Best weapons to get in Season 19 in Destiny 2

Bungie have revealed the artifact mods for Season 19, which is going to impact the weapons we use for endgame PVE content. Today I am going to have a look at the most popular weapon choices in each archetype, plus how to get them, so you are well prepared to beat the endgame next season in Destiny 2.

Before we get into it today, let me know in the comments what weapons you are looking forward to using in Season 19.

Bungie said in their latest update:

“The Season 19 artifact will have anti-Champion mods for Hand Cannons, Scout Rifles, Bows, Pulse Rifles, Auto Rifles, and Submachine Guns, as well as the return of the Unstoppable Grenade Launcher mod. The Lucent Finisher mod returns to help you generate some Heavy ammo. We’ve also got some new twists on a few old favorites, including a version of Passive Guard that works with Glaive and a reprisal of Breach and Clear designed to interact with the Void 3.0 rework.”

With that said, it’s worth pointing our we’re going to be getting loads of new weapons next season too. This is a list of weapons we can currently get in the game, and where to get them, but I’ll be back when Season 19 starts to run through all the new weapons to get too.

Without further delay, let’s have a look at some of the best weapons to get in the game right now for Season 19.

Hand Cannons

Zaouli’s Bane

Zaouli’s Bane is a Legendary Energy Hand Cannon with an Adaptive Frame meaning it has a well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy. All King’s Fall weapons come with the perk Runneth Over, where reloading near allies overflows the magazine. For PVE Smallbore, Accurized Rounds, Explosive Payload and Incandescent would be a good roll.

Explosive Payload – Projectiles create an area-of-effect detonation on impact.
Incandescent – Defeating a target spreads scorch to those nearby. More powerful combatants and opposing Guardians cause scorch in a larger radius.

You can get this one from the Kings Fall raid.

Fatebringer

Fatebringer is a Legendary Kinetic Hand Cannon with an Adaptive Frame meaning it has a well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy. For PVE Hammer-Forged Rifling, Appended Mag, Explosive Payload, and Firefly would be a good roll. Explosive Payload combined with Firefly is VERY strong in PVE and will help you, clear groups of enemies, with ease, which is going to be really helpful in the raid when you get overwhelmed with Vex. This should work great in Nightfalls and other endgame PVE content too. Rewind Rounds is a good alternative, with its ability to put ammo back in the magazine. You can get this one from the Vault of Glass raid.

Other options: Austringer, Eyasluna

Scout Rifles

Doom of Chelchis

This is a Legendary Scout Rifle which deals void damage and is well worth getting because this can roll with some unique perk combinations. For PVE Firefly and Dragonfly would be a good roll. This is a very unique roll which is going to allow many, many explosions when using the weapon.

  • Firefly – Precision kills with this weapon increase reload speed and cause the target to explode, dealing Solar damage to nearby enemies.
  • Dragonfly – Precision kills create an elemental damage explosion.

You can get this one from the Kings Fall raid.

Tarnished Mettle

Tarnished Mettle is a Legendary Energy Scout Rifle with a Lightweight Framemeaning it has superb handling. Move faster with this weapon equipped. For PVE Smallbore, Tactical Mag, Demolitionist, Voltshot would be good.

  • Demolitionist – Kills with this weapon generate grenade energy. Activating your grenade ability reloads this weapon from reserves.
  • Voltshot – Reloading this weapon after defeating a target overcharges this weapon for a short period of time, causing it to jolt on its next hit.

You can get this one from Ketchcrash, Expeditions or at The Star Chart in the H.E.L.M. – you will need to own Season of Plunder.

Other options: Staccato-46

Bows

Strident Whistle

Strident Whistle is a Legendary Energy Combat Bow with a Precision Frame Compound Bow. Longer draw time optimized for damage. For PVE Well-rounded and Incandescent would be good.

  • Well-rounded – Throwing a grenade or hitting a target with a charged melee grants a stacking bonus to weapon stability, handling, and range. Using a Super grants maximum stacks.
  • Incandescent – Defeating a target spreads scorch to those nearby. More powerful combatants and opposing Guardians cause scorch in a larger radius.

You can get this one from Strikes or by ranking up at Zavala in the Tower.

Under your skin

Under Your Skin is a Legendary Energy Combat Bow with a Precision Frame meaning it’s a Compound Bow. Longer draw time optimized for damage. For PVE Elastic String, Carbon Arrow Shaft, Archers Tempo and Adaptive Munitions would be a good roll.

  • Archers Tempo – Draw time decreases after every precision hit.
  • Adaptive Munitions – This weapon adapts its damage output and effectiveness against energy shields that don’t match the weapon’s damage type.

You can get this one from Season of Risen activities, or check the War Table in the H.E.L.M.

