Returning from the annals of Year 1, Necrochasm was one of the more challenging acquisitions in its heyday. It demanded not only a complex quest but also relied on capricious drops from Hive knights and even the elusive Crota himself. These were times that witnessed many a frustrated gamer rage-quitting in despair.
Fast forward to the present, the new quest line offers a significantly smoother experience, but does it hold value in this era of nostalgic indulgence?
Let’s delve into the finer details of its perks:
In the current landscape of Heroic Story Missions with elemental burns, these elemental primaries are in high demand. Necrochasm competes admirably with the venerable Arc burn champion, Zhalo Supercell. It’s time to break the monotony of Zhalo Supercell’s reign during Arc Burns.
While its Achilles’ heel is its limited range, Necrochasm excels at shredding adversaries from mid-range and closer. Unleash a barrage on an opponent, and before you can target their critical spot, you’ve already riddled them with bullets, activating Zen Moment. A group of Acolytes or Dregs will fall like dominoes as your first kill triggers a chain reaction. Keep that trigger pressed and bring down a charging Knight with relentless fire until they crumble to ashes.
The only drawback, apart from its relatively short range, is that Necrochasm occupies an exotic weapon slot. While Strikes, Nightfalls, and Patrols offer versatility in loadouts, as enjoyable and effective as Necrochasm is, it’s unlikely to replace Gjallarhorn, Sleeper Simulant, or Swords as the preferred raid Exotics.
Necrochasm, as a high Rate of Fire (RoF) Auto Rifle, endures beyond its retirement in the Crucible, where vintage weapons are granted a chance to relive their glory days. However, Year 3’s iteration feels like an entirely new beast. Unlike legendary Auto Rifles that may possess a range of unconventional perks, Necrochasm arrives with Fitted Stock and Zen Moment as standard features. While you may rarely encounter enemy Guardians clustered close enough to trigger Cursebringer, there’s an undeniable satisfaction in obliterating foes with a soul-rending explosion. (Perhaps “Smirkbringer” is the ideal name, but let’s leave that joke behind.)
It won’t save you from a skilled Matador blast, but with recent adjustments to Special Ammo, utilizing your exotic slot for a dependable primary weapon is a strategic choice. Slaying fellow Guardians with this weapon doesn’t require extraordinary skill. However, securing two kills from a single magazine demands precise targeting skills, where the Cascade perk may prove invaluable.
The quest to obtain Necrochasm is lengthy but significantly less arduous than the ordeal for exotic swords. If you can assemble a raid team to conquer Crota, it’s undoubtedly worth investing your time in upgrading your Eidolon Ally before venturing into the Abyss.
Necrochasm boost requirements and rewards:
Act now and harness the explosive power of the revamped Necrochasm exotic. Unleash chaos in the Crucible and dominate PvE encounters with its Cursebringer perk, turning every kill into a spectacle of destruction. Upgrade your Eidolon Ally, embark on the quest, and wield this formidable weapon to reignite the thrill of Year 1 in Destiny.