Destiny 2 – How to get Imperial Decree (Legendary Shotgun)

Imperial Decree is a legendary shotgun introduced during Season 7 of Destiny 2 and is one of the better weapons that comes out of the Menagerie. This is a useful weapon for PVP and PVE packing a punch with its huge impact. The following is a guide for how to get Imperial Decree in Destiny 2.

Imperial Decree is an aggressive frame shotgun which increases the rate of fire after a kill. It’s a 55 rpm shotgun with 4 in the mag. This has a great impact base stats of 80 and not bad reload speed of 41. As for the hidden stats recoil jumps out at 80, meaning it’s not going to jump around in your hands when firing the weapon.

This one can roll with Swashbuckler, Rampage, Trench Barrel, snapshot sights, feeding frenzy, graverobber, full auto, and slideshot. The curated roll comes with Graverobber for melee kills reloads a portion of the magazine and also Trench Barrel for after a successful melee hit damage, handling and reload speed get increased for a short time. Trench barrel is probably one of the best perks for a shotgun, so if you can get a roll with that then that’ll be great for PVE.

Imperial Decree comes from Menagerie meaning you’ll have to load up the right runes for this. As it’s a shotgun, you’ll need to upgrade to rune compatibility III, which is expensive in imperials. Make sure you’re either grabbing all the chests on the barge on Nessus each week, to give you the maximum boost for imperials, but be aware of the glimmer costs. You can always go to the spider on the tangled shore and get more glimmer for materials.

Once you have upgraded then slot a rune of wealth in the top slot and any green rune in the left slot. Then load up the menagerie on Nessus and do a run and Imperial Decree will drop for you at the end. Now you’ve got the weapon load up your favourite activity and unload the Imperial Decree in the face of your enemies!

Let me know down in the comments what you think of the Imperial Decree? How do you think it compares to other hand cannons and is it something you’ll be taking into competitive PVP playlists like Trials or Iron Banner?

That’s it for this guide for how to get Imperial Decree. For more Destiny 2 content like this check out the Shadowkeep Guide or check out the YouTube Channel.