Looking to dominate in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep? The right weapon can make all the difference. Whether you’re a seasoned Guardian or just starting your journey, having the best Destiny 2 weapons at your disposal is crucial for success. In this article, we’ll explore a curated selection of top-tier Exotic and Legendary weapons that have proven their worth in the hands of countless players. From devastating hand cannons to explosive rocket launchers, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you choose the perfect arsenal for any situation. Prepare to unleash unstoppable power and become the ultimate Guardian with our curated list of the best Destiny 2 weapons you should be using in Season of the Deep (21).
Season Of The Deep Artifact Mods
With the release of Season of the Deep, we have a new seasonal artifact that you can use to unlock new mods. These are going to impact the weapons that you use in Season 21 massively. The seasonal surge is Strand but Arc and Void are going to rotate. So these kinds of elemental weapons and abilities will be incredibly powerful. The following is a breakdown of the seasonal mods you can get from the artifact in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep.
Void Artifact Mods
- Protective Breach: Picking up a Void breach gives you an overshield or refreshes your existing shield.
- Unto the Breach: Defeating a void rebuffed target creates a Void breach while you have a Void subclass equipped.
- Supernova: Picking up a Void breach causes your next source of Void damage to Create a large weakening pulse.
Arc Artifact Mods
- Electric Armor: Stay amplified longer while using an Arc subclass.
- Thunderous Retort: Provides bonus arc super damage if cast when critically wounded or amplified.
- Shock and Awe: Arc final blows while you are amplified summon a burst of lightning that deals damage and jolts enemies.
- Ampled Up: Gain damage resistance when amplified
Strand Artifact Mods
- Improved Unravel: Increases damage dealt by unraveling a target.
- Strand Soldier: Strand weapons gain unraveling rounds when you gain Woven Mail while you are using a Strand subclass.
- Conductive Cosmic Needle: Targets affected by a strand debuff take increased damage from Arc and Void abilities.
Seeing the different artifact mods that are available in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep, it would be a good idea to pair Arc or Void subclasses with Strand weapons.
Best Exotic Weapons In Destiny 2 Season Of The Deep
As the darkness spreads across the galaxy, it’s crucial to equip yourself with the most potent armaments available. From the devastatingly precise sniper rifles to the awe-inspiring fusion rifles, we have handpicked the standout exotic weapons that will give you the edge in any encounter. The following are some of the best Exotic weapons that we recommend for Destiny 3 Season 21 or Season of the Deep:
Quicksilver Storm – Exotic Autorifle
Quicksilver Storm has been very popular in Destiny 2 Season of Defiance after it got a buff and it is going to continue to be popular in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep. This is because it deals a lot of damage and is a Strand weapon. In Season 21, players will need Autorifles to defeat Barrier champions which is another reason why Quicksilver Storm is going to shine. Not to mention unraveling rounds!
Cloudstrike – Exotic Sniper
Snipers have not been all that popular in Season 20 but Cloudstrike is an amazing Arc weapon that does a lot of damage. Snipers are getting a 10% damage buff and it has got a reserves and recoil buff. Cloudstrike already summons lightning when you land precision hits or get final blows and that is going to pair very well with the Shock and Awe artifact mod.
Legend Of Acrius – Exotic Shotgun
This powerful exotic Shotgun can penetrate enemies and it gets a buff to total ammo which has been increased from 12 to 16 and its projectile distance increases from 9m to 12m. This means that the ammo economy is going to be much better and you can consistently deal damage from further away. Pair this shotgun with the Shock and Awe artifact mod and you will be creating a lot of chaos. If you have the catalyst of the shotgun then you get trench barrel which allows you to deal even more damage.
Grand Overture – Exotic Machine Gun
Machine guns deal a lot of damage right now in Destiny 2 and have been very popular in Season of Defiance and it is safe to assume that is going to be the case the Season of the Deep as well. Grand Overture is going to be a very capable weapon during Arc surges if you can get those volleys.
Riskrunner – Exotic SMG
Riskrunner might be an older weapon but it is still very good in Arc surges. Combined with Electric Armor and Shock and Awe it is going to be very powerful indeed. This is one of the best SMGs in the game right now and it is going to become increasingly popular in Season of the Deep.
Graviton Lance – Exotic Pulse Rifle
Graviton Lance is getting the Revision Zero 2-round burst. Its burst delay has been reduced by 20% and its RPM has increased from 257 to 300. This is going to work very well with the Void artifact perks of Destiny 2 Season of the Deep, especially during void surges.
Tommy’s Matchbook – Exotic Auto Rifle
The catalyst for Tommy’s Matchbook is getting an update and sustained fire will scorch enemies when overheating. Every 5 shots apply 14+7 scorch stack with the Ember of Ashes Fragment. This is going to work very well with Solar 3.0 and Actium War Rig if you are running Titan.
Eyes Of Tomorrow – Exotic Rocket Launcher
This might seem like an odd weapon but it is getting a change that improves its ammo economy. Now killing 4 targets with a volley is going to refund one ammo. Killing 4 or more enemies with a volley increases the damage of the next volley.
Best Legendary Weapons In Destiny 2 Season Of The Deep
Exotic weapons are great but you can only use one at a time. So not only do you need powerful Exotics but you need powerful Legendary weapons as well. The following are some of the best Legendary weapons that we recommend for Destiny 2 Season 21.
Ikelos – SMG
The Ikelos SMG is a great Legendary weapon especially if you have a roll that has Voltshot. Pair that with the Shock and Awe artifact mod and it is deadly.
Forbearance – Grenade Launcher
Forbearance is one of the best Grenade Launchers that you can get right now in Destiny 2. If you have a roll with Chain Reaction and Ambitious Assassin then it is going to be deadly in Arc surges.
Wendigo – Grenade Launcher
Wendigo is a great overcharged grenade launcher. The recommended roll for the weapon is Hard Launch, Spike Grenades, Auto-Loading Holster, Explosive Light, and Stunning Recovery. If you do not already have it then you can get it from the Warden of Nothing Nightfall.
Hothead – Rocket Launcher
Demolitionist and Explosive Light is a popular combination for the weapon and if you do not already have a Hothead then you can legacy focus the weapon from Commander Zavala.
Funnelweb – SMG
Funnelweb has been very popular in Destiny 2 in the last couple of months and that is going to continue to be the case, especially in Void surges. We recommend Accurized Rounds, Killing Wind, and Rangefinder.
Doom Of Chelchis – Scout Rifle
This is a Scout Rifle that you can get from the Kings Fall raid and is considered to be one of the best Scout Rifles in the game. This is a craftable weapon and we recommend Explosive Payload and Frenzy.
Gnawing Hunger – Auto Rifle
This is an older auto rifle but it still works very well. Auto rifles have been buffed recently which has made this older legendary weapon even more viable. The rolls that we recommend for the weapon are Overflow or Subsistence and Rampage or Demolitionist.
Equip yourself with the finest arsenal in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep (21) and conquer the darkness that threatens our universe. Our carefully curated selection of the best weapons, both exotic and legendary, will ensure that you stand at the forefront of the battle.