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Entropy is inevitable.
― In-game description

Merciless is an exotic fusion rifle. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Gunsmith Materials, and Legendary Shards.


This weapon has the following lore associated:

“The thought was simple enough—sync a weapon's firing and targeting systems to a caged onboard artificial intelligence programmed to actively seek fulfillment of the weapon's base driving function. Simply put, give the weapon an awareness of its purpose.

“If the machine is meant to destroy, what would happen if we made it aware of its intended goal?

“What would happen if it reacted to any failure to achieve that goal by focusing more intently on defining the parameters of said goal and adjusting its function to more aggressively seek out the successful execution of its purpose?

“These are the questions we asked ourselves while engineering the initial prototype. The answers we found—I think you'll agree—were encouraging.”

– Incomplete record, author unknown


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Merciless can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Conserve Momentum perk icon Conserve Momentum
Non-lethal hits with projectiles make this weapon charge faster until its wielder gets a kill.

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Chambered Compensator perk icon Chambered Compensator
Stable barrel attachment.
  • Increases stability
  • Moderately controls recoil
  • Slightly decreases handling speed

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

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Impetus perk icon Impetus
Reloading immediately after a kill increases weapon damage for a short time.

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Fitted Stock perk icon Fitted Stock
This stock makes the weapon stable but heavy
  • Increases stability
  • Moderately controls recoil
  • Slightly decreases handling speed

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Default Ornament perk icon Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Break the Dawn perk icon Break the Dawn
Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Merciless.


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