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THE SWARM is a Vangaurd Machine Gun available, to players with Vanguard Reputation Rank 3, to purchase from the Vanguard Quartermaster for 150 Marks.

The Quartermaster replaces this inventory slot with MG18A Harm's Way for players with The Dark Below Expansion.


This Weapon can also be found with randomized attributes from an engram given to the Cryptarch.

Details[]

THE SWARM
The-swarm-b88b3155-icon

Hunger is the all of it, and it is all of hunger.

Statistics
Attack:
130
Light:
15
Optics:
15
Rate of Fire:
66
Impact:
53
Range:
10
Stability:
50
Magazine:
35
Reload:
26
Inventory Size:
10
Equip Speed:
26
Aim assistance:
59
Recoil direction:
75


Item talents

Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-void-damage-bc8433c9-icon
Void Damage
»
Void Damage

This weapon causes Void Damage.

Damage type:
Void
Grid level:
0
Start progress:
0
Talent-solar-damage-3ef9be34-icon
Solar Damage
»
Solar Damage

This weapon causes Solar Damage.

Damage type:
Thermal
Grid level:
0
Start progress:
0
Talent-arc-damage-bc8433c9-icon
Arc Damage
»
Arc Damage

This weapon causes Arc Damage.

Damage type:
Arc
Grid level:
0
Start progress:
0
Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-accurized-ballistics-544e0148-icon
Accurized Ballistics
»
Accurized Ballistics

More range and Impact.
Increased recoil.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
0
Start progress:
0

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • CQB Ballistics
  • Aggressive Ballistics
  • Smooth Ballistics
  • Linear Compensator
  • Smart Drift Control
  • Soft Ballistics
  • Field Choke

Talent-cqb-ballistics-544e0148-icon
CQB Ballistics
»
CQB Ballistics

Greatly reduced recoil.
Significant penalty to range.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
0
Start progress:
0

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Accurized Ballistics
  • Aggressive Ballistics
  • Smooth Ballistics
  • Linear Compensator
  • Smart Drift Control
  • Soft Ballistics
  • Field Choke

Talent-aggressive-ballistics-1f4caaa4-icon
Aggressive Ballistics
»
Aggressive Ballistics

More predictable recoil.
Enhanced Impact.
Shorter range and more recoil.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
0
Start progress:
0

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Accurized Ballistics
  • CQB Ballistics
  • Smooth Ballistics
  • Linear Compensator
  • Smart Drift Control
  • Soft Ballistics
  • Field Choke

Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-counterbalance-b1f170c1-icon
Counterbalance
»
Counterbalance

This weapon has increased stability.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
2
Start progress:
0
Talent-hip-fire-67404bc0-icon
Hip Fire
»
Hip Fire

This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
2
Start progress:
0
Talent-rangefinder-67404bc0-icon
Rangefinder
»
Rangefinder

Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
2
Start progress:
0
Talent-rodeo-66b496ff-icon
Rodeo
»
Rodeo

Reduces the severity of this weapon’s recoil.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
2
Start progress:
0
Talent-spray-and-play-66b496ff-icon
Spray and Play
»
Spray and Play

Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
2
Start progress:
0
Talent-persistence-632f92c4-icon
Persistence
»
Persistence

This weapon grows more accurate the longer it is fired.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
2
Start progress:
0
Talent-private-eye-66b496ff-icon
Take a Knee
»
Take a Knee

Gain bonus accuracy while crouched.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
2
Start progress:
0
Talent-upgrade-damage-6d3c5a8d-icon
Upgrade Damage
»
Upgrade Damage

Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
4
Start progress:
1071
Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-perfect-balance-86af835c-icon
Perfect Balance
»
Perfect Balance

This weapon has extremely low recoil.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
5
Start progress:
3641

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Single Point Sling
  • High Caliber Rounds
  • Snapshot
  • Field Scout
  • Hammer Forged
  • Quickdraw
  • Flared Magwell
  • Skip Rounds

Talent-single-point-sling-e142f3d8-icon
Single Point Sling
»
Single Point Sling

Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
5
Start progress:
3641

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Perfect Balance
  • High Caliber Rounds
  • Snapshot
  • Field Scout
  • Hammer Forged
  • Quickdraw
  • Flared Magwell
  • Skip Rounds

Talent-high-caliber-rounds-a021b6ad-icon
High Caliber Rounds
»
High Caliber Rounds

Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.
Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
5
Start progress:
3641

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Perfect Balance
  • Single Point Sling
  • Snapshot
  • Field Scout
  • Hammer Forged
  • Quickdraw
  • Flared Magwell
  • Skip Rounds

Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-crowd-control-66b496ff-icon
Crowd Control
»
Crowd Control

Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926
Talent-grenadier-66b496ff-icon
Grenadier
»
Grenadier

Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926
Talent-feeding-frenzy-66b496ff-icon
Feeding Frenzy
»
Feeding Frenzy

Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926
Talent-spray-and-play-66b496ff-icon
Reactive Reload
»
Reactive Reload

Reloading this weapon after a kill grants a damage bonus for a short time.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926
Talent-surplus-66b496ff-icon
Surplus
»
Surplus

Expect to find more ammo for this weapon.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926
Talent-whos-next-66b496ff-icon
Who's Next?
»
Who's Next?

