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Destiny 2: Best Weapons for PvE, Raids (2021)

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Destiny 2’s current meta goes through twists and turns as weapons rise in popularity, dominate the raid meta, and then get nerfed. In this guide, we’re going to run through the best weapons for PvE and raids in Destiny 2 in 2021 as of Beyond Light and Season of the Hunt. We’ll start with the best Legendary weapons and then dive into the best exotic weapons for PvE and raid content as well.

Best Legendary Weapons for PvE & Raids in Destiny 2 (2021)

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  • Blasphemer (Shotgun, Kinetic)
  • Brass Attacks (Sidearm, Energy, Void)
  • Chroma Rush (Auto Rifle, Kinetic)
  • Code Duello (Rocket Launcher, Power, Solar)
  • Cold Denial (Pulse Rifle, Kinetic)
  • Commemoration (Machine Gun, Power, Arc)
  • Corrective Measure (Power, Void)
  • Deafening Whisper (Grenade Launcher, Energy, Void)
  • Extraordinary Rendition (SMG, Kinetic)
  • Falling Guillotine (Sword, Power, Void)
  • First in, Last Out (Shotgun, Energy, Arc)
  • Gnawing Hunger (Auto Rifle, Energy, Void)
  • Heritage (Shotgun, Kinetic)
  • High Albedo (Sidearm, Kinetic)
  • Ikelos_SMG_v.1.02 (SMG, Energy, Arc)
  • Ikelos_SR_ v.1.02 (Sniper Rifle, Energy, Solar)
  • Interference VI (Grenade Launcher, Power, Arc)
  • Night Watch (Scout Rifle, Kinetic)
  • Null Composure (Fusion Rifle, Energy, Void)
  • Posterity (Hand Cannon, Energy, Arc)
  • Royal Entry (Rocket Launcher, Power, Void)
  • Sacred Provenance (Pulse Rifle, Kinetic)
  • Salvager’s Salvo (Energy, Arc) – Ritual weapon quest.
  • Seventh Seraph SAW (Machine Gun, Power, Arc)
  • Succession (Sniper Rifle, Kinetic)
  • Trustee (Scout Rifle, Energy, Solar)
  • Truthteller (Grenade Launcher, Energy, Void)
  • Vision of Confluence (Energy, Solar)

Before the pitchforks come out, please know that this is not a definitive list of every weapon that is good in PvE Destiny 2. Weapons that are left off this list are not bad or “trash.”

This is merely a curated greatest hits collection from our various Destiny 2 weapon guides including at least one of nearly every weapon type to help build up your legendary weapon collection with a variety of great guns.

Let’s highlight, though, a few of the biggest and best Destiny 2 PvE weapons that are particularly game-changing that you should definitely have.

The most impactful, if you can consistently clear Deep Stone Crypt, are its raid weapons; particularly: Commemoration, Heritage, Posterity, Succession, and Trustee.

These weapons, thanks to the unique perk Reconstruction that they can all roll with, are all among the best PvE legendary weapons in Destiny 2 right now as of Beyond Light. Collect them all with Reconstruction and that can be the backbone of your legendary weapon collection.

You’re also going to want to get a good roll of Falling Guillotine with something like Whirlwind Blade and Tireless Blade. Swords are among the best PvE legendary weapons right now in Destiny 2 and Falling Guillotine is by far the best legendary sword you can have. Having that as a solid boss DPS weapon frees up your exotic slot for something else if you wish.

Finally, it’s also worth highlighting the Seventh Seraph and Ikelos weapons which are notable because of the ease in which they can create Warmind Cells for builds that are based around those mods. The ones listed above are arguably the best of those family of weapons, but any well-rolled Ikelos or Seventh Seraph weapon is worth hanging onto.

Best Exotic Weapons for PvE & Raids in Destiny 2 (2021)

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  • Anarchy (Grenade Launcher, Power, Arc)
  • Cloudstrike (Sniper Rifle, Energy, Arc)
  • Dead Man’s Tale (Scout Rifle, Kinetic)
  • Divinity (Trace Rifle, Energy, Arc)
  • Eriana’s Vow (Hand Cannon, Energy, Solar)
  • Eyes of Tomorrow (Rocket Launcher, Power, Solar)
  • Izanagi’s Burden (Sniper Rifle, Kinetic)
  • Jotunn (Fusion Rifle, Energy, Solar)
  • Monte Carlo (Auto Rifle, Kinetic)
  • No Time to Explain (Pulse Rifle, Kinetic)
  • One Thousand Voices (Fusion Rifle, Power, Solar)
  • Outbreak Perfected (Pulse Rifle, Kinetic)
  • Riskrunner (SMG, Energy, Arc)
  • Sunshot (Hand Cannon, Energy, Solar)
  • The Huckleberry (SMG, Kinetic)
  • The Lament (Sword, Power, Solar)
  • The Fourth Horseman (Shotgun, Energy, Arc)
  • Ticuu’s Divination (Bow, Energy, Solar)
  • Traveler’s Chosen (Sidearm, Kinetic)
  • Trinity Ghoul (Bow, Energy, Arc)
  • Vex Mythoclast (Energy, Solar, Exotic)
  • Whisper of the Worm (Sniper Rifle, Power, Solar)
  • Witherhorde (Grenade Launcher, Kinetic)
  • Xenophage (Machine Gun, Power, Solar)

Same disclaimer as for the legendary weapons, let’s look at the best exotic weapons for Destiny 2’s PvE scene that you’ll want to have in your arsenal ASAP.

Let’s mention a few of the absolutely critical weapons when it comes to difficult PvE encounters such as Nightfalls and raids right away first: Anarchy, Divinity, Eriana’s Vow, The Lament, and Xenophage.

With those five exotic weapons in hand, there’s really nothing you won’t be able to do when it comes to boss damage for anything remotely difficult in Destiny 2’s PvE scene.

Drilling down a bit further from there are the three exotic snipers: Cloudstrike, Izanagi’s Burden, and Whisper of the Worm. In a situation where you need to do long-range DPS and Xenophage isn’t as good an option, you won’t go wrong with using one of those three exotics.

As far as clearing out waves of enemies quickly, another situation you’re going to want to consider using your exotic weapon for: Eyes of Tomorrow, The Huckleberry, Trinity Ghoul and Witherhorde stand out above the rest.

Riskrunner is also just as good if you are fighting Fallen (and to a lesser extent Hive) to get its exotic chain lightning attacks rolling by taking Arc damage. If you’re a big hand cannon fan, Sunshot can also be quite destructive in the add clearing role.

