With Destiny 2: The Final Shape out now, let’s take a look at the best weapons in the game that are must-haves to bring with you into the new DLC. This list will feature the best exotic and legendary weapons in both PvE and PvP that will help elevate your fight against the Witness and other Guardians.

10. The Supremacy

Destiny 2, The Supremacy Legendary Sniper Rifle

Source: Last Wish Raid/Riven’s Wishes

Desired Roll: Rewind Rounds + Kinetic Tremors/Fourth Time’s The Charm

A true workhorse sniper in endgame PvE, The Supremacy is a rapid-fire, craftable legendary sniper rifle that can dish out some serious damage to bosses and majors. With Enhanced Kinetic Tremors, you are able to release a shockwave from the enemy with only 2 shots from this sniper rifle. When you combine Rewind Rounds and Fourth Time’s The Charm, you are able to sustain fire for 46 shots without having to reload. The Supremacy can be obtained from the Last Wish Raid or Riven’s Wishes Tokens.

9. Gjallarhorn

Destiny 2, Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher

Source: “And Out Fly the Wolves” Quest

One of the few guns that made its way to Destiny 2 from Destiny 1, the Gjallarhorn exotic rocket launcher proves to still be a top choice for raids and high-level PvE content. With its origin trait giving other legendary rockets “Wolfpack Rounds,” you can always expect to have one person using this in your raid fireteam. Not only does Gjallarhorn provide your team with increased rocket launcher damage, but it is also one of the best ad-clear weapons in the game, with one shot easily being able to wipe out a room. If you haven’t already, make sure to speak to Xur in Eternity to start your quest to unlock Gjallarhorn.

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8. Izanagi’s Burden

Destiny 2, Izanagi's Burden Exotic Sniper Rifle

Source: Exotic Archive at the Tower

Izanagi’s Burden is the true endgame PvE sniper. This exotic sniper rifle is essential for optimizing boss DPS. With the Honed Edge x4 perk, you will be unleashing massive damage (if you can hit your shot). Pair this with a Bait and Switch Rocket Launcher or Heavy Grenade Launcher and watch the boss’s health melt away. You can unlock this weapon at the Exotic Archive at the Tower.

7. Scatter Signal

Destiny 2, Scatter Signal Legendary Fusion Rifle

Source: Season of the Wish Activities

Desired Roll: Overflow/Slice + Controlled Burst

The popular rapid-fire frame, craftable, legendary fusion rifle Scatter Signal has quickly become one of the best weapons in Destiny 2. Scatter Signal proves to be one of the best boss DPS fusion rifles in the game, with Overflow doubling your magazine capacity and Controlled Burst giving you a 20% damage increase. Scatter Signal can be obtained from The Coil and Riven’s Lair.

6. Apex Predator

Destiny 2, Apex Predator Legendary Rocket Launcher

Source: Last Wish Raid/Riven’s Wishes

Desired Roll: Reconstruction + Bait and Switch

The Apex Predator is currently the best legendary rocket launcher in the game. This rocket launcher is the best option by far when doing boss damage with rockets. Reconstruction autoloads the rocket up to double capacity, while Bait and Switch provides you with a 30% damage bonus after dealing damage with all three of your weapons. Pair 5 of these with one Gjallarhorn, and your raid team will melt any boss that stands in front of you. Apex Predator can be obtained from the Last Wish Raid or Riven’s Wishes Tokens.

5. The Mountaintop

Destiny 2, The Mountaintop Legendary Grenade Launcher

Source: Into the Light

Desired Roll: Auto-Loading Holster/Lead From Gold + Recombination/Frenzy/Vorpal Weapon

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The Mountaintop made its triumphant return in the free-to-play update Into the Light. With various new perks added, The Mountaintop quickly became one of the best special weapons in Destiny 2. Auto-Loading Holster and Lead From Gold are great options for third-column perks, with Recombination being the top choice in the fourth-column, allowing one shot to do up to 100% increased damage. Frenzy is also nice to have, with a 15% increase in damage after being in combat for 5 seconds and Vorpal Weapon is good for the added 15% damage to all bosses. The Mountaintop is obtained from the free-to-play activity Onslaught.

4. Sunshot

Destiny 2, Sunshot Exotic Hand Cannon

Source: Exotic Engrams, Solar New-Light Kit

The Sunshot exotic hand cannon is one of the best primary weapons for ad-clear. The only 150rpm hand cannon left in the game, Sunshot can easily wipe out rooms of ads. Getting kills with Sunshot makes targets explode with solar energy that spreads to other enemies. Previously unlocked through random drops through exotic engrams, you can now get Sunshot for free when you select the Solar New-Light Kit from Ikora Rey at the Tower, thanks to the Into the Light update.

3. Conditional Finality

Destiny 2, Conditional Finality Exotic Shotgun

Source: Root of Nightmares Raid/Pantheon

If you’ve ever played Crucible in Destiny 2, then you have come across Conditional Finality. The best exotic weapon for PvP shoots one Stasis pellet that freezes targets and one Solar pellet that ignites targets. Conditional Finality is obtained as a random exotic drop from completing the Root of Nightmares raid and can now be purchased from Arcite 99-40 at the end of Pantheon after completing the Divine Weaponry 2 quest.

2. Igneous Hammer

Destiny 2, Igneous Hammer Legendary Hand Cannon

Source: Trials of Osiris

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Desired Roll: Keep Away + Precision Instrument

The Igneous Hammer is the best hand cannon in the current Crucible sandbox. With the decrease in body shot damage, Precision Instrument still allows Igneous Hammer to 2 head + 1 body someone in The Crucible. No other 120 hand cannon has the capability to do that as consistently as Igneous Hammer. May 24th-27th was the last opportunity to obtain the adept version of Igneous Hammer, which allows you to have adept mods on the weapon, but the normal Igneous Hammer is still available to purchase from Saint-14 in the Tower Hanger.

1. Edge Transit

Destiny 2, Edge Transit Legendary Grenade Launcher

Source: Into the Light

Desired Roll: Enviois Assassin/Cascade Point/Auto-Loading Holster + Bait and Switch/Explosive Light

With the buffs we saw to grenade launchers in March, they have quickly become the go-to option for boss DPS in raids. We have seen the switch from Bait and Switch rockets with one Gjallarhorn to 6 Bait and Switch grenade launchers. Edge Transit reverses our top spot because of the many perk different perk combinations that it can have. Envious Assassin and Bait and Switch allow you to shoot up to 21 shots without reloading with 30% increased damage. Cascade Point allows you to shoot Edge Transit 30% faster meaning you can dish out damage quicker. Edge Transit can be obtained from the free-to-play activity Onslaught.

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