[Top 10] Destiny 2 Best Gambit Weapons and How to Get Them

Destiny 2 Best Gambit Weapons
Destiny 2 Best Gambit Weapons

What are the Best Weapons for Gambit in Destiny 2?


Bungie debuted gambit, its first-ever PvPvE game mode, with the Forsaken expansion.

A 4v4 competitive mode in which two teams of four guardians engage in combat in separate arenas while slaying foes and grabbing motes (white, glowy triangles) that are then deposited in the bank in the center. A little blocker is sent to the other side by five motes. You will send a medium blocker in 10 motes and a large blocker in 15. The objective is to summon and kill your Primevil (boss) before the other team and fill your bank with 100 motes.This article will discuss what are the top 15 weapons that can make your gambit experience smooth.

Destiny 2 has over 700 weapons available, and picking 3 for your loadout isn't easy. 


15. Anarchy (Best for Motes Collection and  Boss Phase)

"Stick to wall, ground, human… then FFFFFRRRRRYYYYY! Hehehehehehehe." —Siviks, Lost to None

Anarchy has had a spectacular fall from grace and was previously one of the most powerful PvE weapons, trivializing even the most difficult pieces of content in the game. Despite the changes and additions of other powerful options, Anarchy remains one of the game's strongest Grenade Launchers for PvE activities, especially Gambit. 

You can deal severe damage when you combine Anarchy with a Sniper Rifle or Shotgun. Although it isn't as good as Witherhoard or Parasite, Anarchy's consistent DPS makes it an excellent choice for players who enjoy double Special loadouts.

Exotic Perks:

Arc Traps

Grenades stick to surfaces and chain Arc bolts to other mines.

Moving Target

Increased movement speed and target acquisition when moving while aiming down sights.

Anarchy Stats

  • Blast Radius: 70
  • Velocity: 100
  • Stability: 60
  • Handling: 59
  • Reload Speed: 24
  • Reload Time: 3.04 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 69
  • Inventory Size: 0
  • Zoom: 13
  • Recoil: 50
  • Bounce Intensity: 50
  • Rounds Per Minute: 150
  • Magazine: 6

How to Get It:


14. Ager’s Scepter (Best for Motes Collection)

"One day, you will mold the world to your liking, dear brother, as I always have." —Queen Mara Sov

Our first stasis trace rifle, the Ager's Scepter, is fully compatible with stasis builds. Using a well-modified stasis build, you may chain your super to acquire more kills after obtaining it quickly with this weapon. If you have full super, you can use the charge fire mode to insanely destructively use this rifle. It's a trace rifle, but it has some interesting features and fantastic usefulness, so you should try it in gambit and check your ammunition, as it melts pretty fast.

Exotic Perks:

Ager's Call

Final blows with this weapon generate a slowing burst around the defeated target.

Rega's Refrain

Stasis final blows transfer ammo to this weapon's magazine from reserves.

Ager’s Scepter Stats

  • Impact: 6
  • Range: 69
  • Stability: 79
  • Handling: 52
  • Reload Speed: 55
  • Reload Time: 1.9 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 100
  • Inventory Size: 44
  • Zoom: 16
  • Recoil: 96
  • Bounce Intensity: 4
  • Rounds Per Minute: 1000
  • Magazine: 97


13. Truth (Best for Invading)

"…is where you seek it." —Lomar

What could be more intriguing than a rocket launcher that can lock onto targets and pursue them throughout the map? You should try using this weapon in gambit if you haven't already. Given that you only have a short window of time to invade, it is a fantastic option because it is challenging to locate all the enemies on the map.

Truth is still one of the most fantastic rocket launchers in Destiny 2, even though it could be better than Destiny 1.

Exotic Perks:

Prototype Trueseeker

This weapon's rockets have tracking. Lock onto targets when aiming down sights.

Grenades and Horseshoes

Projectiles will detonate when they are within close proximity of their targets.

Truth Stats:

  • Blast Radius: 90
  • Velocity: 42
  • Stability: 62
  • Handling: 65
  • Reload Speed: 24
  • Reload Time: 3.46 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 73
  • Inventory Size: 40
  • Zoom: 20
  • Recoil: 60
  • Bounce Intensity: 40
  • Rounds Per Minute: 15
  • Magazine: 1


12. One Thousand Voices (Best for Invading)

I can be anyone you wish, o murderer mine.

One of the most coveted, exotic-looking, and valuable weapons in Destiny 2 is the 1K. It is a potent, powerful weapon that was always admired but was never the first choice. It can be acquired through The Last Wish, possibly the best raid in the game.

Although obtaining this weapon required a lot of grinding. You must ask the Lord of RNG to be merciful and grant you a drop. Once you get this weapon in your possession, it is a monster for invasion tactics because you can team wipe all the enemies close to the motes portal with just one shot from this rifle if you play smart.

Exotic Perks:

Ahamkara's Eye

Charging this weapon unleashes a giant continuous beam of death.

Unforeseen Repercussions

This weapon's beam superheats its targets upon impact, causing delayed explosions.

One Thousand Voices Stats

  • Impact: 0
  • Range: 100
  • Stability: 40
  • Handling: 0
  • Reload Speed: 30
  • Reload Time: 2.47 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 100
  • Inventory Size: 80
  • Zoom: 25
  • Recoil: 100
  • Bounce Intensity: 0
  • Charge Time: 1000
  • Magazine: 4


11. Vex Mythoclast (Best for Motes Collection)

…a causal loop within the weapon's mechanism, suggesting that the firing process somehow binds space and time into…

Last season, Vex Mythoclase was a little underwhelming, but it is now a monster in every sense of the term. The Vex Mythoclast is the ideal weapon for trash mobs and orange bars, and because it and its catalyst have received a buff, the Mythoclast is currently the king of all weapons in Destiny 2.

You may  become invincible in PvE and Gambit if you combine this fusion weapon with a few exotic armor pieces. It is an excellent weapon for ad clearing in Gambit and also serves as a respectable aid during the boss phase.

Exotic Perks:

Timeless Mythoclast

This weapon fires full auto when in its default firing mode.

Temporal Unlimiter

Defeating targets builds stacks of Overcharge.

[Alternate Weapon Action]: Swap firing modes when fully Overcharged.

In alternative firing mode, hold the trigger to charge up and fire more powerful linear fusion shots.

Vex Mythoclast Stats

  • Impact: 33
  • Range: 85
  • Stability: 30
  • Handling: 50
  • Reload Speed: 60
  • Reload Time: 2 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 75
  • Inventory Size: 40
  • Zoom: 15
  • Recoil: 80
  • Bounce Intensity: 20
  • Rounds Per Minute: 395
  • Magazine: 25


10. Chroma Rush (Best for Motes Collection)

Drink from the data stream.

We first met this adored auto rifle in Season 14, and it soon gained popularity among the audience. A bullet hose, Chroma Rush is a 720rpm renowned auto rifle. This nasty boy is the best option for ad clearing in gambit because it eats everything in its path.

This weapon is unstoppable if you can get your hands on a strong set of perks for it, such as sustenance and rampage, as you won't need to reload at all, and you'll have the rampage buff to melt the enemies. It is the game's best legendary auto rifle and a great weapon for ad clearance in Gambit.

Chroma Rush Stats

  • Impact: 18
  • Range: 15
  • Stability: 56
  • Handling: 35
  • Reload Speed: 47
  • Reload Time: 2.04 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 80
  • Inventory Size: 54
  • Zoom: 16
  • Recoil: 45
  • Bounce Intensity: 55
  • Rounds Per Minute: 720
  • Magazine: 51


9. Jotunn (Best for Invading and Motes Collection)

"Untamed. Destructive. As forceful and chaotic as Ymir himself." —Ada-1

Ah! The toasters that everyone loves! Because it is so adaptable, Jotunn is fantastic. It is a fusion gun that fires a ball of fire in all directions that tracks adversaries. As we all know, Jotun destroys the Crucible, and Gambit is no exception. Using this, you may eliminate foes swiftly. It also works great for dealing with invasions or players who break into your game. Just be mindful of your ammo supply since this consumes special ammo. 