A kill with the final round in the magazine increases reload speed.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926
Talent-upgrade-damage-6d3c5a8d-icon
Upgrade Damage
»
Upgrade Damage

Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
8
Start progress:
6211
Talent-upgrade-damage-6d3c5a8d-icon
Upgrade Damage
»
Upgrade Damage

Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
9
Start progress:
8781
Talent-ascend-b3ce09f7-icon
Ascend
»
Ascend

Increases the Attack value of this weapon to the highest available in Year 1.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
0
Start progress:
0
Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-soft-ballistics-1f4caaa4-icon
Soft Ballistics
»
Soft Ballistics

Less recoil.
Penalty to Impact.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
4
Start progress:
2356

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Accurized Ballistics
  • CQB Ballistics
  • Aggressive Ballistics
  • Smooth Ballistics
  • Linear Compensator
  • Smart Drift Control
  • Field Choke

Talent-field-choke-544e0148-icon
Field Choke
»
Field Choke

More range and Impact.
Increased recoil.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
4
Start progress:
2356

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Accurized Ballistics
  • CQB Ballistics
  • Aggressive Ballistics
  • Smooth Ballistics
  • Linear Compensator
  • Smart Drift Control
  • Soft Ballistics

Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-quickdraw-8ea9b449-icon
Quickdraw
»
Quickdraw

This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
7
Start progress:
6211

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Perfect Balance
  • Single Point Sling
  • High Caliber Rounds
  • Snapshot
  • Field Scout
  • Hammer Forged
  • Flared Magwell
  • Skip Rounds

Talent-flared-magwell-8ea9b449-icon
Flared Magwell
»
Flared Magwell

Reload this weapon even faster.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
7
Start progress:
6211

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Perfect Balance
  • Single Point Sling
  • High Caliber Rounds
  • Snapshot
  • Field Scout
  • Hammer Forged
  • Quickdraw
  • Skip Rounds

Talent-skip-rounds-526d39e-icon
Skip Rounds
»
Skip Rounds

Ceramic-jacketed rounds ricochet on hard surfaces.
Their extreme density lets you carry more rounds in reserve.
Added mass slows down weapon handling.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
7
Start progress:
6211

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Perfect Balance
  • Single Point Sling
  • High Caliber Rounds
  • Snapshot
  • Field Scout
  • Hammer Forged
  • Quickdraw
  • Flared Magwell

Talent-upgrade-damage-6d3c5a8d-icon
Upgrade Damage
»
Upgrade Damage

Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
11
Start progress:
11351
Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-smooth-ballistics-5c1a4884-icon
Smooth Ballistics
»
Smooth Ballistics

Increased recoil.
Boost to range.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
3
Start progress:
1071

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Accurized Ballistics
  • CQB Ballistics
  • Aggressive Ballistics
  • Linear Compensator
  • Smart Drift Control
  • Soft Ballistics
  • Field Choke

Talent-linear-compensator-5c1a4884-icon
Linear Compensator
»
Linear Compensator

More predictable recoil.
Slight boosts to range and Impact.
More recoil.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
3
Start progress:
1071

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Accurized Ballistics
  • CQB Ballistics
  • Aggressive Ballistics
  • Smooth Ballistics
  • Smart Drift Control
  • Soft Ballistics
  • Field Choke

Talent-smart-drift-control-5c1a4884-icon
Smart Drift Control
»
Smart Drift Control

Predictable and controllable recoil.
Penalty to range.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
3
Start progress:
1071

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Accurized Ballistics
  • CQB Ballistics
  • Aggressive Ballistics
  • Smooth Ballistics
  • Linear Compensator
  • Soft Ballistics
  • Field Choke

Random icon
Randomly selected:
Talent-snapshot-e944c4cd-icon
Snapshot
»
Snapshot

Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Perfect Balance
  • Single Point Sling
  • High Caliber Rounds
  • Field Scout
  • Hammer Forged
  • Quickdraw
  • Flared Magwell
  • Skip Rounds

Talent-field-scout-cfcaf13c-icon
Field Scout
»
Field Scout

Increases carried Ammo capacity.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Perfect Balance
  • Single Point Sling
  • High Caliber Rounds
  • Snapshot
  • Hammer Forged
  • Quickdraw
  • Flared Magwell
  • Skip Rounds

Talent-hammer-forged-e944c4cd-icon
Hammer Forged
»
Hammer Forged

Improved range and accuracy.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
6
Start progress:
4926

Cannot be active simultaneously with:

  • Perfect Balance
  • Single Point Sling
  • High Caliber Rounds
  • Snapshot
  • Field Scout
  • Quickdraw
  • Flared Magwell
  • Skip Rounds

Talent-upgrade-damage-6d3c5a8d-icon
Upgrade Damage
»
Upgrade Damage

Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Damage type:
None
Grid level:
10
Start progress:
10066

Sources[]

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