Destiny 2 Solar Weapons: The Complete Tier list

Weapons

Sometimes, even the best weapons in the game won’t be good enough if their element doesn’t match your enemies’. This is especially true for Master and Grandmaster content. For that reason, knowing which weapons, per element, are best in class is extremely important in Destiny 2.

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

What are Solar weapons in Destiny 2?

Solar weapons are part of the Energy weapons family. They sit in the Energy slot on your character and do elemental  damage.

Energy weapons can do either Solar, Arc, or Void damage, and are perfectly suited to deal with shielded enemies. Kinetic weapons may be able to deal more damage to unshielded enemies, but Special weapons can simply tear through enemy shields, as long as you are using a matching element.

Primary and Special ammo

Just as all Kinetic and Energy weapons, Solar weapons include Primary and Special ammo weapons:

Primary and Special Ammo bricks Destiny 2

On the other hand, Heavy weapons also deal elemental damage, just like Energy weapons. However, they require the more elusive Heavy ammo.

Best Solar weapons in Destiny 2: Tier list

The list below includes the top-tier Solar weapons currently in the game, for both PVE and PVP. By only including S and A Tier weapons, you can rest assured these are the most lethal guns out there:

-WeaponsTypeRarityRankRequirementsAvailable?AmmoTierSourceAvailable now?RequiresElement
Cartesian Coordinate Destiny 2 artCartesian CoordinateFusion RifleLegendaryS › BestFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Best

S

World Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
The Lament Destiny 2The LamentSwordExoticS › BestBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Best

S

Exotic Quest

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Eriana's Vow artEriana's VowHand CannonExoticS › BestShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Best

S

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Destiny 2 Sleeper Simulant artSleeper SimulantLinear Fusion RifleExoticS › BestFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Best

S

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Ticuu's Divination Destiny 2 artTicuu's DivinationCombat BowExoticS › BestDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Best

S

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Destiny 2 One Thousand Voices artOne Thousand VoicesFusion RifleExoticS › BestForsakenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Best

S

Last Wish Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Forsaken logo 1Solar
Vex Mythoclast Destiny 2 artVex MythoclastFusion RifleExoticS › BestFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Best

S

Vault of Glass Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Uzume RR4 Destiny 2 artUzume RR4Sniper RifleLegendaryS › BestFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Best

S

Nighfall: The Ordeals

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Hezen Vengeance Destiny 2 artHezen VengeanceRocket LauncherLegendaryS › BestFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Best

S

Vault of Glass Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Gjallarhorn Destiny 2 artGjallarhornRocket LauncherExoticS › Best30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Best

S

Exotic Quest

Yes

Destiny 2 30th anniversary logoSolar
Felwinter's Lie Destiny 2 artFelwinter's LieShotgunLegendaryA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Stars in Shadow Destiny 2 artStars in ShadowPulse RifleLegendaryA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Playlist: Crucible

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Sola's Scar Destiny 2 artSola's ScarSwordLegendaryA › StrongBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Strong

A

Trials of Osiris

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Far Future Destiny 2 artFar FutureSniper RifleLegendaryA › StrongDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Battlegrounds

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Code Duello Destiny 2 artCode DuelloRocket LauncherLegendaryA › StrongDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Strong

A

Battlegrounds

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Omniscient Eye Destiny 2 artOmniscient EyeSniper RifleLegendaryA › StrongShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Garden of Salvation Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Igneous Hammer Destiny 2 artIgneous HammerHand CannonLegendaryA › StrongBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Trials of Osiris

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Seventh Seraph CQC-12Seventh Seraph CQC-12ShotgunLegendaryA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Gunsmith

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 The SummonerThe SummonerAuto RifleLegendaryA › StrongBeyond LightNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Trials of Osiris

No

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Ancient Gospel Destiny 2 artAncient GospelHand CannonLegendaryA › StrongShadowkeepYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Garden of Salvation Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Trustee Destiny 2 artTrusteeScout RifleLegendaryA › StrongBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Deep Stone Crypt Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 The Fourth Horseman artThe Fourth HorsemanShotgunExoticA › StrongShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Duality Destiny 2DualityShotgunExoticA › StrongDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Destiny 2 Lord of Wolves artLord of WolvesShotgunExoticA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Exotic Engram

