That’s the graviton lance.
Riskrunner is a possible reward from the same quest… you can choose either the lance, sunshot, or Riskrunner.
All are good, and if you make 3 characters you’ll then have access to all of them.
But if you don’t have it? Riskrunner is INSANE.
I didn’t fully grasp this until I picked it up on my warlock, already having both other weapons, so riskrunner was the only option for that quest reward. The thing is, it’s a normal, pretty good SMG. But it has a perk that triggers when you take arc damage.
Initially, I sold that short… but I’ve since realized that you take arc damage a LOT. Especially if you are going up against Fallen, where you take arc damage constantly.
When you get hit with an arc weapon, it triggers its power, which makes it so that every shot you land creates crazy damage chain lightning to nearby enemies, while simultaneously reloading your gun (creating ammo, not pulling from reserves).
So as soon as anything shoots you with arc, you become an insane murder machine, where you can just hold down the trigger for 5 seconds straight, dumping out infinity bullets, each of which is effectively an AOE death chain. Against trash mobs, it’ll kill everything in sight before the thing runs out… against big guys, you can just dump insane damage on them.
As an example… that one fallen public event where they drop the tanks? You just move near one, which causes it to do its little arc discharge move that zaps you slightly… and then you just aim at a leg and hold the trigger down, melting it. It fires 750 rpm, so in the 5 seconds of arc conductor, you’re firing 37 shots for free, then you can fire the remaining 40 shots, without reloading. And that assumes you take no more arc damage… but you WILL take arc damage, which means you end up being able to just hold down the trigger for ages. And if anything else gets close, the damage arcs onto them and kills them.
Seriously, one of the best PvE guns in the game, hands down.
That seems really weird to me… I’m sitting on like… 300 shards? Don’t you get shards constantly? I’m always finding crap that I break down into shards, just to keep my inventory from being full.