Scout Rifles make some of the best precision weapons in the game, and Dead Man’s Tale is one of the most iconic of them all.
Sharpshooters prefer Dead Man’s Tale over most Scout Rifles due to the amount of damage it does along with its stacking damage and fast reload speed.
To get Dead Man’s Tale, you may need to go a little bit out of your way to collect and perform a few tasks that give it as a reward as it is not obtainable in other ways.
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Cranial Spike Intrinsic Trait
The Dead Man’s Tale has the Cranial Spike trait, which causes chained precision hits to deal bonus damage and increase reload speed.
This makes it easier for players to deal a large amount of damage in a small amount of time, maximizing DPS, especially for those who can deal with successive Precision Damage.
Precision Damage happens when you deal damage to a specific part of an enemy (weak spot) which causes them to take more damage from your attack.
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Get Intercepted Distress Signal
To get started with obtaining Dead Man’s Tale, you will first need to get the Presage quest, which is obtained by finding the Intercepted Distress Signal.
You can find the Intercepted Distress Signal by doing the strike called “The Arms Dealer” and instead of following the main objectives, you head right after your first encounter with enemies.
Keep to the right and follow the landing platforms and you will encounter several turrets, which you should fight your way through until you find a big Cabal enemy.
Take out the Cabal enemy and you will be able to open up a chest that contains the Intercepted Distress Signal, which next requires you to go to Zavala in The City.
The Voice on the Other Side Quest will be active, leading you to the Presage Exotic Quest, which is located on the Tangled Shore.
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The Voice On The Other Side Quest (Exotic Quest Presage)
After speaking with Zavala, you will need to head over to the Tangled Shore and enter the Exotic Mission: Presage.
This puts you on a ship where the traces of the distress signal came from and you will need to make your way through the Presage by doing what is slightly a mixture of puzzles and a maze.
At the end of the quest, you will be able to obtain a rifle from a deceased Guardian, which happens to be the Dead Man’s Tale.
Once the mission has ended, you need to head back to Zavala at The City and speak with him, which ends with you collecting the Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Scout Rifle as a reward.