The Militia’s Birthright: God Rolls for PvE & PvP and How to get it

by | Sep 19, 2022 | Weapons

The Militia’s Birthright is a Lightweight Grenade launcher from the Forsaken era. This means it was sunset over a year ago, but it’s finally returning to us as a Nightfall-exclusive weapon 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.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
The Militia's BirthrightThe Militia's BirthrightLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticOngoing...-Nightfall: The Ordeals
Season 18KineticNo

How to get The Militia’s Birthright in 2022

The Militia’s Birthright returned to us on Season 18 as a Nightfall-exclusive weapon. This means it can only drop from Nightfall completions and only during the weeks it’s on rotation.

Nightfall Weapon rotation for 2022

There are 14 Nightfall-specific weapons in total, and since the release of Season of Plunder (S18), only 6 out of the 14 total weapons are currently on rotation, with only one dropping each week. This means you can only farm The Militia’s Birthright once every six weeks!

2022 Nightfall weapon rotation

WeekArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #
23 August 2022D.F.A. artD.F.A.Hand CannonKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryWeek 1
30 August 2022Mindbender's Ambition artMindbender's AmbitionShotgunSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
6 September 2022Duty Bound artDuty BoundAuto RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryWeek 3
13 September 2022The Militia's BirthrightThe Militia's BirthrightGrenade LauncherKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
20 September 2022Horror's Least artHorror's LeastPulse RifleArc ArcPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryWeek 5
27 September 2022Week 6
4 October 2022Week 7
11 October 2022Week 8
18 October 2022Week 9
25 October 2022Week 10
1 November 2022Week 11
8 November 2022Week 12
15 November 2022Week 13

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

Nightfall weapons

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:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Forbearance art v2ForbearanceWaveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc


PvEVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Salvager's Salvo artSalvager's SalvoLightweightLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc


PvEExotic Kiosk
Season 13EnergyNo
Ignition Code artIgnition CodeLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


Season 14KineticNo

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 roll

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 Volatile Launch
  • 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. 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.

  • 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

Militia’s Birthright Adept

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.

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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