[Top 7] Destiny 2 Best One Two Punch Shotgun and How To Get Them

Destiny 2 Best One Two Punch Shotgun


One-Two Punch is a shotgun weapon perk that excels in PvP and suits players who like to play aggressively. The perk states: “Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.” In short, this is a fun and powerful ability that syncs with your melee abilities too. The only downside is that it rolls on a few shotguns, the upside is that we’ve made a list for you here!

How the List Works:

All of these weapons can roll with One-Two Punch, either in its curated roll or as a random perk from its perk pool. Since naming every possible perk for each weapon would be a pain to read, we’ll list it’s curated traits/perks and its 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 7

  • Python
  • Perfect Paradox
  • Last Man Standing
  • Emperor’s Courtesy
  • Hawthorne's Field-Forged Shotgun
  • One Small Step
  • Prophet of Doom

 

1. Python

"If they let you get that close, they deserve it." —The Drifter

This shotgun can take a while to grind for, at some point, you’ll probably wish an actual python would put you out of your misery. Once/if you get it will all that work will pay off. Python is one of the few shotguns that have the option for One-Two Punch as a perk while the overall performance makes it a capable PvE weapon.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 80

Range: 39

Stability: 38

Handling: 34

Reload Speed: 33

Rounds/Min: 55

Magazine: 5

Perks:

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

Overflow: Picking up Special or Heavy ammo reloads this weapon to beyond normal capacity.

Shield Disorient: Energy matched shield explosion disorients nearby combatants.

OR

One-Two Punch: Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.

What makes Python good?:

  • Good for PvE
  • Overflow can bump magazine count to 13
  • Effective against majors

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/838556752-python#

How to get Python:

Python in Action:

 

2. Perfect Paradox

A tale that's different from the rest: the thread unfurls against the clocks. The one the Speaker loved the best must have a perfect paradox.

Perfect Paradox is a powerfully potent piece. This shotgun is a rapid-fire frame that shoots faster and reps magazine size of 7 (which can be increased with mag perks). Speaking of perks, while it is of course able to roll with One-Two Punch this shotgun also has lots of other good ones in its perk pool for the other slots.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 65

Range: 39

Stability: 47

Handling: 49

Reload Speed: 81

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 7

Perks:

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

Field Prep: Increased ammo reserves. Faster reload, stow, and ready when you're crouching.

Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

OR

One-Two Punch: Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.

What makes Perfect Paradox good?:

  • Good for PvE
  • Can be effective for PvE with the right roll
  • Good random perk pool
  • Decent reload speed

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3393519051-perfect-paradox

How to get Perfect Paradox:

Perfect Paradox in Action:

 

3. Last Man Standing

Call me Ozymandias.

Here’s another Gambit shotgun for this list and it’s also one of the best looking if I can say so myself. This one plays well with 1-2 Punch while also being a good all-around shotgun. We recommend you opt for perks that increase magazine size to make the most of this weapon.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 65

Range: 39

Stability: 47

Handling: 49

Reload Speed: 81

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 7

Perks:

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

Auto-Loading Holster: The holstered weapon is automatically reloaded after a short period.

Full Auto Trigger System: Holding down the trigger will fire this weapon at full auto.

OR

One-Two Punch: Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.

What makes the Last Man Standing good?:

  • Good impact
  • Faster rate of fire with aggressive frame perk
  • Decent for boss DPS
  • Can be effective for PvP

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/755130877-last-man-standing

How to get the Last Man Standing:

You can acquire this weapon in rank up packages by completing Gambit quests and bounties and ranking up your reputation with the Drifter. 

