Best SMGs in Destiny 2: Tier List Ranking

by | Feb 4, 2022 | Weapons

It feels like every season SMGs become better and better, especially for PvP. Don’t get me wrong, SMGs are great for PVE, they deal high damage while having decent range (unlike sidearms), but they were lacking in PVP. That is until true best-in-class weapons were released. With the right SMG and perks, you can compete once again in the Crucible.

This guide covers every SMG in Destiny 2, including both Exotic and Legendary submachine guns, as well as the best rolls for PVE and PVP.

Destiny 2 Submachine Guns Tier list

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

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
CALUS Mini-Tool Destiny 2 artCALUS Mini-ToolSubmachine GunMIDA SynergyLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 17YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarOngoing...-Derelict LeviathanSeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Unforgiven Destiny 2 artUnforgivenSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidOngoing...-Duality Dungeon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17EnergyNo
Osteo Striga Destiny 2 artOsteo StrigaSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PVE + PVPDeluxe Edition
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Shayura's Wrath Destiny 2 artShayura's WrathSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidThe Witch QueenNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PVPTrials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 14EnergyNo
Submission Destiny 2 art v2SubmissionSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVE + PVPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Destiny 2 Tarrabah artTarrabahSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimarySolarForsaken PackYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PVE + PVPExotic Kiosk
Forsaken Pack
Season 4EnergyNo
Enyo-D Destiny 2 artEnyo-DSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticOngoing...-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNo
The Hero's Burden Destiny 2 artThe Hero's BurdenSubmachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidOngoing...-Iron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Funnelweb Destiny 2 artFunnelwebSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Extraordinary Rendition Destiny 2 artExtraordinary RenditionSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVEUnobtainable
Free-to-Play
Season 13KineticNo
IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2Submachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
Destiny 2 RiskrunnerRiskrunnerSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVEExotic Quest
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 The Huckleberry artThe HuckleberrySubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 3KineticNo
Stochastic Variable Destiny 2 artStochastic VariableSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Multimach CCX Destiny 2 artMultimach CCXSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPIron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 13KineticNo
Cold FrontSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PVEEvent: Dawning
Free-to-Play
Season 12KineticNo
Escape VelocitySubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

-
Free-to-Play
Season 10KineticNo
Seventh Seraph VY-7Submachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-
Free-to-Play
Season 10EnergyNo
MIDA Mini-Tool Destiny 2 artMIDA Mini-ToolSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

-
Free-to-Play
Season 12EnergyNo
Death AdderSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 11EnergyNo
Friction FireSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

-Xûr
Free-to-Play
Season 12KineticNo
Borrowed Time Destiny 2 artBorrowed TimeSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

-Playlist: Gambit
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Every Waking Moment Destiny 2 artEvery Waking MomentSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Average

B

-Moon
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo
Forensic Nightmare Destiny 2 artForensic NightmareSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Throne World
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable

These are the different Tier levels used for our list:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking weapons in our Tier List.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong weapons, 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.

More Destiny 2 Tier lists:

Best Destiny 2 SMGs in 2022

This section not only covers the top Submachine guns currently in the game, it also tells you where you can find them. This guide covers every weapon source in Destiny 2 and most of the sources below are self-explanatory, but in doubt, you can always leave a comment below or ask away on our Discord server.

Overall, these are our Top 5 favorite SMGs for PVE and PVP.

 

Stochastic Variable Destiny 2 featured SMG

5. Stochastic Variable

Vanguard logo Destiny 2 Excels in PVE

You’d be forgiven to assume this is just a random SMG that Banshee 44 occasionally gives you. World weapons are often quite average. But with the right perks, the Stochastic Variable is one of the best PVE primary weapons in the game.

While SMGs generally don’t do well in Grandmaster content, they are top-notch for everything else, and the Stochastic Variable is best in class. Heck, some call it the new Recluse and I tend to agree. With a constantly refreshed Multikill Clip going and Feeding Frenzy, this weapon just melts ads.

PVE God roll:

  • Perk 1: Feeding Frenzy (also good: Ambitious Assassin)
  • Perk 2: Multikill Clip

How to get it: Stochastic Variable can be randomly acquired as end-of-match activities or via Legendary and Prime engrams.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Stochastic Variable Destiny 2 artStochastic VariableSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNo

 

The Huckleberry Destiny 2 featured SMG

4. The Huckleberry

Vanguard logo Destiny 2 Excels in PVE

The Huckleberry should be a much more popular choice. Featuring one of the best damage-dealing perks in the game, an increasing fire rate, and a magazine that reloads itself, The Huckleberry is a monster when dealing with red bar enemies.

