Destiny 2 Rufus’s Fury: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 19, 2023

Raids always come with some of the best and most unique weapons the game offers, and Root of Nightmares is no exception. For many of Root’s weapons, their uniqueness comes from Lightfall’s new element: Strand.

Rufus’s Fury, a 720 RPM Auto Rifle, is an excellent example of this and is perhaps the best weapon to come from the raid. All this said, how do you get it? Is it good? What are its top rolls? We’ll cover all that and more below.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Rufus's Fury artRufus's FuryRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStrandLightfallYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element Strand


PvE + PvPRoot of Nightmares RaidCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 20KineticCraftableTop-tierReconstruction

How to get Rufus’s Fury in Season 20

As mentioned previously, Rufus’s Fury comes from the Root of Nightmares raid. More specifically, this weapon can drop from the third (Zo’aurc) and final (Nezarec) encounters. You can check the full loot table including all Root of Nightmares raid drops here.

Once you obtain Rufus’s Fury from one of those encounters, two more acquisition methods will unlock: hidden chests located throughout the raid will have a chance of dropping the auto rifle, and you’ll be able to purchase additional copies with Spoils of Conquest at the final vendor.

Like other recent raid weapons, Rufus’s Fury is also craftable. You can get a guaranteed extra Deepsight drop every week. This guide by Skarrow9 explains how.

Root of Nightmares Weapons

Root of Nightmares weapons, Destiny 2

How good is the Rufus’s Fury in today’s Meta?

Like most Strand weapons, Rufus’s Fury’s main potency comes from its synergies with Strand subclasses. And with the ability to roll with some outstanding perk combinations, this auto rifle is the best Strand primary weapon we’ve seen thus far.

Most of Rufus’s Fury’s competition lies in Perpetualis, a Strand auto rifle from Season of Defiance. However, compared to Perpetualis, Rufus’s has better rolls and is part of what most consider a superior frame (720 RPM).

Because of all this, Rufus’s Fury easily makes its way into the S-Tier category of weapons. It has extraordinary rolls for every part of the game, with some significant Strand synergies as a bonus.

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Quicksilver Storm artQuicksilver StormExoticExoticPrimaryStrandLightfallYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element Strand


PvEExotic KioskError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 18KineticNoTop-tier
Chroma Rush artChroma RushRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvE + PvPWorld loot poolError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 14KineticNoTop-tier
Perpetualis artPerpetualisAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStrandSeason 20YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStrand Element Strand


PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 20
Season 20KineticCraftable

Best Rufus’s Fury Rolls for PvE and PvP

We’ve covered how to obtain Rufus’s Fury and its potential, but what are the rolls you should look out for? Let’s take a look at this weapon’s best rolls for both PvE and PvP.

Rufus's Fury god roll

Rufus’s Fury PvP god roll

While this is more of a PvE pick, Rufus’s Fury can also hold its own in PvP. To start, you’ll want to focus on high stability and range; Polygonal Rifling, Hammer-Forged Rifling, and Ricochet Rounds are great for this. Perpetual Motion is best for Perk One, while Target Lock is great for your second.

  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling or Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Ricochet Rounds
  • Perk 1: Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: Target Lock

Rufus’s Fury PvE god roll

This auto rifle is a powerhouse in PvE. For main stats, you’ll want the same ones we mentioned above—stability and range. Therefore, the first two columns of traits won’t change. As for the perks, you can go a couple of different ways here. Reconstruction and Target Lock won’t do you wrong if you want a pure workhorse weapon. But if you’re looking for excellent Strand synergy, Demolitionist and Hatchling is easily the best choice.

  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling or Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Ricochet Rounds (also good: Flared Magwell)
  • Perk 1: Demolitionist (also good: Reconstruction)
  • Perk 2: Hatchling (also good: Target Lock)

Before you go…

Lightfall and Season 20 delivered several top-tier new weapons you do not want to miss out on. Check out our Season 20 new weapons for more excellent weapons. You can also check out Acasia’s Dejection god roll guide for more RoN loot.

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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