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Destiny 2: The Best Rolls For The New Season Of The Seraph Weapons

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  • Disparity
  • Fire And Forget
  • IKELOS_HC_v1.0.3
  • IKELOS_SG_v1.0.3
  • IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.3
  • IKELOS_SR_v1.0.3
  • Judgment Of Kelgorath
  • Path Of Least Resistance
  • Retrofit Escapade
  • Revision Zero
  • Tripwire Canary

IKELOS and Seventh Seraph weapons are back in style in Destiny 2's Season of the Seraph. Bungie brought back some fan-favorite IKELOS weapons from past seasons and introduced six new seasonal weapons, all of which have fantastic perk combinations worth chasing. If you're looking to expand your arsenal before Lightfall launches, you've come to the right place.

This guide will cover the 11 seasonal weapons you can earn in Season of the Seraph, including this season's Exotic Revision Zero Pulse Rifle. We'll be covering the best rolls for PvE and PvP for each weapon, recommending certain perk combinations, and explaining what makes each weapon so special.

Disparity

Barrel

Magazine

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

Arrowhead Brake

High-Caliber Rounds

Rapid Hit

Kill Clip

Range

PvP Roll

Arrowhead Brake

Accurized Rounds

Eye of the Storm

Headseeker

Range

You won't find many Legendary Pulse Rifles quite as consistent as Disparity. Nearly every PvP perk you'd want on a Pulse can roll on this gun, and it has some solid PvE perks if you're looking to use a Pulse Rifle in casual content. Rapid Hit and Kill Clip is a great combination for all content, lowering the weapon's TTK while drastically buffing your reload speed and stability. Other good options include Headstone, Desperado, and Frenzy.

The Crucible is really where this weapon shines. This is the only Pulse Rifle that can get Eye of the Storm and Headseeker on the same roll, and Headseeker just got buffed this season to grant increased aim assist while active. Both perks synergize to give you a Pulse Rifle that can land easy two-burst kills. If you play more 6v6 modes and want a good weapon for slaying, Rapid Hit and Kill Clip will suit you better. For stats, you'll want to get the weapon's recoil direction to 100 and max its range stat. Arrowhead Brake and a Counterbalance Stock mod should fix the recoil direction, and your typical range perks will help this weapon compete against the Crucible's more meta picks.

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Fire And Forget

Barrel

Battery

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

Arrowhead Brake

Enhanced Battery

Field Prep or Rangefinder

Focused Fury

Range

PvP Roll

Arrowhead Brake

Projection Fuse

Rangefinder

Demolitionist

Range

Fire and Forget is an Aggressive Frame LFR that fires in three-round bursts. Unlike Stormchaser, this weapon can auto-reload itself with the Veist Stinger Origin Trait, each hit having a small chance of triggering the perk. Throw on your favorite damage and magazine-extending perks, and you have a great DPS option for most PvE activities. And since the weapon deals Stasis damage, it's incredibly easy to proc Font of Might through Supreme Wellmaker or Elemental Shards.

This weapon can't roll with Triple Tap or Fourth Time's the Charm, so you'll want to use Field Prep for bigger ammo reserves and Focused Fury for the 20% damage buff. Each shot from the three-round burst counts as a hit for Focused Fury, triggering the perk after a couple of bursts. While Field Prep is what we recommend for most players, don't sleep on Rangefinder. Linear Fusion Rifles don't have much range and suffer serious damage falloff. Unless you plan to only use this weapon in Warlock Rifts buffed by Lunafaction Boots, you might want to buff the gun's effective range to counteract the intense falloff LFRs experience at long distances.

For PvP, you're better off using another weapon. LFRs lack the ease of use of most other Heavy weapons, especially in 3v3 modes. That said, if you really care about sniping people from a distance, you can't go wrong with Rangefinder and Demolitionist—damage perks don't make much sense on this gun except Vorpal Weapon for countering Supers.

