Even though Destiny 2 Lightfall is set to introduce a plethora of new equipment to the fray, users will still need to bring their best weapons to the table in order to acquire them.
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With this in mind, players often tend to use exotic weapons purely because of their power and unique perks that they bring. But with so many to choose from, selecting which ones to equip can often be difficult. Luckily, we’re here to help you out by providing what we think are the 10 best exotic weapons you need to have for Lightfall.
The list we’ll be providing was made with no particular order in mind and is simply filled with some of the most powerful exotics in the game. That said, let’s get right into it.
What are the best exotic weapons for Destiny 2 Lightfall?
The Kinetic Linear Fusion Rifle remains one of the most powerful and popular weapons in the game due to its insane capability of easily handling Barrier Champions and shields. Its catalyst is also incredibly useful since it automatically reloads whenever you break an enemy shield.
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If you don’t have it in your arsenal yet, the only way you’ll be able to acquire it now is by opening Exotic engrams or by buying it from Xur. Unfortunately, the odds of the Arbalest appearing through either of the two methods is extremely low so you may have to wait a while.
Even though the weakening debuff that Divinity provides was notably nerfed, it’s still an essential weapon that can help teams out, especially in raids. The Arc Trace Rifle’s ability to hit consistent crits on bosses is still extremely useful no matter the circumstances and its effectivity against Overload Champions is just the cherry on top.
One of the most iconic weapons to appear in the Destiny franchise, the Gjallarhorn remains a favorite within the community because of its usefulness in both PvP and PvE scenarios. This Solar Rocket Launcher’s Wolfpack Rounds are extremely useful in hordes of enemies. Additionally, its exotic perk also grants Wolfpack Rounds to your squad’s non-Exotic rocket launchers, which makes the iconic weapon even more useful.
Using Izanagi’s Burden can take a bit of getting used to, but once you’ve mastered it, it has the potential to deal tremendous amounts of damage. It works especially well with an Auto-Loading Heavy Weapon, as you’ll be able to swap it in and out with the Kinetic Sniper Rifle for a consistent stream of devastating blows.
The Osteo Striga’s enemy-tracking and poison-spreading capabilities enables its users to clear out ads easily. The Kinetic Submachine Gun is also extremely easy to use as all you’ll need to do is point and click and watch it work its magic.
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Outbreak Perfected boasts arguably the best DPS of any primary weapon currently in the game. The debuff that its intrinsic perk provides is also extremely useful in clearing out groups of enemies because of the extra damage that it can provide. Add in the fact that it can spread to any nearby minion and you’ve got yourself a recipe for quick destruction.
The Parasite is an incredibly unique Heavy Weapon in the game that launches worms instead of grenades. Introduced during The Witch Queen expansion, this Solar Grenade Launcher acts and deals damage like any other normal weapon when used at first. However, its intrinsic trait, which can be activated by simply getting enemy kills, increases the explosion’s size and power. Once you reach the max stack of 20, you’ll be able to clear out enemies and bosses with ease.
The Trinity Ghoul’s Lightning Rod trait might be the most useful minion-clearing perk in the game. Though it initially only activates on precision kills, acquiring this Arc Combat Bow’s catalyst will enable it to trigger its chain lightning strikes whenever you hit a finishing blow on an enemy.
The Wish-Ender’s shield-piercing capability and effectivity against Barrier Champions makes it useful primary weapons in the game. The Kinetic Combat Bow also allows players to see and highlight combatants through walls, which makes its use even more beneficial.
Last but absolutely not the least, we have the Witherhoard, which is one of the most special and powerful weapons in the game. Any projectile fired by this Kinetic Grenade Launcher creates a blight at the point of impact that deals chunks of damage over time. Once it’s been fired, you can then swap over to any of your other weapons to bring even more pain to the poor enemies that you face.
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What is the Best Rifle in Destiny 2 Lightfall?
The best rifle that you can arguably bring to Destiny 2 Lightfall is the Arbalest because of its perk that can easily take care of shielded enemies and Barrier Champions in a few hits. Its catalyst also gives this weapon the ability to regenerate ammo by simply breaking enemy shields. The Kinetic Linear Fusion Rifle’s strength against tough opponents is currently unmatched even with the nerfs to its aim assist and overall damage.
What is the Best Sniper Rifle in Destiny 2 Lightfall?
The best sniper rifle in Destiny 2 Lightfall is Izanagi’s Burden. The damage that it deals is on a different level compared to other sniper rifles in the game and when it’s paired with an Auto-Loading Heavy Weapon, no horde will be a match for you.
However, the play style you need to execute with this Kinetic Sniper Rifle needs to be flawless, since it will take absurd amounts of switching between your Auto-Loading Heavy Weapon and Izanagi’s Burden. Once you’ve mastered it, though, you won’t want to swap it out for anything else.