Defiance Legendary Weapons: Overview & Farming Tips

Defiance Legendary Weapons

Legendary weapons (those marked by the color orange) are pretty hard to come by in the Defiance game. They are the rarest and most powerful firearms in the game. And if you can get your hands on a couple decent ones, you’ll be perfectly setup to take out any foe in PvE and be able to do some serious damage in competitive PvP, too. But finding a legendary can be extremely difficult. Below we provide a few tips for farming these elusive beauties.

Defiance Legendary Weapons

Legendary Weapon Farming Tips

1. Salvage Everything

Any item you loot from enemies in PvE, get from completing an Arkfall, or receive for completing a story mission should be broken down to Ark Salvage (providing they are white, green, or blue). Doing so will fill your account with AS which gives you the ability to buy a ton of key codes which are required for purchasing lock boxes.

SCREW FARMING – Learn how to get legendary weapons, shields, grenades, and all using easy strategies, PLUS find out how to max out your EGO level, construct powerful EGO builds and more by checking out the Defiance Guru game guide – the most recommended strategy guide available for the Defiance MMO.

1 Key Code = 1,000 Ark Salvage

Bonus Tip: If you’re low on AS and high on Scrip, go to a vendor and buy lower level gear to break down to AS. Buying simple weapons and using the matrix to break them down into resources can greatly increase your AS to use for buying key codes if you have a lot of Scrip on your account. Scrip isn’t used for much of anything else, so why not?

2. Purchase Tier 4 Lock Boxes

The developer of Defiance, Trion Worlds, has stated that Tier 3 lock boxes only have a 1% chance of dropping a legendary item but from our experience it seems to be greater than that. But then again, we may have just gotten lucky a few times. The best way to farm legendary weapons seems to be via buying Tier 4 lock boxes. They have a much higher chance of dropping legendary loot so save up your key codes and spend them on T4′s.

T4 boxes cost a whopping 64 key codes unfortunately.

Extra Knowledge: Tier 2 lock boxes are by far the cheapest but are pretty much useless. In most cases the best grade items you’ll get will be blues (uncommons).

Need help raising your EGO rating, getting better gear, or anything else in the game? You may want to consider picking up a Defiance guide to help you out.

3. Farm Key Codes

As described above, if you want to get legendary weapons (or any orange gear for that matter) you’re going to need a ton of key codes to use on lock boxes. Aside from salvaging all the lesser-quality items you pick up along the way there are other ways to farm key codes, too.

One of the best methods is simply completing major Arkfalls. There are several types of these and upon completing them you will receive 3 to 5 key codes. Here is a list of the major events to look for to farm at:

  • Dark Matter Extraction
  • Hellbug Extermination
  • Hellbug Uprising
  • Revolting Hellbugs
  • Mother of All Hellbugs
  • Scrapper Uprising

Rewards for completing one of these events include 3-5 key codes, Scrip, XP, and, sometimes, weapons. If you’re not performing well in Arkfalls (topping the leader board charts in damage dealt & such) you may want to read over our Defiance leveling guide for some tips on how to increase your EGO rating, unlock more perks, upgrade your EGO powers, and more.

SCREW FARMING - Learn how to get legendary weapons, shields, grenades, and all using easy strategies, PLUS find out how to max out your EGO level, construct powerful EGO builds and more by checking out the Defiance Guru game guide - the most recommended strategy guide available for the Defiance MMO.

Bradley has been gaming his entire life on both console and PC titles. He created the Gamocial Gaming Network back in 2010 and continues to be a regular contributor of news, tips, cheats, and guides for the most popular games.