Destiny 2 Black Armory weapons: They’re Coming Back!

by | Mar 19, 2024

Introduced a long time ago with Season of the Forge (S12), Black Armory weapons were absolute fan favorites. Hammerhead, Blast Furnace, Kindled Orchid, they were all at the top of the meta.

In spite of their popularity, Black Armory weapons were victims of the Destiny Content Vault and immediately became irrelevant. Until April 9, 2024 (most likely).

Is Into the Light Bringing back all Black Armory weapons?

At this stage, these are merely rymors, but the evidence suggests that Destiny 2’s next content update, Into the Light, will re-release several weapons that were sunset, including Hammerhead, The Recluse, Blast Furnace, and more.

Black Armory Weapons

First of all, the latest API update revealed the re-release of an ornament for the Hammerhead machine gun. Why would Bungie bring back an ornament for a sunset weapon? This can only mean that the Hammerhead is set to return.

As part of the Black Armory release, it is unlikely that Bungie would only bring back the Hammerhead. As they’ve done with all returning weapons (such as the IKELOS or Opulent weapons), they always bring back most of it, not all, relevant weapons. In fact, Into the Light’s Promo image appears to feature a Warlock wielding the Blast Furnace pulse rifle.

Into the Light promo featured Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Black Armory Weapons List 

While we wait until Bungie’s first livestream next week, this is a reminder of all the weapons that are part of the Black Armory collection: 

-WeaponTypeSourceRetiredDateMax Power--Alternative
Exit Strategy Destiny 2 artExit StrategySubmachine GunGambit PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2
Hush Destiny 2 artHushCombat BowGambit PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Point of the Stag Destiny 2 artPoint of the Stag
Destiny 2 21% Delirium21% DeliriumMachine GunGambit PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Destiny 2 Thunderlord artThunderlord
Breakneck Destiny 2 artBreakneckAuto RifleGambit PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Gnawing Hunger Destiny 2 artThe Forward Path
Destiny 2 Stryker's Sure-Hand artStryker's Sure-HandSwordBlack ArmorySeason 12November 10, 20201060Falling Guillotine Destiny 2 artFalling Guillotine
Destiny 2 Galliard-42 XN7568 artGalliard-42 XN7568Auto RifleBlack ArmorySeason 12November 10, 20201060Destiny 2 The SummonerThe Summoner
Destiny 2 Blast Furnace artBlast FurnacePulse RifleBlack ArmorySeason 12November 10, 20201060Sacred Provenance Destiny 2 artSacred Provenance
Destiny 2 Hammerhead artHammerheadMachine GunBlack ArmorySeason 12November 10, 20201060Seventh Seraph SAW Destiny 2Seventh Seraph SAW
Destiny 2 Kindled Orchid artKindled OrchidHand CannonBlack ArmorySeason 12November 10, 20201060Nation of Beasts Destiny 2Nation of Beasts
Loaded Question Destiny 2 artLoaded QuestionFusion RifleVanguard PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Elatha FR4 Destiny 2Elatha FR4
Edgewise Destiny 2 artEdgewiseMachine GunVanguard PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Seventh Seraph SAW Destiny 2Seventh Seraph SAW
Destiny 2 Wendigo GL3Wendigo GL3Grenade LauncherVanguard PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Destiny 2 Interference VIInterference VI
Oxygen SR3 Destiny 2 artOxygen SR3Scout RifleVanguard PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060The Scholar Destiny 2The Scholar
Destiny 2 RevokerRevokerSniper RifleCrucible PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Eye of Sol Destiny 2 artEye of Sol
Not Forgotten Destiny 2 artNot ForgottenHand CannonCrucible PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Dire Promise Destiny 2 artDire Promise
Redrix's Broadsword Destiny 2 artRedrix's BroadswordPulse RifleCrucible PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Cold Denial Destiny 2 artCold Denial
Destiny 2 Luna's HowlLuna's HowlHand CannonCrucible PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Dire Promise Destiny 2 artDire Promise
Randy's Throwing Knife Destiny 2 artRandy's Throwing KniveScout RifleCrucible PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Night Watch Destiny 2 artNight Watch
Destiny 2 The MountaintopThe MountaintopGrenade LauncherCrucible PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060Truthteller Destiny 2 artTruthteller
Destiny 2 The RecluseRecluseSubmachine GunCrucible PinnacleSeason 12November 10, 20201060IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2
Destiny 2 Spare RationsSpare RationsHand CannonReckoningSeason 12November 10, 20201060Dire Promise Destiny 2 artDire Promise
Destiny 2 BygonesBygonesPulse RifleReckoningSeason 12November 10, 20201060The Third Axiom Destiny 2 artThe Third Axiom
Trust artTrustPulse RifleReckoningSeason 12November 10, 20201060Posterity Destiny 2 artPosterity
Drang (Baroque) Destiny 2 artDrang (Baroque)SidearmMenagerieSeason 12November 10, 20201060Buzzard Destiny 2 artBuzzard
Destiny 2 BelovedBelovedSniper RifleMenagerieSeason 12November 10, 20201060Omniscient Eye Destiny 2 artOmniscient Eye
Austringer Destiny 2 artAustringerHand CannonMenagerieSeason 12November 10, 20201060The Old Fashioned Destiny 2 artThe Old Fashioned
Destiny 2 Mindbender's AmbitionMindbender's AmbitionShotgunNightfallSeason 12November 10, 20201060Felwinter's Lie Destiny 2 artFelwinter's Lie
Last Hope Destiny 2 artLast HopeSidearmWorld Loot PoolSeason 13February 9, 20211260Brass Attacks Destiny 2 artBrass Attacks
Elatha FR4 Destiny 2 artElatha FR4Fusion RifleWorld Loot PoolSeason 13February 9, 20211260Hollow Words Destiny 2 artHollow Words
Mos Epoch III Destiny 2 artMos Epoch IIIRocket LauncherWorld Loot PoolSeason 13February 9, 20211260Code Duello Destiny 2 artCode Duello
Hawthornes Field Forged Shotgun Destiny 2 artHawthorne's Field-Forged ShotgunShotgunWorld Loot PoolSeason 13February 9, 20211260Heritage Destiny 2 artHeritage
Uriels Gift Destiny 2 artUriel's GiftAuto RifleWorld Loot PoolSeason 13February 9, 20211260Gnawing Hunger Destiny 2 artGnawing Hunger
The Old Fashioned Destiny 2 artThe Old FashionedHand CannonWorld Loot PoolSeason 13February 9, 20211260The Steady Hand Destiny 2 artThe Steady Hand
Infinite Paths 8 Destiny 2 artInfinite Paths 8Pulse RifleSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260The Third Axiom Destiny 2 artThe Third Axiom
Line in the Sand Destiny 2 artLine in the SandLinear Fusion RifleSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260Threaded Needle Destiny 2 artThreaded Needle
Patron of Lost Causes Destiny 2 artPatron of Lost CausesScout RifleSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260The Guiding Sight Destiny 2The Guiding Sight
Trophy Hunter Destiny 2 artTrophy HunterSniper RifleSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260Succession Destiny 2 artSuccession
Martyr's Retribution Destiny 2 artMartyr's RetributionGrenade LauncherSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260Deafening Whisper Destiny 2 artDeafening Whisper
Jack Queen King 3 Destiny 2 artJack Queen King 3Hand CannonSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260Bottom Dollar Destiny 2 artBottom Dollar
Pyroclastic Flow Destiny 2 artPyroclastic FlowRocket LauncherSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260Code Duello Destiny 2 artCode Duello
Breachlight Destiny 2 artBreachlightSidearmSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260High Albedo Destiny 2 artHigh Albedo
Travelers Judgment 5 Destiny 2 artTraveler's Judgment 5SidearmSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260The Keening Destiny 2 artThe Keening
Steelfeather Repeater Destiny 2 artSteelfeather RepeaterAuto RifleSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260The Forward Path Destiny 2 artThe Forward Path
Gallant Charge Destiny 2 artGallant ChargeFusion RifleSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260Hollow Words Destiny 2 artHollow Words
Perfect Paradox Destiny 2 artPerfect ParadoxShotgunSeason of DawnSeason 13February 9, 20211260Destiny 2 Seventh Seraph CQC-12Seventh Seraph CQC-12
Komodo-4FR Destiny 2 artKomodo-4FRLinear Fusion RifleCrucible RitualSeason 13February 9, 20211260Threaded Needle Destiny 2 artThreaded Needle
Buzzard Destiny 2 artBuzzardSidearmVanguard RitualSeason 13February 9, 20211260High Albedo Destiny 2 artHigh Albedo
Python Destiny 2 artPythonShotgunGambit RitualSeason 13February 9, 20211260Felwinter's Lie Destiny 2 artFelwinter's Lie

