[Top 10] Destiny 2 Best Snipers and How To Get Them

Destiny 2 Best Sniper rifles

Do you want something dead but you’re too far away? Use a gun to solve that problem. Does that gun not shoot far enough? Then use a sniper rifle.

Today we’re going to give you our top 10 sniper rifles in Destiny 2 and how you can get them for yourself.

How the List Works:

Most of these weapons have either a predetermined (curated) perk roll as a random perk roll. 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 10

  • Beloved
  • Izanagi’s Burden
  • Whisper of the Worm
  • Dreaded Venture
  • IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2
  • Trophy Hunter
  • The Supremacy
  • Revoker
  • Tranquility
  • Tatara Gaze

 

1. Beloved (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

An Earth artifact, refashioned to suit the Emperor's modest tastes.

Beloved is a snappy and smooth shooting gun it’s a weapon that you can acquire from the Menagerie. It’s reliable and can make a decent PvE weapon too if you roll the right perks.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 70

Range: 64

Stability: 60

Handling: 48

Reload Speed: 53

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 4

Perks:

Adaptive Frame: Improved ADS (aim-down-sight) speed, Faster weapon switch speed, Move faster while ADS

No Distractions: Aiming this weapon for a short period reduces flinch.

Box Breathing: Aiming this weapon for a short period without firing grants bonus range and precision damage that resets after firing or exiting zoom.

What makes Beloved good?:

  • Consistent
  • Decent handling
  • Quick aiming

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/4190932264-beloved#

How to get Beloved:

Beloved in Action:

 

2. Izanagi’s Burden (PvE, Gambit)

"Shame. Guilt. Fear. We all bear them. Gather your regrets, purge them as best you can. Let your enemies feel the weight of your burdens." —Ada-1

This rifle packs a pretty hard punch when you use its Exotic perk, which consumes all the bullets in a magazine and exchanges them for a round that has more damage and range. Great for boss fights where that extra damage counts.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 70

Range: 62

Stability: 60

Handling: 52

Reload Speed: 46

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 4

Exotic Perks:

Honed Edge: Consume the magazine and load a more powerful round.

No Distractions: Aiming this weapon for a short period reduces flinch.

What makes Izanagi’s Burden good?:

  • Handles flinch very well
  • Perk rolls work well together
  • Massive damage increase when all 4 rounds consumed with the perk

Weapon details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3211806999-izanagis-burden#

How to get Izanagi’s Burden:

The process is a bit of a marathon, but the payoff is worth it. Here’s a guide to help you:

Izanagi’s Burden in Action:

 

3. Whisper of the Worm (PvE)

A Guardian's power makes a rich feeding ground. Do not be revolted. There are parasites that may benefit the host… teeth sharper than your own. 

Whisper of the Worm is a Solar sniper rifle that is fantastic for DPS against bosses. This is thanks to its exotic perk White Nail, which refills your magazine after landing 3 precision shots. It’s trait, Mulligan, has a chance at returning your missed shots into the magazine. If you’re confident in your ability to land headshots, don’t, plan on running out of ammo anytime soon.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Impact: 100

Range: 87

Stability: 42

Handling: 31

Reload Speed: 42

Rounds/Min: 72

Magazine: 3

Exotic Perks:

White Nail: Higher base precision damage. Rapidly landing three precision hits will refill the magazine.

Mulligan: Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.

What makes Whisper of the Worm good?:

  • High Impact
  • Good range
  • White Nail perk helps with DPS

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/1891561814-whisper-of-the-worm#

How to get Whisper of the Worm:

Whisper of the Worm in Action:

 

4. Dreaded Venture (PvE)

Not to be undertaken lightly.

Dreaded Venture has a more classical rifle look but all the punch of a powerhouse weapon. This weapon does kinetic damage, meaning it does more damage against enemies’ when their shield is down. It is an effective boss killer.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 90

Range: 92

Stability: 35

Handling: 40

Reload Speed: 39

Rounds/Min: 72

Magazine: 3

Perks:

Aggressive Frame: High damage, high recoil.

Explosive Payload: Projectiles create an area-of-effect detonation on impact.

Snapshot Sights: Faster time to aim down sights.

What makes Dreaded Venture good?:

  • Good impact
  • Good range
  • Kinetic slot weapon

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3100452337-dreaded-venture#

How to get Dreaded Venture:

This weapon can be acquired in rewards and rank-up packages from the Drifter; by playing and completing Gambit bounties.