Finally, popular exotics that are among the best for ability builds include Monte Carlo for anything melee-centered, and Traveler’s Chosen which helps recharge all of your abilities.

That’s all for our picks for the best legendary weapons for PvE and raids in Destiny 2 and the best exotics for PvE and raids as of the current meta in Beyond Light and Season of the Chosen. Did we leave out something that’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.


[Top 10] Destiny 2 Best Raid Weapons and How to Get Them

Lots of guns, then more guns, after that, even more guns. One could argue that the best defense is a great offense and the world of Destiny 2 seems to agree fervently. The superweapons from this sci-fi setting draw inspiration from history with cowboy-inspired shooters, too futuristic laser spewing rifles that cause devastating damage; the colorful menagerie of the death-dealing arsenal is vast. The more powerful of these are mostly found doing raids. These drops (or quest items) usually come along with top-notch rolls and higher damage performance than their ordinary counterparts. Gear up guardian and dive into raid mode; find these and become what the darkness fears. Here is a list of 10 raid weapons to keep an eye out for.   

10.Nation of Beasts  
Raid Drop: Last Wish Raid.
Great for PVE.
Weapon Type: Hand Cannon. 

Weapon Stats

  • Impact 84 
  • Range 46 
  • Stability 61 
  • Handling 48 
  • Reload Speed 50 
  • Rounds Per Minute 140 
  • Magazine 10 
  • Aim Assistance 71 
  • Inventory Size 51 
  • Zoom 14 
  • Recoil 95 
  • Bounce Intensity 5 

Weapon Perks 

  • Adaptive Frame.
  • Dragon Fly. 


  • Barrel: Extended Barrel, Full Bore, Hammer-Forged Rifling, Arrowhead Brake, Chambered Compensator, Corkscrew Rifling, Fluted Barrel, Polygonal Rifling, Smallbore. 
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds, Drop Mag, Tactical Mag, Extended Mag, Steady Rounds, Alloy Magazine. 
  • Trait: Outlaw, Opening Shot, Ambitious Assassins, Zen Moment. 
  • Trait: Kill Clip, Explosive Payload, Rampage, Triple Tap. 

Weapon use and review: 

Raid Drop: Scourge of the Past Raid.
Great for PVE.
Weapon Type: Grenade Launcher. 

Weapon Stats: 

  • Stability 64 
  • Velocity 100 
  • Blast Radius 40 
  • Handling 63 
  • Reload Speed 67 
  • Rounds Per Minute 150 
  • Magazine 6 
  • Aim Assistance 69 
  • Inventory Size 100 
  • Zoom 13 
  • Recoil 50 
  • Bounce Intensity 50 

Weapon Perks 

  • Exotic: Arc Traps 
  • Barrel: Quick Launch 
  • Magazine: High-Velocity Rounds 
  • Trait: Moving Target 
  • Stock: Composite Stock 

Weapon use and review: 

Raid Drop: Last Wish Raid. 
Great for PVE.
Weapon Type: Scout Rifle. 

Weapon Stats: 

  • Impact 67 
  • Range 77 
  • Stability 30 
  • Handling 36 
  • Reload Speed 32 
  • Rounds Per Minute 150 
  • Magazine 14 
  • Aim Assistance 29 
  • Inventory Size 55 
  • Zoom 21 
  • Recoil 78 
  • Bounce Intensity 22 

Weapon Perks 

  • High-Impact Frame 
  • Explosive Payload 


  • Barrel: Fluted Barrel, Full Bore, Hammer-Forged Rifling, Arrowhead Brake, Chambered Compensator, Corkscrew Rifling, Fluted Barrel, Polygonal Rifling, Smallbore, Extended Barrel 
  • Magazine: Alloy Mag, Accurized Rounds, Drop Mag, Tactical Mag, Extended Mag, Steady Rounds, Alloy Magazine. 
  • Trait: Rampage, Tripple Tap, Auto-Loading Holster, Zen Moment. 
  • Trait: Kill Clip, Ambitious Assassin, Opening Shot, Moving Target. 

Weapon use and review: 

7.The Supremacy  
Raid Drop: Last Wish Raid. 
Great for PVP.
Weapon Type: Snipper Rifle. 

Weapon Stats: 

  • Impact 55 
  • Range 39 
  • Stability 44 
  • Handling 71 
  • Reload Speed 66 
  • Rounds Per Minute 140 
  • Magazine 5 
  • Aim Assistance 77 
  • Inventory Size 42 
  • Zoom 40 
  • Recoil 60 
  • Bounce Intensity 40 

Weapon Perks 

  • Rapid-Fire Frame 
  • Rapid Hit 


  • Barrel: Fluted Barrel, Full Bore, Hammer-Forged Rifling, Arrowhead Brake, Chambered Compensator, Corkscrew Rifling, Fluted Barrel, Polygonal Rifling, Smallbore, Extended Barrel 
  • Magazine: Alloy Mag, Light Mag, Extended Mag, Appended Mag, Armor-Piercing Rounds, Ricochet Rounds, Flared Magwell, High-Caliber Rounds. 
  • Trait: Snapshot Sights, Outlaw, Ambitious Assassin, Genesis. 
  • Trait: Rampage, Rapid Hit, Triple Tap, Kill Clip. 

Weapon use and review: 

6.Sacred Provenance
Raid Drop: Garden of Salvation Raid.
Great for PVP and PVE.
Weapon Type: Pulse Rifle. 

Weapon Stats: 

  • Impact 35 
  • Range 72 
  • Stability 61 
  • Handling 32 
  • Reload Speed 42 
  • Rounds Per Minute 450 
  • Magazine 41 
  • Aim Assistance 48 
  • Inventory Size 52 
  • Zoom 18 
  • Recoil 70 
  • Bounce Intensity 30 

Weapon Perks 

  • Aggressive Burst 
  • Headseeker 


  • Barrel: Arrowhead Brake, Smallbore, Chambered Compensator, Corkscrew Rifling, Fluted Barrel, Hammer-Forged Rifling, Polygonal Rifling, Full bore, Extended Barrel. 
  • Magazine: High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds, Light Mag, Extended Mag, Alloy Magazine, Armor-Piercing Rounds. 
  • Trait: Rapid Hit, Outlaw, Full Auto Trigger System, Rangefinder. 
  • Trait: Kill Clip, Quickdraw, Snapshot Sights, Headseeker. 