In fact, when playing activities with a high number of ads, you can virtually clean an entire room without having to reload at all.

Exotic Perk: “Increased rate of fire and recoil while you’re holding down the trigger. Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage and partially reload the magazine.”

How to get it: The Huckleberry can be acquired via Exotic engrams or Xûr.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Destiny 2 The Huckleberry artThe HuckleberrySubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 3KineticNo

 

Shayura's Wrath Destiny 2 featured SMG

3. Shayura’s Wrath

Crucible logo Destiny 2 Excels in PVP

One of the latest weapons to come out of Trials of Osiris, Shayura’s Wrath is perhaps the best PVP SMG we have seen in a while. As a 600 RPM weapon, Shayura’s Wrath offers a competitive TTK, but more importantly, it has an insane range for an SMG.

That surprisingly long range, great stats, consistency, and an excellent Perk selection make Shayura’s Wrath a must-have for PVP, especially now that 600 RPM auto rifles have been toned down.

PVP God roll:

  • Perk 1: Tunnel Vision (also good: Killing Wind)
  • Perk 2: Kill Clip

How to get it: Shayura’s Wrath can be acquired via Trials of Osiris engrams and rank ups.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Shayura's Wrath Destiny 2 artShayura's WrathSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidThe Witch QueenNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PVPTrials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 14EnergyNo

 

Riskrunner Destiny 2 featured SMG

2. Riskrunner

Vanguard logo Destiny 2Best PVE SMG in Destiny 2

Riskrunner is perhaps one of the most underrated Exotics in the entire game. While The Huckleberry is a general-purpose weapon that can easily deal with any enemy, Riskrunner was made to deal with arc-damage dealing enemies. When taking arc damage Riskrunner becomes an absolute beast, dealing massive chain lighting damage and giving you an arc shield that makes you virtually unstoppable.

Just make sure you’re dealing with arc-based enemies!

Exotic Perk: “When taking Arc Damage, this weapon becomes more powerful and resists incoming Arc Damage. Shots fired can become chain lightning and return ammo. Kills extend the duration of the effect.”

How to get it: Riskrunner can be acquired by completing an Exotic quest.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Destiny 2 RiskrunnerRiskrunnerSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVEExotic Quest
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo

 

Multimach CCX Destiny 2 featured SMG

1. Multimach CCX

It had been a while since an SMG was considered a top choice for PVP, but the Multimach CCX managed to earn a spot among our Top 10 PVP weapons. While close-quarters combat in Destiny 2 is mostly dominated by shotguns, Multimach CCX remains viable thanks to its decent range, consistency, and insanely fast time-to-kill (one of the fastest there is among primary ammo weapons).

The Multimach CCX is without a doubt favorite among SMG fans, but good luck finding a good roll. Unfortunately, this weapon is locked behind the terrible Iron Banner reward system, which means it will all come down to your luck when turning bounties…

PVP God roll:

  • Perk 1: Dynamic Sway Reduction (also good: Killing Wind)
  • Perk 2: Kill Clip (also good: Iron Grip)

How to get it: Multimach CCX can be acquired by completing Iron Banner matches and turning in Iron Banner tokens.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Multimach CCX Destiny 2 artMultimach CCXSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPIron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 13KineticNo

SMGs in PVP: Lethality & TTK

TTK is particularly important in PVP, because the lowest the TTK, the faster you can kill your opponent. You can read all about it in our TTK guide below.

This TTK guide includes the TTKs for every weapon in Destiny 2. When looking strictly at TTK numbers, SMGs are quite strong. In fact, a few of these archetypes features some of the best TTK figures you’ll see on a primary weapon:

Weapon TypeTypeArchetypeOptimal TTKOptimal KillBody Shot TTKOther characteristics-Best in Class
SMGSMG weapon type Destiny 2Aggressive SMGs

750 RPM

0.679 crit1

High range, low aim assist

IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2
SMGSMG weapon type Destiny 2Lightweight SMGs

900 RPM

0.679 crit 2 body1.13

High aim assist and handling, low range

Multimach CCX Destiny 2 artMultimach CCX
SMGSMG weapon type Destiny 2Precision SMGs

600 RPM

0.87 crit 2 body1.1

Excellent range & aim assist, low handling

Seventh Seraph VY-7 Destiny 2Seventh Seraph VY-7
SMGSMG weapon type Destiny 2Adaptive SMGs

900 RPM

0.739 crit 3 body0.93

High stability & range, poor recoil

Destiny 2 RiskrunnerRiskrunner

That said, TTK is only half of the picture. With limited range, SMGs were usually dominated by Shotguns in the short range, and by hand cannons, Pulses, and Auto rifles in the medium to long range.

