Destiny 2 Forsaken Baron: The Rifleman Boss
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Destiny Forsaken has 8 Baron Bosses. The Rifleman’s real name is Pirrha and his main abilities include teleportation, invisibility (save for dark trail) extreme marksmanship, and finally his signature ability is cloning himself many times creating decoys. It is pretty evident that apart from having some hard-hitting snipe attacks Destiny’s Baron Pirrha is really quite the pushover.
He will go down quite quickly from sustained fire and especially critical hits through precision shots.
I’m using the “No Turning Back” Legendary bow and it makes short work of The Rifleman. I also brought a random sniper and a “Future Imperfect” sword.
While you might expect that due to The Rifleman’s main ability to clone you would only be fighting his copies of himself in this fight, you would be wrong. Even when there are 10 of Pirrha he still will call adds periodically throughout the fight. The most important thing to watch out for is when he spawns several legions of Screeb.
These 4 legged bug/spider creatures will crawl towards your location no matter how far away and they are pretty fast. Once they reach you they will simply explode and even at high light levels just a couple can send your ghost looking for a way to revive you. In any boss encounter (The Rifleman being no different) this means you’ll have to start the boss fight over from the beginning.
Squads of Wraiths will also keep you on your toes as they close the distance with you and attempt to burn you alive with their burning torches.
Add phases repeat a couple times until the boss is dead. At any time you will likely have 6-10 copies of Pirrha strewn throughout the room constantly sending a barrage of snipe attacks at your location. Always keep moving and don’t forget to use cover!
Destiny 2 Forsaken Baron: Pirrha, The Rifleman
Lore: “Pirrha, the Rifleman is a Scorn Baron specialising in long-range combat. Responsible for the deaths of Awoken Paladins Tellos Cir, Loris Pol, and Hollis Eso at Pallas Falls, Pirrha is also known to have destroyed multiple Ghosts. After being imprisoned deep within the Prison of Elders alongside his fellow Barons, he was freed by Uldren Sov and was later present at the murder of Cayde-6, where he shot the Hunter Vanguard’s Ghost Sundance. The Rifleman lurks in the Hellrise Canyon, where he lures unwary travelers into an impenetrable security network before eliminating them from afar. He is a Raider class Scorn leader.”
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