Every New Weapon in Destiny 2: Season of the Wish (S23)

by | Dec 11, 2023

Destiny 2 is all about chasing the latest and greatest loot. And for that reason, you can expect Bungie to release exciting new weapons every season.

This guide will help you keep track of all the shiny new weapons this season, including Exotics, brand-new seasonal weapons, and returning fan favorites. These are all the new weapons, Exotics, and Legendaries, released with Season of the Wish (S23).

Season of the Wish (S23) Weapons

New Exotic weapons

ItemWeaponsTypeArchetypeAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?RankSourceAvailable?Tier rankSource ❘ DLCFinal VerdictReleasedPerksBest of?
Dragon's BreathDragon's Breath art Destiny 2
Dragon's Breath
Rocket LauncherExoticHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesS › BestSeason PassCheckmark icon V3
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Season Pass
Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Rockets embed themselves in struck targets and periodically eject incendiary fuel that inflicts Scorch. The longer this weapon goes without firing, the more fuel the next rocket contains. Igniting nearby targets partially replenishes fuel. This weapon refills itself from reserves upon gaining maximum fuel."

► The last Season Pass exotic to become meta was Witherhoard in Season 11. Thankfully, after 12 seasons, we got another one: Dragon's Breath. This is one of the easiest to get and strongest Rockets we've ever seen. Using this exotic in DPS rotations on a Solar Subclass can net some outrageous damage.
Season 23
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Rockets embed themselves in struck targets and periodically eject incendiary fuel that inflicts Scorch. The longer this weapon goes without firing, the more fuel the next rocket contains. Igniting nearby targets partially replenishes fuel. This weapon refills itself from reserves upon gaining maximum fuel."
Top-tier
Buried BloodlineBuried Bloodline art preview Destiny 2
Buried Bloodline
SidearmExoticSpecialVoidDeluxe EditionYesA › StrongWarlord's Ruin DungeonCheckmark icon V3
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Warlord's Ruin Dungeon
The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
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
Wish-KeeperWish-Keeper art Destiny 2
Wish-Keeper
Combat BowExoticPrimaryStrandSeason 23YesB › AverageExotic QuestCheckmark icon V3
Average

B



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Exotic Quest
Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Slot: Strand Element Strand | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Precision hits and final blows build energy towards a Snareweaver arrow that can be fired from the hip. On impact, Snareweaver arrows create a pattern of traps that suspend nearby targets. This weapon deals bonus damage to suspended targets. Gain faster draw time for a short duration when you suspend or damage a suspended target with this weapon."

► Wish-Keeper is a fun and solid option if you want to lean into Strand and the suspending capabilities of the subclass. It also lets you access Suspend on a non-strand subclass, which can be surprisingly powerful.
Season 23
Slot: Strand Element Strand | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Precision hits and final blows build energy towards a Snareweaver arrow that can be fired from the hip. On impact, Snareweaver arrows create a pattern of traps that suspend nearby targets. This weapon deals bonus damage to suspended targets. Gain faster draw time for a short duration when you suspend or damage a suspended target with this weapon."

We cover all the New exotics in detail here, including the returning Dragon’s Breath Exotic rocket launcher and brand-new Buried Bloodline and Wish-Keeper bow.

Dungeon weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Buried Bloodline art preview Destiny 2Buried BloodlineSidearmExoticExoticSpecialVoidDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEWarlord's Ruin DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 23KineticNoTop-tier
Naeem's Lance art preview Destiny 2Naeem's LanceSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStrandDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStrand Element StrandWarlord's Ruin DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 23KineticNo
Vengeful Whisper art preview Destiny 2Vengeful WhisperCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticWarlord's Ruin DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 23KineticNo
Indebted Kindness art preview Destiny 2Indebted KindnessSidearmRocket-AssistedLegendarySpecialArcDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc ArcWarlord's Ruin DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 23EnergyNo
Dragoncult Sickle art preview Destiny 2Dragoncult SickleSwordCasterLegendaryHeavyStrandDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element StrandWarlord's Ruin DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 23HeavyNo

We cover all the new Warlord’s Ruin weapons (and tell you how to farm them) here.

