Craftable weapons in Destiny 2: The Complete list & Patterns

by | Apr 13, 2022 | Weapons

The Witch Queen is here and it turned out to be even better than expected. On top of a stellar campaign, this year’s expansion introduced weapon crafting, a significant addition that is changing the way we chase loot in Destiny 2.

Although not every weapon in The Witch Queen can be crafted, many are, including some excellent guns that have the potential to become best-in-class.

This guide covers every weapon that can be crafted in Destiny 2, including both Exotic and Legendary guns, as well as the best rolls for PVE and PVP.

Destiny 2 Craftable Guns in The Witch Queen

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

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Osteo Striga Destiny 2 artOsteo StrigaSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PVE + PVPDeluxe Edition
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Palmyra-B Destiny 2 artPalmyra-BRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PVE + PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Under Your Skin Destiny 2 artUnder Your SkinCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidSeason 16YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16EnergyCraftable
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
Thoughtless Destiny 2 artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisSeason 16YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PVE + PVPSeason Pass
Season 16
Season 16KineticCraftable
Submission Destiny 2 art v2SubmissionSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVE + PVPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Deliverance Destiny 2 art v2DeliveranceFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PVE + PVPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Explosive Personality Destiny 2 artExplosive PersonalityGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialSolarSeason 16YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Strong

A

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16EnergyCraftable
The Enigma Destiny 2 artThe EnigmaGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PVEThrone World
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Sweet Sorrow Destiny 2 artSweet SorrowAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcSeason 16YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Piece of Mind Destiny 2 artPiece of MindPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryKineticSeason 16YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPSeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16KineticCraftable
Ragnhild-D Destiny 2 artRagnhild-DShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Likely Suspect Destiny 2 artLikely SuspectFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PVPThrone World
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Father's Sins Destiny 2 artFather's SinsSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PVPWellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Empirical Evidence Destiny 2 artEmpirical EvidenceSidearmAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

-Throne World
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Fel Taradiddle Destiny 2 artFel TaradiddleCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PVEWellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Pointed Inquiry Destiny 2 artPointed InquiryScout RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Average

B

PVEThrone World
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Red Herring Destiny 2 artRed HerringRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PVEThrone World
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Recurrent Impact Destiny 2 artRecurrent ImpactMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyStasisSeason 16YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Cataclysmic Destiny 2 art v2CataclysmicLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavySolarThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PVEVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Syncopation-53 Destiny 2 artSyncopation-53Pulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Edge of Concurrence Destiny 2 artEdge of ConcurrenceGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

-Exotic Quest
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Edge of Action Destiny 2 artEdge of ActionGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Weak

C

-Exotic Quest
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Edge of Intent Destiny 2 artEdge of IntentGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialSolarThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Weak

C

-Exotic Quest
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Forensic Nightmare Destiny 2 artForensic NightmareSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Throne World
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
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
Lubrae's Ruin Destiny 2 art v2Lubrae's RuinGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Weak

C

-Vow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable

Best craftable weapons right now

If you’re low on crafting materials and are only interesting in crafting the best weapons out there, the list below all the top tier craftable weapons available today:

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Osteo Striga Destiny 2 artOsteo StrigaSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PVE + PVPDeluxe Edition
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Palmyra-B Destiny 2 artPalmyra-BRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PVE + PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Under Your Skin Destiny 2 artUnder Your SkinCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidSeason 16YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16EnergyCraftable
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

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.

But to find a specific pattern, you need to find that specific weapon in the wild and it has to have Deepsight Resonance. Some patterns require several attunements, meaning this could be a lengthy process for some weapons.

For example, if you want the Pattern to craft the Sweet Sorrow auto rifle, you’ll need to find and attune 5 different Sweet Sorrows found in the wild and each one has to have Deepsight Resonance!

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

Crafing weapons in Destiny 2 will require specific materials. Note that crafting materials still have somewhat restrictive caps, in spite of being already increased by Bungie. Note that most of these currencies will be completely removed next Season:

Next Season, we are removing Ruinous, Adroit, Mutable, Drowned, and Energetic elements. Only Neutral Elements will remain.

In the meantime, these are all the different materials you’ll need to craft weapons in Destiny 2 right now:

Element Inventory Cap How to acquire
Ruinous Element 1000 Attune weapons
Adroit Element 1000 Attune weapons
Mutable Element 1000 Attune weapons
Energetic Element 1000 Attune weapons
Drowned Element 1000 Attune Raid weapons
Neutral Element 1000
Resonant Alloy Dismantle weapons
Ascendant Alloy 10 (TBC) Complete weekly missions or purchase from Banshee-44 or the Crytarch

Also, note that you can’t easily see how much crafting materials you have in-game. To actually see how many materials you currently have, you’ll have to go to the Enclave and inspect the Relic. Alternatively, you can use a third-party app. This will probably be resolved by Bungie sometime soon (weapon crafting is a brand-new feature, after all), but using the Destiny Item Manager app (DIM) is a fine short-term solution:

Crafting Materials DIM Destiny 2 image

How to craft weapons in Destiny 2

While many guides about weapon crafting in Destiny 2 have been already published, I feel they are unnecessarily complicated. Weapon crafting can seem daunting at first, but once you have understood its principles, the system is surprisingly straightforward. Bungie is definitely improving on that front too!

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 receive 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.

Deepsight Resonance weapon Destiny 2 featured

To “attune” them, you only have to use them to kill things until the progress bar reaches 0

3. Attune weapons with Deepsight Resonance to find Patterns

We covered this part before.

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

Once you have reached level 16, every perk should be unlocked.

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!

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3 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
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