Weapon use and review: 

5.Midnight Coup 
Raid Drop: Leviathan Raid.
Great for PVP.
Weapon Type: Exotic Hand Cannon. 

Weapon Stats: 

  • Impact 80 
  • Range 37 
  • Stability 46 
  • Handling 64 
  • Reload Speed 60 
  • Rounds Per Minute 150 
  • Magazine 12 
  • Aim Assistance 90 
  • Inventory Size 60 
  • Zoom 14 
  • Recoil 80 
  • Bounce Intensity 20 

Weapon Perks 

  • Intrinsic: Lightweight Frame. 
  • Barrel: Smallbore, Corkscrew Rifling, Extended Barrel. 
  • Trait: Rampage, Ambitious Assassin. 
  • Trait: Outlaw. 

Weapon use and review: 

4. Threat Level 
Raid Drop: Scourge from the Past Raid. 
Great for PVE
Weapon Type: Shotgun. 

Weapon Stats: 

  • Impact 65 
  • Range 37 
  • Stability 45 
  • Handling 49 
  • Reload Speed 68 
  • Rounds Per Minute 140 
  • Magazine 7 
  • Aim Assistance 74 
  • Inventory Size 52 
  • Zoom 12 
  • Recoil 66 
  • Bounce Intensity 34 

Weapon Perks 

  • Rapid-Fire Frame 
  • Grave Robber 


  • Barrel: Rifled Barrel, Full Choke, Smallbore, Barrel Shroud, Corkscrew Rifling, Smoothbore. 
  • Magazine: Appended Mag, Tactical Mag, Extended Mag, Accurized Rounds, Steady Rounds, Light Mag 
  • Trait: Rampage, Slideshot, Trench Barrel, Surrounded, Moving Target, Field Prep. 
  • Trait: Grave Robber, Quickdraw, Threat Detector, Snapshot Sights, Genesis, Air Assault. 

Weapon use and review: 

3. Divinity 
Raid Drop: Garden of Salvation Raid. 
Great for PVP and PVE.
Weapon Type: Trace Rifle. 

Weapon Stats

  • Impact 6 
  • Range 70 
  • Stability 78 
  • Handling 56 
  • Reload Speed 50 
  • Rounds Per Minute 1000 
  • Magazine 94 
  • Aim Assistance 100 
  • Inventory Size 50 
  • Zoom 16 
  • Recoil 100 
  • Bounce Intensity 0 

Weapon Perks 

  • Intrinsic: Judgment 
  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling 
  • Battery: Particle Repeater 
  • Stock: Composite Stock 
  • Trait: Penance 

Weapon use and review: 

2. One Thousand Voices 
Raid Drop: Last Wish Raid. 
Great for PVP and PVE.
Weapon Type: Fusion Rifle. 

Weapon Stats. 

  • Impact 100 
  • Range 100 
  • Stability 46 
  • Handling 10 
  • Reload Speed 37 
  • Charge Time 1000 
  • Magazine 4 
  • Aim Assistance 100 
  • Inventory Size 80 
  • Zoom 25 
  • Recoil 100 
  • Bounce Intensity  

Weapon Perks. 

  • Barrel: Legendary Barrel 
  • Battery: Legendary Battery 
  • Stock: Fitted Stock 
  • Trait: Unforeseen Repercussions 
  • Intrinsic: Ahamkara’s Eye 

How to obtain:  Once you cleared the Last Wish raid and beat Riven of a Thousand voices. Once finished with the Queens path Trail, you can loot this weapon form ton of the chests requires an Ethereal key (make sure you have one). 

How to obtain Youtube: 

Weapon Review: 

1.Legend of Acrius
Raid Drop: Leviathan Raid. 
Great for PVP and PVE.
Weapon Type: Shotgun. 

Weapon Stats: 

  • Impact 85 
  • Range 100 
  • Stability 82 
  • Handling 19 
  • Reload Speed 28 
  • Rounds Per Minute 55 
  • Magazine 4 
  • Aim Assistance 90 
  • Inventory Size 0 
  • Zoom 12 
  • Recoil 60 
  • Bounce Intensity 40 

Weapon Perks 

  • Intrinsic: Shock Blast 
  • Barrel: Full Bore 
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds 
  • Trait: Long March 
  • Trait: Fitted Stock 

How to Obtain: 6 Part step that includes a raid.[Text Wrapping Break]

First: Complete the On the Comms quest.[Text Wrapping Break]

Second: Complete the Leviathan Raid.[Text Wrapping Break]

Third: Play and finish the Arms Dealer Strike.[Text Wrapping Break]

Fourth: Obtain the Exotic Shotgun “Legend of Acrius”.[Text Wrapping Break]

Fifth: Complete Cabal Killer Quest.[Text Wrapping Break]

Sixth: Obtain tokens for the “His Highness Seal” quest.[Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]

How to obtain: 
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Whether you’re playing through Destiny 2’s latest raid, weekly pinnacle missions, or Nightfall Strikes, it’s important to have a strong loadout of PvE-centric weapons.

Despite the “sweaty” community’s best efforts, Destiny is and always has been a PvE game, first and foremost. Seasonal content, which brings players back each week to unfold the ongoing story, only makes it even more of a PvE game.

With each season, weapons come and go from the meta. Some get nerfed, while others are just surpassed by something new. Either way, it’s a good thing to keep your loadout refreshed and up to date with the best possible weapons to help you dominate the enemies of humanity and Light.

These are the current best weapons to use in PvE activities in Destiny 2.

Chroma Rush

A bullet-hose assault rifle for the kinetic slot, this weapon was introduced in Season of the Splicer and is incredibly fun to use.


Witherhoard is incredibly strong in PvE. It’s good for crowd control and single-target DPS alike.


This slug shotgun is still the weapon of choice for the Deep Stone Crypt raid’s final boss.

Salvager’s Salvo

A few seasons later, this ritual weapon still dominates when it comes to add-clearing in PvE activities.


IKELOS SMG is as strong as it ever was, especially when used in a Warmind Cell-centric build.


Deep Stone Crypt’s full-auto scout rifle is one of the best guns to use in your Energy slot for long-range add control.

The Lament

Have you ever seen six Laments against the Deep Stone Crypt’s raid bosses? It’s some of the highest DPS in the game, period.

Falling Guillotine

Another sword option in the heavy slot for incredibly high DPS, the Guillotine’s Vortex Frame attack melts majors in most activities.

Code Duello

Season of the Chosen’s new perk, Lasting Impression, is a must-have on this rocket launcher that’s used mostly for boss DPS.

