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Best Destiny 2 Hand Cannons For PvP: Crucible, Iron Banner, Trials Of Osiris

Best Destiny 2 Hand Cannons For PvP: Crucible, Iron Banner, Trials Of Osiris
Image: Bungie

Written by 

Aaron Bayne

Posted 

17th Jan 2022 09:28

The best Destiny 2 hand cannons for PvP are cropping up as an important topic once more as Iron Banner makes its latest monthly rounds. Across Crucible, Trials of Osiris, and Iron Banner Destiny 2 has plenty of reasons to equip yourself with the best hand cannons in the galaxy. With damage, light level, and elemental damage to consider, not to mention a colossal amount of weapons to choose from, picking out the best of the best can be a very difficult task. That's why we are here to ease the burden with the Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons, so let's get into it. 

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Best Destiny 2 Hand Cannons For PvP: Hawkmoon 

The Hawkmoon is one of the best Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons.

This original Destiny made its way into the Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons when it finally returned and it hasn't let go of the spot since. You'll need to go through the Harbinger exotic mission to get this one into your inventory, but it certainly will be worth the wait.

While not all rolls of the weapon are equal - you may need to farm it before landing on the right one - it is incredibly easy to use with a bunch of meaty stats and damage output. 

Best Destiny 2 Hand Cannons For PvP: Ace Of Spades

The Ace of Spades is one of the best Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons.

The Ace Of Spades exotic hand cannon of the fallen Cayde-6 may usher a tear here or there, but it also rips in PvP. In fact, while definitively ranking within the Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons, it also does ridiculously well within PvE and Gambit activities, making it an allround must-have.

The great thing about it is that you can pick it up from the exotic vault, but you'll need at least one of the Destiny 2 ascendant shards

Best Destiny 2 Hand Cannons For PvP: Thorn

The Thorn is one of the best Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons.

Another Destiny 1 exotic and one of the nicest designs we've ever seen on a weapon. But the Thorn doesn't get onto the Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons list from looks alone, as this weapon packs a punch that just keeps punching.

With its poison effect the Thorn is a go-to for PvP players as it can wipe out an opponent in just a couple of shots. It also avoids the dreaded feeling of your opponent dipping away into cover to heal, as its poison chips away at their health. 

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Best Destiny 2 Hand Cannons For PvP: Palindrome

The Palindrome is one of the best Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons.

The Palindrome is the first legendary weapon to make it into our Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons. You'll need to work your way through some Nightfalls to unlock this one, but it is sure to leave you satisfied.

With solid range and a decent rate of fire, the Palindrome is one of the best PvP hand cannons right now, and while it has suffered a nerf or two, masterworking and managing your rolls will insure you'll barely notice the difference.

Best Destiny 2 Hand Cannons For PvP: Fatebringer

The Fatebringer is one of the best Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons.

All round the Fatebringer is an absolute demon of a hand cannon. Solid damage, excellent handling, and one of the few hand cannons that can be rolled with the Explosive Payload perk. Taking a deeper look at its perks, the Fatebringer secures itself among the Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons for allowing you to stack Adept mods and Adept variants, essentially letting you boost its already decent stats that bit further.

You'll have to work through the Vault of Glass, so it will be an effort to get this one, but is essential if you want total domination in the Crucible. 

That's all of the Destiny 2 best PvP hand cannons. The Destiny 2 Epicurean is yet another Destiny 1 weapon that is supposedly making its way to this game. Be sure to check out our guide if you'll have a new favourite fusion rifle to take into the Crucible. 

 

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