Last Man Standing in Action:

 

4. Emperor’s Courtesy

"A Reefborn riotgun, rewritten with Hive voices to aid Gahlran the failed. Now yours." —Emperor Calus

This shotgun may need some rust removal and a new coat of paint, but it performs better than it looks. Emperor’s Courtesy has good overall stats and it’s the first of the guns on this list that has One-Two Punch as one of its curated perks. So be on the lookout and start grinding the Crown of Sorrow raid and hope you get lucky.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 65

Range: 80

Stability: 48

Handling: 49

Reload Speed: 64

Rounds/Min:80

Magazine: 6

Perks:

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

Grave Robber: Melee kills reload a portion of this weapon's magazine. Grants ammo for Primary ammo weapons; reloads from reserves for Special and Heavy ammo weapons.

One-Two Punch: Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.

What makes Emperor’s Courtesy good?:

  • Powerful curated roll
  • Decent overall stats
  • High range if using Accurized Rounds perk (see weapon details link)
  • Grave Robber and One-Two Punch work together

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3861448240-emperors-courtesy

How to get Emperor’s Courtesy:

You can acquire this weapon as a random drop from the Crown of Sorrow raid.

Emperor’s Courtesy in Action:

 

5. Hawthorne’s Field Forged Shotgun 

"What am I supposed to put here? 'It's a gun. Kill bad guys with it.'" —Suraya Hawthorne

Crafted with love (well, not really) by our favorite poncho person, Hawthorne’s Field Forged shotgun was a beloved PvE shotgun back in the day and it still holds true.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 65

Range: 60

Stability: 51

Handling: 51

Reload Speed: 64

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 7

Perks:

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

Full Auto Trigger System: Holding down the trigger will fire this weapon at full auto.

Eye of the Storm: This weapon becomes more accurate and boosts handling as your health gets lower.

OR

One-Two Punch: Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.

What makes Hawthorne’s Field Forged Shotgun good?:

  • Decent overall stats
  • Good perk pool
  • Very effective for PvE
  • Viable PvP weapon

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/1807343361-hawthornes-field-forged-shotgun#

How to get Hawthorne’s Field Forged Shotgun:

You can acquire this weapon in various legendary engram drops and rewards so hope you get lucky.

Hawthorne’s Field Forged Shotgun in Action:

 

6. One Small Step

"Humanity once dreamt of walking on the Moon. Such innocence." —Eris Morn

One Small Step is yet another kinetic shotgun but this weapon also has the One-Two in its curated roll. Another one of its curated perks is Grave Robber which synergizes with One-Two by giving you ammo on melee kills.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 65

Range: 35

Stability: 51

Handling: 55

Reload Speed: 78

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 7

Perks:

Rapid-Fire Frame: Fires full auto with deeper ammo reserves. Faster reload when the weapon is empty.

Grave Robber: Melee kills reload a portion of this weapon's magazine. Grants ammo for Primary ammo weapons; reloads from reserves for Special and Heavy ammo weapons.

One-Two Punch: Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.

What makes One Small Step good?:

  • Decent overall stats
  • Grave Robber synergizes with One-Two Punch
  • Good reload speed

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/1016668089-one-small-step#

How to get One Small Step:

One Small Step in Action:

 

7. Prophet of Doom

"You know how this will end." —Yardarm-4, Titan of the Kentarch 3

Prophet of Doom is a raid shotgun that can perform in both PvE and PvP. While of course, you’re here for the One-Two Punch perk which is a PvE perk you should keep in mind that if you don’t get the roll you want you still have a pretty decent weapon in your hands. No, it does not have anything to do with Dr. Doom; mortal enemy of the Fantastic Four.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 70

Range: 75

Stability: 66

Handling: 37

Reload Speed: 52

Rounds/Min: 65

Magazine: 5

Perks:

Rapid-Fire Frame: Fires full auto with deeper ammo reserves. Faster reload when the weapon is empty.

Full Auto Trigger System: Holding down the trigger will fire this weapon at full auto.

One-Two Punch: Hitting an enemy with every pellet in a shot increases melee damage for a short duration.

What makes Prophet of Doom good?:

  • Good impact
  • Good range
  • Good stability

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/4020742303-prophet-of-doom#

How to get Prophet of Doom:

You can acquire this gun as a drop from the Garden of Salvation raid.

Prophet of Doom in Action:

 

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