Eyes of Tomorrow

Deep Stone Crypt’s Exotic only drops from the final boss chest, but its ability to track multiple enemies at once makes it a truly great heavy rocket launcher.


Anarchy, another raid drop, can be bought from the weapon kiosk by the vaults in the Tower—and you should get it immediately. Its sticky grenades that create chain Arc damage can be used to deal out consistent damage or clear add waves with ease.


Xenophage’s slow fire rate and small magazine for an LMG don’t stop it from dealing out some of the best boss damage around.


Destiny 2 Best Raid Weapons 

The Deep Stone Crypt for Destiny 2 finally went live, and with it, a lot of new weapons went live as well.

Raid specific weapons are really unique in nature. They drop from specific raid encounters and are only available to players who have completed that specific encounter. These weapons come with what are known as God Rolls and they enhance the capabilities of the weapon by a lot.

Best Raid Weapons in Destiny 2

#1 Trustee

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The trustee is a new legendary scout rifle which is full auto. It has deeper reserves and reloads faster when the magazine is empty. This weapon can be obtained from the Crypt Security encounter in Destiny 2. The curated roll for this weapon "polygonal rifling" gives it additional stability.

The roll "under pressure" increases stability and accuracy as the magazine begins to run low. Overall, this is a pretty interesting weapon to have in Destiny 2. The perk "redirection" causes an increased damage to more powerful combatants if they're killed after weaker combatants.

#2 Commemoration

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This is a legendary power machine gun also obtained from the Deep Stone Crypt raid in Destiny 2. This gun forms the perfect alternative for the Hammerhead which isn't available in the game anymore.

This gun comes with the roll "Feeding Frenzy" which increases it's reload speed for a short time for each rapid kill. This weapon drops from the final encounter in the Deep Stone Crypt raid.

#3 Heritage

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This is a legendary kinetic shotgun which has a precision frame. It fires a single slug round. The recoil pattern for this weapon however, is vertical.

This weapon comes with the perk "reconstruction" where elemental final blows increase the weapon damage for it's next shot. This weapon drops from the Replication encounter in the Deep Stone Crypt raid.

#4 Succession

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This kinetic sniper rifle has an aggressive frame which provides high damage but high recoil as well. This weapon comes with a perk called " No distractions" which reduces flinch while aiming down the sights.

In the final column, this weapon has the "vorpal weapon" perk which provides increased damage against bosses, vehicles and other guardians. This weapon is also obtained from the Deep Stone Crypt raid in Destiny 2.

#5 Posterity

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This is a brand new hand cannon introduced in Destiny 2, and it comes with a set of very unique and exclusive perks. The posterity comes with a perk called "genesis" where breaking the shield of an enemy reloads the magazine from its reserves.

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Overall, apart from the exotics that the raid drops, these five weapons are absolute beasts in the PvE environment if acquired from the raid. They haven't made it to the meta yet because only a few players have received these weapons in game till now.


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There are so many weapons in Destiny 2 that it can be really hard to know which weapons are best suited for PVE, Crucible, or Gambit. You’ve got a bank full of weapons, sure, but which ones should you actually be using? While it’s possible to just hop into PVE and see what your teammates are using, that’s not really a fun way to figure out what’s what. So here we are, sharing the best PVE weapons in the current meta so you can work out your loadout before diving into your next strike or dungeon.

Keep in mind that you may need to do some adjusting depending on which weapons you don’t have and which slot you choose to use an exotic.

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Our picks are based off a combination of a few different sources. The largest is what the Charlemagne Discord bot which reports the current meta. Among other things, the bot tracks weapon popularity for each game mode. This is super useful to get our baseline information. We also use general community consensus from the Destiny subreddit and our own experiences playing PVE.

Guide last updated on October 11, 2021.

Best PVE Kinetic Weapons

Vulpecula / Fatebringer (Hand Cannon)

Even as someone who doesn’t use hand cannons a lot, I have to admit, Vulpecula feels divine. Between the weapon feel, Stasis elemental type, and a good hand cannon meta, it shines as one of the most popular weapons at the moment. Fatebringer (Iron Banner) would probably beat it out if the gun was easier to obtain, but you honestly can’t go wrong with either choice.

Chroma Rush / Scathelocke / The Last Breath (Auto Rifle)

Honestly, Auto Rifles aren’t in a great place when it comes to difficult endgame content. The problem is it’s the only archetype that has an Anti-Barrier Mod in the seasonal artifact. So unless you’re running Eriana’s Vow, you’re going to want to choose one of these.

On the other hand, The Last Breath is popular because it can roll with Osmosis which is super useful for all Elemental Well builds in a season where an auto rifle is essential.

Witherhoard (Grenade Launcher)

Witherhoard will is the best non-Power weapon grenade launcher out there if you aren’t using another exotic. Between its ability to deal direct damage and control chokepoints and such, it’s a super good tool for players to have.

Peacebond / Traveler’s Chosen (Sidearm)

Yet another archetype that is relevant this season thanks to the limited mod selection. If you want to deal with Unstoppable Champions, your current options are Sidearms or Pulse Rifles and the former seems to be winning the popularity battle. Peacebond (Iron Banner) seems to be the most popular Legendary Sidearm while Traveler’s Chosen is the go-to for people who don’t mind using up their exotic slot.

Biting Winds / Whispering Slab (Bow)

I bet you can guess why Biting Winds and Whispering Slab are randomly on this list. The answer is the Overload Bow seasonal mod with the only other option being a 6-Energy Disrupting Blade mod.

Night Watch (Scout Rifle)

While Scout Rifles are meta when it comes to endgame activities, they’re much less popular in regular gameplay where they simply take too long to kill regular enemies. If you’re going to roll with one, Night Watch has long remained the best choice.

Best PVE Energy Weapons

Vex Mythoclast / Null Composure  (Fusion Rifle)

Vex Mythoclast was already a good weapon. But combine infinite ammo for guns that use primary ammo and the slew of fusion rifle-centric seasonal mods and you can see why both it and Null Composure are currently topping the charts.

Trinity Ghoul / Ticuu’s Divination (Bow)

For all the Arc subclasses out there, Trinity Ghoul remains one of the best options out there for clearing lots of weaker enemies. Just be careful because it won’t get you as far in high level content.

Lorentz Driver (Linear Fusion Rifle)

Lorentz is basically the new Arbalest. By that I mean it’s all the rage and everyone is enjoying a new exotic that is both powerful and fun to use.

