The Five Best Guns In Destiny 2

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There are a bunch of interesting weapons in Destiny 2. Auto rifles, rocket launchers, swords, and weirdo reverse-tractor beams. But which guns are best? Here’s our list of the top five.

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5. MIDA Multi-Tool

The exotic scout rifle MIDA Multi-Tool is pretty easy to get. It probably has the least stringent requirements of any of Destiny 2’s exotic quests. Once you get it, you’ll have a gun that lives up to its name. It’s got so many uses! Obviously, it’s good at long range. But it staggers enemies really effectively, so it’s solid at close range, too. You really don’t need to use anything else.

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4. MIDA Multi-Tool

The best thing about the MIDA Multi-Tool is that it lets you keep your radar active when you aim down your sights. That puts it way above most other guns for PvP, particularly in the more intense modes on the competitive playlist or during Trials of the Nine. Destiny 2 has increased the time it takes for your radar to come back after you aim down the sights of a normal gun, making the MIDA’s radar perk that much more valuable. It’s a no-brainer.

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3. MIDA Multi-Tool

There’s plenty of new stuff in Destiny 2, so it’s comforting to use a gun that we’re all already familiar with. MIDA Multi-Tool is one of several Destiny 2 exotics that Bungie carried over from the first game. It’s been floating around the meta since waaaay back in 2014, and it just wouldn’t be Destiny if that weren’t still the case. Sequels are all about using the same guns we’ve been using for three years, right? It’s so nice to stick with what we know.

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2. MIDA Multi-Tool

If you’re competing in Trials of the Nine, chances are most of your teammates are going to be using the MIDA Multi-Tool. You wouldn’t want to stick out, right? Of course not! Don’t be a weirdo! You can always equip a good auto rifle in your energy slot, if you really want to use something different from time to time. But let’s be real: if we could have our way, we’d just equip a MIDA Multi-Tool in both slots! We guess that’s what the MIDA Mini-Tool is for.

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1. MIDA Multi-Tool

The MIDA Multi-Tool won our hearts years ago with its iconic “death stapler” firing sound, and we definitely have yet to get sick of it! It’s so refreshing to go into a crucible match and immediately hear that clipped thwack coming from every angle. Why use any other gun when you can use one that sounds this good? It’s a fair question.

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If you came across this article while looking for an actual list of good Destiny 2 guns, I actually posted a list of my favorites in a comment you can read below. Use any of those guns instead of a MIDA Multi-Tool. Please? 

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DISCUSSION

kirkhamilton
Kirk Hamilton

Obviously those are the best five guns. But if we had to list a few others we like, we’d say the auto rifles Origin Story, Prosecutor, and Uriel’s Gift are all strong. (Well, we don’t actually have a Prosecutor, but we hear it’s good.) We’re actually partial to the pulse rifle Nightshade, particularly when paired with the three-burst sidearm Last Hope.

If we could ever get a Better Devils hand cannon to drop we’d totally hang on to it for whenever Bungie buffs hand cannons, and The Old Fashioned is a pretty solid option, too. The scouts Nameless Midnight and Seven-Six-Five are both really good. Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun and the fusion rifle Merciless are both great power weapons for melting bosses and ultras. Swords are actually pretty strong in both crucible and PvE, too.

But who are we kidding? None of those guns really get much use from us, since we prefer to stick with for one of the ones from our top five.