The 10 Best Fusion Rifles In Destiny 2: Reviewed

In September 2017, Destiny 2 hit our consoles to offer us one of the best free-to-play shooter games out there.

This exciting action MMO gives you all the benefits of a traditional shooter game, with the added perks of MMOs and RPGs. It’s a win-win for all players!

The 10 Best Fusion Rifles In Destiny 2 Reviewed

Whether you’re a Destiny newbie or a seasoned pro, one thing’s for sure – you’ll want to play with the best rifles you can find in the game.

Fusion rifles are particularly popular, but with so many on offer, it can be tough to know which ones are the most reliable. So, we’re here to offer our round-up of the 10 best fusion rifles in Destiny 2. Without further ado, let’s dive right in… 

What Is Destiny 2? 

Destiny 2 is a free-to-play, open-world shooter video game developed by Bungie, and launched in 2017. 

Destiny 2 is set in the future of the solar system. In the game, you’ll play the role of a space wizard fighting a hair-raising battle between good and evil.

At the center of this battle are the gods of Light and Darkness, and you’ll play an agent of Light, who’s fighting to secure a peaceful future for the solar system. 

Destiny 2 Weapons 

Obviously, guns are a pretty big part of the game (we’ll explore these later), but you’ll also have a variety of other weapons at your disposal, including grenades, melee, high-damage attacks, and more.

Some of the most popular weapons in Destiny 2 include: 

  • Sniper Rifles
  • Shotguns 
  • SMGs
  • Pulse Rifles 
  • Auto Rifles 
  • Scout Rifles 
  • Hand Cannons 
  • Side Arms  
  • Trace Rifles
  • Fusion Rifles 
  • Single Shot Grenade Launchers
  • Swords
  • Rocket Launches 
  • Linear Fusion Rifles 
  • Drum-Loaded Grenade Launchers 

What Are Fusion Rifles In Destiny 2? 

The focus of this article is Fusion rifles. But what exactly are Fusion rifles, how do they work, and how do you find them? 

In Destiny 2, Fusion rifles are a form of energy gun. When you shoot a Fusion rifle, you won’t shoot bullets – you’ll shoot a short, sharp burst of energy after you’ve wound up your gun.

Fusion rifles often have a longer range than shotguns, and the most legendary Fusion rifles have a pretty high impact – some reaching impacts of up to 70.

Weapons can often be found in raids and dungeons – this is the easiest method to access some of the best weapons in the game.

However, weapons and armor can also be acquired in other routine ways, such as by completing patrols and missions, and even by defeating opponents. 

The 10 Best Fusion Rifles In Destiny 2 

Okay, we won’t keep you waiting anymore… if you’re itching to get your hands on a Fusion rifle, keep reading to explore the 10 best Fusion rifles in Destiny 2. 

Burden of Guilt 

The Burden of Guilt is a highly sought-after Fusion rifle that can only be obtained once you’ve completed the Trials of Osiris.

The Burden of Guilt is a legendary weapon that’s reliable and sturdy, and it’s one of the most appealing this season. This weapon is Adaptive, and it deals some pretty punchy Stasis damage. 

Burden of Guilt charges quickly and has some impressive stats like: 

  • 70 Impact
  • 41 Range
  • 39 Stability 
  • 31 Reload Speed
  • 32 Handling 

Telesto 

This exotic Fusion rifle is one of the strongest in its class. It first entered the game in Season 2, and it’s one of the oldest rifles in the game.

Don’t be put off by its age – Telesto outshines some of the newer introductions to the Fusion rifle class that uses special ammo, and deals some unparalleled damage to your opponents.

However, the Telesto doesn’t have a long-range like some other Fusion rifles, so it’s better for close combat. When we say it’s one of the best in its class, we’re not joking. Just take a look at these stats! 

  • 85 Impact 
  • 25 Range
  • 79 Stability 
  • 80 Reload Speed
  • 52 Handling

Riptide 

Riptide is one of the most appealing Fusion rifles in its class. This rapid-fire rifle has exceptional base Handling, and it’s a must-have backup rifle to carry with you.

This rifle performs well in both PvE and PvP games, and it’s favored in endgame content due to its efficacy and reliability. Riptide deals Stasis damage and reloads faster when the mag is already empty. 

  • 55 Impact
  • 21 Range
  • 31 Stability
  • 45 Reload Speed
  • 50 Handling

Deliverance 

This legendary Fusion rifle first entered the game in Season 16, making it one of the newer rifles on the block.

Deliverance uses its own special ammo and deals Stasis damage to opponents; it’s also a great choice for both PvP and PvE content.

You can get Deliverance when you complete the Vow of the Disciple raid, and it can drop from first and third encounters. 

  • 80 Impact
  • 62 Range
  • 52 Stability
  • 34 Reload Speed
  • 32 Handling 

Midha’s Reckoning 

Midha’s Reckoning can be obtained after the King’s Fall Raid, and it’s a Fusion rifle powerhouse. The Reservoir Burst perk has significantly improved strength, as the magazine overflows when reloaded near allies.

You can shoot up to four rounds before needing to reload, and it’s the ideal rifle to have to hand, especially when paired with Pugilist or Unrelenting. Midha’s Reckoning has some impressive stats, including: 

  • 95 Impact
  • 52 Range
  • 22 Stability
  • 18 Reload Speed
  • 19 Handling

One Thousand Voices 

Next up, we have One Thousand Voices. This legendary Fusion rifle first hit the game in Season 4, making it one of the oldest Fusion rifles in the current meta.

