Destiny 2 Deep Stone Crypt Weapons: Ranked & God Rolls

by | Dec 12, 2020 | Weapons

The Deep Stone Crypt Raid is meant to be the endgame for Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

And like any raid in an MMO, it’s supposed to be hard, challenging, and reward those who succeed with the best gear possible. We already covered all the loot from the raid, including weapons, armor, and mods, and confirmed Bungie did an excellent job with both the raid itself and the loot it rewards.

This time, though, we focus on all the weapons from the Deep Stone Crypt, including the Exotic rocket launcher, all the legendary weapons, and their god rolls for PVE and PVP:

First Encounter
Crypt Security
Second Encounter
Atraks-1
Third Encounter
Rapture
Final Encounter
The Abomination
Trustee Destiny 2 imageTrustee
Rapid-Fire Scout Rifle | Solar Solar
Succession Destiny 2 imageSuccession
Aggressive Sniper Rifle | Kinetic
Posterity Destiny 2 imagePosterity
Precision Hand Cannon | Arc Arc
Bequest Destiny 2 imageBequest
Adaptive Sword | Arc Arc
Heritage Destiny 2 imageHeritage
Precision Shotgun | Kinetic
Commemoration Destiny 2 image 1Commemoration
Adaptive Machine Gun | Void Void
Eyes of Tomorrow Destiny 2 imageEyes of Tomorrow
Exotic Rocket Launcher | Solar Solar

Destiny 2 Deep Stone Crypt Weapons: Tier List

On top of providing an overview of each weapon and recommend the best rolls to chase for PVE and PVP, this guide also ranks the weapons from worst to best.

And by worse, we mean not as good as the best. Because overall, the Deep Stone Crypt does not have a single bad weapon to offer:

 

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Bequest

Weapon Type: Sword Slot: ArcArc
Ammo: Destiny 2 Heavy ammoHeavy Source: Final Encounter

Bequest is not a bad sword by any means. It has good base stats and does in fact much more base damage than any other sword within its archetype. So why call it “average”?

Bequest is just unlucky to exist in the same universe as Falling Guillotine and The Lament. And to be fair, The Lament exotic sword is simply miles ahead of its competition in terms of pure DPS, making it the go-to sword for Boss damage in PVE.

To make matters worst, Bequest also lacks Whirlwind Blade, a must-have perk for any self-respecting DPS sword. That puts it even at a bigger disadvantage compared to the top PVE swords in the game.

Archetype: Legendary Adaptive Sword

Tier: Average B

Bequest PVE God Roll: 

  • Tresh: Killing combatants with this weapon generates a small amount of Super energy (also good: Relentless Strikes).
  • Surrounded: This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.

Excels in: Neither PVE nor PVP, as there are other best-in-class weapons for PVE out there and swords are generally not that useful in PVP.

 

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Trustee

Weapon Type: Scout Rifle Slot: Solar Solar
Ammo: Primary Source: First Encounter

Trustee is hands down the most slept-on weapon from the Deep Stone Crypt. It was immediately discarded as just another scout and relegated to the bottom of most rankings. But Trustee is an excellent weapon that came at the perfect time.

Scouts Rifles benefited from a significant target acquisition buff with Beyond Light, finally becoming viable for PVP. And Trustee fully takes advantage from that and then some. With Full auto, good base stats, and great perks, Trustee has a lot of potential.

It is worth noting that perks are particularly important here. Trustee is just fine at base stats, but with the Surplus perk in full effect, it becomes one of the best feeling weapons in the Crucible.

Archetype: Legendary Rapid-Fire Scout Rifle ❘ 260 RPM

Tier: Strong A

Trustee PVP God Roll: 

  • Surplus: Increases handling, reload speed, and stability for each fully charged ability.
  • Wellspring: Kills with this weapon generate ability energy. This energy is divided between your uncharged abilities (also good: High-Impact Reserves).

Excels in: PVP, which would have been unimaginable just a season ago. Scouts are finally viable and Trustee is best in class.

 

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Succession

Weapon Type: Sniper Rifle Slot: Kinetic
Ammo: Special Source: Second Encounter

Succession is potentially the best PVE sniper rifle in the entire game. On top of having good base stats and great-looking sights, Succession offers some of the best perks a sniper rifle could ever roll with.

With the new Reconstruction perk, Succession can reload itself over time to double its capacity. At base, that means 6 rounds on its magazine instead of 3. But with the Extended Mag perk and a Backup Mag mod, Succession can get up to 10 rounds on its magazine! Something unheard of until now.

And finally, with Vorpal Weapon, Succession becomes hands down an absolute PVE monster and the top boss and major damage sniper in the game.

Archetype: Legendary Aggressive Sniper Rifle ❘ 72 RPM

Tier: Strong A

Succession PVE God Roll: 

  • Reconstruction: This weapon slowly reloads itself over time, up to double capacity.
  • Vorpal Weapon: Increased damage against bosses, vehicles, and Guardians with their Super active (also good: Recombination).

Excels in: PVE. With the right roll, Succession is hands down the absolute top tier sniper in the game (and it can hold its own in PVP).

 

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Commemoration

Weapon Type: Machine Gun Slot: VoidHeavy
Ammo: Destiny 2 Heavy ammoHeavy Source: Final Encounter

Many call Commemoration the “new Hammerhead” and that says a lot. Indeed, as the only viable void machine gun currently in the game, Commemoration is the natural replacement for the now-retired Hammerhead.  It is worth noting that Hammerhead has slightly better stats overall, but Commemoration’s top tier perks more than makeup for it, especially in PVE.

With Reconstruction, Commemoration can shoot more than 120 rounds before having to reload, which fits perfectly with Rampage. Together, they can turn this machine gun into the best ad clear Power weapon in the game.

