Destiny 2 has many incredible weapons just like Division Exotic Weapons; I’ll only concentrate on the best pulse rifles in Destiny 2 found in Year 1 and 2. Pulse rifles are powerful weapons best suited for mid-range battle. A few advanced weapons introduced in Year 2 managed to topple weapons considered to be the best in Year 1. The list below contains the best pulse rifles in Destiny 2 across all rarities.
Nightshade was a very popular legendary pulse rifle in the 1st year of Destiny 2. However, the new and better weapons launched in Destiny 2 adversely affected its popularity among players. Even though its overall stats are good, it has a terrible range. You can find this weapon in loot drops or receive it as a reward from Zavala upon completion of the Danger After Dark quest.
If you’re familiar with the Redrix Claymore then using the Redrix Broadsword won’t be an issue. Broadsword is a legendary pulse rifle and an improved weapon version of Claymore. Its rate of fire is very slow, and this is a major disadvantage of the weapon. Even so, it has a high impact frame for every single shot. It has a perk called Desperado which increases the rate of fire and the damage dealt. Players who want to obtain this weapon have to complete the Shaxx quest first.
This weapon only has 2-round burst damage; it makes up for this by its other incredible features. It deals great damage on your opponents for every single shot you take. Also, you need not to worry about its recoil power. It can fire about 257 rounds every minute which is an average firing rate. Players get often challenged when using this weapon to deliver Crit Hit Shots since they have to ensure they aim accurately for kills. This weapon works best with the Black Hole and Cosmology perks. When these perks get coupled together, it works perfectly in PvE and PvP files.
It was one of the first pulse rifles in Forsaken DLC to have 4-round burst damage. Due to this fact, its popularity grew among many players. Another factor that led to Go Figure becoming one of the most sought-after weapons was its firing speed. This pulse rifle fires about 450 rounds of ammunition per minute and has a reload speed of 39. Also, it is much easier to acquire this weapon at the world loot pool for majority of players compared to other pulse rifles. Moreover, Players can further improve this weapon using perks. The most common perks being Reload speed perk and Kill Clip.
Bygones first appeared when Forsaken DLC came out. Because of its amazing stats, it became the weapon of choice for many. This legendary pulse rifle has the power to fire up to 390 rounds of ammunition every sixty seconds. Bygones is one weapon which is self-reliant. This means it does not necessarily depend on improvements by perks to work efficiently. It has a good range and works perfectly in PvE and PvP battles. For players who want a solid weapon with good stats, Bygone is the pulse rifle they need. Players need to play Gambit first to acquire this weapon.
Claws of the Wolf
With a firing rate of this weapon of 540 rounds every sixty seconds, this weapon is exceptionally good. It deals void damage, and it can help you take down even the fiercest opponents. It has amazing overall stats with a good range and awesome stability. To recoil faster with this weapon, you will need to use the Full Auto Perk. Players who want to obtain this weapon have to raise their ranking first then participate in Iron Banner matches.
In terms of performance, Blast Furnace is a beast on the battlefield. It can wipe out your enemies in seconds as it fires about 450 rounds of ammunition per minute. Also, it has one of the best ranges among all pulse rifles, and the burst is up to 4-rounds. Players who want to acquire this weapon will first have to obtain the Black Armory DLC. Thereafter, all they have to do is complete the Izangai Furnace quest. It is one of the best pulse rifles in Destiny 2 based on the overall stats and obtaining it is definitely a good choice to make.
Vigilance Wing stands out, for one thing, it has 5-round burst damage. Moreover, it can fire about 530 rounds of ammunition per minute. This makes it the weapon with the highest burst shots compared to the other pulse rifles and one of the most deadliest weapon in Destiny 2. It has a powerful perk called Harsh Truths that heals the player faster in case a teammate dies. The weapon has a beautiful and unique design that borrows heavily from ancient Egypt.
In the original/first destiny game, this exotic weapon was ultimately the best and a fan favorite pulse rifle. It was known for its super abilities and regeneration of players. However, in Destiny 2, Bad Juju is not as popular as it used to be. New and improved weapons are available, and many players get spoilt for choice. There’s a quest to unlock this weapon in Destiny 2 and players start this quest from the Calus Tribute Hall. From there, players enter the Ascendant Realm in Leviathan and begin their other side mission. Once you unlock this amazing weapon, there are perks such as String of Curses which will help you further improve the weapon’s efficiency. The more the number of kills you make, the higher the damage and the magazine refills itself.
This kinetic exotic weapon is by far one of the best pulse rifles in Destiny 2. Also, it is a very popular PvE weapon used by most players in Destiny 2. It has 2 perks that make it a very deadly weapon. The Corruption spreads perk ensures rapid and precise kills on your opponent by spawning SIVA nanites. This perk works best when combined with the Parasitism perk. The parasitism perk works on opponents infected with SIVA nanites swarms and deals bonus damage on them. Combine these 2 perks, and no one will be able to stop you. It is ideal in PvE and PvP as well.