The Best Void Weapons In Destiny 2

Destiny 2’s focus on buildcrafting has placed a major emphasis on monochromatic builds in recent months. Bungie wants players to use the same element type for their subclass and weapons, even in Match Game content. Thankfully, that’s fairly easy to do with Void.



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Void 3.0 subclasses are incredibly strong and can hold their own in the endgame, but what about Void weapons? Most Void weapons in Destiny 2 are quite strong, with some weapons shaping the entire PvE meta. This list will go over the ten best Void weapons you can use in Destiny 2, pairing nicely with Void’s various keyword buffs and debuffs.

Updated September 25, 2023, by Charles Burgar: While this season hasn’t seen any meta-changing Void weapons, some sandbox changes and this season’s new activities have made Graviton Lance an S-tier option for PvE content. We’ve updated this list to include Graviton Lance, and we’ve tweaked a few entries with better perk pool recommendations to account for the range normalization changes in Season of the Witch.

This list focuses on PvE content above everything else. Entries are in no particular order.

10 Age-Old Bond

Destiny 2 Age-Old Bond

How to obtain: Last Wish raid.

Age-Old Bond is a High-Impact Frame Auto Rifle that features some of the best perk combinations you can find on this archetype. Repulsor Brace and Golden Tricorn is a fantastic PvE combination for Void builds, allowing you to gain Void Overshields by defeating targets with Volatile Rounds. Paired with the occasional ability kill, you can maintain Golden Tricorn’s massive 50% damage buff to shred through targets. Volatile Rounds paired with that much damage is simply fantastic for most content.

If you aren’t using a dedicated Void build, consider Dragonfly and Target Lock. Hitting the same target multiple times will ramp up your damage, creating a massive explosion from precision kills. While it’s not the best weapon for the Crucible, Age-Old Bond is simply a fantastic workhorse weapon for fans of Auto Rifles or Void builds.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One:
    Repulsor Brace, Dragonfly

  • Column Two:
    Golden Tricorn, Target Lock

9 Taipan-4FR

Destiny 2 Taipan-4FR

How to obtain: Legendary world Engrams; crafted at The Enclave.

Linear Fusion Rifles are the current meta for boss DPS, including GM Nightfalls and raids. Most LFRs are quite hard to obtain, requiring you to raid or play Trials of Osiris. Taipan is not only an exception to this, but it’s also one of the hardest-hitting LFRs in the game.

Upon completing a brief Enclave quest, you’ll unlock the ability to craft Taipan-4FR. It has the same notable perk combination as its Stasis cousin, Reed’s Regret. Triple Tap and Firing Line is an S-tier combination for endgame PvE content, allowing you to pump out some massive damage and receive the occasional auto-reload from Veist Stinger—the weapon’s origin trait. It hits hard, is incredibly ammo efficient, and it’s by far the easiest Linear Fusion Rifle to get your hands on.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One:
    Triple Tap, Field Prep

  • Column Two:
    Firing Line, Frenzy

8 Leviathan’s Breath

Destiny 2 A Warlock Draws Leviathan's Breath.

How to obtain: Purchased from the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower.

Leviathan’s Breath has gotten so many buffs as of late that it’s slowly crept into meta territory. This Heavy Bow releases devastating arrows that explode shortly upon impact, instantly stunning Unstoppable Champions. The DPS of this Bow with its Catalyst can match most Rocket Launchers, and its forced Volatile procs make it decent for clearing small packs of tankier foes. For PvE, this weapon is arguably S-tier in the right hands.

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While you’ll have a hard time getting kills with this Bow in PvP, give it a try in Gambit. The Bow will instantly kill opposing Guardians if you fully nock the arrow, making this the ultimate counter to invaders and a solid weapon for getting Army of One medals. It’s also quite ammo efficient as a backup Primeval DPS weapon. But for actual Crucible, you’re better off using a Rocket Launcher or Grenade Launcher.

7 Graviton Lance

Destiny 2 Graviton Lance

How to obtain: Exotic Engrams and Xur.

Graviton Lance received a massive buff in Season of the Deep, receiving a fire rate buff and a massive 67% damage bonus. This has turned Graviton Lance into a two-burst machine overnight, capable of wiping out entire hordes of enemies in just a couple of shots on Grandmaster difficulty.

As far as add-clearing Exotics are concerned, Graviton Lance is the ultimate choice for Void subclasses. This weapon fires in two-round bursts that cause targets to violently explode on death, spawning nova bomblets that can cause a chain reaction of explosions. Paired with Volatile Rounds, this gun creates a non-stop series of explosions that will kill just about everything. It’s great in seasonal content, Legend Lost Sectors, Master raids, and GM Nightfalls. It’s even a good PvP weapon if you can consistently land headshots.

6 Doom Of Chelchis

Destiny 2 Doom Of Chelchis

How to obtain: King’s Fall raid.