Riskrunner / IKELOS SMG  (SMG)

There’s finally been a shift in the meta big enough to topple the dominance of Submachine Guns. Between Warmind Cells being nerfed, therefore bringing down IKELOS SMG, and the lack of any seasonal mods, even infinite ammo couldn’t save the archetype from dropping in use.

Salvager’s Salvo  (Grenade Launcher)

I can’t count the number of times Guides Writer Collin MacGregor has told the Destiny players at Fanbyte how badly they need to unlock Salvager’s Salvo. The perks on this thing are wild. It’s got Firefly so every enemy it kills also explodes. If you want boss DPS it has Vorpal Weapon, Demolitionist if you’re running a grenade build, and Ambitious Assassin for two shots in the chamber. The flexibility this thing offers is wild!

Gnawing Hunter (Auto Rifle)

The previous spiel about Auto Rifles applies here except Gnawing Hunger has always been one of the most popular weapons.

Le Monarque / Wolftone Draw (Bow)

More bows for you to use when dealing with Champions!

Destiny 2 Falling Guillotine God Roll

Best PVE Power Weapons

Falling Guillotine / The Lament / Crown-Splitter / Quickfang (Sword)

Swords still aren’t as dominant as they once were. People really love Falling Guillotine though so it hasn’t gone anywhere. Some have latched onto the new class exclusive swords, however, if you want to give those a shot!

One Thousand Voices (Fusion Rifle)

With buffs to Fusion Rifles and the aforementioned seasonal mods helping things along, One Thousand Voices once again takes the crown as one of the best DPS weapons available.

Xenophage / Corrective Measure (Machine Gun)

Xenophage has definitely taken a step back with a slower fire rate which significantly reduces it’s damage-per-second. Just remember to hold the trigger as it is a Full Auto weapon. It’ll help you avoid awkward shot timing.

Sleeper Simulant / Threaded Needle (Linear Fusion Rifle)

Sleeper is finally back! It’s not as good as One Thousand Voices, but for anyone who has been waiting for it to finally be meta, the time as come. Grab it, throw on some mods and get shooting! Threaded Needle is easily the best Legendary Linear Fusion Rifle out there.

Anarchy (Grenade Launcher)

Anarchy has finally been nerfed. It’s still good, but it’s no longer far and away the best power weapon in the game. At this point it’s almost reached Gjallarhorn levels of infamy. If you have Anarchy, you can still get away with using it, but it’s no longer the best weapon in every situation.

Ascendancy (Rocket Launcher)

Once Bungie buffed Ascendancy’s Explosive Light perk, the rocket launcher is suddenly among the top rocket launchers in the game.

Update History

October 2021

  • Kinetic – Added Whispering Slab and The Last Breath.
  • Energy – Added Ticuu’s Divination.
  • Heavy –  Added Ascendancy.

September 2021

  • Kinetic – Added Vulpecula, Chroma Rush, Peacebond, Biting Winds, Scathelocke, and Traveler’s Chosen. Removed Seventh Seraph Carbine, Extraordinary Rendition, The Huckleberry, Hung Jury SR4, and Dead Man’s Tale.
  • Energy – Added Vex Mythoclast, Null Composure, Lorentz Driver, Le Monarque, and Wolftone Draw. Removed Shayura’s Wrath, Deafening Whisper, Truthteller, Sunshot, Vision of Confluence, Trustee, and Seventh Seraph CQC.
  • Heavy –  Added One Thousand Voices, Sleeper Simulant, and Threaded Needle. Removed Deathbringer, Hezen Vengeance, Code Duello, Wardcliff Coil, and Eyes of Tomorrow.

July 2021

  • Kinetic – Added Fatebringer, Hung Jury SR4, and The Huckleberry. Removed Heritage, Succession, and The Messenger.
  • Energy – Added Vision of Confluence and Shayura’s Wrath. Removed Seventh Seraph VY-7, Igneous Hammer, and The Palindrome.
  • Heavy –  Added Crown-Splitter, Quickfang, Corrective Measure, and Hezen Vengeance. Removed Blast Battue.

May 2021

  • Kinetic – Added Chroma Rush and Ignition Code. Removed Huckleberry, Sweet Business, Monte Carlo, SUROS Regime, No Time to Explain, and Hawkmoon.
  • Energy – Added Seventh Seraph VY-7. Removed Ticuu’s Divination.
  • Heavy –  Added Deathbringer. Removed Seventh Seraph SAW and Commemoration.

April 2021

  • Kinetic – Added Dead Man’s Tale, Succession, and Sweet Business. Removed False Promises, Dire Promise, and True Prophecy.
  • Energy – Added Seventh Seraph CQC, Igneous Hammer, and The Palindrome. Removed Fighting Lion.
  • Heavy –  Removed Subzero Salvo.

February 2021

  • Kinetic – Added Extraordinary Rendition, The Huckleberry, Hawkmoon. Removed Hailing Confusion, Cold Denial, The Old Fashioned, Friction Fire, Cold Front.
  • Energy – Added Ticuu’s Divination, Salvager’s Salvo, Fighting Lion. Removed Stars in Shadow, Death Adder, Seventh Seraph VY-7, Posterity, Xenoclast IV, Cloudtrike, Adored, IKELOS SR, and First In, Last Out.
  • Heavy –  Added Code Duello, Blast Battue, Eyes of Tomorrow, Subzero Salvo, Wardcliff Coil. Removed Steel Sybil Z-14, Honor’s Edge, Black Talon, Salvation’s Grip, Interference VI, Thermal Erosion, Avalanche, and Outrageous Fortune.

January 2021

  • Kinetic – Added False Promises, Cold Front, Seventh Seraph Officer Revolver, Friction Fire, and Cold Denial. Removed Biting Winds.
  • Energy – Removed Arsenic Bite-4b.
  • Heavy –  Added Black Talon and Avalanche.

December 2020 (Beyond Light Update 2)

  • Kinetic – Added SUROS Regime, Heritage, Seventh Seraph Carbine, and Witherhoard.
  • Energy – Added Deafening Whisper, First In, Last Out, Cloudstrike, Adorned, IKELOS SR, Seventh Seraph VY-7, Posterity, and Trustee.
  • Heavy –  Added The Lament, Seventh Seraph SAW, and Commemoration.

