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

by | Apr 13, 2022

[toc] Up until recently, the only Stasis weapons available to us were the Cryosthesia 77K and Salvation’s Grip, two lackluster Exotics that left us wanting more out of Stasis.

With Season of the Lost (S15), Bungie delivered on its promise to finally introduce Legendary Stasis weapons. And ever since, more Legendary Stasis weapons are added to the game each season. Some of them are actually quite strong too, arguably among the best weapons in Destiny 2.

In this guide, we’ll cover every Stasis weapon currently available, including the Legendaries with their PVP and PVE god rolls and the Exotics.

Best Destiny 2 Stasis weapons: The Witch Queen edition

Checkmark icon V3List updated as of The Witch Queen’s release (S16).  

The Tier list below 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:

NameWeaponsTypeArchetypeAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?RankSourceAvailable?Tier rankSource ❘ DLCFinal VerdictReleasedPerks
Ager's ScepterAger's Scepter art
Ager's Scepter
Trace RifleExoticSpecialStasisBeyond LightYesS › BestExotic Kiosk
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Exotic Kiosk

Beyond Light
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Final blows with this weapon generate a slowing burst around the defeated target. Stasis final blows transfer ammo to this weapon's magazine from reserves."

► Ager's Scepter is one of the strongest kinetic special weapon choices right now, allowing you to slow and freeze with ease. With its absurd stats, perks, and an S-Tier catalyst, this trace rifle is a staple for anyone wanting to create a Stasis build or just clear ads.
Season 15
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Final blows with this weapon generate a slowing burst around the defeated target. Stasis final blows transfer ammo to this weapon's magazine from reserves."
EyaslunaEyasluna art
Eyasluna
Hand CannonAdaptivePrimaryStasis30th AnniversaryYesS › BestGrasp of Avarice Dungeon
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Grasp of Avarice Dungeon

30th Anniversary
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Outlaw + Headstone
PvP God Roll: Rangefinder + Kill Clip

► One of the most popular and beloved weapons from Destiny 1 has returned and it's even stronger than before. Eyasluna offers god-tier stats and an extremely good perk selection that will help it dominate the Crucible.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Outlaw + Headstone
PvP God Roll: Rangefinder + Kill Clip
Palmyra-BPalmyra-B art
Palmyra-B
Rocket LauncherPrecisionHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesS › BestWorld loot pool
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
World loot pool

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster + Explosive Light
PvP God Roll: Impulse Amplifier + Chain Reaction

► Rockets are S-tier options for boss damage, and Palmyra-B is the best of the bunch. Auto-Loading Holster allows you to use special weapons while Palmyra is reloading, and its damage perks boost this weapon further above its competition. Plus, intrinsic tracking makes Palmyra a great pick for both PVE and PVP. After all, you'll want all the help you can get to hit those shots.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster + Explosive Light
PvP God Roll: Impulse Amplifier + Chain Reaction
RiptideRiptide art
Riptide
Fusion RifleRapid-FireSpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesS › BestPlaylist: Crucible
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Playlist: Crucible

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Compulsive Reloader) + Chill Clip

► Riptide's large perk pool makes it annoying to grind, but it's undoubtedly worth it. You can slow and freeze combatants instantly with incredibly synergistic combinations such as Auto-Loading Holster and Chill Clip. Additionally, because of Riptide's quick charge time and deep ammo reserves, you can stun-lock enemies (including Champions!) with its back-to-back freezing potential.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Compulsive Reloader) + Chill Clip
PeacebondPeacebond art
Peacebond
SidearmAdaptivePrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayNoA › StrongIron Banner
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Iron Banner

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvP God Roll: Rangefinder (also good: Killing Wind) + Swashbuckler
PvE God Roll: Subsistence + Headstone

