[Top 15] Destiny 2 Best Kinetic Weapons and How To Get Them

Destiny 2 Best Kinetic Weapons


Kinetic weapons are your forefront weapon in Destiny 2. While your energy weapons are for taking out enemies’ shields, the gun in your kinetic slot will do the most damage to their base health. To help you find your perfect gun, we’ve curated a list of our top 15 kinetic weapons and how to get them.

Our Top 15 Kinetic Weapons:

  • Heritage
  • Hawkmoon
  • Astral Horizon
  • Chattering Bone
  • SUROS Regime
  • Monte Carlo
  • Outbreak Perfected
  • The Supremacy
  • Dire Promise
  • Blasphemer
  • Gnawing Hunger
  • Seventh Seraph Officer Revolver
  • Bad JuJu
  • The Old Fashioned
  • Seventh Seraph Carbine

1. Heritage (PvE)

A single word etched inside the barrel: "Wilhelmina-1."

The disputed meta of Beyond Light, Heritage is a kinetic slot slug shotgun that tears through everything in PvE. It does well against bosses as most slug shooters do but the curated roll packs a little more punch, making it a favorite among players as of right now.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 70

Range: 76

Stability: 67

Handling: 78

Reload Speed: 51

Rounds/Min: 70

Magazine: 6

Perks:

Precision Frame: Fires a single-slug round. This weapon's recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.

Reconstruction: This weapon slowly reloads itself over time, up to double capacity.

Recombination: Elemental final blows increase the damage of this weapon's next shot.

What makes Heritage good?:

  • Good range
  • Good stability
  • High handling
  • Great at boss DPS
  • Powerful perks

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/4248569242-heritage

How to get Heritage:

You can get this weapon in the Deep Stone Crypt raid whether as a reward from an encounter or one of the treasure chests.

Heritage in Action:

2. Hawkmoon (Mid/Late)

Stalk thy prey and let loose thy talons upon the Darkness.

With the launch of the Beyond Light expansion, the Hawkmoon returned. This exotic hand cannon is a versatile weapon that does great in most activities. It’s got good stats all around and the exotic perk rewards you for precision kills with the last round doing extra damage. There’s a good reason players missed this gun.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 71

Range: 61

Stability: 76

Handling: 83

Reload Speed: 63

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 8

Perks:

Paracausal Shot: Final round damage for precision hits.

Smooth Grip: This weapon is slightly easier to hold and aim,

• Slightly increases stability

• Slightly increases handling speed

What makes Hawkmoon good?:

  • Not very difficult to get
  • Performs well in any activity
  • Good overall stats

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3856705927-hawkmoon

How to get Hawkmoon:

Hawkmoon in Action:

3. Astral Horizon - Adept (PvP, Trials)

Even the brightest stars eventually set.

This Trials of Osiris shotgun is back and is beefier than its old self. It hits hard and the curated roll is not too shabby. It can be an effective alternative to Felwinter’s Lie.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 80

Range: 38

Stability: 64

Handling: 80

Reload Speed: 94

Rounds/Min: 55

Magazine: 5

Perks:

Aggressive Frame: Hard-hitting, high recoil. Increases rate of fire after a kill.

Threat Detector: Increased reload, stability, and handling when enemies are in close proximity.

Elemental Capacitor: Increased stats based on the currently equipped subclass. • [Solar] increases reload speed • [Arc] increases handling • [Void] increases stability

What makes Astral Horizon good?:

  • Good for PvP
  • Good Impact
  • Decent perk pool

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/532746994-astral-horizon-adept#

How to get Astral Horizon:

Astral Horizon in Action:

4. 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

Perks:

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:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/568515759-chattering-bone

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: https://youtu.be/yUe8Izm188I?t=23

Chattering Bone in Action:

5. SUROS Regime (PvP)

Nostalgia as a weapon of war. Style as a hallmark of victory.

This beloved exotic featured in the first Destiny is around and kicking. The SUROS Regime is steady and dominates in PvP. Its exotic perk SUROS Legacy adds bonus damage and can heal you when you reach the bottom half of your magazine, making you quite the beast.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 21

Range: 60

Stability: 62

Handling: 68

Reload Speed: 76

Rounds/Min: 600

Magazine: 27

Exotic Perks:

SUROS Legacy: The bottom half of each magazine deals bonus damage and has a chance to return health on kill.

