Stasis weapons have been introduced in Season of the Lost, having been limited to a subclass and a single Exotic weapon until this season. Now, we have a whole suite of stasis weapons to choose from, so today I am going to run down all the stasis weapons in the game, plus pick put the best ones for you, plus the god rolls and how to get them, so you can create a great stasis build in Destiny 2.
Before Beyond Light Bungie talked about wanting Stasis to become a whole new damage type, rather than limited to a subclass. The issues with Stasis have been well documented, however, now it seems to have been balanced well and the sandbox is in a pretty good place with stasis no longer dominating every aspect of the game.
There was plenty of nerves on the announcement that Stasis weapons would be added in Season of the Lost, however, they have come out and everyone seems to be enjoying them. Today I am going to run down ALL the stasis weapons we have included Exotic and Legendary, plus how to get them, so if you want to create a decent new stasis build in Destiny 2, then I’ve got you covered.
Without further delay let’s dive into the best stasis weapons in Destiny 2.
Cryothesia 77K is an Exotic Kinetic Sidearm. Checking out the perks we have
LN2 Burst – Variable Trigger: Press and release to fire individual shots. Hold to fire a Charged Shot when Liquid Cooling is active.
Liquid Cooling – Final blows with this weapon enable a Charged Shot for a short duration. Targets hit by this shot are instantly frozen at the cost of the weapon’s entire magazine.
Looking at the stats we have Impact 51, Range 75, Stability 47, Handling 43, Reload Speed 42, Rounds Per Minute 260, Magazine 12.
This Stasis weapon came out in Season of the Splicer, but fell a little flat. Hopefully, it’ll come back in the future, but at the moment it’s not a popular stasis weapon.
Salvation’s Grip (Grenade Launcher)
Salvation’s Grip is an Exotic Power Grenade Launcher and was the original Stasis weapon in Destiny 2, that launched with Beyond Light.
The perks on the weapon are:
- Cryocannon – This weapon’s projectiles create Stasis crystals and freeze nearby targets.
- Flash Freeze – Charging this weapon increases the freeze radius and amount of Stasis crystals created.
In terms of the stats it’s 47 for stability, 52 handling, 32 reload speed, 39 velocity, and 30 for the blast radius. It’s a 120 rounds per minute grenade launcher with 8 in the magazine.
One thing that is useful is the ability to create platforms. Given it has 8 in the magazine I imagine we’re going to see people use this to get to new places, and perhaps old places in the game, where they could get there before.
To get this one you’ll need to complete the Beyond Light Campaign and run the Stealing Stasis Mission, which is one of the funniest missions in the game due to Ghost’s impression of Drifter.
Reed’s Regret (Linear Fusion Rifle)
Reed’s Regret 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. Looking at the stats we have Impact 41, Range 50, Stability 53, Handling 38, Reload Speed, 35, Charge Time 533, Magazine 6.
For PVE Triple Tap and Firing Line would be a good roll. Triple Tap is where rapidly landing precision hits will return 1 round to the magazine and Firing Line deals increased precision damage when two or more teammates are near, so perfect for raid boss encounters.
For PVP Quickdraw and Vorpal Weapon would be good. Quickdraw makes it so the weapon can be drawn very fast, and the vorpal weapon is great for killing guardians in their super.
To get this one you have to run Trials of Osiris, the PVP mode available at the weekends. Win rounds, rank up at Saint-14, and focus those Trials engrams with Saint to get Reed’s Regret.
Vulpecula (Hand Cannon)
Vulpecula Legendary Kinetic Hand Cannon that fires stasis damage. This is a Precision Frame hand cannon meaning the recoil pattern on this weapon is more predictably vertical. Fires quickly with high accuracy. Looking at the stats we have Impact 78, Range 39, Stability 58, Handling 36, Reload Speed 57, Rounds Per Minute 180, and Magazine 9.
For PVE Full Bore, Flared Magwell, Outlaw, and Explosive Payload would be a decent roll. Full bore gives you more range, but you do give up some stability and handling. Flared Magwell gives you plenty more reload speed and a little more stability. Outlaw gives you decreased reload time in exchange for precision kills and Explosive Payload creates an area of effect on impact.
For PVP Fluted Barrel, Steady Rounds, Killing Wind, and Opening Shot would be a decent combination. Fluted Barrel gives you more stability and greatly increases handling, and Steady Rounds gives you even more stability. Killing Wind is great in PVP for increased mobility, range and handling after final blows and Opening Shot improves accuracy and range on the first shot of the attack.
To get this one it’s a reward from Tracing the Stars I or from Astral Alignment, found on the Dreaming City.
Peacebond is a Legendary Kinetic Sidearm with an Adaptive Frame meaning it’s well-rounded, reliable, and fires a 3 round burst. Looking at the stats we have 75 for impact, 40 for range, 81 for stability, 55 for handling, 36 for reload speed, it’s a 491 rounds per minute sidearm with 30 in the magazine.
For PVP Under Pressure and Snapshot Sights would be good and for PVE Rangefinder and Headstone would be good. Headstone is a stasis weapon-specific perk where precision final blows spawn a stasis crystal at the victim’s location.
To get this one you have to run Iron Banner in Season of the Lost, and you can get it from the Iron Banner Quest from Lord Saladin, or as a reward from the end of matches.
Fractethyst is a Legendary Kinetic Shotgun that deals Stasis damage plus it has a Precision Frame meaning the weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical. Looking at the stats we have Impact 70, Range 66, Stability 50, Handling 47, Reload Speed 55, Rounds Per Minute 65, Magazine 5.
For PVP Rifled Barrel, Accurized Rounds, Quickdraw, and Opening Shot would be good. Rifled Barrel gives you more range at the cost of handling, and accurized rounds also give you more range. Quickdraw gets that shotgun in your hands nice and fast, and Opening Shot gives more accuracy and range on the opening shot of the attack.
For PVE Smoothbore, Assualt Mag, Ensemble, Trench Barrel would be a decent roll. SMoothbore gives you plenty more range, Assualt Mag more stability, and rounds per min. Ensemble is a new perk, which improves handling and reloads speed when allies are near and finally Trench Barrel you get increased damage, handling, and reload speed for a short duration after a melee hit.
To get this shotgun you’re going to want to run the new seasonal activity called Astral Alignment. This can be found on the Dreaming City next to the Blind Well. It can drop from the end of the chest, although you’re going to need the seasonal currency Parallax Trajectory to open the chest. You can also focus Umbral Engrams in the Prismatic Recaster for new seasonal loot, plus this can drop from secret chests in the Shattered Realm. You will need the season pass to run the new activities and get most of the seasonal weapons.
Ager’s Scepter (Trace Rifle)
Ager’s Scepter is an Exotic Kinetic Trace Rifle that has some very interesting perks, and this synergizes really well with Stasis builds. Let’s check out the perks:
- Ager’s Call – Final blows with this weapon generate a slowing burst around the defeated target.
- Rega’s Refrain – Stasis final blows transfer ammo to this weapon’s magazine from reserves.
Looking at the stats we have Impact 6, Range 72, Stability 81, Handling 57, Reload Speed 60, Rounds Per Minute 1000, and Magazine 97.
The perk for the catalyst is:
“Drain Super energy, overflowing the magazine and empowering the beam with bonus damage and the ability to slow and freeze targets until the magazine or Super energy runs out, or the weapon is stowed. Can only be activated when Super energy is full.”
To get this one you have to complete Tracing the Stars I, II, and III and then pick up the exotic quest called A Hollow Coronation from the Wayfinders Compass in the H.E.L.M.
Let me know down in the comments what you think of the stasis weapons.
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