The Ignis Wraith can be acquired from The Pacifism Defect event. The exact form in which the weapon can be acquired however differs depending on the level of participation during the event:
All Clan players who participated that achieve a specified score (e.g 260 for Ghost clans) received an Ignis Wraith blueprint at the end of the event.
All players in Clans that achieved a higher specified score during the event (e.g 4,000 for Ghost clans) immediately received a complete Ignis Wraith with pre-installed Orokin Catalyst and a weapon slot.
Clans that place within the Top 10% scoring clans within their tier received the Ignis Wraith as a Research project at the end of the event.
When combined with other elemental mods, such as Cold, it will no longer deal the original fire damage, losing its high bonus versus Light Infested (+50%). Thus, it is advised to add Toxin damage to create Gas damage to kill Light Infested. Add Electricity + Toxin to create Corrosive damage, and add Cold to create Blast damage to kill Heavy Infested.
It is a wise idea to equip a long-ranged weapon in your secondary slot when using the Ignis Wraith.
It is unwise to have Specters equip this gun as they only fire on targets when they are ~10m away from them.
The AoE of the Ignis Wraith is treated as Punch Through due to the flames being considered explosions.
Firestorm gives the Ignis Wraith's damage cone a 24% greater escape angle which results in a 24% greater area of effect assuming that the projection surface is arc shaped.
Combustion Beam can also be equipped to the Ignis Wraith, causing enemies to deal damage on death to other nearby enemies. This aids in crowd control and quicker elimination of weaker and closely-grouped enemies.
Sinister Reach can also be equipped on the Ignis Wraith, greatly increasing its effective range, while reducing the damage cone radius.
Due to its nature of AoE, this weapon is particularly effective against destructible projectiles.
Adding Heavy Caliber as a second Serration results in an increase of damage. The reduction of accuracy, which is a negative for most weapons, is arguably a benefit for the Ignis as the AoE spread will widen slightly.
This will however make headshots more difficult to land.
Ignis Wraith starts its damage on a small radius from its barrel spanning about 1 meter, which explains the damage being dealt on enemies around the user and not directly. This can be taken advantage against melee units, especially the Infested.
The Ignis Wraith is designed to deal with crowds, spreading low damage but hitting all enemies in range, where most other weapons (besides explosive dealing AoE weapons) are single or multi-target. In other words, the larger the crowd, the better the weapon becomes at distributing damage compared to most other weapons.
The Ignis Wraith is very useful in reactor core Sabotage missions, as its punch-through and wide attack area allows it to destroy several exposed reactor cores at once.
Shade'sGhost can activate even if the Ignis Wraith is being fired, so long as the fire key is held down upon Ghost's activation.
This is more effective on the Wraith variant, as it has 50 more magazine capacity over the original, allowing more time to be cloaked and deal damage.
The Ignis Wraith was hinted at by a forum post sent by Rebecca Ford regarding the then-upcoming The Pacifism Defect event that was an Acrostic, a form of writing where the first letter of each line spells out a word or words. The message, with the first letter of each line bolded for clarity, read as follows;
Rebecca Ford's Encrypted Message ▾▾
It's coming - but not today. The earliest it will release is tomorrow.
Good news - we're working on our first Clan Operation in quite some time to be a part of this, so please bear with us as we get all the details in
If you are in a competitive Clan: The moment the Operation begins, your Clan Roster is locked in. Clan membership changes that occur after the
Start of the Operation will not be reflected in the Leaderboards.
Wise move: Prepare!
If you wish to readjust your membership, do so before the Operation begins!