DESTINY 2: The God Rolls You Should Be Hunting in Onslaught

There are plenty of weapons to get from Destiny 2's new Onslaught game mode. Here are some of the god rolls worth grinding for.
Lord Shaxx hands on hips

The Into the Light update is out for Destiny 2, and it comes with plenty of welcome additions to keep guardians over until the release of The Final Shape. The biggest draw is Onslaught, a new wave-defense game mode where you can find many iconic Destiny 2 weapons curated with new and fan-favorite perks.

Introducing the Brave Arsenal

This new roster of weapons, dubbed the Brave Arsenal by Bungie, features weapons from Destiny’s history, including raids, pinnacle weapons, and the Black Armory. Players can no longer acquire many of the original versions, so you’ll definitely want to spend some time grinding Onslaught.

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Thankfully, not only is the new game mode fun, but the grind isn’t too sweaty, with Bungie implementing a few different ways to get those perfect Destiny 2 god rolls. Make sure you complete each of Arcite 99-40’s quests to unlock attunement (and to get free, limited-edition masterwork versions). Attunement gives you a 50-percent chance of getting the weapon from Onslaught.

Attunement gives you a 50-percent chance of getting the weapon from Onslaught. You can also spend 10 Trophies of Bravery, which you receive during Onslaught runs, to open the chest to the left of Shaxx in the Hall of Champions. Each one gives you a single random roll of your attuned weapon.

Only six of the twelve returning guns are currently available, with subsequent weapons added each week. Here are the god rolls you want to grind for during the first week of Onslaught. 

1. The Recluse (submachine gun)

The Recluse dominated Destiny 2 when Bungie introduced it in Foresaken and Season of the Drifter. It was originally a pinnacle Crucible reward, but now it’s much easier to get through Onslaught.

This submachine gun can roll with Feeding Frenzy, Enlightened Action, Subsistence, Threat Detector, Repulsor Brace, Hip-Fire Grip, and Dynamic Sway Reduction in its Third Column. Fourth Column perk options include Master of Arms, Target Lock, Frenzy, Destabilizing Rounds, Surrounded, Tap the Trigger, and Desperate Measure.

Brave Arsenal Recluse
Image via Bungie

PvP god rolls:

  • Dynamic Sway Reduction / Tap the Trigger, Frenzy, or Master of Arms

PvE god rolls:

  • Repulsor Brace / Destabilizing Rounds (for Void builds)
  • Feeding Frenzy / Master of Arms

2. Falling Guillotine (sword)

Since its introduction in Shadowkeep and Season of Arrivals, the Falling Guillotine has been the epitome of the Sword meta in Destiny 2, and it’s back and juicier than ever with all-new perk combinations.

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It can roll with Vorpal Weapon, Relentless Strikes, Repulsor Brace, Frenzy, Attrition Orbs, Chain Reaction, and Duelist’s Trance in the Third Column. Fourth Column options are Surrounded, Whirlwind Blade, Destabilizing Rounds, Eager Edge, Bait and Switch, Sword Logic, and Desperate Measures. 

Brave Arsenal Falling Guillotine
Image via Bungie

PvP god rolls:

  • Vorpal Weapon or Chain Reaction / Surrounded or Destabilizing Rounds

PvE god rolls:

  • Relentless Strikes, Chain Reaction, or Repulsor Brace / Surrounded, Whirlwind Blade, Destabilizing Rounds, or Bait and Switch.

3. Edge Transit (heavy grenade launcher)

When Bungie added Edge Transit into Destiny 2 with Forsaken, it instantly became the biggest meme in the game, thanks to its insanely frequent drop rate. So, if you missed it the first time, now’s the perfect time to get this heavy grenade launcher. 

In the Third Column, Edge Transit can roll with Chain Reaction, Cascade Point, Impulse Amplifier, Field Prep, Autoloading Holster, Envious Assassin, and Repulsor Brace. Fourth Column options include Frenzy, Destabilizing Rounds, Deconstruct, Adrenaline Junkie, Bait and Switch, Full Court, and Explosive Light. 

Brave Arsenal Edge Transit
Image via Bungie

PvP god rolls:

  • Chain Reaction / Destabilizing Rounds

PvE god rolls:

  • Chain Reaction / Destabilizing Rounds (for ad clear)
  • Cascade Point / Bait and Switch (DPS)

4. Hung Jury SR4 (scout rifle)

When Bungie introduced it in The Taken King, Hung Jury was a must-have in the original Destiny. It joined Destiny 2 in Season of the Splicer, and even though it’s not what it once was, Hung Jury is still a solid solar scout rifle. 


It can roll with Rewind Rounds, Enlightened Action, Kinetic Tremors, Rapid Hit, Shoot to Loot, No Distractions, and Loose Change in the Third Column, and One for All, Cascade Point, Box Breathing, Firefly, Precision Instrument, Desperate Measures, and Explosive Payload in the Fourth Column. 

Brave Arsenal Hung Jury
Image via Bungie

PvP god rolls:

  • Rapid Hit or No Distractions / Box Breathing or Explosive Payload

PvE god rolls:

  • Rewind Rounds or Kinetic Tremors / Firefly, Precision Instrument, or Explosive Payload

5. Elsie’s Rifle (pulse rifle)

One of the original Destiny guns, Elsie’s Rifle, previously known as The Stranger’s Rifle, is the oldest weapon returning to Destiny 2 with Into the Light.

Third Column options are Feeding Frenzy, Zen Moment, Repulsor Brace, Loose Change, Keep Away, Under-Over, and Rewind Rounds. Perks available in the Fourth Column are Adrenaline Junkie, Frenzy, Destabilizing Rounds, Kill Clip, Desperado, Desperate Measures, and Headseeker.

Brave Arsenal Elsie's Rifle
Image via Bungie

PvP god rolls:

  • Zen Moment or Keep Away / Headseeker, Kill Clip, or Frenzy

PvE god rolls:

  • Repulsor Brace or Rewind Rounds / Destabilizing Rounds or Adrenaline Junkie

6. Succession (sniper rifle)

Sniper rifles aren’t in a great spot in Destiny 2, but if you really want one, Succession is a viable option. It is craftable, but you can get it through Onslaught if you don’t have the red borders from the Deep Stone Crypt raid. 

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Succession can roll with Moving Target, No Distractions, Lead from Gold, Reconstruction, Firmly Planted, Demolitionist, and Discord in the Third Column. Its Fourth Column perks include Snapshot Sights, Redirection, Recombination, Vorpal Weapon, Focused Fury, Firing Line, and Box Breathing. 

Brave Arsenal Succession
Image via Bungie

PvP god rolls:

  • Moving Target or No Distractions / Snapshot Sights

PvE god rolls:

  • Reconstruction / Recombination or Vorpal Weapon

About Destiny 2: Into the Light

Destiny 2 Into the Light Poster

Release Date: April 9, 2024
Publisher: Bungie
Developer: Bungie
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC
Genre: First-person shooter, MMOG

Synopsis: This new two-month content update issues in a rollout of exciting content, including the new wave-defense Onslaught activity; iconic fan-favorite weapons with standard and limited-edition variants; the new Hall of Champions social space; reprised The Whisper and Zero Hour Exotic missions; a new raid boss gauntlet called Pantheon; fresh rewards; and more.

What do you think about Destiny 2: Into the Light? Have you played Onslaught? What god rolls are you going for? Let us know your thoughts and opinions on social media, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more content like this.

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