Just about every King’s Fall weapon has a fantastic perk pool, yet none of them can match the Doom of Chelchis. This weapon has virtually everything you’d want out of a Primary weapon, ranging from consistency traits to double damage perks.

Do you play endgame PvE content? Create a roll with Adaptive Munitions and Frenzy. Looking for an add-slaying monster? Use Firefly with Dragonfly. Are you a Crucible main? Give Rangefinder and Eye of the Storm a try. There’s a roll for every type of player, and the weapon’s craftable. Void builds can also get Volatile Rounds on this weapon, providing a level of add clear that no Scout Rifle can match.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One:
    Explosive Payload, Firefly, Vorpal Weapon

  • Column Two:
    Frenzy, Dragonfly, Eye of the Storm (PvP), Unrelenting

5 Telesto

Destiny 2 Telesto Fusion Rifle

How to obtain: Exotic Engrams.

When Telesto isn’t breaking Destiny 2 in unexpected ways, it’s carving through hordes of enemies with unrivaled efficiency. Shots from this weapon crystalize on impact, detonating when an enemy is nearby. This allows you to set explosive traps for enemies and removes Telesto’s damage falloff.

The end result is a Fusion Rifle that can kill fodder enemies from extreme ranges, and it lets you create some clever traps in the Crucible. Telesto hits hard, is easy to use, and it’s incredibly ammo efficient. Players call it “the besto” for a reason.

4 Funnelweb

Destiny 2 Funnelweb

How to obtain: Legendary world Engrams.

Funnelweb is the spiritual successor to the Recluse, arguably the most meta-defining weapon for the second year of Destiny 2. This SMG features an absurdly fast fire rate of 900 RPM, an origin trait that automatically reloads a portion of your magazine on occasion, and it has some fantastic perk combinations for PvE and PvP.

Subsistence and Frenzy is the go-to roll for PvE, allowing this weapon to fire a torrent of bullets before reloading. Frenzy helps buff your weapon damage and drastically reduces reload times, leading to an add-slaying machine. For PvP, Killing Wind and Rangefinder both allow this weapon to duel at 22+ meters with a good roll. As far as Void Primaries go, you can’t beat Funnelweb.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One:
    Subsistence, Killing Wind (PvP)

  • Column Two:
    Frenzy, Rangefinder (PvP)

3 Harsh Language

Destiny 2 Harsh Language

How to obtain: Legendary Engrams.

Fans of Wave-Frame Grenade Launchers finally have a Void variant to add to their collection. Compared to Deafening Whisper, Harsh Language is arguably stronger due to better perk choices and a great origin trait. The real standout here is Destabilizing Rounds, a perk that inflicts Volatile onto nearby enemies when a target dies. This gives Harsh Language discount Volatile Rounds with a short internal cooldown.

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If you already use a build with Volatile Rounds, this is the only Wave-Frame GL that can get Repulsor Brace currently, an S-tier perk for endgame PvE content. Proc Volatile Rounds, get a kill, and enjoy having constant Void Overshields. You can pair this with Wellspring to gain a ton of ability energy on rapid kills, making this the ultimate Wave-Frame GL for Void users. And if you’re a Crucible main, don’t sleep on Disruption Break. So long as the GL tags someone, their shields will break and proc Disruption Break’s 50% debuff, making cleanups trivial.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One:
    Wellspring, Envious Assassin, Stats for All

  • Column Two:
    Destabilizing Rounds, Repulsor Brace, Disruption Break

2 Le Monarque

Destiny 2 Le Monarque Ornament

How to obtain: Purchased from the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower. Costs 1 Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Legendary Shards, and 1 Ascendant Shard.

Few Exotics are as well-equipped for endgame content as Le Monarque. This Exotic Bow fires toxic arrows that release a poisonous mist under the right conditions. If you have good aim and can perfectly time your shots, you can easily create these poison clouds to deal some serious damage.

In PvE, Le Monarque is perfect for countering Overload Champions. It’s not bad for fighting majors either. And if you can proc Volatile Rounds on this weapon, it can brute force Match Game activities and decimate Champions on its own. It can even one-shot Guardians in PvP with a strong damage buff. Needless to say, Le Monarque is a Primary powerhouse.

1 Retrofit Escapade

Destiny 2 Retrofit Escapade

How to obtain: Season of the Seraph content.

If you want a Heavy weapon that’s a jack of all trades, look no further than Retrofit Escapade. This Void Machine Gun has a massive ammo reserve, fires 900 rounds per minute, and has an amazing perk pool for single-target DPS. Fourth Time’s the Charm and Target Lock is a fantastic combination on this gun, allowing you to increase your damage and generate ammo by repeatedly hitting a target. Paired with Volatile Rounds, you’ll be doing DPS comparable to most Linear Fusion Rifles with enough ammo to clear adds in endgame content. Not many Heavy weapons can say the same.

Recommended Traits:

  • Column One:
    Fourth Time’s the Charm

  • Column Two:
    Target Lock

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