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Best weapons for PvE in Destiny 2 The Witch Queen

With Void 3.0 being a fantastic addition, many PvE guns have incredible synergy with the subclass in Destiny 2.
Best weapons for PvE in Destiny 2 The Witch Queen

Destiny 2 is an expanding action MMO that features the ability to craft different builds to tackle high-end content.

While you don't need to worry about stats and weapon rolls if you're a casual, if you want to enter the Vow of the Disciple raid, grind Nightfalls, and more, a proper build is most definitely required. 

We listed the must-have weapons for PvP content with the release of The Witch Queen, and now we'll take a look at those aimed at high-end PvE content.

With Grandmaster Nightfalls coming in April, you might want to secure some of these guns.

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We've selected this list based on a number of factors, with their perk pool and availability being the most important for us.

Having said that, some weapons will be more difficult to get your hands on than others, so keep that in mind.

It's also worth mentioning that even if there are guns featured in both our PvP and PvE lists, the recommended traits may vary.

Funnelweb Submachine Gun

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Funnelweb is a must-have for PvE. (Picture: Bungie)

One of the weapons that pop up in both of our lists, and for a good reason. The Funnelweb SMG is versatile, with an amazing perk pool, and is also a Void weapon. 

If you can trigger Volatile Rounds, this SMG is an add-wrecker in raids and other PvE content.

  • Recommended perks: Subsistence, Pulse Monitor, Rangefinder, Adrenaline Junkie
  • How to get: World loot drop.

Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher

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An old relic from Destiny 1 that finally made its return recently. (Picture: Bungie)

Once the most sought-after gun during Destiny 1, Gjally, as it's affectionally called made its way to Destiny 2 this December, with the 30th Anniversary bundle. 

It certainly lacks the power of its former self, but the fact that it makes it into our list speaks volumes about how insanely broken Gjallarhorn used to be.

  • Recommended Perks: This weapon does not have random rolls.
  • How to get: Complete the Gjallarhorn exotic quest.

Osteo Striga Exotic Submachine Gun

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Osteo Striga is particularly good for Warlocks. (Picture: Bungie)

One of the brand-new The Witch Queen exotics is shining due to its incredible add-clearing capabilities. If you're a Warlock and pair it with the Necrotic Grip exotic gauntlets, you've got yourself a recipe for destruction. 

Witherhoard Exotic Grenade Launcher

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Witherhoard is the gift that keeps on giving. (Picture: Bungie)

Ever since this exotic Grenade Launcher was introduced in Season of Arrivals almost two years ago, it's been a staple of high-end PvE content.


Incredible area of effect damage that lingers for a long time, is easy to use, doesn't fill the heavy slot, makes it a perfect weapon.

  • Recommended Perks: This weapon does not have random rolls.
  • How to get: Buy from the exotic kiosk.

Palmyra-B Rocket Launcher

Palmyra-B has some incredible perk combinations. (Picture: Bungie)

One of the two new Rocket Launchers that debuted following The Witch Queen and Season of the Risen's launch, Palmyra is beating Red Herring in usage due to its superior perk pool.

A somewhat run-of-the-mill RL for PvP, it has the advantage of being craftable, thus having the option to equip it with enhanced traits, which are beastly for PvE. 

  • Recommended Perks: Auto-Loading Holster, Explosive Light, Chain Reaction
  • How to get: World loot drop.

Outbreak Perfected Exotic Pulse Rifle

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The Outbreak Perfected is perfect for the new raid. (Picture: Bungie)

Outbreak Perfected is slowly rising up the ranks once again. Its intrinsic perk seems to fit amazingly with a certain Vow of the Disciple encounter for that extra boss damage.

  • Recommended Perks: This weapon does not have random rolls.
  • How to get: Buy from the exotic kiosk.

Krait Auto Rifle

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Krait's an incredible Statis Auto Rifle. (Picture: Bungie)

While Void 3.0 is the talk of the town, Stasis builds are still incredibly powerful, and the Krait Auto Rifle is a perfect addition to their pool. Any weapon that can roll Headstone is.

  • Recommended Perks: Subsistence, Headstone, Overflow, Vorpal Weapon
  • How to get: World loot drop.

Featured image courtesy of Bungie.

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