Austringer, one of the best hand cannons in Destiny 2 history, is back in the game with Season of the Haunted. This is a 140 hand cannon that can compete with the best of them, and today I am going to check out the stats, the perks, the god rolls to chase, plus look at how to get Austringer in Destiny 2.
Austringer is Legendary Kinetic Hand Cannon with an Adaptive Frame meaning it’s a well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy. Looking at the stats we have Impact 84, Range 46, Stability 59, Handling 47, Reload Speed 46, Rounds Per Minute 140 and Magazine 11.
Austringer is likely to be one of the most sought after hand cannons in the game, given that Palindrome has now been removed. Eyasluna is arguably the other top hand cannon in the game, however, that one doesn’t have an origin trait. Given the change to attacking from the air this season in PVP, paired with the perk Air Assault, Austringer is likely to be a top choice for PVP players. It’s worth testing out, and it’s hard to compete with Opening Shot and Rangefinder.
We also have a new origin trait called “To Excess”. Final blows with the weapon, while your Super is full grant a bonus to strength and discipline for a moderate duration.
Austringer God Roll Guide
- Corkscrew Rifling – Slightly increases range and stability, Slightly increases handling speed
- Ricochet Rounds – Increases stability, Slightly increases range
- Outlaw – Precision kills greatly decrease reload time.
- Rampage – Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.
- Smallbore – Increases range, Increases stability
- High-Caliber Rounds – Slightly increases range
- Air Assault – This weapon gains increased airborne effectiveness as your health gets lower.
- Rangefinder – Aiming this weapon increases its effective range and zoom magnification.
- Opening Shot – Improved accuracy and range on the opening shot of attack.
How to get Austringer
To get Austringer in Season of the Haunted you’ll want to open up Opulent Chests on the Derelict Leviathan. These Opulent Chests are located around the Leviathan, however, you can’t open them without an Opulent Key. You get Opulent Keys by opening loot chests on the Derelict Leviathan, and also you can get these at the end of the Nightmare Containment activity.
Once you have an Opulent Key, you then have to inspect the key to find the clue for the location of the chest. Your key only opens a specific chest, not all Opulent Chests. For example, I had a key saying “Royal Pools… at the feet of greatness”. As part of the clue, you’ll always get a location which will tell you which region on the Leviathan to explore, then you’ll have a vague line as to the specific location. With the “at the feet of greatness”, we have a statue of Calus in the Royal Pools, and at his feet, there is the chest.
When you open the Opulent Chests, you’ll have a chance at getting Austringer. The loot pool for the Opulent chests is quite small; there are 4 rewards overall including Austringer Hand Cannon, Beloved Sniper, Calus Mini Tool Submachine Gun and Drang Sidearm.
You can also craft Opulent weapons, but first of all you need the pattern. When you get the weapon from the Opulent chest, there is a chance it’ll have a red border and you’ll get a Deepsight Resonance version. Once you get one of these you’ll need to use it to level it up and then extract the Resonant Element, which gives you progress towards the weapon pattern. You’ll need five Deepsight Resonance weapons and level them up to get the pattern for the weapon.
The Crown of Sorrow found in the H.E.L.M. offers some upgrades that will help players get Deepsight weapons quicker, for example, you get certain guarantees you’ll get Deepsight Resonance weapons from the first time you open an Opulent Chest. Unfortunately, these bonuses aren’t available until the third and fifth week of the season.
Let me know in the comments what you think of the return of Austringer and let me know your top rolls.
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