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Released: Season 1
Starfire Protocol Exotic Perk
Fusion Grenades have an additional charge and recharge from empowered weapon damage. Fusion Grenade kills grant Rift energy.
⭐️ How good is Starfire Protocol?
The combination of Well of Radiance and the Touch of Flame Aspect is highly effective. Fusion grenades are already incredibly powerful on their own, but when paired with Starfire Protocol and Touch of Flame, this build becomes one of the most formidable in the current game meta (as of Season 20).
Startire Protocol is an S Tier exotic for PvE.
🔬 Detailed specs
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- Grants an extra Fusion Grenade Charge.
- Grants 20% Grenade Energy on Empowered Weapon Hits with a 0.4 second cooldown.
Weapon Damage is ‘Empowered’ while in a Well of Radiance or an Empowering Rift.
- Grants 100% Class Ability Energy on Grenade Kills.
Latest Changes to Starfire Protocol
Starfire Protocol lore
13.4 billion years ago, the first stars kindled out of darkness, seeding the future of all life.
The Protocol is contained in the patterns on the robe that, if scanned at the molecular level, describe a Turing-compatible virtual computer and program that, when executed on said computer, calculates the entire Protocol, exactly as it was determined in the Precipice of Flame.
This is of little interest to most Guardians, who can subconsciously “load” the program simply by looking at the pattern. In execution, the Protocol enhances the use of Solar Light to catalyze fusion. It is up to us to remember the deeper truth—that the Precipice showed us the uses of fire, that the highest form of fire is the stellar flame, and that no life would exist, anywhere in the cosmos, without the apocalyptic detonations of supernovae. Those who fear fire have forgotten that it is their true ancestor.
How to get Starfire Protocol:
You can get the Exotic Starfire Protocol from any source in-game, including Exotic engrams, Lost Sectors (solo), Xûr, and Vex Incursion.