Other Options: Lunulata-4b

Pulse Rifles

BXR-55 Battler

The BXR-55 Battler is a Legendary Energy Pulse Rifle dealing Solar damage and it comes with a custom frame called the Legacy PR-55 Frame. This means it’s a customized frame with dramatically increased accuracy, stability, and targeting while hip firing.

For PVE Corkscrew Rifling, Accuried Rounds, Outlaw, and Kill Clip would be a decent roll. Corkscrew gives you that increase in range, handling and stability and Accurized Rounds gives you even more range. Outlaw is where precision kills decrease reload time, and finally Kill Clip means reloading after a kill increases the damage output.

You can get this one from the Dares of Eternity, or by opening the chest at Xur’s Treasure hoard. You can also craft it.

Insidious

Insidious is a Legendary Energy Pulse Rifle that is Aggressive Burst, meaning it’s a hard-hitting four-burst fire. For PVE Arrowhead Brake, Accurized Rounds, Rapid Hit and Rampage would be good.

  • Rapid Hit – Rapid hit is where rapid precision hits temporarily increase stability and reload speed
  • Rampage – Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

You can get this one from the Vow of the Disciple raid.

Other options: Smite of Merain, Syncopation-53

Auto Rifles

Ammit-AR2

Ammit-AR2 is a Legendary Energy Auto Rifle with a Precision Frame meaning this weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical. For PVE Arrowhead Brake, Flared Magwell, Ambitious Assassin, and Incandescent would be good.

  • Ambitious Assassin – Overflows the magazine based on the number of rapid kills before reloading
  • Incandescent – Defeating a target spreads scorch to those nearby. More powerful combatants and opposing Guardians cause scorch in a larger radius

You can get this from a quest at the Enclave, Mars, Savathun’s Throne World.

Krait

Krait is a Legendary Kinetic Auto Rifle with a Rapid-Fire Frame meaning it has deeper ammo reserves. Slightly faster reload when the magazine is empty. Krait is a stasis rapid-fire auto rifle, meaning it could be one of the best PVE auto rifles in the game right now. As well as the vast perk pool, it also comes with Veist Stinger origin trait, which allows the weapon to reload by simply doing damage. For PVE Corkscrew Rifling, Appended Mag, Subsistence, and Headstone would be a great roll.

  • Subsistence – Defeating targets partially reloads the magazine from reserves
  • Headstone – Precision final blows spawn a Stasis crystal at the victim’s location.

You can get this as a random world drop, by opening reward packages and from Banshee-44.

Other options: Gnawing Hunger, Sweet Sorrow

Submachine Guns

Calus Mini-tool

Calus Mini-Tool is a Legendary Energy Submachine Gun meaning it has superb handling. Move faster with this lightweight weapon equipped. This weapon grants additional speed benefits when MIDA Multi-Tool is also equipped. For PVE Arrowhead Brake, Tactical Mag, Threat Detector and Surrounded would be a decent roll.

  • Threat Detector – Increased reload, stability and handling when enemies are in close proximity
  • Surrounded – This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity

You can get this opening chests on the Derelict Leviathan.

Funnelweb

Funnelweb is a Legendary Energy Submachine Gun with a Lightweight Frame meaning it has superb handling. Move faster with this weapon equipped. For PVE Corkscrew Rifling, Tactical Mag, Subsistence, and Frenzy would be a good roll.

  • Subsistence – Defeating targets partially reloads the magazine from reserves
  • Frenzy – Being in combat for an extended time increases damage, handling, and reload for this weapon until you are out of combat.

You can get this as a random world drop, or from Banshee-44 when he’s selling it, or by ranking up.

Other options: Submission, Ikelos SMG

Grenade Launchers

Pardon our dust

Pardon Our Dust is a Legendary Kinetic Grenade Launcher with a Lightweight Frame meaning it’s a one-shot handheld Grenade Launcher with remote detonation. Fire; release to detonate. For PVE Volatile Launch, Blinding Grenades, Auto-Loading Holster, and Vorpal Weapon would be a good roll. Volatile Launch greatly increases blast radius, although slightly decreases handling and projectile speed. Blinding grenades greatly increase blast radius again. Auto-Loading Holster is where the weapon is automatically reloaded after a short period of time, and finally, vorpal weapon is great for big damage against bosses.

Explosive personality

Explosive Personality is a Legendary Energy Grenade Launcher with a Wave Frame meaning it’s a one-shot handheld Grenade Launcher. Projectiles release a wave of energy when they contact the ground. For PVE Volatile Launch, High-Velocity Rounds, Auto-Loading Holster and Frenzy would be a good roll.

  • Auto-Loading Holster – The holstered weapon is automatically reloaded after a short period of time.
  • Frenzy – Being in combat for an extended time increases damage, handling, and reload for this weapon until you are out of combat.

Other options: Cry Mutiny, Salvager’s Salvo.

Let me know in the comments which weapons you are looking forward to using.

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