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 XenophageXenophageMachine GunExoticA › StrongShadowkeepYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Strong

A

Exotic Quest

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Destiny 2 Tommy's Matchbook artTommy's MatchbookAuto RifleExoticA › StrongShadowkeepYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Destiny 2 Sunshot artSunshotHand CannonExoticA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Exotic Engram

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Whisper of the Worm artWhisper of the WormSniper RifleExoticA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Strong

A

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 JotunnJötunnFusion RifleExoticA › StrongForsakenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Forsaken logo 1Solar
Eyes of Tomorrow Destiny 2 1Eyes of TomorrowRocket LauncherExoticA › StrongBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Strong

A

Deep Stone Crypt Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Tarrabah artTarrabahSubmachine GunExoticA › StrongForsakenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Exotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Forsaken logo 1Solar
Empty Vessel Destiny 2 artEmpty VesselGrenade LauncherLegendaryA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Playlist: Strikes

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Vision of Confluence Destiny 2 artVision of ConfluenceScout RifleLegendaryA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Vault of Glass Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Annual Skate Destiny 2 artAnnual SkateHand CannonLegendaryA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

World Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Ascendancy Destiny 2 artAscendancyRocket LauncherLegendaryA › StrongSeason 15YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Strong

A

Pursuit Weapon

Yes

Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSolar
Canis Major Destiny 2 artCanis MajorGrenade LauncherLegendaryA › StrongSeason 15YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy
Strong

A

Shattered Realm

Yes

Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSolar
Iota Draconis Destiny 2 artIota DraconisFusion RifleLegendaryA › StrongSeason 15YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Shattered Realm

Yes

Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSolar
Retraced Path Destiny 2 artRetraced PathTrace RifleLegendaryA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 Special
Strong

A

Dares of Eternity

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
BxR-55 Battler Destiny 2 artBxR-55 BattlerPulse RifleLegendaryA › StrongFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary
Strong

A

Dares of Eternity

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar

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.

Solar Weapons: The complete list

In case you’re looking for something much more specific (i.e. a Solar adaptive hand cannon) that you couldn’t find above, this list includes every Solar weapon still viable in Destiny 2:

-WeaponsTypeRarityAmmo typeRequirementsAvailable?AmmoArchetypeSourceAvailable now?RequiresElement
BxR-55 Battler Destiny 2 artBxR-55 BattlerPulse RifleLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryLegacy PR-55Dares of Eternity

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Gjallarhorn Destiny 2 artGjallarhornRocket LauncherExoticHeavy30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyExoticExotic Quest

Yes

Destiny 2 30th anniversary logoSolar
Retraced Path Destiny 2 artRetraced PathTrace RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialAdaptiveDares of Eternity

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Chrysura Melo Destiny 2 artChrysura MeloAuto RifleLegendaryPrimarySeason 15YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryHigh-ImpactSeason Pass

Yes

Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSolar
Iota Draconis Destiny 2 artIota DraconisFusion RifleLegendarySpecialSeason 15YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialHigh-ImpactShattered Realm

Yes

Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSolar
Canis Major Destiny 2 artCanis MajorGrenade LauncherLegendaryHeavySeason 15YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRapid-FireShattered Realm

Yes

Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSolar
Annual Skate Destiny 2 artAnnual SkateHand CannonLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryAdaptiveWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Judgment Destiny 2 artJudgmentHand CannonLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryAdaptiveProphecy Dungeon

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Forge's Pledge Destiny 2 artForge's PledgePulse RifleLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryAdaptiveIron Banner

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Jurassic Green Destiny 2 artJurassic GreenPulse RifleLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRapid-FireFestival of the Lost

No

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Ascendancy Destiny 2 artAscendancyRocket LauncherLegendaryHeavySeason 15YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyPrecisionPursuit Weapon

