Destiny 2 Is Nerfing Divinity, The Lament, Buffing Other Exotics In The Final Shape

By Zuhaad Ali
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Bungie has unveiled a list of adjustments for weapon archetypes, perks, and exotic weapons arriving in Destiny 2: The Final Shape, which is scheduled to launch in less than a month.

Destiny 2 fans should brace themselves for some significant changes coming to exotic weapons, as well as some of the beloved perks, and weapon types in general. Earlier today, Bungie revealed a series of adjustments aimed at reshaping the gameplay experience in The Final Shape.

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We’ve compiled a list of all the weapon-related tweaks below.

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Destiny 2 The Final Shape Exotic Weapon Changes

  • Divinity: Increased the number of shots required to generate the cage by 75% against combatants. PvP is unchanged.
  • Devil’s Ruin: Fixed an issue where the firing animation from Devil’s Ruin would get applied to other equipped Sidearms if the weapon was swapped during the firing animation.
  • Rat King: Swapped the firing animation to the same one used by other auto-fire Sidearms.
  • Symmetry: Catalyst now provides +10 reload speed, +10 handling, and the Eddy Current perk, in addition to its existing effects.
  • Gjallarhorn: Wolfpack Rounds’ visuals updated to match the damage type of the weapon, Solar.
  • Sunshot: Reduced splash damage by 10%:
  • Trinity Ghoul: Reduced splash damage by 10%:
  • Polaris Lance: Reduced splash damage by 10%:
  • Graviton Lance: Reduced splash damage by 10%:
  • Touch of Malice: Increased duration of burn applied by the Darkness Ball against combatants from 2 to 3.5 seconds.
  • Osteo Striga: Now has a 4-second cooldown on the poison burst on kills. (Poison burst from sustained damage doesn’t receive this cooldown.)
    Necrochasm: Intrinsic perk now provides increased reload speed after precision kills. Increased duration of burn applied by the Cursed Thrall explosion against combatants: 2 to 3.5 seconds.
    • One for Thrall Exotic catalyst changes: Damaging 3 combatants in quick succession provides a period of increased damage, range, and aim assist
  • The Lament: Reduced healing effect by 20%. Reduced the damage of the high end of the chained heavy attack by 20% from that point.
  • Dead Man’s Tale: Cranial Spike stacks now grant stability in addition to aim assist stat and range (+2 per stack).Increased reload speed benefit of Cranial Spike stacks.
    • With catalyst, when hip-firing:
      • Slightly reduced accuracy benefits. 
      • Increased magnetism falloff scale (1.6 to 1.7). 
      • Increased baseline rate of fire from 130RPM to 140RPM. 
      • Removed PvE-only damage buff that scaled with stacks of Cranial Spike and added a 15% damage bonus at maximum stacks of Cranial Spike. 
  • The Colony: Now spawns additional insectoid robots on final blows. More robots (up to five) spawn from tougher combatants.
  • Truth: Increased area-of-effect (AoE) damage. Increased total reserves by 3, on top of the previous buffs)
  • The Queenbreaker: Increased damage versus bosses, minibosses, Champions, and vehicles by 12%. Increased reserve ammunition by 3.
  • Cerberus+1: Focus fire now will activate on Special reloads following a kill and will no longer reduce range or rate of fire.
  • Bastion: Saint’s Fists reworked.
    • Dealing damage with melee increases your charge rate, damage, and reload speed for a short duration. Landing a majority of pellets in a burst increases melee damage.
  • Eriana’s Vow: Breaking a matched shield or piercing a Champion’s Barrier will cause the target to ignite.
  • Deterministic Chaos: Now has anti-barrier rounds. Heavy Metal now causes every 4th bullet to make targets volatile. Vexadecimal now causes every 16th bullet to also weaken targets.
  • Borealis, Hard Light, and Dead Messenger Exotic: Now maintains its state across death or respawn.

Make sure to check out the official article for changes to weapon archetypes, and perks here.

In addition to that, Bungie has also revealed new exotic armor for The Final Shape. Learn more about them and what each of them does in our article here.

Destiny 2 The Final Shape is set to launch on June 4, 2024, on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

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