Destiny 2 Season 13 Weapons Tier List

PVE and PVP god rolls to chase

By Ric (aka Prim)updated Updated Mar 18, 2021

One of the biggest questions we get after a new Season is: What are the best weapons in the game now?

While we’ve answered that question before, this time we’ll focus on every new weapon released with Season 13, aka, Season of the Chosen.

In this guide, we cover all the Legendary weapons (with their respective preferred PVP and PVE perks, we include free-to-play weapons, Season Pass weapons, and Beyond Light exclusive weapons, and we will tell you which ones deserve your attention the most.

Panda PaxA big thank you to Panda_Pax for helping us put together this resource. Needless to say, his perk recommendations are loved within the community and with reason.

PS: All the recommended perks below all come from Panda_Pax’s insanely useful Weapon Breakdowns on /ShardItKeepIt and Spreadsheet (covering every weapon still viable in the game). If you’re looking for god rolls, those are two great resources to start!


Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen Weapons Tier list

These are the different Tier levels used for this Tier list:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking weapon types.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong weapon types, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier – Average: Decent choices that can be lethal in the hands of a skilled player.
  • C Tier – Weak: The middle of the pack, somewhat mediocre.
  • D Tier – Worst: Lagging behind the competition, these don’t have much to offer.

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

WeaponTierExcels inDrops from ❘ RequirementsPVE Recommended RollsPVP Recommended RollsTypeElement?SourceRequirements?
The Messenger Destiny 2 art
The Messenger
| Pulse Rifle
Best

S

PVETrials of Osiris
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Corkscrew Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Outlaw, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Desperado, One for All, Kill Clip
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Smallbore, Extended Barrel
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Killing Wind, Moving Target
► Perk 2: Desperado, Headseeker, Kill Clip
► Masterwork: Range
Pulse RifleKineticTrials of OsirisFree-to-Play
Igneous Hammer Destiny 2 art
Igneous Hammer
| Hand Cannon
Best

S

PVPTrials of Osiris
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Corkscrew Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Outlaw, Subsistence
► Perk 2: One for All, Rampage
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Fluted Barrel
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Quickdraw, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Moving Target, Snapshot Sights
► Masterwork: Range
Hand CannonSolarTrials of OsirisFree-to-Play
Royal Entry Destiny 2 art
Royal Entry
| Rocket Launcher
Best

S

Playlist: Strikes
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Quick Launch, Smart Drift Control, Linear Compensator
► Mag:
Impact Casing, Alloy Casing
► Perk 1: Impulse Amplifier, Auto-Loading Holster, Field Prep
► Perk 2: Lasting Impression, Clown Cartridge, Chain Reaction
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Volatile Launch, Hard Launch, Quick Launch
► Mag:
Impact Casing
► Perk 1: Quickdraw
► Perk 2: Chain Reaction, Wellspring, Cluster Bomb
► Masterwork: Blast Radius
Rocket LauncherVoidPlaylist: StrikesFree-to-Play
Frozen Orbit Destiny 2 art
Frozen Orbit
| Sniper Rifle
Best

S

PVEPlaylist: Crucible
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Arrowhead Brake, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag, Tactical Mag
► Perk 1: Triple Tap, Clown Cartridge, Outlaw
► Perk 2: Vorpal Weapon, High-Impact Reserves, Wellspring
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Fluted Barrel
► Mag:
Accurized Rounds, Tactical Mag
► Perk 1: Moving Target, Killing Wind, Firmly Planted
► Perk 2: Quickdraw, Snapshot Sights, Opening Shot
► Masterwork: Range
Sniper RifleVoidPlaylist: CrucibleFree-to-Play
Extraordinary Rendition Destiny 2 art
Extraordinary Rendition
| Submachine Gun
Best

S

PVEBattlegrounds
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Corkscrew Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Tactical Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Overflow, Outlaw, Surplus
► Perk 2: One for All, Multikill Clip, Rampage
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Smallbore, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Accurized Rounds, Steady Rounds
► Perk 1: Overflow, Surplus
► Perk 2: Tap the Trigger, Multikill Clip
► Masterwork: Range
Submachine GunKineticBattlegroundsSeason 13
Brass Attacks Destiny 2 art
Brass Attacks
| Sidearm
Strong