Since the catalyst was recently added, you can also use this weapon for ad clearance. You can use the scorch as much as you can to eliminate swarms of enemies because it works well with solar 3.0 builds.

Exotic Perks:

Charge Shot

Hold down the trigger to charge up a tracking shot that explodes and burns on impact.

Shield Disorient

Energy-matched shield explosion disorients nearby combatants.

Jotunn Stats

  • Impact: 95
  • Range: 47
  • Stability: 23
  • Handling: 26
  • Reload Speed: 23
  • Reload Time: 2.6 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 67
  • Inventory Size: 26
  • Zoom: 15
  • Recoil: 77
  • Bounce Intensity: 23
  • Charge Time: 820
  • Magazine: 5


8. IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 (Best for Motes Collection)

Subroutine IKELOS: Status=reinitiated.

APOTHEOSIS: Status=active…

Ikelos smg is a powerful, aggressive frame submachine gun. Less than 90% of Destiny players have this renowned submachine gun in their possession, making it the third most popular 750 rpm submachine gun in the game.

Threat Detector is a good perk for increasing reload, stability, and handling when there are ads for this weapon. This perk works best in Gambit, with numerous ads nearby to optimize the effects of this perk. The Ikelos smg can also roll with Dynamic Sway Reduction, increasing accuracy and stability when holding the trigger.

It is a must to have a weapon in season 18 because it can roll with some of the best PvP and PvE rolls.

PvE God roll: 

Barrel: Corkscrew Rifling or Polygonal Rifling

Magazine: Extended Mag

Perk 1: Subsistence

Perk 2: Demolitionist or Surrounded

IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 Stats

  • Impact: 22
  • Range: 49
  • Stability: 25
  • Handling: 70
  • Reload Speed: 24
  • Aim Assistance: 42
  • Inventory Size: 45
  • Zoom: 13
  • Recoil: 90
  • Rounds Per Minute: 750
  • Magazine: 28

How to get it: 

Ikelos smg drops used to be tied to the contact public events, but now it is a world drop. To get one of these, you need to give materials to one of the vendors in the tower or pick up a legendary engram and be lucky enough to have one drop.


7. Divinity (Best for Boss Phase)

Calibrate reality. Seek inevitability. Embody divinity.

Divinity trace rifle is still one of the game's most powerful and distinctive weapons. After holding its beam over ads for a few seconds, the Exotic perk locks them in an arc bubble, stunning Overload champions and weakening other enemies.

Divinity is helpful for boss fights and other team-based activities because shooting this cage deals additional damage, especially when compared to a headshot. Divinity is versatile, powerful, and a must-have for any PvE activities involving bosses, particularly Raids and Gambit.

Exotic Perks:


Sustained damage with this weapon envelops the target in a field that weakens and stuns them. Strong against [Disruption] Overload Champions.


Targets under the effects of Judgment long enough are struck with a burst of damage.

Divinity Stats

  • Impact: 6
  • Range: 67
  • Stability: 76
  • Handling: 51
  • Reload Speed: 45
  • Reload Time: 2.08 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 100
  • Inventory Size: 50
  • Zoom: 16
  • Recoil: 100
  • Bounce Intensity: 0
  • Rounds Per Minute: 1000
  • Magazine: 94

How to get it: 

Unlocking Divinity, the Exotic Trace Rifle, in Destiny 2 will take some time. The first step is to obtain the Divine Fragmentation quest item, but players must  defeat the Garden of Salvation raid. To obtain Divinity, you must complete the laser puzzles and beat the raid's final boss inside the same raid run.


6. Riskrunner (Best for Motes Collection)

Charge your soul and let the electrons sing.

Riskrunner is an original exotic that debuted with the game in 2017. This exotic is in the inventory of 99% of the players. Riskrunner is an utter beast in PvP and Gambit. Guardians constantly receive damage in Destiny 2, but Riskrunner transforms you into a much more powerful entity when that damage is Arc.

For those who haven’t used Riskrunner recently, this SMG fires lightning rounds that chain to nearby targets while Arc Conductor is active. This makes the motes collection phase so fun and fast that you will be at the boss phase in no time.

Exotic Perks:

Arc Conductor

When taking Arc Damage, this weapon becomes more powerful and resists incoming Arc Damage. Kills extend the time in this overcharged state.


When Arc Conductor is active, shots fired have the chance to become chain lightning and return ammo.

Riskrunner Ingredient Stats

  • Impact: 20
  • Range: 50
  • Stability: 55
  • Handling: 46
  • Reload Speed: 35
  • Reload Time: 2.2 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 50
  • Inventory Size: 50
  • Zoom: 13
  • Recoil: 94
  • Bounce Intensity: 6
  • Rounds Per Minute: 900
  • Magazine: 37

How to Get It:

You must complete the exotic "Pain and Gain" quest to obtain riskrunner and its catalyst. Before taking on Pain and Gain, you must complete the first story mission for the Shadowkeep expansion. It is simple: Go to the Moon, and the mission will automatically begin. After finishing it, you can return to the Tower. The Pain and Gain mission is waiting for you from Banshee-44, the gunsmith.


5. Reed’s Regret (Best for Boss Phase)

"Trust me." —Savathûn as Osiris

In Season of the Lost, linear fusion rifles established themselves as a dominant DPS option, and they continue to do so today. They still outclass any DPS weapon in the game, even without the DPS artifact mods like Particle Deconstruction. It is an excellent choice for gambit as you want to melt that final boss as quickly as possible.

So what makes the Reed’s Regret special is that It was the first linear fusion rifle to roll with the triple tap, considered the strongest DPS perk ever. You can combine that with firing line to become your fire team's DPS god. If you are a devoted Gambit player, this weapon is a must for you and should be the reason to dive into the trials of Osiris and visit the lighthouse.

PvE God roll:

Barrel: Arrowhead Brake

Battery: Liquid Coils or Enhanced Battery

Perk 1: Triple Tap

Perk 2: Vorpal Weapon or Firing Line

Reed’s Regret Stats

  • Impact: 41
  • Range: 45
  • Stability: 48
  • Handling: 31
  • Reload Speed: 28
  • Reload Time: 2.55 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 66
  • Inventory Size: 40
  • Zoom: 25
  • Recoil: 76
  • Bounce Intensity: 04
  • Rounds Per Minute: 533
  • Magazine: 6

How to get Reed’s Regret

The weapons of the Osiris Trials can be obtained in 2 ways.

  • You can earn trials weapons from the lighthouse chest, which can only be unlocked by going flawless in trials.
  • You will receive trial weapons and engrams as your Saint-14 reputation rises. These engrams have two options: you can focus the engrams on a particular weapon or open them for RNG rewards. It will cost you some resources to focus on weapons like 100 legendary shards.


4. Sleeper Simulant (Best for Invading)

Subroutine IKELOS: Status=complete. MIDNIGHT EXIGENT: Status=still in progress.

The sleeper is a monster. No matter how far away something is, it maps it with lasers.

An intelligent choice for invasion because it one-shots guardians, has excellent aim assistance and uses minimal ammo. Additionally, the boss can take some substantial damage from it as well.

The Sleeper Simulant is still one of the best linear fusion rifles available today because it can compete with any other legendary weapon and has the added benefit of dealing ricochet damage. It is a fantastic option for a Gambit because you may use it during both the boss and invasion phases.

Exotic Perks:


The weapon's laser over penetrates enemies and refracts off hard surfaces.

Moving Target

Increased movement speed and target acquisition when moving while aiming down sights.

Sleeper Simulant Stats

  • Impact: 41
  • Range: 59
  • Stability: 34
  • Handling: 35
  • Reload Speed: 29
  • Reload Time: 2.53 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 57
  • Inventory Size: 10
  • Zoom: 25
  • Recoil: 65
  • Bounce Intensity: 35
  • Charge Time: 1024
  • Magazine: 4


3. Witherhoard (Best for Motes Collection)

"Like a one-man private security company." —The Drifter

Witherhoard is arguably the best grenade launcher in the game right now. It's one of the PvE weapons every player in Destiny 2 needs to have, especially when combined with the catalyst that grants it an auto-loading holster.

