Sidearms recently in Destiny 2 have received some attention in recent months have been a far more interesting option as of Beyond Light. Witb that in mind, let’s take a look at the best Destiny 2 sidearms in 2021 for PvE, PvP & Gambit right now
Best Destiny 2 Sidearms 2021
Best for PvE & Gambit
- Brass Attacks (Energy, Void) – Season of the Chosen season pass reward.
- Cryosthesia 77K (Kinetic, Stasis, Exotic) – Season of the Splicer seasonal exotic.
- Drang (Energy, Solar) – Complete the quest, My Captain on Nessus.
- Devil’s Ruin (Energy, Solar, Exotic) – Exotic Cipher reward from Cryptarch.
- High Albedo (Kinetic) – European weapon quest from Variks.
- Seventh Seraph SI-2 (Energy, Void) – Random world drop.
- Traveler’s Chosen (Kinetic, Exotic) – Currently unobtainable.
Devil’s Ruin is probably the best and most versatile Sidearm in Destiny 2, but the only problem is you do have to burn an exotic slot on it. If you want a gun that can do it all though: short-range, long-range, innate unstoppable rounds, decent boss dps, decent add clear, Devil’s Ruin is a pretty solid choice. It’s essentially the jack of all trades, master of none weapon in Destiny 2 which kind of fits for a sidearm.
Legendary options can include Drang, especially if you’re going to pair it with Sturm. Outside of Drang incase you either aren’t a fan of the archetype or don’t want to bother using it if you’re not going to pair with Sturm you should also consider High Albedo and Seventh Seraph SI-2.
Breachlight may have been sunset, but Brass Attacks is in the same weapon archetype and is a very good sidearm in its own right if you wanted to replace it with something similar.
High Albedo is just an all-around solid sidearm in the Adaptive Frame archetype which means it fires a three-round burst. It can roll full-auto and wellspring which is a great combo for both PvE and PvP. Seventh Seraph SI-2, on the other hand, also has great perk combos but is in a lightweight frame. More importantly, though, it works within Warmind Cell builds.
Cryosthesia 77K, is a questionable choice in the exotic slot, we have to admit, but it does have a spot in any Stasis-themed builds or any time you need Stasis specific kills for a bounty or quest.
Finally, Traveler’s Chosen is the other exotic worth looking at. While on its own its unique perk which helps you build up your abilities is useful, you might want to give it extra consideration if you have a build that is revolving around one or more of your abilities.