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IKELOS_HC_v1.0.3

Barrel

Magazine

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

Smallbore

Seraph Rounds

Subsistence

Golden Tricorn or One for All

Range

PvP Roll

Smallbore

Seraph Rounds

Rapid Hit

Rampage

Range

The IKELOS Hand Cannon is arguably the worst of the reprised IKELOS weapons this season. Precision Frame Hand Cannons are in a rough spot in both PvE and PvP, but this weapon does have a few things going for it. If you main Lucky Pants in PvE, this gun should be on your radar.

For general PvE content, we recommend Subsistence and Golden Tricorn. The full 50% damage buff from Golden Tricorn really helps the IKELOS weapon land one-shot headshots in most PvE content. You can pair the weapon with Volatile Rounds to clear out adds with ease. However, if you're looking for a solid Hand Cannon for Lucky Pants, the IKELOS HC is a good option. Triple Tap with Focused Fury or One for All lets you fully build up the Lucky Pants buff and benefit from the absurd 600% damage buff for a few seconds. Paired with a damage perk, you'll be dishing out excellent burst DPS.

Don't bother using this weapon in PvP. 180 RPM Hand Cannons aren't in the best spot currently. You can play a Solar subclass and proc Radiant to assist with the weapon's overall usability, but the same can be said for every Primary.

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IKELOS_SG_v1.0.3

Barrel

Magazine

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

Smallbore

Tactical Mag

Subsistence or Grave Robber

Cascade Point or Incandescent

Range

PvP Roll

Smallbore

Accurized Rounds

Threat Detector

Swashbuckler

Range

The original king of Shotguns is back this season, launching with a new perk pool and origin trait. Is this version of the IKELOS Shotgun comparable to its former glory? It's close, mostly thanks to a new fire rate perk this season: Cascade Point.

Rapid-Fire Shotguns are fantastic at short burst DPS, melting Champions and major targets in a few seconds. Cascade Point is perfect for this, buffing the IKELOS Shotguns' rate of fire to its pre-nerf state back in Warmind. Land a few headshots or a single kill with your Primary, swap to the IKELOS Shotgun, and unleash eight rounds of high-damage buckshot in an instant. If you care more about add clear, Subsistence and Incandescent have you covered.

As for the Crucible, Rapid-Fire Frames are solid for two-tap kills and cleanups. Threat Detector and Swashbuckler is a great perk combination, giving you a massive handling buff for being near targets while Swashbuckler ramps up your damage with kills. You aren't going to win Shotgun duels against meta Specials, but those who love Rapid-Fire Shotguns will find success with this take on the original IKELOS Shotgun.

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IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.3

Barrel

Magazine

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

High-Tension String

Fiberglass Arrow Shaft

Dragonfly

Successful Warm-Up

Draw Time

PvP Roll

High-Tension String

Fiberglass Arrow Shaft

Archer's Tempo

Opening Shot

Stability

Nearly everyone knows how good this weapon is. The IKELOS SMG is a meta-defining Primary for PvE and an excellent PvP weapon. It hits hard, has a great origin trait, rolls with Voltshot, and it's fully craftable. The IKELOS SMG has never been better, and it's easily the best Legendary Arc SMG you can use in this PvE sandbox, no question.

You'll want Threat Detector or Feeding Frenzy in the first column for PvE, buffing the weapon's reload speed on easy proc conditions—being near targets and killing enemies, respectively. Pair that with Voltshot for some absurd add-clearing potential. Bear in mind that Feeding Frenzy does not trigger on Voltshot multikills, so you'll want to consider using Threat Detector if you're relying on Voltshot to kill targets. That said, don't sleep on Surrounded. The Surrounded Spec mod is now rolled into the base perk, so you can expect a whopping 40% damage buff (47% if enhanced) just by standing near targets. That's almost as much as Golden Tricorn and doesn't require kills to activate.

