Destiny 2 Season of Opulence is around the corner and with the new seasons comes the new Crown of Sorrow Raid. If you are interested in doing the raid when it comes out then you will need proper gear in order to survive the enemies and defeat bosses. Here we are going to look into the best Destiny 2 gear that you can have for the Crown of Sorrow raid in the season of Opulence.
Best Gear For Destiny 2 Crown Of Sorrow Raid
Destiny 2 Season of Opulence comes with plenty of new content. Some of the content is available for free but you will need to get the annual pass in order to experience everything. The following is a roadmap of all the seasons and what you get for free and the additional content that is part of the Destiny 2 annual pass.
Best Exotic Weapons For Crown Of Sorrow Raid
The following are the best exotic weapons that you should use for the upcoming Destiny 2 raid.
Arbalest Liner Fusion Rifle
The Arbalest Liner Fusion Rifle is in your kinetic slot. This exotic weapon is great at taking down enemies. If you are running the Crown of Sorrow raid then the shielded enemies can be very hard to kill. That is where the Arbalest Liner Fusion Rifle is going to come in handy.
The weapon has very impressive damage and can easily take out raid bosses. The gun uses special ammo rather which you can get pretty easily when compared to heavy ammo. If you are interested in getting this weapon then you should check out our guide on how you can do that.
The Outbreak Perfected is another great exotic gun. This is a primary weapon and uses primary ammo. It has a lot of damage output and the damage increases the longer that you shoot at an enemy. Primary ammo is abundant in the game and that means that you will be able to deal damage at any time.
Outbreak Perfected gets even better with the catalyst. You do not have to get it but if you can then that is going to be even better. This is going to be a major weapon in the upcoming Destiny 2 raid in the season of Opulence.
Coldheart Trace Rifle
This is not a new weapon and people have had it since the Destiny 2 was released. If you pre-ordered the game then you got it at the beginning but you can get it once you have finished the main campaign. Just like the Outbreak Perfected Coldheart deals additional damage the longer you shoot at an enemy and was particularly useful in the first raid.
Trace Rifles recently got buffs and with Whisper of the Worm getting nerfed this could be one of the most used weapons in the Destiny 2 Crown Of Sorrow Raid.
Wavesplitter Trace Rifle
This exotic weapon can output more damage in a short amount of time compared to the Coldheart provided that you pick up orbs but this is exclusive to PS4 gamers.
Jotun Fusion Rifle
The Jotun Fusion Rifle is another great exotic weapon that you should keep for the raid. The exotic fusion rifles are getting minor buffs which is great for the Jotun as it had plenty of damage to start off with. While the rate of fire is a bit slower for taking down raid bosses but it is great for killing major ads.
It can also be used to kill groups of enemies. It also deals damage over time which is useful if you are defending a zone.
Legend Of Acrius Shotgun
The Legend Of Acrius Shotgun deals a lot of damage per shot. It can take down majors and a single shot can take down pretty much any enemy. People have started to use this shotgun and we will see this become even better in the upcoming season.
D.A.R.C.I Sniper Rifle
D.A.R.C.I is one of the best sniper rifles in Destiny 2 right now and has higher damage then Whisper of the Worm. The only reason why people use Whisper is because of the infinite ammo.
Now that Whisper is no longer going to have that perk D.A.R.C.I is going to be the next most popular sniper rifle in Destiny 2 and it is one of the exotic weapons what we recommend you use when running the Crown Of Sorrow Raid.
Best Exotic Armor For Crown Of Sorrow Raid – Titans
The following are some powerful exotic armor pieces that you should consider when running the Destiny 2 Crown of Sorrow Raid if you are playing the Titan class.
If you are playing a the titan class then these gauntlets can come in handy when you are surrounded by enemies which is pretty common in raids. When you use your super, the Synthoceps exotic gauntlets will give you a significant increase in damage.
The gauntlets also increase the drop rate of special ammo and allow you to throw grenades even further. All these perks can be used in the Crown of Sorrow raid.
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These too are great exotic gauntlets to use if you have the Titan class. With these gauntlets, when you throw shields, you get super energy back. This means that in theory as long as you are killing enemies the super can be endless.
Shield throw kills will extend your super and that is a great ability to have in the raid in Destiny 2. This ability will allow you to deal loads of damage to groups of enemies.
Best Exotic Armor For Crown Of Sorrow Raid – Warlocks
The following are some powerful exotic armor pieces that you should consider when running the Destiny 2 Crown of Sorrow Raid if you are playing the Warlock class.
Crown of Tempests
This is an impressive exotic helmet piece for Warlocks that increases the recharge rate of arc abilities when you pull of arc ability kills. The duration of Stormtrance is also increased with this exotic helmet on.
This is going to be a great gear piece to have if you need to clear out groups of ads which is common in raids in Destiny 2.
These exotic leg armor piece is already being used by plenty of people in Destiny 2 and it is going to become a favorite in the upcoming season. This is going to play a major role in the new PVE meta.
It extends the duration of Chaos Reach by a lot which allows you to deal a lot of damage and take out loads of ads at the same time. This also allows you to get your super ability back much fast. Once you are at 80% running refills your super energy bar and it does not take long for you to get your ultimate ability back.
When in a well of radiance these boots allow you to reload your weapons automatically. This might not seem like a major ability but when your team is inside the same well the whole team can fire constantly without reloading.
This means that you can deal a lot of damage in that specific amount of time. I have used this perk in the raids and this is a great perk to have in different damaged phases.
Best Exotic Armor For Crown Of Sorrow Raid – Hunter
The following are some powerful exotic armor pieces that you should consider when running the Destiny 2 Crown of Sorrow Raid if you are playing the Hunter class.
This armor piece condenses your 6 Golden Gun shots into one for massive damage. This is a great exotic to use in the raid in the new meta. You can also get 30% of your super back if you get a kill.
This exotic chest piece makes your arc staff last longer. Arc staff got a major buff recently and this is a great armor piece to have in the upcoming season. This used to be a major part of the meta when the game was relatively new and it seems that it is making a comeback.
How To Level Up For Day One Crown Of Sorrow Raid
Being the first to do the raid gives you massive bragging rights and you get praised in the community. If you have not been in the field for the while then you can prepare for your day one Crown of Sorry Raid attempt by following the chart included below:
Dattos Raid Gear And Weapons
Datto lost the race to first by 6 minutes and if you are interested in checking out the build that he used then you can check it out below:
You can also check out our other Destiny 2 guides below:
- Crown Of Sorrow Raid – The Ritual (1st Encounter) Mechanics
- Crown Of Sorrow Raid – Gahlrans Deception (2nd Encounter)
Dattos Raid Gear And Weapons
This is all the Destiny 2 Crown Of Sorrow raid gear that you should consider getting before the season of Opulence releases. We have also included a day one raid preparation chart for you to follow if you are interested in doing the raid at launch.