Some of the Trials weapons are a bit hit and miss, but today’s video is about one of the best ones and that’s Eye of Sol, the Trials Sniper. This is a decent sniper that can some with some good rolls, so if you get the chance to get your hands on this gun then you should – especially if you’re looking for a replacement for Revoker as a Sniper in that Kinetic Slot. The following is a guide for how to get Eye of Sol in Destiny 2.
The Eye of Sol is a great sniper with loads of versatility thanks to its perks. You could call it mainly a PVP sniper, and it’s similar looking to Revoker and sits in the same slot. As it’s a kinetic sniper it can be paired well with Gnawing Hunger, The Summoner or Fool’s Remedy
Eye of Sol is a Legendary / Kinetic / Sniper Rifle introduced in Season 10. This is an adaptive frame sniper meaning a well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy. The stats on this one are pretty good, it’s got 70 for impact, 55 range, 54 stability, 51 handling and 46 for reload speed. It’s a 90 rpm sniper with 4 in the magazine. This one is the same archetype as Revoker and looks very similar, but it’s missing the key perk where a bullet is returned if you miss. As this one is from Season 10 it means it’s not going to sunset when Beyond Light comes out, it’s going to last until the end of Season 14 and has a power cap of 1310.
The curated roll comes with Box Breathing were aiming this weapon for a short period without firing grants bonus range and precision damage that resets after firing or exiting zoom. Outlaw, where precision kills decrease, reload time. Allow Magazine for faster reloads when the magazine is empty and Hammer Forged Rifling for the increase in range.
For PVP you want something like Snapshot Sights (this is pretty much a must-have perk on a PVP sniper) and Box Breathing or Celerity. Celerity is a perk only found on Trials weapons, so it’s worth getting if you do get a chance. You gain the following effects when you’re the last living member of a Fireteam – increased target acquisition, increased handling and reload speed and reduced flinch from incoming fire. Snapshot Sights is pretty much THE go-to perk for crucible and you can quickly get in that zoom and take out your opponents in PVP. It could take a little work to get snapshot sights though as there are quite a few perks on this gun. But if you get one, lock that weapon! Box Breathing is good too as you’ll get that extra damage meaning you can check out where your opponents are spawning and kill them when they revive if they have low resilience.
For PVE I’d got for something like Outlaw and Box Breathing or Field Prep and Vorpal Weapon. Box Breathing is probably the must-have perk in the PVE space, so keep your eyes out for that one. I would add there are much better snipers for PVE. Things like Whisper of the Worm, Izanagi’s Burden and Darci are going to get more DPS than this. But if you like the weapon then feel free to pick and choose where you use it.
To get this weapon you’re going to need to run some Trials of Osiris. The rewards rotate each week and you’ll get something at 3, 5 and 7 wins and if you go to the Lighthouse. Now, I’m not very good at Trials. In fact, I suck at PVP… and that’s OK. But it does mean there’s some serious fear of missing out if there are some good weapons in the Trials loot pool. Luckily for players like me, and maybe you too, there’s the Trials Engram. This weekend Eye of Sol was available in the Trials Engram, meaning all you have to do is complete matches (approx 10) to get the reward for 3 wins. If you want to check out the Trials loot then check a website like light.gg and it’ll tell you what the rewards are at the different tiers.
Eye of Sol Lore
“The sun took my sight; thus, the sun became my eyes.” — Parables of the Allspring
It was Crimiq-5’s honour to hold the flank. Sun at his back, there was no better position to provide overwatch in the Burning Shrine. He was the watchtower, and none would escape his vigil. Curt radio chatter signalled his fireteam’s advance as he called out enemy manoeuvres. Crimiq-5 watched tense bursts of movement and exchanges of fire as his team jockeyed for position.
Sola had ripped through their previous opponents with off-putting ferocity, and Crimiq was ready for this to be their last match of the day. He looked over her through his scope. Sola’s silhouette marinated in an eerie shimmer that distorted the air as she moved. He stilled his body and sent a shot over her head to force an opponent back into cover.
“Aiming a little close.” Sola sent a glare over her shoulder into the sun.
Crimiq-5 moved his scope off her. “Duck.”
His earpiece crackled. Katake’s voice drilled into his head. “THUNDERCRASH… Help!”
Katake’s voice screeched out of existence as the lightning overtook him and Saint bellowed. Crimiq saw a bright flash burst from the hallway leading toward C-point.
“Be advised, I’m leaving the perch. Moving to trade for Katake.”
He slid into position and snapped his trusted long rifle down lane. His sights found an unlucky Titan, lightning still crackling from their armor.
“Fate Cries Foul for you, brother.” The shot hit squarely, and the Titan dropped. “Sorry I couldn’t save you Katake. Next time.”
Let me know down in the comments what you think of Eye of Sol. Is it going to replace your Revoker or do you have something else in mind?