Destiny 2 Stasis weapons: Tier List & How to get them

by | Dec 7, 2023

When Beyond Light launched, the only Stasis weapons available were the Cryosthesia 77K and Salvation’s Grip, two lackluster Exotics that left us wanting more. But ever since, several Legendary Stasis weapons have been added to the game each season. Some of them are quite strong, too, arguably among the best weapons in D2.

In this guide, we cover the best Stasis weapon in Destiny 2 and provide you with a comprehensive list, including every Stasis weapon in the game.

Checkmark icon V3Updated as of Season of the Wish (S23). 

Best Stasis weapons in Destiny 2: Tier list

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

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Conditional Finality artConditional FinalityShotgunExoticExoticSpecialStasisLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvE + PvPRoot of Nightmares RaidError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20KineticNoTop-tier
Ager's Scepter artAger's ScepterTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialStasisBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2Beyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 15KineticNoTop-tier
Fractethyst artFractethystShotgunPrecisionLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvPXûrError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15KineticNoTop-tier
Eyasluna artEyaslunaHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasis30th AnniversaryYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventKineticNoTop-tierIncandescent
Deliverance art v2DeliveranceFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEVow of the Disciple RaidCheckmark icon V3The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftableTop-tierBait and Switch
Riptide artRiptideFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
Liminal Vigil artLiminal VigilSidearmAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStasisDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvPSpire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 19KineticNoTop-tier
Horror Story Destiny 2Horror StoryAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlaySeasonalPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPEvent: Festival of the LostError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11KineticNoTop-tier
Peacebond artPeacebondSidearmAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPIron BannerError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15KineticNoTop-tier
Thoughtless artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftableTop-tier
Lingering Dread artLingering DreadGrenade LauncherLightweightLegendarySpecialStasisDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDuality DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
New Purpose artNew PurposePulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDuality DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
Jararaca-3sr artJararaca-3srScout RifleVEIST Rapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvPGunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19KineticNoTop-tier
Aurvandil FR6 art
Aurvandil FR6Fusion RifleHigh-ImpactLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEGunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19KineticNoTop-tierReconstruction
Disparity art
DisparityPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStasisThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Season 19KineticCraftableTop-tier
Prolonged Engagement artProlonged EngagementSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEVanguard FocusingError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19KineticNoTop-tier
Raconteur artRaconteurCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisSeason 20YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 20
Season 20KineticCraftableTop-tier
Senuna SI6 artSenuna SI6SidearmOmolon AdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvPLost SectorError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20KineticNoTop-tier
New Pacific Epitaph artNew Pacific EpitaphGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialStasisDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEGhost of the Deep DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 21KineticNoTop-tier
Psi Hermetic V artPsi Hermetic VPulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvPLost SectorError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22KineticNoTop-tier
Unending Tempest artUnending TempestSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22KineticNoTop-tier
Cold Comfort art Destiny 2Cold ComfortRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEGhost of the Deep DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 21HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light,Bait and Switch
Reed's Regret artReed's RegretLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvETrials of OsirisError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 15HeavyNoTop-tier
Typhon GL5 artTyphon GL5Grenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

-GunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light
Qullim’s Terminus art Qullim’s TerminusMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEKing's Fall RaidCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyCraftableTop-tier

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.

Stasis Weapons: The complete list

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

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Conditional Finality artConditional FinalityShotgunExoticExoticSpecialStasisLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvE + PvPRoot of Nightmares RaidError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20KineticNoTop-tier
Ager's Scepter artAger's ScepterTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialStasisBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2Beyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 15KineticNoTop-tier
Verglas Curve artVerglas CurveCombat BowExoticExoticPrimaryStasisSeason 20YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvESeason PassError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 20
Season 20KineticNo
Cryosthesia 77K artCryosthesia 77KSidearmExoticExoticPrimaryStasisBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2Beyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 14KineticNo
Wicked ImplementWicked ImplementScout RifleExoticExoticPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Exotic QuestError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 21KineticNo
Winterbite artWinterbiteGlaiveExoticExoticHeavyStasisLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEExotic QuestError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyNo
Salvation's Grip Destiny 2Salvation's GripGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyStasisBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Worst