Spinning Up: Holding down the trigger increases the rate of fire.

What makes SUROS Regime good?:

  • Well-rounded stats
  • A chance at refilling health
  • Spinning Up perk can increase the rate of fire up to 900 RPM

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/2856683562-suros-regime#

How to get SUROS Regime:

You can acquire this weapon in random exotic rewards or purchase it from Xur for 29 legendary shards.

SUROS Regime in Action:

6. Monte Carlo (PvE)

There will always be paths to tread and methods to try. Roll with it.

Coming in next is the exotic Monte Carlo. This auto rifle is great for PvE thanks to its powerful perks that revolve around amping your melee ability. This is a great choice for players who like to close the distance.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Impact: 21

Range: 55

Stability: 69

Handling: 82

Reload Speed: 81

Rounds/Min: 600

Magazine: 43

Exotic Perks:

Monte Carlo Method: Dealing damage with this weapon reduces your melee cooldown and grants a chance to fully charge your melee ability with each kill.

Markov Chain: This weapon gains increased damage from melee kills and kills with this weapon. Melee kills grant ammo for this weapon.

What makes Monte Carlo good?

  • Good stability
  • Great handling
  • Perks synergize for a strong melee combo

Weapon Details: 

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/4068264807-monte-carlo#

How to get Monte Carlo:

Monte Carlo in Action:

7. 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 its 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:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/400096939-outbreak-perfected#

How to get Outbreak Perfected:

Outbreak Perfected in Action:

8. The Supremacy (PvP)

"He didn't recognize me, at the end." —Jolyon Till the Rachis

The Supremacy is a throwback to Bungie’s former franchise Halo, it was modeled after the SRS99 sniper from that universe. Here in Destiny, it’s got a little more to show than it’s Halo counterpart. It has a relatively high reload speed and a rapid-fire frame so missing a shot won’t be too much of a problem since it won’t slow you down.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 55

Range: 43

Stability: 62

Handling: 71

Reload Speed: 66

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 5

Perks:

Rapid Fire Frame: Deep ammo reserves. Fast reload when empty.

Kill Clip: Reloading after a kill grants increased damage.

Reversal Hit: Rapid precision hits temporarily increase stability and reload speed.

What makes The Supremacy good?:

  • Good handling
  • Faster firing speed
  • Good reload speed
  • Responsive shooting

Weapon details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/686951703-the-supremacy#

How to get The Supremacy:

The Supremacy in Action:

9. Dire Promise (Early/Mid/Late)

"If you think this world ends well, you are mistaken." —Arach Jalaal

Dire Promise is a hand cannon that has the awesome look of a classic revolver but the power you would expect from a sci-fi six-shooter, (it, has 11 rounds by the way.) It’s a consistent hand cannon with some good rolls. It’s a good workhorse weapon that is reliable in any activity.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 80

Range: 41

Stability: 68

Handling: 75

Reload Speed: 54

Rounds/Min: 150

Magazine: 11

Perks:

Lightweight Frame: Superb handling. Move faster with this weapon equipped.

Triple Tap: Rapidly landing precision hits will return 1 round to the magazine.

Swashbuckler: This weapon gains increased damage from melee kills and kills with this weapon.

What makes Dire Promise good?:

  • Good stability
  • Good handling
  • Consistent shooting

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/2742838701-dire-promise#

How to get Dire Promise:

Dire Promise in Action:

10. Blasphemer (PvP, PvE)

"The logic is ineluctable: Those who die deserve oblivion." —Kuldax

This scary-looking piece is an effective PvP shotgun that can rival the likes of exotic shotgun The Chaperone. While it doesn’t quite have the range of the aforementioned exotic this shotgun still performs well up in PvP.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 70

Range: 89

Stability: 46

Handling: 49

Reload Speed: 49

Rounds/Min: 65

Magazine: 6

Perks:

Precision Frame: This weapon's recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.

Quickdraw: This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.

Opening Shot: Improved accuracy and range on the opening shot of the attack.

What makes Blasphemer good?:

  • Is a non-exotic alternative to The Chaperone
  • Good range
  • Decent perk pool

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/2782847179-blasphemer#

How to get Blasphemer:

This weapon can be acquired through the Altars of Sorrow public event on the moon.

Blasphemer in Action:

11. False Promises (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

Gripped in the hands of the desperate many.

