I have to kill 500 guardians with void damage. I have already tried all available weapons; How do I tell if a weapon causes void damage?

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    The text ingame is wrong. You don't have to kill 500 guardians. You have to net 500 points by killing guardians with void damage. You get 5 points for a kill(with void damage), and lose 2 for a death. Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 16:58

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Void weapons can be distinguished by purple spiral mark next to attack value (which is also purple in color).
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You can see it when you hover over the weapon or compare (arc rocket launcher on the left, void on the right): enter image description here

Or in weapon details: enter image description here

It's pretty easy to find such weapons on sale from Tower vendors or get as a drop from engram. Weapons can have elemental damage starting from Rare (blue) quality and up, but typically only secondary and heavy weapons have these traits. Elemental primaries are harder to find and drop mostly from completing raid activities (on the image above you can see auto rifle that drops in Vault of Glass raid).

Other damage type except from plain normal kinetic are Solar enter image description here and Arc enter image description here. All said above is true for them as well. For more details on damage types you can check related wiki page.

  • Truth, almost as cool as Ice Breaker.
    – Virusboy
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 20:51
  • @Virusboy, Ice Breaker, almost as cool as Gjallarhorn =)
    – icebat
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 22:15
  • With Super Good Advice
    – Virusboy
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 22:16

Most weapons which do elemental damage have the type they do randomly generated when they're decrypted or the merchant's stock is refreshed so it's not really practical to just give you a list of weapons. However you can tell yourself quite easily. Void, solar, and arc damage each have a special logo which will show next to the weapon. You can also inspect the weapon's upgrades, the leftmost circle will say which type of damage it causes. When you're rank 3 with any faction they will sell you legendary weapons, the special and heavy weapons they offer will do some elemental damage.

You can also do void damage with your abilities if you use a Voidwalker Warlock or Defender Titan.

Also I believe that the bounty you're referring to is actually for getting 500 "points" by killing Guardians with void damage. If I remember correctly you earn 10 points for killing a Guardian using a void subclass, 5 for killing other Guardians, and -2 when you die.

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    Elements on merchant sold weapons don't change as far as I am aware. Weapons from decryption or rank upgrade packages can have random elements on though.
    – Chris
    Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 18:23

Matador64 Shotgun, Atheon's Epilouge and Truth Rocket launcher. You can get Truth from vault of glass or cruicible or just random such as Matador64, but most likely to get from cruicible. The only possible way to get Atheon's Epilogue at the moment that I know of would be vault of glass.


There is a whole range of void damage weapons, from the Truth to Atheon's Epilogue. There are also uncommon fusion rifles, shotguns and hand cannons. But with the latest update of destiny (2.0), all exotic weapon bounties have been auto-completed.

I hope this helped. Good luck Guardian.


The only weapons that you can use (that I know of) is word of Crota (form the raid) and the Valt of Glass Raid auto rifle.

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