Destiny 2 Arc Weapons: The Complete list

Weapons

Sometimes, even the best weapons in the game won’t be good enough if their element doesn’t match your enemies’. This is especially true for Master and Grandmaster content. For that reason, knowing which weapons, per element, are best in class is extremely important in Destiny 2.

In this guide, we will cover the best Arc weapon in Destiny 2, explain what makes them special, and provide you with a comprehensive list including every Arc weapon in the game.

Checkmark icon V3List updated as of Season of the Haunted’s release (S17).

What are Arc weapons in Destiny 2?

Arc weapon can sit on either the Energy slot or Heavy slot on your character. As their name implies, they can deal Arc elemental damage, which makes them perfect for activities filled with Arc enemy shields. Arc weapons can come in all flavors, including Primary, Special, and Heavy ammo weapons.

Ammo art Destiny 2

Best Arc weapons in Destiny 2: Tier list

The list below includes what we consider the top-tier Arc weapons in the game, for both PVE and PVP. By only including S Tier weapons, you can rest assured these are the most lethal guns out there:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Stormchaser Destiny 2 artStormchaserLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyArcDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Best

S

PvEDuality Dungeon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17HeavyNo
Insidious Destiny 2 art v2InsidiousPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvE + PvPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyNo
Forbearance Destiny 2 art v2ForbearanceGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Matador 64 Destiny 2 artMatador 64ShotgunPrecisionLegendarySpecialArc30th AnniversaryYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvPGrasp of Avarice Dungeon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventEnergyNo
THE SWARM Destiny 2 artTHE SWARMMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Best

S

PvENightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Salvager's Salvo Destiny 2 artSalvager's SalvoGrenade LauncherLightweightLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEExotic Kiosk
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Trinity Ghoul artTrinity GhoulCombat BowExoticExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4EnergyNo
Trespasser Destiny 2 artTrespasserSidearmExoticExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvESeason Pass
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Found Verdict Destiny 2 artFound VerdictShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvPVault of Glass Raid
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Horror's Least artHorror's LeastPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvPNightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo

As a reminder, these are the different Tier levels used for our rankings:

  • 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.

Note that this list is the result of the many different Tier lists we’ve done so far.

Arc Weapons: The complete list

In case you’re looking for something much more specific (i.e. a Arc adaptive hand cannon) that you couldn’t find above, this list includes every Arc weapon still viable in Destiny 2:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Stormchaser Destiny 2 artStormchaserLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyArcDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Best

S

PvEDuality Dungeon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17HeavyNo
Insidious Destiny 2 art v2InsidiousPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvE + PvPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyNo
Forbearance Destiny 2 art v2ForbearanceGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Matador 64 Destiny 2 artMatador 64ShotgunPrecisionLegendarySpecialArc30th AnniversaryYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvPGrasp of Avarice Dungeon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventEnergyNo
THE SWARM Destiny 2 artTHE SWARMMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Best

S

PvENightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Salvager's Salvo Destiny 2 artSalvager's SalvoGrenade LauncherLightweightLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEExotic Kiosk
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Trinity Ghoul artTrinity GhoulCombat BowExoticExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4EnergyNo
Trespasser Destiny 2 artTrespasserSidearmExoticExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvESeason Pass
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Found Verdict Destiny 2 artFound VerdictShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvPVault of Glass Raid
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Horror's Least artHorror's LeastPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvPNightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Sweet Sorrow Destiny 2 artSweet SorrowAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEPsiOps Battlegrounds
Deluxe Edition
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Exile's CurseFusion RifleHigh-ImpactLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvPTrials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 10EnergyNo
Hero of Ages Destiny 2 artHero of AgesSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyArc30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEGrasp of Avarice Dungeon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNo
Destiny 2 Thunderlord artThunderlordMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvE + PvPExotic Engram
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyNo
Nation of Beasts Destiny 2Nation of BeastsHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcForsaken PackYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvELast Wish Raid
Forsaken Pack
Season 4EnergyNo
Destiny 2 AnarchyAnarchyGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyArcForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEExotic Kiosk
Forsaken Pack
Season 5HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Divinity artDivinityTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialArcShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEExotic Quest
Shadowkeep
Season 8EnergyNo
Arsenic Bite-4bCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
The Third Axiom Destiny 2 artThe Third AxiomPulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEPlaylist: Strikes
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
First In, Last OutShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
The Keening Destiny 2 artThe KeeningSidearmAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEPlaylist: Crucible
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Coldheart artColdheartTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 RiskrunnerRiskrunnerSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEExotic Quest
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
PLUG ONE.1 artPLUG ONE.1Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvENightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Stochastic Variable Destiny 2 artStochastic VariableSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Archon's Thunder Destiny 2 artArchon's ThunderMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEIron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Wolftone Draw Destiny 2 artWolftone DrawCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEXûr
Free-to-Play
Season 15EnergyNo
AdoredSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvPExotic Kiosk
Free-to-Play
Season 12EnergyNo
Main IngredientFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
Destiny 2 The Wardcliff CoilThe Wardcliff CoilRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
A Sudden Death Destiny 2 artA Sudden DeathShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvPProphecy Dungeon
Free-to-Play
Season 15EnergyNo
Darkest Before Destiny 2 artDarkest BeforePulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvPProphecy Dungeon
Free-to-Play
Season 15EnergyNo
Cantata-57 Destiny 2 artCantata-57Hand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PvPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Nezarec's Whisper Destiny 2 artNezarec's WhisperGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcSeason 17YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

