Destiny 2 Power Weapons Guide: The Complete List

Playing Destiny 2 is all about chasing the strongest weapon. That becomes obvious the second you start playing. However, true power comes from a great loadout, not a single weapon. For that reason, you will soon find yourself chasing the best Destiny 2 weapons per slot: Kinetic, Energy, and Heavy.

In this guide, we cover the best Hevay weapons in Destiny 2, explain what makes them special, and provide you with a comprehensive list, including every Power weapon in the game.

Checkmark icon V3Updated as of Season of Deefiance (S20).

What are Power weapons in Destiny 2?

Also referred to as Heavy weapons, Power weapons sit in the Heavy slot. There are only 8 weapon types that can use Heavy ammo, and can therefore be equipped in the Power slot:

Weapon Type Main Role
Rocket Launchers Burst Damage
 Grenade Launchers Add Clear
 Swords Add Clear, Single Target Damage
 Linear Fusion Rifles Single Target Damage
Machine Gun Add Clear
Shotguns*
Glaives*
Combat Bows*
Sniper Rifles* Single Target Damage

* The only exceptions are a few select Exotics.

Unlike Energy weapons that can only deal either Solar, Arc, or Void damage, Heavy weapons can also deal Stasis and Strand damage. In fact, Power weapons and Kinetic weapons are the only guns able to deal Stasis or Strand damage.

Elements Light and Dark

While Kinetic and Energy weapons feature Primary and Special ammo weapons, Power weapons only include guns that use Heavy ammo, aka, the purple ammo boxes.

Ammo art Destiny 2

Best Heavy weapons in Destiny 2: Tier list

The list below includes what we consider the top-tier Power weapons in the game for PvE and PvP.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Destiny 2 Tractor Cannon artTractor CannonShotgunExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvEExotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNoTop-tier
The Lament Destiny 2The LamentSwordExoticExoticHeavySolarBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEExotic QuestError icon V2 NoBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyNoTop-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
Parasite artParasiteGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolarThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEExotic QuestError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyNoTop-tier
Dragon's Breath art Destiny 2Dragon's BreathRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvESeason PassError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNoTop-tier
Commemoration Destiny 2 artCommemorationMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvE + PvPDeep Stone Crypt RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyCraftableTop-tierRepulsor Brace,Reconstruction
Bequest Destiny 2 artBequestSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Best

S

PvEDeep Stone Crypt RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyCraftableTop-tier
Apex Predator art Destiny 2Apex PredatorRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvELast Wish RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesForsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Explosive Light,Reconstruction,Bait and Switch
Crown-Splitter artCrown-SplitterSwordAggressiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvEWorld loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNoTop-tier
Corrective Measure artCorrective MeasureMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvEVault of Glass RaidError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNoTop-tier
The Other Half artThe Other HalfSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvEDares of EternityCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary eventHeavyCraftableTop-tierRepulsor Brace
Cataclysmic art v2CataclysmicLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavySolarThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEVow of the Disciple RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftableTop-tierBait and Switch
Unwavering Duty artUnwavering DutyMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvETrials of OsirisError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 19HeavyNoTop-tierIncandescent
Path of Least Resistance art
Path of Least ResistanceTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot
Briar's Contempt artBriar's ContemptLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavySolarLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvERoot of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Reconstruction
Cold Comfort art Destiny 2Cold ComfortRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEGhost of the Deep DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 21HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light,Bait and Switch
Doomed Petitioner art Destiny 2Doomed PetitionerLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyVoidSeason 23YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3 YesSeason of the Wish icon Destiny 2
Season 23
Season 23HeavyCraftableTop-tierReconstruction

As a reminder, these are the different Tier levels used for our rankings:

  • 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.

Note that this list is the result of the many different Tier lists we’ve done so far.