A

Season Pass
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Smallbore, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Feeding Frenzy, Threat Detector
► Perk 2: One for All, Rampage, Dragonfly, Frenzy
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Smallbore, Extended Barrel
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Killing Wind, Feeding Frenzy
► Perk 2: Wellspring, Rampage
► Masterwork: Stability
SidearmVoidSeason PassSeason 13
Threaded Needle Destiny 2 art
Threaded Needle
| Linear Fusion Rifle
Strong

A

Season Pass
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Arrowhead Brake, Corkscrew Rifling
► Mag:
Liquid Coils, Ionized Battery, Enhanced Battery
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Clown Cartridge, Auto-Loading Holster
► Perk 2: Demolitionist, Dragonfly, Vorpal Weapon
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Arrowhead Brake, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Accelerated Coils, Projection Fuse
► Perk 1: Rangefinder, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Demolitionist, Dragonfly
► Masterwork: Charge Time
Linear Fusion RifleVoidSeason PassSeason 13
Salvager's Salvo Destiny 2 art
Salvager's Salvo
| Grenade Launcher
Strong

A

Pursuit Weapon
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Quick Launch
► Mag:
Spike Grenades
► Perk 1: Ambitious Assassin, Demolitionist
► Perk 2: Chain Reaction, Vorpal Weapon
► Masterwork: Handling
► Sights:
Quick Launch
► Mag:
Spike Grenades
► Perk 1: Demolitionist, Ambitious Assassin
► Perk 2: Vorpal Weapon, Chain Reaction
► Masterwork: Handling
Grenade LauncherArcPursuit WeaponFree-to-Play
The Third Axiom Destiny 2 art
The Third Axiom
| Pulse Rifle
Strong

A

Playlist: Strikes
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Extended Barrel, Smallbore
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Feeding Frenzy, Killing Wind, Surplus
► Perk 2: One for All, Multikill Clip, Rampage
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Extended Barrel, Smallbore
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Quickdraw, Moving Target, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Multikill Clip, Rampage
► Masterwork: Range
Pulse RifleArcPlaylist: StrikesFree-to-Play
Bottom Dollar Destiny 2 art
Bottom Dollar
| Hand Cannon
Strong

A

PVPPlaylist: Gambit
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Hammer-Forged Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Tactical Mag, Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Outlaw, Fourth Time’s the Charm
► Perk 2: Multikill Clip, Rampage, Wellspring
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Hammer-Forged Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Accurized Rounds
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Rangefinder, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Rampage, Explosive Payload, Opening Shot
► Masterwork: Range
Hand CannonVoidPlaylist: GambitFree-to-Play
The Keening Destiny 2 art
The Keening
| Sidearm
Strong

A

Playlist: Crucible
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Corkscrew Rifling, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Surplus
► Perk 2: One for All, Multikill Clip, Thresh
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Moving Target, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Snapshot Sights, Multikill Clip, Wellspring
► Masterwork: Range
SidearmArcPlaylist: CrucibleFree-to-Play
Premonition Destiny 2 art
Premonition
| Pulse Rifle
Strong

A

Pit of Heresy Dungeon
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3
► Sights:
Arrowhead Brake, Fluted Barrel, Smallbore
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Feeding Frenzy, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Rampage, Thresh, High-Impact Reserves
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Extended Barrel, Smallbore
► Mag:
Ricochet Rounds, High-Caliber Rounds
► Perk 1: Moving Target, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Quickdraw, Headseeker, Snapshot Sights
► Masterwork: Range
Pulse RifleVoidPit of Heresy DungeonShadowkeep
The Palindrome Destiny 2 art
The Palindrome
| Hand Cannon
Strong

A

PVENighfall: The Ordeals
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Smallbore, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Overflow, Outlaw, Bottomless Grief
► Perk 2: One for All, Rampage, Thresh
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Quickdraw, Killing Wind, Overflow
► Perk 2: Rangefinder
► Masterwork: Range
Hand CannonVoidNighfall: The OrdealsFree-to-Play
Blasphemer Destiny 2 art
Blasphemer
| Shotgun
Strong

