[Top 12] Destiny 2 Best Arc Weapons That Wreck Hard!

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Best Arc Weapons in Destiny 2

[Top 12] Destiny 2 Best Arc Weapons That Wreck Hard!

With the launch of Arc 3.0, you must be excited about the upcoming meta of arc weapons. Arc is about mobility and speed, which synchronizes perfectly with ad clearing.

The amplified buff appears to be the secret to Arc 3.0 in Destiny 2. Remember that Guardians can get amplified after rapidly eliminating opponents with arc damage, including weapons. You can use the Fragment Spark of Beacons, which causes blinding explosions on kills with Arc special weapons, while you’re amplified.

This guide will cover the top arc weapons in Destiny 2, explain what makes them best in the game, and give you complete detail of their perks and god rolls.


12. The Swarm (Best for PvP and PvE)

The Swarm, like The Palindrome and Shadow Price, was originally a Destiny 1 gun. Nightfall rewards can be a mixed bag, but luckily they’ve been worth grinding for over the last few seasons. In the case of The Swarm, that’s due to the ability to roll One For All, which increases damage whenever you hit three separate enemies.

For high-level content, the Swarm is the ideal machine gun. It checks all the boxes:

  • It has good perks.
  • It is a High-Impact Frame.
  • It has good base stats.
  • It even has an Adept variant, which was previously available (and may be available again in the future) in Grandmaster Nightfalls.

The Swarm Full Details

PvE God roll:

  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling (Stability +10) 
  • Magazine: Appended Mag
  • Perk 1: Surplus 
  • Perk 2: Vorpal or One for All

PvP God roll:

  • Barrel: Corkscrew Rifling 
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds 
  • Perk 1: Killing Wind 
  • Perk 2: Tap the Trigger

How to get it:

The Swarm is a nightfall-only weapon you can only obtain by completing the nightfalls. Complete the nightfall on Grandmaster’s difficulty to acquire the adept version of the gun. Unfortunately, the gun has been removed from the nightfall rewards in Season 17, and we hope it will be added to the Monument to Lost Lights (Kiosk) or made available through Xur.


11. The Hothead (Best for PvE)

Rocket Launchers have taken over the meta since Gjallarhorn’s reappearance.

Legendary Rockets, including The Hothead, are now the peak of burst DPS for endgame PvE content. It was released in Season 15 and is the game’s third most popular rocket launcher.

Hothead’s true power comes from its perks, not base stats. Demolitionist and Clown Cartridge can roll on this gun simultaneously, allowing you to accomplish some ridiculous damage numbers. It lacks built-in tracking but can be equipped with a tracking module trait, which is not widely used.

The Hothead Full Details

PvE God roll: 

  • Barrel: Hard Launch
  • Magazine: Impact Casing
  • Perk 1: Field Prep 
  • Perk 2: Clown Cartridge

How to get it:

You can get The Hothead Rocket Launcher only if you complete a Nightfall mission but only if it is the reward for the week. Furthermore, players who beat a GM Nightfall in Destiny 2 can get The Hothead (Adept), which allows the Rocket Launcher to take advantage of Adept weapon mods.


10. Half-Truths (Best for PvE and PvP)

Half-Truths is the most widely used adaptive frame sword in Destiny 2. This gun was launched with the 30th-anniversary pack, and almost 92% of players own it. It was the first sword rolled with the Eager’s edge perk, making it a must-have weapon in PvP.

You can combine perks like eagers edge, relentless strike, duelist trance, or even tireless blade to create a genuinely top-tier sword. It is a must-have weapon before Season 18 is released.

Half-Truths Full Details

PvE God roll: 

  • Blade: Jagged Edge
  • Guard: Swordmaster's Guard
  • Perk 1: Whirlwind
  • Perk 2: Harmony

PvP God roll:

  • Blade: Jagged Edge
  • Guard: Balanced Guard
  • Perk 1: Tireless Blade
  • Perk 2: Eager Edge

How to get it:

To obtain Half-Truths, you must visit Xur's Treasure Hoard and open the chest in front of him. The location of Xur's Treasure Hoard is Eternity. To unlock the chest, you'll need a treasure key. You can get these keys by completing the dares of eternity event.


9. Divinity (Best for PvE)

Divinity trace rifle is still one of the game's most powerful and distinctive weapons. After holding its beam over ads for a few seconds, the Exotic perk locks them in an arc bubble, stunning Overload champions and weakening other enemies.

Divinity is helpful for boss fights and other team-based activities because shooting this cage deals additional damage, especially when compared to a headshot. Divinity is versatile, powerful, and a must-have for any PvE activities involving bosses, particularly Raids.

Exotic Perk: "Sustained damage with this weapon envelops the target in a field that weakens and stuns them. Strong against [Disruption] Overload Champions."

