Wrath of the Machine Weapon Review

The newest Destiny raid weapons look to have taken a leaf out Year 1’s book, deciding to add extra raid-specific perks to the weapons’ intrinsic slots, as opposed to replacing something from the perk tree. This is a very good sign, as it adds to the usability of the guns instead of decreasing it. These weapons do not appear to be dominant in all modes, instead focusing their skill trees on things that are designed to make them either go-to weapons in PvE, or competitive choices in PvP. The actual execution of this plan varies from weapon to weapon, so let’s take


Low-Impact Scout Rifles Review

My constant quest to find guns overlooked or undervalued by the meta has led me to try a whole host of different weapon and perk combinations. That being said, I’m not sure any has ever been as fun as the pairing of low-impact scouts and Full Auto. I began to test this weapon archetype long before RNG blessed me with an optimal roll, but I never really felt the love for it until Banshee bestowed upon me one particular DIS-47. This weapon changed the way I looked at low-impact scouts as a whole, and convinced me that they could be

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The State of Heavy Weapons

Rocket Launchers Although we’ve come a long way from the days where most launchers could grab four rockets per heavy ammo brick in PvP, they’re still highly used in competitive multiplayer, as well as most PvE activities. Slightly difficult to categorize due to the huge variance in stats between the most popular versions, I’ve found it best to organize them by rate of fire, for reasons you’ll see below. The first rocket launcher archetype has the fastest RoF, and currently only has one member. It makes up for its quick follow up shots by having both horrible blast radius and

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The State of Special Weapons

Sniper Rifles Perhaps simultaneously the most used and most hated special weapons in the current state of the Crucible, sniper rifles are in their Golden Age. With the majority of primary weapons suffering from either damage, range, or accuracy nerfs, snipers are free to run rampant in all modes, turning even the shortest hallways into sightlines filled with scope glares. With 5 distinct damage profiles available for the discerning sniper to choose from, most people tend to focus on a few things: ability to snipe targets out of supers with one hit, ability to kill a recently revived player through

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The State of Primary Weapons

Scout Rifles Possibly the most balanced overall class of weapons in the game, each archetype has its own distinct purpose and optimal usage. High impact scouts like the Cocytus SR4, Hand of Judgment, and Badger CCL are the riskiest, but most rewarding archetype in the game. While consistent critical shots grant one of the fastest PvP times-to-kill in the game (0.80 seconds with 3 crit shots), missing one or two shots will generally guarantee a death, as the body shot TtK drops to 1.60 seconds, and marks these weapons as some of the least forgiving primary options. The mid impact

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PvP Roll Guide: Darkblade’s Spite

[divider] Darkblade’s Spite Pros – Very high Impact. High Range. Cons – Average Mag Size. Low Aim Assist, Reload Speed, and Stability. Very low Charge Rate. Recommended Perks: Column 1 – Red Dot-OAS, Red Dot-ORS1, Red Dot-ORES, TrueSight IS, SureShot IS Column 2 – Hidden Hand, Hip Fire, Battle Runner, Kneepads Column 3 – Braced Frame Column 4 – Rangefinder, Life Support, Replenish, Grenadier, Army of One, Eye of the Storm, Icarus, Hot Swap This fusion rifle comes with a host of wonderful sight options, including the ever popular Red Dot-OAS. OAS increases both stability and aim assist, two things that

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Gunsmith Primaries – Best Perks

Scout Rifles High-Impact Cocytus SR4 Pros – Very fast Time-to-Kill. High Range. Above average Reload Speed. Fair Mag Size for the Impact class. Cons – Low Aim Assist. Average Stability. Time-to-Kill: 0.80s (3 crit shots) Recommended Perks: Column 1 – Torch HS2 Column 2 – Life Support, Triple Tap, Icarus Column 3 – Hand-laid Stock Column 4 – Third Eye, Zen Moment, Eye of the Storm, Firefly, Grenadier, Army of One You really need Torch and Hand-laid Stock to make this gun into the PvP monster it’s capable of being. The added AA of the sight, and the huge boost

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PvP Roll Guide: Imago Loop

[divider] Imago Loop Available from Echo Chamber or Undying Mind as a random drop. Mid-Impact Pros – High range. Above average mag size. Very high recoil direction (almost entirely vertical recoil). Cons – Low stability and equip speed. Below average aim assist and reload speed. Time-to-Kill: 0.86s (1 crit shot and 2 body shots) Rate of Fire: 22 Impact: 87 (86 damage per crit shot, 57 damage per body shot) Range: 40 Stability: 32 Reload Speed: 33 Mag Size: 10 Aim Assist: 61 Recommended Perks: Column 1 – SureShot IS/TrueSight IS Column 2 – Rangefinder, Outlaw, Hot Swap, Spray and