Destiny 2 Nation of Beasts: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 4, 2024

With the buffs released with Season of the Witch (S22), Hand Cannons have become incredibly powerful, which has caused a frenzy among players trying to get their hands on the best rolls for the top Hand Cannons. This is especially the case for top-tier hand cannons, such as the Nation of Beasts.

How to get Nation of Beasts

To get your hands on the reprised Nation of Beasts, you’ll have to dip your toes in the Last Wish Raid. While you can do a regular clear of the raid and hope for a drop, it is much smarter to wait for it to be the featured raid and join a group farming the first boss, Kalli.

Farming the first boss is a much more efficient method of obtaining Nation of Beasts than any other, as it only takes a minute or two to complete a run and load back in. While this can get tedious, this is the best way to get red-border Nation of Beasts drops. Alternatively, you can use Wish Tokens to get yourself a Nation of Beasts without entering the Last Wish raid.

Last Wish loot table

How to get the Nation of Beasts, Destiny 2

You can find all of our Destiny 2 Weapon God Rolls here.

How good is Nation of Beasts

Nation of Beasts is one of the top Hand Cannons in the game right now, thanks to its favorable archetype and solid perk pool. Hand Cannons often lack Area of Effect (AoE) damage. Fortunately, Nation of Beasts doesn’t have this issue thanks to perks like Voltshot and Dragonfly, two great splash-damage perks to help with general add clear.

The main issue holding this weapon back is that it is not Solar. Thanks to Ember of Empyrean, Solar weapons can be used to chain Restoration, so players currently prefer options like Sunshot or Zaouli’s Bane. However, Elements aside, Nation of Beasts remains a top-tier contender. While Sunshot outshines it, it won’t hog your Exotic Slot, making it comparable to Zaouli’s Bane and Epochal Integration.

A-tier for PvE B-tier for PvP

Best alternatives:

Nation of Beasts God Rolls and Perk Pool

The Nation of Beasts Hand Cannon can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Hip-Fire Grip, Discord, Eddy Current, Keep Away, Dragonfly, Opening Shot, and Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: Offhand Strike, Harmony, Collective Action, Golden Tricorn, Explosive Payload, Kill Clip, and Voltshot
  • Origin Trait: Explosive Pact
Nation of Beasts screen Destiny 2

Nation of Beasts God rolls, Destiny 2

Nation of Beasts PvE god roll

  • Barrel: Corkscrew Rifling
  • Magazine: Flared Magwell
  • Perk 1: Dragonfly or Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: Voltshot
  • Masterwork: Range

Nation of Beasts has a messy perk pool, with some perks being much better than others, but it leans more towards PvE than PvP.

Regarding the barrel, Corkscrew Rifling is the best pick as it provides a general boost to Range, Stability, and Handling, all relatively important stats. Flared Magwell is the best Magazine trait as it gives a helpful bump to Reload Speed, and a Range masterwork can extend how safe you can play with the weapon.

Dragonfly and Voltshot are the main draw points of this weapon. Explosions from Dragonfly can help confirm kills from Voltshot, allowing you to keep the constant splash damage going.

Nation of Beasts PvE God Rolls Destiny 2

Nation of Beasts PvE God Roll (d2foundryGG)

Nation of Beasts PvP god roll

  • Barrel: Smallbore
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Perk 1: Keep Away or Opening Shot
  • Perk 2: Explosive Payload or Kill Clip
  • Masterwork: Range or Stability

As with most weapons, players should focus on Range and Stability, which is why we recommend Smallbore, Accurized Rounds, and a Range or Stability Masterwork to boost those stats.

Keep Away or Opening Shot can help with ranged dueling by allowing you to keep your distance from players with weapons like SMGs or Shotguns. Explosive Payload or Kill Clip are also excellent for 1v1 or 2v1 situations, as the flinch from Explosive Payload or the damage boost from Kill Clip allows you to chain some easy kills together.

Nation of Beasts PvP God Rolls Destiny 2

Nation of Beasts PvP God Roll (d2foundryGG)

Before you go

Interested in more top-tier weapons from the Last Wish raid? You should definitely check out these Apex Predator God Rolls.

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Matthew Evans
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