Exotic Review: Nezarec’s Sin

“He is that which is an end. And he shall ruse again.” – passage from Of Hated Nezarec, a pre-Golden age text.

Voidwalkers have gotten a fair few pretty great Exotics over the lifetime of Destiny but Nezarec’s Sin takes the cake as being one of the best in my opinion. After hunting this helmet literally since day one of Destiny 2, it is finally in my possession and I am loving all the Void benefits.

The Exotic perk for Nezarec’s Sin is known as Abyssal Extractors which boost the ability energy recharge rate for all of your abilities. Grenades, Melee abilities and Rifts are all bolstered by Abyssal Extractors. This Exotic helmet essentially promotes and rewards your Warlock for using Void abilities by granting you energy towards your next one. The recharge depends on what ability is used and how many enemies are taken out – the more Void kills the higher recharge. For example, a single use of your charged Melee ability will grant you half your charge of your Grenade which is going to be a huge gamechanger for many Guardians (this one included). That isn’t all, however, as Nezarec’s Sin also grants ability recharge energy for Void weapon kills. The charge bonus isn’t as drastic initially but that is because of the potential for a lot more kills with the Void weapon. Consistent kills with a Void weapon will see a massive increase of Void ability energy allowing for more devastating damage output.

Performance

Nezarec’s Sin is perfect in PVE, with a literal haven of potential targets for your Void abilities. Clumping groups of weaker enemies will be heaven for any Voidwalker, allowing you to clear entire areas and still walk out with full ability energy. To cap it all off, the potential of Energy and Power weapons to recharge your abilities provides a perfect synergy that just cannot be beaten. You become a Guardian in the fullest sense of the word: an unstoppable death-dealing, death-defying spectre. Nezarec’s Sin is even optimal for the higher level activities such as Raids and Nightfalls, but you will have to be smart with your abilities to make the most out of this helmet. But no one can deny the usefulness of faster recharges on kills.

In Crucible, where abilities are super powerful, Nezarec’s Sin really shines and allows for a more devastating Voidwalker. If you play it smart with your abilities and your weapons, you end up having a distinct advantage that your opponents will not, which can lead to a lot more kills. But again you have to play it smart in the Crucible to get the full benefit out of it.

Acquisition?

Nezarec’s Sin can be acquired through an Exotic Engram decryption or from Xur if he happens to carry it in his inventory.

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