The season of the Witch has arrived in Destiny 2, and with it comes a fresh new ritual weapon known as Malediction. This hand cannon has a firing rate of 120 RPM and uses aggressive kinetic energy. The following outlines how players may acquire it, as well as which perks are ideal for both player vs environment and player versus player combat, and how to get its ritual ornament.
Gaining a higher rating with a merchant of a core playlist, such as Vanguard, Crucible, or Gambit, enables players to purchase the item Malediction. To get access to this hand cannon, players must first achieve Rank 16.
The Malediction only comes with one choice for the Fluted Barrel and one for the Flared Magwell magazine. When it comes to the privileges, there are two options available in the third and fourth columns respectively. In the third column, you’ll find Enlightened Action and Discord, both of which are completely new perks. Both Harmony and Explosive Payload may be found in the fourth column. The weapon does in fact feature four origin qualities, one from each main playlist in addition to a brand-new origin attribute known as the Wildcard. According to the information provided for this origin characteristic, “Final blows with this weapon have a chance to create experimental submunitions at the target’s location.”
Perks like Enlightened Action and Explosive Payload are the ones you should seek for if you want your hand cannons to feel amazing in PVE after the recent improvements that were applied to them. However, more damage is never a bad thing. The advantage to reload speed and handling that comes from Enlightened Action works excellently with Explosive Payload, and it enables players to constantly do damage to their opponents, which is essential in activities that are more difficult. Malediction’s secondary weapon, Discord, is a choice for players in lower-tier content, such as dungeons and other areas where players may take use of Malediction’s ability to mow down opponents while also wielding a secondary weapon.
Hand cannons aren’t exactly meta, but a powerful hand cannon with Explosive Payload is a danger that has to be taken seriously. Malediction is a 120 RPM Kinetic hand cannon, and it’s a threat that needs to be taken seriously. It comes with a respectable stat set that emphasizes its handling capabilities. Because 120 RPM hand cannons are famously recognized for having poor handling, it seems sense to capitalize on handling in light of recent improvements to zoom and range, as this makes the most sense given the circumstances. Keeping this in mind, the perk known as Enlightened Action is going to be your greatest option in the third column since it improves your handling. Once again, the Explosive Payload column is the one that stands out as the finest in the fourth column. Due to the additional damage that Explosive Payload rounds provide, opponents who are on the receiving end of them experience a significant amount of flinch, which may offer players an advantage in battles.
Each of the essential playlists, such as Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit, comes with a bonus ornament for the Malediction deck that has a sticker representing that playlist. The only way for players to get these ornaments is to reset their rankings at the respective merchants for each playlist and then climb all the way back up to Rank 16 twice. Players have the option of purchasing these skins from the Monument to Lost Lights in exchange for Glimmer and Ascendant Shards if they do not want to have their rankings reset.