There were a lot of weapons added to Destiny with Season of the Seraph. These two Destiny 2 Rose god rolls reflect the top 1% of those weapons. This Hand Cannon is going to be a META staple in the Crucible, making it a mandatory get for any PvP mains out there. I’m going to go over how to get it, as well as what Rose god rolls you need to keep an eye out for.
Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a big PvP guy. If you are, and you disagree with my Rose god rolls, then you probably know something I don’t. What I do know, though, is Destiny 2 on a fundamental level. So, while I may not have 100s of hours logged into Trials, I do know what to look for in PvP god rolls.
Destiny 2 Rose God Rolls
Rose God Roll for PvE
- Arrowhead Break
- Accurized Rounds
- Rapid Hit
- Explosive Payload
Rose is not a PvE weapon, and this god roll reflects that. It’s a Crucible reward, so it’s obviously going to lean into the PvP side of Destiny 2 more. Still, it’s no Fatebringer but it can hold its own somewhat in mid-level PvE activities.
Arrowhead Break and Accurized Rounds is a tale as old as time on a lot of weapon god rolls, including this Rose one. However, if you want to substitute Arrowhead for a range-related barrel, feel free. The tradeoff is certainly worth it in PvP, but it can help this weapon feel a bit better in PvE. Although, range isn’t the most important thing in the world when you’re running Explosive Payload.
Speaking of Explosive Payload, I’m opting to run it in combination with Rapid Hit. Rapid Hit is going to give us more reload speed and stability for each precision hit we get in a short period of time – making it pretty great in both PvE and PvP.
Typically, a perk like that wouldn’t work with Explosive Payload on account of the majority of your damage coming from that perk’s explosion, not the weapon’s bullet. However, Rapid Hit triggers on hit, not kill, meaning the two work incredibly well together.
As far as Ad-clear Hand Cannons go, this one ain’t bad. There are way better options out there – Fatebringer has been king since D1, and that’s not going to change. However, this can put in work in mid-level activities. Just don’t go bringing it into a GM.
Rose God Roll for PvP
- Arrowhead Break
- Accurized Rounds
- Moving Target
Rose is such a good Crucible weapon that you can argue the PvE god roll is better for PvP than this PvP god roll. Both Rapid Hit and Explosive Payload are great for Guardian v Guardian activities, but the two perks I’ve opted for here are, as well. Ultimately, you could use any combination of the four perks I’ve used on the two god rolls, and you’d end up with a world-beater in Crucible, regardless.
I’m keeping my tried-and-tested Arrowhead Break / Accurized Rounds combination. However, the argument for something like Smallbore is very real here. Rose already has great recoil direction, so the benefits of Arrowhead are negated, somewhat. Although, the gun will have 100 recoil direction with the barrel. If you’re not taking Explosive Payload, consider a range barrel. Otherwise, Arrowhead will work just fine.
Beyond that, I’m using Moving Target and Rangefinder – two more top-tier PvP Hand Cannon perks. Moving Target gives you better movement speed and target acquisition while you’re aiming down your sight (ADSing), while Rangefinder gives you better aim assist falloff and zoom while aiming.
Given that both these perks are active while you’re aiming, it’s easy to see why they synergize so well with one another. However, Rangefinder will also work great with Rapid Hit, as will Moving Target with Explosive Payload.
If you’re a PvP main, especially an old-school Shotgun/Sniper and Hand Cannon fiend, you need to get your hands on this thing. It dominated in the past, and it’s going to dominate now.
How to Get Rose in Destiny 2
To actually get the Rose Hand Cannon, you’re going to have to complete a quest called “Dividing the Ladder.” You’ll be able to get this quest from Lord Shaxx as soon as you first login during Season of the Seraph.
Dividing the Ladder is the seasonal introductory quest to the Crucible’s competitive ladder – something that certainly isn’t for everyone. That quest will reward you with a static Rose roll, and give you access to weekly competitive challenges.
Each challenge can be done once per week and rewards you with a random Rose roll. That means you have three shots at a god roll per week if you run on all three characters. That’s not a lot, so settle in and get ready to grind.