Fusion Rifles are having their time in the sun, and we have some great Legendary and Exotic Fusion Rifles in Destiny 2 right now. Today I’m going to run down some of my favorites, plus let you know which rolls to chase on the Legendaries, and how to get all these weapons.
Let’s dive into the list of the best Fusion Rifles in Destiny 2 right now.
Iota Draconis Legendary Energy Fusion Rifle with a High-Impact Frame meaning slow-firing and high damage. This weapon is more accurate when stationary and aiming down sights.
For PVE Feeding Frenzy and Frenzy would be a good combo. Feeding Frenzy enhances reload speed for a short time after rapid kills and Frenzygives you increased damage, handling, and reload speed when you are in combat.
For PVP Heating Up and Cornered would be decent. Heating up grants increased accuracy and stability after final blows and cornered gives you a faster charge time when surrounded by enemies.
To get this one it’s a drop from the Astral Alignment activity in Season of the Lost.
Telesto is an Exotic Energy Fusion Rifle
Unplanned Reprieve – Fusion projectiles attach and detonate with a delayed Void blast.
Harbinger’s Pulse – Multikills with this weapon immediately reload your equipped Kinetic and Energy weapons from reserves.
To get this one you can pick it up from Xur when he sells it, or from random exotic engrams.
Main Ingredient is a Legendary Energy Fusion Rifle with a Precision Frame meaning this weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.
The most popular roll out there is Under Pressure and Tap the Trigger, which makes this thing an absolute laser beam, great for both PVP and PVE modes. Xur recently sold this roll and the community celebrated wildly for Xur handing out this god roll for legendary shards.
To get this one keep an eye on Xur in the future, also Banshee-44 in the Tower.
Jotunn is an Exotic Energy Fusion Rifle. Looking at the perks we have:
Charge Shot – Hold down the trigger to charge up a tracking shot that explodes and burns on impact.
Shield Disorient – Energy matched shield explosion disorients nearby combatants.
Jotunn is very similar to a toaster that slots on your arm, but this one is great because it launches a fireball that seeks enemies. It’s good for damage, takes care of groups very well and it’s also decent in PVP because of the tracking. You don’t really have to do too much, just point and shoot.
To get this one you can buy it from the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower, next to your vault, it’s the Monument to Lost Lights.
PLUG ONE.1 is a Legendary Energy Fusion Rifle with a Precision Frame meaning this weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.
For PVE Heating Up and Reservoir Burst would be a decent roll. Heating up has the trait for final blows with the weapon increase accuracy and stability while improving vertical recoil. Reservoir Burst effect is when the battery is full, your next burst deals additional damage, and causes your enemies to explode… which is always entertaining. Liquid Coils are good for the battery, slower building charge for higher damage which increases impact damage but has a slower charge time. Finally, Corkscrew Rifling is good for the increase in range and stability and slightly increased handling speed. Feeding Frenzy and Cornered are also good for PVE, with Cornered giving you faster charge time when surrounded by enemies.
For PVP Corkscrew Rifling, Projection Fuse or Accelerated Coils, Heating Up, Kickstart is a deadly combination. What we want to do is greatly increase the range this one is effect at, and Corkscrew Rifling and Projection Fuse give us a +15 to the range stats, making it very useful across PVP maps. Accelerated Coils is also good for reducing the charge time. Heating up is great, especially in 6v6 as when you get a kill this fusion becomes much more effective and deadly. Kickstart, on the other hand, a new fusion rifle perk, takes this up a notch. After you slide, your charge rate will decrease and damage will increase for a short period of time. If you don’t like sliding around on the ground, then Backup Plan is always a safe bet.
To get this one it’s a random drop from Nightfalls when it’s in rotation.
Null Composure is a Legendary Energy Fusion Rifle. It has a Rapid-Fire Frame meaning Deeper ammo reserves. Slightly faster reload when the magazine is empty. Looking at the stats we have Impact 55, Range 36, Stability 42, Handling 60, Reload Speed 53, Charge Time 540, and Magazine 6. Given it’s a ritual weapon, this one also comes fully masterworked.
In terms of the perks we have Fluted Barrel, Projection Fuse and then we have a choice in the 3rd and 4th slots. In the 3rd slot, we can choose from Feeding Frenzy, where each rapid kill with this weapon progressively increases reload speed for a short time, and Heating Up where final blows with this weapon increase accuracy and stability while improving vertical recoil.
In the 4th slot, we have a choice of Reservoir Burst, when the battery is full your next burst deals additional damage and causes enemies to explode on death, and High-Impact Reserves where rounds at the end of the magazine deal more damage. Personally, I am enjoying Reservoir Burst and Feeding Frenzy, but it’s up to you.
Vex Mythoclast is an Exotic Energy Fusion Rifle. This one comes with the perks
Timeless Mythoclast – This weapon fires full auto when in its default firing mode.
Temporal Unlimiter – Defeating targets builds stacks of Overcharge.
[Alternate Weapon Action] : Swap firing modes when fully Overcharged.
In alternative firing mode, hold the trigger to charge up and fire more powerful linear fusion shots.
The Vex Mythoclast is unique amongst fusion rifles. Instead of charging up a rapid burst of bolts, the Vex Mythoclast fires in full auto. Additionally, it is capable of switching between its auto rifle mode to a linear fusion rifle mode. Kills overcharge the weapon, up to a maximum of six, to which it can switch to its linear fusion rifle mode. Different enemy tiers provide differing charge levels.
To get Vex Mythoclast, it’s a random drop from the Atheon encounter in the Vault of Glass raid. Take down Atheon at the end of the raid and there’s approximately 5% chance of getting the weapon to drop for you. Personally, it took me 29 completions of the Vault of Glass raid to get the weapon to drop.
Cartesian Coordinate is a Legendary Energy Fusion Rifle with a Rapid-Fire Frame meaning Deeper ammo reserves. Slightly faster reload when the magazine is empty.
For PVE Cleanshot IS, Liquid Coils, Feeding Frenzy, and Vorpal Weapon. Cleanshot IS increases handling speed and slightly increases range. Liquid Coils increases impact damage, then Feeding Frenzy increases reload speed after rapid kills, and finally, Vorpal Weapon increases damage against bosses, vehicles and Guardians in their super.
For PVP Red Dot Micro, Enhanced Battery, Under Pressure, and High-Impact Reserves would be a decent roll. Red Dot Micro increases range and handling speed, always good for PVP. Enhanced Battery increases the magazine size so you can kill more Guardians. Under Pressure improves accuracy and stability as the magazine gets lower, finally, we have High-Impact Reserves where rounds at the end of the magazine deal more damage.
Notable mentions for 1k voices, the Raid Exotic from Last Wish and the Legendary Zealot’s Reward from the Garden of Salvation. Both are apparently very good, but I don’t have them in my inventory to show off to you. 1k especially is a DPS king, and Zealot’s Reward looks very good indeed.
Let me know what you think of the list, and let me know what you think is missing!
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