Heavy weapons list: The complete list

In case you’re looking for something much more specific (i.e. an Arc Precision Linear Fusion rifle) that you couldn’t find above, this list includes every viable Heavy weapon in Destiny 2:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Destiny 2 Legend of Acrius artLegend of AcriusShotgunExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNoTop-tier
Destiny 2 Tractor Cannon artTractor CannonShotgunExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvEExotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNoTop-tier
The Lament Destiny 2The LamentSwordExoticExoticHeavySolarBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEExotic QuestError icon V2 NoBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyNoTop-tier
Destiny 2 AnarchyAnarchyGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyArcForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2 NoForsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 5HeavyNo
Destiny 2 XenophageXenophageMachine GunExoticExoticHeavySolarShadowkeepYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEExotic QuestError icon V2 NoShadowkeep Destiny 2 icon
Shadowkeep
Season 8HeavyNoTop-tier
Destiny 2 Worldline Zero artWorldline ZeroSwordExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-Exotic KioskError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 3HeavyNo
Destiny 2 The Prospector artThe ProspectorGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

PvEExotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Destiny 2 The Wardcliff CoilThe Wardcliff CoilRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

PvPExotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Truth artTruthRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavyVoidForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Worst

D

-Exotic KioskError icon V2 NoForsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 7HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Sleeper Simulant artSleeper SimulantLinear Fusion RifleExoticExoticHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 3HeavyNoTop-tier
Destiny 2 Whisper of the Worm artWhisper of the WormSniper RifleExoticExoticHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvEThe WhisperCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 3HeavyCraftable
Destiny 2 Leviathan's Breath artLeviathan's BreathCombat BowExoticExoticHeavyVoidShadowkeepYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2 NoShadowkeep Destiny 2 icon
Shadowkeep
Season 8HeavyNoTop-tier
Destiny 2 Heir Apparent artHeir ApparentMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlaySeasonalHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEEvent: Guardian GamesError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 10HeavyNo
Salvation's Grip Destiny 2Salvation's GripGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyStasisBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Worst

D

-Exotic QuestError icon V2 NoBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyNo
Destiny 2 The Queenbreaker artThe QueenbreakerLinear Fusion RifleExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-Exotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 4HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Black TalonBlack TalonSwordExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Worst

D

-Exotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 4HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Deathbringer artDeathbringerRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavyVoidShadowkeepYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvE + PvPExotic QuestError icon V2 NoShadowkeep Destiny 2 icon
Shadowkeep
Season 8HeavyNo
Destiny 2 DARCI artD.A.R.C.I.Sniper RifleExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-Exotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Eyes of Tomorrow Destiny 2 1Eyes of TomorrowRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolarBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvE + PvPDeep Stone Crypt RaidError icon V2 NoBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Two-Tailed Fox artTwo-Tailed FoxRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvEExotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 4HeavyNo
Destiny 2 The Colony artThe ColonyGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Worst

D

-Exotic EngramError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 2HeavyNo
Destiny 2 One Thousand Voices artOne Thousand VoicesFusion RifleExoticExoticHeavySolarForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-Last Wish RaidError icon V2 NoForsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Thunderlord artThunderlordMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvE + PvPExotic EngramError icon V2 NoForsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyNoTop-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
Parasite artParasiteGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolarThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEExotic QuestError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyNoTop-tier
Grand Overture artGrand OvertureMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyNoTop-tier
HeartartHeartshadowSwordExoticExoticHeavyVoidDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvEDuality DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17HeavyNo
Winterbite artWinterbiteGlaiveExoticExoticHeavyStasisLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEExotic QuestError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyNo
Deterministic Chaos artDeterministic ChaosMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyVoidLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

-Exotic QuestError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyNo
Dragon's Breath art Destiny 2Dragon's BreathRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvESeason PassError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNoTop-tier
Falling Guillotine art Destiny 2Falling GuillotineSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

PvEOnslaught ActivityError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Into the LightHeavyNo
Negative Space Destiny 2 artNegative SpaceSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEWorld loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNoTop-tier
THE SWARM artTHE SWARMMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvENightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Corsairs Wrath Destiny 2 artCorsair's WrathLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Worst

D

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 12HeavyNo
Seventh Seraph SAW Destiny 2Seventh Seraph SAWMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-XûrError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 10HeavyNo
Temptations Hook Destiny 2 artTemptation's HookSwordCasterLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Interference VIInterference VIGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 10HeavyNo
Avalanche art Destiny 2AvalancheMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlaySeasonalHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

-Event: DawningError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 12HeavyNoIncandescent
Sola's Scar artSola's ScarSwordCasterLegendaryHeavySolarLightfallNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Worst

