Destiny 2 Moon weapons: Tier list & How to get them

by | Jun 14, 2022 | Weapons

Back in the Shadowkeep days, the Moon was a prime destination to find good weapons. Most were low-key, but a few of them were among the best weapons in the game.

And then they were all retired… Months later, after much complaining from the community, they returned to us, but with entirely different perks, which begs the question: Are they still as good as they used to be?

In this guide, we cover all re-issued Moon weapons (including their PVP and PVE god rolls) available today and show you how to farm them.

Destiny 2 Moon weapons this week

Altars of Sorrow weapon today

DateArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #Mode / BossSource
9/26/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 5Nightmare of TaniksMoon

Altars weapons this week

For the week of June 14, 2022, the Altars of Sorrow rotation is the following:

DateArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #
9/13/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/14/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/15/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 4
9/16/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/17/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/18/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 4
9/19/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4

Altars of Sorrow rotation this Season

Seasonal rotation

DateArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #
8/23/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/24/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/25/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 1
8/26/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/27/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/28/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 1
8/29/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/30/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
8/31/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 2
9/1/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
9/2/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
9/3/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 2
9/4/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
9/5/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
9/6/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 3
9/7/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 3
9/8/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 3
9/9/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 3
9/10/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 3
9/11/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 3
9/12/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 3
9/13/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/14/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/15/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 4
9/16/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/17/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/18/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 4
9/19/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/20/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 5
9/21/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 5
9/22/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 5
9/23/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 5
9/24/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 5
9/25/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 5
9/26/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 5
9/27/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 6
9/28/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 6
9/29/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 6
9/30/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 6
10/1/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 6
10/2/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 6
10/3/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 6
10/4/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 7
10/5/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 7
10/6/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 7
10/7/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 7
10/8/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 7
10/9/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 7
10/10/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 7
10/11/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 8
10/12/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 8
10/13/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 8
10/14/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 8
10/15/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 8
10/16/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 8
10/17/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 8
10/18/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 9
10/19/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 9
10/20/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 9
10/21/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 9
10/22/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 9
10/23/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 9
10/24/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 9
10/25/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 10
10/26/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 10
10/27/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 10
10/28/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 10
10/29/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 10
10/30/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 10
10/31/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 10
11/1/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 11
11/2/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 11
11/3/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 11
11/4/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 11
11/5/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 11
11/6/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 11
11/7/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 11
11/8/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 12
11/9/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 12
11/10/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 12
11/11/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 12
11/12/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 12
11/13/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 12
11/14/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 12
11/15/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 13
11/16/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 13
11/17/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 13
11/18/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 13
11/19/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 13
11/20/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 13
11/21/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 13

The best Moon weapons in Destiny 2

The Tier list below includes every Moon weapon in the game. It starts with the S Tier weapons and moves down from there. It also covers both PVE and PVP, with the “Excels in” column clearly identifying in what area each weapon shines:

NameWeaponsTypeArchetypeAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?RankSourceAvailable?Tier rankSource ❘ DLCFinal VerdictReleasedPerks
BlasphemerBlasphemer art
Blasphemer
ShotgunPinpoint SlugSpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongMoon
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvP
Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Pinpoint Slug

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw + Opening Shot

► Blasphemer is one of the few Legendary Kinetic Slug Shotguns in the game. It also comes with brilliant perks such as Quickdraw and Opening Shot, making it very snappy and accurate. Blasphemer is super easy to use and an excellent option for players learning how to use Slug Shotguns.
Season 13
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Pinpoint Slug

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw + Opening Shot
Loud LullabyLoud Lullaby art
Loud Lullaby
Hand CannonAggressivePrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageMoon
Average

B



Excels in:
PvP
Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

PvP God Roll: Moving Target (also good: Heating Up) + Kill Clip

► Since the recent nerf to 120 RPM hand cannons, Loud Lullaby is one of the only two 120 RPM hand cannons that can 2-tap Guardians in the Crucible thanks to the perk Kill Clip. With the potential to roll with Kill Clip and Surplus to improve its average stats, Loud Lullaby is definitely worth farming for PVP.
Season 14
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

PvP God Roll: Moving Target (also good: Heating Up) + Kill Clip
HereticHeretic art
Heretic
Rocket LauncherAggressiveHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageMoon
Average

B



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Impulse Amplifier (also good: Field Prep) + Lasting Impression

