On top of delivering a tremendous new Destination and a banger Campaign, Lightfall and Season of Defiance also feature several brand-new weapons. Some of these definitely have the potential to become top-tier someday, and you should definitely farm them before they go.
This guide covers all the weapons from Season of Defiance (S20) seasonal activities (Defiant Battlegrounds) and tells you how to best farm them.
The best Defiant weapons in Destiny 2
The list below includes every Defiant weapon in the game (it’s still a little too early to rank them, but we’ll update this section as we land diverse rolls to play around with):
|Art||Weapon||Type||Archetype||Rarity||Ammo||Element||Requirements||In loot pool?||Ammo?||Element?||Tier||Excels||Source||Craftable?||Requires||Released||Slot||Can be Crafted?|
|Perpetualis||Auto Rifle||Adaptive||Legendary||Primary||Strand||Season 20||Yes||Primary||Strand||Ongoing...||-||Seasonal activity|| |
|Raconteur||Combat Bow||Precision||Legendary||Primary||Stasis||Season 20||Yes||Primary||Stasis||Ongoing...||-||Seasonal activity|| |
|Royal Executioner||Fusion Rifle||Adaptive||Legendary||Special||Solar||Season 20||Yes||Special||Solar||Ongoing...||-||Seasonal activity|| |
|Prodigal Return||Grenade Launcher||Lightweight||Legendary||Special||Arc||Season 20||Yes||Special||Arc||Ongoing...||-||Seasonal activity|| |
|Regnant||Grenade Launcher||Adaptive||Legendary||Heavy||Void||Season 20||Yes||Heavy||Void||Ongoing...||-||Seasonal activity|| |
|Caretaker||Sword||Adaptive||Legendary||Heavy||Solar||Season 20||Yes||Heavy||Solar||Ongoing...||-||Seasonal activity|| |
💠 Did you know? Every single Defiant weapon can be crafted!
Destiny 2 Defiant weapons farm: Where to find them
Unlike previous Seasons that were plagued with confusing currencies and gameplay loops, Season of Defiance promises a more straightforward system with fewer currencies and items to deal with. In a nutshell, there are mainly three methods to acquire Defiant weapons:
- Completing Defiant Battlegrounds (S20’s seasonal activity)
- Decoding Defiant engrams at the War Table in the H.E.L.M.
- Increasing your War Table Reputation
Season 20’s gameplay loop is as straightforward as it gets. There are no intermediate currencies to farm nor steps to complete. You simply can head over to the Defiant: Battlegrounds playlist and start farming completions. And that’s it! You don’t need to farm Umbral energy or anything of that sort.
Pro tip: Having a Defiant Key will reward you with more seasonal loot, including Defiant weapons, when completing Defiant Battlegrounds.
Completing Defiant Battlegrounds when in possession of a Defiant Key will reward you with Defiant Engrams. These can be taken to the War Table at the H.E.L.M and focused into Defiant weapons or Armor.
The cost to focus Defiant engrams has been greatly reduced compared to previous seasons. You’ll simply require:
- 1 Defiant Engram (or 4 if you want a specific weapon)
- 3,000 Glimmer
Before you go…
Don’t miss more of our guides featuring many of the exciting new features delivered with Lightfall and Season of Defiance: