The Lightfall raid brought with it some exciting new environments to explore and gear to collect while fighting through the tough encounters. The reward on most loot-hungry Guardians’ minds, however, are the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares weapons and god rolls for each. Here’s all the new weapons you can earn in the Lightfall raid.
The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares weapons are perhaps the most unique looking weapons in the game yet, breaking away from a more grounded and militaristic style. To expand your arsenal even further, check out the Destiny 2 Lightfall weapons and Destiny 2 Lightfall and Season 20 craftable weapons. It’s likely some of these will earn a place amongst the Destiny 2 best weapons.
Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares weapons, ranked
The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares weapons are as follows ranked from best to worst:
- Conditional Finality (Stasis Exotic shotgun)
- Rufus’s Fury (Strand auto rifle)
- Acasia’s Dejection (Solar trace rifle)
- Mykel’s Reverence (Strand sidearm)
- Nessa’s Oblation (Void shotgun)
- Briar’s Contempt (Solar linear fusion rifle)
- Koraxis’s Distress (Strand grenade launcher)
There are seven Root of Nightmares weapons to collect from the loot table, each with access to unique perks and origin traits. Check out the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares bosses, loot table, and story for more on how to get these Lightfall raid weapons. Likewise, if you’re up for the increased difficulty, the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares challenges during the Master mode are a great opportunity.
Below you will find more information on each of the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares weapons and god rolls for PvE and PvP so you can decide which ones you’d like to go after next time you delve into defeat Destiny 2 Nezarec.
Destiny 2 Rufus’s Fury god roll
Rufus’s Fury is a powerful 720 RPM Strand auto rifle that is capable of dropping with great perk combinations. With the limited selection of Strand weapons right now, it’s likely Rufus’s Fury will be a popular choice in Strand builds.
The best Rufus’s Fury god roll in PvE will have Hatchling for synergy with Destiny 2 Strand subclasses. Secondary perks like Demolitionist, Reconstruction, or other damage boosting perks are strong choices.
On the other hand, the best Rufus’s Fury god roll in PvP is Target Lock and Perpetual Motion. Target Lock is a new perk that increases damage the longer the weapon remains on target, making it an excellent competitive choice for Rufus’s Fury. Likewise, Perpetual Motion lets you stay agile while using the weapon.
Destiny 2 Mykel’s Reverence god roll
Mykel’s Reverence is a 450 RPM rapid-fire Strand sidearm, once again filling a slot in the currently limited selection of Strand weapons.
The best Mykel’s Reverence god roll in PvE will have Hatchling and Thresh to synergise with Strand builds and increase overall damage. It’s worth getting a reload speed or range Masterwork, alongside barrels and magazines that boost range to improve the main downside of sidearms.
Conversely, the best Mykel’s Reverence god roll in PvP will have Tap the Trigger or Hatchling, and Perpetual Motion. Further perks that boost stability and range would go a long way in improving the effectiveness of this weapon in PvP.
Destiny 2 Nessa’s Oblation god roll
Nessa’s Oblation is a Void slug shotgun, rewarding pinpoint accuracy with high damage, especially in PvP.
The best Nessa’s Oblation god roll in PvE is Dragonfly or Repulsor Brace and Destabalizing Rounds. This will allow the weapon to take out large rooms of people with a single shot. Pair this with a Void subclass and you’re in for some fun.
The best Nessa’s Oblation god roll in PvP is Opening Shot and Demolitionist. This is a great perk setup for staying on the move with this powerful slug shotgun.
Destiny 2 Acasia’s Dejection god roll
Acasia’s Dejection is a Solar trace rifle that can get some excellent perk combinations. It’s similar to Retraced Path in many ways, so may or may not be worth farming for if you’ve already got a great Retraced Path.
The best Acasia’s Dejection god roll in PvE is Rewind Rounds and Incandescent. With these perks you will be stocked up on ammo, allowing you to cause significant damage, especially in AoE situations thanks to Incandescent. Reconstruction and Frenzy are good alternative perk rolls in PvE.
In PvP, the best Acasia’s Dejection god roll is Perpetual Motion and High Impact Reserves, though you likely won’t be bringing this weapon into the Crucible. Nevertheless, with this you’ll be able to deal increased damage thanks to High Impact Reserves while staying on the move.
Destiny 2 Koraxis’s Distress god roll
Koraxis’s Distress is a heavy Strand grenade launcher capable of outputting lots of damage, even in AoE. Thanks to it being Strand, it’s also able to have some unique rolls.
In PvE, the best Koraxis’s Distress god roll will have Hatchling and Demolitionist. Reconstruction and Field Prep are also good alternatives. Nevertheless, Hatchling is capable of extreme AoE damage while Demolitionist will benefit your grenade rechange and will automatically reload the weapon when you use your grenade ability.
The best Koraxis’s Distress god roll in PvP is Impulse Amplifier and Wellspring. With that being said, you’re unlikely to use this weapon in the Crucible and there’s not all that many great perks for PvP.
Destiny 2 Briar’s Contempt god roll
Briar’s Contempt is a Solar linear fusion rifle that fires in bursts. It will be a good precision damage weapon in PvE but will likely struggle in PvP against other heavy weapon options.
In terms of the best Briar’s Contempt god roll for PvE, you’re looking for Reconstruction and Focused Fury. Rewind Rounds is a good alternative to Reconstruction, as both will help you keep on top of your ammo.
In PvP, the best Briar’s Contempt god roll will be High Impact Reserves and Keep Away. Since range and precision are the greatest benefits of linear fusion rifles in PvP, Keep Away will further improve this speciality. High Impact Reserves, on the other hand, will increase your damage which can be helpful, especially against players in their Supers.
Destiny 2 Conditional Finality
The Destiny 2 Conditional Finality is the new raid weapon for Root of Nightmares. For more on how to get it, its perks and unique effects, we’ve got a full guide on just that.
Overall, it’s a powerful weapon in PvE that synergises well with both Solar and Stasis builds thanks to its unique Exotic perk.
And that’s all the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares weapons you can get your hands on and the god rolls for each. For more on the Lightfall raid, you can read up on a Destiny 2 Witch Queen weapon that can defeat the brutal Root of Nightmares boss Nezarec, Final God of Pain.