Destiny 2 Dares of Eternity Weapons: Rotation & Tier list

by | Sep 20, 2022 | Weapons

As a fun 6-man activity that is free to all players, Dares of Eternity is a much-liked part of the Destiny 2 experience.

And on top of being engaging and fun to run with friends, it offers large quantities of loot, including exclusive gear that can’t be found anywhere else. In fact, some of its weapons are considered to be among the best weapons in the game.

In this guide, we cover all the exclusive Dares of Eternity weapons, as well as all the other Legendary weapons on rotation this week.

Dares of Eternity weapons this week: September 20, 2022

This section covers all the “common” Legendary weapons that can be earned from Dares of Eternity this week. Most of these are also part of the World loot pool, but be aware that a few of these were removed from the World pool seasons ago and can only be accessed via Dares of Eternity.

Different weapons will become available every week at reset, on Tuesdays at 10 am PDT.

ArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #
Nature of the BeastHand CannonArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Falling Guillotine Destiny 2 artFalling GuillotineSwordVoid VoidHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 3
False PromisesAuto RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Temptation's HookSwordArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 3
Cold Denial Destiny 2 artCold DenialPulse RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Whispering SlabCombat BowKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Hollow WordsFusion RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 3
Seventh Seraph CarbineAuto RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Seventh Seraph Officer RevolverHand CannonKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Seventh Seraph SAW Destiny 2Seventh Seraph SAWMachine GunArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 3
Destiny 2 Seventh Seraph CQC-12Seventh Seraph CQC-12ShotgunSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 3
Seventh Seraph VY-7Submachine GunArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Truthteller Destiny 2 artTruthtellerGrenade LauncherVoid VoidSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 3
Seventh Seraph SI-2SidearmVoid VoidPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3

All weapons

ArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #
Dire Promise Destiny 2 artDire PromiseHand CannonKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 1
Enigma's DrawSidearmKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 1
True ProphecyHand CannonKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 1
Timelines' VertexFusion RifleSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 1
Honor's EdgeSwordArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 1
Jian 7 RiflePulse RifleArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 1
Distant TumulusSniper RifleSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 1
Destiny 2 Interference VIInterference VIGrenade LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 1
Arsenic Bite-4bCombat BowArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 1
Escape VelocitySubmachine GunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 1
"First In, Last Out"ShotgunArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 2
Main IngredientFusion RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 2
Long Shadow Destiny 2 artLong ShadowSniper RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 2
Night WatchScout RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 2
LonesomeSidearmKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 2
Gnawing Hunger Destiny 2 artGnawing HungerAuto RifleVoid VoidPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 2
IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2Submachine GunArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 2
Last PerditionPulse RifleVoid VoidPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 2
Steel Sybil Z-14SwordVoid VoidHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 2
Last DanceSidearmArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 2
Toil and TroubleShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 2
WishbringerShotgunSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 2
Berenger's MemoryGrenade LauncherVoid VoidHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 2
IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SR_v1.0.2Sniper RifleSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 2
Nature of the BeastHand CannonArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Falling Guillotine Destiny 2 artFalling GuillotineSwordVoid VoidHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 3
False PromisesAuto RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Temptation's HookSwordArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 3
Cold Denial Destiny 2 artCold DenialPulse RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Whispering SlabCombat BowKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Hollow WordsFusion RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 3
Seventh Seraph CarbineAuto RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Seventh Seraph Officer RevolverHand CannonKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Seventh Seraph SAW Destiny 2Seventh Seraph SAWMachine GunArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRotation 3
Destiny 2 Seventh Seraph CQC-12Seventh Seraph CQC-12ShotgunSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 3
Seventh Seraph VY-7Submachine GunArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3
Truthteller Destiny 2 artTruthtellerGrenade LauncherVoid VoidSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRotation 3
Seventh Seraph SI-2SidearmVoid VoidPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRotation 3

By the way, a big thank you to the creators of this handy Google Sheet covering all gear and bosses.

Best Dares of Eternity weapons: Tier list

Checkmark icon V3Weapons from Dares of Eternity do not require a DLC (free-to-play).

Keep in mind that since the release of Season of Plunder (S18), Dares of Eternity weapons now come with the following Origin Trait:

-TraitSourceActivation | EffectsSpecsSource TypeReleased
Hot Swap Origin TraitHot SwapDares of EternitySwitching to this weapon while you are damaged strongly increases its handling for a short duration. Swords gain increased charge speed, guard resistance, and guard endurance instead.-ActivitySeason 18

While the section above covers all the “common” Legendary weapons in rotation, this table covers all the exclusive Dares of Eternity weapons that can be purchased from Xûr in Eternity using Treasure Keys:

NameWeaponsTypeArchetypeAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?RankSourceAvailable?Tier rankSource ❘ DLCFinal VerdictReleasedPerks
Wastelander M5Wastelander M5 art
Wastelander M5
ShotgunLightweightSpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesS › BestDares of Eternity
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Dares of Eternity

Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE God Roll: Subsistence + One-Two Punch
PvP God Roll: Perpetual Motion (also good: Slideshot) + Opening Shot

► Wastelander M5 is one of the better-feeling shotguns in Destiny 2. It has a nice hipfire reticle and feels very snappy, even when compared to other Lightweight options. Featuring an excellent perk pool, the Wastelander M5 is one of the best Lightweight options in the Crucible right now.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE God Roll: Subsistence + One-Two Punch
PvP God Roll: Perpetual Motion (also good: Slideshot) + Opening Shot
Retraced PathRetraced Path art
Retraced Path
Trace RifleAdaptiveSpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongDares of Eternity
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Dares of Eternity

Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Subsistence (also good: Feeding Frenzy) + Golden Tricorn (also good: Frenzy)

► The only non-exotic Trace rifle in the entire game, Retraced Path also happens to have good base stats. Even better than those of Coldheart. And with the right perks, this can be a great PVE alternative.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Subsistence (also good: Feeding Frenzy) + Golden Tricorn (also good: Frenzy)
BxR-55 BattlerBxR-55 Battler art
BxR-55 Battler
Pulse RifleLegacy PR-55PrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongDares of Eternity
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Dares of Eternity

Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Legacy PR-55

PvE God Roll: Outlaw (also good: Perpetual Motion) + Kill Clip (also good: Blunt Execution Rounds)

► The BxR is a one-of-a-kind Pulse rifle. Meant to pay homage to Halo’s iconic Battle rifle, the BxR goes above and beyond to fill that role. Not only does it look a lot like the Battle rifle, but it also behaves a lot like it too.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Legacy PR-55

PvE God Roll: Outlaw (also good: Perpetual Motion) + Kill Clip (also good: Blunt Execution Rounds)
Pardon Our DustPardon Our Dust art
Pardon Our Dust
Grenade LauncherLightweightSpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongDares of Eternity
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Dares of Eternity

Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Ambitious Assassin) + Vorpal Weapon

► Pardon Our Dust might be one of the most versatile weapons in the game. It can provide menacing add clear with Ambitious Assassin, strong backup DPS with Auto-Loading Holster and Vorpal Weapon, or work in ability-focused builds with Demolitionist or Wellspring. Pardon Our Dust is simply an excellent weapon all around.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Ambitious Assassin) + Vorpal Weapon
Half-TruthsHalf-Truths art
Half-Truths
SwordAdaptiveHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageDares of Eternity
Average

B



Excels in:
PvP
Dares of Eternity

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Relentless Strikes + Eager Edge (also good: Tireless Blade)

► Half-Truths is one of two swords that can roll with the perk Eager Edge. This perk alone sets it above the rest as it is incredibly fun and allows you to travel at outrageous speeds with specific abilities, such as Icarus Dash.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Relentless Strikes + Eager Edge (also good: Tireless Blade)
The Other HalfThe Other Half art
The Other Half
SwordAdaptiveHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageDares of Eternity
Average

B



Excels in:
PvP
Dares of Eternity

Free-to-Play
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Eager Edge + Whirlwind Blade (also good: Frenzy)

► Like its "other half"', The Other Half lives and dies by the Eager Edge perk. A fun option in PvE and a surprisingly strong option in PvP, make it rank above other Adaptive archetype swords.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Eager Edge + Whirlwind Blade (also good: Frenzy)

These are the different Tier levels used for this ranking:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking weapon types.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong weapon types, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier – Average: Decent choices that can be lethal in the hands of a skilled player.
  • C Tier – Weak: The middle of the pack, somewhat mediocre.
  • D Tier – Worst: Lagging behind the competition, these don’t have much to offer.

Dares of Eternity weapons farm: How to get them

With The Witch Queen, Strange Coins can no longer be earned from completing activities in the game. This means farming Dares of Eternity loot became much harder. That said, the situation is finally improving. With the release of Season of the Haunted (S17):

Increased Strange Coins earned from the reward chest in Dares of Eternity from 1 to 3. This does not affect the number of Strange Coins earned from Lightning Round chests.

This won’t bring us back to when Bungie’s 30th Anniversary launched, but it will certainly help ease the process.

Pinnacle and Powerful rewards

Finally, as an added bonus, Dares of Eternity also reward Pinnacle and Powerful gear:

SourceLocationIncreaseFrequencyFireteam needed?Fireteam neededRequiresRequirementsType
Dares of Eternity
250,000 score
Eternity+2Weekly

No

No
Free-to-Play
Free-to-PlayPinnacle
Dares of Eternity
3 completions
Eternity+3Weekly

No

No
Free-to-Play
Free-to-PlayPowerful

This will definitely help you level up at the start of the season!

Are you a fan of Dares of Eternity? Do you still play it every week?

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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  1. infearow

    do you know what a eager skate is?

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