[Top 15] Destiny 2 Best PvE Weapons and How To Get Them (2021 Edition)

Destiny 2 Best PvE Weapons


Falling Guillotine

Swing that mighty sword and cut yourself a path as you but down enemies like so much grass. Falling Guillotine is still the top dog when it comes to the bladed options. The circular swing makes sure the player is never surrounded or overtaken. 

Weapon Stats

  • Swing Speed 46
  • Impact 60
  • Defense 60
  • Charge Rate 32
  • Ammo Capacity 60
  • Bounce Intensity 100

Perks:

  • Exotic: Vortex Frame
  • Blade: Enduring Blade
  • Guard: Heavy Guard
  • Trait: Energy Transfer
  • Trait: Whirlwind Blade

Random Rolls:

  • Blade: Hungry Edge, Tempered Edge, Honed Edge, Jagged Edge, Enduring Blade.
  • Guard: Heavy Guard, Balanced Guard, Enduring Guard, Burst Guard, Swordsmaster’s Guard.
  • Trait: Tireless Blade, Relentless Strikes, Energy Transfer. 
  • Trait: Surrounded, Whirlwind Blade, Counter Attack, En Garde

How to get it: Season Pass Reward.

What Makes Falling Guillotine Awesome:

  • The sweeping attack does high damage to Bosses
  • It can clear a room of enemy drones
  • Fast use of the weapon's special ability

How to obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hO_dUEqtJU&ab_channel=RestAssured

 

The Lament

The Lament might not be as intense as Falling Guillotine. It is still a great option to wield on the field. It has a fast swing and deals damage with great ease. It can ignore armor and can harm champions with a quick swing. Take this one out for the kill. 

Weapon Stats

  • Swing Speed 46
  • Impact 74
  • Stability 50
  • Defense 70
  • Charge Rate 32
  • Ammo Capacity 63

Perks:

  • Exotic:  Banshee’s Wail
  • Blade:  Jagged Edge
  • Guard: Enduring Guard
  • Trait:  Tireless Blade
  • Trait: Revved Consumption

What Makes the Lament Great

  • Banshees Wail makes this chainsaw sword slice through shields and armor
  • Increased damage stacks with revved up attacks
  • Damaging enemies heals the user

How to Obtain: The Lament Exotic Review (CHAINSAW SWORD) | Destiny 2 Beyond Light

Extraordinary Rendition

Extraordinary Rendition is a fairly new Sub Machine Gun on the block, yet it is definitely making a splash among the armory collection. It has a fast rate of fire, much like its other counterpart but stands out thanks to its moment of Zen increasing its handling, allowing for even more damage.

Weapon Stats

  • Impact 23
  • Range 33
  • Stability 54
  • Handling 33
  • Reload Speed 37
  • Rounds per minute 540
  • Magazine 37
  • Aim Assistance 79
  • Inventory Size 53
  • Zoom 17
  • Recoil 60
  • Bounce Intensity 40  

Perks:

  • Exotic:  Rapid Fire Frame
  • Sights: Hitmark IS, Det Dot Micro, Rifle Scope SSF  
  • Magazine: Tactical Mag, Accurized Rounds 
  • Trait:  Zen Moment

What Makes the Extraordinary Rendition Great

  • Causing damage with this weapon actually increases its stability
  • Great ammo reserves
  • Improves reloads speed on empty mags
     

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njh4HSMUMzs&ab_channel=Divide

 

Xenophage

A heavy machine gun that fires explosive ammo. So yes, you can understand why this heavy weapon is on this list. The speed it can shoot, its impact power can make a group of enemies evaporate. There is little opposition when it comes to this beast.

