Horror’s Least: God Rolls for PvE & PvP and How to get it

by | Jan 23, 2023

An Arc Rapid-fire Pulse Rifle that was released a few years ago, Horror’s Least is now back as the Nightfall weapon this week.

In this guide, we tell you where to find the weapon, how to farm it, and what are the best rolls for PvE and PvP.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?
Horror's Least artHorror's LeastRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc


PvPNightfall: The Ordeals
Season 17EnergyNo

How to get Horror’s Least in 2023

Another victim of weapon sunsetting, Horror’s Least was impossible to acquire for nearly three years. But the wait is over, as it finally returned to us with solid perks, especially for PvP, as a Nightfall-exclusive reward.

Nightfall Weapon rotation this season

There are several Nightfall-exclusive weapons in total, but as of Season of the Seraph (S19), only six are currently on rotation, with only one dropping each week. This means you can only farm the Horror’s Least pulse rifle once every six weeks!

2023 Nightfall weapon rotation

WeekArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #
28 February 2023Hung Jury SR4 artHung Jury SR4Scout RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryWeek 1
7 March 2023Mindbender's Ambition artMindbender's AmbitionShotgunSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
14 March 2023Wendigo GL3 art Wendigo GL3Grenade LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 3
21 March 2023The Militia's BirthrightThe Militia's BirthrightGrenade LauncherKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
28 March 2023Week 5
4 April 2023Week 6
11 April 2023Week 7
18 April 2023Week 8
25 April 2023Week 9
2 May 2023Week 10
9 May 2023Week 11
16 May 2023Week 12

💠 This guide highlights the Nightfall weapons this season, as well as the schedule for the coming weeks.

The Scarlet Keep featured

Horror’s Least drops from the Scarlet Keep Nightfall

How good is the Horror’s Least today

As a Rapid-Fire pulse, Horror’s Least does come with a fairly lacking range stat. However, the Horror’s Least more than makes up for it thanks to its excellent performance. It does have some Arc competition in the way of Insidious, though, which is an excellent option. Personally, I would opt for Insidious inside of PvE, but Horror’s Least for PvP.

  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong weapon types, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?
Insidious art v2InsidiousAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc


PvE + PvPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Darkest Before artDarkest BeforeRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc


PvPProphecy Dungeon
Season 15EnergyNo

Best Horror’s Least Rolls for PvE and PvP

Once you’ve identified the right week to farm, you’ll want to run as many Nightfalls (and at the higher difficulty possible) as possible to increase your chances of finding a god roll. Among the several strong possible rolls out there, these are our favorites, the combinations we consider god rolls.

Horror's Least roll

A Horror’s Least roll, Destiny 2

Horror’s Least PvP god roll

In terms of rolls for PvP, you’ll want high Range and Stability, so the obvious choice is Smallbore. However, Corkscrew Rifling is good too. For your magazine, Accurised Rounds is the go-to in order to get that big boost to Range. Regarding perks, for slot one, you have plenty of options; however, Perpetual Motion and Heating Up are the stand-out picks. Zen Moment is also good if you are on a controller. For slot 2, Kill Clip is the best pick by a mile, but Frenzy can somewhat work as an alternative in niche situations.

  • Barrel: Smallbore or Corkscrew Rifling
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Perk 1: Perpetual Motion or Heating Up
  • Perk 2: Kill Clip

Horror’s Least PvE god roll

For PvE, you’ll want higher Range and Stability too, so again, Smallbore or Corkscrew Rifling and Accurized rounds are the best picks. Do bear in mind that barrels and magazines aren’t as necessary in PvE compared to PvP. For your perks, you’ll want Perpetual Motion and either Kill Clip, Frenzy, or Focused Fury.

  • Barrel: Smallbore or Corkscrew Rifling
  • Magazine: Accurised Rounds
  • Perk 1: Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: Kill Clip, Frenzy, or Focused Fury

Horror’s Least Adept

If you’re courageous enough to tackle Nightfalls on Grandmaster difficulty, you could earn an Adept version of the Horror’s Least. On top of serving as bragging rights, Adept variants of weapons have more perks per column, give even more stats when Masterworked, and can accept unique Adept mods.

Be aware that Grandmaster Nightfalls are only available during the second half of the 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, 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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