And just like Hammerhead, Commemoration can be an extremely lethal option for PVP. It won’t be as easy to use as the Hammerhead was, but it will remain a threat in the Crucible.

Archetype: Legendary Adaptive Machine Gun ❘ 450 RPM

Tier: Strong A

Commemoration PVP God Roll: 

  • Dynamic Sway Reduction: Improves accuracy and stability while continuously holding down the trigger.
  • Under Pressure: Improved stability and accuracy as the magazine gets lower (also good: Rampage).

Commemoration PVE God Roll: 

  • Reconstruction: This weapon slowly reloads itself over time, up to double capacity.
  • Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage.

Excels in: PVE (and PVP to a lesser extend).

 

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Eyes of Tomorrow

Weapon Type: Rocket Launcher Slot: SolarHeavy
Ammo: Destiny 2 Heavy ammoHeavy Source: Final Encounter

The most sought-after weapon in the entire raid, Eyes of Tomorrow is a powerful Rocket Launcher that many are calling the new Gjallarhorn. For reference, Gjallarhorn became an instant cult classic in Destiny 2 because of how powerful it was.

Eyes of Tomorrow is currently a controversial topic, as some claim, it’s unusable in Raids because it does reduced damage to bosses. Ehroar did an excellent video analysis on the topic and confirmed that Eyes of Tomorrow does indeed -50% damage to bosses compared to other legendary Rocket Launchers.

That said, he did conclude that Eyes of Tomorrow remains a powerful weapon that does good DPS compared to other Heavy weapons.

Archetype: Exotic Rocket Launcher ❘ 20 RPM

Tier: Strong A

Exotic Perks:

  • Eyes on All: This weapon is capable of tracking and firing at multiple targets simultaneously.
  • Adaptive Ordnance: Killing four or more combatants in a single volley increases the damage of the next volley.

Excels in: PVP and Gambit (but can get the job done on PVE, especially against Majors and Ultras).

 

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Posterity

Weapon Type: Hand Cannon Slot: ArcArc
Ammo: Primary Source: Third Encounter

With Posterity, using a hand cannon in PVE is finally exciting again. At first glance, it was disappointing to see that Posterity was a 180 RPM Precision hand cannon. But Posterity proves Precision hand cannons can be great, especially since they were buffed with Beyond Light.

Posterity has some of the best base stats ever seen in a 180 RPM hand cannon, including a 100 Recoil stat that gives it a great feel. On top of that, it can roll with all the best perks from the Deep Stone Crypt.

The One for All perk is particularly great on this hand cannon. By simply hitting (not killing) 3 enemies, you get a 35% damage increase for 10 seconds! That’s a hell of a lot better than the 33% max damage increase for 4.5 seconds you get with Rampage after 3 kills.

The weapon feels so good, many are of the best PVE, and PVP players are frantically farming good rolls for it!

Archetype: Legendary Precision Hand Cannon ❘ 180 RPM

Tier: Strong A

Posterity PVE God Roll: 

  • Reconstruction: This weapon slowly reloads itself over time, up to double capacity (also good: Rapid Hit).
  • One for All: Hitting three separate targets increases damage for a moderate duration (also good: Rampage).

Posterity PVP God Roll: 

  • Rapid Hit: Rapid precision hits temporarily increase stability and reload speed (also good Killing Wind).
  • Opening Shot: Improved accuracy and range on the opening shot of attack.

Excels in: PVE, especially in endgame content with the One for All perk. It can also do great in PVP, in spite of being at a disadvantage against 140 RPM hand cannons with a faster TTK.

 

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Heritage

Weapon Type: Shotgun Slot: Kinetic
Ammo: Destiny 2 special ammoSpecial Source: Final Encounter

Finally, we have Heritage, probably the best Deep Stone Crypt weapon due to its insane stats and amazing perk combinations. Similar to the Succession sniper rifle, Heritage benefits from all the excellent perks exclusive to the Deep Stone Crypt. But unlike Succession, Heritage also benefits from being a slug shotgun.

Slug shotguns received a +30% PVE damage increase a few seasons ago, and it shows. They currently do insane damage against Majors, Ultras, and even bosses. And with Assault Mag (which increases its rate of fire) and Reconstruction (which can put 12 rounds in the magazine), you get one of the best DPS weapons in the game.

While Heritage shines the brightest in PVE, it can also do great in PVP. It’s not as good as The Chaperone exotic slug shotgun, but it gets awfully close for a Legendary weapon. With the right perk, it too can reach excellent one-hit-kill ranges.

Archetype: Legendary Precision Slug Shotgun ❘ 65 RPM

Tier: Best S

Heritage PVE God Roll: 

  • Reconstruction: This weapon slowly reloads itself over time, up to double capacity (also good: Auto-loading Holster).
  • Recombination: Elemental final blows increase the damage of this weapon’s next shot.

Heritage PVP God Roll: 

  • Slideshot: Sliding partially reloads this weapon’s magazine and temporarily boosts range and stability.
  • Killing Wind: Final blows grant increased mobility, weapon range, and handling for a short duration (also good: Snapshot Sights).

Excels in: PVE, but can also get the job done on PVP and be a decent alternative to Chaperone.


The Last Word

It has to be said that Bungie did a great job with the Deep Stone Crypt and its loot. Every single one of these weapons is great and some of them are without a doubt best in class.

If you were waiting for another reason to give the new raid a shot, these weapons should do it. What are the god rolls you’re chasing? I’m still looking for better rolls of Posterity for PVE and Trustee for PVP.

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1 Comment
  1. Midnight gamer

    Hey I have a question at the top it says that heritage comes from 2nd encounter but when you scroll down it say it come from final encounter. It this an error?

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