Craftable weapons in Destiny 2: The Complete list & Patterns

by | Sep 8, 2022

On top of a stellar campaign, The Witch Queen DLC introduced weapon crafting, a significant addition that is changing the way we chase loot in Destiny 2. And although not every new weapon can be crafted, many are, including several best-in-class guns.

This guide covers every weapon that can be crafted in Destiny 2, including both Exotic and Legendary guns.

Destiny 2 Craftable Guns: The complete list

These are all the Exotic and Legendary weapons that can be crafted (and reshaped) in Destiny 2:

Checkmark icon V3List updated as of Season of Plunder’s release (S18).

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementAmmo?Element?SourcePatternsRequiresReleased
Ammit AR2 artAmmit AR2Auto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimarySolarPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarWorld loot pool2
Free-to-Play
Season 18
Austringer artAustringerHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticDerelict Leviathan5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
Beloved artBelovedSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar SolarDerelict Leviathan5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
Blood Feud artBlood FeudSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis StasisSeasonal activity5Season 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18
Brigand's LawBrigand's LawSidearmRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcSeasonal activity5Season 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18
Bump in the Night artBump in the NightRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis StasisSeasonal activity5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
BxR-55 Battler artBxR-55 BattlerPulse RifleLegacy PR-55LegendaryPrimarySolarPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarDares of Eternity5
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary event
CALUS Mini-Tool artCALUS Mini-ToolSubmachine GunMIDA SynergyLegendaryPrimarySolarPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarDerelict Leviathan5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
Cataclysmic art v2CataclysmicLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavySolarHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar SolarVow of the Disciple Raid5
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Come to Pass artCome to PassAuto RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcWellspring2
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Defiance of YasminDefiance of YasminSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialKineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticKing's Fall Raid5
Free-to-Play
Season 18
Deliverance art v2DeliveranceFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialStasisSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis StasisVow of the Disciple Raid5
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Doom of ChelchisDoom of ChelchisScout RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidKing's Fall Raid5
Free-to-Play
Season 18
Drang (Baroque) artDrang (Baroque)SidearmTogether ForeverLegendaryPrimarySolarPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarDerelict Leviathan5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
Edge of Action artEdge of ActionGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialVoidSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid VoidExotic Quest-
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Edge of Concurrence artEdge of ConcurrenceGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc ArcExotic Quest-
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Edge of Intent artEdge of IntentGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialSolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar SolarExotic Quest-
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Empirical Evidence artEmpirical EvidenceSidearmAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticThrone World1
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Explosive Personality artExplosive PersonalityGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialSolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar SolarPsiOps Battlegrounds3
Deluxe Edition
Season 16
Father's Sins artFather's SinsSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialVoidSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid VoidWellspring3
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Fel Taradiddle artFel TaradiddleCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticWellspring3
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Firefright artFirefrightAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSeasonal activity5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
Fixed Odds artFixed OddsMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavySolarHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar SolarDuality Dungeon5
Deluxe Edition
Season 17
Forbearance art v2ForbearanceGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc ArcVow of the Disciple Raid5
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Forensic Nightmare artForensic NightmareSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis StasisThrone World3
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Half-Truths artHalf-TruthsSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcDares of Eternity5
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary event
Hollow Denial artHollow DenialTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid VoidSeasonal activity5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
Insidious art v2InsidiousPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcVow of the Disciple Raid5
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Likely Suspect artLikely SuspectFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialVoidSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid VoidThrone World1
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Lubrae's Ruin art v2Lubrae's RuinGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar SolarVow of the Disciple Raid5
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Midhas’s ReckoningMidhas’s ReckoningFusion RifleHigh-ImpactLegendarySpecialArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc ArcKing's Fall Raid5
Free-to-Play
Season 18
Nezarec's Whisper artNezarec's WhisperGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc ArcSeasonal activity5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
No Reprieve artNo ReprieveShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialStasisSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis StasisSeasonal activity5Season 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18
Osteo Striga artOsteo StrigaSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticDeluxe Edition-
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Palmyra-B artPalmyra-BRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis StasisWorld loot pool-
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Pardon Our Dust artPardon Our DustGrenade LauncherLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticDares of Eternity5
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary event
Piece of Mind artPiece of MindPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPsiOps Battlegrounds5
Deluxe Edition
Season 16
Planck's Stride artPlanck's StrideMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcSeasonal activity5Season 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18
Pointed Inquiry artPointed InquiryScout RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryVoidPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidThrone World3
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Qullim’s TerminusQullim’s TerminusMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyStasisHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis StasisKing's Fall Raid5
Free-to-Play
Season 18
Ragnhild-D artRagnhild-DShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialKineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticWorld loot pool-
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Recurrent Impact artRecurrent ImpactMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyStasisHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis StasisPsiOps Battlegrounds5
Deluxe Edition
Season 16
Red Herring artRed HerringRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidThrone World1
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Retraced Path artRetraced PathTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar SolarDares of Eternity5
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary event
Sailspy Pitchglass artSailspy PitchglassLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcSeasonal activity5Season 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18
Smite of MerainSmite of MerainPulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticKing's Fall Raid5
Free-to-Play
Season 18
Submission art v2SubmissionSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticVow of the Disciple Raid5
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Sweet Sorrow artSweet SorrowAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcPsiOps Battlegrounds5
Deluxe Edition
Season 16
Syncopation-53 artSyncopation-53Pulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis StasisWorld loot pool-
Free-to-Play
Season 16
Taipan-4fr artTaipan-4frLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyVoidHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidWorld loot pool2
Free-to-Play
Season 18
Tarnation artTarnationGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcWellspring2
The Witch Queen
Season 16
Tarnished Mettle artTarnished MettleScout RifleLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcSeasonal activity5Season 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18
Tears of Contrition artTears of ContritionScout RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSeasonal activity5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
The Enigma artThe EnigmaGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid VoidThrone World-
The Witch Queen
Season 16
The Epicurean artThe EpicureanFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialVoidSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid VoidDuality Dungeon5
Deluxe Edition
Season 17
The Other Half artThe Other HalfSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidDares of Eternity1
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary event
Thoughtless artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis StasisPsiOps Battlegrounds3
Deluxe Edition
Season 16
Under Your Skin artUnder Your SkinCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidPsiOps Battlegrounds3
Deluxe Edition
Season 16
Wastelander M5 artWastelander M5ShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticDares of Eternity5
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary event
Without Remorse artWithout RemorseShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialSolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar SolarSeasonal activity5Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17
Zaouli’s BaneZaouli’s BaneHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimarySolarPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarKing's Fall Raid5
Free-to-Play
Season 18

