Destiny 2 Dungeon weapons Tier List: Ranked for PVE and PVP

by | Jun 1, 2023

Albeit not as challenging as raids, Dungeons are also considered endgame content in Destiny 2. Therefore, they also reward players with top-tier loot. In fact, some of the top weapons in Destiny 2 come from dungeons.

This guide covers every Dungeon weapon currently available, including Exotic and  Legendaries with their PvP and PvE god rolls.

Checkmark icon V3Updated as of Season of the Deep (S21).

Destiny 2 Dungeon weapons loot

Dungeon Exotics

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
The Navigator art Destiny 2The NavigatorTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialStrandLightfall Dungeon KeyYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStrand Element Strand
Best

S

PvEGhost of the Deep DungeonError icon V2 NoLightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Season 21KineticNoTop-tier
Buried Bloodline art preview Destiny 2Buried BloodlineSidearmExoticExoticSpecialVoidLightfall Dungeon KeyYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEWarlord's Ruin DungeonError icon V2 NoLightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Season 23KineticNoTop-tier
Hierarchy of Needs artHierarchy of NeedsCombat BowExoticExoticPrimarySolarThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Weak

C

-Spire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 19EnergyNo
Destiny 2 XenophageXenophageMachine GunExoticExoticHeavySolarShadowkeep PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEPit of Heresy DungeonError icon V2 NoShadowkeep Icon (final) Destiny 2
Shadowkeep Pack
Season 8HeavyNoTop-tier
Gjallarhorn artGjallarhornRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolar30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNoTop-tier
HeartartHeartshadowSwordExoticExoticHeavyVoidThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvEDuality DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 17HeavyNo

Dungeon Legendaries

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Judgment art Destiny 2JudgmentHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Prophecy DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 23KineticNo
The Last Breath artThe Last BreathAuto RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvEXûrError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 15KineticNo
Eyasluna artEyaslunaHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasis30th AnniversaryYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventKineticNoTop-tier
Lingering Dread artLingering DreadGrenade LauncherLightweightLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDuality DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
New Purpose artNew PurposePulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDuality DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
Liminal Vigil artLiminal VigilSidearmAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStasisThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvPSpire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 19KineticNoTop-tier
Premonition artPremonitionPulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryVoidShadowkeep PackYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Weak

C

-Pit of Heresy DungeonError icon V2 NoShadowkeep Icon (final) Destiny 2
Shadowkeep Pack
Season 13EnergyNo
A Sudden Death art Destiny 2A Sudden DeathShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Average

B

PvPProphecy DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 23EnergyNo
A Swift Verdict artA Swift VerdictSidearmPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Average

B

PvPXûrError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 15EnergyNo
Darkest Before art Destiny 2Darkest BeforePulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

PvPProphecy DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 23EnergyNoIncandescent
The Long Walk artThe Long WalkSniper RifleAggressiveLegendarySpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Weak

C

-XûrError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 15EnergyNo
Matador 64 artMatador 64ShotgunPrecisionLegendarySpecialArc30th AnniversaryYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventEnergyNoTop-tier
1000 Yard Stare art1000 Yard StareSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoid30th AnniversaryYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventEnergyNoTop-tier
The Epicurean artThe EpicureanFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialVoidThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

-Duality DungeonCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 17EnergyCraftableTop-tierRepulsor Brace
Unforgiven artUnforgivenSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEDuality DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 17EnergyNoTop-tierRepulsor Brace
Judgment of Kelgorath artJudgment of KelgorathGlaiveAggressiveLegendarySpecialSolarThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Wilderflight artWilderflightGrenade LauncherDouble FireLegendarySpecialVoidThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Average

B

PvESpire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 19EnergyNoRepulsor Brace
Long Arm artLong ArmScout RifleAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvPSpire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 19EnergyNo
Hero of Ages artHero of AgesSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyArc30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

PvEGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNo
Fixed Odds artFixed OddsMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavySolarThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEDuality DungeonCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 17HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Stormchaser artStormchaserLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyArcThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEDuality DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 17HeavyNo
Terminus Horizon art Destiny 2Terminus HorizonMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-Spire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 19HeavyNoVoltshot

Best Dungeon weapons: Tier list

Excluding the weapons from the upcoming Ghost of the Deep dungeon, there are currently 24 dungeons weapons in Destiny 2. And unlike classic MMOs, some dungeon weapons are just as good as the best raid weapons in the game:

ItemWeaponsTypeArchetypeAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?RankSourceAvailable?Tier rankSource ❘ DLCFinal VerdictReleasedPerksBest of?
EyaslunaEyasluna art
Eyasluna
Hand Cannon
Hand CannonAdaptivePrimaryStasis30th AnniversaryYesS › BestGrasp of Avarice DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Grasp of Avarice Dungeon
Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Outlaw + Headstone
PvP God Roll: Rangefinder + Kill Clip

► One of the most beloved weapons from Destiny 1, Eyasluna returned even stronger than ever before. Eyasluna offers god-tier stats and an extremely good perk selection that will help it dominate the Crucible.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Outlaw + Headstone
PvP God Roll: Rangefinder + Kill Clip
Top-tier
GjallarhornGjallarhorn art
Gjallarhorn
Rocket Launcher
Rocket LauncherExoticHeavySolar30th AnniversaryYesS › BestGrasp of Avarice DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Grasp of Avarice Dungeon
Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Rounds fired split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation. Gain increased handling and reload speed when standing near allies. Firing this weapon also grants Wolfpack Rounds to nearby allies wielding non-Exotic Rocket Launchers."

► Gjallarhorn is still one of the greats. Despite the fact that Grenade Launchers or Still Hunt are the main picks for DPS right now, Rockets are still solid, and Gjallarhorn is an absolute must when using them.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Rounds fired split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation. Gain increased handling and reload speed when standing near allies. Firing this weapon also grants Wolfpack Rounds to nearby allies wielding non-Exotic Rocket Launchers."
Top-tier
Greasy LuckGreasy Luck art Destiny 2
Greasy Luck
Glaive
GlaiveRapid-FireSpecialSolarLightfall Dungeon KeyYesS › BestGhost of the Deep DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Ghost of the Deep Dungeon
Lightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Rolls: Replenishing Aegis (also good: Impulse Amplifier) + Close to Melee (also good: Incandescent)
PvP God Rolls: Impulse Amplifier (also good: Killing Wind) + Unstoppable Force (also good: Collective Action)

► Compared to most of its competition, Greasy Luck is exceptionally well-rounded. With Close to Melee or Incandescent for PvE and Impulse Amplifier and Unstoppable Force for PvP, this weapon's only downside is that glaives are intrinsically weak.
Season 21
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Rolls: Replenishing Aegis (also good: Impulse Amplifier) + Close to Melee (also good: Incandescent)
PvP God Rolls: Impulse Amplifier (also good: Killing Wind) + Unstoppable Force (also good: Collective Action)
Top-tier
The NavigatorThe Navigator art Destiny 2
The Navigator
Trace Rifle
Trace RifleExoticSpecialStrandLightfall Dungeon KeyYesS › BestGhost of the Deep DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Ghost of the Deep Dungeon
Lightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Slot: Strand Element Strand | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Firing this weapon at an ally grants Woven Mail to both the user and the target. Dealing sustained damage severs the target."

► The Navigator is incredibly powerful. Not only does it have some good supporting tools with Woven Mail, but it enables some of the highest damage combos in the game on both Hunter and Titan.
Season 21
Slot: Strand Element Strand | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Firing this weapon at an ally grants Woven Mail to both the user and the target. Dealing sustained damage severs the target."
Top-tier
Cold ComfortCold Comfort art Destiny 2
Cold Comfort
Rocket Launcher
Rocket LauncherAggressiveHeavyStasisLightfall Dungeon KeyYesS › BestGhost of the Deep DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Ghost of the Deep Dungeon
Lightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Envious Assassin (also good: Tracking Module) + Bait and Switch (also good: Explosive Light)

► With a host of absurd perks, a strong frame, and a top-tier Origin Trait, Cold Comfort is a strong pick for anything PvE. Its inability to be crafted does make it annoying to farm, but this rocket sees little competition in the current sandbox, making it a must-have.
Season 21
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Envious Assassin (also good: Tracking Module) + Bait and Switch (also good: Explosive Light)
Top-tier
Retold TaleRetold Tale art
Retold Tale
Shotgun
ShotgunPrecisionSpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesS › BestShattered Throne DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvP
Shattered Throne Dungeon
Destiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw (also good: Surplus) + Snapshot Sights

