Destiny 2 Defiance of Yasmin: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Feb 26, 2024

Sniper rifles have always been in a weird spot in Destiny 2’s meta; while some people swear by them, others simply opt for fusion rifles, shotguns, and grenade launchers.

Today, we’ll cover arguably one of the best weapons from the King’s Fall raid: the Defiance of Yasmin sniper rifle. From what perks to look out for on it to comparing it to stiff competition, everything you need to know to determine this weapon’s usefulness is right here. Let’s begin.

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Defiance of Yasmin artDefiance of YasminAdaptiveLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


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Season 18KineticCraftableTop-tier

How to get Defiance of Yasmin

Defiance of Yasmin is one of six legendary weapons to come from the free-to-play King’s Fall raid. You can obtain copies of this sniper rifle in two ways: either randomly from the Warpriest, Daughters, and Oryx encounters, or you can purchase copies for 20 Spoils of Conquest at the end-of-raid vendor.

In addition to its normal variant, Defiance of Yasmin has an Adept (Harrowed) edition obtainable from King’s Fall raid’s Master difficulty. Not only does this unique version come with enhanced stats, but you’ll also be able to enhance its perks and slot unique mods. We cover the entire Destiny 2 King’s Fall loot table here.

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How to get Defiance of Yasmin, Destiny 2

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How good is Defiance of Yasmin

Despite sniper rifles not always being at the top of the meta, Defiance of Yasmin excels past the majority of its competition in all areas of the game.

In PvE, snipers simply aren’t that popular right now. Fusion rifles and shotguns are generally the top special weapons for DPS, while wave frame grenade launchers like Forbearance have ad clear on lock. Despite this, Yasmin does have some relatively potent perks that allow it to excel in situations that favor sniper rifles over their competition.

Moving over to The Crucible, this weapon has a surprising amount going for it. While you’re unlikely to see players claiming Defiance of Yasmin is their favorite sniper, it has the stats and perks to hold its ground pretty well against other top choices, such as the Mercurial Overreach.

Due to its above-average potency and a solid selection of desirable perks, Defiance of Yasmin is an A-Tier weapon in both PvE and PvP.

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
The Supremacy art Destiny 2The SupremacyRapid-FireLegendarySpecialKineticForsaken PackYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvE + PvPLast Wish RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesForsaken Icon (final) Destiny 2
Forsaken Pack
Season 4KineticCraftableTop-tierKinetic Tremors,Bait and Switch
Succession Destiny 2 artSuccessionAggressiveLegendarySpecialKineticBeyond Light PackYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvE + PvPDeep Stone Crypt RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Icon (final) Destiny 2
Beyond Light Pack
Season 12KineticCraftableTop-tierReconstruction
Mercurial Overreach art Destiny 2Mercurial OverreachAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc


PvPCrucible CompetitiveError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Season 21EnergyNoTop-tier

Defiance of Yasmin Perks and God Rolls

The Defiance of Yasmin sniper rifle can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: No Distractions, Osmosis, Shoot to Loot, Lead from Gold, Ensemble, Snapshot Sights, Firefly
  • Perk 2: Moving Target, Slickdraw, Firing Line, Opening Shot, Vorpal Weapon, Focused Fury, Demolitionist
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Defiance of Yasmin God rolls, Destiny 2

Defiance of Yasmin PvE god roll

  • Barrel: Fluted Barrel
  • Magazine: Tactical Mag
  • Perk 1: Lead from Gold (also good: Ensemble)
  • Perk 2: Firing Line
  • Masterwork: Handling

When building this weapon for PvE, you’ll want to start by prioritizing handling and reload speed; handling is useful during DPS rotations, while reload speed is vital due to the lack of an auto-reloading perk in Yasmin’s pool.

As for main perks, Lead from Gold and Firing Line is the most common combination, and rightfully so. However, worth mentioning in the first column is Ensemble. Especially if you’re already getting Firing Line to trigger, Ensemble should work most of the time to grant extra reload speed. To top it all off, Runneth Over (the King’s Fall origin trait) has the same proc condition as both of these perks, allowing for an overflowed magazine as well.

Defiance of Yasmin PvE God Roll Destiny 2

Defiance of Yasmin PvE God Roll (d2foundryGG)

Defiance of Yasmin PvP god roll

  • Barrel: Arrowhead Brake (also good: Polygonal Rifling)
  • Magazine: Steady Rounds
  • Perk 1: Snapshot Sights
  • Perk 2: Opening Shot
  • Masterwork: Handling or Stability

In PvP, Yasmin follows the same trend as most other snipers do. Begin by maximizing your handling and stability stats to reduce flinch and increase weapon swap speeds.

From here, the path for the main perks is clear: Snapshot Sights and Opening Shot. These both grant significantly more consistency to your shots, allowing you to outplay your opponents reliably.

Defiance of Yasmin PvP God Roll Destiny 2

Defiance of Yasmin PvP God Roll (d2foundryGG)

Before you go

Interested in more top-tier PvP weapons from King’s Fall? You should definitely check out these Midha’s Reckoning God Rolls.

About The Author

Andrew Sideris
Andrew Sideris
With my over seven years of game knowledge, six months of writing experience for, and hundreds of Blueberries already guided through endgame content, I hope to allow newcomers to have the same great introduction I had all those years ago. You can find Andrew on Twitter.
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