Destiny 2 new weapons in Season of the Wish and returning favourites you need to try out

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Curious about the Destiny 2 Season of the Wish weapons? The latest season of Bungie Studio’s space-faring FPS game might have only just come out, but there’s a brand new collection of weapons to add to your arsenal.

Here, we’re going to walk you through the Destiny 2 Season of the Wish weapons, what they are, and how you can get them fast. But these Destiny 2 Season 23 weapons aren’t a replacement for the rest of the guns the game can offer. If you want to know our picks for the best PvP weapons, best PvE weapons, and best legendary weapons that you should get your hands on, check out our dedicated guides.

All Destiny 2 Season of the Wish weapons

Here’s a full list of the new and returning weapons in Destiny 2 Season of the Wish.

Weapon NameWeapon ClassNew or Returning?Weapon DetailsWhere to get it
SuperclusterShotgunNewStrand, pinpoint slug frame, 65 RPMWish Weapon from Riven
Scatter SignalFusion rifleNewStrand, rapid-fire frame, 500 charge timeWish Weapon from Riven
AppetenceTrace rifleNewStasis, adaptive frame, 1000 RPMWish Weapon from Riven
LethophobiaCombat bowNewVoid, lightweight frame, 612 draw timeWish Weapon from Riven
Scalar PotentialPulse rifleNewArc, rapid-fire frame, 540 RPMWish Weapon from Riven
Doomed PetitionerLinear fusion rifleNewVoid, aggressive frame, 533 charge timeWish Weapon from Riven
ImperativeScout rifleReturningKinetic, high-impact frame, 150 RPMUndying Weapon from Riven
SubjunctiveSubmachine gunReturningArc, lightweight frame, 900 RPMUndying Weapon from Riven
AdhortativePulse rifleReturningSolar, adaptive frame, 390 RPMUndying Weapon from Riven
OptativeHand cannonReturningVoid, precision frame, 190 RPMUndying Weapon from Riven
Chivalric FireSwordNewVoid, caster swordRitual Weapon (Vanguard Ops, Crucible, and Gambit activities)
Eye Of SolSniper rifleReturningKinetic, adaptive frame, 90 RPMTrials of Osiris
IncisorTrace RifleNewStrand, adaptive frame, 1000 RPMTrials of Osiris
RiiswalkerShotgunReturningKinetic, lightweight frame, 80 RPMIron Banner
Lethal AbundanceAuto rifleNewStrand, high-impact frame, 360 RPMIron Banner
Uzume RR4Sniper rifleReturningArc, adaptive frame, 90 RPMWeekly Nightfall strikes
UndercurrentGrenade launcherNewArc, wave-frame, 72 RPMWeekly Nightfall strikes
TigerspiteAuto rifleReturningKinetic, precision frame, 450 RPMDreaming City loot pool
Retold TaleShotgunReturningVoid, precision frame, 60 RPMDreaming City loot pool
Waking VigilHand cannonReturningArc, adaptive frame, 160 RPMDreaming City loot pool
VouchsafeScout rifleReturningVoid, lightweight frame, 200 RPMDreaming City loot pool
SleeplessRocket launcherReturningArc, high-impact frame, 15 RPMDreaming City loot pool
Abide The ReturnSwordReturningSolar, adaptive frameDreaming City loot pool
Destiny 2 Season of the Wish weapons: The Imperative scout rifle on display.
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Are the new Season of the Wish weapons good?

It’s all well and good having new weapons entering the fray, but do these Ahamkara themed guns make for worthy rewards for Guardians? So far, they certainly seem to be.

The Wish weapons boast some strong individual stats, and a number of them have wide perk pools, with the potential for some deadly rolls. Want a shotgun with Reconstruction and Hatchling on it to complete your PvP Strand build? Its an option if you get lucky with or craft a roll of Supercluster.

All the Wish Weapons come with the new Dragon’s Vengence Origin Trait perk, too. Dragon’s Vengeance activates when an ally dies or your shield breaks and you fall to critical health. When either happens, your magazine refills, and the weapon gains bonus range, charge rate, and handling.

Destiny 2 Season of the Wish weapons: The Doomed Imperative linear fusion rifle on display.
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Destiny 2 Season of the Wish exotic weapons – what are they and how can you get them?

There are two weapons we know about coming with Season 23 right now, although it’s not impossible this list could expand later on given how long the season will be running for. They are:

  • Dragon’s Breath – A returning D1 weapon.
  • Wish-Keeper – A new Strand bow.

