MIDA Mini Tool

Select application: Flare gun. Water purifier. Interplanetary Positioning System. Encyclopædia Arcana. Personal flotation device. List continues.


  • M.I.D.A.=Martian Interplanetary Defense Alliance
  • Faction in “Marathon” 1 of Bungie’s first video games
  • Found via terminal- level “The Rose”
  • MIDA is the name of a political faction in a game Bungie created years ago called Marathon
  • In game MIDA briefly seized control of Mars before being defeated by the UEG. They later evolved into a terrorist organization
  • This bit of lore was revealed on a level titled “The Rose”. Within this level there is a terminal that shares their story.
  • While this seems to cross multiple game universes it is also important to note this weapon and the Multi tool seem to be viable across all aspects of the Destiny as well
  • Crucible, Missions, Raid or even Trials  rewarding a skilled hand.


The Flavor text is an expansion on the Multi Tool versatility.

  • Flare gun=aka fusee, type of pyrotechnic launcher that produces a brilliant non explosive light, used for signalling, illumination, or defensive countermeasures
  • Water purifier=device for process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from water
  • Interplanetary Positioning System= ​Deep space navigation tool that helps plot/course orbital ​determination & flight path control operation
  • Encyclopedia Arcana=Reference work or compendium providing summaries of information from secrets or mysteries
  • Personal flotation device=aka life vest Equipment designed to assist a wearer to keep afloat in water such as an unconscious person or an S.O.S. beacon in case of emergency