Stars in Shadow is a new weapon added in the PvP Crucible of Destiny 2: Beyond Light. It has a decent range and damage, its only shortcoming is its firing speed compared to top-end weapons. With the right build though, it can be useful in both PvE and PvP. Here’s what we know about the weapon and what perks and rolls you should aim for.
How to Get Stars in Shadow
You can earn Stars in Shadow by completing any type of match in the Crucible. This weapon appears to be a random drop at the end of the match, with no clear way to boost chances for the rare item specifically. You can increase your overall chances of a rare drop happening with Prosperity (Crucible) mod on your Ghost. Using that is pretty key to speeding up farming for certain weapons in this manner.
Stars in Shadow PvE Best Rolls
- Arrowhead Brake
- Tactical Mag
- Outlaw or Killing Wind
Arrowhead Brake is great for increasing accuracy thanks to its huge recoil reduction. If you’re having trouble controlling the recoil or playing on console, you can really help keep your shots on target. Being able to keep shots on target in a big mob pile is pretty important, more so than things like range. Although if you’re a class that fights further away, a range increase could help more.
Outlaw is probably the best choice for just about any setup with Stars in Shadows, regardless of if you’re doing PvE or PvP. You can combine that with both Tactical Mag and Arrowhead Brake for a nice DPS boost. The consistent chance to land final blows can help this build when dealing with a large number of targets.
The next choice is a bit more variable. If you’re looking for the best all-around choice, the Tactical Mag is OK when combined with something like Thresh. Thresh is a new perk that aids in mob clearing by charging Super moves. You can also get a base boost to AoE with something like Firefly or Demolitionist. Demolitionist can make it much easier to rely on grenades in a fight.
Stars in Shadow PvP Best Rolls
- Arrowhead Brake
- Accurized Rounds
- Kill Clip
I would recommend sticking with a build for PvP that’s focused on accuracy. Get Arrowhead Brake for our PVP setup to give us that recoil stability and better DPS. Combined with Accurized Rounds to help at range which is vital in PvP, is important. Being able to hit targets without make yourself vulnerable is really good.
Quickdraw or Outlaw depending on what you prefer. Personally, I like Outlaw for that better reload speed. There’s a lot of need to keep rounds on target, so go for Outlaw. Although if you want a bit more variety there are other options here with a range Masterwork if you don’t get some of these other rolls.
Killclip is the perennial final choice for PvP as it’s a good old standby in Crucible. Headseeker is always an option but it’s more of a niche choice. If you’re the type of player who doesn’t like the slower firing speed, this may not work well for you.