Borealis
Exotic
Light is a spectrum. Why limit yourself to a single hue?
Item stats
  • 600
    Attack (Void)
  • 4
    Magazine
Primary
Impact
90
Range
54
Stability
52
Handling
73
Reload Speed
68
Rounds Per Minute
72
Hidden
Aim assistance
65
Recoil Direction
55
Zoom
45
Inventory Size
55
Weapon Perks
The Fundamentals

Holding changes this weapon's damage type, cycling between Solar, Arc, and Void.

Corkscrew Rifling

Balanced barrel.
• Slightly increases range and stability
• Slightly increases handling speed

Extended Mag

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

Ionic Return

Breaking an enemy shield transfers 1 bullet from reserves. Breaking a combatant shield—or the shield of a Guardian using a Super—with that shield's energy type grants double damage for the rest of the magazine.

Hand-Laid Stock

This weapon is optimized for recoil control.
• Increases stability

Weapon Mods
Borealis 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 Borealis to unlock this upgrade.

Lore
“Project Borealis's onboard systems contain a pocket energy matrix capable of changing its alignment in a near instant to mimic the spectral frequencies of mapped energy types. The science is groundbreaking, but volatile. We're lucky to have this first, stable model available for active combat use. More will surely come, but for now, the Borealis is the only one of its kind that I trust for real world application.” “Sounds dangerous.” “If the internal matrix misaligns for any reason during its shift between outputs—damage, wear, a flaw in its production—the resulting feedback could [REDACTED].” “That bad, huh?” “If your definition of ‘bad' includes the [REDACTED] then yes, ‘bad' begins to describe it.”