November 2020 (Beyond Light Update 1)

  • Kinetic – Added No Time to Explain, Hailing Confusion, Biting Winds, Monte Carlo, Escape Velocity, Night Watch, True Prophecy, and The Old Fashioned. Removed Witherhoard (Weapon Disabled Currently), Mountaintop, False Promises, Forward Path, Outbreak Perfected, Lonesome, Breachlight, Perfect Paradox, and Ace of Spades.
  • Energy – Added Arsenic Bite-4b, Truthteller, and Xenoclast IV. Removed Ruinous Effigy, Divinity, The Summoner, Hard Light, The Recluse, Eriana’s Vow, and First In, Last Out.
  • Heavy –  Added Salvation’s Grip, Interference VI, Thermal Erosion, Outrageous Fortune, Steel Sybil Z-14, and Honor’s Edge. Removed Temptation’s Hook, Black Talon, 21% Delirium, Thunderlord, Wendigo GL3, and One Thousand Voices.

August 2020

  • Kinetic – Added Ace of Spades. Removed Bite of the Fox.
  • Energy – No changes.
  • Heavy –  Added Thunderlord.

July 2020

  • Kinetic – Added Bite of the Fox, Perfect Paradox. Removed Spare Rations, Ace of Spades.
  • Energy – Added Ruinous Effigy, IKELOS SMG. Removed Reckless Oracle.
  • Heavy –  Removed Steel Sybil Z-14 and Honor’s Edge.

June 2020

  • Kinetic – Added Witherhoard, False Promises, and Lonesome. Removed Monte Carlo, Breakneck, Austringer, Seventh Seraph Carbine, Steelfeather Repeater, and Sweet Business.
  • Energy – Added Trinity Ghoul, Gnawing Hunger, Reckless Oracle. Removed Tommy’s Matchbook, Seventh Seraph CQC-12, Loaded Question, Trophy Hunter, and Python.
  • Heavy –  Added Temptation’s Hook, Wendigo GL3, and Falling Guillotine. Removed Heir Apparant and Love and Death.

May 2020

  • Kinetic – Added Breckneck and Austringer. Removed Breachlight and Exit Strategy. 
  • Energy – Added The Summoner, Trophy Hunter, Python, Divinity, and Seventh Seraph CQC-12.  Removed Arc Logic and Fourth Horseman.
  • Heavy –  Added Goldtusk, Heir Apparent, Anarchy. Removed Thunderlord, Wendigo GL3, and Stryker’s Sure Hand.

April 2020

  • Kinectic – Added Seventh Seraph Carbine, Dire Promise, Outbreak Perfected. Removed Breakneck, Sweet Business.
  • Energy – Added Sunshot, Last Hope, Seventh Seraph VY-7, The Fourth Horseman, Loaded Question. Removed Symmetry, Misfit.
  • Heavy – Added Honor’s Edge, Black Talon, Interference VI, Steel Sybil Z-14, Stryker’s Sure Hand. Removed Anarchy.

March 2020

  • Kinectic – Added Spare Rations, Sweet Business, Breakneck, Exit Strategy. Removed No Turning Back, Randy’s Throwing Knife, Patron of the Lost Causes, Izanagi’s Burden, Bygones, Blast Furnace.
  • Energy – Added Tommy’s Matchbook, Hard Light, Arc Logic, Misfit. Removed Subtle Calamity, Arsenic Bite-4b, Fighting Lion, Devil’s Ruin, Outlast.
  • Heavy – Added Anarchy. Removed Avalanche, Edgewise, Love and Death, Pyroclastic Flow, Zenobia-D.

February 2020

  • Kinectic – Added Monte Carlo, Ace of Spades. Removed Wish-Ender.
  • Energy – Added Arsenic Bite-4b, Devil’s Ruin. Removed Oxygen SR3, Graviton Lance, Telesto.
  • Heavy – Added Zenobia-D. Removed Black Talon.

January 2020

  • Kinectic – Added Bygones, Patron of the Lost Causes, Blast Furnace. Removed Rat King, Smuggler’s Word, Lonesome.
  • Energy – Added Fighting Lion, Graviton Lance, Telesto, Oxygen SR3. Removed Eriana’s Vow, Drang, Anonymous Autumn, Translation Theory.
  • Heavy – Added Avalanche, Pyroclastic Flow, Xenophage. Removed Fixed Odds, Bad Omens.

December 2019 (Season of Dawn Update)

  • Kinectic – Added Breachlight, Steelfeather Repeater, Wish-Ender, Rat King, Smuggler’s Word, No Turning Back, Randy’s Throwing Knife, Lonesome. Removed Braytech Werewolf, Pluperfect, Sweet Business, Breakneck, Exit Strategy, Huckleberry, Ace of Spades, Go Figure.
  • Energy – Added Symmetry, Outlast, Drang, Anonymous Autumn, Translation Theory. Removed Subjunctive, Misfit, Arc Logic, Arsenic Bite, Fighting Lion.
  • Heavy – Added Edgewise, Black Talon, Bad Oments, Crooked Fang-4fr. Removed Temporal Clause, Avalanche, Edge Transit, Swarm of the Raven.

December 2019

  • Kinectic – Added Exit Strategy. Removed Monte Carlo.
  • Energy – Added Arc Logic. Removed Loaded Question, Graviton Lance.
  • Heavy – Added Love and Death, Swarm of the Raven, Avalanche. Removed Through Fire and Flood, Zenobia-D.

November 2019

  • Kinectic – Added Braytech Werewolf, Sweet Business, The Huckleberry. Removed Outbreak Perfected, Ten Paces, Duke Mk 44.
  • Energy – Added Graviton Lance. Removed Arc Logic.
  • Heavy – Added Temporal Clause, Zenobia-D. Removed A Fine Memorial.

October 2019 (Update 2)

  • Kinectic – Added Monte Carlo, Duke Mk. 44, Pluperfect. Removed Austringer, Huckleberry, Trackless Wastes.
  • Energy – Added Subtle Calamity, Eriana’s Vow, Misfit, Arsenic Bite, Sunshot. Removed Every Waking Moment, Reckless Oracle, Telesto.
  • Heavy – Added Fixed odds, Through Fire and Flood, Zenobia-D, Avalanche. Removed Play of the Game, Swarm of the Raven, Love and Death, Deathbringer, One Thousand Voices.

October 2019

  • Kinectic – Added Go Figure, Ten Paces, Smuggler’s Word, and Trackless Waste. Removed Bad Juju, Midnight Coup, Rose, Blase Furnace.
  • Energy – Added Reckless Oracle, Subjunctive, Arc Logic, Every Waking Moment. Removed Sunshot, Ikelos Shotgun, Telesto, Graviton Lance, Jotunn, and Misfit.
  • Heavy – Added Wendigo GL3, Deathbringer, A Fine Memorial, One Thousand Voices, Love and Death. Removed Outrageous Fortune, Anarchy, Tractor Cannon, The Wardcliff Coil.

