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Destiny 2 Weapon Tier List (2023)

This guide features our Destiny 2 weapon tier list of all current weapons and their ranking in terms of strength in the game so far. We will keep this list up to date with every weapon release and will rank them soon after. We thoroughly research this information to ensure that we provide an authentic and honest list to help you make a decision on what is best to use.

Destiny 2 is an FPS game that is available on PC, and includes a rich story as well as a range of different weapons to collect. For more information about the lore and the game, check out the official Destiny 2 website.

Destiny 2 Weapon Tier List (2023)

We’ll split this tier list into the different types of weapons, e.g. Kinetic.


  • S-Tier: Burden, Osteo Striga, Witherhoard, Arbalest
  • A-Tier: Monte Carlo, Dead Man’s Tale, No Time to Explain, Huckleberry, Agers Scepter, Eriana’s Vow
  • B-Tier: Bastion, Hawkmoon, Ace of Spades, The Chaperone, Wish-Ender, Crimson, Outbreak Perfected, Travelers Chosen, Bad Juju, Malfeasance, Lumina, Rat King
  • C-Tier: The Jade Rabbit, Sweet Business, Cerberus+1, Crosethia 77k, The Last Word, Vigilance Wing, Forerunner, Fighting Lion
  • D-Tier: Thorn, MIDA, Sturm


  • S-Tier: Gjallajorn, 1k Voices
  • A-Tier: Deathbringer, Sleeper Simulant, Parasite, Xenophage, The Lament, Thunderlord, Anarchy
  • B-Tier: Leviathan’s Breath, Whisper of the Worm, Wardcliff Coil, Black Talon, Tractor Cannon, Eyes of Tomorrow
  • C-Tier: Salvation’s Grip, Legend of Acrius, Truth, The Prospector, D.A.R.C.I, The Queenbreaker, The Colony, Worldine Zero
  • D-Tier: Two Tailed Fox, Heir Apparent


  • S-Tier: Divinity, Trinity Ghoul, Dead Messenger, Riskrunner
  • A-Tier: Sunshot, Telesto, Lorentz Driver, Tarrabah
  • B-Tier: Vex Mythoclast, Wavesplitter, Hard Light, Polaris Lance, Merciless, Coldheart, Graviton Lance, Symmetry, The Fourth Horseman, Tommy’s Matchbook, Cloudstrike, Le Monarque, Ruinous Effigy, Ticuu’s Divination
  • C-Tier: Jötunn, Prometheus Lens, Borealis, Sky Burner’s Oath, Duality
  • D-Tier: Lord of Wolves

Weapon List

  • 1k Voices
  • Ace of Spades
  • Agers Scepter
  • Anarchy
  • Arbalest
  • Bad Juju
  • Bastion
  • Black Talon
  • Borealis
  • Burden
  • Cerberus+1
  • Cloudstrike
  • Coldheart
  • Crimson
  • Crosethia 77k
  • D.A.R.C.I.
  • Dead Man’s Tale
  • Dead Messenger
  • Deathbringer
  • Divinity
  • Duality
  • Eriana’s Vow
  • Eyes of Tomorrow
  • Fighting Lion
  • Forerunner
  • Gjallajorn
  • Graviton Lance
  • Hard Light
  • Hawkmoon
  • Heir Apparent
  • Huckleberry
  • Jötunn
  • Le Monarque
  • Legend of Acrius
  • Leviathan’s Breath
  • Lord of Wolves
  • Lorentz Driver
  • Lumina
  • MIDA
  • Malfeasance
  • Merciless
  • Monte Carlo
  • No Time to Explain
  • Osteo Striga
  • Outbreak Perfected
  • Parasite
  • Polaris Lance
  • Prometheus Lens
  • Rat King
  • Riskrunner
  • Ruinous Effigy
  • Salvation’s Grip
  • Sky Burner’s Oath
  • Sleeper Simulant
  • Sturm
  • Sunshot
  • Sweet Business
  • Symmetry
  • Tarrabah
  • Telesto
  • The Chaperone
  • The Colony
  • The Fourth Horseman
  • The Jade Rabbit
  • The Lament
  • The Last Word
  • The Prospector
  • The Queenbreaker
  • Thorn
  • Thunderlord
  • Ticuu’s Divination
  • Tommy’s Matchbook
  • Tractor Cannon
  • Travelers Chosen
  • Trinity Ghoul
  • Truth
  • Two Tailed Fox
  • Vex Mythoclast
  • Vigilance Wing
  • Wardcliff Coil
  • Wavesplitter
  • Whisper of the Worm
  • Wish-Ender
  • Witherhoard
  • Worldine Zero
  • Xenophage

How Many Weapons Are There In Destiny 2?

There are over 90 weapons currently in Destiny 2, with plans to increase the range considerably in future updates. We’ll update this guide with each weapon release and place them into our ranking system. 

Our Tiers Explained

Here’s what our tiers mean.

S Tier List

The best weapons in the game, and deemed the strongest when it comes to their abilities. We recommend trying to obtain an S-tier weapons as soon as possible.

A Tier List

Fantastic weapons and great replacements if you don’t manage to get your hands on an S tier. They can be used alongside S-tier weapons and can easily help you clear content.

B Tier List

Not the best in terms of strength but they’re good fillers at the start of the game. They can be used as a support choice to aid your A-tier and S-tier weapons.

C Tier List

It’s best to avoid placing these weapons in your collection, especially if you want to clear content efficiently.

D Tier List

Not worth upgrading or using at all and should be avoided completely.

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About The Game

Destiny 2 is a free-to-play first person shooter. The developer, Bungie, sets the game in the future, where you use advanced weapons, guns, and armour to arm yourself. The latest event, Lightfall, sees you gather allies so that you can go up against the Shadow Legion.