► A 25 RPM rocket launcher capable of rolling with Impulse Amplifier + Lasting Impression combo, Heretic is a perfectly capable DPS rocket launcher.
Season 13
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Impulse Amplifier (also good: Field Prep) + Lasting Impression
ApostateApostate art
Apostate
Sniper RifleRapid-FireSpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageMoon
Average

B



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Killing Wind (also good: Firmly Planted) + Opening Shot

► A sniper that some swore by when it first released, Apostate used to be a good pick for PVP. However, since Season of the Chosen, this weapon can no longer roll with Snapshot Sights, immediately making it only an alright choice.
Season 13
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Killing Wind (also good: Firmly Planted) + Opening Shot
Arc LogicArc Logic art
Arc Logic
Auto RifleAdaptivePrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageMoon
Average

B



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

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

► The retired Arc Logic was recently brought back to us with new and old perks. As a 600 RPM auto and one of only 2 arc auto rifles, Arc Logic remains somewhat viable, but nothing to write home about.
Season 14
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy (also good: Subsistence) + Rampage
Every Waking MomentEvery Waking Moment art
Every Waking Moment
Submachine GunPrecisionPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageMoon
Average

B



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Subsistence + Adrenaline Junkie (also good: Multikill Clip)

► Containing various enticing PvE perks in both columns, it's surprising how little Every Waking Moment is discussed. This is most likely because there are just too many better options currently available. With absurdly good options like Shayura's Wrath and Unforgiven, Every Waking Moment sadly gets drowned out in a sea of better picks.
Season 14
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Subsistence + Adrenaline Junkie (also good: Multikill Clip)
Love and DeathLove and Death art
Love and Death
Grenade LauncherRapid-FireHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakMoon
Weak

C



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Clown Cartridge) + Full Court

► Love and Death suffers from its archetype. Rapid-Fire Grenade Launchers don't exactly deal good total damage. However, they do excel in single magazine DPS, which means that options like Clown Cartridge can elevate Grenade Launchers like Love and Death closer to the level of Adaptive Grenade Launchers.
Season 14
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Clown Cartridge) + Full Court
A Fine MemorialA Fine Memorial art
A Fine Memorial
Machine GunAdaptiveHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakMoon
Weak

C



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Subsistence + Demolitionist

► A Fine Memorial can roll with a few decent perks, however, it has to face tough competition, such as Commemoration and Corrective Measure. For that reason alone, it is hard to recommend it as a top choice
Season 14
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Subsistence + Demolitionist
Dream BreakerDream Breaker art
Dream Breaker
Fusion RifleAdaptiveSpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakMoon
Weak

C



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Firmly Planted + High-Impact Reserves

► With so many incredible fusion rifles at the moment that are easily acquired, Dream Breaker falls short. If you're still looking for your perfect Snorri, this roll can be a good filler for PvP.
Season 14
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Firmly Planted + High-Impact Reserves
One Small StepOne Small Step art
One Small Step
ShotgunRapid-FireSpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakMoon
Weak

C



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Lead From Gold + One-Two Punch

► One Small Step is the only Rapid-Fire Frame Shotgun in the game that could ever be worth using, and that is because of one single perk: One-Two Punch. Without this perk, One Small Step becomes like all the other Rapid-Fire Shotguns: Mediocre at best.
Season 14
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Lead From Gold + One-Two Punch
TranquilityTranquility art
Tranquility
Sniper RifleAdaptiveSpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakMoon
Weak

C



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Lead From Gold + Firing Line

► Some reissued weapons, such as Beloved, return even stronger than before. Sadly, this wasn't the case for Tranquility. While its second perk column can roll with Firing Line or even Snapshot Sights, the first column doesn't have anything desirable for any piece of content in the game.
Season 14
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Lead From Gold + Firing Line
Night TerrorNight Terror art
Night Terror
SwordAdaptiveHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakMoon
Weak

C



Moon

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Relentless Strikes + Whirlwind Blade

► Night Terror is another Adaptive Frame sword; however, it receives some bonus points as it offers a good number of solid perks such as Relentless Strikes, Whirlwind Blade, Vorpal Weapon, and Surrounded. It's also relatively easy to target farm.
Season 14
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Relentless Strikes + Whirlwind Blade

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.

