[Top 11] Destiny 2 Best Grenade Launchers and How To Get Them (2021 Edition)

Destiny 2 Best Grenade Launchers


Grenade launchers are some of the most versatile and fun weapons to use in Destiny 2. They can lay down DPS on bosses faster than other range heavy weapons and can clear hordes of enemies quickly. Grenade launchers are also great for PvP. Their splash damage can take out enemy players are at the very least weaken them for you to finish off. To help find the right ones for you, we've picked out our top 11 grenade launchers and how you can get them.

Our Top 11 Grenade Launchers

  • Truthteller
  • The Prospector
  • Anarchy
  • Militia’s Birthright
  • Fighting Lion
  • The Colony
  • Anarchy
  • Deafening Whisper
  • Berenger’s Memory
  • Witherhoard
  • Salvager’s Salvo

1. Truthteller

"If we wish others to accept the grim reality, we must break through every comforting illusion." —Arach Jalaal

With sunsetting coming to Destiny 2 in a matter of time, Truthteller is said to be the weapon to replace The Mountaintop. While nothing can quite be the new Mountaintop, this grenade launcher is nothing to sleep on. In PvE, it performs well and in PvP having the perk Disruption Break helps you do some great damage and works well with hard-hitting Kinetic weapons.

Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 55

Velocity: 77

Stability: 26

Handling: 72

Reload Speed: 74

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 1

Perks:

Lightweight Frame: One-shot handheld Grenade Launcher with remote detonation. : Fire; release to detonate.

Underdog: This weapon gains a boost to reload speed as your health gets lower.

Swashbuckler: This weapon gains increased damage from melee kills and kills with this weapon.

What makes Truthteller good?:

  • Good handling
  • Good reload speed
  • Control when grenades detonate

Weapon Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/1946491241/truthteller/

How to get Truthteller:

The Truthteller in Action:

2. The Prospector

"Some things should stay buried." 

We’ve dug up some treasure with this exotic. It has a fully automatic firing mode and shoots sticky grenades that burn their targets. It has the highest fire rate for a grenade launcher at 165 rounds per minute. Scoring this baby is striking gold. Alright, now I’m done with mining themed phrasing, so please don’t be mad at me later. I just hate it when people “dig” up the past. :)

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 18

Velocity: 60

Stability: 51

Handling: 51

Reload Speed: 15

Rounds/Min: 165

Magazine: 8

Perks:

Excavation: : Fire grenades. Release to detonate all live grenades simultaneously. Grenades stick to surfaces and set targets on fire.

Full Auto Trigger System: Holding down the trigger will fire this weapon at full auto.

What makes The Prospector good?:

  • High fire rate
  • Grenades do extra burn damage
  • Good for DPS

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3549153979-the-prospector#

How to get The Prospector:

You can get this weapon in random exotic drops or buy it from Xur when he has it in stock for 29 legendary shards.

The Prospector in Action:

3. Anarchy

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

Here is a powerful pick for PvE. Anarchy is another exotic grenade launcher that fires sticky grenades that chain arc lightning. This is a powerful tool for crowd control but also for chipping away at majors/bosses’ health. It’s best when paired with another weapon with the grenades providing constant damage and your other weapon being the cherry on top.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 40

Velocity: 100

Stability: 69

Handling: 81

Reload Speed: 76

Rounds/Min: 150

Magazine: 6

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.

What makes Anarchy good?:

  • High projectile velocity
  • Good handling
  • Good reload speed
  • Arc traps effective for DPS against powerful enemies

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/2376481550-anarchy#

How to get Anarchy:

You can get this weapon as a drop from the Scourge of the Past raid. Here’s a farming guide to help:

 

4. Militia’s Birthright

"Earth is our home. Not Mars, not Venus, not even the Reef. We must ensure it is a place we can continue to live for many generations to come." —Devrim Kay

This grenade launcher is a sturdy and reliable option for most gamemodes. It’s not as crazy overpowered but can roll with some good perks that make it an underrated powerhouse.

Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 55

Velocity: 75

Stability: 31

Handling: 72

Reload Speed: 67

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 1

Perks:

Lightweight Frame: One-shot handheld Grenade Launcher with remote detonation. : Fire; release to detonate.

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.

Threat Detector: Increased reload, stability, and handling when enemies are in close proximity.

What makes The Militia's Birthright good?:

  • Versatile
  • Good handling
  • Good projectile velocity
  • Control when grenades detonate

Weapon Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/3745974521/the-militias-birthright/

How to get The Militia’s Birthright:

The Militia’s Birthright in Action:

5. Fighting Lion

"I call it the Zhang Fei. It hits almost as hard as I do." —Wei Ning

Fighting Lion is a grenade launcher that has an interesting perk. If you’ve played any of the Halo games that have grenade launchers you’ll feel right at home using this, because its perk allows your grenades to both bounce but also let’s you detonate it when you want by holding and letting go of the trigger. It’s a callback to Halo’s grenade launchers, or “Pro-pipes” as fans of the series called them.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 50

Velocity: 55

Stability: 78

Handling: 100

Reload Speed: 55

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 1

Perks:

Delayed Gratification: Grenade projectiles will bounce off surfaces. Fire; release to detonate.

Thin the Herd: Direct hits do more damage to enemy combatant shields. Rapid kills against grenade-damaged enemies refill the magazine. Kills always drop Primary ammo.

What makes Fighting Lion good?:

  • Good handling
  • Good for clearing groups of small enemies
  • Primary ammo generation from exotic perk

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3549153978-fighting-lion#

How to get Fighting Lion:

You can acquire this gun in exotic drops or buy it from Xur for 29 legendary shards.

Fighting Lion in Action:

6. The Colony

We outnumber you. We will find you. You are alone, and we are colony.

Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 23

Velocity: 42

Stability: 91

Handling: 87

Reload Speed: 73

Rounds/Min: 140

Magazine: 7

Perks:

Insectoid Robot Grenades: This weapon's grenades are insectoid robots that chase targets and explode close to them.

Serve the Colony

Insectoid robot grenades quickly repopulate the magazine from reserves while the Colony is unequipped.

What makes The Colony good?:

  • Good stability
  • Good handling
  • Very effective PvP weapon

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/3899270607-the-colony

How to get The Colony:

You can acquire this gun in exotic drops or buy it from Xur for 29 legendary shards.

The Colony in Action:

7. Deafening Whisper

"The right message is loud at any volume." —Osiris

Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 45

Velocity: 73

Stability: 53

Handling: 84

Reload Speed: 72

Rounds/Min: 72

Magazine: 1

Perks:

Wave Frame: One-shot handheld Grenade Launcher. Projectiles release a wave of energy when they contact the ground.

Killing Wind: Final blows grant increased mobility, weapon range, and handling for a short duration.

Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

What makes Deafening Whisper good?:

  • Good handling
  • Good for PvE crowd control

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/981718087-deafening-whisper

How to get Deafening Whisper:

Deafening Whisper in Action:

8. Berenger’s Memory

Take your place among the company of heroes.

Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 23

Velocity: 49

Stability: 32

Handling: 20

Reload Speed: 29

Rounds/Min: 150

Magazine: 5

Perks:

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

Sticky Grenades: Grenades attach on impact; detonate when enemies are close.

Threat Detector: Increased reload, stability, and handling when enemies are in close proximity.

Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

What makes Berenger’s Memory good?:

  • Strong in PvE
  • Decent Perks

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/407621213-berengers-memory#

How to get Berenger’s Memory:

Berenger’s Memory in Action:

9. Witherhoard


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

Weapon Stats:

Velocity: 21

Stability: 71

Handling: 67

Reload Speed: 40

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 6

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.

What makes Witherhoard good?:

  • Good DPS weapon
  • Good for PvE and PvP

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/2357297366-witherhoard

How to get Witherhoard:

You can acquire this weapon from the Monuments to Lost Lights kiosk at the Tower.

Witherhoard in Action:

10. Salvager’s Salvo

The only way out is through.

Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 55

Velocity: 82

Stability: 42

Handling: 96

Reload Speed: 73

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 1

Perks:

Lightweight Frame: One-shot handheld Grenade Launcher with remote detonation. : Fire; release to detonate.

Ambitious Assassin: Overflows the magazine based on the number of rapid kills before reloading.

Vorpal Weapon: Increased damage against bosses, vehicles, and Guardians with their Super active.

What makes Salvager’s Salvo good?:

  • Good handling
  • Good velocity
  • Decent Perks

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/2060863616-salvagers-salvo

How to get Salvager’s Salvo:

Salvager’s Salvo in Action:

11. Orewing’s Maul

"They were the first to chart the Cosmodrome's mountains." —Lord Saladin

Weapon Stats:

Blast Radius: 55

Velocity: 68

Stability: 35

Handling: 69

Reload Speed: 74

Rounds/Min: 90

Magazine: 1

Perks:

Lightweight Frame: One-shot handheld Grenade Launcher with remote detonation. : Fire; release to detonate.

Field Prep: Increased ammo reserves. Faster reload, stow, and ready when you're crouching.

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

What makes Orewing’s Maul good?:

  • Good handling
  • Good reload speed
  • Control when grenades detonate

Weapon Details:

https://destinytracker.com/destiny-2/db/items/2108920981-orewings-maul

How to get Orewing’s Maul:

You can acquire this weapon as a reward from the Iron Banner.

Orewing’s Maul in Action:

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