Destiny 2: Ace of Spades Guide and Review

Ace of Spades is one of the best hand cannons in the Destiny 2: Forsaken. This guide will tell how to get the cannon and will explain why it’s so good in both PvP and PvE.

Destiny 2: Ace of Spades Guide

Just look at the starts: this gun is insane. It has a very big Range and Impact. The Stability, Handling and Reloading speed are average but this weapon has very good and useful perks which synergize perfectly.

How to get Ace of Spades?

A very good thing about this gun is that it’s not very difficult to get it. You don’t have to wait for the RNG’s  proc. You don’t have to rely on randomness. You just need to go and finish the quest. This makes the gun available to all the players, regardless of their luck. Just put some efforts and you will get it.

The quest you need to complete is called Cayde’s Will Exotic Quest. All players get it early on in the Forsaken campaign. This quest isn’t very easy to complete. It requires time. All you need is to follow the objectives.


  • Smooth Grip: Increase stability and Handling speed slightly
  • Firefly: When you do a precision kill your reloading speed increases. The dead enemy explodes dealing Solar damage to the nearby foes.
  • High-Caliber Rounds: Slightly increases range. Shots from this gun knock back enemy farther.
  • Corkscrew Rifling: Slightly increases handling speed, range and stability.
  • Memento Mori: Reloading after kill adds 6 extra-damage bullets to the magazine. Grants radar while aiming down sights.

Memento Mori is a very good perk because it activates after any type of kill. This doesn’t have to be a Precision kill. You just destroy the target, reload and that's all, 6 bonus damage bullets are ready. It's very simple and easy to use.

These bullets hit very hard. When you hit a yellow-bar enemy you may get a 45 — 50% damage boost. Just imagine: you have 6 bullets with 50% extra damage after every kill. That’s insane.

When you have these bullets in your magazine your gun has a special foggy animation. You will always know when your weapon is empowered.

The best thing about this perk is that these 6 bullets will not disappear over time. They will be there waiting for the next enemy. You may run and look for the next victim. That’s great, especially for PvP. 

There is one important thing you need to know: if you have 2 empowered bullets left in your magazine and you reload you will not get them back. They will disappear.

Memento Mori becomes even more useful if you do Precision kills. Firefly perk increases reloading speed allowing you to get 6 empowered bullets faster and also transforms dead enemy into a bomb. Amazing synergy.

Note that the extra reloading speed from Firefly perk doesn’t disappear after you reload. You may use this bonus TWICE if you are fast enough.

Gearing Up

In order to use all the potential of the Ace of Spades you need to equip armor that gives bonus to the Hand Cannon Reloading speed or Dexterity. Extra reloading speed will help to activate Memento Mori faster. You kill enemy, then reload and you are ready with Memento Mori bonus damage.

This weapon is amazing not only because of its power. You can use it pretty much everywhere. It's great for both PvE and PvP. It has amazing synergies. In my opinion this thing is one of the most powerful weapons in the Destiny 2: Forsaken.

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  1. enix 17 september 2018, 09:34 # 0
    This gun is really good. I was able to get it and now this is my favorite weapon in Destiny 2. It deals a lot of damage and combination of Memento Mori and Firefly perks are amazing.

    By the way, it looks like extra bullets of Memento Mori perk don't disappear even if you switch weapon.

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