Destiny 2 No Reprieve God Roll for PvE and PvP

Eoin Black
Eoin Black
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These two No Reprieve god rolls aim to squeeze as much value out of the Season of Plunder shotgun as possible. It’s not the strongest shotgun we’ve ever gotten – it’s outclassed in almost every conceivable way by another option. Still, it’s something that the Destiny 2 shotgun aficionados out there may want to have a look at.

I’ve put together two No Reprieve god rolls – one for PvE, and one for PvP. This should be one of the last weapons on your shopping list for crafting this season, but when the time does come to put one together, these are your best options.

Destiny 2 No Reprieve God Rolls

No Reprieve God Roll for PvE

Destiny 2 No Reprieve PvE god roll on D2 Gunsmith.
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  • Small Bore
  • Accurized Rounds
  • Pugilist
  • Swashbuckler

Starting off with this No Reprieve PvE god roll, we’ve got Small Bore and Accurized Rounds. Both of these perks aim to do the same thing – increase the range of the shotgun without sacrificing anything else. As with other god rolls, though, these are the two least important perks. Swap them out if you feel like it – it won’t make all the difference in the world, especially since No Reprieve isn’t all that impressive to begin with.

Following on from that, we’ve got the combination of Pugilist and Swashbuckler. Both of these perks play into your melee, so if you’ve got a melee-centric build, like an Arc Hunter, then this perk combo will serve you very well.

Pugilist is going to refund you melee energy every time you get a kill with No Reprieve. This isn’t exactly ideal on a shotgun – you don’t want to be using it as general AD-clear. However, it’s arguably the best option in column three, especially with Swashbuckler as a column four option. Pugilist will also increase the weapon’s handling every time you deal melee damage – but that effect is secondary to the energy generation.

Swashbuckler should be a perk that the vast majority of you are more than familiar with. It’s one of the best damage perks in the entire game, so you should have at least a handful of rolls that utilize it.

For anyone that doesn’t know, Swashbuckler increases the weapon’s damage every time you get a kill with it, or with your melee, up to five stacks. At five stacks, you’re looking at a 33% damage buff. Again, combine this with Pugilist and a melee build, and you’ve got a pretty powerful god roll on your hands.

There are plenty of other No Reprieve god rolls. It can roll with Outlaw, Surplus, Headstone, and more. All of those perks could very easily fit into a god roll, so don’t feel like the one I’m recommending is your only option – modify the roll to suit your play style and your build.

No Reprieve God Roll for PvP

Destiny 2 No Reprieve PvP god roll on D2 Gunsmith.
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  • Small Bore
  • Accurized Rounds
  • Pugilist
  • Snapshot Sights

Shotguns are, have been, and always will be incredibly powerful in Destiny 2‘s PvP. That being said, this No Reprieve god roll can’t hold a candle to some of the META shotguns out there. I’m sorry, but them’s the breaks.

That’s not to say you won’t find value out of it – I’m sure you will, but it’s far from best in class. Just keep that in mind before you go running off to use this thing in Trials.

I’m keeping the combination of Small Bore and Accurized Rounds for this roll, too. Given that this is a PvP roll, you can make an argument for going more aggressive with your range and running something like Fullbore, that’s all personal preference, though.

I’m also keeping Pugilist, although my reasoning for doing so is different. In PvP, shotguns and melee go hand-in-hand. Your typical shotgun strategy involves hitting a shot with your shotty and meleeing to finish the kill, so it only makes sense to run a perk that compliments that. In this case, it’s going to help you keep your melee online more often, and by extension, help the shotgun’s overall Crucible performance.

What I have swapped out, however, is Swashbuckler for Snapshot Sights. Swashbuckler isn’t going to do a whole lot of work for us on this gun in PvP. It simply doesn’t get enough ammo to viably keep the damage buff up. Sure, it might help you get an extra kill every now and then, but I’d rather have a perk that offers more consistent value.

Snapshot Sights offers just that, increasing our ADS speed without needing to trigger it. On shotguns, this can be invaluable, especially given that No Reprieve is a precision frame. That extra ADS speed is often the difference between winning and losing a gunfight.

As I said, No Reprieve isn’t the most impressive thing to come out of Season of Plunder by any means, but these two god rolls are sort of as good as it gets for the shotgun.

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Eoin has been playing video games his entire life. He specializes in narrative-driven, single-player titles, and brings his extensive Esports experience into his writing.
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