Yes

Destiny 2 Season 15 logoSolar
Punching Out Destiny 2 artPunching OutSidearmLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySUROS Rapid-FirePlaylist: Strikes

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
The Long Walk Destiny 2 artThe Long WalkSniper RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialAggressiveProphecy Dungeon

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Vex Mythoclast Destiny 2 artVex MythoclastFusion RifleExoticPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryExoticVault of Glass Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Dream Breaker Destiny 2 artDream BreakerFusion RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialAdaptiveMoon Destination

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Empty Vessel Destiny 2 artEmpty VesselGrenade LauncherLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialLightweightPlaylist: Strikes

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Love and Death Destiny 2 artLove and DeathGrenade LauncherLegendaryHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRapid-FireMoon Destination

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Archon's Thunder Destiny 2 artArchon's ThunderMachine GunLegendaryHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyHigh-ImpactIron Banner

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Hezen Vengeance Destiny 2 artHezen VengeanceRocket LauncherLegendaryHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyAggressiveVault of Glass Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Pleiades Corrector Destiny 2 artPleiades CorrectorScout RifleLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryLightweightWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Vision of Confluence Destiny 2 artVision of ConfluenceScout RifleLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryPrecisionVault of Glass Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Sojourner's Tale Destiny 2 artSojourner's TaleShotgunLegendarySpecialDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialPrecisionSeason Pass

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Compass Rose Destiny 2 artCompass RoseShotgunLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayNoSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialPrecisionSolstice of Heroes event

No

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Uzume RR4 Destiny 2 artUzume RR4Sniper RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialAdaptiveNighfall: The Ordeals

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Twilight Oath Destiny 2 artTwilight OathSniper RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRapid-FireDreaming City Destination

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Borrowed Time Destiny 2 artBorrowed TimeSubmachine GunLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryAggressivePlaylist: Gambit

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Eternity's Edge Destiny 2 artEternity's EdgeSwordLegendaryHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVortexWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Abide the Return Destiny 2 artAbide the ReturnSwordLegendaryHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyAdaptiveDreaming City Destination

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Ticuu's Divination Destiny 2 artTicuu's DivinationCombat BowExoticPrimaryDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Cartesian Coordinate Destiny 2 artCartesian CoordinateFusion RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRapid-FireWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Trinary System Destiny 2 artTrinary SystemFusion RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialAdaptivePlaylist: Gambit

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Igneous Hammer Destiny 2 artIgneous HammerHand CannonLegendaryPrimaryBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryAggressiveTrials of Osiris

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Code Duello Destiny 2 artCode DuelloRocket LauncherLegendaryHeavyDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyHigh-ImpactBattlegrounds

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Far Future Destiny 2 artFar FutureSniper RifleLegendarySpecialDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialAdaptiveBattlegrounds

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Sola's Scar Destiny 2 artSola's ScarSwordLegendaryHeavyBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyCasterTrials of Osiris

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Arctic Haze Destiny 2 artArctic HazeAuto RifleLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRapid-FireEuropa Destination

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Corsairs Wrath Destiny 2 artCorsair's WrathLinear Fusion RifleLegendaryHeavyDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyPrecisionWrathborn Hunts

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Avalanche Destiny 2 artAvalancheMachine GunLegendaryHeavyFree-to-PlayNoHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyAdaptiveDawning

No

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Thermal Erosion Destiny 2 artThermal ErosionMachine GunLegendaryHeavyBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRapid-FireEmpire Hunts

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Stars in Shadow Destiny 2 artStars in ShadowPulse RifleLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryHigh-ImpactPlaylist: Crucible

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Eyes of Tomorrow Destiny 2 1Eyes of TomorrowRocket LauncherExoticHeavyBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyExoticDeep Stone Crypt Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Trustee Destiny 2 artTrusteeScout RifleLegendaryPrimaryBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryRapid-FireDeep Stone Crypt Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Duality Destiny 2DualityShotgunExoticSpecialDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition logoSolar
Drang Destiny 2DrangSidearmLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryAdaptiveGunsmith

