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Everything You Need to Know About the Fang of Xivu Arath

Season of the Hunt is underway in Destiny 2 and with it comes a brand new artifact for players to unlock and upgrade…The Fang of Xivu Arath. So what is it exactly?

Fang of Xivu Arath

Fang of Xivu Arath seasonal artifact with lore
“An occult kibisis holding a shed tooth of the Hive God of War”

The Fang was obtained by Osiris while patrolling Earth and compared it to a shark’s tooth (though he does mention that Zavala has probably never seen a shark in his life). Osiris also tells Zavala in a transmission “You will receive a case. Within it, you will find said fang; it is of Xivu Arath, Hive aspect of war. In my travels, I found similar artifacts ground and burnt upon a shrine buried deep beneath Luna’s crust. The shrine reeks of Hive magic, and it is obviously the site of a ritual. I fear that in reaction to our Dark visitors, the broken ranks, left leaderless after Hashladûn’s demise, called out to be recommitted into the fold. It is time to act, Zavala. She means to test our vulnerability.” So it looks like we may be going back to the Moon yet again, at least for some story on this season?

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Seasonal Artifact Mods

As always, the Artifact includes 5 columns of Seasonal mods to slot into various pieces of armor.

Fang of Xivu Arath seasonal artifact

Here’s a list of each and every mod that you can unlock and obtain from the Fang of Xivu Arath:

1st Column (Champion Mods)

  • Overload Rounds (Auto Rifle)
    • Landing sustained hits on combatants with any Auto Rifle you are wielding causes disruption, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output.
    • After any member of your fireteam disrupts a Champion, your Auto Rifles gain a temporary bonus to damage against Champions.
    • Strong against Overload Champions
  • Unstoppable Hand Cannon
    • Aiming down sights with any Hand Cannon you are wielding loads a powerful explosive payload that staggers unshielded combatants.
    • Strong against Unstoppable Champions
  • Anti-Barrier Pulse Rifle
    • Grants weapon shield-piercing to any Pulse Rifle you are wielding, bypassing combatant defenses
    • Pulse Rifles you are wielding gain a bonus to damage against Barrier Champions
    • Strong against Barrier Champions
  • Overload Rounds (Scout Rifle)
    • Landing consecutive hits on combatants with any Scout Rifle you are wielding causes disruption, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output.
    • After any member of your fireteam disrupts a Champion, your Scout Rifles gain a temporary bonus to damage against Champions.
    • Strong against Overload Champions
  • Anti-Barrier Submachine Gun
    • Grants weapon shield-piercing to any Pulse Rifle you are wielding, bypassing combatant defenses.
    • Submachine Guns you are wielding gain a bonus to damage against Barrier Champions.
    • Strong against Barrier Champions

All of these mods are available for 1 energy and can be equipped on any piece of Arms armor you may have (now including Exotics)!

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2nd Column

  • Hand Cannon Targeting
    • Improved target acquisition, accuracy, and aim-down-sights speed for Hand Cannons
    • (Arms armor mod)
  • Unflinching Pulse Rifle Aim
    • Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming Pulse Rifles
    • (Chest armor mod)
  • Scout Rifle Targeting
    • Improved target acquisition, accuracy, and aim-down-sights speed for Scout Rifles
    • (Helmet armor mod)
  • Shotgun Dexterity
    • Faster ready and stow speed for Shotguns
    • (Arms armor mod)
  • Grenade Launcher Loader
    • Increases the reload speed of Grenade Launchers
    • (Arms armor mod)

All of these mods are available to equip for 1 energy.

3rd Column

  • Unflinching Hand Cannon Aim
    • Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming Hand Cannons
    • (Chest armor mod)
  • Pulse Rifle Loader
    • Increases reload speed of Pulse Rifles
    • (Arms armor mod)
  • Unflinching Scout Rifle Aim
    • Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming Scout Rifles
    • (Chest armor mod)
  • Shotgun Ammo Finder
    • Increases your chance of finding ammo while you have a Shotgun equipped
    • (Helmet armor mod)
  • Grenade Launcher Scavenger
    • Grenade Launchers get bonus reserves when you pick up ammo
    • (Leg armor mod)

All of these mods are available to equip for 1 energy.

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4th Column (Class Item Mods)

  • Momentum Siphon
    • Recharge your melee ability whenever you or a member of your fireteam staggers a Champion
    • (Class item mod)
    • 1 energy cost
  • Surge Eater
    • Recharge your grenade ability whenever you or a member of your fireteam disrupts a Champion
    • (Class item mod)
    • 1 energy cost
  • Unstoppable Schwarzschild Condensor
    • Void melee abilities stagger unshielded combatants
    • Strong against Unstoppable Champions
    • (Class item mod)
    • 2 energy cost
  • Thermal Overload
    • Solar and Stasis grenades cause disruption, delaying ability regeneration and lowering combatant damage output
    • Strong against Overload Champions
    • (Class item mod)
    • 2 energy cost
  • Spoils of War
    • Defeating a Champion by using a finisher spawns Heavy ammo for you and your fireteam
    • (Class item mod)
    • 6 energy cost

5th Column

  • Unstoppable Shotgun
    • Shotguns you wield fire a powerful explosive payload that staggers unshielded combatants
    • Strong against Unstoppable Champions
    • (Arms armor mod)
    • 7 energy cost (this makes no sense to me whatsoever)
  • Pyretic Embrace
    • Casting a Solar Super restores you to full health and shields
    • (Class item mod)
    • 4 energy cost
  • Berserker
    • When your Super ends, you gain a temporary bonus to weapon damage. The duration and strength of this bonus increases based on the number of combatants you defeated with your Super
    • (Class item mod)
    • 6 energy cost
  • Abyssal Charge
    • Become Charged with Light by defeating combatants with Void melee abilities
    • (Combat Style armor mod)
    • 2 energy cost
  • Thermal Blooming
    • Rapidly defeating combatants with Solar or Stasis melee attacks creates an Orb of Power for your fireteam members
    • (Arms armor mod)
    • 2 energy cost

Well…that’s all you need to know about the Fang of Xivu Arath seasonal artifact for Season of the Hunt in Destiny 2! What do you think of these new mods? Personally, I’m looking forward to unlocking Berserker and shredding everything in my path.

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