D

-Exotic QuestError icon V2Beyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyNo
Appetence art Destiny 2AppetenceTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisSeason 23YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis StasisSeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 23
Season 23KineticCraftable
Fractethyst artFractethystShotgunPrecisionLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvPXûrError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15KineticNoTop-tier
Eyasluna artEyaslunaHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasis30th AnniversaryYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventKineticNoTop-tierIncandescent
Deliverance art v2DeliveranceFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEVow of the Disciple RaidCheckmark icon V3The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftableTop-tierBait and Switch
Riptide artRiptideFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
Liminal Vigil artLiminal VigilSidearmAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStasisDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvPSpire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 19KineticNoTop-tier
Horror Story Destiny 2Horror StoryAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlaySeasonalPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPEvent: Festival of the LostError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 11KineticNoTop-tier
Peacebond artPeacebondSidearmAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPIron BannerError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15KineticNoTop-tier
Thoughtless artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftableTop-tier
Lingering Dread artLingering DreadGrenade LauncherLightweightLegendarySpecialStasisDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDuality DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
New Purpose artNew PurposePulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDuality DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 17KineticNoTop-tier
Jararaca-3sr artJararaca-3srScout RifleVEIST Rapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvPGunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19KineticNoTop-tier
Aurvandil FR6 art
Aurvandil FR6Fusion RifleHigh-ImpactLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEGunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19KineticNoTop-tierReconstruction
Disparity art
DisparityPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStasisThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Season 19KineticCraftableTop-tier
Prolonged Engagement artProlonged EngagementSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEVanguard FocusingError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19KineticNoTop-tier
Raconteur artRaconteurCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisSeason 20YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 20
Season 20KineticCraftableTop-tier
Senuna SI6 artSenuna SI6SidearmOmolon AdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvPLost SectorError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20KineticNoTop-tier
New Pacific Epitaph artNew Pacific EpitaphGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialStasisDeluxe EditionYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEGhost of the Deep DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 21KineticNoTop-tier
Psi Hermetic V artPsi Hermetic VPulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvPLost SectorError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22KineticNoTop-tier
Unending Tempest artUnending TempestSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPPlaylist: CrucibleError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22KineticNoTop-tier
Herod-C artHerod-CAuto RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvE + PvPPlaylist: GambitError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Krait artKraitAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEGunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Syncopation-53 artSyncopation-53Pulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvPGunsmithCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Burden of Guilt artBurden of GuiltFusion RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvE + PvPTrials of OsirisError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 17KineticNo
Something New artSomething NewHand CannonAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlaySeasonalPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

-Event: SolsticeError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNo
Blood Feud artBlood FeudSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEXûrCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticCraftable
Stay Frosty art Destiny 2Stay FrostyPulse RifleLightweightLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvPEvent: DawningError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19KineticNo
Irukandji artIrukandjiSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvELost SectorError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 20KineticNo
A Distant Pull art Destiny 2A Distant PullSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisSeason 21YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21KineticCraftable
Rapacious Appetite art Destiny 2Rapacious AppetiteSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisSeason 21YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21KineticCraftable
Locus Locutus artLocus LocutusSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisSeason 22YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Witch (S22) icon
Season 22
Season 22KineticCraftable
Vulpecula artVulpeculaHand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-XûrError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 15KineticNo
Perses-D artPerses-DPulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-GunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Forensic Nightmare artForensic NightmareSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Throne WorldCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Lunulata-4b artLunulata-4bCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-GunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNo
No Reprieve artNo ReprieveShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis--XûrCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticCraftable
Cold Comfort art Destiny 2Cold ComfortRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisDeluxe EditionYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEGhost of the Deep DungeonError icon V2The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Deluxe Edition
Season 21HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light,Bait and Switch
Reed's Regret artReed's RegretLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvETrials of OsirisError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 15HeavyNoTop-tier
Typhon GL5 artTyphon GL5Grenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

-GunsmithError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light
Qullim’s Terminus art Qullim’s TerminusMachine GunHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEKing's Fall RaidCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyCraftableTop-tier
Zephyr art Destiny 2ZephyrSwordAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEEvent: DawningError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNo
Recurrent Impact artRecurrent ImpactMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyStasisThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Bump in the Night artBump in the Night Rocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEPresageCheckmark icon V3Beyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17HeavyCraftable
Fire and Forget art
Fire and ForgetLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftable
Dimensional Hypotrochoid artDimensional HypotrochoidGrenade LauncherWaveLegendaryHeavyStasisLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvENeomunaCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyCraftable
Palmyra-B artPalmyra-BRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-GunsmithCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyCraftableExplosive Light
Chain of Command artChain of CommandMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 17HeavyNo

Stasis weapon perks: Are they good enough?

Headstone perkDestiny has been around for a long time (D1 was released seven years ago!). In all those years, many weapon perks have come and gone, but these past few seasons, Bungie has really stepped it up in terms of introducing new perks that are equally creative and lethal.

But is that the case with the new Stasis perks? Currently, three Stasis perks exist:

  • Headstone: Precision final blows spawn a Stasis crystal at the victim’s location.
  • Cold Steel: Powered Sword hits slow targets.
  • Chill Clip: Direct hits with the top half of the magazine cause a detonation that slows nearby targets.

All three perks have their own merits, but only one has risen to the top of the meta: Chill Clip. On the right weapon (Riptide, anyone?), this perk can be top tier, as it allows you to deal with Champions easily!

Before you go…

Looking for more elemental weapons? The following guides cover every Arc, Solar, Void, and Strand weapon currently in the game:

By now, you know everything there is to know about Stasis 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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2 Comments
  1. Darryl Ferrington

    excellent analysis and recommendations; very useful
    thnx

    Reply
  2. Grumpybadger117

    gotta say custom built Syncopation has become my BIS for high level content on my stasis build.

    krait has become mine for PvP with subsistince + headstone

    Reply
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