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
MIDA Mini-Tool Destiny 2 artMIDA Mini-ToolSubmachine GunLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryLightweightGunsmith

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
The Lament Destiny 2The LamentSwordExoticHeavyBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyExoticExotic Quest

Yes

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Outrageous Fortune Destiny 2 artOutrageous FortuneGrenade LauncherLegendaryHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyRapid-FireWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Wishbringer Destiny 2 artWishbringerShotgunLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRapid-FirePlaylist: Crucible

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
IKELOS SG v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SG_v1.0.2ShotgunLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRapid-FireWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
The Fool's Remedy Destiny 2The Fool's RemedySidearmLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySUROS Rapid-FireIron Banner

No

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SR_v1.0.2Sniper RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRapid-FireWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Widows Bite Destiny 2 artWidow's BiteSniper RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRapid-FireWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Death Adder Destiny 2 artDeath AdderSubmachine GunLegendaryPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryLightweightWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Negative Space Destiny 2 artNegative SpaceSwordLegendaryHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyAdaptiveWorld Loot Pool

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 The SummonerThe SummonerAuto RifleLegendaryPrimaryBeyond LightNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryAdaptiveTrials of Osiris

No

Destiny 2 Beyond Light logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Tommy's Matchbook artTommy's MatchbookAuto RifleExoticPrimaryShadowkeepYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Timelines Vertex Destiny 2 artTimelines' VertexFusion RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialAdaptiveGunsmith

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Felwinter's Lie Destiny 2 artFelwinter's LieShotgunLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialAggressiveExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Seventh Seraph CQC-12Seventh Seraph CQC-12ShotgunLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialLightweightGunsmith

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 The Fourth Horseman artThe Fourth HorsemanShotgunExoticSpecialShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Distant Tumulus Destiny 2 artDistant TumulusSniper RifleLegendarySpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRapid-FireGunsmith

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Devil's Ruin artDevil's RuinSidearmExoticPrimaryShadowkeepYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Ancient Gospel Destiny 2 artAncient GospelHand CannonLegendaryPrimaryShadowkeepYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryAdaptiveGarden of Salvation Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Destiny 2 Eriana's Vow artEriana's VowHand CannonExoticSpecialShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Destiny 2 XenophageXenophageMachine GunExoticHeavyShadowkeepYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyExoticExotic Quest

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Omniscient Eye Destiny 2 artOmniscient EyeSniper RifleLegendarySpecialShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialRapid-FireGarden of Salvation Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep logo 3Solar
Destiny 2 JotunnJötunnFusion RifleExoticSpecialForsakenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Forsaken logo 1Solar
Tyranny of Heaven Destiny 2 artTyranny of HeavenCombat BowLegendaryPrimaryForsakenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryLightweightLast Wish Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Forsaken logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 One Thousand Voices artOne Thousand VoicesFusion RifleExoticHeavyForsakenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyExoticLast Wish Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Forsaken logo 1Solar
Apex Predator Destiny 2 artApex PredatorRocket LauncherLegendaryHeavyForsakenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyAdaptiveLast Wish Raid

Yes

Destiny 2 Forsaken logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Lord of Wolves artLord of WolvesShotgunExoticSpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialExoticExotic Engram

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Tarrabah artTarrabahSubmachine GunExoticPrimaryForsakenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Forsaken logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Sleeper Simulant artSleeper SimulantLinear Fusion RifleExoticHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Polaris Lance artPolaris LanceScout RifleExoticPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Whisper of the Worm artWhisper of the WormSniper RifleExoticHeavyFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyExoticExotic Kiosk

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Prometheus Lens artPrometheus LensTrace RifleExoticSpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialExoticExotic Engram

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Merciless artMercilessFusion RifleExoticSpecialFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialExoticExotic Engram

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Sunshot artSunshotHand CannonExoticPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryExoticExotic Engram

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar
Destiny 2 Skyburner's Oath art V2Skyburner's OathScout RifleExoticPrimaryFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryExoticExotic Engram

Yes

Destiny 2 Free to Play logo 1Solar

Your turn

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