The Touch of Malice is a fully automatic Exotic Scout Rifle in Destiny 2 capable of dealing bonus DPS at the cost of the wielder’s HP. More specifically, the final round fired from the weapon instantly reloads and inflicts double the amount of damage on a hostile target. However, this action draws energy from the Guardian, draining their health in the process. However, using a passive HP restoration perk like Touch of Mercy will allow players to maintain their health pool while dealing devasting destruction to their enemies. Continue reading to learn how to unlock the Touch of Malice Exotic in Destiny 2.
Unlocking the Touch of Malice In Destiny 2
Guardians can unlock the Touch of Malice in Destiny 2 by completing the King’s Fall, a Raid that was initially introduced during The Taken King expansion. After defeating the final boss of the Raid, Oryx the Taken King, a chest will spawn with a slight chance of containing the Exotic Scout Rifle.
According to Fanbyte, Destiny 2 fans only have one weekly attempt to acquire the Touch of Malice from the King’s Fall. Of course, it is possible to clear the Raid with multiple characters, but keep in mind that the activity lasts roughly 40 minutes to complete, depending on the Raid party. Therefore, players should expect to commit to some grinding before they are able to receive the Touch of Malice as a rare drop.
Another unique characteristic of the Touch of Malice Exotic in Destiny 2 is its Charged With Blight Trait, which charges up a destructive blight that can potentially insta-kill enemies. It works by siphoning out the life force of the wielder and charging a blight-imbued attack whenever landing precision shots, such as headshots. Players can reload when the blight is fully charged, and their next shot will deal massive blight damage. Bear in mind that utilizing this weapon trait might take some practice, as those not used to landing precision shots will be restricted from activated Charged With Blight.
Nevertheless, the Touch of Malice is an excellent weapon that greatly rewards aggressive gameplay with more damage. Furthermore, those who are able to land precision shots will be able to heal back the HP they have lost, as well as unleash a blight of darkness on their foes.
Destiny 2 is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.