Divinity Full Details

How to get it:

Unlocking Divinity, the Exotic Trace Rifle, in Destiny 2 will take some time. The first step is to obtain the Divine Fragmentation quest item, but players must then defeat the Garden of Salvation raid. It's worth noting that in order to obtain Divinity, you must complete the laser puzzles and beat the raid's final boss inside the same raid run.


8. IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 (Best for PvP and PvE)

Ikelos smg is a powerful, aggressive frame submachine gun. Less than 90% of Destiny players have this renowned submachine gun in their possession, making it the third most popular 750 rpm submachine gun in the game.

For this weapon threat Detector is a good perk for increasing reload, stability, and handling when there are ads around. This perk works best in PvE, with numerous ads nearby to optimize the effects of this perk. The Ikelos smg can also roll with Dynamic Sway Reduction, increasing accuracy and stability when holding the trigger.

It is a must to have a weapon in season 18 because it can roll with some of the best PvP and PvE rolls.

IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Full Details

PvE God roll: 

  • Barrel: Corkscrew Rifling or Polygonal Rifling
  • Magazine: Extended Mag
  • Perk 1: Subsistence
  • Perk 2: Demolitionist or Surrounded

PvP God roll:

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Perk 1: Dynamic Sway Reduction
  • Perk 2: Tap the Trigger

How to get it:

Ikelos smg drops used to be tied to the contact public events, but now it is a world drop. To get one of these you need to give materials to one of the vendors in the tower or pick up a legendary engram and be lucky enough to have one drop.


7. Plug One.1 (Best for PvP and PvE)

Plug one is one of the deadliest arc fusion rifles in the game, but it is now unavailable to farm and will hopefully return in future seasons. If you can complete the nightfalls on grandmaster difficulty, you can farm an adept variant of this weapon.

It is one of the few fusion rifles that may roll with a Reservoir Burst, which means that if your battery is full, the next burst will inflict more damage, causing enemies to explode on death. It generates massive arc explosions, making it the finest ad clear fusion rifle.

Regarding the roll to farm, anything with reservoir burst, preferably feeding frenzy, will be a good pick because it synchronizes best with the other perks.

Plug One.1 Full Details

PvE God roll: 

  • Barrel: Arrowhead Brake or Corkscrew Rifling
  • Battery: Projection Fuse
  • Perk 1: Feeding Frenzy
  • Perk 2: Reservoir Burst

PvP God roll:

  • Barrel: Corkscrew Rifling
  • Battery: Projection Fuse or Accelerated Coils
  • Perk 1: Heating Up
  • Perk 2: Kickstart

How to get it:

Just like Hothead, You can get Plug One.1 only if you complete a Nightfall mission but only if it is the reward for the week. Furthermore, players who beat a GM Nightfall in Destiny 2 can get Plug One.1 Adept, which allows the weapon to take advantage of Adept weapon mods.


6. Trespasser (Best for PvP and PvE)

Trespasser is a re-release of the original Destiny’s Sidearm. After a kill, this three-round burst Sidearm gets supercharged, doubling the shots in its next volley. When you kill an ad with the salvo, the weapon will automatically reload, allowing you to fire six-round bursts quickly.

Like Trinity Ghoul and Riskrunner, Trespasser is fantastic for clearing out fodder ads in PvE. A single burst kills red bars in all PvE content, and supercharged bullets substantially damage majors. Unlike other Arc Exotics, this weapon may easily benefit from damage buffs. Surprise Attack, a Charged with Light mod, increases Trespasser’s damage by 40%.

Exotic Perk: "Unrepentant--Reloading this weapon after a kill causes the next burst to be a longer, more powerful superburst."

Trespasser Full Details

How to Get It:

You can buy Trespasser from the Monument to Lost Lights (Kiosk) on the tower by spending specific materials. Here’s what you need:

  • One Exotic Cipher
  • 100,000 Glimmer
  • 200 Legendary Shards
  • One Ascendant Shard


5. Riskrunner (Best for PvP and PvE)

Riskrunner is an original exotic that debuted with the game in 2017. This exotic is in the inventory of 99% of the players. Riskrunner is an utter beast in PvP and PvE. Guardians constantly receive damage in Destiny 2, but Riskrunner transforms you into a much more powerful entity when that damage is Arc.

For those who haven’t used Riskrunner recently, this SMG fires lightning rounds that chain to nearby targets while Arc Conductor is active. It would be best to dust this weapon before Season 18’s release.

Exotic Perk: " When taking Arc Damage, this weapon becomes more powerful and resists incoming Arc Damage. Kills extend the time in this overcharged state. "

Riskrunner Full Details

How to Get It:

You must complete the exotic quest "Pain and Gain" to obtain riskrunner and its catalyst. Before taking on Pain and Gain, you must complete the first story mission for the Shadowkeep expansion. It is simple: Go to the Moon, and the mission will automatically begin. After finishing it, you can return to the Tower. You'll find the Pain and Gain mission waiting for you from Banshee-44, the gunsmith.


