The Wardcliff Coil
Ingenuity. Desperation. A haphazard prototype of terrible power. Such were the factors at play in the Wardcliff Incident.
Item stats
  • 330
    Attack (Arc)
  • 1
Blast Radius
Reload Speed
Rounds Per Minute
Aim assistance
Recoil Direction
Weapon Perks
Mad Scientist

This weapon fires a volley of rockets.

Volatile Launch

This weapon is optimized for an especially explosive payload.
• Greatly increases blast radius
• Slightly decreases handling speed
• Slightly decreases projectile speed

Extended Mag

This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.
• Greatly increases magazine size
• Greatly decreases reload speed

Mechanized Autoloader

This weapon automatically reloads on ammo pickup.

Composite Stock

This weapon has a versatile dual-purpose stock.
• Slightly increases stability
• Slightly increases handling speed

Weapon Mods
Weapon Attack Mod

Equip this to a Kinetic or Exotic weapon to increase its attack value.

Default Ornament

Restores your weapon to its default appearance.

Tesla's Revenge

Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of The Wardcliff Coil.


Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of The Wardcliff Coil. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked on all characters on your account.

Wardcliff Coil Catalyst

Upgrades this weapon to a Masterwork. It will generate Orbs on multikills and can be upgraded to provide additional stats and perks.

This weapon will also gain a tracker that displays the number of enemies defeated by using it.

Upgrade Masterwork

Defeat enemies using the Wardcliff Coil to unlock this upgrade.

HAMIT'S LOG. The lead is good, but so are the Fallen tracking me. I swear on my Ghost there's a hundred camped outside. I'm cornered in the lab and they're using Shanks to run me out of ammunition. War cultist, arm thyself; at least it's a weapons lab. This, er, rustic device was once an experimental axion emitter, which sprays weird particles to light up the basement of the universe. Right here I've coupled the emitter to some catacaustic quark-gluon coils, which will not, due to my scrupulous safety checking, create a strangelet that devours the Earth. I cook up some pain in there, the microverse decays, and the result comes out here. If it doesn't work, well, please name the crater after me.