Destiny 2 Prophecy Loot Table: Dungeon Weapons & Armor

by | Apr 30, 2021

Many consider Prophecy the best Destiny dungeon to date, and I tend to agree. It was completely unexpected, it was available for free, and more importantly, it was amazing (and still is).

Newer content may be available, but Prophecy remains a must-do weekly activity: It’s fun, rewarding, and offers great loot.

On top of rewarding some of the best-looking armor in the game, it offers great weapons too. But are they among the best in the game?


Destiny 2 Prophecy Loot Table

This table covers all the Prophecy loot per encounter, including weapons and armor:

First Encounter
Phalanx Echo
Second Encounter
The Cube
Final Boss
Kell Echo
Final Chest
The Emissary
Crushing Legs Destiny 2Crushing Greaves | LegsCrushing Arms Destiny 2Crushing Guard | ArmsMoonfang X7 Helmet Destiny 2Moonfang-X7 Helm | HelmCrushing Helmet Destiny 2Crushing Helm | Helm
Crushing Mark Destiny 2Mark Judgement | Class ItemMoonfang X7 Arms Destiny 2Moonfang-X7 Gauntlets | ArmsCrushing Chest Destiny 2Crushing Plate | Chest
Moonfang X7 Chest Destiny 2Moonfang-X7 Chassis | ChestCrushing Mark Destiny 2Mark Judgement | Class Item
Moonfang X7 Legs Destiny 2Moonfang-X7 Greaves | Legs
Moonfang X7 Mark Destiny 2Moonfang-X7 Mark | Class Item
IKELOS HC V1.0.2 Destiny 2IKELOS_HC_v1.0.2
Hand Cannon | Void Void
Death Adder Destiny 2Death Adder
Submachine Gun | Solar Solar
IKELOS SG V1.0.2 Destiny 2IKELOS_SG_v1.0.2
Shotgun | Solar Solar
Widows Bite Destiny 2Widow's Bite
Sniper Rifle | Solar Solar
Negative Space Destiny 2Negative Space
Sword | Solar Solar
Hoosegow Destiny 2Hoosegow
Rocket Launcher | Arc Arc

On top of rewarding loot when completing encounters, the dungeon also has 2 hidden chests. This updated Prophecy guide can help you in case you still don’t know how to tackle each encounter.

Prophecy hidden chests

There are two hidden chests in Prophecy, and each has the chance to reward with any Weapon or Armor piece already acquired from prior successful encounters.

There are methods to access one of the two chests solo, using glitches… But the dungeon is so short, I would just recommend finding a team and going for it!


Destiny 2 Prophecy Armor

Unlike any other raid or dungeon ever released in Destiny 2, the Prophecy dungeon does not have one armor set to chase, but two.

Originally, only the old Trials of the Nine armor sets from Destiny 2 Year 1 were planned to be part of the Prophecy dungeon’s loot:

Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine armor set

But at the last minute, Bungie decided to also take the armor set that was planned for the Eververse store and add it as loot for the dungeon.

I’m talking, of course, about the great-looking Moonfang-X7 armor sets:

Moonfang X7 armor Destiny 2

And as you can see, both armor sets look great.


Destiny 2 Prophecy Weapons: Ranked

This is a more detailed look at all the weapons from the Prophecy dungeon (from best to worst, based on my personal opinion). To be fair, none of the Prophecy weapons is exactly “S Tier”.

But that’s only because other weapons, such as those found in the Deep Stone Crypt or Vault of Glass raids, are excellent. Still, Prophecy weapons are generally good, and some of them are great.

IKELOS SG V1.0.2 Destiny 2

IKELOS_SG_v1.0.2

Weapon Type: Shotgun Slot: Energy
Ammo: Special Source: Final Chest

This shotgun is perhaps the most sought after weapon in the dungeon. Considered one of the best pellet shotguns for PVE, the IKELOS_SG_v1.0.2 offers some great perks:

IKELOS_SG_v1.0.2 PVE God Roll: 

  • Feeding Frenzy: Each rapid kill with this weapon progressively increases reload speed for a short time.
  • Trench Barrel: After a successful melee hit, this weapon gains increased damage, handling, and reload speed for a short duration—or until three shots are fired (also good: Surrounded).

