Linear Fusion Rifles are getting a much-needed buff in Season 14 of Destiny 2 having been shoved to the sidelines by many, given their current state in the sandbox. Today I am going to look at some of the best linear fusion rifles to get for season 14, their stats and god rolls as well as how to get them, so you can be ready for their rise next season.
Bungie gave us a glimpse of what they are going to do with Linear Fusion Rifles in Season 14 in a recent This Week At Bungie update by saying.
“Weapons and archetypes that need to be tuned in order to create breathing room for other aspects of the Destiny sandbox to shine. We’re also planning quite a few buffs to underused perks, Linear Fusion Rifles, and more!”
No doubt we’re going to get more info in the coming weeks related to exactly how they are going to be buffed in Season 14, and I’ll keep you posted for that information. Previous to Beyond Light, we had similar information related to 120 hand cannons, so I would expect Linear Fusion Rifles to climb the charts for most used weapons in Season 14.
There are rumours pointing to the seasonal exotic weapon being a Linear Fusion Rifle next season according to some leaks and normally this is paired with mods on the seasonal artefact. We don’t have these details confirmed by Bungie just yet, but hopefully, we’ll be getting more information coming very soon. It is highly likely we’ll get some information in an upcoming This Week At Bungie Update related to buffs coming next season for Linear Fusion Rifles and underused perks, so keep it locked to the channel for the latest information.
Today I am going to go through a mixture of Legendary and Exotic Linear Fusion Rifles, their god rolls plus where to get them, so without further delay let’s dive into the list.
Corsair’s Wrath is a Legendary Power Linear Fusion Rifle which is a precision frame meaning it fires a long-range precision energy bolt. This weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.
For PVP Quickdraw and Moving Target would be a good roll and for PVE Firmly Planted and Demolitionist would be good. The most popular roll out there with the community at the moment is Outlaw and Thresh, with Thresh being a great new perk this season which grants a small amount of super energy on kills. I’m not a huge fan of Linear Fusion Rifles but this one seems quick and pretty deadly, so it’s worth checking out.
To get this weapon you have to run Wrathborn Hunts, the new seasonal activity from Season of the Hunt. This can be a drop from the end, or ranking up at The Crow.
The Queenbreaker is an Exotic Power Linear Fusion Rifle that deals Arc damage. Look at the exotic perk it has:
- Wire Rifle – Fires a long-range precision Arc bolt that blinds enemies on hit.
- Hip-Fire Grip – Increases accuracy, stability, and precision hit targeting when firing from the hip.
This one has great stability and reload speed and also has 5 in the magazine. Queenbraker already has great DPS, when Linear Fusion Rifles get a buff then this one could be up there with the best DPS output in the game, so it’s definitely one to watch in Season 14.
To get this weapon it’s a random drop from exotic engrams and it’s sometimes sold by Xur. I do an update related to Xur’s inventory each week, so subscribe and hit notifications to never miss a Xur update.
Tarantula is a Legendary Power Linear Fusion Rifle with a Precision Frame meaning it fires a long-range precision energy bolt. This weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.
For PVE Feeding Frenzy and Wellspring would be a good roll. For PVP Moving Target and Snapshot Sights would be the roll to go after. The most popular roll out there with the community at the moment is Feeding Frenzy and Dragonfly for those elemental damage explosions.
To get this one it’s in the loot pool introduced as part of Season of the Chosen and it’s available through ‘Chosen Loot’ drops via the Prismatic Recaster.
Sleeper Simulant is an Exotic Power Linear Fusion Rifle. Looking at the exotic perk
Dornröschen – The weapon’s laser over penetrates enemies and refracts off hard surfaces.
Moving Target – Increased movement speed and target acquisition when moving while aiming down sights.
Compared to a standard Fusion Rifle, the Sleeper Simulant has much more range and accuracy. Instead of firing seven individual bolts per burst, it only fires once. It has the pinpoint accuracy of a sniper rifle (though it uses a low-zoom sight), which is something most heavy weapons lack and is capable of precision damage. Each beam fired has virtually unlimited range as well as no damage falloff, meaning that the damage inflicted, either at close or long-range, will be all the same.
On the subject matter of damage, the Sleeper Simulant inflicts extremely high damage per shot, making it a devastating weapon to use against bosses and can even penetrate closed Shriekers. It was the subject of a nerf in a previous season, as it was ruining Gambit with Invaders Weilding the very deadly Sleeper Simulant. It’s also one of the best-looking weapons in the game and has roots in Destiny 1.
To get this one you can buy it from the Monument to Lost Lights, this can be found in the Tower and look under ‘Red War Exotics’.
Threaded Needle is a Legendary Power Linear Fusion Rifle which is a Precision Frame meaning it fires a long-range precision energy bolt. This weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.
For PVE Clown Cartridge and Dragonfly would be a decent roll, plus this one is the most popular roll out there in the community at the moment. Clown Cartridge randomly overfills the ammo on reloading and Dragonfly creates elemental damage explosions on kills. Another good roll for PVE would be Rapid Hit and Vorpal Weapon, making this very useful against bosses for Legend Lost Sectors, Strikes, Nightfalls or Raids.
For PVP Killing Wind and Vorpal Weapon would be good, giving you that boost to mobility, range and handling for a short duration through Killing Wind. Vorpal Weapon is great for taking out Guardians in their supers. Rangefinder is another good perk for PVP.
To get Threaded Needle it’s a random drop from the end of Battlegrounds, plus you get it at rank 30 on the season pass. You don’t have to unlock it from the season pass to get it, it is RNG based but you are guaranteed to get a roll from the season pass at rank 30.
Arbalest is an Exotic Kinetic Linear Fusion Rifle.
Compounding Force – Fires slugs that cause massive damage to elemental shields of enemy combatants.
Disruption Break – Breaking an enemy’s shield with this weapon makes them more vulnerable to Kinetic damage for a brief period.
This weapon is a handheld railgun that is especially damning against any unit with a shield, be it a Centurion, Captain, Minotaur, Wizard, Knight, Taken… if your target’s got an elemental shield, it can be certain that the Arbalest will deliver a world of hurt to said target.
To get this one it’s a world drop exotic weapon, plus you can buy it from Xur wehn he’s selling it. I do an update related to Xur’s inventory each week, so subscribe and hit notifications to never miss a Xur update.
Let me know down in the comments your favourite Linear Fusion Rifle, and which one you are going to be choosing for Season 14.
That’s it for this guide on the best Linear Fusion Rifles for Season 14 in Destiny 2.