Destiny 2 Moon weapons farm: Where to find them

Farming weapons in Destiny 2 is often very difficult due to low drop rates and/or having too many weapons drop from the same sources.

Take Bottom Dollar, for example, a sought-after Gambit weapon that requires absurd amounts of Gambit matches for a chance to find one with good perks. Hell, you may never find one if you have bad RNG…

But luckily, all Moon weapons are some of the easiest weapons to farm. They still require work, but thanks to the Lectern of Enchantment, you can actively target the weapon you want and work towards it.

Lectern of Enchantment farming

The Lectern of Enchantment is a vendor located in the Moon, next to Eris Morn. There, you can grab weekly, daily and repeatable bounties. But more importantly, you can find Nightmare Essences, which are special bounties that reward Moon weapons and armor.

Each Nightmare Essence has slightly different requirements, including kills with specific weapons, activity completions, and Phantasmal Cores.

To farm the weapon you’re interested in, all you need to do is purchase the right Nightmare Essence and complete it:

Weapon Nightmare Essence Requirements
Love and Death (Grenade Launcher) Essence of Insanity ►Grenade Launcher Kills (100)

► Bound Manacle recovered

► Phantasmal Core (1)

One Small Step (Shotgun) Essence of Rage ►Super Kills (%)

► Fangs of Shun’Gath recovered

► Phantasmal Core (1)

Dreambreaker (Fusion Rifle) Essence of Servitude ► Vex defeated on the Moon (30)

► Fusion Rifle Kills (15)

► Ehrath’Ur’s Horned Wreath recovered

► Phantasmal Core (1)

A Fine Memorial (Machine Gun) Essence of Greed ► Activities completed (%)

►Machine Gun Kills (%)

► Ethereal Charms recovered

► Phantasmal Core (1)

Tranquility (Sniper Rifle) Essence of Vanity ► Activities completed (%)

►Sniper Rifle Kills (25)

► Horned Wreath recovered

► Phantasmal Core (1)

Loud Lullaby (Hand Cannon) Essence of Brutality ► Activities completed (%)

►Hand Cannon Kills (50)

► Necromantic Strand recovered

► Phantasmal Core (1)

Night Terror (Sword) Essence of Jealousy ► Activities completed (%)

►Sword Kills (%)

► Ralniks’s Hatchet recovered

► Phantasmal Core (1)

Arc Logic (Auto Rifle) Essence of Failure ► Activities completed (%)

►Auto Rifle Kills (50)

► Captive Cord recovered

► Phantasmal Core (1)

For detailed guides on how to recover those specific items, 360GameTV has a video for each one.

As long as you have the resources to purchase them, you can farm Moon weapons indefinitely.

Completing activities on the Moon will steadily reward you with Phantasmal Cores, but if you happen to be out of Cores, you can also get more from the Lectern of Enchantment.

Phantasmal Core Destiny 2

You can get more Phantasmal Cores by:

  • Completing the Moon weekly bounties (there are 2 in total)
  • Purchasing them with Phantasmal Fragments at the Lectern

Ok, I know this sounds complicated but it isn’t, trust me. You can earn Phantasmal Fragments by completing Moon daily bounties or you can purchase them with Helium Filaments.

Destiny 2 Moon weapons rotation

Unlike Nightfall weapons, which are all on a strict weekly rotation, most Moon weapons can be farmed whenever you feel like through random activity completions on the Moon or through the Lectern of Enchantment.

There are 3 exceptions, though: The Altars of Sorrow weapons:

  • Heretic – Rocket Launcher
  • Blasphemer – Shotgun
  • Apostate – Sniper Rifle

These 3 weapons require you to complete all Altars of Sorrow waves. Each time you complete an Altars of Sorrow (by defeating the final boss), you will receive the weapon that is on rotation.

The weapons rotate daily, with only one weapon available per day:

Altars of Sorrow weapon today

DateArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #
8/23/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/24/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/25/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 1
8/26/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/27/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/28/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 1
8/29/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 1
8/30/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
8/31/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 2
9/1/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
9/2/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
9/3/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 2
9/4/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
9/5/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
9/6/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 3
9/7/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 3
9/8/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 3
9/9/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 3
9/10/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 3
9/11/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 3
9/12/2022Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 3
9/13/2022Blasphemer artBlasphemerShotgunKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
9/14/2022Apostate artApostateSniper RifleArc ArcSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
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