If you are after the best weapons in Defiance this post will help and tell you the best ways to get the awesome weapons. Probably the fastest way is to raid the lock boxes and in order to open them you should go down the route of getting as much Ark Salvage as possible.
A quick way to do this is to destroy the weapons that you are not going to use into Ark Salvage.
You will get 250 for White, 500 for Green, 750 for Blue and 1000 for Purple.
Another way you can do this is by taking part in Arkfall events that will give you the codes for lock boxes. Some of the best events to get in on in order to get weapons are:
Pest Control and there are loads more…
Once you have done a few of these you will get keycodes and you can convert weapons and items to Ark salvage as well.
You can also buy lockboxes and convert the items to Ark Salvage – most of the time you will get some of the keycodes you have spent back.
If you stay consistent and follow this you will be able to get some of the best weapons very quickly…
If you REALLY want to make fast progression through the game check out the Defiance Guru guide and start dominating: http://www.defianceguru.com/blog/defiance-beginners-guide/how-to-get-the-best-purple-weapons-in-defiance/