Best craftable weapons right now

If you’re low on crafting materials and are only interested in crafting the best weapons out there, the list below covers the top-tier craftable weapons right now:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Tarnished Mettle artTarnished MettleScout RifleLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcSeason 18YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvESeasonal activitySeason 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18EnergyCraftable
Drang (Baroque) artDrang (Baroque)SidearmTogether ForeverLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 17YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvE + PvPDerelict LeviathanSeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
CALUS Mini-Tool artCALUS Mini-ToolSubmachine GunMIDA SynergyLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 17YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEDerelict LeviathanSeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Without Remorse artWithout RemorseShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialSolarSeason 17YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvPSeasonal activitySeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Beloved artBelovedSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarSeason 17YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvPDerelict LeviathanSeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Under Your Skin artUnder Your SkinCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PvEPsiOps Battlegrounds
Deluxe Edition
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Osteo Striga artOsteo StrigaSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvE + PvPDeluxe Edition
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Insidious art v2InsidiousPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

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

S

PvEVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Wastelander M5 artWastelander M5ShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvE + PvPDares of Eternity
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary eventKineticCraftable
BxR-55 Battler artBxR-55 BattlerPulse RifleLegacy PR-55LegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvE + PvPDares of Eternity
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary eventEnergyCraftable
Palmyra-B artPalmyra-BRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvE + PvPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Defiance of YasminDefiance of YasminSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvE + PvPKing's Fall Raid
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticCraftable
Doom of ChelchisDoom of ChelchisScout RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PvEKing's Fall Raid
Free-to-Play
Season 18EnergyCraftable

These are the different Tier levels used for our list:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking weapons in our Tier List.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong weapons, 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.

How to find Patterns in Destiny 2

Before being able to craft a weapon, you’ll need to unlock its Pattern first. Think of it as the weapon’s blueprint. But unlike most MMOs in which you have to find the blueprint somewhere in the wild, Patterns can be unlocked by using and attuning Deepsight Resonance weapons. Unlocking a Pattern requires you to attune 3 to 5 Deepsight versions of that same weapon. For example, if you want to craft the Smite of Merain from the King’s Fall raid, you’ll need to find five different Deepsight versions of the Smite of Merain!

Patterns Destiny 2 featured

Bungie has recognized that the grind required right now is too long and is already looking to improve the situation.

