The Recluse
Legendary
My bite will turn your sweet flesh to vile rot.
Item stats
  • 36
    Magazine
Primary
Impact
15
Range
41
Stability
52
Handling
67
Reload Speed
35
Rounds Per Minute
900
Hidden
Aim assistance
55
Recoil Direction
100
Zoom
13
Inventory Size
67
Weapon 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.

Tracker Disabled

No tracker is displayed on this weapon.

Kill Tracker

This weapon tracks the number of enemies you defeated with it.

Crucible Tracker

This weapon tracks the number of Crucible opponents you defeated with it.

Weapon Mods
Default Shader

Restores your gear to its default colors.

Empty Mod Socket

No mod currently selected.

Masterwork

Maximized stats. Generates Orbs on multikills. Fitted with a kill tracker.

Default Ornament

Restores your weapon to its default appearance.

Itsy-Bitsy Spider

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

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.