One Thousand Voices has remained a popular choice for many players, especially those in PvE. When you fire this rifle, you’ll lay a trail of deadly fire that can damage and kill your enemies.

The wielder can also be destroyed if they’re in close range of your explosions. 

  • 0 Impact
  • 100 Range
  • 40 Stability 
  • 30 Reload Speed
  • 0 Handling 

Vex Mythoclast 

Vex Mythoclast can be obtained upon completion of the Vault of Glass raid. When it was first released, this Fusion rifle was a little underwhelming.

Players found it pretty clunky, and its low range made it a poor choice for both PvE and PvP players.

Since then, the Vex Mythoclast has had a series of tweaks and upgrades, and it has become one of the most reliable Fusion rifles in the game, known for dealing strong damage even at long range.

  • 33 Impact
  • 85 Range
  • 30 Stability
  • 60 Reload Speed
  • 50 Handling  
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Jotunn 

The Jotunn Fusion rifle is in a league of its own. With the Jotunn by your side, you’ll have the power to track Solar projectiles, giving you the power to kill both PvE and guardians.

It may not be the prettiest weapon to look at, but don’t underestimate its power. Although Jotunn has a long charge time, it can kill most enemies in just one blast, and its Catalyst makes it a real monster in the Fusion rifle class.

Let’s take a look at its stats below: 

  • 95 Impact
  • 47 Range
  • 23 Stability
  • 23 Reload Speed
  • 26 Handling 

Main Ingredient 

Main Ingredient is an often overlooked legendary Fusion rifle. However, we’re here to show you why you should give this powerhouse the benefit of the doubt…

Main Ingredient is a punchy, one-shot gun that can kill most PvP opponents within 20-25 meters.

With perks like Tap the Trigger and Firmly Planted,  you’ll benefit from increased weapon stability and accuracy, which together, could make this one of the most lethal Fusion rifles in Destiny PvP.

Main Ingredient can be obtained when Xur sells it in the game. There is no other way to find Main Ingredient in Destiny 2. 

  • 80 Impact
  • 59 Range
  • 49 Stability
  • 24 Reload Speed
  • 31 Handling 

Exile’s Curse 

Last, but definitely not least, we have Exile’s Curse. Our roundup of the best Fusion rifles wouldn’t be complete without a mention of this deadly weapon.

This legendary, high-impact rifle came to Destiny 2 in season 10, and it’s remained one of the game’s most popular weapons ever since.

It’s most popular in PvP content, though it can pack a punch in PvE, too. Exile’s Curse uses its own special ammo, and you can get your hands on it once you complete the challenges laid out in Trials of Osiris.

This rifle is eligible for random rolls, and it can benefit from plenty of powerful recommended perks. 

  • 95 Impact
  • 48 Range
  • 27 Stability
  • 19 Reload Speed
  • 27 Handling 

Destiny 2: Are Fusion Rifles Worth It? 

With so many other weapons to choose from, you might be feeling a little spoiled for choice. Destiny 2 offers its players some of the most exciting and varied gameplay out there.

So, when it comes to choosing weapons, you might be wondering if Fusion rifles are really worth it. 

Well, we’ll be honest: Fusion rifles aren’t the easiest weapons to use. Other special weapons, like snipers, sidearms, and shotguns are often more versatile, and easier to use.

Some even have higher fire rates, higher damage, and longer ranges than Fusion rifles. 

However, as appealing as these all sound, Fusion rifles offer players a combat style that you won’t find with any other weapon.

Most Fusion rifles use their own special ammo and can deal unique forms of damage that you DEFINITELY won’t find with a shotgun (trails of fire are a great example, here).

What’s more, Fusion weapons can be used against most bosses and majors in the game, and when used correctly they can generate significant damage, and even kill them. 

So, while you may find Fusion rifles a little difficult to use at first (especially if you’re a new player), you’ll soon realize that their power is unprecedented.

Like all weapons in the game, you should remember that not all Fusion rifles are made equal. Some are bad and some are good – that’s just the name of the game.

If you unlock a wide variety and pair them with perks, you’ll soon find one that will knock your socks off, and increase your success rate in Destiny 2. 

What Are The Most Uncommon Fusion Rifles in Destiny 2? 

Although you’ll have a wide selection of Fusion rifles to play around with, there are a few which are notoriously difficult to get your hands on.

These are: 

  • Equinox TSU
  • Nox Calyx II
  • Nox Reve II 

These Fusion rifles are a little like gold dust. However, if you can acquire them, you’ll benefit from high impact, decent range, and impressive stability.

Some of these rifles can only be obtained via encrypted engrams and drops, so they’re not as common as the rifles you’d get from just completing basic missions. 

Don’t worry – Destiny 2 has somewhere in the region of 55-60 Fusion rifles on offer, so you won’t feel like you’re missing out if you don’t get them! 

The Bottom Line 

If you’re familiar with the weapons on offer in Destiny 2, you’ll know there’s nothing quite like a quality Fusion rifle to damage your opponents with.

Although there are many Fusion rifles to be acquired throughout the game, this list includes some of our all-time favorites, many of which have been in the game since its earliest seasons. 

Whether you’re new to the game or you’ve been playing for years, we can’t wait for you to try some of our favorite Fusion rifles, and benefit from their truly impressive powers. Enjoy! 

Ashley Newby