Weapon Stats

  • Impact 100 
  • Range 71
  • Stability 39 
  • Handling 37 
  • Reload Speed 38 
  • Rounds per minute 120
  • Magazine 20
  • Aim Assistance 33
  • Inventory Size 3
  • Zoom 16
  • Recoil 85 
  • Bounce Intensity  

Weapon Perks

  • Barrel: Pyrotoxin Rounds
  • Battery: Full Bore
  • Stock: High-Caliber Rounds
  • Trait: Range Finder
  • Stock: Composite Stock 

What Makes Xenophage Great

  • Fires high powered explosive ammo
  • The range finder will increase its effective range and thus greater damage

How to obtain: Xenophage Easy Solo Dungeon Skip Encounters Guide

 

One Thousand Voices

One thousand voices is that sci-fi weapon that should be in everyone's collection. Made from the remains of Ahamkara, and those things were able to alter reality. The damage output melts away enemies as the bright beam of lite burns the enemy away.

Weapon Stats.

  • Impact 100 
  • Range 100 
  • Stability 46 
  • Handling 10 
  • Reload Speed 37 
  • Charge Time 1000 
  • Magazine 4 
  • Aim Assistance 100 
  • Inventory Size 80 
  • Zoom 25 
  • Recoil 100 
  • Bounce Intensity  

Weapon Perks. 

  • Barrel: Legendary Barrel 
  • Battery: Legendary Battery 
  • Stock: Fitted Stock 
  • Trait: Unforeseen Repercussions 
  • Intrinsic: Ahamkara’s Eye 

 

What Makes One Thousand Voices Great

  • Amazing damage per shot
  • Fantastic Range
  • Almost impossible to miss 

How to obtain:  Once you cleared the Last Wish raid and beat Riven of a Thousand Voices. Once finished with the Queen's path Trail, you can loot this weapon from a ton of the chests that requires an Ethereal key (make sure you have one). 

How to obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbamgQWVvwk

 

Whisper of the Worm

 

This top tear sniper rifle still makes a case for why these weapons are still a viable option in the Destiny arsenal. The darkness-themed shooter deals tremendous damage shoots fast and is relatively easy to obtain.

Weapon Stats. 

  • Impact 100 
  • Range 78
  • Stability 24 
  • Handling 35 
  • Reload Speed 42 
  • Rounds Per Minute 72
  • Magazine 3
  • Aim Assistance 39 
  • Inventory Size 50
  • Zoom 40 
  • Recoil 74
  • Bounce Intensity 26  

Weapon Perks. 

  • Exotic: White Nail
  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Trait: Mulligan
  • Stock: Fitted Stock

What Makes Whispers of the Worm Great

  • Landing three precision shots will reload the mag.
  • Missing a shot will have a chance to return to the ammo mag
  • Amazing damage 

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCn0qpB6jeM&ab_channel=KackisHD

 

Hawkmoon

It’s back, one of the most viable hand cannons in the game. Hawkmoon rises above the rest with its power, speed, rounds, and the bonus of doing extra damage with that last bullet. The buildup makes sure to take down that last, stronger enemy that just has little extra power.

Weapon Stats. 

  • Impact 78
  • Range 57
  • Stability 67
  • Handling 74
  • Reload Speed 63
  • Rounds Per Minute 140 
  • Magazine 8
  • Aim Assistance 93
  • Inventory Size 52
  • Zoom 14
  • Recoil 96
  • Bounce Intensity 4

Weapon Perks. 

  • Exotic: Paracasual Shot
  • Barrel: Corkscrew Rifling
  • Magazine: Alloy Magazine
  • Trait: Transformative
  • Grip: Smooth Grip 

 

What Makes Hawkmoon Great

  • Final Blows stack and are spent in the final round for bonus damage
  • Next time you obtain this weapon it will come with new rolls

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98GoP7gBbNk&ab_channel=Datto

 

Anarchy

Granade launchers are a controversial group. Players either love them or hate them, be that as it may, Anarchy stands out amongst these weapon groups as its power and stability make it a fantastic option to handle groups of enemies. What you're looking for here is the rate of fire which excels.