4. Forbearance (Best for PvP and PvE)

Forbearance is the game’s top Special grenade launcher. It is an arc Wave Frame GL that can roll with Chain Reaction. Chain Reaction and Ambitious Assassin perks may be combined to unleash two powerful shots quickly, giving you an unheard-of add-clear for a Legendary weapon.

It is a grenade launcher from the vow of the disciple raid. Because of the wave frame archetype, it is easy to use and can eliminate a large group of enemies in no time. This grenade launcher is now owned by more than 45% of gamers.

Forbearance Full Details

PvE God roll: 

  • Barrel: Volatile Launch
  • Magazine: High-Velocity Rounds
  • Perk 1: Ambitious Assassin or Genesis
  • Perk 2: Chain Reaction

PvP God roll:

  • Barrel: Countermass
  • Magazine: High-Velocity Rounds
  • Perk 1: Surplus
  • Perk 2: Rampage

How to Get It:

The Forbearance can only drop from the second or final encounters of Vow of The Disciples’ (VoD) raid. This weapon cannot be farmed. However, players can purchase rolls of this weapon from VoD’s final chest after beating the boss.


3. Horror's Least (Best for PvP and PvE)

Rapid-Fire Pulse Rifles are now very popular in PvP and PvE. They fire quickly, blasting your opponents to the sky, and are simple. The best parts of Rapid-Fire Pulses are combined in Horror’s Least. If you like Pulses, you should keep an eye out for this rifle.

The most significant perk of Horror’s Least is Kill Clip, which significantly reduces this weapon’s TTK in the Crucible. Kill Clip allows this weapon to quickly clear fodder ads in PvE. When combined with Steady Hands, your gun will have maximum handling when firing high-damage shots. Horror’s Least will make excellent use of any unique weapon perks introduced in Arc 3.0.

Horror’s Least Full Details

PvE God roll: 

  • Barrel: Arrowhead Brake
  • Magazine: Tactical Mag or Appended Mag
  • Perk 1: Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: Vorpal Weapon or Frenzy

PvP God roll:

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling 
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds 
  • Perk 1: Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: Kill Clip

How to Get It:

Horror’s Least is also a nightfall weapon and its drop is tied to nightfall completion. Higher difficulty nightfalls have more chance of dropping the weapon and the adept variant can only be obtained by completing the nightfall on grandmaster difficulty.


2. Trinity Ghoul (Best for PvE)

Look no further than Trinity Ghoul if you need to clear a room full of opponents with a single arrow. If you ADS, this Exotic Bow shoots three arrows instead of one, all of which have a tight spread. More significantly, Trinity Ghoul (or any Arc kill if you have the catalyst) will supercharge your next arrow with Arc lightning.

Trinity Ghoul was a mediocre Exotic that was widely overlooked when released years ago. But everything changed when it eventually got a catalyst. The catalyst enhanced the weapon’s chain-lighting powers, transforming it into one of the greatest arc weapons in Destiny.

Exotic Perk: "Fires an arrow that splits when released. Aiming down sights and fully drawing the bow both decrease the spread. Precision kills grant the next shot chain-lightning capabilities."

Trinity Ghoul Full Details

How to get it: 

You can find Trinity Ghoul using rare world findings or exotic engrams. you can also purchase the Trinity Ghoul from Xûr. Every Friday, Xûr shows up and sells various weapons.


1. Stormchaser (Best for PvE)

Destiny 2’s Stormchaser is the most widely used linear fusion rifle. It comes from the duality dungeon, where almost 52% of players have completed it. It is an aggressive frame archetype that fires three bursts at once, making it entirely apart from other linear fusion archetypes.

Regarding what roll to look for, the firing line and clown cartridge is the outstanding option, with only 11% of the Destiny player base owning this mighty god roll. It is a must-have weapon for endgame PvE activities, and you should get it before Season 18 begins.

Stormchaser Full Details

PvE God roll: 

  • Barrel: Arrowhead Brake (Recoil Direction +20, Handling +10)
  • Battery: Enhanced Battery (Magazine +1)
  • Perk 1: Auto-Loading Holster (The holstered weapon is automatically reloaded after a short period of time)
  • Perk 2: Firing Line (This weapon deals increased precision damage when near two or more allies)

How to get it: 

You can find Stormchaser only on completing the second and final encounter of the duality dungeon. Once the weapon is added to your loot pool, there is a chance of dropping it from the secret chests. If the weapon is rewarded after defeating the Nightmare of Gahlran, you will be provided up to four chances to acquire Stormchaser.

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