Kinetic Weapon destiny 2 It has been abandoned in recent years. Despite slightly increasing precision damage, it lacks its own perks for synergizing with certain subclass features. Because of this, you might think that Kinetic Weapons would become obsolete, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Some of Destiny 2’s best weapons deal kinetic damage, from high-damage sniper rifles to grenade launchers that fire taken-bright. In this list, we examine ten of these meta-defining weapons and show why their lack of elemental damage is compensated for by a combination of perks or features.
Updated by Charles Burgar on April 9, 2023. Lightfall is here, bringing dozens of new guns to chase and lots of retribution, all with new perks to chase after. We’ve updated this list to include a reimagined Hung Jury Scout his rifle, showcasing its awesome perk combination and new his Kinetic Tremors trait.
The entries are PvE focused and are in no particular order.
how to get: Deep Stone Crypto Raid.
Inheritance is arguably the best Legendary Sniper you’ll find in Destiny 2, at least as far as kinetics are concerned. originates from the easiest raid in
Most players will want to chase reconstruction Either Recombinant again launch lineReconstruction works like a hybrid of Overflow and Auto-Loading Holster, passively loading bullets into the magazine until it is doubled in capacity. Recombination greatly increases the damage of the first shot if you kill a few enemies beforehand, so it’s great for taking down majors and champions. We recommend using a completely separate weapon category. However, if the sniper wants to use his rifle to take down bosses, with this gun he is best using Firing Line. Overall, Succession is great at shutting out majors and champions, and can also act as a backup DPS weapon in a pinch.
Recombination, Launch Line (PvE)
how to get: Deep Stone Crypt Raid (cloning and disarming encounters)
The Slug Shotgun is one of the best Destiny 2 special weapons in both PvE and PvP. Heritage is arguably the best product, with a great base stats package and some exclusive perks. With the right rolls, this weapon reaches Duality range and consistency without needing Exotic slots.
For PvE, Rebuild and Recombine is a great combo. Weapons reload passively, and kills with other weapons increase the damage of the next shot, making it much easier to one-shot majors. For PvP, hipfire grips and off-hud strikes Makes the Heritage a consistent headshot machine.
Rebuild, Hipfire Grip (PvP)
Recombination, Offhand Strike (PvP), Killing Wind
8 Izanagi’s Burden
how to get: Purchased from Exotic Kiosk in the Tower.cost
Sometimes one sniper rifle bullet isn’t enough. Or two. Or three. With Izanagi’s Burden, you combine four bullets into one supercharged round, annihilating anything that enters your crosshairs. In PvE, it’s meta for most raid bosses and great for shutting down champions.In PvP, Izanagi’s Burden shuts down Supers, and if you have enough ammo, Guardians can hit your body with one tap.
how to get: Disciple’s Oath raid (first three encounters).
Submission is a 900 RPM SMG that acts as a kinetic version of the funnel web. This weapon has a fast rate of fire, high accuracy, and some nice perks that make it even more deadly. Overflow and Frenzy are arguably the best combination, and this weapon can have a ridiculous 80-round magazine that does a lot of damage.
It’s also a powerful weapon in the Crucible. Killing Wind and Encore can extend the gun’s effective range to the distance of Multimach and Shayura’s Wrath. This means that the gun has an effective range comparable to most auto rifles. Obedience is worth the effort if you are willing to participate in the raid.
Overflow, Encore (PvP)
Frenzy, Killing Wind (PvP)
6 Hanjuri SR4
how to get: A potential Nightfall reward.
Hung Jury is back in Season of Defiance. This time her Perk pool has been updated. I lost Explosive Payload in the second perk row, Hung Jury can now roll with Kinetic Tremors. This perk releases multiple shockwaves after landing 6 shots, dealing massive damage considering the easy proc requirement.
