapons parts to make the gun. He needs 10 weapon parts in total. **Just a reminder that ONLY dismantling rare or Legendary SCOUT Rifles will count towards the weapon parts Banshee- 44 needs.**

Dismantling a Rare Scout rifle gives you 2 weapon parts towards the quest and dismantling a legendary scout rifle gives you 5 weapons parts towards the quest. YEAR 1 scout rifles also DO count, in case you have some lying around in your vault. This part was a bit tricky for me as I didn’t have many scout rifles lying around, so if you plan on doing this quest keep a few rare or legendary scout rifles that you plan on dismantling anyways, handy for this quest.

But again this part of the quest is relatively easy and straightforward to do and once you have the 10 required parts (check the quest objectives to make sure you have 10/10) then go and talk to Banshee-44, the gunsmith again.

Step 5 –

The final step is to talk to Banshee-44, the gunsmith for one final time where he will finally give you your Exotic Scout Rifle Tlaloc.

Step 6 –

Enjoy wrecking your opponents with your newly acquired Exotic Scout Rifle.

As a final note I would like to say that this Scout rifle isn’t the greatest scout rifle in The Taken King or anything like that as there are definitely other options out there like the MIDA for PvP and the Hung Jury for PvE. I would however recommend that you at least upgrade the gun fully and try it out to see how well you do with it in both PvP and PvE as this might become your new favorite primary exotic weapon.

That brings me to my next point you can ONLY use this Scout rifle as a Warlock regardless of the Warlock subclass, which also means that you can ONLY get the quest for this gun from the gunsmith AS a Warlock. If you reach Rank 3 with the gunsmith as, say a hunter or Titan, you will receive a similar quest but for different weapons, an Exotic Hand Canon and an Exotic Auto Rifle respectively, I believe. Just something to keep in mind when trying to Rank up with the gunsmith



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