Destiny 2 The Summoner: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 14, 2024

The long-awaited refresh has finally arrived: The Summoner is back on the menu, and this time with a perk pool worthy of its legacy. As this Legendary Solar Auto will be the Adept weapon this weekend, there’s no better time to dive into the new rolls and see what can make its lethality turn up to 11.

How to get The Summoner

The Summoner can be earned from completing matches in the Trials of Osiris, while the Adept version can be earned only when it is the featured weapon for the weekend after going flawless. Once you have earned a drop, you can focus for more at Saint-14, with the Adept focusing requiring a seven-win, flawless card. 

If you are looking to farm, the Passage of Wealth will help increase your Trials rep gains for more engrams, and wins after reaching flawless have a chance to drop an Adept version, provided you have not used the card to focus. We cover the Trials weapon this week here.

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How to get The Summoner, Destiny 2

You can find all of our Destiny 2 God Rolls here.

How good is The Summoner

The Summoner could not have returned at a better time. The March 7th update has made auto rifles monsters in PvP, and the season’s focus on Solar and auto rifles in the artifact means it already has a lot going for it without looking at the perks. And when you do look at the perks, it’ll be hard not to jump into Trials.

For PvE, it rolls with both Solar 3.0 perks: Heal Clip and Incandescent. It can also snag Overflow and Subsistence for reduced reloads, as well as a whole host of damage perks. On the PvP side of things, Zen Moment + Tap the Trigger is a perfect consistency build, or you can swap Tap the Trigger out for one of the many aforementioned damage perks. And its stats are some of the best seen on Adaptive Autos.

All in all, we consider The Summoner A-tier pick for PvE and PvP. 

A-tier for PvE A-tier for PvP

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The Summoner Perks and God Rolls

The Summoner Auto rifle can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Overflow, Perpetual Motion, Dynamic Sway Reduction, Subsistence, Zen Moment, Elemental Capacitor, Heal Clip
  • Perk 2: Rampage, Golden Tricorn, Onslaught, Kill Clip, Tap the Trigger, Target Lock, Incandescent
  • Origin Trait: Alacrity, One Quiet Moment, Wild Card
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The Summoner God rolls, Destiny 2

The Summoner PvE god roll

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Extended Mag
  • Perk 1: Heal Clip or Overflow
  • Perk 2: Incandescent or Golden Tricorn
  • Origin Trait: Wild Card
  • Masterwork: Stability

Adaptive Autos, buy and large, have well rounded base stats, but in end game content, range and mag size are paramount to success. While The Summoner has those well covered, it doesn’t hurt to push them further. To that end, Hammer-Forged Rifling and Extended Mag will benefit you the most, pushing the range out to almost 30 meters and giving you a sweet 50 in the mag. You could even swap to Arrowhead Break if you prefer less recoil over range.

For column 3, Heal Clip or Overflow are equally viable choices: Heal Clip now gives 120 HP on activation and Overflow can bump your mag size up to 100 with Extended Mag. In column 4, there are so many good choices that it’s hard to pick, but Incandescent or Golden Tricorn both provide the best in slot benefits, one for the Solar synergy, the other for a huge 50% damage bonus.

The Summoner PvP god roll

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Ricochet Rounds
  • Perk 1: Zen Moment or Dynamic Sway Reduction
  • Perk 2: Kill Clip or Onslaught
  • Origin Trait: Alacrity
  • Masterwork: Range

While Precision Frame autos are the hot stuff right now, The Summoner is able to contest with the best thanks to exceptional stats that we are going to bump up as far as we can take them. Hammer-Forged Rifling and Ricochet Rounds, along with a Range Masterwork, will bump the damage range to 30 meters! You could also opt for Arrowhead Break over Hammer-Forged and pair it with Counterbalance Stock for a 100 recoil direction.

Perk 1 is going to be either Zen Moment or Dynamic Sway Reduction solely based on preference. In my personal experience, Zen Moment makes this thing more of a laser beam than it already is, but DSR could be good if you want to bump up stability. Perk 2 has a lot of solid PvP options, so while Kill Clip or Onslaught are the best general ones, all the others have a place in someone’s playstyle.

Before you go

Interested in more top-tier weapons from Trials of Osiris? You should definitely check out these Cataphract GL3 God Rolls.

About The Author

Wyatt Lamb
Wyatt Lamb
If you asked any of my friends what I like to do with Destiny 2, they’d probably say “break it”. Build the biggest DPS, clear ads the fastest, zip zoom across the room; that’s my game. And with, I hope to show you all how to top the charts and make your friends go “wow”. You can find Wyatt on Twitter.
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