Dragon’s Breath

Dragon’s Breath will be familiar to Destiny 1 players. This Solar rocket launcher has been reworked heavily, though. It’s Composite Propellent intrinsic trait allows it to build up incendiary fuel between firing. Rockets then embed into targets, inflicting continuous Scorch. It’s second exotic perk, High Octane replenishes extra fuel when a target Ignites. It can also refill itself from reserves when it reaches maximum fuel.

Dragon’s Breath is pretty easy get. You can pick it up at different ranks in the Season of the Wish season pass. If you have the paid track, you can pick it up at rank one. If you’re on the free track, it’s at rank 35. Completing seasonal challenges is the quickest way to grind out levels on the pass. There’s also a pretty cool ornament to unlock for it at the final level of the paid track.

Destiny 2 new weapons in Season of the Wish and returning favourites you need to try out: The Dragon's Breath weapon ornament at lvl 100 of the season pass.
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Wish-Keeper

Wish-Keeper is the other named exotic we currently know to expect this season. It’s a Strand bow, and should prove pretty popular in PvE. The weapon’s exotic perk, Snareweaver, builds up a charge on precision final blows towards a hip-fired Snareweaver Arrow which creates traps and Suspends targets on impact. It’s second intrinsic trait, Silkbound Slayer, allows the weapon to deal bonus damage to Suspended targets.

Wish-Keeper will be arriving in its very own exotic mission later in the season, on December 19. While details about the mission are scarce, we do know that it’ll be taking place in the Black Garden, and likely tie into the ongoing narrative of Season of the Wish.

Destiny 2 new weapons in Season of the Wish and returning favourites you need to try out: A promotional image for the Wish-Keeper bow.
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Destiny 2 Season of the Wish Warlord’s Ruin dungeon weapons

On December 1, we’ll be seeing the new dungeon for Season of the Wish: Warlord’s Ruin. While we currently don’t know anything about the dungeon, we do know it’ll have some sweet new weapons and armor, including a third exotic. We do know exactly one thing about the Warlord’s Ruin weapons though: The dungeon is going to include our first rocket sidearm, a new sidearm archetype that fires micro-rockets, first announced in the Destiny 2 2023 showcase.

There’s a lot of possibilities here. Warlord is a title associated with a few different characters in the game. Some have speculated we might be returning to a Warmind Bunker and uncovering the legacy of Rasputin. Others are putting their money on Felwinter’s involvement. There’s even the potential that we might be getting a dungeon revolving around Shaxx, who went by the Warlord title long ago. Once we have answers, we’ll be sure to update you.

Our advice for getting Destiny 2 Season of the Wish weapons fast

For Wish Weapons and Undying Weapons, your fastest way to acquire them is to trade in Wish Engrams with the seasonal vendor, the Spirit of Riven. These engrams are earnt through levelling up vendor ranks and acquiring vendor XP, as well as completing seasonal activities like The Coil or Riven’s Lair. Any engrams you earn during these will be stored at the vendor.

To speed up the process, we recommend collecting and completing bounties, and completing as many seasonal challenges as possible each week. This will earn you a lot of bonus experience, which translates to more goodies at the Spirit of Riven. If you have enough engrams, you can also focus them for specific guns or weapons in specific groups.

Did you know?

With 2 engrams, you can focus for a type of roll, such as a weapon, or a piece of armor. With 4 engrams, you can focus for a specific piece of gear, such as a particular gun or a class item.

For any other weapon, it mostly comes down to just playing the associated activity and getting lucky. Don’t forget though that there’s now more focusing than ever. This season you can finally focus competitive PvP weapons, so if you’re still hunting for a Mercurial Overreach god roll, you might be in luck.

That covers the Destiny 2 Season of the Wish weapons, what they are, and how you can get your hands on them. There are plenty of other great weapons worth getting out there though. If you’ve still not picked up Quicksilver Storm, Wicked Implement, or Ex Diris and want to know how to get them, we’ve got you covered.

Destiny 2 Season of the Wish weapons FAQ

How many new weapons are there in Season of the Wish?

There are six new weapons in Season of the Wish.

Are Undying Weapons new to Destiny 2 Season of the Wish?

No. Undying Weapons are returning to the game from the Season of Undying.

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Fin is a Guides and Reviews writer for Videogamer.com. He's worked previously with Startmenu, The Loadout, and more. He plays everything from strategy and sandbox titles to FPS and souls-likes.

Destiny 2

  • Release Date: September 6, 2017
    • - 06 September 2017 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
    • - 24 October 2017 (PC)
    • - 31 December 2019 (Google Stadia)
  • Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Web, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, First Person, Massively Multiplayer, Shooter
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