Destiny 2 False Idols: God Rolls & How to get it

by | Jun 7, 2024

The Final Shape is upon us and has brought with it a slew of new weapons for guardians to hunt down.

Join us for a deep-dive into the new sword False Idols as we cover the best possible rolls you’ll want to keep an eye out for when exploring Destiny 2’s new location The Pale Heart.


How good is False Idols

False Idols is sure to be a useful weapon in crowd-control scenarios in PvE. The synergy between the available perks, such as Incandescent and All for One, will ensure high damage output while creating great area-of-effect damage. In PvP… Well, it is a Vortex Frame sword. Do with that what you will.

As with all destination weapons available in the Pale Heart, it comes packing the Dealer’s Choice origin trait, which grants a small amount of Super energy for each kill, and, with multiple Pale Heart weapons equipped, you can increase the potency of this effect.

False Idols is, unfortunately, just B tier for PvE and C tier for PvP.

B-tier for PvE C-tier for PvP

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False Idols Perks and God Rolls

The False Idols sword can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Strategist, Attrition Orbs, Wellspring, Unrelenting, Duelist’s Trance, Incandescent, Relentless Strikes.
  • Perk 2: Surrounded, Chain Reaction, Bait and Switch, Vorpal Weapon, Counterattack, Collective Action, One for All.
  • Origin Trait: Dealer’s Choice
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False Idols God Rolls, Destiny 2

False Idols PvE god rolls

PvE Roll: Ad Clear
Blade Hungry Edge
Guard Balanced Guard
Perk 1 Incandescent
Perk 2 One for All (also good: Chain Reaction)
Masterwork Impact

Ad Clear Roll

For our blade, we will want Hungry Edge to increase the weapon’s ammo capacity. For our guard, we’ll want to pick Balanced Guard to increase our defenses with the weapon evenly.

For our perks, we want Incandescent and One for All in perk columns 1 and 2 respectively. Incandescent will be particularly useful on this Solar sword as you will find it incredibly effective at crowd control as defeating a target will spread scorch to nearby enemies. Our next perk, One for All, will synergize nicely. Hitting three separate enemies, which should be easy enough with Incandescent, activates One for All which will significantly increase your damage output with False Idols by 35%.

Overall, the combination of Incandescent and One for All makes this a particularly dangerous sword, great at both crowd control and dealing damage.

DPS Roll

If you are looking to maximize your damage output with False Idols, we suggest a different roll. You’ll want to start with Jagged Edge and Swordmaster’s Guard as your blade and guard respectively. Jagged Edge will reduce your ammunition to improve your impact with the weapon, while Swordmaster’s Guard sacrifices overall defenses for increased charge time.

As for perks, in column 1, we will want Relentless Strikes. With this perk, if we land three light attacks quickly, we will generate some additional ammo. In column 2, you will want Bait and Switch. If you deal damage with all of your equipped weapons within 7 seconds of each other, you will activate a 30% damage boost to False Idols.

False Idols PvP god rolls

PvP Roll: All-Around
Blade Honed Edge
Guard Balanced Guard
Perk 1 Wellspring
Perk 2 Vorpal Weapon
Masterwork Impact

If you are using Vortex Frame swords in Crucible, we may need to discuss your broader strategy! If you do, however, feel so inclined to seek out a PvP roll of False Idols we are here to help. For our blade, we will want Honed Edge, and for our guard, Balanced Guard. Honed Edge will increase our overall damage, ensuring we takedown opposing guardians with those first few swings (or spins) of the sword.

In perk column 1, we want Wellspring to create ability energy upon kills with the weapon. In column 2, we will pick Vorpal Weapon. This will ensure that you can take down any pesky guardians looming towards you with their roaming super by increasing your damage to those with their super active by 20%.

How to get False Idols

False Idols is one of many weapons that await you in the Pale Heart. As a destination weapon, it can be earned by:

  • Completing Pale Heart objectives, such as quests or Public events
  • Decoding Pale Heart engrams at your Ghost.
  • Increasing reputation ranks with your Ghost

You may even find some drops as you progress through The Final Shape’s campaign. We cover all The Pale Heart Weapons here.

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Before you go

Interested in more top-tier weapons from the Pale Heart? You should definitely check out these Axial Lacuna God Rolls.

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