For PvP, raw consistency wins here. Seraph Rounds are S-tier, acting similar to High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds, and Armor-Piercing Rounds all rolled into one perk. For main perks, Dynamic Sway Reduction with either Rangefinder or Tap the Trigger is excellent. Your weapon becomes a headshot magnet with either combination and will never let you down. If you love SMGs, you need to get this crafting blueprint before the season ends.

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IKELOS_SR_v1.0.3

Barrel

Magazine

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

Fluted Barrel

Tactical Mag

Overflow

Focused Fury

Handling

PvP Roll

Smallbore

Seraph Rounds

Moving Target

Elemental Capacitor

Range or Stability

The IKELOS Sniper Rifle received a perk refresh this season. As you'd expect, the weapon has never been better and is now a solid alternative to Thoughtless for the Energy slot. That's mostly thanks to Overflow and Focused Fury rolling on this gun, buffing the weapon's magazine capacity and overall damage. If you dislike Overflow, you can also get Fourth Time's the Charm and High-Impact Reserves, sacrificing burst DPS for more total damage.

Crucible players that main Sniper Rifles tend to use Aggressive or Adaptive Frames, but this Rapid-Fire Sniper Rifle works with the right perks. Moving Target, Surplus, Overflow, and Fragile Focus are all great picks in the first column. Even No Distractions can be useful if you spec the weapon fully into stability, greatly mitigating incoming flinch. For the second column, your main pick is Elemental Capacitor to greatly boost the weapon's stats. Equip an Arc subclass, and you'll have a Sniper Rifle that aims almost instantly.

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Judgment Of Kelgorath

Haft

Magazine

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

Supercooled Accelerator

Appended Mag

Overflow

Close to Melee

Range

PvP Roll

Low-Impedance Windings

Accurized Rounds

Immovable Object

Unstoppable Force or Close to Melee

Shield Duration

Judgment of Kelgorath is the new best Glaive in Destiny 2. Close to Melee is the star of the show here, granting a 30% damage buff if you weave projectile and melee attacks with your Glaive, something you should be doing anyway. Throw on Overflow or Demolitionist to avoid reloading. And as with most Glaives, you want to spec for range and shield duration.

Using Glaives in PvP is a niche playstyle but can work quite well. Immovable Object and Unstoppable Force has great synergy if you don't mind using the Glaive's shield. If that sounds boring, Overflow and Close to Melee is still an excellent combination for the Crucible. Build around this Glaive for the best results.

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Path Of Least Resistance

Barrel

Battery

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

Smallbore

Enhanced Battery

Stats for All or Adaptive Munitions

Voltshot or One for All

Range

PvP Roll

Smallbore

Particle Repeater

Dynamic Sway Reduction

Tap the Trigger

Stability

Trace Rifles are solid add-clearing weapons in PvE, and Path of Least Resistance is no exception. Most players chasing this weapon are looking for Voltshot, inflicting Jolt on targets when you reload after a kill. That perk does require a reload, and your only good reload perk in column one is Stats for All. Voltshot does proc Stats for All, so it's a solid perk combination for general add clear. If you want a more endgame-viable roll, consider Adaptive Munitions with One for All. Subsistence is not a good pairing with Voltshot since you need to reload, although the perk itself is fine if you want to use a generic damage perk like One for All.

Using a Trace Rifle inside the Crucible requires a great deal of accuracy. Path of Least Resistance has some general consistency perks to help with this, notably Dynamic Sway Reduction and Tap the Trigger, yet the weapon falls behind other Trace Rifles. Retraced Path has better damage perks, Coldheart helps with ability energy, and Wavesplitter is just an all-around better option.

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Retrofit Escapade

Barrel

Magazine

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

Arrowhead Brake

Appended Mag or Extended Mag

Fourth Time's the Charm

Target Lock

Range

PvP Roll

Arrowhead Brake

Accurized Rounds

Heating Up

Tap the Trigger

Range

Retrofit Escapade has shaken up the DPS meta this season thanks to its excellent perk pool and a quirk with Volatile Rounds. Since this weapon deals Void damage, you can pair Retrofit Escapade with a source of Volatile Rounds (like Gyrfalcon's Hauberk) for constant explosions. The Volatile explosions are limited to roughly two per second, but that's still a notable DPS increase that's easy to proc.

