Wendigo GL3: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 14, 2023

Initially released as a Pinnacle weapon from the Vanguard, the Wendigo GL3 was sunsetted back in 2020. But this Void Adaptive Grenade launcher returned to us this season as the Nightfall weapon this week.

In this guide, we tell you where to find the weapon, how to farm it, and what are the best rolls for PvE and PvP.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?
Wendigo GL3 art
Wendigo GL3AdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcOngoing...-Nightfall: The Ordeals
Season 19HeavyNo

How to get Wendigo GL3 in Season 20

A returning weapon from the Destiny Content Vault, Wendigo GL3 used to be the best DPS Power weapon in the entire game. And while it’s not as strong as it once was, the Wendigo GL3 is still an exceptional grenade launcher.

Nightfall Weapon rotation this Season

There are several Nightfall-exclusive weapons in total, but as of Season of Defiance (S20), only six are currently on rotation, with only one dropping each week. This means you can only farm the Wendigo GL3 once every six weeks!

2023 Nightfall weapon rotation

WeekArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoWeek #
28 February 2023Hung Jury SR4 artHung Jury SR4Scout RifleKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryWeek 1
7 March 2023Mindbender's Ambition artMindbender's AmbitionShotgunSolar SolarSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 2
14 March 2023Wendigo GL3 art Wendigo GL3Grenade LauncherArc ArcHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyWeek 3
21 March 2023The Militia's BirthrightThe Militia's BirthrightGrenade LauncherKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialWeek 4
28 March 2023Week 5
4 April 2023Week 6
11 April 2023Week 7
18 April 2023Week 8
25 April 2023Week 9
2 May 2023Week 10
9 May 2023Week 11
16 May 2023Week 12

💠 This guide highlights the Nightfall weapons this season, as well as the schedule for the coming weeks.

How good is the Wendigo GL3 today

Heavy ammo grenade launchers are simply in a bad place right now, and no matter how good the Wendigo GL3 is, it cannot excel in the current meta. The Lightfall expansion will definitely bring some nerfs and buffs that will change the meta but don’t expect the Wendigo to suddenly become a top-tier option… It will be much more useful than it currently is, but Rocket launchers will still be superior, at least for PvE.

Because of all of this, we consider the Wendigo GL3 a B Tier weapon.

  • B Tier – Average

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?
Typhon GL5 artTyphon GL5AdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis


-World loot pool
Season 16HeavyNo
Memory Interdict artMemory InterdictAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void


PvPWorld loot pool
Season 14HeavyNo

Best Wendigo GL3 Rolls for PvE and PvP

Once you’ve identified the right week to farm, you’ll want to run as many Nightfalls (and at the higher difficulty possible) as possible to increase your chances of finding a god roll. Among the several strong possible rolls out there, these are our favorites, the combinations we consider god rolls.

In terms of perks, you want Volatile Launch or Quick Launch, Spike Grenades, Auto-Loading Holster, and Explosive Light. You can go for Cascade Point in the second perk slot; however, it’s a tad too niche. In most situations, Explosive Light will be the superior choice. Clown Cartridge in slot 1 isn’t too terrible, either.

  • Barrel: Volatile Launch or Quick Launch
  • Magazine: Spike Grenades
  • Perk 1: Auto-Loading Holster
  • Perk 2: Explosive Light

Wendigo GL3 Adept farm: Worth it?

If you’re courageous enough to tackle Nightfalls on Grandmaster difficulty once they become available later this season, you could earn an Adept version of the Wendigo GL3. On top of serving as bragging rights, Adept variants of weapons have more perks per column, give even more stats when Masterworked, and can accept unique Adept mods.

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, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 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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