PvESeasonal activitySeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyNo
Edge of Concurrence Destiny 2 artEdge of ConcurrenceGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

-Exotic Quest
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Forgiveness artForgivenessSidearmAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-Trials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 17EnergyNo
Cloudstrike Destiny 2CloudstrikeSniper RifleExoticExoticSpecialArcBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

PvE + PvPExotic Quest
Beyond Light
Season 12EnergyNo
PosterityHand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvEDeep Stone Crypt Raid
Beyond Light
Season 12EnergyNo
Destiny 2 DARCI artD.A.R.C.I.Sniper RifleExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Waking Vigil Destiny 2 artWaking VigilHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvE + PvPDreaming City
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Heir Apparent artHeir ApparentMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvE + PvPEvent: Guardian Games
Free-to-Play
Season 10HeavyNo
Seventh Seraph SAW Destiny 2Seventh Seraph SAWMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEXûr
Free-to-Play
Season 10HeavyNo
IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2Submachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
Subzero SalvoRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEEuropa
Free-to-Play
Season 12HeavyNo
The Vision Destiny 2 artThe VisionSidearmOmolon AdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Contingency Plan Destiny 2 artContingency PlanScout RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 15EnergyNo
The Hothead artThe HotheadRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvENightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 15HeavyNo
Grand Overture Destiny 2 artGrand OvertureMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEExotic Kiosk
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNo
Occluded Finality Destiny 2 artOccluded FinalitySniper RifleAggressiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayNoSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

PvPIron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Half-Truths Destiny 2 artHalf-TruthsSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvPDares of Eternity
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNo
The Wizened Rebuke Destiny 2 artThe Wizened RebukeFusion RifleHigh-ImpactLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

PvPIron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Shadow Price Destiny 2 artShadow PriceAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-Nightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
Temptation's HookSwordCasterLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Interference VIInterference VIGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 10HeavyNo
Point of the Stag Destiny 2 artPoint of the StagCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-Exotic Kiosk
Free-to-Play
Season 10EnergyNo
Jian 7 RiflePulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 10EnergyNo
Heretic Destiny 2 artHereticRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-Moon
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
HoosegowRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Apostate Destiny 2 artApostateSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

-Moon
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
Eternal Blazon Destiny 2 artEternal BlazonScout RifleLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
Last DanceSidearmOmolon AdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
Hollow WordsFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
Tarantula Destiny 2 artTarantulaLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Sleepless Destiny 2 artSleeplessRocket LauncherHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-Dreaming City
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Legend of Acrius artLegend of AcriusShotgunExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-Exotic Kiosk
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Destiny 2 The Queenbreaker artThe QueenbreakerLinear Fusion RifleExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4HeavyNo
Arc Logic Destiny 2 artArc LogicAuto RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-Moon
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Sorrow's Verse Destiny 2 artSorrow's VerseAuto RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-Playlist: Crucible
Free-to-Play
Season 15EnergyNo
Gallu RR3 Destiny 2 artGallu RR3Sniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Come to Pass Destiny 2 artCome to PassAuto RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Weak

C

-Wellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Tarnation Destiny 2 artTarnationGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Wellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Prophet of DoomShotgunPrecisionLegendarySpecialArcShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Weak

C

-Garden of Salvation Raid
Shadowkeep
Season 8EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Symmetry artSymmetryScout RifleExoticExoticPrimaryArcShadowkeepYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Weak

C

-Exotic Kiosk
Shadowkeep
Season 9EnergyNo
Nature of the BeastHand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
Blast BattueGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Xûr
Free-to-Play
Season 12HeavyNo
Honor's EdgeSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Xûr
Free-to-Play
Season 10HeavyNo
Arctic HazeAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Weak

C

-Europa
Free-to-Play
Season 12EnergyNo
Destiny 2 The Prospector artThe ProspectorGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
The Number Destiny 2 artThe NumberAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
A Fine Memorial Destiny 2 artA Fine MemorialMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Moon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Night Terror Destiny 2 artNight TerrorSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Moon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Crisis Inverted Destiny 2 artCrisis InvertedHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Weak

C

-Playlist: Crucible
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Dead Weight Destiny 2 artDead WeightShotgunRapid-FireLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Weak

C

-Playlist: Gambit
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
BequestSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-Deep Stone Crypt Raid
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyNo
Techeun ForceFusion RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcForsaken PackYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Worst

D

-Last Wish Raid
Forsaken Pack
Season 4EnergyNo
Seventh Seraph VY-7Submachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Worst

D

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 10EnergyNo
Shining SphereRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-Iron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Worldline Zero artWorldline ZeroSwordExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-Exotic Kiosk
Free-to-Play
Season 3HeavyNo
Finite Impactor Destiny 2 artFinite ImpactorHand CannonAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Worst

D

-Iron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo

Your turn

By now you know everything there is to know about Energy weapons in Destiny 2: What makes them special, how to recognize them, and which ones are the best.

This will hopefully help you get one step closer to the perfect loadout, combining top-tier armor and a kinetic, energy, and heavy weapon.

Which one is your favorite?

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1 Comment
  1. Dan H

    The Insidious is craftable.

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