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5 Best PvE Weapons in Destiny 2 Season 13

What current weapons are dominating the meta.
What current weapons are dominating the meta. | Photo Courtesy of Bungie

What are the five best PvE weapons in Destiny 2? PvE is probably the biggest, most popular aspect in Destiny 2 as of now. With new content being added to PvE every season, including the well-received battlegrounds this season, there's a constantly evolving meta. As players face new and more difficult challenges, they'll need to respond with stronger and better weapons. So let's take a look at the best PvE weapons in Destiny 2. Exotics won't be included as Xenophage, Anarchy, and Lament would dominate the list otherwise, and only one can be used at a time.

5 Best PvE Weapons in Destiny 2 Season 13

1. Succession

This Sniper is the most useful weapon in PvE as of now.
This Sniper is the most useful weapon in PvE as of now. | Photo Courtesy of Bungie

Succession is a sniper that can only be obtained from the Deep Stone Crypt raid. But man is it worth it. Considering how valuable snipers are in the current meta for high-level content like GM Nightfalls, this sniper stands out as the best. With unique perks like Reconstruction and impressive stats, this gun annihilates champions and bosses.

2. Falling Guillotine

The sword from Season of Arrivals is still a beast.
The sword from Season of Arrivals is still a beast. | Photo Courtesy of Bungie

When Falling Guillotine arrived in Season of Arrivals, it immediately became the go-to weapon for boss slaying. And while sword nerfs have evened the field a little bit, this blade is still amazing. With a lethal spin move heavy attack, it can shred bosses and clear adds like nothing. Its ability to bypass elemental shields can also be a lifesaver. If a player can land a roll with whirlwind blade, which increases heavy attacks for every light attack blow, they've found themselves a new top-tier weapon for bosses.

3. The Messenger

It may be a Trials of Osiris gun, but man is it worth it.
It may be a Trials of Osiris gun, but man is it worth it. | Photo Courtesy of Bungie

The Messenger is a pulse rifle exclusive to the Trials of Osiris game mode. While Trials' struggles have been well documented, this gun is worthy of endgame content. It's a versatile pulse rifle that can roll with the Desperado perk, making it the only nonsunset gun to do so. Desperado immediately makes it into a terror for mobs, as the increased rate of fire rips through them with ease. An exclusive gun with an exclusive perk, it more than earns its place in the top three.

4. Royal Entry

The new Vanguard rocket launcher is the biggest beneficiary of the new buff.
The new Vanguard rocket launcher is the biggest beneficiary of the new buff. | Photo Courtesy of Bungie

Royal Entry is a rocket launcher that can be earned through strike playlists. Rocket launchers as a whole were given a damage buff and given new perks before Season 13, and this gun takes advantage. A Royal Entry with the Impulse Amplifier/Lasting Impression god roll absolutely rips apart bosses. Rockets launchers have found a new place in the meta thanks to these changes, and Royal Entry established itself at the top because of it.

5. Trustee

Trustee is an exception to the lackluster scout rifle meta.
Trustee is an exception to the lackluster scout rifle meta. | Photo Courtesy of Bungie

This scout rifle from the Deep Stone Crypt raid beats out two potent submachine guns in Extraordinary Rendition and Ikelos SMG to make the list. While scout rifles as a whole aren't in a great place for PvE, Trustee is an outlier. It just has one of the best "feels" to it, along with a high rate of fire and an impressive perk pool too. Surplus and Wellspring stand out the most, but there are also the raid perks Reconstruction and Redirection. Of course, it can go the traditional route and roll with Outlaw as well.