Excels in: PVE.

 

IKELOS HC V1.0.2 Destiny 2

IKELOS_HC_v1.0.2

Weapon Type: Hand Cannon Slot: Energy
Ammo: Primary Source: First Encounter

This Precision hand cannon was mostly disregarded the first time around because 180 RPM hand cannons were in a very poor state. But with the latest hand cannon buff, increase both their range and magazine size, Precision hand cannons just became viable in PVE again. And this reprised IKELOS hand cannon is one of the best there is.

IKELOS_HC_v1.0.2 PVE God Roll: 

  • Triple Tap: Rapidly landing precision hits will return 1 round to the magazine (also good: Subsistence).
  • Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage (also good: High-Impacted Reserves).

Excels in: PVE.

 

Death Adder Destiny 2

Death Adder

Weapon Type: Submachine Gun Slot: Energy
Ammo: Primary Source: Second Encounter

Some called it the perfect Recluse (the former top primary weapon in the entire game) replacement, but I’m afraid I can’t agree with that. Death Adder may look a lot like The Recluse and it certainly has good stats and perks, but many other primaries outclass it in both PVE and PVP.  If you land on a God roll, though, you will want to keep it around:

Death Adder PVE God Roll: 

  • Feeding Frenzy: Each rapid kill with this weapon progressively increases reload speed for a short time.
  • Dragonfly: Precision kills create an elemental damage explosion.

Excels in: Neither, as there are other best in class weapons out there. That said, it can still get the job done in PVE.

 

Hoosegow Destiny 2

Hoosegow

Weapon Type: Rocket Launcher Slot: Heavy
Ammo: Heavy Source: Final Chest

Rocket launchers are everything but meta and have been generally lacking in both PVE and PVP for a while. Nonetheless, they did receive a small PVE buff with Beyond Light, and if you’re in need of burst DPS options, rocket launchers such as the Hoosegow can get the job done.

Hoosegow PVE God Roll: 

  • Auto-Loading Holster: The holstered weapon is automatically reloaded after a short period of time.
  • Demolitionist: Kills with this weapon generate grenade energy. Activating your grenade ability reloads this weapon from reserves (also good: Cluster Bomb).

Excels in: PVE.

 

Widows Bite Destiny 2

Widow’s Bite

Weapon Type: Sniper Rifle Slot: Energy
Ammo: Special Source: Second Encounter

Widow’s Bite, isn’t necessarily bad. It’s just not as good as its main competitors (such as the IKELOS sniper).

Widow’s Bite PVP God Roll: 

  • Firmly Planted: Increased accuracy, stability, and handling when firing while crouched.
  • Quickdraw: This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.

Excels in: Neither, as there are other best in class weapons out there. That said, it can get the job done in PVP.

 

Negative Space Destiny 2

Negative Space

Weapon Type: Sword Slot: Heavy
Ammo: Heavy Source: Second Encounter

Just as before, this sword isn’t necessarily bad. It’s simply outclassed by Falling Guillotine and The Lament. Two monsters that are simply putting most other swords to shame…

Negative Space PVE God Roll: 

  • Relentless Strikes: Landing three light-attack hits within a short time grants Sword ammo.
  • Whirlwind Blade: Rapid sword strikes increase this weapon’s damage for a short duration. Guarding also ends the effect.

Excels in: Neither, as there are other best in class weapons out there.


The Last Word

Getting the Prophecy dungeon back so soon is excellent news. Not only because it has great loot to offer (the aesthetics of the armor sets are top-notch), but also because it’s one of the most fun activities in the game right now.

I will continue farming gear until I have the 2 sets on all 3 characters. And if I happen to stumble upon a God roll IKELOS shotgun or hand cannon, I’ll definitely keep it around.  How about you? Did you experience Prophecy the first time around? What gear are you going to be chasing this time around?

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