D

-Trials of OsirisError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 13HeavyNo
Commemoration Destiny 2 artCommemorationMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvE + PvPDeep Stone Crypt RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyCraftableTop-tierRepulsor Brace,Reconstruction
Thermal Erosion Destiny 2 artThermal ErosionMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavySolarBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-Empire HuntsError icon V2 NoBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyNo
Code Duello artCode DuelloRocket LauncherHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Swarm of the Raven Destiny 2Swarm of the RavenGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

-Iron BannerError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Steel Sybil Z 14 Destiny 2 artSteel Sybil Z-14SwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Tomorrows Answer Destiny 2 artTomorrow's AnswerRocket LauncherHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyVoidLightfallNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

PvETrials of OsirisError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 10HeavyNo
Shining Sphere Destiny 2Shining SphereRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-Iron BannerError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Heretic artHereticRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-MoonError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Hoosegow Destiny 2 artHoosegowRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Blast Battue Destiny 2 artBlast BattueGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Lost SectorError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 12HeavyNo
Berengers Memory Destiny 2 artBerenger's MemoryGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Bequest Destiny 2 artBequestSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Best

S

PvEDeep Stone Crypt RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyCraftableTop-tier
Apex Predator art Destiny 2Apex PredatorRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvELast Wish RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesForsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Explosive Light,Reconstruction,Bait and Switch
Honors Edge Destiny 2 artHonor's EdgeSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-XûrError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 10HeavyNo
Threaded Needle artThreaded NeedleLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

PvEWorld loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Royal Entry artRoyal EntryRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

-Vanguard FocusingError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Bad Omens Destiny 2 artBad OmensRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Worst

D

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Outrageous Fortune Destiny 2 artOutrageous FortuneGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Worst

D

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11HeavyNo
Crowd Pleaser Destiny 2 artCrowd PleaserGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvEPlaylist: GambitError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 12HeavyNo
Subzero Salvo Destiny 2 artSubzero SalvoRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-EuropaError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 12HeavyNo
Tarantula artTarantulaLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Worst

D

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Sleepless artSleeplessRocket LauncherHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Shattered Throne DungeonError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 13HeavyNo
Crown-Splitter artCrown-SplitterSwordAggressiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvEWorld loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNoTop-tier
Quickfang artQuickfangSwordLightweightLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Worst

D

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Eternity's Edge artEternity's EdgeSwordVortexLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Memory Interdict artMemory InterdictGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

PvPXûrError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNoTop-tier
Archon's Thunder artArchon's ThunderMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-Iron BannerError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Corrective Measure artCorrective MeasureMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvEVault of Glass RaidError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNoTop-tier
Shattered Cipher artShattered CipherMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

-World loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Hezen Vengeance artHezen VengeanceRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvE + PvPVault of Glass RaidError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Love and Death artLove and DeathGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-MoonError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
A Fine Memorial artA Fine MemorialMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEMoonError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Abide the Return artAbide the ReturnSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvEShattered Throne DungeonError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNoIncandescent
Night Terror artNight TerrorSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-MoonError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14HeavyNo
Ascendancy artAscendancyRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvE + PvPExotic KioskError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15HeavyNo
Canis Major artCanis MajorGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvEXûrError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15HeavyNo
Reed's Regret artReed's RegretLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvETrials of OsirisError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 15HeavyNoTop-tier
The Hothead artThe HotheadRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvENightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light
Half-Truths artHalf-TruthsSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDares of EternityCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary eventHeavyCraftableTop-tier
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
The Other Half artThe Other HalfSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvEDares of EternityCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary eventHeavyCraftableTop-tierRepulsor Brace
Zephyr art Destiny 2ZephyrSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEEvent: DawningError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNoTop-tier
Typhon GL5 artTyphon GL5Grenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

-GunsmithError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light
Tarnation artTarnationGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-WellspringCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Red Herring artRed HerringRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Worst

D

-Throne WorldCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Razor's Edge artRazor's EdgeSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

