The Militia’s Birthright: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 21, 2023

The Militia’s Birthright is a Lightweight Grenade launcher from the Forsaken era. This means it was sunset over a year ago, but it finally returned to us and is a Nightfall weapon on rotation this season.

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

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
The Militia's BirthrightThe Militia's BirthrightLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvENightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticNo

How to get The Militia’s Birthright in Season 20

The Militia’s Birthright returned to us in Season 18 as a Nightfall-exclusive weapon, and it remains in the loot pool for Season 20 too. This means it can only drop from Nightfall completions and only during the weeks it’s on rotation. There are several Nightfall-specific weapons in total, but as of Season of Defiance (S20), only six are currently on rotation, with only one dropping each week. This means you can only farm The Militia’s Birthright once every six weeks!

2023 Nightfall weapon rotation

ArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoRotationWeek #
Warden's Law artWarden's LawHand CannonKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary4 June 2024Week 1
Pre Astyanax IV artPre Astyanax IVCombat BowSolar SolarPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary11 June 2024Week 2
18 June 2024Week 3
25 June 2024Week 4
2 July 2024Week 5
9 July 2024Week 6
16 July 2024Week 7
23 July 2024Week 8
30 July 2024Week 9
6 August 2024Week 10
13 August 2024Week 11
20 August 2024Week 12
27 August 2024Week 13
3 September 2024Week 14
10 September 2024Week 15
17 September 2024Week 16
24 September 2024Week 17
1 October 2024Week 18

💠 This guide will always highlight the Nightfall weapon this week, as well as the schedule for the coming weeks.

How good is The Militia’s Birthright today

Being a grenade launcher, The Militia’s Birthright has a specific role to fill, which is either mass ad control or high burst damage. Unfortunately, the Militia’s Birthright cannot outclass any of its main competitors in both of those areas.

In terms of burst damage, options like Ignition Code and Salvager’s Salvo beat it, and when it comes to ad control, Forbearance is leagues above any other grenade launcher. Simply put, The Militia’s Birthright is definitely usable. However, it’s not the optimal pick if you want to run a special ammo grenade launcher. For those reasons, we consider this a B-Tier weapon:

  • B Tier – Average: A decent choice that can be lethal in the hands of a skilled player.

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Ignition Code artIgnition CodeLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvEWorld loot poolError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 14KineticNoTop-tier
Salvager's Salvo artSalvager's SalvoLightweightLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEExotic KioskError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Free-to-Play
Season 13EnergyNoTop-tier
Forbearance art v2ForbearanceWaveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEVow of the Disciple RaidCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Icon (final) Destiny 2
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftableTop-tierBait and Switch

Best Militia’s Birthright Rolls for PvE and PvP

Once you’ve identified the right week to farm, you’ll want to farm Nightfalls until you’ve found a good roll. Among the several strong possible combinations out there, these are our favorites, the combinations we consider the god rolls.

The Militia's Birthright god roll gameplay Destiny 2

The Militia’s Birthright, Destiny 2

Militia’s Birthright PvE god roll

For PvE, there are a number of routes you can go down, but you’ll want high Velocity and high Handling nonetheless.

  • Barrel: Quick Launch or Smart Drift Control
  • Magazine: Blinding Grenades or Spike Grenades
  • Perk 1: Ambitious Assassin or Slideways
  • Perk 2: Auto-Loading holster or Frenzy

For your magazine, Blinding Grenades or Spike Grenades both work well. If you’re looking for ad control, go for Blinding Grenades, and if you’re looking to deal more damage, go for Spike Grenades. For your perks, Ambitious Assassin or Slideways will be the best for Slot 1, and Auto-Loading Holster or Frenzy are good for Slot 2.

Militia’s Birthright PvP god roll

In terms of PvP rolls, you’re going to want high Velocity and high Handling too. Quick Launch or Smart Drift Control will be the best picks here. In terms of your magazine, you have several options. Spike grenades provide that instant 1-hit kill value, Blinding Grenades allow you to easily clean up enemies while they’re blind, and Proximity Grenades can make for easy setup kills with your other weapon.

  • Barrel: Quick Launch or Smart Drift Control
  • Magazine: Blinding Grenades, Spike Grenades, or Proximity Grenades
  • Perk 1: Ambitious Assassin or Slideways
  • Perk 2: Auto-Loading Holster

For your perks, Quickdraw or Slideways will be the best picks for Slot 1, and Auto-Loading Holster will be the play for Slot 2.

Militia’s Birthright Adept farm: Is it worth it?

If you manage to complete a Nightfall on Grandmaster difficulty, you’ll receive an Adept version of The Militia’s Birthright. On top of serving as bragging rights, Adept variants have more perks per column, give even more stats when Masterworked, and can accept unique Adept mods.

PS: Keep in mind 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 MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) 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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