► As a Precision Frame Shotgun, Retold Tale is a powerful option in the Crucible. On top of this, it comes with some excellent perks, and the combination of Quickdraw + Snapshot Sights makes it one of the snappiest Shotguns in the entire game.
Season 13
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw (also good: Surplus) + Snapshot Sights
Top-tier
Matador 64Matador 64 art
Matador 64
Shotgun
ShotgunPrecisionSpecialArc30th AnniversaryYesS › BestGrasp of Avarice DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvP
Grasp of Avarice Dungeon
Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvP God Roll: Perpetual Motion + Opening Shot (also good: Killing Wind)

► Matador 64 is one of the best Shotguns in the game. Being part of the Precision Frame family gives it a boost, but its excellent perks bring it the extra mile, with Opening Shot and Perpetual Motion both being high-value perks.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvP God Roll: Perpetual Motion + Opening Shot (also good: Killing Wind)
Top-tier
Liminal VigilLiminal Vigil art
Liminal Vigil
Sidearm
SidearmAggressive BurstPrimaryStasisThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesS › BestSpire of the Watcher DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvP
Spire of the Watcher Dungeon
The Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive Burst

PvP God Rolls: Tap the Trigger + Desperado (also good: Surrounded)

► The only non-Pulse rifle to get Desperado, Liminal Vigil is a powerhouse of a sidearm. Tap the Trigger will always be active, giving you a significant advantage over others, while Desperado will let you lower the already insane TTK even more. Pair it with a sniper to really wreck the house.
Season 19
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive Burst

PvP God Rolls: Tap the Trigger + Desperado (also good: Surrounded)
Top-tier
Lingering DreadLingering Dread art
Lingering Dread
Grenade Launcher
Grenade LauncherLightweightSpecialStasisThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongDuality DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Duality Dungeon
The Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE/PvP God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Ambitious Assassin) + Chill Clip

► Lingering Dread is the first of its kind. It's the first Special Stasis Grenade Launcher, and it comes with one of the newer Stasis perks, Chill Clip. However, despite the potential nuance that Chill Clip may bring, Lingering Dread doesn't shake up the meta. It is merely another 'pretty good' option.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE/PvP God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Ambitious Assassin) + Chill Clip
Top-tier
New PurposeNew Purpose art
New Purpose
Pulse Rifle
Pulse RifleHigh-ImpactPrimaryStasisThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongDuality DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Duality Dungeon
The Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy + Headstone (also good: Desperado)
PvP God Roll: Perpetual Motion (also good: Tunnel Vision) + Desperado

► For those not wanting to grind out The Messenger, New Purpose is the next best thing. Desperado was recently nerfed and is now significantly less potent, but it's still crazy fun in both PvE and PvP. Plus, New Purpose's Stasis element and Headstone can also play an integral part in a PvE Stasis build.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy + Headstone (also good: Desperado)
PvP God Roll: Perpetual Motion (also good: Tunnel Vision) + Desperado
Top-tier
AdjudicatorAdjudicator art Destiny 2
Adjudicator
Submachine Gun
Submachine GunPrecisionPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongProphecy DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Prophecy Dungeon
Destiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Subsistence (also good: Feeding Frenzy) + Onslaught (also good: Rampage )
PvP God Roll: Threat Detector + Fragile Focus

► Adjudicator makes up for its lack of elemental affinity with a suite of powerful damage perks that synergize perfectly with the Crossing Over origin trait. As for The Crucible, Adjudicator is a potent choice for SMG enthusiasts and casual players alike.
Season 23
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Subsistence (also good: Feeding Frenzy) + Onslaught (also good: Rampage )
PvP God Roll: Threat Detector + Fragile Focus
Top-tier
XenophageDestiny 2 Xenophage
Xenophage
Machine Gun
Machine GunExoticHeavySolarShadowkeep PackYesA › StrongPit of Heresy DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Pit of Heresy Dungeon
Shadowkeep Icon (final) Destiny 2
Shadowkeep Pack
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires high-powered explosive ammunition. Aiming this weapon increases its effective range and zoom magnification."