Dreaded Venture in Action:

 

5. IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2 (PvE)

Subroutine IKELOS: Status=reinitiated. APOTHEOSIS: Status=active…

Created by the Warmind Rasputin, this rapid-fire frame sniper is said to be one of the best DPS snipers currently. With the right perks it can tear through most majors with relative ease. It also has a chance of spawning Warmind cells, which create mini-explosions for a damage boost.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 55

Range: 51

Stability: 36

Handling: 66

Reload Speed: 61

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 5

Perks:

Rapid-Fire Frame: Deeper ammo reserves. Slightly faster reload when magazine is empty.

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

Box Breathing: Aiming this weapon for a short period without firing grants bonus range and precision damage that resets after firing or exiting zoom.

What makes IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2 good?:

  • Strong DPS
  • Decent handling
  • Good perk pool

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/1253087083-ikelossrv102#

How to get IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2:

IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2 in Action:

 

6. Trophy Hunter (PvE)

"I serve this broken Empire no longer." —Tazaroc

Trophy Hunter makes a great all-around sniper that can pack some heat. If you’re lucky you can get this with the Vorpal Weapon perk, which ups your game against bosses. Even without it, this weapon can still hold its own against guns like Whisper of the Worm.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 90

Range: 89

Stability: 31

Handling: 40

Reload Speed: 41

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 5

Perks:

Aggressive Frame: High damage, high recoil.

Genesis: Breaking a combatant's shield with this weapon fills its magazine from reserves. Energy weapons regenerate ammo on hit when matching the damage type to the combatant's shield.

Dragonfly: Precision kills create an elemental damage explosion.

What makes Trophy Hunter good?:

  • Strong DPS
  • Good range
  • Good for bosses and majors

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/4166221755-trophy-hunter#

How to get Trophy Hunter:

Trophy Hunter in Action:

 

7. The Supremacy (PvP)

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

The Supremacy is a throwback to the 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:

 

8. Revoker (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

When they have your back to the wall, when all seems lost—steel yourself! Command your future!

Here’s a solid choice for PvP. Revoker is an aggressive frame rifle that’s surprisingly forgiving when you miss, thanks to one of its perks. Reversal of Fortune, which gives you back the rounds that missed, theoretically giving you infinite ammo.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 90

Range: 80

Stability: 34

Handling: 31

Reload Speed: 37

Rounds/Min: 72

Magazine: 3

Perks:

Aggressive Frame: High damage, high recoil

Snapshot Sights: Faster time to aim down sights.

Reversal of Fortune: Missing a shot returns the bullet to the magazine after a short duration.

What makes Revoker good?:

  • High Impact 
  • High Range
  • Recover missed shots

Weapon details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/654608616-revoker#

How to get Revoker:

Revoker in Action:

 

9. Tranquility (PvE, PvP)

"They think violence will bring peace. Maybe it can." —Eris Morn

Next on our list is the Legendary sniper Tranquility. It’s consistent and handles decently. To boot its range is solid, even more so with the right perk rolls. All around a good sniper.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 70

Range: 57

Stability: 52

Handling: 52

Reload Speed: 45

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 4

Perks:

Adaptive Frame: Improved ADS (aim-down-sight) speed, Faster weapon switch speed, Move faster while ADS

Ricochet Rounds: Increases stability, Slightly increases range

Dragonfly: Precision kills create an elemental damage explosion

What makes Tranquility good?:

  • Good range
  • Decent Precision
  • Dragonfly perk helps accrue more damage against powerful enemies

Weapon details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/1645386487-tranquility#

How to get Tranquility:

You’ll have to complete the Essence of Vanity

Tranquility in Action:

 

10. Tatara Gaze (PvP)

The fire in your eyes reveals all truths.

Stare down the sights of this Black Armory masterpiece. Its strengths lie in PvP, but it can play effectively in Gambit too. Not many players use this so make sure you don’t sleep on this weapon too.

Next on our list is the Legendary sniper Tranquility. It’s consistent and handles decently. To boot it’s range is solid, even more so with the right perk rolls. All around a good sniper.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 90

Range: 83

Stability: 40

Handling: 38

Reload Speed: 42

Rounds/Min: 72

Magazine: 3

Perks:

Aggressive Frame: High damage, high recoil.

Snapshot Sights: Faster time to aim down sights.

Box Breathing: Aiming this weapon for a short period without firing grants bonus range and precision damage that resets after firing or exiting zoom.

What makes Tatara Gaze good?:

  • Good range
  • Good range
  • Decent for Gambit

Weapon details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/1449922174-tatara-gaze#

How to get Tatara Gaze:

Tatara Gaze in Action:

Liked our list? What sniper rifles do you think are best? Let us know in the comments below!

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