Destiny 2 Point of the Stag: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Sep 6, 2023

One of the community’s favorite bows (and the only Iron Banner-based ritual weapon), Point of the Stag, has been reissued with Season of the Witch. However, it’s returned with one key difference: this bow now has random rolls.

While Point of the Stag can excel at the level of its past version, you now need to know exactly what to look for when it drops. That’s why, today, we’ll cover everything there is to know about Point of the Stag: how to obtain it, what perks to watch for, and the areas of the game in which this weapon excels.

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Point of the Stag artPoint of the StagPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
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Free-to-Play
Season 10EnergyNoTop-tier

How to get Point of the Stag this Season

Point of the Stag is an Iron Banner weapon, meaning you can obtain it from Iron Engrams as a random drop. Additionally, for Season of the Witch, you can claim a statically rolled version of the bow from Lord Saladin after hitting Iron Banner Rank 4.

After obtaining one copy of the weapon, additional copies can be purchased from Lord Saladin for one Iron Engram, 25 Legendary Shards, and 20,000 Glimmer.

How good is Point of the Stag

Season of the Witch’s reissued version of Point of the Stag takes all of what made the original weapon good and adds slightly more.

Given that it’s an Iron Banner weapon, it makes sense that most of this bow’s utility shines brighter in PvP. While it lacks the flashy perks that make its competition so enticing, Point of the Stag is a weapon that gets the job done while being straightforward to use.

That said, Point of the Stag does lack slightly when it comes to PvE. Bows in general aren’t typically most players’ first pick, but especially without the ability to roll with strong new perks like Voltshot, there’s just no reason to run this bow.

Overall, while Point of the Stag’s perk pool feels like it lacks all the newest perks players are raving about, the weapon isn’t a bad pick for PvP. For this reason, we’re giving this bow a B-tier rating.

Best alternatives:

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Raconteur artRaconteurPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisSeason 20YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
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A

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Season 20
Season 20KineticCraftableTop-tier
Pre Astyanax IV artPre Astyanax IVPrecisionLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Strong

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PvENightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 22EnergyNoTop-tierIncandescent

Best Point of the Stag Rolls for PvE and PvP

Point of the Stag God roll Destiny 2

Point of the Stag God rolls, Destiny 2

Point of the Stag PvE god roll

  • Bowstring: Elastic String
  • Arrow: Fiberglass Arrow Shaft (also good: Straight Fletching)
  • Perk 1: Archer’s Tempo
  • Perk 2: Swashbuckler (also good: Precision Instrument)
  • Masterwork: Draw Time (also good: Accuracy)

While Point of the Stag is a PvP-focused weapon, there are ways to make it usable in PvE as well.

We’ll begin by building into low draw time by seeking out Elastic String, Fiberglass Arrow Shaft, and a draw time Masterwork. As for main perks, Archer’s Tempo is the easy pick in column one, and Swashbuckler is simple yet effective in column two. Precision Instrument also isn’t a bad option for the final column if you’re playing a high-difficulty activity where achieving five kills in a short timeframe is challenging.

The lack of subclass-synergistic perks like Voltshot is the main reason why Point of the Stag falls flat in PvE. Unless bows get a buff, their damage simply isn’t good enough to warrant using one.

Point of the Stag PvP god roll

  • Bowstring: Polymer String
  • Arrow: Fiberglass Arrow Shaft (also good: Straight Fletching)
  • Perk 1: Archer’s Tempo (also good: Shot Swap)
  • Perk 2: Swashbuckler
  • Masterwork: Accuracy (also good: Draw Time)

Even despite its somewhat generic perk pool, Point of the Stag excels more in the Crucible than it does in PvE.

For stats, we’re looking for accuracy and draw time. We’ll use Polymer String, Fiberglass Arrow Shaft, and an accuracy or draw time Masterwork to try and balance them out.

Archer’s Tempo is your best bet for the first column of main perks unless you want a quick swap time between weapons. In that case, you’ll want either Shot Swap or Slickdraw. For column two, Swashbuckler is our pick. While it can be hard to gain five stacks (the easiest way being to get a ranged melee ability kill), doing so will allow you to one-shot Guardians of any Resilience stat.

Even though Point of the Stag has trouble competing with weapons in the meta like hand cannons and SMGs, its raw power allows it to be a viable option in The Crucible.

Point of the Stag: Is it worth farming?

Unless you’re a bow connoisseur, Point of the Stag isn’t worth going out of your way for. Other recent additions to this weapon type like Pre Astyanax IV have shaken things up; however, for the time being, specific bows simply aren’t worth seeking out for the average player until they get a considerable buff.

Interested in more top-tier weapons for PvP? You should definitely check out the Necrochasm Exotic auto.

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Andrew Sideris
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