-Iron BannerError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNo
Recurrent Impact artRecurrent ImpactMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyStasisThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Palmyra-B artPalmyra-BRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-GunsmithCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyCraftableExplosive Light
Cataclysmic art v2CataclysmicLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavySolarThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEVow of the Disciple RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftableTop-tierBait and Switch
Bump in the Night artBump in the Night Rocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17HeavyCraftable
Chain of Command artChain of CommandMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 17HeavyNo
Fixed Odds artFixed OddsMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavySolarDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEDuality DungeonCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Stormchaser artStormchaserLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyArcDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEDuality DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17HeavyNo
Planck's Stride artPlanck's StrideMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-XûrCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyCraftable
Sailspy Pitchglass artSailspy PitchglassLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-XûrCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyCraftableVoltshot
Taipan-4fr artTaipan-4frLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvEGunsmithCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyCraftableRepulsor Brace
Cry Mutiny artCry MutinyGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyNo
Roar of the BearRoar of the BearRocket LauncherHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-Iron BannerError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyNoIncandescent
Qullim’s Terminus art Qullim’s TerminusMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEKing's Fall RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyCraftableTop-tier
Blowout art
BlowoutRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PvEPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19HeavyNoExplosive Light
Wendigo GL3 art
Wendigo GL3Grenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvE + PvPNightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light
Fire and Forget art
Fire and ForgetLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Operation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftable
Retrofit Escapade art
Retrofit EscapadeMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyVoidThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftableTop-tier
Unwavering Duty artUnwavering DutyMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvETrials of OsirisError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 19HeavyNoTop-tierIncandescent
Path of Least Resistance art
Path of Least ResistanceTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot
Terminus Horizon art Destiny 2Terminus HorizonMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyArcDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-Spire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 19HeavyNoVoltshot
Dimensional Hypotrochoid artDimensional HypotrochoidGrenade LauncherWaveLegendaryHeavyStasisLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvENeomunaCheckmark icon V3 YesLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyCraftable
Marsilion-C artMarsilion-CGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvELost SectorCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Explosive Light
Regnant artRegnantGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidSeason 20YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3 YesLightfall Preorder icon
Season 20
Season 20HeavyCraftableTop-tierDestabilizing Rounds,Repulsor Brace,Explosive Light
Circular Logic artCircular LogicMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStrandLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Strong

A

PvETerminal OverloadError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyNoTop-tier
Caretaker artCaretakerSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarSeason 20YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3 YesLightfall Preorder icon
Season 20
Season 20HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Nasreddin artNasreddinSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvELost SectorError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20HeavyNoTop-tier
Koraxis's Distress artKoraxis's DistressGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyStrandLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Average

B

-Root of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyCraftableReconstruction
Briar's Contempt artBriar's ContemptLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavySolarLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvERoot of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Reconstruction
Death's Razor artDeath's RazorSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvEEngram FocusingCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20HeavyCraftableDestabilizing Rounds
Goldtusk artGoldtuskSwordLightweightLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Engram FocusingCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20HeavyCraftable
Throne-Cleaver artThrone-CleaverSwordAggressiveLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

-Engram FocusingCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20HeavyCraftableIncandescent
Laser Painter art Destiny 2Laser PainterLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyStrandFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Weak

C

-Playlist: GambitError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 21HeavyNo
BrayTech Osprey art Destiny 2BrayTech OspreyRocket LauncherHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvE + PvPNightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 21HeavyNo
Just in Case art Destiny 2Just in CaseSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarSeason 21YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-FishingError icon V2 NoSeason of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21HeavyNoIncandescent
Thin Precipice art Destiny 2Thin PrecipiceSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyStrandSeason 21YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Worst

D

-Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3 YesSeason of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21HeavyCraftable
Cold Comfort art Destiny 2Cold ComfortRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEGhost of the Deep DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 21HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light,Bait and Switch
Crowning Duologue artCrowning DuologueRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStrandFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Worst

D

-Event: SolsticeError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 21HeavyNo
Cataphract GL3 artCataphract GL3Grenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStrandLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Strong

A

PvPTrials of OsirisError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 22HeavyNoTop-tierBait and Switch
Acosmic GSp artAcosmic GSpGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

-Event: Festival of the LostError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22HeavyNo
Qua Xaphan V artQua Xaphan VMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvEPlaylist: GambitError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22HeavyNo
Eleatic Principle artEleatic PrincipleMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcSeason 22YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3 YesSeason of the Witch (S22) icon
Season 22
Season 22HeavyCraftable
Geodetic HSm artGeodetic HSmSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

-Lost SectorError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22HeavyNo
Semiotician artSemioticianRocket LauncherHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyStrandSeason 22YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Average

