Destiny 2: Top 10 Best Bows in 2022

Hello there, Guardians! Do you want to know what the best bows are in Destiny 2? With so many options, are you unsure which bow is best for your playstyle and which is best in PvP or PvE? Look no further because we have got you covered.

Destiny 2 is an online multiplayer game where you and your friends can join at any time and play in a dynamic world that is always evolving. You can change how your Guardian looks and plays by obtaining powerful elemental powers, handcrafted weapons, and unique items.

While there are multiple types of weapons in the game, Bows are highly sought after by the community mainly due to their effectiveness in the current meta. Bungie introduced them back with the Forsaken Expansion Pack in the second year of the game’s development. Since then, they’ve grown in popularity among the players and had a significant impact on the overall meta.

In Destiny 2, the range of a bow can vary depending on weapon mods and rolls. Even though you need to reload every time to fire an arrow, it is still an ideal choice for dealing with a single target from a safe distance.

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Top Ten Best Bows

With so many options, it can be overwhelming for beginners on which bow they should pick. So don’t worry; we’ll showcase the top 10 bows in Destiny 2’s current meta. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to decide which bow might be optimal for your playstyle.

10. Accrued Redemption

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The Accrued Redemption is a legendary bow with a high fire rate. It is also one of only two kinetic bows available in the game. Based on current stats, it is a better choice than its contemporaries. It has a reasonably high base stat compared to the other precision bows in its class. Players will have a good time utilizing this bow if it has excellent rolls and appropriate mods. Also, this bow is a beast in PvP modes, provided you have the right build.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Legendary
  • Damage: Kinetic
  • Min-max impact: 76
  • Min-max accuracy: 90
  • Min-max stability: 44
  • Min-max handling: 68

How To Get:

Players can obtain accrued Redemption via the Garden of Salvation Raid. Like all other weapons, this bow’s drop rate depends on RNG. In short, it all depends on your luck. However, keep in mind that higher-level raids have a better chance of dropping this weapon.

9. Wish-Ender

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Wish-Ender is an exotic bow in Destiny 2 with a semi-decent pick rate that appeared in the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion pack. It is one of two exotic bows in the game and the only one available as part of a quest. This bow always comes in handy in 3v3 encounters where you need to have consistent visuals on the enemy.

Specifications

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Exotic
  • Damage: Kinetic
  • Min-max impact: 92
  • Min-max accuracy: 90
  • Min-max stability: 86
  • Min-max handling: 46

How to Get:

Players can obtain this exotic bow from the Wish-Ender quest from Petra Venj in the Dreaming City. This bow is the only exotic bow available in the game that players can acquire from a quest.

8. Fel Taradiddle

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The Fel Taradiddle is a lightweight bow with a higher draw speed and offers increased movement speed while it is equipped. You won’t believe how quickly it can shoot if you give it a shot paired with Archer’s Tempo and Successful Warm-Up. Additionally, the Fel Taradiddle’s Lightweight Frame and Superb handling make it possible for players to move slightly quicker while armed with this weapon.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Legendary
  • Damage: Kinetic
  • Min-max impact: 68
  • Min-max accuracy: 68
  • Min-max stability: 48
  • Min-max handling: 68

How to Get:

Players can obtain The Fel Taradiddle through the Wellspring activity. However, because Wellspring Bosses change regularly, you may have to wait longer to get your hands on this bow.

7. Le Monarque

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Le Monarque is an energy-based Exotic Bow that can deal a lot of damage. Your opponent can take poison damage from Le Monarque, and the poison keeps dealing constant damage to your opponent. Bungie added this bow in the game with the Black Armory DLC back in Season 5. Unsurprisingly, the poison arrow works well with this bow.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Exotic
  • Damage: Energy
  • Min-max accuracy: 81
  • Min-max impact: 76
  • Min-max stability: 51
  • Min-max handling: 59

How to Get:

When Bungie first added this bow in the game, players could obtain the bow by completing the Black Armory Quest. Unfortunately, since the Black Armory event ended a long time ago, players can’t get this weapon from there anymore. But there’s another easy way to get your hands on this exotic bow. Players can now buy this weapon from the Monument to Lost Lights in the Tower for One Exotic Cipher, 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Dusklight Shards, and One Ascendant Shard.

