There are a lot of Solar guns to choose from in Destiny 2. What are the best ones?
Destiny 2‘s subclasses have changed over the course of The Witch Queen and the following seasons. Because of these changes, monochrome builds, which focus on using a single element, have become very popular.Now is the best time to find a good Solar weapon because Solar 3.0 is so strong.
Incandescent, a Solar version of Dragonfly that Scorches targets, can be used to roll with new Solar weapons. In the future, it’s possible that Solar weapons will get more benefits that are only available to Solar weapons. But for now, these Solar guns are some of the most powerful and unique ones you can use in Destiny 2.
How to obtain: Vanguard Ops playlist.
Bows are always useful for endgame PvE activity. Master-tier material like GM Nightfalls and other things tell you to keep your distance. Strident Whistle does this better than most. This Bow does a lot of damage and is great for getting rid of large groups of enemies.
That’s mostly because of Incandescent, a Solar version of Dragonfly that causes Scorch when it kills something. This blast is pretty big, and if it kills enough people, it can start an Ignite. With just one Ignite, you can wipe out a whole wave of enemies and hurt a Champion very badly. If you want a Solar Bow that works better all the time, Archer’s Tempo and Explosive Head are great choices.
- Column One: Archer’s Tempo
- Column Two: Incandescent, Explosive Head
How to obtain: Root of Nightmares raid.
Acasia’s Dejection is a great Trace Rifle for players who use two Specials in their loadouts. Compared to Retraced Path, Acasia’s Dejection has a perk pool that is more focused on DPS that lasts longer.It’s the only Trace Rifle that can roll with Target Lock, backed up by Rewind Rounds, Reconstruction, or Envious Assassin.
All three reload bonuses are great, but Target Lock is the one that really stands out.The fact that this gun’s power can be increased over time makes it great for low-level majors, champions, and bosses with less health. Overall, it’s a great Trace Rifle that works great with double Specials.
- Column One: Rewind Rounds, Reconstruction, Envious Assassin
- Column Two: Target Lock, Incandescent, Frenzy
Judgment Of Kelgorath
How to obtain:Banshee-44 sometimes sells it.
If you like Glaives or melee builds in general, you’ll want to farm for Judgment of Kelgorath. This Glaive can get Close to Melee, a great perk that makes your Glaive’s melee attack and long projectile do a lot more damage. When used with Overflow or Demolitionist, you have a powerful Special weapon that can stop damage from coming in, deal a lot of damage in close combat, and kill enemies from a distance. Few tools are as versatile as that one.
- Column One: Overflow, Demolitionist
- Column Two: Close to Melee
How to obtain: “Lost Lament” quest.
What’s better than a sword that hits hard? Why not use a chainsword? The Lament is an Exotic Sword that comes straight from the world of Warhammer 40K. Its chainsaw-like blade and insanely high base damage will make short work of your enemies.
Compared to Legendary Swords, Lament can break Barrier Champion shields, deal insane damage with its light and heavy attack combo, and even heal you. This weapon is a must-have for close-range boss DPS, but it won’t be the best in the Crucible Heavy meta.
How to obtain:Use targeted Umbral Engrams and PsiOps Battlegrounds.
The Wave Frame Grenade Launcher Explosive Personality really packs a punch. When this GL fires a shot, it sends out a wave of solar energy that kills most enemies in its path. Both Majors and Guardians are badly hurt. This weapon’s perk pool is what really makes it stand out, though.
Explosive Personality can be used with Disruption Break. This is a first for Wave Frames. If you break someone’s shield, they will take 50% more Kinetic damage from all sources. This means you can quickly switch to your Kinetic weapon and do a lot of damage. The weapon is easy to use, hits hard, and is a nightmare to fight against in the Crucible.
- Column One: Auto-Loading Holster
- Column Two: Disruption Break
How to obtain:Bought in the Tower from the Exotic Kiosk. It costs 1 Exotic Cipher, 150,000 Glimmer, 240 Spoils of Conquest, and 2 Ascendant Shards.
At first glance, Tarrabah doesn’t look like much. It has average stats, a small magazine, and can only be bought with Spoils of Conquest. That seems crazy, but there is one thing about Tarrabah that makes it worth being an Exotic raid: Ravenous Beast.
If you deal or take enough damage, you can “unleash the beast,” as it is called in Slope Game. For seven seconds, your gun shoots at 900 RPM, does twice as much damage, reloads much faster, and even makes you more mobile. In PvE, this impact lasts much longer if you damage and kill enemies. The buff works the same way in PvP as it does in PvE. It only takes a few gunfights for this SMG to turn into a pocket Machine Gun with an endless supply of bullets. Getting Tarrabah is a must if you can pay for the Spoils.
How to obtain:Do the Vault of Glass raid (an fight with Atheon).
In Season of the Splicer, the first raid Exotic in the history of Destiny was brought forward, along with a new Linear Fusion Rifle alternate fire. Even though Vex isn’t as strong as it was in D1Y1, the version we have now is still a powerful monster and a theorycrafter’s dream.
Vex’s best feature is its weapons.Technically, this is a Fusion Rifle, but it works like a 360 RPM Auto Rifle with a slightly faster rate of fire. This is important to know because bonuses for the Fusion Rifle, like the Rain of Fire boots for the Warlock, work with this gun. So, it’s easy to add more damage with a Vex Mythoclast. Almost every class can combine the Catalyst buff on a weapon with Radiant or another damage boost to melt enemies. If you like making builds in Destiny 2, you should farm for the Vex Mythoclast.
How to obtain: Vow of the Disciple raid (Acquisition and Caretaker encounters).
Cataclysmic is a powerful Linear Fusion Rifle that has a lot of great features. Fourth Time’s the Charm is the first LFR to be able to fire up to ten shots before needing to reload. You can combine this with “Lure and Switch,” which increases your damage by a lot when you hit a target with all three of your weapons, to do a lot of damage in raids and GM Nightfalls. Also, it can be made, which is something that no other Linear Fusion Rifle can say.
- Column One: Fourth Time’s the Charm
- Column Two: Bait and Switch
How to obtain: “And Out Fly the Wolves” quest.
Gjallarhorn doesn’t need to be introduced. It’s possible that it’s the most well-known Exotic in the series, since it was used to cheat bosses in Destiny’s first release and to boost Rocket Launcher DPS in Destiny 2. Yes, Gjallarhorn now makes other Rocket Launchers better.
Even though Gjallarhorn doesn’t do the most damage in PvE, it works as a kind of support weapon by giving allied Legendary Rocket Launchers Wolfpack Rounds and a much faster reload speed. As long as one person on your fireteam is using Gjallarhorn, everyone on your team is using Gjallarhorn. You shouldn’t go into the ending of Destiny 2 without this weapon.
How to obtain: Occasionally sold by Xur.
The CALUS Mini-Tool is like Drang in that it is a remade version of the MIDA Mini-Tool with a new pool of perks.This form of the Mini-Tool can roll with some amazing bonuses, the most useful of which is Incandescent. It works just like you’d expect on an SMG, making multiple Ignites when enemies are close together during a battle.
CALUS Mini-Tool has some great options to Incandescent if you don’t like it. Surrounded is a great perk for SMGs if you use them in the way they were meant to be used. Disruption Break can be useful in Master-tier gameplay, and Eye of the Storm and Tap the Trigger can be used in PvP. The CALUS Mini-Tool is good at everything.
- Column One: Unrelenting, Grave Robber, Threat Detector
- Column Two: Incandescent, Surrounded (PvE), Tap the Trigger (PvP)