Unfortunately, there’s currently no known way to trigger Destiny: Rise of Iron’s Exotic quest for Thorn; you just have to hope you receive the Jagged Purpose Exotic bounty when handing in Shiro-4’s Iron Lord bounties.
To get Thorn you can buy this from the Tower from the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower, which you can find next to the Vault and it’s called Monument to Lost Lights. At the time of making the guide you do require the Forsaken Expasion to be able to buy this, and all the exotics from Forsaken.
Yes, you do need the Annual Pass and Forsaken to get Thorn as all content in the Annual Pass is linked to Forsaken.
Thorn (Year 1) is a level 20 Exotic Hand Cannon. Thorn can be obtained by completing the Exotic Weapon Bounty A Light in the Dark. Unique Exotic Perk: Mark of the Devourer – Rounds pierce targets and cause lingering damage over time.
The Last Word is a level 20 Exotic Hand Cannon. The Last Word can be purchased from Xur for 23 Strange Coins. It can also be obtained through high level PvE and PvP activities such as Heroic and Nightfall Strikes, Legendary Engrams and Crucible.
With the removal of exotic bounties, there are no ways to specifically target Thorn. However, you can run year 1 content (raids like Vault of Glass or Crota’s End, or the Prison of Elders) all of which have a chance to reward Year 1 exotics. Finally, Xur sometimes sells legacy exotic engrams for 36 strange coins.
Decades later, Shin dedicated himself to ending all vestiges of Dredgen Yor’s influence by hunting the Shadows of Yor. Malphur would later come into contact with The Guardian, giving them access to The Last Word to aid in their quest to destroy the Hive who created the Weapons of Sorrow.
You can purchase The Last Word now
Unfortunately, the Destiny Content Vault came along and removed that content entirely from the game, which means you can no longer do that Quest for The Last Word and you won’t get to appreciate the backstory around the gun. … You just need to buy it in the game, instead.
Yes, you will need forsaken + annual pass since thorn is part of the annual pass.
Thorn’s Catalyst Stats
+30 Range and +30 Stability is something that will make this weapon godly and outclass everything including Ace of Spades. The catalyst was data-mined long back but hasn’t been added to the game yet. We expect it to be added in the coming updates, we’ll update this article once this happens.
The final step to rebuilding Thorn involves a remixed version of the Savathun’s Song Strike. You can find it on Titan. It’s a 660 Power version of Savathun’s Song, with modifiers that increase damage received from melee and all elements.
Like its Destiny incarnation, The Last Word is a short-range, full-auto hand cannon that is meant to be hip-fired. Its Fan Fire exotic perk increases reload speed and stability with each successive hit as long as it is hip-fired, and its low time-to-kill at close to mid range makes it the perfect answer to shotguns.
The Ace of Spades was a Hunter-specific Hand Cannon in The Taken King that fits into the mid-impact archetype. The weapon has 12 bullets in the magazine and is capable of clearing entire rooms of enemies without reloading using the Maverick perk, which reloads one bullet from the reserves after a precision kill.
The Last Word’s description reads: “Yours, not mine” -Renegade Hunter Shin Malphur to Dredgen Yor. This is widely accpeted as a quote originally said by Shin Malphur during (presumably) his final moments with Dredgen Yor.