As for actual rolls, Fourth Time's the Charm with Target Lock is absurdly good in PvE. The gun will keep generating ammunition as Target Lock's damage buff ramps up, allowing you to dish out 40% more damage with a magazine that's unleashing nearly 200 bullets before reloading. Paired with the occasional Volatile Rounds explosion, you're looking at a weapon that has comparable DPS to Cataclysmic with Bait and Switch—and that's accounting for the mid-season nerf to Volatile explosions.

Machine Guns aren't meta in PvP but get the job done. Heating Up with Tap the Trigger is a solid pick for general PvP gameplay. If you're looking for a counter to enemy Supers, use Vorpal Weapon instead.

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Revision Zero

Barrel

Magazine

Trait 1

Masterwork Trait

Stock

PvE Roll

Smallbore

Armor-Piercing Rounds

Vorpal Weapon

Fourth Time's the Charm

Fitted Stock

PvP Roll

Fluted Barrel

Ricochet Rounds

Eye of the Storm or Elemental Capacitor

Under Pressure or Outlaw

Fitted Stock

We don't typically include Exotics in our best roll guides, but Revision Zero is fully craftable and has multiple Exotic Catalysts to choose from. As far as Pulse Rifles go, Revision Zero is a stat monster, capable of reaching 100 in nearly every stat with the right setup. It's a powerhouse for 1v1 dueling in PvP, and it's even a good option for killing Champions in PvE activities.

For PvE, you want Vorpal Weapon and Fourth Time's the Charm. Both perks work on Revision Zero's alt-fire mode that morphs the gun into a Sniper Rifle, giving you six high-damage shots that pierce Barrier Champions. Just beware that landing headshots before swapping to the alternate fire can cause issues. If you proc Fourth Time's the Charm before firing four shots in Sniper form, you'll be forced out of the alt-fire mode. You'll also want to consider using Armor-Piercing Rounds to make the Sniper mode shoot through multiple targets.

Crucible players will have a field day with this gun. Nearly every perk combination is viable here, so feel free to experiment. We've found Eye of the Storm and Under Pressure to be a fantastic combo. Eye of the Storm makes the primary mode excellent in 1v1 duels, and Under Pressure buffs the Sniper form greatly, landing headshots with little effort. If the reload is too slow for you, consider using Outlaw or Elemental Capacitor with a Solar subclass.

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Tripwire Canary

Bowstring

Arrow

Trait 1

Trait 2

Masterwork

PvE Roll

High-Tension String

Fiberglass Arrow Shaft

Dragonfly

Successful Warm-Up

Draw Time

PvP Roll

High-Tension String

Fiberglass Arrow Shaft

Archer's Tempo

Opening Shot

Stability

Tripwire Canary is a checklist weapon for most. It's the only obtainable Arc Legendary Bow currently, so it's not a bad idea to grab this weapon if you missed Wolftone Draw or Arsenic Bite from previous seasons. Past that, it's an aggressively average weapon. Lightweight Frame Bows don't hit particularly hard in PvE, and they come with subpar accuracy stats for PvP.

As for perks, Archer's Tempo with Explosive Head is solid for countering Champions in PvE whenever Bows get Anti-Champion mods from the seasonal Artifact. It's possible to stack double fire rate perks with Archer's Tempo and Successful Warm-Up, but this is more of a novelty than a top-tier perk combination. Dragonfly and Successful Warm-Up is a great combination for more general PvE content and is what we recommend. If you're interested in using this Bow in PvP, Archer's Tempo and Opening Shot is a decent pick for general consistency, Ambush stacking with Opening Shot gives you an absurdly accurate first shot.

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