The Hand Cannons of Destiny 2 are very intriguing secondary weapons that carry tons of power and potential. These guns have held a powerful place in the metagame for some time, with certain rolls and weapons being prized among players. The nerf to other weapons and perks like Spare Rations or Optative has made things a bit tougher though. Bungie has reintroduced a classic Hand Cannon from back in the Dead Orbit questline, the monster that is Dire Promise.
Dire Promise can be really useful for pretty much any situation. Whether you’re using it in PvE or PvP you have options with the right rolls on this Hand Cannon. But first, let’s talk about how to actually get the weapon in Destiny 2.
How to Get the Dire Promise
Dire Promise is very much like other weapons in its class, like the Truthteller, in that it drops as a global drop from any Legendary Engram. The downside there is that it’s going to make targeted farming very hard. With a high volume of potential drops, the Dire Promise has a relatively low drop chance within the game. The best, but most resource-intensive, method is to take your Gunsmith parts to Banshee-44. These drops are always Legendary in quality, so it reduces the number of potential duds being dropped. This method is only really viable if you have a large stock of Gunsmith components lying around.
Dire Promise can also be found as a loot drop during fights with Vanguard and Hawthorne quests. This is probably the best targeted farming method if you want to save on resources.
Now it’s time to talk about the best rolls on Dire Promise for PvE and PvP.
Destiny 2 Dire Promise Best Rolls for PvE
- Truesight HCS or Steadyhand HCS
- High Caliber Rounds
The PvE focus for this weapon is a simple but effective setup. Players using this for gaming mobs will want either Truesight HCS or Steadyhand HCS to tie themselves an accuracy boost. With limited ammo, you must make every shot count. High Caliber Rounds are a much-needed addition as they help add a knockback effect and boost range, making Dire Promise a mid-range threat.
Overflow is one of the best perks for this weapon. With 22 rounds in a mag, you get more than enough ammo to finish off an enemy before swapping back to your main weapon. This combo makes it easier to deal with both tougher single enemies and mob packs. Swashbuckler rounds out the perk package for a solid DPS boost.
Destiny 2 Dire Promise Best Rolls for PvP
- Hitmark HCS
- Ricochet Rounds
- Opening Shot
As for Crucible players, your roll is focusing solely on the range and general effectiveness of you damage. Crucible players will also want to run with a similar HCS like Hitmark that gives them a better range. Having to get in close in PvP can be a nightmare. Ricochet Rounds can also boost range and accuracy a bit, giving more and more effectiveness in PvP. And if you’re having trouble with all this extra range, Opening Shot makes that easier by boosting accuracy. Rangefinder is a good secondary Perk to further boost zoom range, but if you want more DPS, Swashbuckler can also be helpful.