Destiny 2 Perpetualis: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 16, 2024

Perpetualis was one of the first Strand auto rifles to be released in Destiny 2. As a 600 RPM auto rifle, it quickly caught a lot of attention. But does it live up to the expectations?

How to get Perpetualis

Perpetualis is a Season of Defiance weapon, meaning it can be farmed 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. We cover all Destiny 2 Seasonal weapons here.

How to get Defiant weapons screen Destiny 2

How to get Perpetualis, Destiny 2

How good is the Perpetualis

While Auto Rifles aren’t all that potent in the current sandbox, Perpetualis’ unique Strand element helps it for the time being. It can roll with 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 consider it A-tier for PvE and and B-tier for PvP.

A-tier for PvE B-tier for PvP 

Best alternatives:

Perpetualis Perks and God Rolls

The Perpetualis Auto rifle can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Zen Moment, Hip-Fire Grip, Perfect Float, Killing Wing, Elemental Capacitor, Keep Away, Envious Assassin
  • Perk 2: Demolitionist, Offhand Strike, Eye of the Storm, Cascade Point, Golden Tricorn, Target Lock, Hatchling
  • Origin Trait: Noble Deeds
Perpetualis gameplay

Perpetualis God rolls, Destiny 2

Perpetualis PvP god roll

  • 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)
  • Masterwork: Range

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.

Perpetualis PvE god roll

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

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.

Before you go…

Interested in more top-tier Seasonal weapons? You should definitely check out these Doomed Petitioner God Rolls.

About The Author

Andrew Sideris
Andrew Sideris
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. You can find Andrew on Twitter.
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