Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Loot Table: Weapons & Armor

by | Oct 3, 2023

With a World’s First Clear in 2.5 hours, Root of Nightmares is arguably one of the most accessible raids ever released in Destiny 2. But despite being “too easy” for some, Root of Nightmares continues to impress thanks to its outstanding visuals, environments, and music.

This guide covers the entire Root of Nightmares loot table, including the armor sets, Legendary weapons, and exclusive Exotic Shotgun.

Root of Nightmares raid Loot Pool

This is the complete Root of Nightmares loot table, including weapons and armor:

Root of Nightmares Loot table
First Encounter
Survive the Onslaught
Second Encounter
Enter the Root
Third Encounter
Zo’aurc
Final Encounter
Nezarec
Briar's Contempt Linear Fusion RifleBriar's Contempt
Linear Fusion Rifle | Solar Solar
Mykel's Reverence SidearmMykel's Reverence
Sidearm | Strand Element art Strand
Mykel's Reverence SidearmMykel's Reverence
Sidearm | Strand Element art Strand
Conditional Finality ShotgunConditional Finality
Shotgun | Stasis Stasis
Koraxis's Distress Grenade LauncherKoraxis's Distress
Grenade Launcher | Strand Element art Strand
Koraxis's Distress Grenade LauncherKoraxis's Distress
Grenade Launcher | Strand Element art Strand
Rufus's Fury Auto RifleRufus's Fury
Auto Rifle | Strand Element art Strand
Root of Nightmares WeaponsAny weapon from previous encounters
Nessa's Oblation ShotgunNessa's Oblation
Shotgun | Void Void
Acasia's Rejection Trace RifleAcasia's Rejection
Trace Rifle | Solar Solar
Acasia's Rejection Trace RifleAcasia's Rejection
Trace Rifle | Solar Solar
Nessa's Oblation ShotgunNessa's Oblation
Shotgun | Void Void
Koraxis's Distress Grenade LauncherKoraxis's Distress
Grenade Launcher | Strand Element art Strand
Robes of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Robes of Detestation
| Chest
Robes of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Robes of Detestation
| Chest
Robes of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Robes of Detestation
| Chest
Mask of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Mask of Detestation
| Helmet
Wraps of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Wraps of Detestation
| Arms
Wraps of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Wraps of Detestation
| Arms
Bond of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Bond of Detestation
| Class Item
Boots of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Boots of Detestation
| Legs
Mask of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Mask of Detestation
| Helmet
Boots of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Boots of Detestation
| Legs
Boots of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Boots of Detestation
| Legs
Bond of Detestation armor art Destiny 2
Bond of Detestation
| Class Item

💠 Recommended Power: 1770

⛔ Requirements: Lightfall Deluxe DLC (or Lightfall Dungeon Key)

Root of Nightmares loot table infographic V3

Root of Nightmares loot table, Destiny 2

This infographic from irrezolut covers the entire loot table of the Root of Nightmares’ raid. If you’re looking for a visual loot table to share on Discord (or print), look no further than this. Feel free to download it and share it with your clanmates and friends.

Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares weapons and rolls

The Root of Nightmares raid features 6 Legendary weapons and an Exotic Shotgun.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Conditional Finality artConditional FinalityShotgunExoticExoticSpecialStasisLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvE + PvPRoot of Nightmares RaidError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20KineticNoTop-tier
Rufus's Fury artRufus's FuryAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStrandLightfallYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element Strand
Best

S

PvE + PvPRoot of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20KineticCraftableTop-tierReconstruction
 artMykel's ReverenceSidearmRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStrandLightfallYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element Strand
Average

B

PvERoot of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20KineticCraftable
Acasia's Dejection artAcasia's DejectionTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvERoot of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Reconstruction
Nessa's Oblation artNessa's OblationShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialVoidLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PvERoot of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20EnergyCraftableTop-tierDestabilizing Rounds,Repulsor Brace,Reconstruction
Briar's Contempt artBriar's ContemptLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavySolarLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Best

S

PvERoot of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent,Reconstruction
Koraxis's Distress artKoraxis's DistressGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyStrandLightfallYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStrand Element Strand
Average

B

-Root of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20HeavyCraftableReconstruction

On top of featuring top-tier stats, RoN weapons also come with an extremely good Origin trait specific to this raid: Harmonic Resonance.

-TraitSourceActivation | EffectsSpecsSource TypeReleased
Hamonic Resonance Origin trait artHarmonic ResonanceRoot of Nightmares RaidEquipping multiple weapons from this set grants this weapon increased reload speed and handling. It also deals increased damage versus Tormentors, Lucent Hive, and Guardians using their Supers.-ActivitySeason 20

Also, Adept versions of these weapons are available weekly to those able to conquer Root of Nightmares’ challenges.

 

Root of Nightmares Raid Exotic

As every other raid in Destiny 2 does, Root of Nightmares features an exclusive Exotic weapon, in this case, the Conditional Finality Exotic shotgun. This Raid Exotic can only drop randomly when clearing the final boss encounter and completing the Raid.

Conditional Finality Shotgun

Conditional Finality Shotgun

The Conditional Finality is a Stasis Exotic Shotgun that features the following Exotic perks:

Paracausal Pellets: Landing nearly all Stasis pellets will freeze targets; landing nearly all Solar pellets will ignite targets.

Split Decision: Dual Barrels split into Stasis and Solar damage.

