Destiny 2 Deep Weapons: How to get “Taken” weapons

by | May 23, 2023

On top of delivering Titan, a returning Destination, Season of the Deep also feature several brand-new weapons that are making a lot of noise. Referred by many as Taken weapons, some of these definitely have the potential to become top-tier, and you should definitely farm them before they go.

This guide covers all the weapons from Season of the Deep (S21) activities (Salvage or Deep Dives) and tells you how to best farm them.

The best Deep weapons in Destiny 2

The list below includes every Deep weapon in the game (it’s still a little too early to rank them, but we’ll update this section as we land diverse rolls to play around with):

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
A Distant Pull art Destiny 2A Distant PullSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisSeason 21YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis


PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21KineticCraftable
Different Times art Destiny 2Different TimesPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStrandSeason 21YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element Strand


PvE + PvPSeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21KineticCraftableTop-tier
Epochal Integration art Destiny 2Epochal IntegrationHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 21YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvE + PvPSeasonal activityError icon V2Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21EnergyNo
Rapacious Appetite art Destiny 2Rapacious AppetiteSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisSeason 21YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis


Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21KineticCraftable
Targeted Redaction art Destiny 2Targeted RedactionHand CannonAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidSeason 21YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void


Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21EnergyCraftableTop-tier
Thin Precipice art Destiny 2Thin PrecipiceSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyStrandSeason 21YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand-Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21HeavyCraftable
Until Its Return art Destiny 2Until Its ReturnShotgunRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStrandSeason 21YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStrand Element Strand-Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21KineticCraftable

Deep weapons also feature a unique Origin trait.

-TraitSourceActivation | EffectsSpecsSource TypeReleased
Unsated Hunger Origin Trait artUnsated HungerDeep weaponsncreased handling, reload speed, and stability when no abilities are fully charged. Swords gain increased guard resistance and charge rate instead.-ActivitySeason 21

💠 Did you know? Every single Deep weapon can be crafted

Deep weapons Taken

Deep weapons, Destiny 2

Deep weapons God rolls

It’s not always easy to figure out which weapons are worth farming at the start of a Season. And even for those weapons that rise to the top of the meta, what rolls should we look for?

We hear you and tackling Deep weapons one by one and tell you whether they’re worth it and respective god rolls:

Destiny 2 Deep “Taken” weapons farm: Where to find them

Unlike past Seasons that were plagued with confusing currencies and gameplay loops, Season of the Deep features the same streamlined system introduced with Season of Defiance. This system comes with fewer currencies and items to deal with and is, hands down, much simpler to understand. In a nutshell, there are mainly three methods to acquire Deep weapons:

  • Completing seasonal activities: Salvage or Deep Dive
  • Decoding Deep engrams at the Station at the H.E.L.M.
  • Increasing your Sonar Station Reputation

If you’re specifically looking for the returning Reckoning weapons, you cover how to use Focused Fishing to them here.

Season of the Deep reputation screen

Season of the Deep reputation, Destiny 2

Seasonal activities

Season 21’s gameplay loop is as straightforward as it gets. There are no intermediate currencies to farm nor steps to complete. You can simply head to the Deep activities playlist and start farming completions. And that’s it! You don’t need to farm Umbral energy or anything like that.

Pro tip: Having a Salvage Key will reward you with more seasonal loot, including Deep weapons, when completing Season of the Deep activities.

Deep engrams

Completing Deep activities when possessing a Salvage Key will reward you with Deep Engrams. These can be taken to the Sonar Station at the H.E.L.M. and focused into Deep weapons or Armor.

The cost to focus Deep engrams has been greatly reduced compared to previous seasons. You’ll simply require the following:

  • 2 Deep Engram (or 4 if you want a specific weapon)
  • 3,000 Glimmer
Deep weapons Decoding

Deep weapons Decoding, Destiny 2

Before you go…

Don’t miss more of our guides featuring many of the exciting new features delivered with Lightfall and Year 5 seasons:

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, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) 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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