What is Kinetic Weapons in Destiny 2?

Destiny 2 has several weapons options for the guardians to use against enemies. The weapons have categories like Kinetic, Energy Weapons, and Power weapons. All of them have their specific features.

In this article, my main focus will be on the Kinetic weapons, what they are, and which are kinetic weapons in Destiny 2.

Kinetic Weapons in Destiny 2

Kinetic weapons sit in the kinetic slot and do not have an elemental associated with them. Unlike energy and heavy weapons, kinetic weapons cannot deal with elemental damage.

Kinetic weapons could be better while dealing with shielded enemies, but kinetic weapons do 10% more damage to unshielded enemies than energy weapons in PvE.

To determine whether a weapon sits in an energy or kinetic slot by looking at its icon orientation. Kinetic weapons point to the left. Whereas energy weapons point to the right.

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Best Kinetic Weapons Tier List In Destiny 2

WeaponDescriptionTier
ArbalestKinetic Linear Fusion Rifles can pierce through shields and deal high-precision damage.S
Osteo StrigaKinetic Submachine Gun that fires a toxic mist that deals damage over time.S
WitherhoardKinetic Grenade Launcher fires a sticky grenade that creates an AoE damage field.S
HeritageKinetic Slug Shotgun that deals high precision damage.A
SuccessionKinetic Aggressive Frame Sniper Rifle that deals high damage and has excellent range.A
Piece of MindKinetic Adaptive Frame Pulse Rifle that has a high fire rate and good stability.A
Hung Jury SR4Kinetic 140 RPM Scout Rifle that has a good balance of stats.A
Ignition CodeKinetic Aggressive Frame GL that fires a sticky grenade that creates an AoE damage field.A
No Time to ExplainKinetic Pulse Rifle that fires a time-delayed beam of energy.B
TrusteeKinetic Adaptive Frame Scout Rifle that has a good balance of stats.B
BelovedKinetic Aggressive Frame Sniper Rifle that deals high damage and has excellent range.B
Stochastic VariableKinetic Adaptive Frame Auto Rifle that has a high fire rate and good stability.B
The Last WordKinetic Hand Cannon that fires from the hip with high accuracy.B
Dead Man’s TaleKinetic Scout Rifle that fires a time-delayed projectile.C
Night WatchKinetic 180 RPM Scout Rifle that has a good balance of stats.C
Shadow PriceKinetic 720 RPM Auto Rifle that has a high fire rate and good stability.C
ForbearanceKinetic 720 RPM Adaptive Frame GL that fires a sustained stream of explosive projectiles.C
Seventh Seraph Officer RevolverKinetic 180 RPM Hand Cannon that has a good balance of stats.C

Kinetic VS Energy Weapons

Type Of WeaponIn which slot are they placedDamage
Kinetic WeaponsThey go in the first slotDeal with no damage unless in stasis
Energy WeaponsThey go in the second slotDeal with elemental damage 

Power weapons go in the third slot and are only for heavy weapons that are purple brick ammo

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Primary Weapons are weapons that have infinite ammo. They can be both kinetic or energy weapons, and they have a white box with a single bullet symbol next to the weapon type to show they are primary weapons 

Special Weapons These weapons use green brick ammo and are generally stronger than primary weapons. They can be both kinetic and energetic. They have a green box with two bullets in it symbol next to the weapon type to show they are special

Heavy Weapons have purple boxes with three bullets to show they are heavy and only go in the power slot.

Destiny 2 is a free-to-play online game. It is one of the most played first-person shooter online multiplayer games. The game’s central concept is to allow the players to be guardians who can utilize weaponry and have special powers alongside other guardians. A guardian will defend against enemies while another guardian uses their ability to cast a shield made of void energy.

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