Destiny 2 - Sidearm: Primary Weapons Rarity Database

This page contains a list of all obtainable destiny 2 sidearm that includes exotics, legendaries, rares, uncommon and common weapons.

The Destiny 2 Sidearm is a weapon that appears in-game. Sidearms are your secondary weapon that you can use when your main weapon is depleted or you want to save on ammo for your main weapon. You can also use your sidearm as a means to eliminate opponents that can be handled by mediocre damage and not waste your main weapon’s ammo.

For the Destiny 2 Sidearm, it has several classifications. This includes the Common, Uncommon, Legendary, and Exotic kinds of the Destiny 2 Sidearm.

Destiny 2 Sidearm List

Destiny 2 Sidearm Rat King


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


Exotic Sidearms 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
Rat King Kinetic  –


Legendary Sidearms 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 Sidearm, a legendary Sidearm can serve as a good substitute.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Atehflad-D Kinetic
Boomslang-3SI Energy
Dead Man Walking
Drang Energy
Etana SI4 Energy
Interlude-33 Energy
Last Hope
Minimum Distance
Octave-44 Energy
Pinabel-C Kinetic
The Last Dance Energy
The Rattler
Urchin-3SI Energy


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
Dissonance-34 Energy
Requiem SI2 Energy
Roderic-C Kinetic
Vinegaroon-2SI Energy


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 having high hitpoints, you will be needing better weapons.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Recital-17 Energy
Victoire SI2 Energy


Common Weapons are usually best for starting out the game as it is easily available and obtainable. Once you get a higher tiered weapon, just switch weapons since commons have the lowest stats and have the least damage.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Spiderbite-1SI Energy
Traveler’s Chosen
Traveler’s Chosen (Damaged)

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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