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Borealis

Exotic Sniper Rifle

Light is a spectrum. Why limit yourself to a single hue?

750 Power
#147 PvP Rank

Primary Stats

Impact
90
Range
59
Stability
66
Reload Speed
50-68
Handling
78
Magazine
5
Rounds Per Minute
72

Hidden Stats

Zoom
45
Inventory Size
55
Aim Assistance
65
Recoil Direction
55

PvP Weapon Insights

Talent Grid

The Fundamentals
The Fundamentals Holding changes this weapon's damage type, cycling between Solar, Arc, and Void.
Corkscrew Rifling
Corkscrew Rifling Balanced barrel. • Slightly increases range and stability • Slightly increases handling speed
Extended Mag
Extended Mag This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower. • Greatly increases magazine size • Greatly decreases reload speed
Ionic Return
Ionic Return Breaking an enemy shield transfers one bullet from reserves. Breaking a combatant shield—or the shield of a Guardian using a Super—with that shield's energy type grants bonus damage for the rest of the magazine.
Hand-Laid Stock
Hand-Laid Stock This weapon is optimized for recoil control. • Increases stability

Weapon Perks

The Fundamentals Holding changes this weapon's damage type, cycling between Solar, Arc, and Void.
Corkscrew Rifling Balanced barrel. • Slightly increases range and stability • Slightly increases handling speed
Extended Mag This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower. • Greatly increases magazine size • Greatly decreases reload speed
Ionic Return Breaking an enemy shield transfers one bullet from reserves. Breaking a combatant shield—or the shield of a Guardian using a Super—with that shield's energy type grants bonus damage for the rest of the magazine.
Hand-Laid Stock This weapon is optimized for recoil control. • Increases stability

Weapon Mods

Default Ornament Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Synesthesia Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Borealis.
Ultraviolet Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Borealis. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked for all characters on your account.
Borealis Catalyst Upgrades this weapon to a Masterwork. It will generate Orbs on multikills and gain a tracker that displays the number of enemies defeated by using it. You can upgrade it to improve its stats and perks.
Upgrade Masterwork Defeat enemies using Borealis to unlock this upgrade.

Lore: Borealis

Light is a spectrum. Why limit yourself to a single hue?

“Project Borealis's onboard systems contain a pocket energy matrix capable of changing its alignment in a near instant to mimic the spectral frequencies of mapped energy types. The science is groundbreaking, but volatile. We're lucky to have this first, stable model available for active combat use. More will surely come, but for now, the Borealis is the only one of its kind that I trust for real world application.” “Sounds dangerous.” “If the internal matrix misaligns for any reason during its shift between outputs—damage, wear, a flaw in its production—the resulting feedback could [REDACTED].” “That bad, huh?” “If your definition of ‘bad' includes the [REDACTED] then yes, ‘bad' begins to describe it.”