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"The dead come for these, but the dead should not have them." —Crumpled note pinned in the clasp
― In-game description

The Impossible Machines is an exotic Warlock gauntlets.[1] They can be purchased from Xûr or obtained through random loot drops or engrams. They can be dismantled to generate GlimmerArmor Materials, and an Exotic Shard. They can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.

SourcesEdit

The Impossible Machines can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Wrath of the Machine source icon Wrath of the Machine
This item is granted by playing the Rise of Iron raid, "Wrath of the Machine."
Raid Reprise source icon Raid Reprise
This item drops in a raid.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.
Xur, Agent of the Nine source icon Xûr, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
Unknown source icon Unknown
This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.
Nightfall source icon Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.
King's Fall source icon King's Fall
This item can drop in the King's Fall Raid.
Trials of Osiris source icon Trials of Osiris
This item can drop as a Trials of Osiris reward.

This item was also previously obtainable from one of the following sources:

Xur, Agent of the Nine source icon Xur, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.

UpgradesEdit

The Impossible Machines can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Lightning Rod perk icon Lightning Rod
Unlocks the Stormcaller subclass node Landfall for free. On casting Stormtrance, fire a bolt of lightning into the ground, creating a devastating shockwave under you.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful piece of Armor to boost the Defense value of this Armor.
Twist Fate perk icon Twist Fate
Changes the stats and upgrades available on this Armor.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Increase Discipline perk icon Increase Discipline
Increase the Discipline bonus provided by this piece of gear.
Increase Intellect perk icon Increase Intellect
Increase the Intellect bonus provided by this piece of gear.
Increase Discipline perk icon Increase Discipline
Increase the Discipline bonus provided by this piece of gear.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Increase Strength perk icon Increase Strength
Increase the Strength bonus provided by this piece of gear.
Increase Strength perk icon Increase Strength
Increase the Strength bonus provided by this piece of gear.
Increase Strength perk icon Increase Strength
Increase the Strength bonus provided by this piece of gear.

Column 2Edit

Snap Discharge perk icon Snap Discharge
Increases melee attack speed.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Momentum Transfer perk icon Momentum Transfer
Gain bonus melee energy on grenade hits.
Impact Induction perk icon Impact Induction
Bonus grenade energy on melee hits.

Column 3Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Auto Rifle Loader perk icon Auto Rifle Loader
Increases the reload speed of Auto Rifles.
Pulse Rifle Loader perk icon Pulse Rifle Loader
Increases the reload speed of Pulse Rifles.
Scout Rifle Loader perk icon Scout Rifle Loader
Increases the reload speed of Scout Rifles.
Hand Cannon Loader perk icon Hand Cannon Loader
Increases the reload speed of Hand Cannons.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of six randomly selected perks.
Fusion Rifle Loader perk icon Fusion Rifle Loader
Increases the reload speed of Fusion Rifles.
Sidearm Loader perk icon Sidearm Loader
Reload Sidearms more quickly.
Shotgun Loader perk icon Shotgun Loader
Increases the reload speed of Shotguns.
Sniper Rifle Loader perk icon Sniper Rifle Loader
Increases the reload speed of Sniper Rifles.
Machine Gun Loader perk icon Machine Gun Loader
Increases the reload speed of Machine Guns.
Rocket Launcher Loader perk icon Rocket Launcher Loader
Increases the reload speed of Rocket Launchers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bungie.net "The Impossible Machines (Exotic) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.