Black Talon Exotic Sword - How to Obtain in Destiny 2

Black Talon is an exotic Sword in Destiny 2 Forsaken. It’s one of the truly new weapons, not just a remake of one from the first game. It’s an ornamented, slightly curved sword that has the ability to shoot energy projectiles that do void damage. It you’re interested in its stats and perks, or where to find it, keep reading our Destiny 2 Black Talon exotic sword guide.

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Destiny 2 Black Talon Exotic Sword

Where to find Black Talon in Destiny 2?

Sadly, the only way to get the Black Talon is to wait for it to drop from an exotic engram. Yep, it’s one of those. Prepare to grind your eyes out. To make matters worse, it seems like Bungie has nerfed the rewards from heroic public events – the only things we got from them since the launch of Forsaken were blue items and planetary tokens. This means we’re left with one less source of exotic engrams. At this point, your best bet would be to just roam around, kill high value targets and do strikes. The Nightfall still has the best chance of dropping exotic engrams, but it’s a tough challenge.

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Black Talon exotic weapon stats & perks

It’s a proper oddity, the Black Talon. You can use it in melee, like a normal sword, but you can also shoot void projectiles. It uses up a lot of ammo, though, so you shouldn’t waste the projectiles on frivolous things. Thankfully, the Tireless Blade trait makes powered sword kills grant you sword ammo. The Tempered Edge perk gives you increased sword damage and ammo, while the Heavy Guard perk influences the amount of damage you can soak up. The block is pretty sturdy, and it doesn’t look like it uses up too much ammo. It’s a nice thing to have, especially if you’re used to rocket launchers and such.

If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.

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  1. A

    I actually got it from a crucible rank up reward

  2. D

    I’m one of the unlucky ones and since forsaken has not gotten a single exotic

  3. T


    Got it from a Gambit run
    Just AWESOME


    1. B

      You’re welcome.

  4. H

    Just awesome as can be.Thanks Bungie.

  5. Y

    Meh, got Two Tailed Fox today, so I’m no longer farming for this

  6. T
    Todd willey

    I never get anything and i did 40 strikes in one day

  7. R

    I actually got it from a reg vanguard strike by using my sword on the final boss. Dont know if that helps, but worth a try. I’ve been grinding for months and finally got it so stick in there if you havent.

  8. F

    Got it just now from gambit, but I was using the telesto vs the primeval, then pop, a gold engram comes out of him. I didn’t even know this sword was a thing, but it looks cool.

  9. A

    how can my friend get it pls tell me i have but helping her out

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