The many nerfs to shotguns finally allowed SMGs to breed. SMGs can finally excel in short to medium range engagements and if you play your cards right and avoid longer range engagements, you can absolutely dominate a lobby.

SMGs in PVE: DPS

DPS is important for PVE, because the higher the DPS, the more damage you can deal to a Boss or Major.

This DPS chart includes the DPS numbers for every weapon in Destiny 2. When it comes to actual DPS, SMGs are actually in a great place:

-Weapon TypeArchetypeAverage DPSBurst DPSTotal DamageSpecs--Best in ClassChange?Ammo
Destiny 2 Tarrabah artSMG

Tarrabah

12,25015,615468,450With "Ravenous Beast"--SamePrimary
Osteo Striga Destiny 2 artSMG

Osteo Striga

6,1148,450331,240---SamePrimary
Destiny 2 The Huckleberry artSMG

The Huckleberry

4,8138,198245,925With "Ride the Bull x2"--SamePrimary
SMG weapon type Destiny 2SMGLightweight4,6636,833180,378High aim assist and handling, low rangeMultimach CCX Destiny 2 artMultimach CCXSamePrimary
SMG weapon type Destiny 2SMGAggressive4,5916,558206,031High range, low aim assistIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2SamePrimary
SMG weapon type Destiny 2SMGAdaptive4,3006,075187,110High stability & range, poor recoilDestiny 2 RiskrunnerRiskrunnerSamePrimary
SMG weapon type Destiny 2SMGPrecision3,8755,645220,155Excellent range & aim assist, low handlingSeventh Seraph VY-7 Destiny 2Seventh Seraph VY-7SamePrimary

Unlike Sidearms that deal a lot of damage but have an extremely limited range, SMGs offer a more acceptable compromise. They can’t deal as much damage as Sidearms, but their superior range makes them more usable. And when compared to most other Primary weapons, SMGs offer straight-up better DPS.

Endgame content

For the record, while SMGs excel in most PVE content, they aren’t a great choice for Master and Grandmaster content. For the most difficult content in the game, you’ll want a long-range option that allows you to easily peek shoot (think Scouts or Bows).

But for everything else, including Dungeons, Raids, Legend Nightfalls, and below, SMGs are a great choice.

Are SMGs Meta?

We’ve talked about the best Submachine guns for PVE and PVP already, but how do they compare, in general, with other primary weapon types? In other words:

Are SMGs good in Destiny 2?

The current Meta for PVE

So, are SMGs good in Destiny 2 PVE? This table summarizes how the several primary weapon types rank against each other in PVE:

Weapon TypeRankTierTrendRole ❘ Current StateCategory
SMG weapon type Destiny 2
Submachine Guns
S › Best
Best

S

Submachine guns are in a great place right now. With good DPS, decent ammo, and acceptable range, SMGs are seen as the perfect compromise between range and damage.

On top of that, specific SMGs such as the IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 or Extraordinary Rendition are exceptionally good. True top-tier PVE choices, including endgame activities.
PVE Primaries
Auto rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Auto Rifles
A › Strong
Strong

A

Auto rifles, in general, are not as strong as SMGs. They simply cannot do as much damage as SMG.
On the flip side, they offer better range, and in some situations, excellent ammo.

But a few auto rifles can truly excel and can be easily considered S-tier individually, namely the 720 RPM Chroma Rush and the 600 RPM Gnawing Hunger.
PVE Primaries
Sidearm weapon type Destiny 2
Sidearms
A › Strong
Strong

A

Sidearms may be some of the most slept on weapons in Destiny 2. Most guardians prefer to stay away from them due to their limited range. But on the other hand, their DPS is unmatched as long as you can get close enough to stay within their optimal range.

This makes sidearms slightly riskier in endgame content such as Grandmaster content.
PVE Primaries
Hand cannon weapon type Destiny 2
Hand Cannons
A › Strong
Strong

A

While Hand cannons easily dominate in PVP, they are currently lackluster in the DPS department. Their DPS is so poor, even Bungie acknowledged it and already announced an incoming PVE buff.

But to be fair, they are still viable for Master and Grandmaster content, mainly due to their peak shooting capabilities.
PVE Primaries
Pulse rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Pulse Rifles
B › Average
Average

B

Pulse rifles are true work horses. They do reasonable damage, have a good range, and are, overall, safe and easy to use in Master and Grandmaster content.