Wish weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Supercluster art Destiny 2SuperclusterShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialStrandSeason 23YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStrand Element StrandSeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23KineticCraftableReconstruction
Appetence art Destiny 2AppetenceTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisSeason 23YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis StasisSeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23KineticCraftable
Scatter Signal art Destiny 2Scatter SignalFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStrandSeason 23YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStrand Element Strand
Best

S

PvE + PvPSeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23KineticCraftableTop-tier
Lethophobia art Destiny 2LethophobiaCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryVoidSeason 23YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidSeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23EnergyCraftable
Scalar Potential art Destiny 2Scalar PotentialPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcSeason 23YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcSeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23EnergyCraftable
Doomed Petitioner art Destiny 2Doomed PetitionerLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyVoidSeason 23YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidSeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23HeavyCraftableReconstruction

We cover all the new Witch weapons (and tell you how to farm them) here.

Undying weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Imperative art Destiny 2ImperativeScout RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryKineticSeason 23YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticUndyingCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23KineticCraftable
Optative art Destiny 2OptativeHand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidSeason 23YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidUndyingCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23EnergyCraftable
Adhortative art Destiny 2AdhortativePulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 23YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarUndyingCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23EnergyCraftableIncandescent
Subjunctive art Destiny 2SubjunctiveSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcSeason 23YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcUndyingCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23EnergyCraftableVoltshot

This season also features several returning weapons from Season of the Undying (S8). You can farm them at the H.E.L.M.

Undying weapons featured Destiny 2

New Nightfall weapon

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Undercurrent art Destiny 2UndercurrentGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc ArcNightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23EnergyNoVoltshot,Bait and Switch

Nightfall weapons, including the new Undercurrent grenade launcher, can be infinitely farmed, too. However, unlike dungeons and raids, Nightfall weapons are on a weekly rotation.

New Trials of Osiris weapon

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Incisor art Destiny 2IncisorTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStrandLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStrand Element StrandTrials of OsirisError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 23EnergyNo

Trials weapons, including the new Incisor trace rifle, can be infinitely farmed by focusing Trials of Osiris engrams to get exactly the Trials reward (weapons or armor) you want.

Trials of Osiris weapons S23 featured Destiny 2

Trials of Osiris Weapons, Season 23

New Iron Banner weapon

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Lethal Abundance art Destiny 2Lethal AbundanceAuto RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStrandFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element StrandIron BannerError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23KineticNo

Iron Banner weapons, including the new Lethal Abundance auto rifle, can be farmed by completing Iron Banner matches and focusing Iron Banner engrams.

New Playlist weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Breakneck art Destiny 2BreakneckAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPlaylist: GambitError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23KineticNo
Chivalric Fire art Destiny 2Chivalric FireRocket LauncherCasterLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidPlaylist: PursuitError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNo
Double-Edged Answer art Destiny 2Double-Edged AnswerSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidPlaylist: VanguardError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNo

These weapons, including the new Belisarius-D, can be acquired by completing activities from the Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit playlists.

New World Pool weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Ros Arago IV art Destiny 2Ros Arago IVAuto RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidWorld loot poolError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23EnergyNo
Parabellum art Destiny 2ParabellumSubmachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarWorld loot poolError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23EnergyNo
Marcato-45 art Destiny 2Marcato-45Machine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStrandFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element StrandWorld loot poolError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNo
Crux Termination IV art Destiny 2Crux Termination IVRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcWorld loot poolError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNoReconstruction

These weapons can be randomly acquired as end-of-match activities or via Legendary and Prime engrams.

Warlord’s Ruin dungeon weapons

The Warlord’s Ruin dungeon isn’t available yet, but it will be released on December 1, 2023, and will feature several (potentially) great weapons. This list will be updated as soon as the dungeon launches.

How to get weapons in Destiny 2

There are several ways to find weapons in Destiny 2. Some can be indefinitely farmed, while others are capped per season. This guide covers every method to acquire weapons in Destiny 2, old and new.

When it comes to finding new guns, though, the methods to acquire them are much more limited:

1. Raids & Dungeons

Home to some of the most sought-after weapons in the game, raids, and dungeons offer the most straightforward methods to acquire top-tier weapons in Destiny 2.

Each encounter of each dungeon and raid has a chance to drop specific loot. This makes it possible to actively farm for the weapon you’re looking for. Be aware that raids are locked to one clear per week per character, giving you a maximum of three chances to get what you want per week. Grasp of Avarice is one of two exceptions to this rule: It can be farmed indefinitely.

2. Trials of Osiris

Trials of Osiris has gone through many ups and downs. Mostly downs if we’re being honest. But the one thing it has always gotten right is the loot, namely its weapons. Trials of Osiris weapons are notoriously good. Often best in class.

