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Calus Mini Tool in Destiny 2 - How to Get and God Roll

The Calus-Mini Tool SMG has an incredible perk pool after returning from a couple of years absent from Destiny 2. Here's how you can get it and the God Roll.
Calus Mini Tool in Destiny 2 - How to Get and God Roll

With Grandmaster Nightfalls looming on the horizon for Destiny 2 players, many are hard at work trying to get their hands on the best guns available during Season of the Haunted to synergize with Solar 3.0.

The most sought-after weaponry is undoubtedly the unvaulted Menagerie guns, including the likes of the Austringer Hand Cannon and the Calus Mini-Tool SMG. The latter features an incredible perk pool that has many players salivating at the chance of finally getting that desired god roll.

What's more exciting is that the Calus Mini-Tool can be crafted, allowing you to get access to enhanced perks. You'll need a total of five weapons with red borders so you can extract the pattern, so knowing how to get your hands on a Calus Mini-Tool is essential. 

How to farm Calus Mini-Tool SMG

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Season of the Haunted brought Menagerie weapons to Destiny 2. (Picture: Bungie)

Getting the Calus Mini-Tool is not an easy feat, however, it's straightforward. The only complication is that, like many things in Destiny 2, it's heavily RNG based until you grind the Crown of Sorrow upgrades. 

First, you'll have to earn the Calus Mini-Tool by acquiring Opulent Keys. They can drop from a variety of sources including completing the Nightmare Containment activity in the Leviathan, Destination chests, Haunted Alcove chests, as a reward during the seasonal quest, and by killing powerful enemies inside the Leviathan.

Once you have your first Calus Mini-Tool, you can upgrade the Crown of Sorrow at the H.E.L.M with Figments of Darkness to focus Umbral Engrams and get rolls for the SMG faster. Choose the Opulent Weapon Focusing upgrade to do so.

Furthermore, if you're looking for weapons with red borders to extract patterns from, the Focusing Deepsight upgrade will guarantee the first Engram you focus on each week will drop a red gun. You can also get the Focusing Double Perk to get extra traits on the first gun you focus on each week.

Destiny 2 Calus Mini Tool god roll 

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The Calus Mini-Tool perk pool is incredible. (Picture: Bungie)

The Calus Mini-Tool features some fantastic perks, including the new Incandescent trait. This allows the SMG to apply Scorch in an area of effect after getting kills, a fantastic way to get those Solar 3.0 effects going. 

Incandescent can be crafted and boasts improved utility once you level it up, so getting your hands on a Calus Mini-Tool god roll will be essential for more difficult content should you wish to tackle them. 

Here's what you should be on the lookout for in terms of perks.

  • Column 1: Unrelenting, Grave Robber, Moving Target, Threat Detector.
  • Column 2: Incandescent, Tap the Trigger, Eye of the Storm, Feeding Frenzy.

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