How To Get Mindbender’s Ambition in Destiny 2

The Mindbender’s Ambition is a popular Legendary Shotgun that became sought out in the release of Season of Defiance.

Known well for having a high amount of impact and being great for dealing damage up close, this is a choice for many players.

Players tend to get their hands on as many of these as possible in hopes to get a God roll for the weapon to dominate in both PVE and PVP fights.

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How To Get Mindbender’s Ambition?

The Mindbender’s Ambition is a potential drop from the Exodus Crash Nightfall, which means you can only get the weapon from that Strike on Nightfall difficulty.

Mindbender’s Ambition Perks

Since the Mindbender’s Ambition can be shaped and reshaped, you can later change its perks to those of your choosing.

1) Smallbore (Barrel)

Mindbender’s Ambition has a dual strength barrel.

  • Increases range
  • Increases stability

This can be switched to Barrel Shroud, which changes the Mindbender’s Ambition to have a balanced shotgun barrel that provides increased stability and handling speed.

2) Assault Mag (Magazine)

The magazine of the Mindbender’s Ambition has been optimized for quick combat.

  • Greatly increases stability
  • Increases rate of fire

3) Surplus (Trait)

Increases the handling, reload speed, and stability of the Mindbender’s Ambition for each fully charged ability.

4) Vorpal Weapon (Trait)

Mindbender’s Ambition deals increased damage against bosses, vehicles, and Guardians with their Super active.

5) Stunning Recovery (Origin Trait)

Stunning a Champion partially refills your magazine, triggers health regeneration, and improves recovery for a short duration.

This can be switched to Vanguard’s Vindication, which causes final blows with Mindbender’s Ambition to grant a small amount of health.


Mindbender’s Ambition is a great weapon to use when it comes to fighting enemies up close as it can deal a lot of damage to quickly take out most of the enemies you come across.

This weapon can be used effectively both in PVE and PVP situations, which benefits a lot when you kill enemies, being capable of sustaining your health in a fight.

While obtaining Mindbender’s Ambition will be quite the grind, it is easy to get if you focus on doing the right Nightfall repeatedly to get good rolls on the weapon.

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