Weapon Stats:

  • Stability 64
  • Handling 63
  • Reload Speed 67
  • Velocity 100
  • Blast Radius 40 
  • Rounds Per Minute 150 
  • Magazine 6
  • Aim Assistance 69
  • Inventory Size 100
  • Zoom 13
  • Recoil 50
  • Bounce Intensity 50

Weapon Perks

  • Exotic: Arc Traps
  • Barrel: Quick Launch
  • Magazine: High Velocity Rounds
  • Trait: Moving Target
  • Stock: Composite Stock

What Makes Anarchy Great

  • Great against slow-moving boss’s allowing to trap them in a damage field
  • Great ammo capacity
  • Moving target greatly compliments the Arc Traps perk

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX8qgjX-o9o&ab_channel=Esoterickk

 

Tractor Cannon 

Ever feel surrounded? Do you wish you had a shot-gun that could double as some sort of grenade launcher or rocket? Well, look no further than this shot gun-based weapon. This weapons power makes quick work or small enemies and that charged shot hurts those beefier champs that take that extra effort but this makes it so much easier.

Weapon Stats:

  • Impact 65
  • Range 19
  • Stability 82
  • Handling 46
  • Reload Speed 24 
  • Rounds Per Minute 80 
  • Magazine 4
  • Aim Assistance 90
  • Inventory Size 0
  • Zoom 12
  • Recoil 60
  • Bounce Intensity 40

Weapon Perks

  • Exotic: Repulsor Force
  • Barrel: Extended Barrel
  • Battery: Particle Repeater
  • Trait: The Scientific Method
  • Trait:  Composite Stock

What Makes Tractor Cannon Great

  • Versatility during gameplay
  • Damage output

How to obtain: Rare Exotic World Drop.

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuWFKrNg6e0&ab_channel=TriGs

Ticuu’s Divination

This stringed weapon makes everything much easier. Not only can its arrows explode to cause damage to nearby enemies, but the explosion also gets more significant when you place an arrow in the enemies' head! This bow is a must-have in your arsenal, especially when taking on enemies in PVE.

Weapon Stats:

  • Impact 68
  • Range 52
  • Stability 57
  • Handling 69
  • Reload Speed 64
  • Draw time 612
  • Aim Assistance 79 
  • Inventory Size 63
  • Zoom 18
  • Recoil 60
  • Bounce Intensity 40

Weapon Perks

  • Exotic: Sacred Flame
  • String: Tactile String
  • Arrow: Straight Fletching
  • Trait: Casualty Arrows

What Makes Ticuu’s Divination Great

  • Firing from the hip turns the arrows into seekers
  • Aiming down sights causes fired arrows to explode
  • Headshots cause an even bigger explosion

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmRDFt6ZSNI&ab_channel=RedRix

 

Eyes of Tomorrow

Destinies enemies really have a little strategy to them. They either try to rush you or blast you from afar. This weapon makes rushing the player incredibly difficult.  This heavy beast's main feature is that it shows you where they are and if they are approaching. Plush its damage and blast radius keeps enemies off you. 

Weapon Stats:

  • Stability 75
  • Handling 50
  • Reload Speed 51
  • Velocity 57
  • Blast Radius 75 
  • Rounds Per Minute 20
  • Magazine 1
  • Aim Assistance 68
  • Inventory Size 20
  • Zoom 20
  • Recoil 75
  • Bounce Intensity 25

Weapon Perks

  • Exotic: Eyes on All
  • Barrel: Smart Drift Control
  • Magazine: Alloy Casing
  • Trait: Adaptive Ordnance
  • Stock: Fitted Stock

What Makes Eyes of Tomorrow Great

  • Exploits the enemy spawn mechanic to increase the damage of this weapon.
  • Eyes on All allows for tracking multiple enemies, no more getting flanked or snuck up upon

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQTyXHAnEyM&ab_channel=WiLLiSGaming

 

Thunderlord

So, you need to wipe a map of enemies in a short amount of time? And you like lightning, you say? Well, look no more, this here is Thunderlord, this heavy machine gun combined with a perk that drops heavy ammo will have you clearing rooms like Romba on steroids. You will be going through enemies like a hot knife through butter. 

