Destiny 2 Vengeful Whisper: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Dec 6, 2023

A new dungeon means new loot, and Warlord’s Ruin is not lacking in that department. While the talk of the town might be the new rocket-powered Sidearm, there’s a new Strand Precision Bow that’s sure to become a meta pick in due time: Vengeful Whisper.

With a small but powerful perk pool and stats to match, it might be what we’ve wanted this whole time. So today, let’s run through how to get it, where it sits in the meta, and the PvE and PvP god rolls.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
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-Warlord's Ruin DungeonError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Season 23KineticNo

How to get Vengeful Whisper

This lovely new bow is an exclusive Warlord’s Ruin Dungeon drop, available to those who own the Lightfall Deluxe Edition, or the Warlord’s Ruin Dungeon Key. In theory, it can only drop from the first and second encounters, but if it is your first run of the week, it has a chance to drop as an extra reward at the end.

Furthermore, once you have acquired it, Vengeful Whisper can also drop from the secret chests found between the encounters. There is no crafting for this weapon, nor is there an end chest to focus one. 

Warlord's Ruin Weapons featured Destiny 2

Warlord’s Ruin Weapons, Destiny 2

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How good is Vengeful Whisper

In PvE, Precision Bows have long been the favorite of most players. They have excellent range and damage per shot, making them go-to’s for higher-end content where using your range advantage is key to survival. Vengeful Whisper is no different. While it might lack the extra bonus Kinetic weapons get, the synergy possibilities, mixed with an exclusive perk combo, means Vengeful will have a place among the best.

On the PvP side of things, bows are still a meta pick for anything. Either used by themselves or in a swap combo, bows have long been the (arguably annoying) counter to most long-range threats. But what makes a bow good is the accuracy stat, and Vengeful Whisper has plenty, beating out most others with the right roll. And that same exclusive perk combo for PvE is just as lethal in PvP. More on that later.

Overall, Vengeful Whisper is an S-Tier pick in PvE and A-Tier in PvP.

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Accrued Redemption artAccrued RedemptionPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticShadowkeep PackYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvEGarden of Salvation RaidError icon V2 NoShadowkeep Destiny 2 icon
Shadowkeep Pack
Season 8KineticNoTop-tier
Raconteur artRaconteurPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis


PvESeasonal activityCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 20KineticCraftableTop-tier
Under Your Skin artUnder Your SkinPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void


PvEVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftableTop-tier
Vengeful Whisper God Rolls Destiny 2

Vengeful Whisper God Rolls, Destiny 2

Vengeful Whisper Perks and God Rolls

The Vengeful Whisper can roll with the following perks:

  • Perk 1: Hipfire Grip, Archer’s Tempo, Explosive Head, Keep Away, Enlightened Action, Slice
  • Perk 2: Successful Warmup, Offhand Strike, Hatchling, Collective Action, Precision Instrument, High Ground

Vengeful Whisper PvE god roll

  • Bowstring: Elastic String
  • Arrow: Fiberglass Arrow Shaft
  • Perk 1: Explosive Head or Archer’s Tempo
  • Perk 2: Precision Instrument or Successful Warmup
  • Masterwork: Draw Time

Like most Precision Bows, Vengeful suffers from a rather long draw time to the benefit of higher damage. We can remedy this by using Elastic String, which cuts down the draw time by 72 ms at the expense of accuracy. To offset the accuracy loss, use Fiberglass Arrow Shaft, which will not only negate the loss but will actually add +5 to the stat in the end. If accuracy loss isn’t a big deal for you, go with Compact Arrow Shaft for faster reloads.

The perks are where this weapon gets spicy. While Column 3 has the usual Archer’s Tempo and Hipfire Grip, it also has Explosive Head. Why is this important? Typically, damage-boosting perks are reserved for Column 4, meaning Vengeful can have two damage perks at once! And what better damage perk to pair it with than Precision Instrument, which caps out at a 25% damage buff. Altogether, that’s a 35% damage buff, which is sure to make quick work of any end-game ad or Champion.

Vengeful Whisper PvP god roll

  • Bowstring: Flexible String
  • Arrow: Fiberglass Arrow Shaft
  • Perk 1: Archer’s Tempo or Hip-Fire Grip
  • Perk 2: Successful Warmup and High Ground
  • Masterwork: Draw Time

While Accuracy might be the ideal stat to buff on this bow, the truth is that Precision Bows are more used for swap-shots, also known as blinting. To that end, we want to buff both the draw time and the handling to allow for quick shots and swaps. Use Flexible String for the string, as it decreases draw time and handling while minorly decreasing accuracy. Then, use the Fiberglass Arrow Shaft to offset the accuracy loss from Flexible at the cost of some stability.

For Column 3, Archer’s Tempo or Explosive Head are your best picks. Explosive Head doesn’t increase the damage to a wicked degree, but the flinch from it can help fend off snipers. Keep Away might also be good, but as it buffs range and not accuracy, it is unknown if this will be of benefit as of writing. Column 4 has both Successful Warmup and Precision Instrument, both excellent choices depending upon the situation. While they both aren’t totally in line with the swap method, the reality is that you might not have time to swap, so hitting that 2nd shot quicker is vital in these situations.

Before you go

Interested in more top-tier weapons from Warlord’s Ruin? You should definitely check out the Indebted Kindness sidearm.

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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