A

PVEMoon Destination
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Corkscrew Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Assault Mag, Tactical Mag, Appended Mag
► Perk 1: Fourth Time’s the Charm, Surplus
► Perk 2: Swashbuckler, Rampage
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Full Bore, Extended Barrel
► Mag:
Assault Mag, Accurized Rounds
► Perk 1: Quickdraw
► Perk 2: Opening Shot, Moving Target, Swashbuckler
► Masterwork: Range
ShotgunKineticMoon DestinationFree-to-Play
Heretic Destiny 2 art
Heretic
| Rocket Launcher
Strong

A

PVEMoon Destination
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Quick Launch, Countermass, Smart Drift Control
► Mag:
Impact Casing, Alloy Casing
► Perk 1: Impulse Amplifier, Field Prep
► Perk 2: Lasting Impression, Demolitionist, Cluster Bomb
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Impulse Amplifier
► Mag:
Impact Casing
► Perk 1: Impulse Amplifier
► Perk 2: Cluster Bomb, Quickdraw, Demolitionist
► Masterwork: Blast Radius
Rocket LauncherArcMoon DestinationFree-to-Play
The Time-Worn Spire Destiny 2 art
The Time-Worn Spire
| Pulse Rifle
Strong

A

PVEIron Banner
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3
► Sights:
Hitmark IS, Cleanshot IS, Red Dot Micro
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Feeding Frenzy, Subsistence
► Perk 2: One for All, Rampage
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Red Dot Micro, Red Dot 2 MOA
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Quickdraw, Moving Target
► Perk 2: Rampage, Iron Grip
► Masterwork: Range
Pulse RifleKineticIron BannerFree-to-Play
Waking Vigil Destiny 2 art
Waking Vigil
| Hand Cannon
Strong

A

BothDreaming City Destination
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fastdraw HCS, Steadyhand HCS, Hitmark HCS
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag, High-Caliber Rounds
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Outlaw, Surplus
► Perk 2: Kill Clip, Dragonfly, Vorpal Weapon
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hitmark HCS, Truesight HCS, Fastdraw HCS
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Rangefinder, Rapid Hit, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Opening Shot, Snapshot Sights, Kill Clip
► Masterwork: Range
Hand CannonArcDreaming City DestinationFree-to-Play
Sleepless Destiny 2 art
Sleepless
| Rocket Launcher
Strong

A

Dreaming City Destination
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Quick Launch, Smart Drift Control, Linear Compensator
► Mag:
Impact Casing, Alloy Casing
► Perk 1: Auto-Loading Holster, Field Prep
► Perk 2: Chain Reaction, Vorpal Weapon, Demolitionist, Wellspring
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hard Launch, Volatile Launch
► Mag:
Impact Casing
► Perk 1: Quickdraw, Tracking Module
► Perk 2: Wellspring, Demolitionist, Chain Reaction
► Masterwork: Blast Radius
Rocket LauncherArcDreaming City DestinationFree-to-Play
Far Future Destiny 2 art
Far Future
| Sniper Rifle
Strong

A

PVPBattlegrounds
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Arrowhead Brake, Smallbore
► Mag:
Tactical Mag, Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Surplus, Lead from Gold
► Perk 2: Wellspring, Frenzy
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Hammer-Forged Rifling, Extended Barrel
► Mag:
Accurized Rounds, Tactical Mag
► Perk 1: Quickdraw, Moving Target
► Perk 2: Opening Shot
► Masterwork: Range
Sniper RifleSolarBattlegroundsSeason 13
Code Duello Destiny 2 art
Code Duello
| Rocket Launcher
Strong

A

PVEBattlegrounds
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Quick Launch, Smart Drift Control, Linear Compensator
► Mag:
Impact Casing, Alloy Casing
► Perk 1: Impulse Amplifier, Auto-Loading Holster, Field Prep
► Perk 2: Lasting Impression, Chain Reaction, Cluster Bomb
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Volatile Launch, Hard Launch, Quick Launch
► Mag:
Impact Casing
► Perk 1: Quickdraw
► Perk 2: Chain Reaction, Cluster Bomb
► Masterwork: Blast Radius
Rocket LauncherSolarBattlegroundsSeason 13
Cartesian Coordinate Destiny 2 art
Cartesian Coordinate
| Fusion Rifle
Average