As the ultimate endgame PVP activity in Destiny 2, Trials of Osiris has excellent weapons to offer. And since the start of Season of the Lost (this season), the system to earn loot and target farm rewards has been greatly improved. In fact, Trials features perhaps the best system to target farm exactly the weapons you want.

Even if you hate Trials, its weapons are well worth it. Trust me, your time will be well spent, especially when Trials: Freelance is available. This guide covers every Trials weapon, including Adept versions and their rotation.

3. Nightfall: The Ordeals

Bungie has made a lot of efforts to improve Destiny 2’s loot this past year. And they’ve vastly improved the associated grind too. Nightfall weapons are perhaps one of the best examples.

One of the most challenging activities in the game (when playing on Master and Grandmaster difficulty), Nightfalls finally have the loot to properly reward you for your efforts. Nightfalls now reward unique weapons that can’t be found elsewhere, and some of them are real bangers.

Farming them is straightforward but the drop rates are rough and you’ll want to only play Master and Grandmaster Nightfalls if you want to efficiently farm for weapons. This guide covers every Nightfall weapon, their weekly rotation, and more.

4. Exotic Quests

Some of the best weapons in the game are Exotics. These being special items, they often require you to complete cool and unique missions to acquire them. This guide includes every Exotic quest in the game and provides you with their requirements and video guides to help you complete them.

Unfortunately, many Exotic quests have been removed from the game and put into the Destiny Content Vault. Those weapons can still be acquired but they now have to be purchased for a hefty price at the Monument to Lost Lights in the Tower, also referred to as the Exotics kiosk. This resource page includes every Exotic Kiosk weapon and its cost.

6. Seasonal activities

Taking into account that every new Season costs $10+, Bungie will obviously spend a lot of time creating exciting activities and enticing weapons to convince you to buy the season. Therefore, you can expect seasonal weapons to be above average. In fact, every season will come with a handful of top-tier weapons to keep you grinding.

Now that Seasonal content lasts for an entire year, there are too many activities to list here. You can refer to the two tables below for a complete view of every Seasonal activity currently available and what weapons they each offer.

7. Iron Banner

There’s a lot to be said about Iron Banner. The game mode feels stale and outdated, and it features perhaps the worst farming system in the entire game.

Indeed, whereas Trials of Osiris now lets you target-farm specific weapons, Iron Banner still uses the same archaic tokens system it has for years. Turn in tokens to get an Iron Banner reward. With 18 weapons and an armor set in the loot pool, getting the weapon you want is extremely difficult… And that’s a shame because some of the newer Iron Banner weapons are very good.

8. Playlist activities

Playlist activities used to be the less rewarding activities in the entire game. Nowadays, they all offer unique weapons to each mode, and some of them are actually quite good.

Bungie usually adds 2 new weapons for each activity per season. With currently 6 weapons available per mode, it isn’t easy to target-farm these. Plus, each weapon has an enormous perk pool, which makes finding a god roll nearly impossible… On the flip side, drop rates are slightly higher than before, and if you use the right Ghost mod, you’ll be surprised by the number of Playlist weapons you’ll amass over time.

9. Special events

There are four events in Destiny 2 in any given year: The Dawning for Christmas, Festival of the Lost for Halloween, Guardian Games, and Solstice.

Limited in time by nature, this means you have only a couple of weeks to farm these event-specific weapons per year. The good news is that farming these is quite easy: The loot pools are very small and the drop rates are decent enough to guarantee a few good rolls if you take the time to participate.

Destiny 2 Glacioclasm

The Dawning’s Glaciocasm

10. Destination weapons

Some weapons can only be found on specific planets. These are reserved to Europa, the Moon, the Dreaming City, and the Leviathan, and drop from completing specific bounties, missions, and events occurring within those planets.

There isn’t much more to say about these. For the most part, they are average, but some of them could be considered best-in-class. To farm those, each planet offers straightforward methods to farm them. For example, completing bounties on the Moon or quests from Variks on Europa.

11. World loot pool

Finally, there are many weapons that can only drop randomly while playing the game. As you’ll see in the weapons list below, the World loot pool is enormous, which means that farming them will be extremely difficult…

But on the flip side, most of those weapons are pretty average, giving little reason to want to farm them at all. Some of those weapons are fine, and you should always think twice before dismantling them, but you will be better of target farming weapons from other sources.

Before you go…

These are some of our latest guides featuring many of the exciting new features and loot delivered with Season of the Witch:

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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