Destabilizing Rounds, the signature perk of the Void element in Destiny 2, is a game-changer when it comes to clearing out waves of enemies. Acquiring this perk may be challenging, but its impact on your Void build is definitely worth the effort. In this guide, we will explore the weapons that can roll Destabilizing Rounds, understand the mechanics of the perk, and discover how to maximize its potential.
Unveiling the Destabilizing Rounds Weapons
At present, the selection of weapons capable of rolling Destabilizing Rounds is somewhat limited. However, we highly recommend obtaining at least one of the newest Void weapons, as they are the ones that can synergize perfectly with this powerful perk. Here is a list of all the weapons that can roll Destabilizing Rounds:
- Regnant grenade launcher (Seasonal weapon, available in Season 20)
- Ecliptic Distaff glaive (Seasonal weapon, available in Season 20)
- Nessa’s Oblation shotgun (Root of Nightmares raid)
- The Hero’s Burden SMG (Iron Banner)
If you are currently in Season 20, make it a priority to acquire the Regnant grenade launcher or the Ecliptic Distaff glaive. For those outside of Season 20, the Nessa’s Oblation shotgun from the Root of Nightmares raid is your best bet. And when Iron Banner returns, seize the opportunity to obtain The Hero’s Burden SMG, as it is unquestionably the best weapon for rolling Destabilizing Rounds.
Unleashing the Power of Destabilizing Rounds: The Mechanics
The mechanics of Destabilizing Rounds are refreshingly straightforward. With this perk, final blows on enemies cause nearby targets to become volatile. The volatility is marked by a subtle purple glow and void particles swirling around the affected enemies. In-game, this status is described as follows:
“The target is afflicted with unstable Void energy and will explode upon taking additional damage.”
Simply put, Volatile enemies explode, and these explosions are potent enough to clear hordes of red bar enemies. However, it is crucial not to confuse this with the Volatile Rounds buff. Volatile Rounds is a buff for your equipped Void weapon that inflicts Volatile on enemies, allowing your weapon to pierce Barrier Champions’ shields and stun them.
Unleashing the Potential of Destabilizing Rounds: Tactics and Synergies
To fully exploit the power of Destabilizing Rounds, strategic thinking is required. Ensure that enemies are grouped together, and unleash your weapon with the perk to apply Volatile status and clear them out. The only downside is the 3-second cooldown period between activations, which can reduce efficiency. However, you can optimize this perk by using various fragments, aspects, and exotics for each class. Here are some suggestions:
Warlocks: Chaos Accelerant and Echo of Instability
The Echo of Instability fragment grants Volatile Rounds upon grenade kills. This becomes extremely potent when combined with a build that prioritizes fast grenade regeneration. Pairing it with fragments like Echo of Expulsion or Chaos Accelerant can further enhance the buff provided by Destabilizing Rounds.
Hunters: Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk and Echo of Cessation
Echo of Cessation creates a burst of Void energy when using a Finisher, applying Volatile to nearby enemies. This synergy is similar to Destabilizing Rounds. For Void Hunters who utilize invisibility and the Vanishing Step aspect, this is an essential fragment. To further optimize this build, equip the Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk exotic chest piece, which grants Volatile Rounds to your Void weapons after becoming invisible.
Titans: Controlled Demolition Aspect
Titans have a straightforward approach. The Controlled Demolition aspect triggers Volatile status whenever you hit enemies with an ability. This simplicity allows you to focus on melee attacks or grenades while consistently applying Volatile to enemies.
These are just a few ideas to elevate your Void builds and enhance the use of Destabilizing Rounds. Experiment with different combinations and strike a balance between offensive and defensive buffs. Remember, it’s always best not to invest everything into a single effect.
Embrace the Power of Destabilizing Rounds
As Destiny 2 continues to evolve, there will always be new ways to augment the potency of Destabilizing Rounds and synergize them with Void builds. We encourage you to take this perk to the next level and make it your own. Just as Destabilizing Rounds reigns supreme among Void perks, don’t forget to explore Kinetic Tremors, its Kinetic counterpart, and uncover the possibilities that lie within.
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