Destiny 2 Word of Crota: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Sep 11, 2023

Hand Cannons received an absurd buff with Season of the Witch, resulting in many Guardians seeking powerful ones to add to their arsenal. Naturally, the one from Crota’s End, Word of Crota, has seen a swift rise to fame.

How do you obtain Word of Crota? What are its best rolls? And is it even worth farming for? Today, we cover all that and more. Read on.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Word of Crota artWord of CrotaPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void


PvE + PvPCrota's End RaidCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 22EnergyCraftableTop-tierSword Logic

How to get Word of Crota this Season

Given the weapon’s name alone, where Word of Crota comes from should be clear: the Crota’s End raid. This hand cannon specifically comes from the final encounter of the raid, where you face Crota himself.

Once you’ve unlocked Word of Crota in Collections, you can directly purchase it from the raid vendor for 20 Spoils of Conquest (making it relatively easy to farm for). You can find the entire loot table for Crota’s End here.

Crota's End Raid weapons featured

Crota’s End Raid weapons, Destiny 2

You can find all of our D2 God Rolls here.

How good is Word of Crota

With a relatively diverse perk pool full of top-tier picks, Word of Crota is a promising addition to the game.

For those looking for a new weapon for their Void builds, Repulsor Brace and Destabilizing Rounds are clear winners. If you instead want a more simplistic combination, Demolitionist, Enlightened Action, Sword Logic, Rampage, and Precision Action are all outstanding.

The main disappointment most players face when looking at Word of Crota is its frame. Precision frame hand cannons, while slightly underrated in PvE, just don’t meet the mark compared to their slower rate of fire counterparts. Especially in The Crucible, running a 180 RPM hand cannon places you at an immediate disadvantage.

Regardless, Word of Crota is an enticing pick for PvE, especially considering recent buffs and builds.

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Exalted Truth artExalted TruthAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidLightfallYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void


-Trials of OsirisError icon V2Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 19EnergyNoTop-tierRepulsor Brace
Targeted Redaction art Destiny 2Targeted RedactionAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidSeason 21YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void


Seasonal activityCheckmark icon V3Season of the Deep Icon
Season 21
Season 21EnergyCraftableTop-tier
Word of Crota God rolls Destiny 2

Word of Crota God rolls, Destiny 2

Best Word of Crota Rolls for PvE and PvP

Word of Crota PvE god roll

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Flared Magwell (also good: Tactical Mag)
  • Perk 1: Repulsor Brace (also good: Enlightened Action)
  • Perk 2: Sword Logic (also good: Destabilizing Rounds)
  • Masterwork: Range or Reload Speed

Word of Crota is definitely a more PvE-centric weapon, and this is especially apparent when viewing its perk pool.

In regards to the barrel, magazine, and masterwork, look for extra range and reload speed. For main perks, as we mentioned before, there are a couple of pathways you can take here. Repulsor Brace and Destabilizing Rounds are best for Void synergy, while Enlightened Action and Sword Logic are great for more neutral gameplay.

Assuming you can get past its intrinsically weak precision frame, Word of Crota can excel a fair amount in most PvE activities.

Word of Crota PvP god roll

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling (also good: Full Bore)
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Perk 1: Killing Wind (also good: Rangefinder)
  • Perk 2: Sword Logic (also good: Rampage)
  • Masterwork: Range

Recommending Word of Crota for The Crucible is harder, especially because of its vast competition in adaptive frame hand cannons.

If you do plan on giving this weapon a shot in PvP, begin by searching for a range-boosting barrel, magazine, and masterwork. For column one, the main perks, you want Killing Wind or Rangefinder—whatever you prefer. As for perk two, Sword Logic and Rampage are extremely similar to one another and are your best bets.

Overall, 180RPM hand cannons aren’t viable in The Crucible, regardless of perks and stats. While Word of Crota may be one of the better choices in the precision frame archetype, a significant buff is required for it to see any mainstream use.

Word of Crota: Is it worth farming?

If you plan on creating a Void build that revolves around a synergistic legendary weapon, Word of Crota is for you. However, if you’re more of a PvP player (or have no plans to build into its potential), farming this hand cannon isn’t going to be worth your time.

Interested in more top-tier Crota’s End weapons? You should definitely check out the Song of Ir Yût machine gun.

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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  1. anaon

    Rangfinder has been nerfed and PvP wouldn’t desire Rangefinder anylonger.

  2. H

    Sword logic is the most over rated perk in destiny history.

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