Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen is up and running, meaning the Cabal have returned. The Guardians are waging a bitter war against them, only time will tell who wins. Emperor Calus’ daughter Caiatl is quite powerful, and you need some new gear to put a stop to her ambitions. That’s where incredibly powerful new Exotics and other weapons come in.
The Cabal is a rather dangerous foe, and you need to be ready to fight them off. One of these, the Palindrome, is a rather powerful Hand Cannon that fits pretty wonderfully into the Hand Cannon meta. The new season’s weapons are a rather interesting mix. The new Palindrome is an extremely powerful weapon that has a great mix of perks. It works well in both PvE and PvP and gives a good batch of choices. The Palindrome doesn’t have the ‘Luck in the Chamber’ perk from Destiny this time. Instead, there’s the all-new perk called ‘Bottomless Grief,’ which refills the magazine of your gun when you get kills as the last player standing.
First, let’s talk about how to get it. Here’s what you need to do to get the Palindrome in Destiny 2.
How to Get Palindrome
You can get Palindrome as a random reward at the end of any Nightfall activity. The drops are randomized a fair bit, so the tougher Nightfalls are the ones you want to aim for. These Nightfall weapons are on a set rotation. So one week, you’re going to get the Palindrome in Destiny 2, and the following week you will get the Shadow Price.
The drop rate seems to be very difficult to predict. The 1300 Power “Legend” Nightfalls are a common source cited for the Palindrome in Destiny 2 but it seems Bungie likes to make things harder than they seem. The lower-level 1270 Power level Nightfalls are a bit rougher to get one, as they don’t seem to commonly drop the new Season of the Chosen weapons. So focus on the higher-level ones.
The trouble is that Legend tier operations have no matchmaking, meaning that you need to have a set group to go in. That means that many users will have to hit the Hero tier instead. That means these new Nightfall weapons are at an uncommon drop rate instead of the common of Legend missions. That makes Adept and Hero a much bigger waste of time when farming for rolls.
What rolls are best for it?
The Palindrome has a ton of versatility thanks to its fast fire rate. This makes it a solid replacement for many powerful Exotics this season. The best buffs you can get for it focus on keeping fire accurate at range, and that applies to both PvE and PvP. Here are the best perk combos for both general scenaarios.
Best PvE rolls
Overflow and Rampage is hands-down one of the best combos in the game. And in PvE, it really cannot be beaten, Corkscrew Rifling is best for its minor buffs to Range, Handling, and Stability. The latter option is a more focused Range buff. Really, your choice boils down to your playstyle. If you want the better overall buff, Corkscrew is usually better in PvE. Since shot counts are so vital in PvE, you want as much ammo as you can carry, that’s where Appended Mag comes in. Overflow is a solid secondary option for those running Appended, as it refills ammo when you pick up certain ammo types. It’s a really good combo for Strikes.
- Corkscrew Rifling or Hammer-Forged Rifling
- Appended Mag
Best PvP rolls
With a great number of rounds you can put down-range with this Hand Cannon, the PvP rolls for the Palindrome in Destiny 2 should be focused on getting rounds out quicker, while also dealing more damage. Quickdraw and Rangefinder are musts in PvP, as they allow you to get rounds on your target faster than other players. You should shoot first and ask questions later, and these perks enable that. Hammer-Forged Rifling and Ricochet Rounds are all about applying damage on those shots. Richochet Rounds offers a bit better range too.
- Hammer-Forged Rifling
- Richochet Rounds