6. Wolftone Draw

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In Destiny 2, the Wolftone Draw is an energy-based combat bow with relatively high impact damage and excellent accuracy. This bow can take advantage of all of the finest attachments and is an ideal pick for endgame PvE activity. Additionally, this bow will appeal to players since it can achieve a high-level roll in a short period.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Legendary 
  • Damage: Energy
  • Min-max impact: 76
  • Min-max accuracy: 99
  • Min-max stability: 30
  • Min-max handling: 60

How to Get:

Players could obtain this bow through the activity called Astral Alignment. It made its first debut in the game during the Season of the Lost as a random drop. As such, your odds of acquiring this bow used to depend entirely on RNG. But now, Players can obtain this bow by focusing Umbral Engrams in the Prismastic Recaster using the H.E.L.M.

5. Ticuu’s Divination

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Ticuu’s Divination is an energy-based exotic bow with a decent draw time. As a result, it is an excellent bow for killing majors in late-game PvE. While it takes time to collect this bow, once you do, you will be astonished at how well it performs against specific types of opponents.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Exotic
  • Damage: Energy
  • Min-max impact: 68
  • Min-max accuracy: 63
  • Min-max stability: 66
  • Min-max handling: 69

How to Get:

Ticuu’s Divination first appeared during the Season of the Chosen. This season has passed already, but there is another way to obtain this exotic weapon. To acquire this bow, you will basically need One Exotic Cipher, 100,000 Glimmer, 150 Microphasic Datalattice, and 1 Ascendant Shard. Head to the Monument to Lost Lights in the Tower to purchase the bow once you’ve gathered these necessary materials.

4. Biting Winds

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Biting Winds is a legendary bow that deals kinetic damage and is a part of the Europa weapon set. This bow can be a fantastic choice for your current arsenal. It’s a Compound Bow with a Precision Frame and longer draw time than usual, but that is compensated by the high damage stats.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Exotic
  • Damage: Energy
  • Min-max impact: 76
  • Min-max accuracy: 99
  • Min-max stability: 40
  • Min-max handling: 54

How to Get:

This weapon is obtained by completing the primary campaign in Beyond Light. After that, you can do Variks’ The Dark Priestess Empire Hunt. Furthermore, you can obtain this weapon by killing high-ranking enemies in Europa.

3. Arsenic Bite-4b

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Arsenic Bite-4b is a lightweight energy-based legendary bow in Destiny 2. Unsurprisingly, arsenic Bite has the same drawbacks as other Lightweight bows in its class. However, this is possibly the most lethal lightweight option due to its compatibility with an extensive range of top-tier damage-dealing perks.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Exotic
  • Damage: Energy
  • Min-max impact: 68
  • Min-max accuracy: 73
  • Min-max stability: 53
  • Min-max handling: 64

How to Get:

Players can obtain this bow from the world loot pool or any non-specific loot source. As the core game has a large loot pool at this point, getting it from there may be a tedious task. As a result, we believe that focusing on umbral Ingram or getting it from a gunsmith is the best way to obtain this weapon.

2. Under Your Skin

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In Destiny 2, Under Your Skin is a legendary Bow that allows you to reduce your draw time drastically. As a result, you can continue to deal the same amount of damage while drawing arrows at the speed of light. This energy-based weapon is an excellent choice for PvP content. On top of that, this weapon also has some excellent PvE benefits with the correct build.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Legendary
  • Damage: Energy
  • Min-max impact: 76
  • Min-max accuracy: 100
  • Min-max stability: 43
  • Min-max handling: 60

How to Get:

Under Your Skin is a relatively new addition to the current weapon pool as it was introduced with the “Season of the Risen” update. However, it has already become one of the best bows in the game. To obtain this bow, finish the PsiOps Battleground activities from the H.E.L.M.

1. Trinity Ghoul

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Trinity Ghoul is an energy-based exotic bow with respectable stats. Many people agree that this bow is the best bow in the current meta. With this bow at your side, you can efficiently deal with the game’s most formidable adversary if you have the correct build. Also, Trinity Ghoul can deal massive chain-lighting damage. Recently, it got a +40% damage increase in PvE., making it immensely potent in the “Season of the Risen” update.

Specifications:

  • Weapon type: Combat Bow
  • Ammunition type: Primary
  • Rarity class: Legendary
  • Damage: Energy
  • Min-max impact: 80
  • Min-max accuracy: 96
  • Min-max stability: 50
  • Min-max handling: 67

How to Get:

Players can obtain Trinity ghoul by unlocking Exotic engrams. They are, however, pretty rare in Destiny 2. So our best advice is to purchase it from the Xûr. Still, if you want to grab this bow by opening Exotic Engram, you might get it quite quickly because Exotic Engram only drops items you don’t already have.

These are the top 10 best bows in Destiny 2. And as with any list, this one is extremely subjective and will change with future updates. Since many of these bows can be fantastic if used correctly with proper loadouts, it all comes down to your playstyle. We sincerely hope you found this guide helpful and learned something new.

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