They may not excel in the DPS department, are still extremely solid all-around choices.
PVE Primaries
Scout rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Scout Rifles
B › Average
Average

B

Scout rifles are slowly making a comeback. They will be easily outclassed by every other weapon types in most content, but they are proving to be excellent for endgame content.

Their long range, combined with the surprisingly high DPS of some of the best Pulses, makes them finally viable for endgame content.
PVE Primaries
Combat bow weapon type Destiny 2
Combat Bows
C › Weak
Weak

C

Combat bows can truly excel in some niche situations. Namely, in very difficult content in which you want to stay as far away from enemies as possible.

With virtually infinite range, bows can deal good damage from insane distances.
PVE Primaries

The current Meta for PVP

What about PVP? This table summarizes how they rank against each other in PVP:

Weapon TypeRankTierTrendRole ❘ Current StateCategory
Hand cannon weapon type Destiny 2
Hand Cannons
S › Best
Best

S

Hand Cannons are and have always been the top PVP choice in Destiny. Nerfs can bring them slightly down and give other weapon types a chance, but in the end, the top players will always gravitate towards hand cannons.

It all comes down to the very nature of hand cannons. They can deal a lot of damage in a short amount of time, meaning they are perfect at peak shooting in and out of cover (something an auto rifle, for example, cannot do).
PVP Primaries
Pulse rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Pulse Rifles
S › Best
Best

S

Sometimes referred to as "dad rifles", pulse rifles are generally easier to use, have a good range, and good aim assist. And with the recent buff to the High-Impact archetype, top pulses, such as The Messenger, have become some of the most lethal weapons in the Crucible.

And by the way, not all Pulses behave the same. Some, such as Adaptive frames, are somewhat easy to use and could be considered "Dad rifles", whereas High-impacts are harder to master but have some of the most lethal time-to-kill in the entire game.
PVP Primaries
Sidearm weapon type Destiny 2
Sidearms
A › Strong
Strong

A

For some reason, Sidearms have never been particularly popular in PVP. But things are definitely changing, especially since their target acquisition was buffed last year. You now see more and more top players main sidearms alongside their favorite sniper.

On paper, sidearms certainly have a limited range, which puts them in direct competition with shotguns, but Sidearms still offer the best TTKs among primary weapons in Destiny 2. Don't be surprised to see them gain momentum as shotguns continue to receive nerfs.
PVP Primaries
SMG weapon type Destiny 2
Submachine Guns
B › Average
Average

B

SMGs are far from being the "meta" choice in PVP. Other weapons types can be almost as lethal while significantly offering better range.

Still, SMGs can get the job done. In fact, a very good SMG with the right perks, such as the new Shayura's Wrath or the Multimach CCX, can be a true menace in the Crucible, with low TTKs and decent range.
PVP Primaries
Combat bow weapon type Destiny 2
Combat Bows
B › Average
Average

B

Combat bows are definitely a niche choice for PVP. You will rarely see a guardian using a bow in the Crucible, and that's because bows are far from being the most optimal tool to get the job done.

With a headshot, bows can "almost" kill an enemy, but during the time you'll need to shoot a second arrow, your enemy will be either gone or you will be already dead. Exceptions such as Le Monarque do exist of course, but in general, you'll be better served with other weapon types.
PVP Primaries
Auto rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Auto Rifles
B › Average
Average

B

Auto rifles had their 15 minutes of fame when they received a significant buff in Season of the Worthy, especially the 600 RPM variants. But Auto rifles were quickly reigned in and brought back to their usual place: the middle of the pack.

Every now and then, an outlier will see some usage in the Crucible, such as the new Chroma Rush, but in general, ARs suffer from a big drawback: They force you to stay out of cover all the time (unlike a hand cannon or pulse), which makes them less effective in competitive modes or against skilled users.
PVP Primaries
Scout rifle weapon type Destiny 2
Scout Rifles
C › Weak
Weak

C

To be clear, everything this applies to every Scout rifle in the game, except Dead Man's Tale, an exponentially superior Scout than the rest.

Whether we're talking about PVE or PVP, Scout rifles have been in a sad state for a long time. In PVP, they have some of the worst TTKs in the game and will lose most fights in close to medium range. They do offer good range, but most maps cater to closed-quarter combat.
PVP Primaries

Your turn

You now know everything there is to know about SMGs in Destiny 2, whether that is for PVP or PVE content.

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2 Comments
  1. Pandacakes

    Ummm I don’t think that multimach is the best PvE smg, just a small mistake but it makes a difference.

    Reply
    • Ric Molina

      Yep, coding error right there… All corrected, thank you for the heads up!

      Reply
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