B

-Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3 YesSeason of the Witch (S22) icon
Season 22
Season 22HeavyCraftable
Song of Ir Yût artSong of Ir YûtMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvECrota's End RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22HeavyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot,Sword Logic,Reconstruction,Bait and Switch
Doomed Petitioner art Destiny 2Doomed PetitionerLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyVoidSeason 23YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Best

S

PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3 YesSeason of the Wish icon Destiny 2
Season 23
Season 23HeavyCraftableTop-tierReconstruction
Marcato-45 art Destiny 2Marcato-45Machine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStrandFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Strong

A

PvEWorld loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNoTop-tier
Crux Termination IV art Destiny 2Crux Termination IVRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEWorld loot poolError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNoTop-tierReconstruction
Chivalric Fire art Destiny 2Chivalric FireSwordCasterLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidOngoing...-Playlist: PursuitError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNo
Double-Edged Answer art Destiny 2Double-Edged AnswerSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEPlaylist: VanguardError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNoTop-tier
Dragoncult Sickle art preview Destiny 2Dragoncult SickleSwordCasterLegendaryHeavyStrandDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Worst

D

-Warlord's Ruin DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 23HeavyNo
The Slammer art Destiny 2The SlammerSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvENightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNoTop-tier
Hullabaloo art Destiny 2HullabalooGrenade LauncherWaveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcOngoing...-Event: Guardian GamesError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 23HeavyNo
Hammerhead art Destiny 2HammerheadMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidOngoing...-Onslaught ActivityError icon V2 NoInto the LightHeavyNo
Edge Transit art Destiny 2Edge TransitGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidOngoing...-Onslaught ActivityError icon V2 NoInto the LightHeavyNo

Current Power Weapons Meta

Heavy ammo is rare because it fuels the most powerful weapons in the entire game. For that reason, you should only use your Heavy weapon when it’s absolutely necessary. This table covers the main roles each Power weapon type should be best used for (according to Bungie).

Role Explanation Target Weapon types
Add Clear Clearing weaker enemies faster than you could with a primary ammo weapon. For most content, primaries do the add clear job perfectly well, so this is most useful in high-difficulty PvE. Main: Machine Guns, Grenade Launchers, Swords

Secondary: Rocket Launchers

Single Target Damage Burning down a boss. Main: Linear Fusion Rifles, Exotic Snipers, Swords

Secondary: Grenade Launchers, Machine Guns

Burst Damage Burning down a champion quickly, or for bosses with multiple damage phases, clearing a phase quickly. Main: Rocket Launchers

Secondary: Linear Fusion Rifles

PVE Power weapons meta

Weapon Type RankTierTrendRole ❘ Current StateCategory
Rocket launcher weapon type Destiny 2
Rocket Launchers
S › Best
Best

S

Trend upMain role: Burst Damage (Secondary role: Add Clear)

► If an S+ category existed, Rocket Launchers would be there. They absolutely dominate the DPS meta for any boss that isn't Crota and easily outclass other options thanks to their flexibility in damage rotations and their ability to be spammed at bosses. Rockets are incredibly strong right now, and it wouldn't be surprising if they received some tuning soon.

► Best Archetype: Adaptive (20 RPM) - Example: The Hothead
PVE Heavies
Machine gun weapon type Destiny 2
Machine Guns
A › Strong
Strong

A

Trend upMain role: Add Clear

► With the nerf to double-special loadouts, players can't mindlessly spam Machine Guns at enemies anymore and be rewarded for it. However, Machine guns are still excellent at ad clear and remain decent for DPS. That said, for DPS, they are massively outclassed by Rocket Launchers.

► Best Archetype: Rapid-Fire (900 RPM) - Example: Retrofit Escapade
PVE Heavies
Sword weapon type Destiny 2
Swords
A › Strong
Strong

A

Trend upMain roles: Add Clear & Single Target damage (i.e. Boss damage).

► Swords are in a good spot right now. In fact, they are the go-to option for Crota in Crota's End. However, this is only because of a modifier that increases Sword damage against Crota. Outside of this specific boss, Swords are a decent option that doesn't excel simply because they are out-damaged by other heavy weapons.

► Best Archetype: Whirlwind - Example: Falling Guillotine
PVE Heavies
Linear fusion rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Linear Fusion Rifles
A › Strong
Strong

A

Trend downMain role: Single Target damage (Secondary role: Burst Damage)

► Linear Fusion Rifles might not be the top dogs anymore, but they are still serious contenders when it comes to total damage. Options like Cataclysmic and Briar's Contempt can still see some use in today's meta. However, despite their strengths, most situations do not require the amount of total damage that Linear Fusions offer, and if they do, options like Leviathan's Breath can fill that void very easily.

