The Destiny 2 Ikelos Shotgun was one of the most powerful PvE shotguns in the game when it was first introduced in the Warmind expansion during year 1 of Destiny 2. Since then, it was introduced again as a newer version known as Ikelos SG v1.0.2 during the Season of Arrivals and then yet again as Ikelos SG v1.0.3 in the Season of Seraph.
While the older versions had fewer perks in their pool, the v1.0.3 has some that are brand new to the gun like Incandescent and Subsistence. This newest version is by far the most powerful. So, in this guide below, we will explain everything you need to know to get your hands on the Ikelos SG v1.0.3 in Destiny 2.
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How To Obtain Destiny 2 Ikelos Shotgun In 2023
In the current version of the game (which is during the Season of Witch), there are two possible ways you can get the Ikelos Shotgun v1.0.3 in Destiny 2. Both are chance-based as there are no guaranteed methods as of right now:
- Buying it from Xur or Banshee
- Running the Prophecy Dungeon
Buying It From Xur Or Banshee
Xur is an NPC that sells old seasonal weapons. However, there is RNG involved as the items rotate on a weekly basis. So, you will have to check with him every week if the Ikelos Shotgun is in the rotation.
Even Xur himself keeps changing his location, so you can use the Xur locator here to know where he is currently and even what items he is selling without having to launch the game.
Banshee, the Gunsmith in the hub, also has a chance to have this weapon in his rotation. So, keep checking his pool of weapons as well. Thankfully Banshee never changes his location.
Running The Prophecy Dungeon
The Destiny 2 Ikelos Shotgun can be obtained from the reward chest after defeating the final boss of the Prophecy Dungeon: Kell Echo. This can be accessed from the Legends node in the Destinations map in Director. The drop rate is fairly good but you likely won’t get it in your first attempt. However, if you keep at it, you should get it eventually.
This dungeon is part of the Season of Arrivals which is free-to-play, meaning you won’t require any expansion or DLC to enter this dungeon.
Destiny 2 Ikelos Shotgun v1.0.3 Perk List
Here is the list of all possible perks and their descriptions. You can decide whether the perks you get are good or bad for your character:
Perk 1 Slot
|Feeding Frenzy||Each rapid kill with this weapon progressively increases reload speed for a short time.|
|Turnabout||Using this weapon to break the shield of a combatant or a Guardian using their Super will grant you an overshield.|
|Offhand Strike||Final blows grant additional weapon range, stability, and accuracy when firing from the hip for a short duration.|
|Threat Detector||Increased reload, stability, and handling when enemies are in close proximity.|
|Grave Robber||Melee final blows will reload this weapon’s magazine from reserves.|
|Subsistence||Defeating targets partially reload the magazine from reserves.|
Perk 2 Slot
|Vorpal Weapon||Increased damage against bosses, vehicles, and Guardians with their Super active.|
|Incandescent||Defeating a target spreads scorch to those nearby. More powerful combatants and opposing Guardians cause scorch in a larger radius.|
|Surrounded||This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.|
|Swashbuckler||This weapon gains increased damage from melee kills and kills with this weapon.|
|Cascade Point||Final blows or sustained precision hits with another weapon increase this weapon’s rate of fire for a short duration.|
|One-Two Punch||Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.|
That is all you need to know on how to get the Destiny 2 Ikelos Shotgun. You might also be interested in knowing how to complete Chamber of Starlight in Destiny 2.