► With good base stats that match those of the fan-favorite High Albedo, Peacebond also happens to offer several top-tier perks for both PVE and PVP. Peacebond was one of the few weapons to offer Headstone and that made it very special. That isn't any longer the case, as many other weapons can roll with Headstone these days. Still, Peacebond remains a solid sidearm.
Season 15
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvP God Roll: Rangefinder (also good: Killing Wind) + Swashbuckler
PvE God Roll: Subsistence + Headstone
Reed's RegretReed's Regret art
Reed's Regret
Linear Fusion RiflePrecisionHeavyStasisThe Witch QueenYesA › StrongTrials of Osiris
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Trials of Osiris

The Witch Queen
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Triple Tap (also good: Clown Cartridge) + Firing Line (also good: Vorpal Weapon)

► With best-in-class base stats, superior to my previous favorite legendary, Threaded Needle, Reed's Regret is the best legendary Linear Fusion in the game. It also offers an excellent PVE perk combination that no other Linear Fusion can offer: Triple Tap with Firing Line.
Season 15
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Triple Tap (also good: Clown Cartridge) + Firing Line (also good: Vorpal Weapon)
ThoughtlessThoughtless art
Thoughtless
Sniper RifleAdaptiveSpecialStasisDeluxe EditionYesA › StrongPsiOps Battlegrounds
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
PsiOps Battlegrounds

Deluxe Edition
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Overflow + Firing Line (also good: Focused Fury)
PvP God Roll: Firmly Planted (also good: Steady Hands) + Snapshot Sights

► A very well-rounded weapon, Thoughtless has something for everyone. With Snapshot Sights and multiple different handling perks for PVP, or Overflow / Firing Line for PVE, this Sniper Rifle can be viable everywhere. That said, most people still prefer snipers that can specialize in either PVP or PVE.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Overflow + Firing Line (also good: Focused Fury)
PvP God Roll: Firmly Planted (also good: Steady Hands) + Snapshot Sights
DeliveranceDeliverance art v2
Deliverance
Fusion RiflePrecisionSpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesA › StrongVow of the Disciple Raid
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Vow of the Disciple Raid

The Witch Queen
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Rolls: Demolitionist (also good: Perpetual Motion) + Chill Klip

► Being the first kinetic (and Stasis!) legendary Fusion makes Deliverance already worth grabbing. Plus, with the great perk combos for PVE and PVP, you can't go wrong with this one-of-a-kind weapon.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Rolls: Demolitionist (also good: Perpetual Motion) + Chill Klip
Lingering DreadLingering Dread art
Lingering Dread
Grenade LauncherLightweightSpecialStasisDeluxe EditionYesA › StrongDuality Dungeon
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Duality Dungeon

Deluxe Edition
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE/PvP God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Ambitious Assassin) + Chill Clip

► Lingering Dread is the first of its kind. It's the first Special Stasis Grenade Launcher, and it comes with one of the newer Stasis perks, Chill Clip. However, despite the potential nuance that Chill Clip may bring, Lingering Dread doesn't shake up the meta. It is merely another 'pretty good' option.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE/PvP God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Ambitious Assassin) + Chill Clip
New PurposeNew Purpose art
New Purpose
Pulse RifleHigh-ImpactPrimaryStasisDeluxe EditionYesA › StrongDuality Dungeon
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Duality Dungeon

Deluxe Edition
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy + Headstone (also good: Desperado)
PvP God Roll: Perpetual Motion (also good: Tunnel Vision) + Desperado

► For those not wanting to grind out The Messenger, New Purpose is the next best thing. Desperado was recently nerfed and is now significantly less potent, but it's still crazy fun in both PvE and PvP. Plus, New Purpose's Stasis element and Headstone can also play an integral part in a PvE Stasis build.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy + Headstone (also good: Desperado)
PvP God Roll: Perpetual Motion (also good: Tunnel Vision) + Desperado
KraitKrait art
Krait
Auto RifleRapid-FirePrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongWorld loot pool
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
World loot pool

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Subsistence (also good: Stats for All) + One for All (also good: Headstone)

