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Conquer new worlds with the decisive thunderclap of the Xerxes' heavy rounds.

The Xerxes-C is an uncommon machine gun in Destiny.[1]

This model has a lower fire rate and magazine, but offers impressive damage per hit, often more powerful than comparable Scout Rifles. Its low rate of fire makes the recoil very manageable, leading to more rounds hitting their mark.


Xerxes-C can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Unknown source icon Unknown
This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.
Crucible source icon Crucible
This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.


Xerxes-C can be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Kinetic Damage icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.
Void Damage icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Smooth Ballistics icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Soft Ballistics icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Field Choke icon Field Choke
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

CQB Ballistics icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Aggressive Ballistics icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Accurized Ballistics icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Linear Compensator icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and Impact. More recoil.

Smart Drift Control icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of fifteen randomly selected perks.
Persistence icon Persistence
This weapon grows more accurate the longer it is fired.
Crowd Control icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Focused Fire icon Focused Fire
When zoomed, this weapon fires slower, but causes additional damage.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Feeding Frenzy icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
Rangefinder icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Performance Bonus icon Performance Bonus
Kills with this weapon have the chance to grant bonus reserve ammo.
Surplus icon Surplus
Expect to find more ammo for this weapon.
Unflinching icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.
Counterbalance icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Outlaw icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Secret Round icon Who's Next?
A kill with the final round in the magazine increases reload speed.
Rodeo icon Rodeo
Reduces the severity of this weapon’s recoil.
Take a Knee icon Take a Knee
Gain bonus accuracy while crouched.
Spray and Play icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.

Column 3Edit

Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.



  1. Nelva, Giuseppe. (June 2014) "Destiny’s Screenshots of All Faction/Class Weapons and Armor Show That Bungie Hasn’t Lost its Touch". DualShockers. Retrieved 7 Jul. 2014.