Destiny 2 Glacioclasm: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Dec 13, 2023

The Dawning is back and brought an unexpected surprise: A refreshed and improved Glacioclasm Fusion Rifle. This weapon gains popularity each Dawning but falls off throughout the year. However, given the perks it features in 2023, we don’t see that happening this time around.

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How to get the Glacioclasm

Glacioclasm can only be acquired during the Dawning event, which means that if you’re reading this during the Summer, you will have to wait for quite some time before it comes back around. 

To get Glacioclasm, you’ll have to complete the ‘They Call It sNOw’ event challenge by getting a bunch of Void elemental kills. This can be done pretty quickly in general gameplay, but if you want to farm it as quickly as possible, Shuro Chi offers tons of ads to get this challenge done.

Once you get your first Glacioclasm, you can focus it using 25 Dawning Spirit and A Gift in Return. These can be collected by baking cookies and giving them to vendors around the Solar System. We cover all Dawning recipes (and ingredients) here.

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How to get Glacioclasm, Destiny 2

You can find all of our God Rolls for Destiny 2 here.

How good is Glacioclasm

Based on the perk pool alone, Glacioclasm ticks all the boxes. Good ammo and damage perks for PvP and good consistency perks for PvE. While High-Impact Fusions are not as popular as some rapid-fire options like Scatter Signal or Cartesian Coordinate, they are still incredibly powerful.

It is challenging to rank Glacioclasm as there are so many good Fusion Rifles. Still, I’d pick other fusions over Glacioclasm only due to the weapon’s archetype. The slower charge rate and clunky feel of high-impact Fusion Rifles make me not enjoy the gun. Objectively though, Glacioclasm is undoubtedly the best of the best.

Glacioclasm is easily an S-tier weapon in both PvE and PvP.

Best alternatives:

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Glacioclasm God rolls, Destiny 2

Glacioclasm Perks and God Rolls

The Glacioclasm fusion rifle can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Slideshot, Subsistence, Repulsor Brace, Under Pressure, Killing Wind, Heating Up, and Overflow.
  • Perk 2: Reservoir Burst, Golden Tricorn, High-Impact Reserves, Eye of the Storm, Fragile Focus, Controlled Burst, and Successful Warm-Up

Glacioclasm PvE god roll

  • Barrel: Fluted Barrel
  • Battery: Enhanced Battery
  • Perk 1: Overflow (also good: Slideshot)
  • Perk 2: Controlled Burst (also good: Reservoir Burst)
  • Masterwork: Charge Time

Glacioclasm has so much going for it in PvE, to the point where there are around 5 or 6 excellent perk combinations you can go for. 

Handling is the name of the game on Special Weapons inside of PvE. Having the fluidity to swap to your Fusion Rifle during a DPS phase or to burst down a tanky target quickly is crucial, so Fluted Barrel is our favorite. The battery doesn’t matter much, but Enhanced Battery simply bumps the magazine size up +1, which is always handy.

Overflow and Controlled Burst provide incredible damage, as you’ll be able to dump a ton of ammo into the boss. Reservoir Burst can be paired with Overflow or Slideshot; both work excellently and allow you to get full value out of Reservoir Burst. However, Slideshot will require you to slide constantly to retain the damage bonus.

Glaciocasm PvE God Roll Destiny 2

Glacioclasm PvE God Roll (d2foundryGG)

Glacioclasm PvP god roll

  • Barrel: Arrowhead Break (also good: Hammer-forged Rifling)
  • Battery: Particle Repeater
  • Perk 1: Under Pressure (also good: Slideshot)
  • Perk 2: Fragile Focus (also good: Eye of the Storm)
  • Masterwork: Stability (also good: Range)

Even just reading Glacioclasm’s PvP perks gives me nightmares of facing a Fusion Rifle in the Crucible; this Fusion will no doubt be top of the line in PvP. 

Arrowhead Break gives Glacioclasm a perfect 100 recoil direction, which means the recoil goes directly vertical, making this Fusion ridiculously consistent. This, combined with +20 stability from Particle Repeater and a Stability Masterwork, makes this Fusion Rifle very easy to use. Under Pressure provides a sizable Stability increase, bumping us up to 100 Stability when activated. Fragile Focus boosts our Range stat when active, making this Fusion Rifle consistently take enemies out at long range.

Glaciocasm PvP God Roll Destiny 2

Glacioclasm PvP God Roll (d2foundryGG)

Before you go…

Interested in more top-tier limited-time events weapons? You should definitely check out these Albedo Wing God rolls.

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Matthew Evans
Matthew Evans
I've been hooked on Destiny 2 for years now... I've racked up countless hours and plenty of experience, which I hope to share with Blueberries who want to get involved with Destiny. You can find Matthew on Twitter.
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