[Top 10] Destiny 2 Most Used Weapons

Destiny 2 Most Used Weapons

We’ve come far in Destiny 2. Players have beaten many missions, strikes, and raids, but also have competed in countless multiplayer matches. Through these activities, we’ve acquired different armors and weapons, while we are always looking for a bigger and better gun some are so good that you make an effort to hold on to it.

These are our top 10 most used weapons in Destiny 2.

Our Top 10 Most Used Weapons

  • Gnawing Hunger
  • Felwinter’s Lie
  • Dire Promise
  • SUROS Regime
  • Revoker
  • Falling Guillotine
  • The Recluse
  • Izanagi’s Burden
  • Traveler’s Judgement 5
  • Witherhoard


1. Gnawing Hunger (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

Don't let pride keep you from a good meal.

While you have to get this gun as a reward from playing Gambit, this adaptive frame Void auto rifle handles nicely and has decent range and stability. Even if you don’t get the perks you want, Gnawing Hunger will carve through enemies like a finely crafted knife through a slow-roasted turkey.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 21

Range: 53

Stability: 49

Handling: 77

Reload Speed: 61

Rounds/Min: 600

Magazine: 48


Adaptive Frame: A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy.

Overflow: Picking up Special or Heavy ammo reloads this weapon to beyond normal capacity.

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

What makes Gnawing Hunger good?:

  • Good handling
  • Decent range
  • Good stability
  • Good for DPS

Weapon Details:


How to get Gnawing Hunger:

You can acquire this gun inside Umbral engrams, specifically Dredgen-Focused or a Lead-Focused Umbral engram.

Gnawing Hunger in Action:


2. Felwinter’s Lie (PvP)

"I just like the name. Doesn't mean anything." —Lord Felwinter to Lord Timur

No lie, but this shotgun was/is one of the most effective shotguns in PvP. This Iron Banner weapon has a great curated roll that made it famous, or infamous if you were on the wrong end. 10/10 still angry about being destroyed by this gun.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 80

Range: 47

Stability: 27

Handling: 33

Reload Speed: 41

Rounds/Min: 55

Magazine: 4


Shot Package: Aggressive frame Shotgun modified to have a more uniform pellet spread.

Slideshot: Sliding partially reloads this weapon's magazine and temporarily boosts range and stability.

Opening Shot: Improved accuracy and range on the opening shot of attack.

What makes Felwinter’s Lie good?:

  • Good impact
  • Good perk pool

Weapon Details:


How to get Felwinter’s Lie:

Felwinter’s Lie in Action:


3. Dire Promise (PvP)

"If you think this world ends well, you are mistaken." —Arach Jalaal

Dire Promise is a hand cannon that has the awesome look of a classic revolver but the power you would expect from a sci-fi six-shooter, (it has 11 rounds by the way.) It’s a consistent hand cannon with some good rolls.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 80

Range: 41

Stability: 68

Handling: 75

Reload Speed: 54

Rounds/Min: 150

Magazine: 11


Lightweight Frame: Superb handling. Move faster with this weapon equipped.

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

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

What makes Dire Promise good?:

  • Good stability
  • Good handling
  • Consistent shooting

Weapon Details:


How to get Dire Promise:

Dire Promise in Action:


4. SUROS Regime (PvP)

Nostalgia as a weapon of war. Style as a hallmark of victory.

This beloved exotic featured in the first Destiny is around and kicking. The SUROS Regime is consistent and dominates in PvP. Its exotic perk SUROS Legacy adds bonus damage and can heal you when you reach the bottom half of your magazine, making you quite the beast.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Impact: 21

Range: 60

Stability: 62

Handling: 68

Reload Speed: 76

Rounds/Min: 600

Magazine: 27

Exotic Perks:

SUROS Legacy: The bottom half of each magazine deals bonus damage and has a chance to return health on kill.

Spinning Up: Holding down the trigger increases rate of fire.

What makes SUROS Regime good?:

  • Well-rounded stats
  • A chance at refilling health
  • Spinning Up perk can increase the rate of fire up to 900 RPM

Weapon Details:


How to get SUROS Regime:

You can acquire this weapon in random exotic rewards or purchase it from Xur for 29 legendary shards.