September 2019

  • Energy – Added Graviton Lance, IKELOS_SG_v1.01, Misfit, Jotunn. Removed Prometheus Lance, Tarrabah, Nation of Beasts, Hard Light.
  • Heavy – Added The Wardcliff Coil, Anarchy, Tractor Cannon, Edge Transit. Removed Fixed Odds, Wendigo GL3, Through Fire and Flood, One Thousand Voices.

August 2019

  • Kinetic – Added Rose. Removed Lumina.
  • Energy – Added Riskrunner, Prometheus Lens, Nation of Beasts, and Hard Light. Removed Beloved, Kindled Orchid, Trust, and The Epicurean.
  • Power – Added Play of the Game and Through Fire and Flood. Removed Bane of Sorrow and Legend of Acrius.

June 2019

  • Kinetic – Added Austringer, Lumina, and Bad Juju. Removed Go Figure, Duke Mk. 44, Threat Level.
  • Energy – Added Tarrabah, Beloved, Sunshot, The Epicurean, and Trust. Removed Riskrunner, IKELOS Shotgun, Jotunn, Telesto, and Subtle Calamity.
  • Power – Added Fixed Odds, Wendigo GL3, Legend of Acrius, and Swarm of the Raven. Removed Play of the Game, Edge Transit, Through Fire and Flood, and Bad Omens.

June 2019

  • Kinetic – Added The Mountaintop and Threat Level. Removed Bygones and Thorn.
  • Energy – Added Fighting Lion, Loaded Question, CALUS Mini-Tool, and Subtle Calamity. Removed Nation of Beasts, Trust, Hard Light, and Misfit.
  • Power – Added Play of the Game, Edge Transit, Through Fire and Blood, and Bane of Sorrows. Removed The Wardcliff Coil, Tractor Cannon, Whisper of the Worm, and Avalanche.

May 2019

  • Kinetic – Removed Spare Rations.
  • Energy – Added Telesto, Hard Light, Misfit. Removed The Ringing Nail, Luna’s Howl, and Prometheus Lens.
  • Power – Added Bad Omens. Removed The Prospector.

And that’s that for our guide to the best PVE weapons in Destiny 2! Thanks for taking the time to check it out. We wish all of you trigger happy Guardians out there the best of luck in mowing down the forces of darkness.


Destiny 2: 10 Best Raid Weapons, Ranked

Raids are pinnacle activities in most MMORPGs, tasking a group of players to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds in the hopes of obtaining the best gear that game has to offer.

Related: Destiny 2: The Best Hand Cannons For PvE

Destiny 2 might lack large-scale parties for its Raid activities, but it has a good pool of valuable weapons for players to chase. Many argue that Destiny 2's raid weapons are lacking compared to recent additions. While that can be argued, certain raid Legendaries and Exotics contain perk combinations or synergize with playstyles better than any other weapon available. Ranging from Hand Cannons of Trace Rifles, here are the 15 best raid weapons in Destiny 2.

Updated July 9th, 2021, by Charles Burgar: The Vault of Glass raid released in Season of the Splicer, introducing some fan-favorite weapons from the original Destiny with new perk pools. Some of these weapons are incredible, containing perk combinations that make these weapons the best of their respective archetype. We've added certain VoG weapons to the list that are worth your attention. Each entry will now also state how you can obtain the weapon and any perks you should keep your eyes out for.

10 The Supremacy

How to obtain: Last Wish raid (any encounter and chest)

Returning from the original Destiny, The Supremacy is a Rapid Fire Kinetic Sniper Rifle that is versatile enough to be a solid choice for any activity.

A massive 5 round magazine can be further enhanced with magazine perks, mods, or Triple Tap. It won't beat out most meta PvE weapons, but it can hold its own. For PvP, this weapon is one of Destiny 2's best Sniper Rifles. Snapshot Sights compliments this weapon's low zoom and great aim assist stats nicely, making this a fantastic choice for sniping Guardians in the Crucible. So long as you get a god roll, The Supremacy is able to hang in any activity.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One: Snapshot Sights, Outlaw (PvE)
  • Column Two: Kill Clip, Triple Tap (PvE)

9 Commemoration

How to obtain: Deep Stone Crypt raid (Atraks encounter)

Every player can use a good Commemoration in their inventory. This Adaptive Frame Heavy Machine Gun is a direct replacement for Black Armory's Hammerhead, packed with an absurd amount of range and a great selection of perks.

Unlike Hammerhead, Commemoration has an arguably stronger selection of perks; Reconstruction and Rampage turn this weapon into a hybrid between 21% Delirium and Hammerhead thanks to the weapon's 100-round magazine when Reconstruction is active. Dragonfly can also roll instead of Rampage, giving this weapon a surprising amount of group-clearing potential. For PvP, any roll works here due to the gun's incredible stat package. If you do want to min-max, Dynamic Sway Reduction and either Rampage or Moving Target are your best bet.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One: Reconstruction, Dynamic Sway Reduction (PvP)
  • Column Two: Rampage, Dragonfly, Under Pressure (PvP)

8 One Thousand Voices

How to obtain: Last Wish raid (final encounter)

Crafted from the bones of the Ahamkara, One Thousand Voices is an explosive Heavy Exotic Fusion Rifle. Unlike most Fusions, this weapon fires a concentrated beam of energy that explodes after a short delay. It strikes a solid balance between add-clear and single-target DPS without running into ammo issues.

Related: Destiny 2: The Best Fusion Rifles

The weapon's only downside is its acquisition method. To obtain this incredible weapon, you must slay Riven of a Thousand Voices and complete the following encounter to open a chest. If you get your hands on this weapon, One Thousand Voices rewards dedicated raiders with a versatile Fusion Rifle that can clear waves of enemies and minibosses with ease.

However, what makes One Thousand Voices worth a mention is its ability to generate Warmind Cells. While Wrath of Rasputin is equipped, the beam's AoE explosion can make Warmind Cells if you kill enough targets. You can also turn One Thousand Voices into a workhorse weapon with Fusion Rifle Scavenger and finder mods. Despite each mod description, Fusion Rifle Finder mods will spawn Heavy ammo if this gun is equipped. When paired with scavenger mods, you can fire this weapon with reckless abandon, spawn Warmind Cells, and deal respectable damage versus bosses.

