The launch of Fate 2: Sorceress Queen, introduced a host of new mechanics, abilities, and weapons to the Destiny universe. Few of these are as flexible and useful as Glaive. This weapon combines fast-paced melee attacks with powerful ranged attacks and life-saving shield abilities. It’s a weapon every Guardian will want in their arsenal. We’ll show you how to get Glaive in Fate 2: Sorceress Queenand how to make the most of it.
The Glaive is a great weapon and it’s easy to get the first one as you play through the main campaign of Witch Queen. First, let’s play through the introductory quest, The Arrival. When you complete this quest, you’ll be taken to The Enclave to talk to Ikora Rey.
Ikora will give you a quest called The Relic. Leave her and follow the indicator to the nearby Enclave. Inside is a colorful platform called The Relic, which acts as your crafting table. Reach for it and a tutorial will walk you through the following steps:
- Select the Shape option to start crafting.
- Select Intrinsic. They are represented by white boxes on the left side of the screen.
- Select privileges. These are blue circles and provide bonuses to Glaive’s abilities. You can assign four perks to this weapon. The first two are very simple.
- Weapon shape. Highlight the purple box on the far right and hold down or press and hold the button of your choice.
This will shape (craft) The Enigma, your first Glaive. During initial crafting, you can only assign a very limited number of perks. When you use this weapon, it will gain XP and level up, unlocking more perks and getting stronger. You can return to a Relic at any time to change the Passive and Perks assigned to your Glaive by selecting the Reshape option from the Relic’s menu. Remember that weapons must be secured to be able to regenerate.
Once Glaive reaches level three, you can upgrade your Passive at the cost of 40,000 sparkles, 12 booster cores, and 20 resonant alloys.
- The control
- Reload speed
- Protection time
Upgrading perks consumes 75 neutral elements. Perks are divided into Skills, Journals, and Traits:
- Ballistic Adjustment – Increases range and decreases protection time
- Low impedance coils – increase protection time and reload speed, reduce range
- Tempered Truss Rod – Increases processing speed, reduces reload speed and range
- Supercooled Accelerator – increase range, decrease reload and processing speed
- Auxiliary reserve – increased protection time, decreased reload speed
- Lightweight Emitter – Increases reload and processing speed, reduces guard time
- Extended Mag – Increases magazine size, reduces reload speed
- Alloy Magazine – Faster reload when magazine is empty
- Add Mag – Increase magazine size
- Boost Rings – Increase Range
- Swap Mag – Increases readiness and queue speed
- Light Mag – Increases reload speed and range
There are two slots for traits, each with a different set of options. They all come with the standard and more powerful Enhanced version, which can be equipped as your Glaive level increases.
- Leaning towards Windmill – Shields damage with a movement speed shield
- Threat Detector – Increases reload, stability, and handling when enemies are close
- Feeding Frenzy – Each quick kill with this weapon gradually increases the reload speed for a short time
- Pulse Amplifier – significantly increases bullet velocity, increases reload speed
- Survival – Defeat the target to partially reload the magazine from the stockpile
- Grave Robber – Melee ultimate reloads weapon from storage
- Non-Stop – Defeating enemies quickly activates health recovery
- Kill Clip – Reload after kill, increase damage
- Thresh – Killing warriors with this weapon generates super energy
- Frenzy – Going into battle for a long time increases damage, handling and reload speed
- Unstoppable Force – Blocking damage with your shield increases projectile damage for a short time
- Rampage – Killing with this weapon temporarily increases damage. Stacks 3x
Glaive is in your secondary weapon slot and is extremely useful. As one would expect from a bladed pole arm, it is very powerful in close combat. It hits hard, similar to a sword, and can perform short combos to launch multiple attacks in quick succession. You can also press the aim button to create a temporary spot to block incoming damage. Finally, you can fire it like a gun, launching a powerful projectile that flies in a straight line dealing surprising damage.
The Enigma isn’t the only Glaive. As you progress, there will be strange Glaives specific to each Guardian Class and another universal Glaive called Lubrae’s Ruin. The former trio is earned by completing the Mars Evidence Board quests, the latter a reward from the Disciple’s Oath raid.