► While Xenophage was once at the top of the damage rankings, it has been tapered down quite a bit with nerfs. You'll find that other Exotics, such as Thunderlord and Heir Apparent, will out-damage it, but its uniquely high range and fire rate still give it a useful role in the sandbox.
Season 8
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires high-powered explosive ammunition. Aiming this weapon increases its effective range and zoom magnification."
Top-tier
Fixed OddsFixed Odds art
Fixed Odds
Machine Gun
Machine GunHigh-ImpactHeavySolarThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongDuality DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Duality Dungeon
The Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy + Incandescent (also good: Rampage)

► A fan favorite, Fixed Odds is one of the best options among slow-firing Machine guns. Offering a fine selection of perks, Fixed Odds is a great pick and performs nicely in more difficult content featuring beefier enemies.
Season 17
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy + Incandescent (also good: Rampage)
Top-tier
UnforgivenUnforgiven art
Unforgiven
Submachine Gun
Submachine GunAggressivePrimaryVoidThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongDuality DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Duality Dungeon
The Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Demolitionist (also good: Feeding Frenzy) + Adrenaline Junkie (also good: Rampage)

► Unforgiven is commonly forgotten due to its abysmal reload speed stat but is actually highly underrated. With Demolitionist in the first column and extremely synergistic perks in the second, Unforgiven is a clear choice for any Void 3.0 build.
Season 17
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Demolitionist (also good: Feeding Frenzy) + Adrenaline Junkie (also good: Rampage)
Top-tier
No SurvivorsNo Survivors SMG art Destiny 2
No Survivors
Submachine Gun
Submachine GunAggressivePrimarySolarLightfall Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongGhost of the Deep DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Ghost of the Deep Dungeon
Lightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Demolitionist + Adrenaline Junkie (also good: Incandescent)

► The recent nerf to Target Lock may have removed most of No Survivors' utility in The Crucible, but it still highly excels in PvE. While many continue to opt for their crafted rolls of CALUS Mini-Tool, No Survivors does offer a host of different options you can build into that its competition doesn't.
Season 21
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Demolitionist + Adrenaline Junkie (also good: Incandescent)
Top-tier
New Pacific EpitaphNew Pacific Epitaph art
New Pacific Epitaph
Grenade Launcher
Grenade LauncherWaveSpecialStasisLightfall Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongGhost of the Deep DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Ghost of the Deep Dungeon
Lightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Wave

PvE God Roll: Demolitionist (also good: Lead from Gold) + Redirection (also good: Adrenaline Junkie)

► New Pacific Epitaph is our first handheld Stasis Waveframe. What it lacks in traditional rolls, it makes up for in uniqueness, as it is the only wave frame available to get Demolitionist. Paired with Redirection, and you'll find a GL that could slowly become a top pick.
Season 21
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Wave

PvE God Roll: Demolitionist (also good: Lead from Gold) + Redirection (also good: Adrenaline Junkie)
Top-tier
Naeem's LanceNaeem's Lance art preview Destiny 2
Naeem's Lance
Sniper Rifle
Sniper RifleRapid-FireSpecialStrandLightfall Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongWarlord's Ruin DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Warlord's Ruin Dungeon
Lightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Slot: Strand Element Strand | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Reconstruction + Precision Instrument

► Naeem's Lance was immediately forgotten about after its release with Warlord's Ruin, but we don't think that's completely warranted. With the combination of Reconstruction and Precision Instrument, Naeem's can become one of the most capable 140 RPM snipers for PvE.
Season 23
Slot: Strand Element Strand | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Reconstruction + Precision Instrument
Top-tier
Indebted KindnessIndebted Kindness art preview Destiny 2
Indebted Kindness
Sidearm
SidearmRocket-AssistedSpecialArcLightfall Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongWarlord's Ruin DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Warlord's Ruin Dungeon
Lightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rocket-Assisted

PvE God Roll: Beacon Rounds (also good: Impulse Amplifier) + Voltshot (also good: Adagio)

► Dropping from Warlord's Ruin, Indebted Kindess is the hot weapon to farm for. With the right roll, this goofy little sidearm can actually be the highest DPS special weapon in the game thanks to Adagio or Surrounded. It can even turn into a different damage type thanks to Permeability.
Season 23
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rocket-Assisted

PvE God Roll: Beacon Rounds (also good: Impulse Amplifier) + Voltshot (also good: Adagio)
Top-tier
Buried BloodlineBuried Bloodline art preview Destiny 2
Buried Bloodline
Sidearm
SidearmExoticSpecialVoidLightfall Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongWarlord's Ruin DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Warlord's Ruin Dungeon
Lightfall Icon (final) Destiny 2
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires two tracking bolts that leech health from the target. Rapid final blows with this weapon grant Devour to the wielder."