I’d be lying if I said this is the perfect auto rifle, but I’d also be lying if I said this isn’t a good one. False Promises is a high-impact gun with good range for an auto. It’s surprisingly easy to control despite its lower stability stat and makes a fine weapon for Gambit or any game mode.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 33

Range: 79

Stability: 43

Handling: 37

Reload Speed: 44

Rounds/Min: 360

Magazine: 32

Perks:

High-Impact Frame: Long-range, slow firing, and high damage.

Killing Wind: Final blows grant increased mobility, weapon range, and handling for a short duration.

Sympathetic Arsenal: Reloading after a final blow also reloads stowed weapons.

What makes False Promises good?:

  • Good range
  • Good perk pool

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3143732432-false-promises#

How to get False Promises:

False Promises in Action:

12. Seventh Seraph Officer Revolver (PvE)

A thing of elegance from a more civilized age.

A weapon of a more civilized age, or was that a lightsaber? Anyway, this hand cannon makes a good choice for PvE activities. I recommend you look for one that rolls with Timed Payload or Hight Impact Reserves. The former being a good perk for PvE.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 84

Range: 45

Stability: 69

Handling: 59

Reload Speed: 42

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 9

Perks:

Adaptive Frame: A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy.

Opening Shot: Improved accuracy and range on the opening shot of the attack.

What makes Seventh Seraph Officer Revolver good?:

  • Good stats
  • Overall reliable

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3037520408-seventh-seraph-officer-revolver

How to get Seventh Seraph Officer Revolver:

This weapon is a world drop from playing in different activities.

Seventh Seraph Officer Revolver in Action:

13. Bad JuJu (PvE)

"If you believe your weapon wants to end all existence, then so it will." —Toland the Shattered

Bad JuJu’s exotic perk String of Curses refills your magazine, increases damage, and charges your super energy. It doesn’t stop there, because this effect can stack up to 5 times. In PvE, the effect can increase your critical damage by about 99% when the String of Curses is at its max. 

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 27

Range: 46

Stability: 79

Handling: 60

Reload Speed: 52

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 27

Exotic Perks:

String of Curses: Fires full-auto. Kills refill the magazine, increase damage for a short duration, and grant Super energy based on the strength of String of Curses.

What makes Bad Juju good?:

  • Very stable
  • Exotic perk generates and fills magazine on kill, but doesn’t draw on your own ammo reserves. (More Ammo!)
  • String of Curses perks stacks 5 times and increases critical damage to enemies by 99% when at max effect.
  • Helps charge your Super

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/2816212794-bad-juju

How to get Bad Juju:

You can buy Bad JuJu from the Exotics kiosk at the Tower.

Bad Juju in Action:

14. The Old Fashioned (PvP)

This is the way things were.

Now back in my day, we’d deal with problems the old-fashioned way. By shooting them with a hand cannon. Well come to think of it, it doesn’t seem like anything’s changed much since then. This gun is the counterpart to the beloved Dire Promise, offering similar performance but a somewhat different experience.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 84

Range: 53

Stability: 60

Handling: 64

Reload Speed: 49

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 9

Perks:

Adaptive Frame: A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy.

Slideshot: Sliding partially reloads this weapon's magazine and temporarily boosts range and stability.

Surrounded: This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.

What makes The Old Fashioned good?:

  • Good stats
  • Reliable
  • Easy to get

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3569802112-the-old-fashioned

How to get The Old Fashioned:

The Old Fashioned in Action:

15. Seventh Seraph Carbine (PvE, PvP)

The old workhorse, still with many years to give.

One of the cooler and more “realistic” looking weapons on the list, the Seventh Seraph Carbine not only looks the part but plays it too. The rifle also has a more unique perk in its curated roll: Elemental Capacitor, which boosts stability, handling, or reloading speed depending on your equipped subclass’ element.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 29

Range: 62

Stability: 45

Handling: 45

Reload Speed: 47

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 34

Perks:

Precision Frame: This weapon's recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.

Hip-Fire Grip: Increases accuracy, stability, and precision hit targeting when firing from the hip.

Moving Target: Increased movement speed and target acquisition when moving while aiming down sights.

What makes Seventh Seraph Carbine good?:

  • Good overall stats
  • Decent range
  • Elemental Capacitor perk  makes weapon versatile

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/1561006927-seventh-seraph-carbine

How to get Seventh Seraph Carbine:

Seventh Seraph Carbine in Action:

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