Destiny 2 Season of the Witch: Are the Seasonal Weapons worth crafting?

Kurt Perry
Guardian in seasonal armor set for Season of the Witching holding Brya's Love scout rifle in Destiny 2.

As is tradition in every season, Season 22 adds a variety of new craftable weapons for Destiny 2 players to farm Patterns for. These are all of the seasonal weapons for Season of the Witch ranked from worst to best.

Both Season of Defiance and Season of the Deep brought with them a range of excellent craftable weapons with highlights including Royal Executioner and Targeted Redaction.

Season of the Witch continues that hot streak by adding six more guns that all have their own set of powerful perks. These weapons share the same Origin Trait – Head Rush – which improves Handling and Reload Speed if you stand up after crouching for two or more seconds.

It can be hard to figure out which guns are worth crafting with how big their perk pools are so we’ve put together this list ranking all six Seasonal Weapons for Season of the Witch.

Destiny 2 Season of the Witch: Seasonal Weapons, ranked

This is our rankings of the Season of the Witch seasonal weapons, tiered and graded based on how they perform against the competition:

6. Eleatic Principle (C-)

Eleatic Principle legendary Arc Machine Gun in Destiny 2.
Eleatic Principle Arc Machine Gun in Destiny 2.

This Arc LMG is better than some players give it credit for but at the end of the day, it’s a 900 RPM Machine Gun without a self-loading perk. This results in Eleatic Principle emptying its magazine far too quickly to be practical. If you want to use an Arc Machine Gun, almost anything else is better.

  • PvE God Roll: Ensemble/Eddy Current + Target Lock
  • PvP God Roll: Zen Moment + Target Lock

5. Kept Confidence (C+)

Kept Confidence legendary Strand Hand Cannon in Destiny 2.Kept Confidence Strand Hand Cannon in Destiny 2.

The first 140 RPM Strand Hand Cannon should have been a huge deal, especially following Destiny 2’s Hand Cannon buff in Season of the Witch. However, it disappoints with a weak perk pool that offers very little in PvE. However, it’s a solid option in PvP where its overall feel carries an otherwise average gun.

  • PvE God Roll: Killing Wind + Multikill Clip/Pugilist
  • PvP God Roll: Quickdraw/KIlling Wind + Eye of the Storm/Multikill Clip

4. Locus Locutus (B)

Locus Locutus legendary Stasis Sniper Rifle in Destiny 2.
Locus Locutus Stasis Sniper Rifle in Destiny 2.

Good top slot snipers aren’t easy to come by so the Locus Locutus is a welcome addition to the seasonal weapon pool. It’s arguably the best Stasis Sniper Rifle for PvE in Destiny 2 as High Ground offers a passive DPS perk that can be triggered solo, something Thoughtless doesn’t have.

  • PvE God Roll: Overflow + Firing Line/High Ground/Headstone
  • PvP God Roll: Keep Away/Surplus + Opening Shotz

3. Semiotician (B+)

Semiotician legendary Strand Rocket Launcher in Destiny 2.
Semiotician Strand Rocket Launcher in Destiny 2.

After the disaster that was Crowning Duologue, Season of the Witch offers a much better Strand Rocket Launcher. Semiotician can roll the awesome combo of Field Prep and Bipod, raising its reserves up to a staggering 16 rockets. Even better, Field Prep synergizes with its Origin Trait for rapid reloads.

  • PvE God Roll: Field Prep + Bipod/Explosive Light
  • PvP God Roll: Impulse Amplifier + Hatchling

2. The Eremite (A)

The Eremite legendary Solar Fusion Rifle in Destiny 2.
The Eremite Solar Fusion Rifle in Destiny 2.

A rare new High-Impact Frame has been added and it’s a damn good one. The Eremite has access to the buffed Envious Assassin plus the new Heal Clip perk and both Reservoir Burst and Controlled Burst in the fourth slot. This is no doubt a top-tier choice for a PvE Fusion Rifle while remaining competitive in PvP

  • PvE God Roll: Envious Assassin/Lead From Gold/Heal Clip + Controlled Burst/Reservoir Burst
  • PvP God Roll: Slickdraw + Golden Tricorn

1. Brya’s Love (S-)

Brya's Love legendary Void Scout Rifle in Destiny 2.
Brya’s Love Void Scout Rifle in Destiny 2.

Although Doom of Chelchis beats out Brya’s Love as the best Void Scout Rifle in Destiny 2 it’s impressive that a seasonal weapon can even compete against a Raid-exclusive drop. This is an incredible option for Void builds in PvE and for shutting down lanes in PvP.

  • PvE God Roll: Keep Away/Rapid Hit + Explosive Payload/Destabilizing Rounds
  • PvP God Roll: No Distractions/Keep Away/Rapid Hit + Explosive Payload

That’s everything you need to know about the seasonal weapons for Season of the Witch in Destiny 2. For more useful tips and tricks consider checking out some of our other Destiny content:

Deepsight Harmonizers: How to farm, use, and what weapons to convert | Season of the Witch seasonal activities | Exotic Mission Rotator | Season of the Witch: Release date, raid, power cap, & more | Best Exotic weapons | Best PvP Weapons | Best PvE Weapons | Destiny 2  | Best Titan Builds | Best Warlock Builds | Best Arc 3.0 Builds | Best Solar 3.0 Builds | Best Void 3.0 Builds  |  Best Stasis Builds

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