B

-World Loot Pool
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Hitmark IS, Cleanshot IS, Red Dot Micro
► Mag:
Liquid Coils, Enhanced Battery
► Perk 1: Feeding Frenzy
► Perk 2: Swashbuckler, Vorpal Weapon, High-Impact Reserves
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Red Dot Micro, Red Dot 2 MOA
► Mag:
Accelerated Coils, Liquid Coils
► Perk 1: Under Pressure
► Perk 2: High-Impact Reserves, Swashbuckler
► Masterwork: Range
Fusion RifleSolarWorld Loot PoolFree-to-Play
Retrofuturist Destiny 2 art
Retrofuturist
| Shotgun
Average

B

-Umbral Engram
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Barrel Shroud, Corkscrew Rifling
► Mag:
Assault Mag, Assault Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Feeding Frenzy, Dual Loader
► Perk 2: Swashbuckler, Trench Barrel
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Full Choke, Rifled Barrel
► Mag:
Assault Mag, Accurized Rounds
► Perk 1: Quickdraw
► Perk 2: Snapshot Sights, Swashbuckler
► Masterwork: Reload
ShotgunVoidUmbral EngramSeason 13
Eternal Blazon Destiny 2 art
Eternal Blazon
| Scout Rifle
Average

B

-Umbral Engram
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Candle PS, Spark PS, Torch HS3
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Overflow, Full Auto Trigger System
► Perk 2: One for All, Thresh, Kill Clip
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Torch HS3, Flash HS5, Impulse MS3
► Mag:
High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Killing Wind, Quickdraw
► Perk 2: Kill Clip, Rangefinder
► Masterwork: Range
Scout RifleArcUmbral EngramSeason 13
Sola's Scar Destiny 2 art
Sola's Scar
| Sword
Average

B

-Trials of Osiris
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Jagged Edge, Honed Edge, Tempered Edge
► Mag:
Swordmaster’s Guard, Balanced Guard, Burst Guard
► Perk 1: Relentless Strikes, Tireless Blade
► Perk 2: Vorpal Weapon, Chain Reaction
► Masterwork: Impact
► Sights:
Jagged Edge, Honed Edge, Tempered Edge
► Mag:
Swordmaster’s Guard, Balanced Guard, Burst Guard
► Perk 1: Tireless Blade
► Perk 2: Assassin’s Blade, En Garde
► Masterwork: Impact
SwordSolarTrials of OsirisFree-to-Play
Trinary System Destiny 2 art
Trinary System
| Fusion Rifle
Average

B

Playlist: Gambit
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Corkscrew Rifling, Arrowhead Brake
► Mag:
Liquid Coils, Enhanced Battery
► Perk 1: Feeding Frenzy, Surplus, Auto-Loading Holster
► Perk 2: Swashbuckler, High-Impact Reserves, Wellspring
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Arrowhead Brake, Smallbore
► Mag:
Liquid Coils, Projection Fuse
► Perk 1: Under Pressure, Quickdraw, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Tap the Trigger, High-Impact Reserves, Disruption Break
► Masterwork: Range
Fusion RifleSolarPlaylist: GambitFree-to-Play
Shadow Price Destiny 2 art
Shadow Price
| Auto Rifle
Average

B

Nighfall: The Ordeals
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Smallbore, Extended Barrel
► Mag:
Appended Mag, Tactical Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Overflow, Fourth Time’s the Charm, Feeding Frenzy
► Perk 2: One for All, Swashbuckler, Dragonfly
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Extended Barrel, Smallbore
► Mag:
Accurized Rounds, Tactical Mag
► Perk 1: Killing Wind, Surplus, Overflow
► Perk 2: Swashbuckler, Disruption Break
► Masterwork: Range
Auto RifleArcNighfall: The OrdealsFree-to-Play
THE SWARM Destiny 2 art
THE SWARM
| Machine Gun
Average

B

Nighfall: The Ordeals
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Smallbore, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Tactical Mag, Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Outlaw, Surplus, Bottomless Grief
► Perk 2: One for All, Vorpal Weapon, Dragonfly
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Smallbore, Fluted Barrel
► Mag:
Accurized Rounds
► Perk 1: Killing Wind, Surplus, Dynamic Sway Reduction
► Perk 2: Tap the Trigger
► Masterwork: Range
Machine GunArcNighfall: The OrdealsFree-to-Play
Apostate Destiny 2 art
Apostate
| Sniper Rifle
Average

