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The helmets worn by the first Chinese lunar colonists of the Golden Age.
― In-game description

The Taikonaut is an exotic helmet which can be equipped by Titans.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Armor Materials and an Exotic Shard. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.

SourcesEdit

The Taikonaut 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.
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 Taikonaut can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Air Traffic Control perk icon Air Traffic Control
All Rocket Launchers gain tracking, radar remains visible while zooming with Heavy Weapons and Heavy ammo drops more often.
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 Intellect perk icon Increase Intellect
Increase the Intellect 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 Discipline perk icon Increase Discipline
Increase the Discipline bonus provided by this piece of gear.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Inverse Shadow perk icon Inverse Shadow
Increased Super energy gained from killing minions of the Darkness.
Ashes to Assets perk icon Ashes to Assets
Gain bonus Super energy on Grenade kills.
Hands-On perk icon Hands-On
Gain bonus Super energy from melee kills on minions of the Darkness.
Heavy Lifting perk icon Heavy Lifting
Gain bonus Super energy from Heavy Weapon kills on minions of the Darkness.

Column 3Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Innervation perk icon Innervation
Bonus grenade energy on Orb pickup.
Invigoration perk icon Invigoration
Gain bonus melee energy on Orb pickups.
Better Already perk icon Better Already
Shields start recovery immediately after Orb pickup.
Infusion perk icon Infusion
Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Light.

Removed PerksEdit

The Taikonaut previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Reforge Ready icon Reforge Armor
Changes the stats and upgrades available on this Armor.

ReferencesEdit

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