A look at their sunset versions…

Destiny 2 Hammerhead featured

Hammerhead

Weapon Type: Machine Gun Slot: Heavy
Ammo: Heavy Source: Weapon Frame

For a long time, the Hammerhead was THE most popular Heavy weapon in the Crucible. This was because of its insane range and power. A Hammerhead felt like a laser and could dispose of opponents across the map with ease. It also helped that it had enough ammo in PVP to easily kill two or three opponents.

Sunset god rolls:

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling for M&K users or Arrowhead Brake for controller users
  • Magazine: Ricochet Rounds for PVP, Extended Mag for PVE
  • Perk 1: Dynamic Sway Reduction or Quickdraw for PVP, Feeding Frenzy for PVE
  • Perk 2: Rampage

 

Destiny 2 Blast Furnace featured

Blast Furnace

Weapon Type: Pulse Rifle Slot: Kinetic
Ammo: Primary Source: Weapon Frame

An all-time favorite, the Blast Furnace is an aggressive 4-burst Pulse rifle known for its raw power. In PVE, it can quickly dispose of enemies because of its many damage-based god rolls, while in PVP it causes a lot of flinch and a fast TTK.

Sunset god rolls:

  • Scope: Depends on how much zoom you prefer
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds for PVP, Tactical Mag or Appended Mag for PVE
  • Perk 1: Dynamic Sway Reduction or Quickdraw for PVP, Feeding Frenzy for PVE
  • Perk 2: Kill Clip or Rampage

 

Destiny 2 Kindled Orchid featured

Kindled Orchid

Weapon Type: Hand Cannon Slot: Special
Ammo: Primary Source: Weapon Frame

The Kindled Orchid was another fan-favorite that can excel in both PVP and PVE. In PVE, it’s the only weapon that can roll with Kill Clip and Rampage, making it a beast at killing minors. In PVP, it can hold its own, but it’s hard to compete with the excellent Spare Rations hand cannon from the Reckoning.

Sunset god rolls:

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling (also good: Small Bore)
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds for PVP, Tactical Mag or Appended Mag for PVE
  • Perk 1: Kill Clip (also good: Outlaw)
  • Perk 2Rampage (also good: Rapid Hit)

 

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 (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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