Our guide to obtaining The Recluse SMG will walk you through everything you need to know to get this legendary submachine gun! There's not a whole lot to this quest, but we'll give you some tips and tricks on how-to complete it the quickest!
This is a pretty powerful SMG and fires a ton of rounds per minute. If you are big into the Crucible and PVP this will likely be a solid part of your arsenal!
The Recluse - Legendary Submachine Gun
My bite will turn your sweet flesh to vile rot.
The Recluse Perks
- Lightweight Frame: Superb handling. Move faster with this weapon equipped.
- Polygonal Rifling: Barrel optimized for recoil reduction. - Increases stability
- Ricochet Rounds: Rounds ricochet off hard surfaces. - Increases stability - Slightly increases range
- Feeding Frenzy: Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
- Master of Arms: Kills with any weapon improve this weapon's damage for a short time.
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The Recluse Lore
An arrow whined out of nowhere. It drove through his shoulder, penetrating his armor as though it were paper, not plasteel.
No enemies on his tracker. So then where—
The second arrow hit harder than the first: straight through his other shoulder, skewering the joint. He twisted his head, saw the arrowhead protruding through his pauldron, chuckled humorlessly, looked through the trees. The asteroids of the Reef did not afford many hiding places, even those which had been terraformed to support plants and animals, so the shooter had to be—
The third arrow penetrated his thigh. He laughed aloud.
"Transmat?" his Ghost suggested, a quiet voice in his mind.
"No. They started this. I'll finish it."
Unable to lift any of his own weapons in defense, concerned that he might compromise his Ghost if he made any attempt to heal himself with the Light, Lord Shaxx began to limp toward the shooter's likeliest vantage.
This was the work of a ballista, he supposed. Dark Age weaponry. Nothing else could hit so hard.
As he tottered along, an Awoken woman in the near distance seemed to rise from the forest floor. She cast aside her camouflage and stood straight. He stopped to gawk. She was as tall as he was, if not taller. Her bow (just a bow! an ordinary bow!) was certainly taller.
"You're trespassing on Awoken territory, Guardian," she called to him. "Declare yourself."
"Who are you?" he asked, astounded.
"I am the Queen's Wrath. Declare yourself. I will not ask again." She raised her bow, drawing it to its full capacity.
He watched in amazement. It was just a bow. And she was just an ordinary Awoken woman! And yet! "You are a tempest," he replied humbly.
In the next instant, she killed him.
It was the start of a beautiful friendship.
The Recluse Quest Steps
Step 1: From the Mouths of Babes
Complete Crucible Triumph "The Stuff of Myth."
"One of the children told me a story! A grand epic, a sweeping tale... about a itsy-bitsy spider. I was inspired to commemorate it." -- Lord Shaxx
Head over to Lord Shaxx at The Traveler, and grab the "From the Mouths of Babes" pursuit.
Step 2: Complete The Stuff of Myth Triumph
In the Crucible, win matches and earn Glory rank "Fabled." Competitive and Iron Banner matches grant the most efficient progress.
So, you are going to need to be big into PvP to grab this weapon. To obtain the Fabled rank in Glory, you will need to play in the Competitive playlist. There are a bunch of different ranks, they are ordered like this: Guardian (I, II, III), Brave (I, II, III), Heroic (I, II, III), Fabled (I, II, III), Mythic (I, II, III), and Legend. Thankfully, it's the fourth of these ranks, but it's still going to be a long climb to get there. Your best bet is to make sure to take advantage of any additional XP events they have for Iron Banner, so you can get a boost towards your rank.