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How to Get the Ace of Spades in Destiny 2

It's one of the greats for a reason.
How to get the Ace of Spades in Destiny 2 - Ace of Spades in inventory.
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Want to know how to get Ace of Spades in Destiny 2? Yeah, I don’t blame you. This modest little Hand Cannon has been at the very top of Destiny 2’s PvP META for what feels like years now. While it doesn’t have the same kind of Crucible impact as it used to, it’s still an incredible weapon that every PvP player should have in their back pocket.

I’m going to fill you in on how to get Ace of Spades in Destiny 2. It’s a simple, albeit expensive process. However, there’s no real barrier to entry. The hardest part of getting Ace is getting an Ascendant Shard – but you can grab those off of your Season Pass, or from reaching max rank with any of the game’s Vanguard vendors.

Destiny 2 – How to Get the Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades in Monument to Lost Lights.
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Back in the day, figuring out how to get the Ace of Spades in Destiny 2 was a relatively simple task. It was a quest reward given to the player shortly after finishing the Forsaken campaign. The Forsaken expansion has since been sunset, though, meaning the only place to get the Ace of Spades is the Monument to Lost Light in the Tower, next to the Vaults.

To purchase the Ace of Spades from the Monument to Lost Light, you’ll need the following materials:

  • 1 Exotic Ciper
  • 125,000 Glimmer
  • 200 Legendary Shards
  • 1 Ascendant Shard

Once you have the required materials, you can purchase Ace of Spades from the Forsaken category in the Monument.

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What Does Ace of Spades Do in Destiny 2?

How to get the Ace of Spades in Destiny 2 - Memento Mori in action.
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For anyone that’s been living under a rock, Ace of Spades is a 140 RPM Hand Cannon that’s dominated the Crucible META for years now. It might be on top anymore, but it’s still an S-tier option for any Guardian not ready to take their beloved Hand Cannon off their PvP loadout.

Ace of Spades comes with Firefly, which is nice, but its main appeal lies in its Exotic perk – Memento Mori.

Memento Mori gives you six extra, high-damaging bullets when you reload quickly after a headshot. With its Catalyst slotted and Memento Mori active, Firefly deals more damage when it triggers.

These Memento Mori bullets deal 133% base damage to Guardians. If you combine it with Font of Might or High-Energy Fire, you’re capable of two-tapping enemies in the head.

Even without the two-tap potential, though, this makes Ace one of the hardest-hitting weapons in the Crucible – hence its overwhelming popularity.

Ace may not be king of the hill anymore, but it would be irresponsible to not have one in your Vault for a rainy day, especially if you’re a PvP main.

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