Destiny 2 Matador 64: God Rolls and How to get it

by | May 7, 2023

Shotguns in Destiny 2 have long been a staple of the Crucible meta, and Matador 64 is no different. Returning from Destiny 1, Matador is an Arc Precision Frame Shotgun that boasts a small yet impressive perk package that’s sure to be a welcome addition to any PvPers’ loadout.

In this article, we’ll go over where to obtain Matador 64, its god rolls, and whether or not it’s worth farming for.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Matador 64 artMatador 64PrecisionLegendarySpecialArc30th AnniversaryYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc


PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventEnergyNoTop-tier

How to get Matador 64

To obtain this shotgun, you’ll need to venture into the Grasp of Avarice dungeon, which is available for those who purchased the 30th Anniversary Pack. Once inside the dungeon, head to the first boss, and off you go. As the only weapon, and one of four items total, to drop from this encounter, it won’t be long until you find a roll you are satisfied with. It is also obtainable from the final boss, but that has a 1-in-9 chance over the 1-in-4. You can find the full Grasp of Avarice loot table here.

However, it is best to wait until Grasp is the weekly featured dungeon, as that enables repeated drops from the same encounter. Otherwise, you are limited to one drop per week per character.

Grasp of Avarice Destiny 2 900p

Grasp of Avarice dungeon, Destiny 2

How good is Matador 64 today

Thanks to the recent reticle changes for shotguns, Matador 64 is now a powerhouse in the Crucible, mainly thanks to its archetype. Precision Frame shotguns fire pellets in an oval shape, which is more or less the entire outline of a guardian at the right range. This makes them extremely desirable for PvP.

In PvE, Matador can be a rather effective choice in the right situations. While still outclassed by slug frames, pellet shotguns did receive a rather substantial buff a few seasons back. Plus, pellet shotguns with One-Two Punch remain a must-have for melee builds.

Matador 64 can be easily considered S Tier for PvP, thanks to its archetype, perk selection, and top-tier stats. 

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Prophet of Doom Destiny 2 artProphet of DoomPrecisionLegendarySpecialArcShadowkeepYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc


PvE + PvPGarden of Salvation RaidError icon V2Shadowkeep Destiny 2 icon
Season 8EnergyNoTop-tier
Retold Tale artRetold TalePrecisionLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void


PvPShattered Throne DungeonError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 13EnergyNoTop-tier

Best Matador 64 Rolls for PvE and PvP

Matador 64 Destiny 2 featured shotgun

Matador 64 PvP god roll

Thanks to its Precision frame, Matador 64 has seen a large spike in usage since the changes made to shotgun hip-fire reticles. Boasting rather impressive base stats for its frame, it can be hard to choose what to boost. But, as with all shotguns, Range is your top priority. To that end, Smoothbore or Smallbore are your barrel choices. While Smoothbore was previously a no-go, the reticle changes mean pellet spread is consistent, so the downside is irrelevant now. For your magazine, Accurized Rounds or Light Mag are the only two to boost range, so either one will suffice.

Column 3 is an easy choice between Perpetual Motion or Threat Detector. While lacking a range boost, bumping handling will make you more agile in gunfights or when you need to make a push, and both will do just that. And for column 4, it’s a toss-up between Opening Shot and Killing Wind, but most will go with Opening Shot’s ease of use. Thanks to Opening Shot’s buff, a Smallbore and Light Mag roll will have the same range stat as a Smoothbore and Accurized Rounds roll, and a range masterwork will bump that stat to 100!

  • Barrel: Smoothbore or Smallbore
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds or Light Mag
  • Perk 1: Perpetual Motion or Threat Detector
  • Perk 2: Opening Shot or Killing Wind
  • Masterwork: Range

Matador 64 PvE god roll

While pellet shotguns typically aren’t the most meta weapon for PvE, Matador can roll with the highly sought-after Assault Mag, which bumps up the fire rate by 5, which raises DPS by 10%. Alternatively, Tactical Mag is a viable second choice for magazines as it raises both magazine size and reload speed.

In Column 3, Lead from Gold or Threat Detector are the only two you should look for. Threat Detector will help engage those close-up targets, while Lead from Gold eases the ammo economy. Column 4 has three good damage-boosting perks: Golden Tricorn, Swashbuckler, and Harmony. And, if you are looking to make a melee build, One-Two Punch also rolls in this column. While nerfed heavily, it still is a staple of most melee DPS builds.

  • Barrel: Smoothbore or Smallbore
  • Battery: Assault Mag (also good: Tactical Mag)
  • Perk 1: Lead from Gold or Threat Detector
  • Perk 2: Swashbuckler or Golden Tricorn (also good: One-Two Punch)
  • Masterwork: Reload Speed

Matador 64: Is it worth farming?

Matador 64 is a must-have for any PvP player looking to add a solid precision frame shotgun to their arsenal or for PvE players looking to start a melee DPS build. With a high base range and a small but powerful perk pool, this weapon is worth your time.

While you might have to wait for Grasp of Avarice to be the weekly dungeon, the small loot pool means it won’t be long until you find a roll that suits your tastes. As always with farming, find a buddy or two to make it easier, and watch as the drops fly in.

Before you go…

If you’re looking to put together a strong PvP loadout to compete in the current Meta, we recommend taking a closer look at The Immoral. Also, you can find all of our God roll guides here.

About The Author

Wyatt Lamb
Wyatt Lamb
If you asked any of my friends what I like to do with Destiny 2, they’d probably say “break it”. Build the biggest DPS, clear ads the fastest, zip zoom across the room; that’s my game. And with, I hope to show you all how to top the charts and make your friends go “wow”. You can find Wyatt on Twitter.
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