► Mimicking Valakadyn from Year 1, Krait has immediately become a fan favorite among players in the community. With some good PVE-oriented perks and the Veist Stinger Origin Trait, you can't go wrong with this 720RPM Auto Rifle. However, there are numerous other options, like Chroma Rush, that sadly outclass Krait in most scenarios.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Subsistence (also good: Stats for All) + One for All (also good: Headstone)
FractethystFractethyst art
Fractethyst
ShotgunPrecisionSpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongXûr
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvP
Xûr

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw (also good: Slideshot) + Opening Shot

► As Aggressive Shotguns continue to receive indirect nerfs, Precision Shotguns are again on the rise, and Fractethyst is no exception. Fractethyst is one of the best Precision Shotguns available and is a consistent option Guardians should not overlook.
Season 15
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Precision

PvP God Roll: Quickdraw (also good: Slideshot) + Opening Shot
Typhon GL5Typhon GL5 art
Typhon GL5
Grenade LauncherAdaptiveHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongWorld loot pool
Strong

A



World loot pool

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Impulse Amplifier + Explosive Light (also good: Chill Klip)

► Even though Typhon GL5 has some great perks like Explosive Light, it doesn't excel in any part of the game simply because it's a heavy Grenade Launcher. Until these become stronger options for either ad clear or DPS, this weapon will sadly be forgotten by most of the community.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Impulse Amplifier + Explosive Light (also good: Chill Klip)
Burden of GuiltBurden of Guilt art
Burden of Guilt
Fusion RifleAdaptiveSpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesB › AverageTrials of Osiris
Average

B



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Trials of Osiris

The Witch Queen
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Perpetual Motion (also good: Stats for All) + Chill Clip
PvP God Roll: Elemental Capacitor (also good: Killing Wind) + High-Impact Reserves

► Considered average by the bulk of the community, Burden of Guilt hasn't seen much popularity since its release. Some players love it, and it can roll with great combinations, but there's no reason to step into Trials to grind this over something else.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Perpetual Motion (also good: Stats for All) + Chill Clip
PvP God Roll: Elemental Capacitor (also good: Killing Wind) + High-Impact Reserves
ZephyrZephyr art
Zephyr
SwordAdaptiveHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageEvent: Dawning
Average

B



Excels in:
PvE
Event: Dawning

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Relentless Strikes + Cold Steel

► Adaptive swords are generally nothing to write home about, however, Zephyr has an ace up its sleeve with the perk Cold Steel. With the Cold Steel perk, Zephyr can slow enemies on hit and allow you to activate the artifact perk Focusing Lens by yourself.
30th Anniversary event
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Relentless Strikes + Cold Steel
Recurrent ImpactRecurrent Impact art
Recurrent Impact
Machine GunRapid-FireHeavyStasisDeluxe EditionYesB › AveragePsiOps Battlegrounds
Average

B



Excels in:
PvE
PsiOps Battlegrounds

Deluxe Edition
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Subsistence (also good: Perpetual Motion) + One for All (also good: Headstone)

► Recurrent Impact edges slightly higher than its Rapid-Fire competition as it comes with the origin trait 'Land Tank' which makes you tankier with each kill. This, along with Subsistence can make you an ad clearing, tanky teammate that can mow through enemies.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Rapid-Fire

PvE God Roll: Subsistence (also good: Perpetual Motion) + One for All (also good: Headstone)
Bump in the NightBump in the Night art
Bump in the Night
Rocket LauncherAggressiveHeavyStasisSeason 17YesB › AverageSeasonal activity
Average

B



Excels in:
PvE
Seasonal activity
Season 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Field Prep) + Vorpal Weapon (also good: Chill Clip)

► While Bump in the Night does have various top-tier PvE perks, it gets drowned out by all the great options we currently have. Unless you want to use Chain Reaction or Chill Clip for fun, crafting a Palmyra-B or farming for The Hothead will be more worthwhile.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Auto-Loading Holster (also good: Field Prep) + Vorpal Weapon (also good: Chill Clip)
Chain of CommandChain of Command art
Chain of Command
Machine GunAdaptiveHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesB › AveragePlaylist: Pursuit
Average

