Destiny 2 - Pulse Rifle Weapon: Primary Weapons Rarity Database

This page contains all the Destiny 2 Pulse Rifle weapons. They are rewarding if wielded with a steady hand and are meant for mid-range confrontations.

Destiny 2 Pulse Rifle

The Destiny 2 Pulse Rifle is similar to its Pulse Rifle cousin, having two categories: Kinetic and Energy. However, this particular weapon may not be ideal for beginners. A Destiny 2 Pulse Rifle requires players to have a steady hand and often times fight at mid-range. This may not be ideal for those who are more into scouting and sniping from afar. Classes that can use this kind of weapon may be the Hunter classes due to their constant kiting strategy.  They fall slightly short behind the range of Scout Rifles.

Pulse Rifles List

Destiny 2 Pulse Rifle

*These weapons are sorted by rarity. If new Pulse Rifles appear, we’ll be updating this as well. 


Exotic Pulse Rifles appear more in the Beta than they do in-game. They have an extremely low drop rate, making them coveted by most players. Players can also choose an Exotic Weapon upon completing a particular portion of the game.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
 Vigilance Wing Kinetic Harsh Truths  Unknown
Graviton Lance Energy Black Hole Unknown


Legendary Pulse Rifles do drop in-game. Similarly to the Exotic, they have a low drop rate. However, they do not need a certain condition to be met unless it’s a quest item. Should the player be unable to procure an exotic Pulse Rifle, a legendary Pulse Rifle can serve as a good substitute.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Eystein-D Kinetic High Impact Frame Quest Reward
Lincoln Green Kinetic Rapid-Fire Frame Legendary Engrams, Drops
Naimon-C Kinetic High Impact Frame Legendary Engrams, Drops
Nightshade Kinetic Lightweight Frame Zavala Reputation
Cadenza-43 Energy Adaptive Frame Banshee-44 Reputation
Canobus PR2 Energy Lightweight Frame Legendary Engrams Drops
Last Perdition Energy Adaptive Frame Lord Shaxx Reputation
Nergal PR4 Energy Lightweight Frame Banshee-44 Reputation
Quadrille-34 Energy Aggressive Frame Legendary Engrams, Drops


The rares are one of the easiest to get. They’re quite a good find especially while you’re midway through a mission and you’re looking for a weapon to swap out of. These weapons drop a little more often than the Legendary and often appear in Decoherent Engrams,. If players find themselves on an uncommon weapon or common weapon then, they should immediately switch it to a rare if they can. This is probably one of the best compromises since it has a higher drop rate.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Triumph DX-PR Kinetic High Impact Frame Quest Reward
Bayesian MSU Kinetic Adaptive Frame Decoherent Engrams
Nanty Narker Kinetic Rapid-Fire Frame Quest Reward
PSI Circus II Kinetic Rapid Fire Frame Decoherent Engrams, Drops
Argona PR2 Energy Lightweight Frame Decoherent Engrams, Drops
Encore 25 Energy Adaptive Frame Decoherent Engrams, Drops


The Uncommon Weapons are also easy to find. If you have a Common Weapon and you find an Uncommon then, best you replace it. In the long run, the Uncommon will definitely deal more damage. However, you’ll find yourself at a wit’s end if you’re fighting a boss like Irausk or Thumos. With both of them being increasingly chunky, you’re going to need a better weapon.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
 Psi Ferox II Kinetic Lightweight Frame Encrypted Engrams, Drops
Psi Termina II Kinetic Adaptive Frame Encrypted Engrams, Drops
Standing Tall  Kinetic High Impact Frame Encrypted Engrams, Drops
Cadenza-11 Energy Adaptive Frame Encrypted Engrams,


Common Weapons are better off being thrown or destroyed. They don’t have much to contribute nor do they have much damage.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Lost and Found Kinetic Rapid Fire Frame Encoded Engrams, Drops

Other Weapon Guides

Primary Weapons

Primary Weapons
Scout Rifles Pulse Rifles Auto Rifles
Hand Cannons SMG Sidearms

Power Weapons

Special Weapons
Fusion Rifles Grenade Launchers Rocket Launchers
Shotguns Sniper Rifles Swords

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