► Best Archetype: Precision (533 RPM) - Example: Reed's Regret
PVE Heavies
Grenade launcher weapon type Destiny 2
Grenade Launchers
B › Average
Average

B

-Main role: Add Clear (Secondary role: Single Target Damage).

► Grenade Launchers are on the rise, and with a couple of changes, we could see them soar to the top of the pile. For now, though, they remain a mediocre option with a couple of outliers, such as the Cataphract GL3, which is mainly good because it has Bait and Switch, not because it's a Grenade Launcher.

► Best Archetype: Adaptive (120 RPM) - Cataphract GL3
PVE Heavies
Sniper rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Exotic Sniper Rifles
C › Weak
Weak

C

-Main role: Single Target damage

► Exotic Snipers still require more help. D.A.R.C.I remains a complete joke, and Whisper of the Worm isn't strong enough to bring the ranking up. While Whisper is a surprisingly decent option, it requires a teammate using Divinity in most situations, unless you are very consistent with your shots. And even then, Rocket Launchers are still superior DPS options.

► Best Archetype: Aggressive (72 RPM) - Example: Whisper of the Worm
PVE Heavies

PVP Power weapons meta

Weapon Type RankTierTrendRole ❘ Current StateCategory
Rocket launcher weapon type Destiny 2
Rocket Launchers
S › Best
Best

S

-► Rocket Launchers remain a staple in many players' loadouts. They can provide high-range one-shot kills, and can also do AoE damage which can potentially allow you to clear teams if they are close enough together.

► Best Archetype: Precision (15 RPM) - Example: Gjallarhorn
PVP Heavies
Grenade launcher weapon type Destiny 2
Grenade Launchers
S › Best
Best

S

-► Heavy Grenade Launchers are an incredible option for those who are confident in landing their direct hits. They can functionally serve as a Rocket Launcher, but instead of coming with only a single shot, Grenade Launchers can bring 3, which, of course, means more potential kills.

► Best Archetype: Adaptive (120 RPM) - Example: Memory Interdict
PVP Heavies
Machine gun weapon type Destiny 2
Machine Guns
A › Strong
Strong

A

-► Machine Guns are still an incredible option for Control as they can provide many kills. However, they do require multiple shots to kill which can lead to you potentially being Sniped or peak-shot by a Primary Weapon.

► Best Archetype: Adaptive (450 RPM) - Example: Corrective Measure
PVP Heavies
Linear fusion rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Linear Fusion Rifles
B › Average
Average

B

► Linear fusion rifles are in the middle of an identity crisis. They are stronger than sniper rifles and have more aim assistance, but they still require Heavy ammo and a headshot to one-shot an enemy. On top of that, they also have a charge time to take into account. Compared to a sniper rifle that fires immediately and only uses Special ammo, Linear Fusion rifles make little sense for the Crucible.PVP Heavies
Sword weapon type Destiny 2
Swords
C › Weak
Weak

C

-► Swords are perhaps the most fun option (especially with Eager Edge); however, they are too inconsistent to warrant any competitive use. Furthermore, benefitting from third-person view is no longer possible without Heavy ammo, making the only niche usage swords had redundant.

► Best Archetype: Adaptive/Lightweight- Examples: Half-Truths/Quickfang
PVP Heavies

PS: If you’re looking for the complete rundown of the state of the current Meta for PVP and PVP, check out our Destiny 2 Meta weapons guide.

Before you go…

Looking for more weapons? The following guides cover the other two weapon slots in the game:

By now, you know everything there is to know about Heavy weapons in Destiny 2: What makes them special, how to recognize them, and which ones are the best. This will hopefully help you get one step closer to the perfect loadout, combining top-tier armor, mods, and weapons.

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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3 Comments
  1. Leaf

    What about machine guns for PvE?

    Reply
  2. neuronji

    Thanks for this. It’s really helpful, especially for us old-age gamers. You know, you could come up with some great lessons in math, science, social studies, literature – an entire unit for secondary school kids (or, as I said, old folks at a retirement center). Why don’t you consider this? Thanks again.

    Reply
  3. ghast.face

    Would love to see this updated for S20

    Reply
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