It is effortless to use and can deliver good damage, lock down an area, stun an enemy, deal with ads, and all this while being super easy to use. This is all that's needed in gambit. You will constantly be clearing off ads and getting good boss phase damage with this beast.

Due to its AoE impact, It has been a meta in PvP and Gambit for a long time, and it can be super annoying to deal with, especially in PvP activities.

Exotic Perks:

Primeval's Torment

Projectiles fired by this weapon blight the target or nearby area on impact.

Break the Bank

Blighted targets take damage over time and blight the nearby area on death.

Witherhoard Stats

  • Impact: 60
  • Velocity: 12
  • Stability: 63
  • Handling: 48
  • Reload Speed: 33
  • Reload Time: 2.8 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 84
  • Inventory Size: 46
  • Zoom: 12
  • Recoil: 96
  • Bounce Intensity: 4
  • Rounds Per Minute: 90
  • Magazine: 6

How to Get It:

Witherhoard is available at the Tower's Monument to Lost Lights kiosk, just like Anarchy. You will need a specific amount of resources to purchase that. Here’s what you need:

  • One Exotic Cipher
  • 100,000 Glimmer
  • 150 Glacial Starwort
  • One Ascendant Shard


2. Xenophage (Best for Invading)

This might sting a little.

Xenophage is the best machine gun specifically for invading in Gambit. It is a rare Machine Gun with high-impact damage that first appeared in Season 8. It has since earned a good reputation in the community. Although it is an exotic weapon with solar damage to opponents, it also has some additional benefits that make it a good choice. This weapon resembles a heavy rocket launcher with numerous tiny rocket shells.

Xenophage has gone through many ups and downs. Unnecessary modifications turned it into a farce, and the weapon remained that way for a long time. However, now that Xenophage has been restored to its former glory, it is once again an excellent PvE weapon that never disappoints.

Exotic Perks:

Pyrotoxin Rounds

Fires high-powered explosive ammunition.


Aiming this weapon increases its effective range and zoom magnification. Increased projectile velocity while aiming Rocket Launchers, Grenade Launchers, and Bows.

Xenophage Stats

  • Impact: 100
  • Range: 68
  • Stability: 32
  • Handling: 30
  • Reload Speed: 31
  • Reload Time: 5.54 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 33
  • Inventory Size: 3
  • Zoom: 16
  • Recoil: 85
  • Bounce Intensity: 15
  • Rounds Per Minute: 120
  • Magazine: 20


1. Eyes of Tomorrow (Best for Invading)

"I want to see it all, unhindered, and know it's mine to take." —Clovis Bray

Eyes of Tomorrow is one of the best weapons the game has to offer for gambit. The Eyes Of Tomorrow can be acquired through the Deep Stone Crypt raid. It launches six rockets that can track and lock onto six different targets. Ouch! As you can see, if someone enters a game with this, it can be a nightmare for the opposing team. A spiritual heir to Truth, this rocket launcher is lethal, and everyone familiar with and has played Destiny has undoubtedly lost sleep.

Due to its swift tracking module, it has been designed with invasion in mind and has angered many people. You may lock your targets in a matter of microseconds, then shoot to watch them all fall.

Exotic Perks:

Eyes on All

This weapon is capable of tracking and firing at multiple targets simultaneously.

Adaptive Ordnance

Killing four or more combatants in a single volley increases the damage of the next volley.

Eyes of Tomorrow Stats

  • Blast Radius: 50
  • Velocity: 52
  • Stability: 72
  • Handling: 44
  • Reload Speed: 46
  • Reload Time: 3.33 seconds
  • Aim Assistance: 68
  • Inventory Size: 20
  • Zoom: 20
  • Recoil: 75
  • Bounce Intensity: 25
  • Rounds Per Minute: 20
  • Magazine: 1



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