Combine Kinetic Tremors with Shoot to Loot to create a stunning long-range primary for your endgame content that can deal solid AoE damage while siphoning ammo from afar. If you’re not a fan of Kinetic Tremors, Rapid Hit paired with Frenzy is a great roll. It’s also the only Kinetic Scout Rifle you can roll in Firefly., offering several options to suit your playstyle. While not bad in PvP, Scouts generally lag behind the current PvP meta. For PvE, the Hung Jury SR4 is a solid choice for all activities.
shoot to root, rapid hit
Kinetic Tremor, Firefly, Frenzy
Five Travelers Chosen
how to get: Purchased from Exotic Kiosk in the Tower. Requires 1 Exotic Cypher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Legendary Shards, and 1 Ascendant Shard.
The Travelers Chosen has not lived up to its intended purpose. This pistol is the pinnacle of ability-generating Exotics and is perfect for any Destiny 2-playing, grenade-smashing, melee-loving Guardian. Kills with this weapon grant a stack of Gathering Light, which when consumed grants a tremendous amount of Ability Energy.
A few kills can restore most or all of your ability energy, allowing you to fire off abilities with little concern for cooldowns. Also, when using the weapon’s Exotic Catalyst, the Traveler’s Chosen matches subclass elements and fires in full auto. Simply put, the Traveler’s Chosen is the ultimate weapon for buildcrafters.
Four wish ender
how to get: Complete the “Broken Talisman” quest obtained from the Shattered Throne Dungeon.
Like Arbalest, Wish-Ender saw a full 180 in one balance patch. Season of the Plunder greatly enhanced the Wish Ender, turning this weapon into the ultimate endgame bow. Each arrow hits its target multiple times, so frequent one taps against the red bar in the most difficult PvE content.
Even better, Wish-Ender has an anti-barrier round that can bypass Barrier Champion Shields and other objects (especially the shields held by Cabal and Vex Hydra). It destroys red bars, deals great damage to majors, counters barrier champions, has infinite ammo and is effective at all ranges. If you need one, look no further than Wish Enders.
3 barrel tray
how to get: Vault of Glass raid (Templar encounter).
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better hand cannon in PvE than the Fatebringer. This 140 RPM hand cannon has some great perk combinations that make it stand out from the rest. This is the only hand cannon that has Explosive Payload on row 1, Osmosis on row 1, and access to Firefly.
Quite a few builds allow you to take full advantage of what Fatebringer has to offer. Need a good workhorse weapon? Get your roll in Explosive Payload and Firefly. Want to make a monochrome build? Uses infiltration with damage perks. Interested in PvP? Get roles in Explosive Payload and Eye of the Storm. There is no activity that Fatebringer disappoints.
Explosive Payload, Infiltration (PvE)
Firefly, Eye of the Storm (PvP)
how to get: Exotic engrams and surreal.
After Arbalest was buffed to counter Barrier Champions, it became the single best kinetic weapon for endgame content. Can counter barrier champions, ignores shield resistance, and auto-reloads after breaking a shield if Catalyst is installed. Arbalest also has great precision damage from long range, making it an excellent replacement for Kinetic His Sniper His Rifle and similar weapons. It’s not bad in PvP either, but loses to Roentz Drivers most of the time. If it’s your first time diving into Destiny 2’s Endgame, make sure you own Arbalest.
how to get: Purchased from Exotic Kiosk in the Tower. Requires 1 Exotic Cypher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Legendary Shards, and 1 Ascendant Shard.
The Witherhoard is the ultimate utility weapon in Destiny 2. This specialized grenade launcher fires a taken blight that creates a sustained damage field. It sounds boring on paper, but this single Bright can:
Lock down objectives and spawn locations.
Give passive DPS to bosses.
Shut down Super in PvP (if you stick to your target).
Powers Exotics such as the Starfire Protocol.
Witherhoard is available in some way in almost every build of Destiny 2. It’s also extremely ammo efficient, with a huge 22 ammo capacity, so you’ll rarely run out of ammo. If you’re having trouble finding exotics to run, Witherhoard is always a good option.
Next: Destiny 2: All New Weapons in Lightfall