B



Excels in:
PvE
Playlist: Pursuit

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

Static Roll: Adrenaline Junkie + Demolitionist

► Chain of Command is a "jack of all trades, master of none" weapon. From complimenting a grenade-centric build with Adrenaline Junkie + Demolitionist to focusing on elemental shields with Osmosis or Adaptive Munitions, this machine gun can fit any role you need. That said, if you have a good Corrective Measure or THE SWARM, there's no reason to use this instead.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Adaptive

Static Roll: Adrenaline Junkie + Demolitionist
Something NewSomething New art
Something New
Hand CannonAggressivePrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayNoB › AverageEvent: Solstice
Average

B



Excels in:
PvE
Event: Solstice

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy (also good: Stats for All) + Headstone (also good: Multikill Clip)

► Only available during the Solstice seasonal event, Something New is relatively inaccessible and doesn't have the stats or perks to make up for it. Eyasluna is still the best Stasis hand cannon by far, and numerous other 120RPM hand cannons excel further than Something New.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

PvE God Roll: Feeding Frenzy (also good: Stats for All) + Headstone (also good: Multikill Clip)
Syncopation-53Syncopation-53 art
Syncopation-53
Pulse RifleAdaptivePrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesB › AverageWorld loot pool
Average

B



Excels in:
PvP
World loot pool

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Outlaw + Headstone

► Other than the fact that it is Stasis, and therefore can roll with Headstone, Syncopation-53 is an average weapon with not too many strong points.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Adaptive

PvE God Roll: Outlaw + Headstone
Cryosthesia 77KCryosthesia 77K art
Cryosthesia 77K
SidearmExoticPrimaryStasisBeyond LightYesB › AverageExotic Kiosk
Average

B



Exotic Kiosk

Beyond Light
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Press and release to fire individual shots. Hold to fire a Charged Shot when Liquid Cooling is active. Final blows with this weapon enable a Charged Shot for a short duration. Targets hit by this shot are instantly frozen."

► Cryosthesia 77K has been through a lot. It was originally released in a sorry state, but it recently received several buffs that help it stand on its own. While it will serve you best in PVE as part of a carefully selected Stasis built, it can hold its own in the hands of an experienced sidearm user in PVP.
Season 14
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Press and release to fire individual shots. Hold to fire a Charged Shot when Liquid Cooling is active. Final blows with this weapon enable a Charged Shot for a short duration. Targets hit by this shot are instantly frozen."
VulpeculaVulpecula art
Vulpecula
Hand CannonPrecisionPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakXûr
Weak

C



Xûr

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Outlaw + Headstone (also good: Explosive Payload)

► Releasing with the first round of Stasis Legendary Weapons in Season 15, Vulpecula was originally loved because it was the only Stasis Hand Cannon in the game. However, with the addition of Eyasluna, there isn't a place for this 180 RPM hand cannon anymore.
Season 15
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Outlaw + Headstone (also good: Explosive Payload)
Herod-CHerod-C art
Herod-C
Auto RifleHigh-ImpactPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakPlaylist: Gambit
Weak

C



Playlist: Gambit

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Subsistence + Focused Fury (also good: Frenzy)

► With its subpar perks and lacking archetype, Herod-C doesn't have too much going for it. Its giant perk pool also doesn't help anything, as it makes grinding this weapon extremely irritating.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Subsistence + Focused Fury (also good: Frenzy)
Perses-DPerses-D art
Perses-D
Pulse RifleHigh-ImpactPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakWorld loot pool
Weak

C



World loot pool

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Rapid Hit + Explosive Payload (also good: Headstone)

► While Perses-D can roll with some of the best PVE scout rifle perks, it falls into an archetype that is extremely lacking, making other weapons (such as Night Watch and Hung Jury SR4) better picks overall.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: High-Impact

PvE God Roll: Rapid Hit + Explosive Payload (also good: Headstone)
Forensic NightmareForensic Nightmare art
Forensic Nightmare
Submachine GunPrecisionPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakThrone World
Weak

C



Throne World

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Perpetual Motion + Kill Clip (also good: Headstone)

