song of ir yut review

Song of Ir Yût Review

It is the song of endings.

Song of Ir Yût is a Legendary heavy machine gun.

This weapon has the chance to drop after defeating Crota in Crota’s End.


The good: Large magazine size, fast reload speed.

The bad: Low Impact & range.

Conclusion: An OK situational tool.

Read the full review here

This is a Legendary Weapon
Machine Gun (Heavy Weapon)
Arc Base Damage/Upgraded300/331
Quality Lvl60
Rate of Fire
Magazine Size

Aim Assist
Equip Speed
Recoil Direction

Talent Upgrades Tree

Arc Damage

This weapon causes Arc damage.

Smart Drift Control

Predictable and controllable recoil. Penalty to range.

+20 Stability
-15 Range

Dark Breaker

Projectiles will overpenetrate through Hive Knight Wall of Darkness.

Upgrade Damage 1

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

High Caliber Rounds

Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling. Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.


Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.

Kills add 10% to grenade energy.

Upgrade Damage 2

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Upgrade Damage 3

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Accurized Ballistics

More range and Impact. Increased recoil.

+5% Damage
+10 Range
-10 Stability

Flared Magwell

Reload this weapon even faster.

+50 Reload

Hive Disruptor

Increase damage to Hive Majors.

Upgrade Damage 4

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Aggressive Ballistics

More predictable recoil. Enhanced Impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

+10% Damage
-5 Range
-5 Stability

Hammer Forged

Improved range and accuracy.

+40 Range

Upgrade Damage 5

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.


Song of Ir Yût Video Review


Weapon Review

Song of Ir Yût is a heavy machine gun that can only be obtained by defeating Crota. We have a full guide to Crota’s End if you need help with the raid.

How does this compare to the heavy machine guns obtainable at the Tower vendors? Is it worth upgrading? Keep reading!


Recommended perks:

Smart Drift Control (for stability)
+20 Stability
-15 Range

Aggressive Ballistics (for Impact)
+10% Damage
-5 Range
-5 Stability

Hammer Forged
+40 Range


The Good

Song of Ir Yût is an OK machine gun, but doesn’t excel at anything in particular other than taking out Hive Majors and Knights.

What does work well on this weapon is its ability to take down a Knight’s Wall of Darkness shield, but of course that’s a situational PvE-only perk.

It also has a high rate of fire with manageable recoil with Smart Drift Control, which allows you to dish out high amounts of damage in a short period of time.

Thankfully it has a very large magazine of 87, which means as long as you can land your shots, you can make quick work out of enemies in the Crucible. It also helps that the reload speed is extremely high; you’ll be able to reload in about 5 seconds (without Flared Magwell).

As shown at the end of the video review, this weapon will also allow you to use your grenades a lot more frequently because of how quickly you can kill enemies with it; each kill increases the reload speed of your grenade by 10%. In encounters like Crota’s End where there’s lots of easy-to-kill enemies, this perk is very convenient.

Unique to the raid weapons is the “Hive Disruptor” perk which increases damage to Hive Majors. You’ll be able to do about 400 additional damage to Hive Majors with this machine gun every 2 seconds. Unlike the Swordbreaker, this weapon does not pass through the 10% of damage reduction on Hive Majors.
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The Bad

It’s going to more of a personal preference, but generally I’m not a fan of the high rate of fire/low Impact weapons. I’d much rather use a weapon like Jolder’s Hammer or THE SWARM because of its high stability.

Its Impact rating, tied with a few others, is the lowest of the Legendary heavy machine guns. Even though the magazine size is large, each shot is going to do a low amount of damage.

The low range – second lowest at 16 – causes Song of Ir Yût to be limited to close-medium range if you want to ensure you don’t miss your shots.

Other than the low base stability and range, there’s nothing that really stands out on this weapon over the others, especially in PvP. Dark Breaker and Hive Disruptor are perks that can only be used in PvE, and are situational at that.


Is it worth upgrading? Yes, but I wouldn’t waste your Radiant Energy on the final damage upgrades. Save those Radiant Energies for the primary raid weapons or just convert them into Shards for armor.

For PvE it’s going to work well against the Hive, but that’s about it. It doesn’t shine in any other encounters because of its Hive-specific perks.

In PvP I wouldn’t even bother using it unless you enjoy the high rate of fire. A vendor alternative will serve you just as well if not better. It’s worth noting that if you can control the recoil, it will come in handy at close ranges because of the large magazine size.

For PvP this weapon earns a 6/10 and for PvE a 7/10.
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