Weapon Stats. 

  • Impact 41
  • Range 64
  • Stability 55 
  • Handling 46 
  • Reload Speed 68 
  • Rounds Per Minute 450
  • Magazine 62
  • Aim Assistance 90 
  • Inventory Size 30
  • Zoom 15
  • Recoil 70
  • Bounce Intensity 30  

Weapon Perks. 

  • Exotic: Reign Havoc
  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling
  • Magazine: Armor Piercing Rounds
  • Trait: Lightning Rounds
  • Stock: Feeding Frenzy
     

What Makes Thunderlord Great

  • Damage from this weapon can generate lighting sticking from above for more damage
  • Armor-piercing rounds cause extra damage to enemies with shields
  • Each kill increases the reload speed for a short time

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXIyzmQRBok&ab_channel=KackisHD

Sunshot

The explosive charges inside each of these bullets make this gun great for PVE. Headshots are a must, though the good news is that since the enemies in the game tend to try to rush players in closed ranks or packs, one well-placed shot can take down a group with ease.

Weapon Stats. 

  • Impact 80
  • Range 38
  • Stability 46
  • Handling 83
  • Reload Speed 75
  • Rounds Per Minute 150  
  • Magazine 12
  • Aim Assistance 60
  • Inventory Size 53
  • Zoom 14
  • Recoil 98
  • Bounce Intensity 2

Weapon Perks. 

  • Exotic: Sunburn
  • Barrel: Chambered COmpensator
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Trait: Sun Blast
  • Grip: Textured Grip

What Makes Sunshot Great

  • Fires explosive rounds 
  • Highlights damaged targets
  • Targets killed by SunShot explode

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zdJdlWbbUg&t=71s&ab_channel=Gamingwatcher

 

Interference VI

A second sniper option, this one has a much more robust mag size. You will be placing shot after shot of enemies. Here you will be playing a more supportive role as you prevent your companions from bieng surrounded. You will be calling shots while keeping enemies off your fireteam. An excellent weapon for raids.

Weapon Stats:

  • Stability 44
  • Handling 46
  • Reload Speed 46
  • Velocity 36
  • Blast Radius 30
  • Rounds Per Minute 120
  • Magazine 6
  • Aim Assistance 61
  • Inventory Size 36
  • Zoom 13
  • Recoil 66
  • Bounce Intensity 34

Weapon Perks

  • Exotic: Adaptive Frame
  • Barrel: Volatile Launch
  • Magazine: Alloy Casing
  • Trait: Field Prep
  • Trait: Full Court

What Makes Interference VI Great

  • Damage increases the further the projectile travels
  • Its adaptive frame makes it sturdy and realizable

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpW5QtinFkw&ab_channel=PauseResetPlay

Seventh Seraph Carbine

Arguably Seventh Saraoh Carbine the best auto rifle with a few exotic exceptions. This is the single best one you can take into PVE. Its precision frame,  elemental adaptation, and rate of fire really help this game shine. The option here is precision shooting while exploiting the adaptable element to break enemies’ shields.

Weapon Stats. 

  • Impact 29
  • Range 62
  • Stability 45
  • Handling 45
  • Reload Speed 47
  • Rounds Per Minute 450   
  • Magazine 34
  • Aim Assistance 34
  • Inventory Size 51
  • Zoom 16
  • Recoil 74
  • Bounce Intensity 26

Weapon Perks. 

  • Exotic: Precision Frame
  • Barrel: Arrowhead Brake
  • Magazine: Flared Magwell
  • Trait: Elementor Capacitator
  • Grip: Hip-Fire Grip

What Makes Seventh Seraph Great

  • The weapon's recoil becomes predictable
  • Modifies its ammo depending on the equipped subclass

How to Obtain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4lx12Tieec&ab_channel=DeathFr0mAboveX

 

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