Super Good Advice Exotic Review

“This weapon is full of it.”

Super Good Advice is one of the two Heavy Exotic Machine Guns currently in the game, this one deals Solar damage.

This weapon is acquired by completing the A Voice in the Wilderness Exotic Bounty.

Expert Panel Score: 3/10

The good: Ammo usually returns to your magazine when you miss.

The bad: Poor stability/accuracy/reload speed.

Conclusion: Frustrating, not worth your Exotic slot.

Read the full review here

This is an Exotic Weapon
Machine Gun (Heavy Weapon)
Solar Base Damage/Upgraded260/300
Quality Lvl70
Rate of Fire
88
Impact
29
Range
15
Stability
22
Reload
22
Magazine Size
58

Zoom
15
Magazine
30
Equip Speed
30
Aim Assist
30
Recoil
80

Talent Upgrades Tree

Solar Damage

This weapon causes Solar damage.

Smooth Ballistics

Less recoil. Penalty to range.

+10 Stability
-5 Range

Crowd Control

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

Crowd Control provides a 15% damage bonus for three seconds after a kill

Upgrade Damage 1

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Single Point Sling

Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.

+50% Ready and Away
+10% movement speed

Super Good Advice

Almost all shots that miss your target will return to the magazine.

Upgrade Damage 2

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Upgrade Damage 3

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Soft Ballistics

Less recoil. Penalty to Impact.

-5% Damage
+10 Stability

Hand Loaded

Improved range and accuracy.

+40 Range
-10 Reload

Upgrade Damage 4

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

CQB Ballistics

Greatly reduced recoil. Significant penalty to range.

+15 Stability
-10 Range

Flared Magwell

Reload this weapon even faster.

+100 Reload
-10 Stability.

Upgrade Damage 5

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Video: Super Good Advice Review

Exotic Bounty Guide

A Voice in the Wilderness

Description: A Hunter returning from Mars claims to have heard a voice coming from a sealed cache.

Steps:

  1. Find A Recalcitrant Gun by opening loot caches on Mars.
  2. Bring it to the Gunsmith to obtain A Mournful Gun.
  3. Buy an ammunition module from Xûr for one Strange Coin to obtain A Pleased Machine Gun frame.
  4. Kill 500 enemies with a Machine Gun to obtain An Enthusiastic Gun. Kills give 1 point, headshots and sprees give 3 points, and kills with rocket launchers remove 5 points.
  5. Bring An Enthusiastic Gun to the Gunsmith to obtain Super Good Advice.

Weapon Review

Super Good Advice is an Exotic heavy machine gun given as a reward from competing the (extremely easy) A Voice in the Wilderness Exotic Bounty. It’s an extremely fast firing LMG that has the ability to return missed rounds right to the magazine, though with how many shots you’ll likely be missing, it’s basically an essential perk.

The Super Good

This weapon hits pretty hard and has a very quick rate of fire. The Super Good Advice ability that returns rounds to the magazine actually triggers at a decently high rate, and you’ll want to make sure that’s enabled as soon as possible.

The Super Bad

The most glaring, and unfortunate problem that this gun has, is its extremely erratic recoil that makes sustained fire very difficult. Burst firing for 1-2 seconds is the best way to counteract this, but it still makes the weapon almost unusable. Even with with the stability upgraded to the maximum, the weapon is simply too unpredictable to justify equipping it.

The recoil is slightly easier to manage if you fire from the hip, but then the range is too limited for most encounters.

The perks also work against you. The reload time is pretty slow, and it has a fast rate of fire so if you somehow manage to land all of your shots, you will be stuck reloading for a while. You can upgrade the reload speed, but at the cost of range.

Cosmetics

The weapon has a simple and clean look to it, not quite unique in any particular way. Its color scheme might remind you of some of the New Monarchy weapons. The sound probably will be the only reason you’ll want to use it; It’s got a wonderfully crisp shot that makes it really easy to count rounds in a burst.

Its personality described via Grimoire:

Engineers decry the idea that all smart systems spontaneously develop personalities and awareness…but it seems undeniable that Super Good Advice manifests personality, memory, and a certain sass. The truth may lie in the weapon’s connection to the legendary Hunter Pahanin, who witnessed the fall of Kabr and became terrified of traveling alone.

Conclusion

This weapon just doesn’t live up to its Exotic status, and doesn’t even feel unique, aside from the ability that returns rounds to the magazine. Using the Exotic Thunderlord, or almost any other Legendary heavy machine gun, would be better than wasting your Exotic slot with this shaky weapon.

Perhaps it will get a buff in the future, but in its current state, Super Good Advice gets a 3/10.

Patrick Casey
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