Crafting Materials

Crafting weapons in Destiny 2 requires specific materials. And while the system was launched with very restrictive caps and a plethora of materials, Bungie has been making several changes to streamline the process. These are all the different materials you need to craft weapons in Destiny 2 as of today:

Element Inventory Cap How to acquire
Resonant Elements 10,000 Attune weapons
Resonant Alloy 80 Dismantle weapons
Ascendant Alloy 10 Complete weekly missions or purchase from Banshee-44 or the Crytarch

You can view your current materials by opening your inventory and hovering over an item called “Relic Tether” (not the most elegant solution but still better than nothing!):

Relic Tether Destiny 2 featured

How to craft weapons in Destiny 2

I feel most weapon crafting guides out there are unnecessarily complicated. Weapon crafting can seem daunting at first, but once you understand the principles, the system is surprisingly straightforward. These are the simple steps required to craft weapons in Destiny 2:

1. Go to the Enclave and complete the introductory quest

This is extremely straightforward. All you’ll need to do is go to the Relic in the Enclave (located in the Throne World), get the introductory quest, and follow the different quest steps.

2. Find and use weapons with Deepsight Resonance

While playing the game, you’ll earn several guns as random drops or activity rewards. Some of those weapons will have Deepsight Resonance. These are the weapons that have a red border around them on your Character’s inventory. Some of these Deepsight weapons will also grant Pattern progress.

Deepsight weapon

Deepsight weapon, Destiny 2

To “attune” a Deepsight weapon, you only need to use it to kill things and complete activities until the Attunement progress bar reaches 100%.

3. Attune Deepsight weapons to find Patterns

As you’ve probably guessed by now, finding the required Deepsight versions of the weapons you want to craft can be difficult… Luckily, there are a few methods to find guaranteed Red border weapons each week. This list comes from Reddit user Kliuqard.

These are all the guaranteed sources of Deepsight weapons per week:

  • Vow of the Disciple Spoils Chest
  • Vow of the Disciple Secret Chest
  • Risen Weapon Focusing
  • Haunted Weapon Focusing
  • Weekly Opulent Chest
  • Legend PsiOps Completion (nearly guaranteed).
  • Weekly First Bound Presence Redemption
  • Weekly Master Wellspring completion.

Also, reputation engrams have a fairly high chance of dropping a Deepsight weapon.

4. Gather materials by attuning Deepsight Resonance weapons

Almost any weapon can drop with Deepsight Resonance, even older weapons that can’t be crafted. It doesn’t matter. You’ll still want to attune every weapon you can because even if they won’t help you get patterns, they will still give you valuable crafting materials.

Bottom line: Attune every Deepsight Resonance weapon you get your hands on.

5. Craft and reshape weapons at the Relic

Once you have unlocked a few Patterns (you can track this on your Triumphs page, in the “Patterns & Catalysts” section), you can head to the Enclave and start crafting weapons.

Weapon Crafting Destiny 2 featured

Any weapon you have crafted can be “reshaped,” meaning you can change the perks you have previously selected.

6. Use your crafted weapons to level them up

All you need to do to level up your crafted weapon is to use it. Simply shoot things with it, and it will slowly level up! The more levels you gain, the more perks you’ll unlock. Heading to the Relic and reshaping the weapon will allow you to select new and improved perks.

Patterns Destiny 2 featured

Leveling your weapon is essential to get all the benefits weapon crafting has to offer:

  • Level 16 will allow you to insert any Enhanced Perk you want. Enhanced perks provide an improved effect of the chosen perk.
  • Level 20 provides a small stat boost to all of the weapon’s stats.
  • Two Enhanced Perks and an Enhanced Intrinsic perk will give the weapon that gold ‘Masterwork’ weapon border we all love.
  • There is no ‘maximum level’ for weapons in Destiny 2.

This Destiny 2 Level Weapons guide covers all the farming tips and methods to level up your weapons as fast as possible.

Your turn

And there you have it. That is how you craft and reshape weapons in Destiny 2. Do you have a preferred craftable weapon already? Let us know in the comments section!

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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5 Comments
  1. Neo

    So it kerps saying “inventory full”. Does that mean I have to delete something?

    Reply
  2. Sharod Knowles

    Thank You.

    Reply
  3. JaredEzz

    You’re missing deliverance

    Reply
  4. CFL_Kent

    When sorting your list by tier, the list behavior is very odd.

    Reply
  5. James

    This list is incomplete. It doesn’t have any of the 30th anniversary weapons.

    Reply
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