Exotic Review: ACD/0 Feedback Fence

The Active Contact Defense system uses warsat hull materials to store a retaliatory charge. 

Is there anything more Titan than having something punch you which boosts your damage when you punch them back? I don’t think so. These gauntlets basically turns any Titan into Wei Ning whose immortal words still stand, “To conserve ammo, we disrupted the enemy command structure with several sharp blows to the skull”.

The ACD/0 Feedback Fence has had a few alterations since Destiny 1 and to be perfectly honest, the changes have made this Exotic a fair bit better. The Exotic perk for the Feedback Fence is Fury Conductors which build up explosive energy within these gauntlets with successive melee kills. This energy is released when your Titan takes a melee blow. Essentially, the more melee kills you acquire, the more damage will be done when you eventually get hit. The Feedback Fence works by applying a stack of Fury Conductors for every kill, which shows up on your HUD, a large number of kills increases the damage done when something just to outpunch a Titan.

Performance

The ACD/0 Feedback Fence is literally perfect for any scenario where you are surrounded by enemies, and by that I mean you generally have to be up close and personal. It is a wasted opportunity to have this Exotic equipped and not be charging in like the crazy bullheaded class that you are. I mean you could use it as a backup defensive system but that is just wasted potential. Get right in there and start punching things.

In a PVE setting, the Feedback Fence would definitely see more use, as you will be able to get in close and finish off the lower level enemies before they have a chance to really damage you, thus building up some impressive Fury Conductor stacks which will be a major surprise to the next foe that tries to take you down.

In the Crucible, however, the ACD/0 Feedback Fence may not get much use to justify having this Exotic equipped. With the way team shooting is in the Crucible currently, it is a high chance that you will get mowed down as soon as you appear. Not to mention that the stacks of Fury Conductors would never really get that high due to the almost instinctual reaction to punch back whoever punches you in the Crucible.

That is not to say the Feedback Fence is not a worthy Exotic, as the additional damage done to attackers can only help your chances and the initial surprise from the explosive retaliation can throw some Guardians off. It just really depends on your playstyle for this one, if you are a Titan that likes getting up close and personal, then this is definitely an Exotic you may want to have in your arsenal.

Acquisition?

The ACD/0 Feedback Fence can be gained through an Exotic Engram decryption or from Xur if he happens to have it in his inventory. Players will also be able to acquire this Exotic as a reward for completing the Riptide mission on Titan, as a Titan.

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