Destiny 2 Crucible and Comp Weapons: Tier list & How to get them

by | Dec 13, 2023

Not to be confused with the best weapons for the Crucible, this list covers all the weapons you can earn from the Crucible, including Casual and Competitive playlists.

While some of these are just average, a few are considered to be among the best weapons in the game. This guide covers all the weapons that can drop from the Crucible and tells you how to best farm them.

Competitive weapons in Destiny 2

The Tier list below includes every weapon that can drop from the Competitive Playlist, including the Belisarius-D:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Belisarius-D art Destiny 2Belisarius-DPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStrandFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element StrandCrucible CompetitiveError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23KineticNo
Mercurial Overreach art Destiny 2Mercurial OverreachSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvPCrucible CompetitiveError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 21EnergyNoTop-tier

Destiny 2 Crucible weapons

The Tier list below includes every Crucible weapon in Destiny 2:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Riptide artRiptideFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
Rose artRoseHand CannonLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvPPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19KineticNoTop-tier
Randy's Throwing Knife art Destiny 2Randy's Throwing KnifeScout RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvPPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 21KineticNoTop-tierKinetic Tremors
Unending Tempest artUnending TempestSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22KineticNoTop-tier
Survivor's Epitaph artSurvivor's EpitaphHand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvPPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14KineticNo
Autumn Wind artAutumn WindPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvPPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20KineticNo
Frozen Orbit artFrozen OrbitSniper RifleAggressiveLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PvPPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNoTop-tier
The Keening artThe KeeningSidearmAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvEPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNo
Sorrow's Verse artSorrow's VerseAuto RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-Playlist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15EnergyNo
Out of Bounds artOut of BoundsSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-Playlist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18EnergyNo
Stars in Shadow Destiny 2 artStars in ShadowPulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Weak

C

-Playlist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 12EnergyNo
Crisis Inverted artCrisis InvertedHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Weak

C

-Playlist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Wishbringer Destiny 2 artWishbringerShotgunRapid-FireLegendarySpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Worst

D

-Playlist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
Blowout art
BlowoutRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19HeavyNoExplosive Light

These are the different Tier levels used for this ranking:

  • 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.

How to Farm Competitive Weapons

Up until recently, farming Comp weapons was difficult. You could only farm one weapon per week per character! And to make matters worse, Comp weapons from previous seasons were simply impossible to farm. But starting in Season 23, all retired Competitive rewards are available to focus from Shaxx’s Legacy Crucible focusing menu:

You will only be able to focus them once you have completed your placement matches. Unlike other focusing options, you will be limited to a number of weekly focuses based on the highest Competitive rank you have achieved so far this Season.

Competitive Playlist screen Destiny 2

Competitive Playlist, Destiny 2

This is the quantity of weekly focuses you can get based on your current weekly rank:

Rank Weekly Focuses
Untested 0
Copper 1
Bronze 2
Silver 3
Gold 4
Platinum 5
Adept 6
Ascendant 7

How for farm Crucible Playlists weapons

Farming Crucible Playlist weapons is as straightforward as it gets. They can drop by completing activities in the Crucible, by opening Valor rank-up packages, or by focusing Crucible engrams

And while these weapons can only drop from playing PvP activities, there are methods to improve the rate at which you can acquire them.

Reset your Valor rank to increase the number of perks

This feature, introduced with Season 17, increases the number of perks your weapons can roll with. The more rank resets you get during the season, the more perks your weapons can drop with. You can expect to see weapons drop with up to 5 perks to choose from instead of just 2!

Triple perks Crucible weapons Destiny 2 featured

While this feature won’t increase the number of drops you can get, it will improve the odds of finding good rolls on weapons.

Equip a Prosperity (Crucible) Mod on your Ghost

Costing only 3 energy, this mod will increase the drop rates when winning Crucible matches. As described in the mod’s description:

Crucible wins have a chance to drop an additional piece of Legendary gear.

Prosterity Crucible Destiny 2 featured

As Playlist activities are supposed to prioritize their exclusive loot, this will help you earn more Crucible gear, including weapons.

Screenshots from The Paper Panda and SneakyBeaver.

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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