Defiance Weapons Modding, Synergy Sets and Secret Vendors Locations Guide


Mods are scattered all throughout the world of Defiance. You can find them in stores and missions. With mods you can make your gun a weapon of mass destruction. However, modding a gun can be a difficult process.

Defiance Weapons Modding

To begin modding you must have these: weapon, mod and at least 100 EGO rating. To start modding you need to go to the ‘Salvage Matrix.’ You can access the Salvage Matrix through the loadout menu.

Once in the Salvage Matrix, select a weapon and it will show you all the available options depending on the weapon and your EGO rating. You can break down a weapon to give you ‘ark salvage.’ Different colored weapons give you different amount of ark salvage. White – 250, Green – 500, Blue – 750, Purple – 1000 and Orange – 1250.

You should break down any weapons you don’t want or need because for modding a weapon you need requires a lot of ark salvage.

Keep in mind that you cannot mod any weapon which you have currently equipped.

Once you have the gun unequipped you will have the two options of retrieving and removing the mods. Removing the mods gives you the weapon in its original state but destroys the mods. Retrieving the mods gives you back the mods but destroys the weapons.

Furthermore, removing or retrieving the mods will cost you ark salvage and time. Naturally, retrieving the mod will cost more than removing the mod.

You can add mod slots too. Doing that will also cost you ark salvage ad time.

Now, let’s talk about the actual mods. There are four mod types; Stock, barrel, magazine, and scope. These mods are also classified according to their rarity like guns.

You can find mods side quests, arkfalls, hotshots, and rampages. However, there are a lso a few vendors which deal in mods only. They are: Headlands Transport, Cronkhite Station and the faction vendors of Toolworks, VBI, Soleptor.

Defiance Synergy Sets

A synergy set is something which can help your weapon out immensely. For example if you have two weapons (one primary and one secondary) of the same synergy set equipped then you will get bonuses.  Synergy sets which do not require mods are: Hard-Boiled, Machinist, Nano-Executioner, Nano-Mastery, Outlaw, Sawbones, Survivalist, Veteran and Wrecker.

Synergy sets also work with mods.If you have mods of the same synergy set attached to your weapon of the same synergy set then you will get bonuses. Synergy sets of mods are: Assassin, Brutal, Cannoneer, EGO Precision, Prepared, Quartermaster, Rolling Thunder, Run-n-Gun, Scavenger and Stalker.

Unlike the mods, synergy sets are not strewn here and there. You will not find them just by exploring the world. Best way to get them is through the tree main faction vendors: Toolworks, VBI, and Soleptor. Paradise and Echelon each have synergy sets available to purchase too.

Loadout Synergies

These synergies work with two weapons.

Hard Boiled
Adds +2% refresh self-revive on a kill.

Machinist
Take 5% less damage while reloading.

Nano-Executioner
Adds +5% nano-effect chance on a kill.

Nano-Mastery
Adds +5% nano-effect chance on a critical hit.

Outlaw
Adds +5% damage from last shot in clip.

Sawbones
Fully reload weapons after reviving another player.

Survivalist
Adds +2% damage to targets with full health and shields.

Veteran
Adds +10% rate-of-fire after a full reload.

Wrecker
Adds +10% DMG to vehicles.

Mod Synergies

These synergies work with mods and weapons.

Assassin
It adds +2% Crit Mult. It adds +4% Crit Mult. It adds +5% DMG on next shot after critical kill (Expires after 10 sec). It adds +10% DMG on next shot after critical kill (Expires after 10 sec).

Brutal
It adds +5% Melee DMG. It adds +10% Melee DMG. It adds +5% Reload on Melee Kill. It adds +10% Reload on Melee Kill.

Cannoneer
It adds +3% Fire Rate. It adds +6% Fire Rate. It adds +10% nano-effect chances for 2 sec after full reload. It adds +20% nano-effect chance for 2 sec after full reload.

EGO Precision
It adds +10% Accuracy. It adds +20% Accuracy. It adds+3% active EGO ability duration on critical kill. It adds +6% active EGO ability duration on critical kill.

Grenadier
It adds -10% Recoil. It adds -20% Recoil. It adds +5% grenade refresh on kill. It adds +10% grenade refresh on kill.

Prepared
It adds 1% ammo regen/10 sec. It adds 2% ammo regen/10 sec. It adds +5% DMG on next shot after melee kill (expires after 10 sec). It adds +10% DMG on next shot after melee kill (expires after 10 sec).

Quartermaster
It adds +5% Reload. It adds +10% Reload. It adds +50% Reload on self-revive. It adds +100% Reload on self-revive.

Rolling Thunder
It adds +5% Mag. It adds +10% Mag. It adds +10% Hip Accuracy. It adds +10% Hip Accuracy. It adds +20% Hip Accuracy.

Run-n-Gun
It adds +5% Movement Accuracy. It adds +10% Movement Accuracy. It adds +10% Accuracy and -10% Recoil at low health. It adds +20% Accuracy and -10% Recoil at low health.

Scavenger
It adds +1% item drop chance. It adds +2% item drop chance. It adds +10% nano-effect chances against out-of-combat targets. It adds +20% nano-effect chances against out-of-combat targets.

Stalker
It adds +5% Range. It adds +10% Range. It adds +5% EGO ability refresh on critical kill. It adds +10% EGO ability refresh on critical kill.

Synergy Sets

Toolworks has the following synergy sets:

  • Hard Boiled
  • Prepared
  • Random Prepared Mod
  • VBI has the following synergy sets:
  • EGO Precision
  • Nano Mastery
  • Random Precision Mod

Soleptor has the following synergy sets:

  • Nano Executioner
  • Scavenger
  • Random Scavenger Mod
  • Paradise Territory has the following synergy sets:
  • Sawbones
  • Echelon has the following synergy sets:
  • Wrecker

Secret Vendor 1 has the following synergy sets:

  • Machinest
  • Outlaw

Secret Vendor 2 has the following synergy sets:

  • Veteran
  • Survivalist

Secret Vendor 3 has the following synergy sets:

  • Rolling Thunder
  • Brutal

Defiance Secret Vendors Locations

You can see how to get to the secret vendors by watching this video.

If you found something missing or confusing, let us know in comments and we will help you out!

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    • theone2151

      I think its kinda lame. That u have to match mods in order to get them to work I spent. 2400 in the game. And its lame that it duss not work on the gun of your choesing