[Top 5] Destiny 2 Best Kinetic Pulse Rifles and How To Get Them

Destiny 2 Best Kinetic Pulse Rifles

Pulse rifles in Destiny 2 are the in-between of an auto rifle’s speed and a scout rifle’s range and precision. This marriage of traits makes pulse rifles a good choice for kinetic weapons, which are guns suited for depleting enemies’ health once their shields are down.

These versatile weapons come in many forms, here’s our top 5 that you should check out.

How the List Works:

Many of these weapons have randomized perks, since naming every possible perk for each weapon would be a pain to read, we’ll list it’s curated perks and it’s stats when it has the curated roll. Don’t worry though we’ll provide a link to the full weapon breakdown in the Weapon Details section for each weapon.

Our Top 5 Kinetic Pulse Rifles

  • Chattering Bone
  • Sacred Provenance
  • Vigilance Wing
  • Outbreak Perfected
  • Bad JuJu

1. Chattering Bone (PvE, PvP)

“We have so much to discuss, o seeker mine.”

Check out this pulse rifle, o reader mine. The Chattering Bone is lightweight and hits quickly. It’s got great recoil control and if you’re lucky enough to get the curated roll for this gun, you’ll have a damage buff for a majority of the time. This is because the curated rolls for this weapon include Kill Clip, where you get increased damage if you reload after a kill, and High impact Reserves, where the last rounds in a magazine do more damage. 

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 27

Range: 58

Stability: 61

Handling: 78

Reload Speed: 76

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 33


Lightweight Frame: Move faster with this weapon.

Kill Clip: Reloading after a kill grants increased damage.

High-Impact Reserves: Rounds at the end of the magazine deal more damage.

What makes Chattering Bone good?

  • Good recoil control
  • Good reload speed
  • Great handling

Weapon Details:


How to get Chattering Bone:

Grab some friends because to get this rifle you’ll need to go through the Last Wish Raid and get it through the Wishing Wall or in a raid chest. There is, however, a possible way to do it solo:

Chattering Bone in Action:


2. Sacred Provenance (PvP, PvE)

"These gifts were not made for us, but we were meant to have them." —Rekkana, Warlock of the Kentarch 3

Here’s an aggressive frame pulse rifle that fires a 4 round burst. Sacred Provenance is smooth and has a nice range. It’s an overall reliable, no-frills weapon with a decent curated perk roll.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 35

Range: 81

Stability: 61

Handling: 41

Reload Speed: 42

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 49


Aggressive Burst: Hard-hitting 4 burst fire

Rangefinder: Aiming this weapon increases its effective range and zoom magnification. Increased projectile velocity while aiming Rocket Launchers and Grenade Launchers.

Headseeker: Body shots landed with this weapon increase precision damage for a short time.

What makes Sacred Provenance good?:

  • Good range
  • Fast burst fire

Weapon Details:


How to get Sacred Provenance:

To get your hands on Sacred Provenance you’ll have to play the Garden of Salvation raid. It can either drop from bosses or can be found in raid chests.

Sacred Provenance in Action:


3. Vigilance Wing (PvP)

"The eye remains open. The Lighthouse remains lit." —Brother Vance 

Vigilance Wing has a staggering 5-round burst and packs quite a punch. If you’re accurate enough to get headshots most of the time, you can take out an enemy with 2 bursts of this exotic rifle. This gun shines in gamemodes like Trials of Osiris thanks to its perks that boost your stats and gives you a fighting chance when you lose teammates. It also increases weapon performance if you’re the last player on the fireteam.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Impact: 33

Range: 69

Stability: 73

Handling: 49

Reload Speed: 46

Rounds/Min: 530

Magazine: 3

Exotic Perks:

Harsh Truths: This weapon fires a 5-round burst. When a nearby ally is killed, gain health regeneration, and increased movement speed.

Last Stand: Improved weapon performance and greatly increased recovery when its wielder is the last living member of a fireteam.

What makes Vigilance Wing good?

  • High impact
  • Perks can save you when you’re at a disadvantage
  • 5-round burst with good impact
  • Good Stability

Weapon Details:


How to get Vigilance Wing:

You can acquire this gun as a random exotic engram drop or purchase it from Xur if he has it in stock for 29 Legendary Shards.

Vigilance Wing in Action:


4. Outbreak Perfected (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

“-directive = KILL while enemies = PRESENT: executive(directive)-”

If you've played the Rise of Iron expansion in the first Destiny, you’ll remember Outbreak Prime, here’s it’s big brother. On precision kills and consistent hits upon an enemy, SIVA nanites will spawn, swarm, and attack your target. To make things worse for them, Outbreak Perfected will do more damage based on how many nanites are swarming an enemy. This is great when you need a little more punch when chipping away at a major enemy’s health. In essence, it’s practically wasps in a gun.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Impact: 27

Range: 68

Stability: 46

Handling: 42

Reload Speed: 51

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 35

Exotic Perks:

The Corruption Spreads: This weapon creates SIVA nanite swarms on rapid hits and precision kills.

Parasitism: This weapon does more damage to enemies based on the number of SIVA nanites that attach to them.

What makes Outbreak Perfected good?

  • Good Stability
  • Nanites track down a target; if they die, they will find attack another target
  • Exotic Catalyst for this rifle stacks nanites and damage
  • Good for PvE and PvP

Weapon Details:


How to get Outbreak Perfected:

Outbreak Perfected in Action:


 5. Blast Furnace (PvP, PvE, Gambit)

“Forged in the hottest fires.”

Blast Furnace is an aggressive pulse rifle that fires 4 rounds per burst rather than the standard 3. It has a great range and maintains its precision when you’re shooting over long distances. It slaps in the crucible and does respectable work in PvE.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 35

Range: 89

Stability: 72

Handling: 41

Reload Speed: 51

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 43


Aggressive Frame: Hard-hitting four-burst fire.

Outlaw: Precision kills greatly decrease reload time

Headseeker: Body shots landed with this weapon precision damage for a short time.

What makes Blast Furnace good?:

  • Good range
  • Good Stability
  • Versatile

Weapon details:


How to get Blast Furnace:

Blast Furnace in Action:

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