Destiny 2 Insidious: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Feb 18, 2024

Pulse Rifles are generally weak in Destiny 2 right now; they fire slowly, have low damage, and typically feel clunky. While Insidious doesn’t necessarily break this trend, it does feel better than most of its competition, making it a sought-after weapon for Pulse Rifle aficionados.

Today, we cover how to obtain Vow’s Insidious, its best perk combinations, and how good it is in the current meta.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Insidious art v2InsidiousAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc


PvE + PvPVow of the Disciple RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftableTop-tierBait and Switch

How to get Insidious

To get your hands on Insidious, you must step into the Vow of the Disciple Raid in Savathun’s Throne World. While you can run the entire Raid repeatedly, farming a single encounter with a dedicated group is much more efficient.

Completing the entire Raid does come with benefits, however, as players can use Spoils of Conquest to purchase a red-border version of Insidious once a week. Players will have to farm either the second or final encounter, as these are the only fights that drop Insidious. Either encounter works; a more experienced group will find Caretaker much faster, but some may prefer Rhulk. We cover the entire Vow of the Disciple loot table here.

How to get Vow of the Disciple weapons Destiny 2

How to get Insidious, Destiny 2

You can find all of our D2 Weapons God Rolls here.

How good is Insidious

As far as Pulse Rifles go, Insidious is a strong option. It has a favorable weapon archetype, decent stats, and a solid perk pool. However, other weapon types like Hand Cannons or SMGs will serve you much better overall.

Insidious is mainly used in PvE, but players can use it in PvP, too, and it doesn’t have much competition whatsoever, as there are only five unique Aggressive Frame Pulse Rifles in the game. While these aren’t the only options Insidious has to contend with, this Vow of the Disciple Pulse Rifle is by far the best Aggressive option. There aren’t too many Arc Pulse Rifles either, with the best alternatives being Oversoul Edict or Phyllotactic Spiral.

Insidious is a brilliant weapon compared to other Pulse Rifles, but it feels weaker than other weapon types. Overall, Insidious is A-Tier for PvE and B-Tier for PvP.

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Belisarius-D art Destiny 2Belisarius-DAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStrandFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element Strand


PvE + PvPCrucible CompetitiveError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 23KineticNoTop-tier
Phyllotactic Spiral artPhyllotactic SpiralHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryArcLightfallYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc


PvE + PvPNeomunaCheckmark icon V3 YesLightfall Preorder icon
Season 20EnergyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot
Oversoul Edict artOversoul EdictRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc


PvE + PvPCrota's End RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 22EnergyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot,Sword Logic

Insidious Perks and God Rolls

The Insidious Pulse Rifle can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Compulsive Reloader, Dragonfly, Stats for All, Sleight of Hand, Demolitionist, Rapid Hit, and Heating Up
  • Perk 2: Adaptive Munitions, One for All, Bait and Switch, Turnabout, Vorpal Weapon, Adrenaline Junkie, and Rampage
Insidious God Roll Destiny 2

Insidious God Roll, Destiny 2

Insidious PvE god roll

  • Barrel: Corkscrew Rifling
  • Magazine: Flared Magwell
  • Perk 1: Dragonfly or Rapid Hit
  • Perk 2: One for All or Rampage
  • Masterwork: Reload Speed

Insidious already has some decent stats, but Corkscrew Rifling and Flared Magwell help the Handling and Reload Speed, two of the lower stats on this weapon.

Dragonfly provides some AoE (area of effect) damage, which Pulse Rifles often struggle with. AoE damage is essential for efficient add-clear, making Dragonfly the main pick, but Rapid Hit is acceptable. One for All is the most accessible damage perk on Insidious, but Rampage can also work well if you prefer.

Insidious PvE God Rolls Destiny 2

Insidious PvE God Roll (d2foundryGG)

Insidious PvP god roll

  • Barrel: Arrowhead Break
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Perk 1: Rapid Hit
  • Perk 2: Rampage
  • Masterwork: Range

Arrowhead Break is a big help in this weapon, boosting the recoil direction to 100. This means the burst will be perfectly upward, making managing recoil much easier. On top of this, Accurized Rounds provide a nice boost to Range, pushing this Pulse Rifle to contest even further distances.

Rapid Hit is good for general quality of life as it provides an additional 18 Stability upon hitting all four precision hits from a burst, making your next burst much more manageable to land, letting you hit that 0.73s time-to-kill. Rampage is also excellent as it makes the gun more forgiving, allowing you to kill in seven bullets rather than eight on any player six Resilience or higher.

Insidious PvP God Rolls Destiny 2

Insidious PvP God Roll (d2foundryGG)

Before you go

Interested in more top-tier PvE weapons from Vow of the Disciple? You should definitely check out these Deliverance God Rolls.

About The Author

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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