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

Find out which weapon you should mow down your opponents with.

If you are new to Destiny 2 and want to get into PvP, you are most likely trying to strategically optimize your chances of prevailing against your enemies and are interested to know which weapons can help secure you the win. We’ve got you covered and have compiled a Tier List for the best PvP weapons in Destiny 2.

Tier List for Weapons in Destiny 2 (PvP)

Each Tier is sorted alphabetically so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for. Note: As time passes, we will be updating this list accordingly.

S Tier PvP Weapons in Destiny 2

These are the best of the best. Most beginner players should aim to play with these to ease up the learning curve. They are usable in almost all situations and are very potent.


  • Ace of Spades
  • Adored
  • Felwinter’s Lie
  • Found Verdict
  • Frozen Orbit
  • Igneous Hammer
  • The Last Word
  • Sunshot
  • Tarrabah
  • Vex Mythoclast
  • Witherboard


  • Bad Omens
  • Black Talon
  • Corrective Measure
  • Gjallajorn
  • Heir Apparent
  • Tomorrow’s Answer
  • Truth
  • The Wardcliff Coil


  • Ace of Spades
  • Agers Scepter
  • The Chaperone
  • Huckleberry
  • Dead Man’s Tale
  • The Last Word
  • The Messenger
  • Osteo Striga
  • Riiswalker
  • The Steady Hand
  • Vulpecula
  • Witherboard

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A Tier

Don’t get us wrong – there’s nothing wrong with the weapons listed below. The issue is that the S Tier weapons are just that much better. However, the best players will be able to use these weapons well and stay very competitive, even though it’s kind of an uphill struggle to fight against opponents who bear the S Tier arms.


  • Cloudstrike
  • Dead Messenger
  • Duality
  • Jötunn
  • Trinity Ghoul


  • Deathbringer
  • Eyes of Tomorrow
  • One Thousand Voices
  • Thunderlord
  • Tractor Cannon
  • Xenophage


  • Arbalest
  • Crimson
  • Forerunner
  • Hawkmoon
  • No Time to Explain
  • Thorn
  • Vigilance Wing

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B Tier

You should only use these for “sport and recreation” sake (or maybe for a meme or challenge). They are not terrible (mostly) but since there’s the A and S Tiers, you have few reasons to pick anything from the B Tier. Many players won’t even scroll past the A Tier anyway.


  • Borealis
  • Coldheart
  • Divinity
  • Graviton Lance
  • Hard Light
  • Merciless
  • Polaris Lance
  • Prometheus Lens
  • Riskrunner
  • Ruinous Effigy
  • Sky Burner’s Oath
  • Symmetry
  • Telesto
  • The Fourth Horseman
  • Ticuu’s Divination
  • Tommy’s Matchbook
  • Wavesplitter


  • Anarchy
  • D.A.R.C.I.
  • Legend of Acrius
  • Leviathan’s Breath
  • Parasite
  • Salvation’s Grip
  • Sleeper Simulant
  • The Colony
  • The Lament
  • The Prospector
  • The Queenbreaker
  • Two Tailed Fox
  • Whisper of the Worm
  • Worldine Zero


  • Bad Juju
  • Bastion
  • Cerberus+1
  • Crosethia 77k
  • Fighting Lion
  • Izanagi’s Burden
  • Lumina
  • MIDA
  • Malfeasance
  • Monte Carlo
  • Outbreak Perfected
  • Rat King
  • Sturm
  • Sweet Business
  • The Jade Rabbit
  • Travelers Chosen
  • 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