Destiny 2 Perpetualis: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 16, 2023

A 600 RPM Auto Rifle released with Season of Defiance, Perpetualis is one of the first Strand primary weapons in the entire game, which makes it special.

How do you obtain Perpetualis? How should you go about farming it? What are the rolls to look out for? Read on, and we’ll cover all that and more.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?
Perpetualis artPerpetualisAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStrandSeason 20YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid StrandOngoing...-Seasonal activityLightfall Preorder icon
Season 20
Season 20KineticCraftable

How to get Perpetualis in Season 20

Perpetualis is a Season of Defiance weapon, meaning it comes from the Defiant Battlegrounds playlist available in the HELM. Spending Defiant Keys at the final chest grants increased rewards and sometimes a Defiant Engram. You can then use these engrams to focus Perpetualis directly, assuming you have the Defiant Weapon Focusing vendor upgrade.

It’s also worth noting that Perpetualis is craftable, allowing you to get the exact roll you want within a relatively short farming period.

Season of Defiance S20 weapons

Season of Defiance weapons, Destiny 2

How good is the Perpetualis in today’s Meta?

While Auto Rifles aren’t all that potent in the current sandbox, Perpetualis’ unique Strand element helps it for the time being. It contains some of the best synergistic perks for Strand subclasses in PVE and can be pretty reliable in PVP.

Perpetualis does see competition in The Summoner, Chroma Rush, and Gnawing Hunger, but they each excel at drastically different things.

Overall, we’re giving Perpetualis a B-tier rating. While its Strand synergies are undeniably potent, the weapon itself isn’t. We’re bound to see more potent weapons gain similar abilities in seasons to come, making this a pick that probably won’t last long.

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?
Chroma Rush artChroma RushRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvE + PvPUnobtainable
Season 14KineticNo
Gnawing Hunger artGnawing HungerAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void


PvE + PvPWorld loot pool
Season 11EnergyNo
The Summoner artThe SummonerAdaptiveLegendaryPrimarySolarLightfallNoPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvPTrials of OsirisLightfall Preorder icon
Season 10EnergyNo

Best Perpetualis Rolls for PvE and PvP

Now that we’ve gone through how to get Perpetualis and where it excels, let’s cover its best rolls for both PvE and PvP.

Perpetualis gameplay

Perpetualis PvP god roll

For PvP, the best thing to go for here is consistency. Polygonal or Hammer-Forged Rifling are good for stability and range, respectively, depending on what you want. Same thing with the magazine—you’ll want either Steady or Accurized Rounds. For perks, Keep Away and Killing Wind are great in the third column, while Eye of the Storm and Target Lock are best in the fourth.

  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling or Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Steady Rounds or Accurized Rounds
  • Perk 1: Killing Wind (also good: Keep Away)
  • Perk 2: Target Lock (also good: Eye of the Storm)

Perpetualis PvE god roll

In reality, Perpetualis is much more of a PvE pick. It doesn’t really matter what barrel and magazine you run here. Tactical Mag and Flared Magwell are great for their wide range of benefits, while the barrels mentioned during the PvP section give substantial stat bumps. In column three, Keep Away is best. Depending on your build, Demolitionist and Hatchling can be outstanding for column four.

  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling or Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Tactical Mag or Flared Magwell
  • Perk 1: Keep Away
  • Perk 2: Demolitionist or Hatchling

Before you go…

Lightfall and Season 20 delivered several top-tier new weapons, including The Raconteur, you do not want to miss out on. Check out our Season 20 new weapons guide for more excellent weapons or our Root of Nightmares raid loot table.

About The Author

Andrew Sideris
Andrew Sideris
When my brother introduced me to the Destiny franchise in 2015, I immediately knew that it would take up a lot of my free time for years to come. With my over seven years of game knowledge, six months of writing experience for, and hundreds of Blueberries already guided through endgame content, I hope to allow newcomers to have the same great introduction I had all those years ago.
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