7 Corrective Measure

How to obtain: Vault of Glass raid (Conflux, Templar, and Atheon encounters)

Machine Guns might not be in the best spot currently, but Corrective Measure has such a unique perk pool that it's worth chasing. If you love using Machine Guns for add-clear, you're going to love this gun.

Corrective Measure is one of the only Machine Guns that can roll with Subsistence, automatically reloading a portion of your magazine on a kill. You can pair this with One for All for a massive damage boost. Alternatively, you can use Firefly, allowing this weapon to deal both Void and Solar damage. Arguably the most unique roll on this gun is Demolitionist and Adrenaline Junkie, allowing you to create a grenadier build that is supported by your Heavy weapon. It's already a solid Heavy weapon for casual PvE content, but when Machine Guns get buffed next season, expect this weapon to become one of the best Machine Guns for PvE.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One: Subsistence, Demolitionist
  • Column Two: One for All, Firefly, Adrenaline Junkie (only use with Demolitionist)

6 Praedyth's Revenge

How to obtain: Vault of Glass raid (Oracle and Atheon encounters)

Praedyth's Revenge is the best Legendary Sniper Rifle for boss DPS in Destiny 2. This Rapid-Fire sniper is capable of rolling with Rewind Rounds and High-Impact Reserves, allowing this weapon to fire over a dozen shots before needing to reload. With High-Impact Reserves buffing most of your rounds, Praedyth's Revenge packs a serious punch. It isn't a great choice for PvP due to its inability to roll with Snapshot Sights, but for PvE, this sniper is an excellent choice.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One: Rewind Rounds
  • Column Two: High-Impact Reserves, Frenzy

5 Fatebringer

How to obtain: Vault of Glass raid (Templar and Gatekeeper encounters)

While Hand Cannons aren't the best for pinnacle PvE content, Fatebringer manages to break the mold with its excellent selection of perks and great stat package. You won't find a better Kinetic 140 Hand Cannon.

The curated roll for Fatebringer comes with Explosive Payload and Firefly, allowing this weapon to one-tap red bars in PvE. Precision final blows will then cause an explosion that deals more damage than unmodded Dragonfly while also granting a reload speed bonus. If general add-clear isn't your cup of tea, you can run Osmosis and Thresh instead. Osmosis is especially interesting since it rolls in the first column, allowing you to use it alongside a damage perk like Kill Clip. This allows Fatebringer to deal Stasis damage, making it an excellent choice for certain Elemental Well builds for PvE.

For PvP, Fatebringer is the best Kinetic 140 you'll find. Its stats alone make it a better alternative to Dire Promise, its only competition in terms of Legendary 140s. Perks like Killing Wind and Eye of the Storm give Fatebringer a level of consistency that few Hand Cannons can offer, allowing you to chain precision hits against Guardians with relative ease. If you dislike how slow 120s feel and can't use Palindrome, Fatebringer is an excellent choice.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One: Explosive Payload, Killing Wind, Osmosis (PvE)
  • Column Two: Firefly (PvE), Eye of the Storm (PvP), Opening Shot (PvP)

4 Heritage

How to obtain: Deep Stone Crypt raid (Atraks-1 and Descent encounters)

Heritage fills a similar niche that Chaperone does but without requiring an Exotic slot. This weapon is a Precision Frame Shotgun that has an absurd amount of range, capable of one-tapping Guardians to the head at 11 meters with the right perks.

Related: Destiny 2: Every Possible Way To Obtain Spoils Of Conquest

Killing Wind and Slideshot gives this weapon nearly 12 meters of range when both perks are active, outranging nearly every other Legendary Shotgun in the game. Better yet, Heritage's excellent handling and sights make landing headshots a breeze. For PvE, it also serves as a great compliment to First In, Last Out since it can roll with Reconstruction and Recombination. This gun is a must for damaging Taniks in the Deep Stone Crypt raid, which is where this weapon drops from.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One: Reconstruction, Slideshot (PvP)
  • Column Two: Recombination (PvE), Killing Wind (PvP)

3 Succession

How to obtain: Deep Stone Crypt raid (Atraks-1 encounter)

Due to its Aggressive Frame, Succession is capable of one-tapping Guardians with a body shot in PvP if you have a 20% damage buff. Empowering Rifts and High-Energy Fire makes this Sniper Rifle a force to be reckoned with in PvP.

Surprisingly, Succession is a phenomenal PvE Sniper Rifle as well. Reconstruction and Vorpal Weapon make for an excellent combination in Nightfalls and Master Lost Sectors. With the right perks, you can have an eight-round Sniper Rifle output an absurd amount of damage to majors, Champions, and bosses in a single magazine. Guardians that want a good PvE sniper will have a hard time finder a better alternative.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One: Reconstruction, Killing Wind (PvP)
  • Column Two: Vorpal Weapon, Snapshot Sights (PvP)

2 Divinity

How to obtain: Garden of Salvation raid (requires the Divine Fragmentation quest)

With the removal of stacking buffs and debuffs introduced in Shadowkeep, maintaining debuffs on high-priority targets is near-essential for Destiny 2's Grandmaster Nightfalls and raids.

Those who wish to use something besides Sunbreaker Titans or Nightstalker Hunters should obtain Divinity. This Exotic Trace Rifle sacrifices raw damage output for utility. While Divinity is damaging a target, they will take increased damage atop of precision damage from any source. You can apply this debuff safely from cover while teammates strike the target with high-damage weapons. While it might be locked behind a quest that culminates into a tough challenge in the Garden of Salvation raid, the reward is more than worth the trouble it puts you through.

1 Anarchy

How to obtain: Purchased from the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower. Costs 1 Exotic Cipher, 150,000 Glimmer, 240 Spoils of Conquest, and 2 Ascendant Shards.

One of Destiny 2's most unique Exotics is Anarchy, a Grenade Launcher that fires Arc traps instead of explosive ordinance.

Obtained from the Exotic Kiosk for 240 Spoils of Conquest, Anarchy is best utilized as a damage-over-time weapon. Sticking two grenades on a target will deal constant Arc damage for over ten seconds, which gives ample time for the user to switch weapons and output even more damage. These grenades also create electric wires between each other, allowing you to create deadly tripwires on any surface. Better yet, swapping to another weapon will cause Anarchy's grenades to inherit any anti-Champion properties your weapon might have, making this gun the most versatile Exotic in all of Destiny 2.

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