Judgment is a former Trials of the Nine Hand Cannon brought back to us in Season of the Lost as part of the revamped Prophecy Dungeon loot. Today I am going to check out Judgment, the stats, the god rolls to chase for PvE and PvP plus how to get Judgment in Destiny 2.
Judgment is a Legendary Kinetic Hand Cannon and it has an Adaptive Frame meaning a well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy. Looking at the stats we have Impact 84, Range 50, Stability 48, Handling 48, Reload Speed 46, Rounds Per Minute 140, and Magazine 9.
Judgment God Rolls
For PvE Steadyhand HCS, Accurized Rounds, Encore, and Adagio would be good. Steadyhand HCS gives you increased stability and handling speed and Accurized Rounds gives you more range. Encore gives you more range from stacking precision final blows, but non-precision final blows remove the stacks and grant bonus accuracy and stability. Adagio deals increased damage but draw more slowly. Demolitionist and Adrenaline Junkie would also be good and work well together.
For PvP Truesight HCS, Appended Mag, Tunnel Vision, and Opening Shot would be a decent roll. Truesight gives you slightly increased range, stability, and handling speed. Appended Mag gave you an increased magazine size. Tunnel Vision gives you increased target acquisition and aim down sight speed after reloading and Opening Shot improves accuracy and range on the opening shot of the attack. Slideshot and Mutikill Clip would also be good options here.
We have some new perks this season that can drop with Judgment, and they are worth looking out for.
- Ensemble – Improved handling and reload speed when allies are near
- Adagio – After defeating a target, this weapon fires, charges or draws more slowly and deals increased damage for a brief time.
- Encore – Gives you more range from stacking precision final blows, but non-precision final blows remove the stacks and grant bonus accuracy and stability.
How Judgment compares
Judgment is another good 140 hand cannon in a crowded field. In the legendary options, we have Fatebringer (plus the Time lost version), Palindrome, Waking Vigil, and Finite Impactor. Fatebringer is my favorite 140 in the game right now. Since the nerf to 120 hand cannons 140s have risen up to the top of the charts once again for PvP. Bungie buffed hand cannons in PVE content in Season of the Lost, which is only going to reinforce their usage across all game modes.
Judgment doesn’t quite compare to Fatebringer on the stability and handling side of things, but it does have comparable impact stats. What may stand this apart from Fatebring are the new perks.
How to get Judgment in Destiny 2
To get this one you’ll need to run The Prophecy Dungeon. This can be found in the Tower, right near The Annex. Judgment drops from the first encounter, The Phalanx Echo. However, once you have the weapon it can then drop from the secret chests later in the Dungeon. This is the only place the weapon drops at the moment.
If you have 3 guardians on one account I found this the best way to get multiple drops, either from the first encounter or the secret chests. I spent a few hours farming with 3 characters and had 3 versions of the hand cannon drop for me.
The Prophecy Dungeon should require a fireteam of 3 (unless you can solo it). If you need to find teammates then check out Bungie’s Companion App or Website, and look for the Fireteams section under community.
If you want to do this section quickly you can skip the first encounter and skip right to the Phalanx Echo boss. What you want to do is when you enter the Dungeon head to the left and up the hole. You can use stasis to climb up the wall, or you can use your Sword to climb up, you just need to make sure you have plenty of ammo to do this. For the sword, climb keep hitting the light attack until you get near the top and then jump up, and you should be able to make it all the way up.
Judgment was originally introduced when Destiny 2 launched in 2017 as part of the Trials of the Nine.
Trials of the Nine was an endgame 4v4 Crucible event in Destiny 2, the replacement for Trials of Osiris. It was available every weekend, from Friday to the weekly reset on Tuesday. Since the release of Forsaken, it was put on indefinite hiatus and has now been replaced in Season of the Worthy by its predecessor.
Let me know in the comments what you think of Judgment and what do you think of those new perks?
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