SUROS Regime in Action:


5. Revoker (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

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

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


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:


How to get Revoker:

Revoker in Action:


6. Falling Guillotine (PvE)

What won't be given must be taken.

Hey, do you like swords? Yes, you do. Look at this sword. It’s great for PvE and will make all your friends jealous if you have any that is. . It chops up bosses like they’re soft-baked veggies and is amazing at DPS thanks to it’s spinning attack. It’s a very nice sword, so get it if you want to be a cool kid.

Weapon Stats:

Swing Speed: 46

Impact: 58

Guard Resistance: 76

Ammo Capacity: 67


Vortex Frame: Launch a heavy spin attack. Heavy attacks are stronger with full energy. Attacks partially bypass elemental shields.

Heavy Guard: Sword Guard has high overall defenses, but lowers charge rate.

Energy Transfer: Guarding while receiving damage generates class ability energy.

Whirlwind Blade: Rapid sword strikes increase this weapon's damage for a short duration. Guarding also ends the effect.

What makes Falling Guillotine good?:

  • Very good for DPS
  • Decent defense
  • Good ammo capacity
  • Become a Beyblade with a heavy spin attack

Weapon details:


How to get Falling Guillotine:

Falling Guillotine in Action:


7. The Recluse (PvP, PvE)

My bite will turn your sweet flesh to vile rot.

The Recluse is a Lightweight frame Void submachine gun. It’s trait Feeding Frenzy increases your reload speed when you get multi-kills. This trait makes it a very good option in PvE as well. It’s other perk, Master of Arms, increases the damage this weapon does when you get kills with ANY weapon that’s equipped, it was one of the META weapons for a long while.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 15

Range: 54

Stability: 70

Handling: 67

Reload Speed: 35

Rounds/Min: 900

Magazine: 36


Lightweight Frame: Superb handling. Move faster with this weapon equipped.

Feeding Frenzy: Each rapid kill with this weapon progressively increases reload speed for a short time.

Master of Arms: Kills with any weapon improve this weapon's damage for a short time.

What makes The Recluse good?:

  • Decent Stability
  • Effectiveness increases as you accumulate kills
  • Master of Arms perk lets you combo with any other weapon

Weapon Details:


How to get The Recluse:

The Recluse in Action:


8. 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:


How to get Izanagi’s Burden:

Izanagi’s Burden in Action:


9. Traveler’s Judgment 5 (PvP)

A visitor ignites the sky, and in the truth of light, it dreams: Above the dead and yet-to-die, a legion's blade with fire screams.

A Traveler themed weapon, this arc energy sidearm is an adaptive frame gun. It features a 3-round burst fire with some good perks. An overall very reliable and impressive gun.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 75

Range: 45

Stability: 84

Handling: 56

Reload Speed: 40

Rounds/Min: 491

Magazine: 30


Adaptive Frame: Well-rounded, reliable, 3-round burst.

Firmly Planted: Increased accuracy, stability, and handling when firing while crouched.

Surrounded: This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.

What makes the Traveler’s Judgment good?:

  • Good perk pool
  • Good impact
  • Great stability

Weapon Details:


How to get Traveler’s Judgment:

Traveler’s Judgment in Action:


10. Breachlight (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

It has been melted and reforged many times.

A weapon from our beloved Titan buddy Saint-14, Breachlight is a kinetic primary sidearm that is a beast for most activities. It’s one of three aggressive burst sidearms in the game, firing a two-round burst. This gun is reliable and has some great rolls.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 56

Range: 53

Stability: 43

Handling: 42

Reload Speed: 31

Rounds/Min: 325

Magazine: 25


Aggressive Burst: Hard-hitting two-burst fire

Demolitionist: Kills with this weapon generate grenade energy. Activating your grenade ability reloads this weapon from reserves.

Elemental Capacitor: Increased stats based on the currently equipped subclass. [Solar] increases reload speed, [Arc] increases handling, [Void] increases stability

What makes Breachlight good?:

  • Good perk rolls
  • Usable for most activities
  • Damage perks make it even more lethal

Weapon Details:


How to get Breachlight:

Breachlight in Action:


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