The Destiny Invective Exotic Shotgun Review

You can get the Invective exotic shotgun after you get the “Vanguard Mentor Missive” as a random reward. Once you have that you can exchange it to Xander 99-40 for the exotic bounty that is called “A Dubious Task”. After finishing that bounty you’ll be rewarded with the Invective shotgun. This is a great one for taking down heaps of enemies in closer combat within Destiny, and its ability to regenerate ammo is just awesome. This gun does Solar damage.

The fact that this shotgun can go into full auto mode combined with the ammo regeneration makes it pretty sought after. The recoil in full auto can be pretty bad, though. Typically full auto mode isn’t something you’d want to use unless you have no other option…usually you’ll want to use it in smaller bursts. A few shots and you’re good.

The ability to regenerate ammo isn’t as good as you’d think, but its still cool. You get around four rounds or so every thirty seconds in the game. This doesn’t eliminate the need to grab as much ammo as you can when doing any PvP, though. However, this is pretty helpful in longer stretches of PvE.

Invective Downsides

Sadly, there are quite a few downsides to this gun. So much so that some people prefer to look through the exotic weapon list and try to find something else to chase instead. All of your range, reload speeds, and recoil action are well in the average ranges. You’ll usually need a good 3 shots to take someone down at a short to medium range due to the poor range and accuracy of the shotgun. In the event that you use up your whole clip, well…you could get caught off guard due to the incredibly slow reload times. When empty that time is about three seconds or so, and the reload animation will need to be completely finished before you can shoot again.

Upgrades for the Invective Shotgun

Invective

  • Accurized Ballistics: More range and impact. Increased recoil. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 0)
    • Field Choke: More range and impact. Increased recoil. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 12,500)
    • Linear Compensator: More predictable recoil. Slight boosts to range and impact. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 37,500)
  • Final Round: The last round in a magazine deals bonus damage. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 0)
  • Upgrade Damage: Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 12,500)
  • Quickdraw: This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 62,500)
    • Fitted Stock: Increases weapon stability. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 87,500)
    • Send It: Increases Range and Accuracy. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 112,500)
  • Invective: This weapon regenerates ammo over time. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 87,500)
  • Upgrade Damage: Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 112,500)
  • Upgrade Damage: Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 162,500)
    • Upgrade Damage: Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 187,500)
    • Upgrade Damage: Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage. (XP to Begin Unlocking: 212,500)

Summary

Honestly, there are some really awesome abilities with this gun, or so it seems. Having the ability to regenerate ammo and go into full auto mode with a shotgun? Who doesn’t want that? Still, though, Invective doesn’t quite live up to the exotic classification in my opinion, and there are some legendary shotguns that overshadow it. If you’re good with a shotgun this will still work out well for you, but there are better options out there for you to choose from inside of Destiny. Personally, I’d chase down something else.


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