Destiny 2 Best Weapons For PvE: Weapons Tier List (February 2023)

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Suppose you are just getting into Destiny 2. You need to know what weapons are better than others when starting out with PvE so that you can maximize your usefulness in the encounters you will be facing. No worries about figuring that out for yourself – here’s our Tier List of the Best PvE weapons in Destiny 2 so that you can walk into Raids better prepared.

Tier List for Weapons in Destiny 2 (PvE)

Each tier in our Tier List is sorted in alphabetical order. Disclaimer: We will update the list as necessary when new updates arrive that change the power levels of weapons listed.

S Tier PvE Weapons in Destiny 2

Top-of-the-line weaponry, best performance, best flexibility, fest damage output… Need we say anything else? Newer players should try these out since it may be much easier to learn about and progress through Raids due to the power level of these weapons. Think of them as the training wheels for a bicycle. As you master the game mechanics and the weapon, it should help your performance:


  • Divinity
  • Funnelweb
  • Riskrunner
  • Salvager’s Salvo
  • Sunshot
  • Trinity Ghoul
  • Trustee


  • Eyes of Tomorrow
  • Falling Guillotine
  • Gjallajorn
  • The Lament
  • One Thousand Voices
  • Xenophage


  • Arbalest
  • Burden
  • Chroma Rush
  • Heritage
  • Krait
  • Osteo Striga
  • Witherhoard

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A Tier

These are decent weapons to use but not as good as the S Tier, of course. Experienced players can get the most out of these and even outperform some players who wield the S Tier weaponry.


  • Dead Messenger
  • Lorentz Driver
  • Tarrabah
  • Telesto


  • Deathbringer
  • Parasite
  • Thunderlord
  • Sleeper Simulant
  • Whisper of the Worm
  • Anarchy


  • Agers Scepter
  • Dead Man’s Tale
  • Eriana’s Vow
  • Huckleberry
  • Monte Carlo
  • No Time to Explain
  • Outbreak Perfected

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B Tier

Well, these are kind of… Underwhelming. Not because they are bad on their own, but because S and A Tier simply outperform them by a significant margin. Many will stop reading after the A Tier unless they’re going for some insane challenge to use the worst weapons in the game and make an absolutely insane performance with them.


  • Borealis
  • Cloudstrike
  • Coldheart
  • Duality
  • Graviton Lance
  • Hard Light
  • Jötunn
  • Le Monarque
  • Lord of Wolves
  • Merciless
  • Polaris Lance
  • Prometheus Lens
  • Ruinous Effigy
  • Sky Burner’s Oath
  • Symmetry
  • The Fourth Horseman
  • Ticuu’s Divination
  • Tommy’s Matchbook
  • Vex Mythoclast
  • Wavesplitter


  • Black Talon
  • D.A.R.C.I.
  • Eyes of Tomorrow
  • Heir Apparent
  • Legend of Acrius
  • Leviathan’s Breath
  • Salvation’s Grip
  • The Colony
  • The Prospector
  • The Queenbreaker
  • Tractor Cannon
  • Truth
  • Two Tailed Fox
  • Wardcliff Coil
  • Worldine Zero


  • Ace of Spades
  • Bad Juju
  • Bastion
  • Cerberus+1
  • Crimson
  • Crosethia 77k
  • Fighting Lion
  • Forerunner
  • Hawkmoon
  • Lumina
  • MIDA
  • Malfeasance
  • Rat King
  • Sturm
  • Sweet Business
  • The Chaperone
  • The Jade Rabbit
  • The Last Word
  • Thorn
  • Travelers Chosen
  • Vigilance Wing
  • Wish-Ender

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Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was good). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009. His current favorite titles are Vampire Survivors, CS2, Legion TD 2, Below the Stone, Brotato, Power Chord, and Halls of Torment