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Let no challenge lie. Let no question hang. Let no music fade.
― In-game description

An Answering Chord is a legendary auto rifle.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.

SourcesEdit

An Answering Chord can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.
Vanguard Quartermaster source icon Vanguard Quartermaster
Vanguard Quartermaster Roni 55-30 sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
Nightfall source icon Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.

UpgradesEdit

An Answering Chord can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Kinetic Damage perk icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
SLO-12 perk icon SLO-12
SUROS projection sight.

Improves weapon handling.

SPO-26 perk icon SLO-19
SUROS irons with projection sight.

Improves weapon handling.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
SPO-26 perk icon SPO-26
SUROS lightweight red dot sights.

Improves weapon handling.

SPO-26 perk icon SPO-28
SUROS holo sights.

Improved target acquisition.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
SRO-37 perk icon SRO-37
SUROS ranged combat scope.

Improves range.

SPO-26 perk icon SRO-41
SUROS threat evaluation. Highlights enemy Guardians who have charged Supers, and powerful Minions of Darkness.
SPO-26 perk icon SPO-57
SUROS threat evaluation.

Highlights enemy targets.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
High Caliber Rounds perk icon High Caliber Rounds
Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.

Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

Perfect Balance perk icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Fitted Stock perk icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Hammer Forged perk icon Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Injection Mold perk icon Feather Mag
Faster Reload

Reduced Magazine Size

Oiled Frame perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Appended Magazine perk icon Appended Magazine
Increased Magazine Size

Slower Reload

Casket Mag perk icon Casket Mag
Increased Magazine Size

Reduced Stability

Column 3Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Snapshot perk icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Speed Reload perk icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Single Point Sling perk icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Smallbore perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Rifled Barrel perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Reinforced Barrel perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Hand-laid Stock perk icon Hand-laid Stock
Increased Stability

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

Column 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of sixteen randomly selected perks.
Counterbalance perk icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Outlaw perk icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Persistence perk icon Persistence
This weapon grows more accurate the longer it is fired.
Glass Half Full perk icon Glass Half Full
The bottom half of each magazine causes additional damage.
Focused Fire perk icon Focused Fire
When zoomed, this weapon fires slower, but causes additional damage.
Hip Fire perk icon Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.
Icarus perk icon Icarus
Improved accuracy while airborne.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Partial Refund perk icon Partial Refund
Chance to return a portion of the magazine after an assist.
Hidden Hand perk icon Hidden Hand
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Take a Knee perk icon Take a Knee
Crouching grants improved accuracy and stability, as well as reduced aim time and flinch-under-fire.
Unflinching perk icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.
Rodeo perk icon Rodeo
Reduces the severity of this weapon's recoil.
Private Eye perk icon Private Eye
Optical zoom length is increased while crouched.
Feeding Frenzy perk icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bungie.net "An Answering Chord (Legendary) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.