B

-Moon Destination
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Corkscrew Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Tactical Mag, Appended Magt, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Outlaw, Surplus
► Perk 2: Wellspring, Explosive Payload
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Hammer-Forged Rifling, Full Bore, Extended Barrel
► Mag:
Accurized Rounds, Tactical Mag
► Perk 1: Firmly Planted, Killing Wind, No ► Distractions
► Perk 2: Quickdraw, Opening Shot
► Masterwork: Range
Sniper RifleArcMoon DestinationFree-to-Play
Multimach CCX Destiny 2 art
Multimach CCX
| Submachine Gun
Average

B

Iron Banner
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3
► Sights:
IS 5 Circle, IS 2 Classic, Model 6 Loop
Magazine: Appended Mag, Tactical Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Subsistence, Threat Detector, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: One for All, Kill Clip
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Model 6 Loop, Model 8 Red
Magazine: Accurized Rounds, Appended Mag
► Perk 1: Quickdraw, Killing Wind, Dynamic Sway Reduction
► Perk 2: Kill Clip, Iron Grip
► Masterwork: Range
Submachine GunKineticIron BannerFree-to-Play
Retold Tale Destiny 2 art
Retold Tale
| Shotgun
Average

B

-Dreaming City Destination
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Barrel Shroud, Corkscrew Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Assault Mag, Tactical Mag, Appended Mag
► Perk 1: Surplus, Quickdraw
► Perk 2: Vorpal Weapon, One-Two Punch, Demolitionist
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Full Choke, Rifled Barrel
► Mag:
Assault Mag, Accurized Rounds
► Perk 1: Quickdraw, Slideshot
► Perk 2: Killing Wind, Demolitionist, Snapshot Sights
► Masterwork: Reload
ShotgunVoidDreaming City DestinationFree-to-Play
Imperial Needle Destiny 2 art
Imperial Needle
| Combat Bow
Average

B

Battlegrounds
Destiny 2 Season 13 logo
► Sights:
Elastic Bowstring, Flexible Bowstring, Agile Bowstring
► Mag:
Fiberglass Arrowshaft, Straight Fletching, Compact Arrowshaft
► Perk 1: Archer’s Tempo, Impulse Amplifier, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Swashbuckler, Wellspring, Thresh
► Masterwork: Draw Time
► Sights:
Elastic String, Flexible Bowstring, Polymer String
► Mag:
Fiberglass Arrowshaft, Straight Fletching
► Perk 1: Archer's Tempo, Killing Wind
► Perk 2: Opening Shot, Swashbuckler
► Masterwork: Draw Time
Combat BowVoidBattlegroundsSeason 13
Tarantula Destiny 2 art
Tarantula
| Linear Fusion Rifle
Weak

C

-World Loot Pool
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Smallbore, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Liquid Coils, Enhanced Battery, Ionized Battery
► Perk 1: Field Prep, Feeding Frenzy
► Perk 2: Kill Clip, Wellspring, Dragonfly
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Arrowhead Brake, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Accelerated Coils
► Perk 1: Moving Target, Firmly Planted
► Perk 2: Snapshot Sights, Wellspring, Rampage
► Masterwork: Charge Time
Linear Fusion RifleArcWorld Loot PoolFree-to-Play
Vouchsafe Destiny 2 art
Vouchsafe
| Scout Rifle
Weak

C

-Dreaming City Destination
Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Corkscrew Rifling, Smallbore
► Mag:
Tactical Mag, Appended Mag, Extended Mag
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Outlaw, Fourth Time’s the Charm
► Perk 2: Explosive Payload, Dragonfly, Multikill Clip
► Masterwork: Reload
► Sights:
Fluted Barrel, Smallbore, Hammer-Forged Rifling
► Mag:
Accurized Rounds, Tactical Mag
► Perk 1: Rapid Hit, Killing Wind, Surplus
► Perk 2: Explosive Payload, Eye of the Storm, Wellspring
► Masterwork: Reload
Scout RifleVoidDreaming City DestinationFree-to-Play

Ranking criteria

For the record, as much as we try to keep our tier list as objective as possible, they are still based on our personal experience playing the PC version of the game.

Also, even with a thousand+ hours of playtime, I’m far from being an expert nor an amazing PVE/PVP player. This is why I brought Panda_Pax along, to give you a more educated overview and description of all the new Season 13 weapons!

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

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

If you strongly disagree with some of the rankings here, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section. By the way, what is your personal Top 3?