Trials of Osiris is coming back to Destiny 2 this week, and you’re probably planning your load out for the pinnacle PVP activity which is going to be with us every weekend for the foreseeable future. The following is a guide for the best weapons for PVP and Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2.
As well as selecting a good fireteam to go into Trials, you’re going to need good weapons. I’ll go through what the weapons are, where and how to get them. The meta is likely to evolve as the season progresses with new trials weapons being introduced, however, this info is based on what we know right now. Lets get into the list.
Dust Rock Blues
Dust Rock Blues is a precision frame legendary shotgun found the kinetic slot, so it pairs well with good energy weapons. It’s got good range and impact stats which can drop with smoothbore for range and moving target for movement speed and target acquisition.
You can get this one through the Menagerie or Pathfinder’s Crash Lost sector on EDZ as a potential legendary drop from the boss. Check out the guide for Dust Rock Blues.
The Last Word
The Last Word is an exotic kinetic hand cannon. The main perk on this weapon is Fan Fire where this weapon can be fired continuously and quickly. Faster reload and increased accuracy on successive hip-fire damage. This is a 225 rounds per minute hand cannon with 8 in the magazine, meaning you’re going to get off quick shots and this is going to make it very effective in PVP.
It is worth noting that The Last Word is getting a nerf in the upcoming Season of the Worthy. Although this is a nerf, I still think The Last Word is a great gun and will be effective in Trials if you’re firing from the hip. Check out the guide for the exotic quest here.
Bygones is an Adaptive Frame Pulse Rifle with a 390 rate of fire and 38 in the mag. It can drop with perks like Rampage, rangefinder, kill clip, outlaw, full auto and more. A good roll for this gun is kill clip / full auto.
You can get this one from Gambit drops and Drifter bounties. Check out a guide for Bygones.
Recluse is an impressive Submachine Gun that makes PVP and PVE very fun. It has two very useful perks – Feeding Frenzy and Master of Arms. Feeding Frenzy increases reload speed for some time and Master of Arms improves damage for the weapon after kills. Although this did get a recent nerf, I think it’s going to be a useful option in PVP.
Getting the Recluse involves a lot of PVP, however, it’s worth the grind and it a must-have addition to any Guardian arsenal. Go to the tower and pick up From the Mouth of Babes quest from Lord Shaxx, complete The Stuff of Myth triumph and reach 2100 Glory points in competitive PVP. Check out a more in-depth guide for Recluse here.
Suros Regime is an Exotic Kinetic Auto Rifle that was introduced in Season 3 of Destiny 2. It’s a 600 rpm auto rifle. Perks include Suros Legacy where the bottom half of the mag deals extra damage, Spinning Up where the rate of fire gets faster when you hold down the trigger. Auto rifles are also getting a buff in Season of the Worthy so this could end up being nearer the top of the list for must-gave weapons going into the new season.
You can get this one from Exotic world drops, Xur sometimes sells it or you can purchase the exotic engram for a chance for the weapon to drop.
This is a solar, aggressive frame shotgun that packs a punch with its 80 impact stats. The range isn’t great so picking up a range perk would be useful. It’s got 5 in the mag and is a 55 rounds per minute shotty. It can roll with slide shot, snapshot sights, threat detector, rampage, quickdraw, moving target and autoloading holster.
The curated roll comes with Rampage for that increase in damage stack, Opening Shot for the increase in accuracy and range on the opening shot, Rifled Barrel for increased range, Steady Rounds for the increase in stability. If you don’t get that curated roll, have no fear Slideshot and quick draw are still useful random rolled perks for this gun.
You can get this gun by farming the Hollowed Lair Nightfall. This nightfall isn’t available every week, but when it is it’s worth farming for this weapon as it’s a beast in PVP. Check out the guide for Mindbender’s Ambition.
Beloved is an adaptive fire frame sniper, 90 RPM with 5 in the magazine. It’s solar damage and the curated roll comes with Box Breathing and No Distractions. It’s Solar damage, energy sniper that takes special ammo. This has an impact of 70 so it’s going to hit guardians hard in PVP. You can farm this one from the Menagerie and look out for snapshot sights as a perk. Check out the guide for Beloved.
Mine has Field Prep and Rampage, which is an OK roll. Overflow and Explosive Payload is your ideal, but you can farm the specific roll you want that’s in line with your play style by playing Gambit Prime or The Reckoning. Check out the guide for Spare Rations.
The main perk on this weapon is called Reversal of Fortune. If you miss a shot then it’s going to add another bullet back in the chamber a few seconds after. This one also comes fully masterworked and also comes with snapshot sights. It’s one of the slower snipers at 72 rpm and there’s 3 in the magazine.
You can get this gun from a pinnacle weapon quest that’s based in the crucible. Pick up the In Your Sights quest from Lord Shaxx in the tower and you have to get 300 sniper kills, 50 precision kills and get 3500 glory points in competitive PVP.
Other than Reversal of Fortune perk, the range and the impact stats on this weapon are what sets it apart from the rest. It’s got 90 impact and 80 range on its base stats, which is going to make this very useful indeed. Couple that with Reversal of Fortune which allows you to miss a shot and get the bullet reloaded into the mag, this gun is going to be essential in PVP and make your lives much easier. This is shown in the current meta for competitive PVP with Revoker being the most used gun with 7.5% use across all guns. Looking at these stats a lot of Guardians are going to be using this in the upcoming Trials of Osiris, so get grinding on that In Your Sights quest.
Thorn is an Exotic Kinetic hand cannon and is a 150 rate of fire with 11 in the mag. The main perks on this gun are Mark of the Devourer where rounds deal damage over time and Soul Devourer, where absorbing remnants improve Mark of the Devourer and partially refills the mag. This is a fast firing, big impact hand cannon and is my pick as the top weapon going into Trials. You can get this by going through the exotic quest to get the gun, check out the guide for Thorn.
Notable mentions for Not Forgotten/Luna’s Howl. I don’t have those, but they are effective hand cannons also. Randy’s Throwing Knife – that’s an effective, rapid-fire scout rifle that could make it’s way onto the list but it seems like auto rifles are going to move into the meta. I didn’t want to put Lord of Wolves or Erentil FR4 on the list – both pretty effective, but they’re not something I use.
Good pairs I find are Thorn/Beloved, Revoker/Recluse and Spare Rations/Mindbender’s Ambition. I tend to mix and match these pairs in the Kinetic and Energy slots. But it’s up to you to find what works best for you. Good luck in Trials this coming season. Get to the Lighthouse and make sure you come back and share your weapon drops, god rolls and weapon combinations will me. Also, if you’re looking for potential Trials fireteam members don’t forget you can join up to the This Week In Video Games Discord.
Let me know what you think of my best weapons for PVP and Trials of Osiris down in the comments – what will you be using and what’s missing from my list?