► Buried Bloodline is a very unique and fun exotic to use. It allows you to obtain Devour on non-void subclasses, which is immensely strong and works brilliantly with builds that are all about spamming Grenades as much as possible.
Season 23
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires two tracking bolts that leech health from the target. Rapid final blows with this weapon grant Devour to the wielder."
Top-tier
1000 Yard Stare1000 Yard Stare art
1000 Yard Stare
Sniper Rifle
Sniper RifleAdaptiveSpecialVoid30th AnniversaryYesA › StrongGrasp of Avarice DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvP
Grasp of Avarice Dungeon
Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw (also good: No Distractions) + Snapshot Sights

► 1000 Yard Stare has been out for a while but has yet to decline in popularity; its excellent stats and S-Tier perks have kept it in the meta even through newer releases. If you're looking for a solid Legendary sniper rifle that combines ease of use and lethality, 1000 Yard Stare is for you.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw (also good: No Distractions) + Snapshot Sights
Top-tier
The EpicureanThe Epicurean art
The Epicurean
Fusion Rifle
Fusion RiflePrecisionSpecialVoidThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesA › StrongDuality DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Duality Dungeon
The Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw (also good: Well-Rounded) + Moving Target (also good: Backup Plan)

► With the right roll, The Epicurean can have a base stability that matches Main Ingredient's god roll, and when using Counterbalance Stock, can achieve 100 recoil direction. If that isn't enough, consider that Well-Rounded x2 adds 20 range and stability, and you can see why this gun is so powerful.
Season 17
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw (also good: Well-Rounded) + Moving Target (also good: Backup Plan)
Top-tier

These are the different Tier levels used for this tier list 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.

The list starts with the S Tier and moves down from there.

Destiny 2 Dungeon weapon farming: How to get them

Farming dungeons for unlimited loot is easier than you think. All you need is a committed Fireteam and a couple of hours ahead of you.

Farming newer dungeons

This is how you can go about farming both Prophecy and Grasp of Avarice dungeons:

  1. Go through the dungeon on your first character until you reach the encounter you want to farm.
  2. Start the encounter and wipe (i.e. die without beating it).
  3. Ask your Fireteam to wait. Change characters and log into a character that hasn’t run the dungeon that week.
  4. On that second character, join again your Fireteam.
  5. Wipe again. Now your second character has the proper checkpoint.
Destiny 2 Prophecy Dungeon 11

Prophecy’s first encounter

And that’s it. You can now farm that encounter ad nauseam until reset! To continue farming, you need to:

  1. Launch the dungeon using your second character (the one that is holding the checkpoint).
  2. Change characters and rejoin your Fireteam on your first character.
  3. Complete the encounter for loot.
  4. Exit the dungeon, switch characters again, and repeat Step 1.

This is how you can technically farm a dungeon.

These Dungeon loot tables cover exactly what items can drop from every encounter.

Farming older dungeons?

Up until recently, farming older dungeons (Shattered Throne or Pit of Heresy) was impossible. Just like older raids, these could only be completed once per character per week.

But Season of the Haunted (S17) introduced a Raid and Dungeon rotation. Every week, a different raid and dungeon are part of the weekly rotation, which means they become fully farmable, on top of also offering a Pinnacle reward each. This page covers the weekly Raid and dungeon rotation in depth.

Ranking criteria

For the record, as much as we tried to keep this list as objective as possible, it’s still based on our personal experience playing the PC version of the game.

Finally, if you’re wondering what criteria was used to build this Tier list, these are the main factors I took into account:

  • Lethality: The higher the effective DPS and usability, the higher the ranking.
  • Consistency: Some weapons may not have the highest DPS numbers, but they are so consistent, they more than make up for their lower DPS numbers.
  • Ease of use: Similar to the point above, some weapons are very effective because they are easy to use and don’t require too much skill or setup. This is also rewarded with higher rankings.
  • PVE/PVP Performance: High lethality in either PVE or  PVP is equally valuable. However, a weapon that is good at both PVE and PVP should rank higher than one that is slightly better on only PVE or PVP.
  • Fun factor: Not the most important factor, but it also helps if the weapon is damn fun to shoot with!

If you strongly disagree with some of the rankings here, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section. By the way, what is your personal favorite?

The Last Word

You now know everything there is to know about Dungeons weapons. Are you currently chasing any of these weapons? Let us know in the comments below.

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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