► Being the first Stasis SMG, you'd expect Forensic Nightmare to excel in some way--sadly, this isn't the case. With only an average range stat and no range-boosting perks, this weapon falls flat in PVP. Plus, it's missing top-tier perks for PVE, making it a very weak pick.
Season 16
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Precision

PvE God Roll: Perpetual Motion + Kill Clip (also good: Headstone)
Lunulata-4bLunulata-4b art
Lunulata-4b
Combat BowLightweightPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesC › WeakWorld loot pool
Weak

C



World loot pool

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE God Roll: Rangefinder (also good: Shoot to Loot) + Headstone (also good: Successful Warm-up)

► Besides its Stasis element (the first of its kind), Lunulata-4b is pretty disappointing due to its Lightweight Frame and weak overall perks.
Season 17
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Lightweight

PvE God Roll: Rangefinder (also good: Shoot to Loot) + Headstone (also good: Successful Warm-up)
Salvation's GripSalvation's Grip Destiny 2
Salvation's Grip
Grenade LauncherExoticHeavyStasisBeyond LightYesD › WorstExotic Quest
Worst

D



Exotic Quest

Beyond Light
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon's projectiles create Stasis crystals and freeze nearby targets. Charging this weapon increases the freeze radius and amount of Stasis crystals created."

► Salvation's Grip hasn't evolved with the rest of the game. Previously, it was the only Stasis weapon in the game; however, simple perks like Headstone can replicate Salvation's Grip's effect without the cost of your Exotic or Heavy slot. It's best to stay away from Salvation's Grip until it receives a rework or strong catalyst.
Season 12
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon's projectiles create Stasis crystals and freeze nearby targets. Charging this weapon increases the freeze radius and amount of Stasis crystals created."
No ReprieveNo Reprieve art
No Reprieve
ShotgunPinpoint SlugSpecialStasisSeason 18YesOngoingSeasonal activityOngoing...

Seasonal activity
Season 18 icon
Season 18
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Pinpoint Slug



Season 18
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Pinpoint Slug

Blood FeudBlood Feud art
Blood Feud
Submachine GunAggressivePrimaryStasisSeason 18YesOngoingSeasonal activityOngoing...

Seasonal activity
Season 18 icon
Season 18
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive



Season 18
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Aggressive

Qullim’s TerminusQullim’s Terminus
Qullim’s Terminus
Machine GunHigh-ImpactHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesOngoingKing's Fall RaidOngoing...

King's Fall Raid

Free-to-Play
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: High-Impact



Season 18
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: High-Impact

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

  • 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 weapon perks: Are they good enough?

Headstone perkDestiny has been around for a long time. The original was released 7 years ago! In all those years, many weapon perks have come and gone. In fact, 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? As of Season of the Risen (S16), 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 certainly look interesting but are they good enough to compete with the best weapons perks in the game?

At first glance, at least Headstone does, as it enables you to create more Stasis crystals, which, when using a Stasis subclass, can be extremely useful. Look at this perk, not as a standalone top-tier perk (such as One for All), but as a perk that is only strong if you make it a part of a Stasis build.

Ranking criteria

For the record, as much as we tried to keep this list as objective as possible, it’s still based on our personal experience playing the PC version of the game.

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

  • Lethality: The higher the effective DPS 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 favorite?

The Last Word

You now know everything there is to know about Stasis weapon. With this growing stable of weapons to choose from, now including Legendaries, Stasis builds are much more viable and lethal. Also, these weapons certainly make Stasis-oriented bounties much easier to complete!

Are you currently chasing any of these weapons? Let us know in the comments below.

Latest changes made to this guide

Things change fast in Destiny 2, especially when a new Season or Expansion launches. For that reason, this post will be updated at least once per season.

With the release of Season of the Risen (Season 16), the following weapons were added to the game:

  • Herod-C
  • Krait
  • Syncopation-53
  • Perses-D
  • Thoughtless
  • Forensic Nightmare
  • Typhon GL5
  • Recurrent Impact
  • Palmyra-B

Stay tuned and don’t forget to bookmark this page for next season!

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 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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