We cover how to obtain the Conditional Finality in detail here.

 

Koraxis's Distress Grenade Launcher

Koraxis’s Distress Grenade Launcher

The Koraxis’s Distress is a Rapid-fire Frame Strand Grenade Launcher that can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Impulse Amplifier, Field Prep, Danger Zone, Envious Assassin, Reconstruction, Demolitionist, Chain Reaction
  • Perk 2: Surrounded, Frenzy, Harmony, Wellspring, Full Court, Paracausal Affinity, Hatchling

We cover Koraxis’s Distress god rolls in detail here.

 

Nessa's Oblation Shotgun

Nessa’s Oblation Shotgun

The Nessa’s Oblation is a Pinpoint Slug frame Void Shotgun that can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Compulsive Reloader, Envious Assassin, Dragonfly, Repulsor Brace, Reconstruction, Demolitionist, Fourth Time’s the Charm
  • Perk 2: Frenzy, Harmony, Opening Shot, Paracausal Affinity, Hatchling, Destabilizing Rounds, Vorpal Weapon, Focused Fury

We cover Nessa’s Oblation god rolls in detail here.

 

Mykel's Reverence Sidearm

Mykel’s Reverence Sidearm

The Mykel’s Reverence is a Rapid-Fire frame Strand Sidearm that can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Elemental Capacitor, Unrelenting, Perfect Float, Tresh, Rewind Rounds, Pugilist, Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: Offhand Strike, Frenzy, Harmony, Tap the Trigger, Swashbuckler, Paracausal Affinity, Hatchling

We cover Mykel’s Reverence god rolls in detail here.

 

Briar's Contempt Linear Fusion Rifle

Briar’s Contempt Linear Fusion Rifle

The Briar’s Contempt is an Aggressive frame Solar Linear Fusion Rifle that can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Keep Away, Envious Assassin, Slideshot, Incandescent, Rewind Rounds, Demolionist, Reconstruction
  • Perk 2: Surrounded, Frenzy, Harmony, Adagio, High-Impact Reserves, Paracausal Affinity, Focused Fury

We cover Briar’s Contempt god rolls in detail here.

 

Rufus's Fury Auto Rifle

Rufus’s Fury Assault Rifle

The Rufus’s Fury is a Rapid-Fire Frame Strand Assault Rifle that can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Tresh, Perpetual Motion, Reconstruction, Moving Target, Rewind Round, Pugilist, Demolitionist
  • Perk 2: Harmony, Target Lock, Adrenaline Junkie, Frenzy, Tap the Trigger, Paracausal Affinity, Hatchling

We cover Rufus’s Fury god rolls in detail here.

 

Acasia's Rejection Trace Rifle

Acasia’s Rejection Trace Rifle

The Acasia’s Rejection is an Adaptive frame Solar Trace Rifle that can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Field Prep, Hip-fire Grip, Keep Away, Reconstruction, Envious Assassin, Rewind Rounds, Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: High-Impact Reserves, Frenzy, Harmony, Target Lock, Incandescent, Paracausal Affinity, Vorpal Weapon

We cover Acasia’s Dejection god rolls in detail here.

More Destiny 2 loot tables:

Root of Nightmares Raid Armor

The Root of Nightmares offers one armor set for each class.

Root of Nightmares Armor

Root of Nightmares armor sets, Destiny 2

Agony armor set for Titans:

  • Helm of Agony
  • Gauntlets of Agony
  • Plate of Agony
  • Greaves of Agony
  • Mark of Agony

Trepidation armor set for Hunters:

  • Mask of Trepidation
  • Grips of Trepidation
  • Vest of Trepidation
  • Boots of Trepidation
  • Cloak of Trepidation

Detestation armor set for Warlocks:

  • Mask of Detestation
  • Wraps of Detestation
  • Robes of Detestation
  • Boots of Detestation
  • Bond of Detestation

Root of Nightmares Exotic items

Raids in Destiny 2 usually feature two to three exclusive items, including Exotic Sparrows, Ships, and Catalysts. Root of Nightmares doesn’t disappoint and features:

  • An Exotic Sparrow
  • An Exotic Ship

The raid will also offered an exclusive emblem for those who managed to beat it on Contest mode within the first 48 hours of the raid:

Root of Nightmares Day 1 emblem

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 MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) 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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9 Comments
  1. Minato

    The weapons are craftable

    Reply
    • DrGodroll

      Some of the perks are spelled wrong ‘Rewing Rounds’ for example, also ‘Auto Rifle’ is callled ‘Assault Rifle’

      Reply
      • Ric Molina

        Thank you for the heads up regarding the Rewing typo

        They’re called Auto rifles though. Maybe it was assault rifle in Halo? No idea

        Reply
    • Ric Molina

      Good point, post corrected accordingly!

      Reply
  2. nitrousgranola

    The loot table graphic doesn’t have a clickable .jpg version like the other graphics on your website. The text is blurry on the .avif version. Can someone fix this please? 🙂

    Reply
  3. q

    Conditional Finality is not craftable

    Reply
  4. flubian

    Is it possible to get the exotic dropped even if you’ve already done the Raid this week? Because when I play a Raid more than one time a week, I’ll only get Points dropped, no more loot. Can I farm the exotic even if i’ve already played it?

    Reply
    • gauvaine

      you have a chance to get it once a week per character

      Reply
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