Destiny 2 Appetence God Roll: Best PvP & PvE Perks

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The Appetence is a Stasis adaptive frame trace rifle that’s part of the Season of the Wish weapon set. Objectively, it is the weakest weapon in the entire set but that’s from the general overview perspective. Appetence benefits greatly from this season’s artifact mods and it will continue to do so for the next 5 months.

Out of all the Riven weapons I’ve tried, the Appetence was the only one that gave me any sort of trouble. It didn’t have any amazing perk combinations and I often wondered if it had anything to differentiate itself from more established trace rifles such as Hollow Denial with Killing Tally.

I didn’t know how to properly build the weapon from the start. The weapon finally started to take shape the moment I went for the enhanced traits. It’s weird because enhanced traits are there to improve an already good combination, not to make it useable in the first place. But then again, this is a trace rifle we’re talking about and the rules don’t always apply.

How to get Appetence in Destiny 2

To get the Appetence, you’ll need to take part in Season of the Wish seasonal activities until such point that a random roll drops for you. You can also advance the seasonal story and a random roll will become available to you after a certain weekly update. This weapon can be crafted at the workbench from the Enclave on Mars. Simply activate 5 red border copies and you’ll have enough to craft your own Appetence.

Alternatively, you can advance the Season 23 battle pass to level 30. You’ll get a curated roll of the weapon once you hit that level.

Best Appetence PvP God Rolls

  • 1st Column: Fluted Barrel
  • 2nd Column: Projection Fuse
  • Range Masterwork
  • Backup Mag Mod
  • Slideways + Killing Tally
  • Demolitionist + Killing Tally

Appetence is most definitely a PvE weapon. Almost all of the 4th column perks are either for PvE or at most used as neutral perks. There are no perks for PvP like Tap the Trigger or Kill Clip to draw from. There’s Killing Tally, but good luck retaining enough ammo to get more than 3 kills in a single life. Without swapping to your primary.

Slideways is a good perk that helps you auto-load rounds to your magazine without having to press the reload button (and deactivate Killing Tally). There are other benefits too such as the 20 to Stability and Handling. If you’re a shotgun main in the Crucible then you should be familiar with the playstyle. Demolitionist, on the other hand, compliments the Stasis Hunter build with Renewal Grasps. One Duskfield grenade is enough to cause enemies caught in it to panic. Plus, the act of throwing the grenade reloads your currently held weapon.

I have nothing against the weapon itself for PvP. I just don’t to be pigeonholed into playing a specific playstyle where Appetence is the focus and everything else is for support. Before Incisor came along and blew up everything, no one went into the Crucible with a trace rifle and expected to be taken seriously. It just doesn’t happen. And unless I’m missing something obvious, I don’t think I’ll see Appetence in play very much.

Best Appetence PvE God Rolls

  • 1st Column: Fluted Barrel
  • 2nd Column: Enhanced Battery
  • Stability Masterwork
  • Major Spec Mod
  • Enhanced Overflow + Enhanced Killing Tally

To make this god roll work, you’ll need to get the enhanced versions of Overflow and Killing Tally. Enhanced Overflow increases the magazine to 229 and Enhanced Killing Tally increases magazine size so you can run Enhanced Battery without any issues.

I think this is the best roll for the weapon by far. It did some serious damage in the Coil as a solo but then again I was running every Stasis Artifact Mod and optimized my Renewal Grasps build to fit the task at hand. If it weren’t for this singular focus, I’m 100% sure this weapon would be garbage.

  • 1st Column: Fluted Barrel
  • 2nd Column: Ionized Battery
  • Stability Masterwork
  • Major Spec Mod
  • Enlightened Action + Headstone

This is the roll that you can potentially go for after Season 23 concludes. The reason it’s so hard to recommend anything with Headstone at the moment is that the seasonal artifacts already do a great job creating Stasis crystals. Without the need to keep refilling your magazine for Killing Tally, you are free to choose non-refilling perks such as Enlightened Action or Demolitionist.

When this weapon gets going, it’s one of the most enjoyable weapons in the game. But once you get bogged down by shields and Elites, the joy evaporates faster than water on hot pavement. That’s how I felt after beaming shielded Harpies in vain hopes that their Arc shields would disappear quickly.

How good is the Appetence?

The Appetence performs as well as any trace rifle with Killing Tally but it gets a slightly higher rating due to its above-average Origin Trait. The Dragon’s Vengeance trait came in handy a couple of times in the Coil when I should’ve been overwhelmed but lo and behold my magazine got refilled when I needed it the most.

Without factoring in the beast that the Incisor trace rifle, Appetence sits high in the mid-tier along with specialist trace rifles like the Path of Least Resistance. That’s not necessarily a bad thing especially in Stasis surge environments with a trace rifle buff. And it’s not like you have any other Stasis trace rifles to choose from.

For what it’s worth, I had a blast throwing Duskfield grenades left and right and destroying crystals to get them back almost immediately. That’s mostly thanks to the Appetence and its stream of icy cold beams.

These are the Appetence base stats before any perks are applied:

  • Impact: 6
  • Range: 70
  • Stability: 75
  • Handling: 50
  • Reload Speed: 46
  • Zoom: 15
  • Rounds Per Minute: 1000
  • Magazine: 97

In theory, the current perk pool offers a lot of versatility for the weapon. It’s only in practice do we see how impractical they are. Headstone sounds like an attractive choice right beside Killing Tally. Unfortunately, Headstone isn’t a sought-after elemental perk like Incandescent or Voltshot. It’s fun to use from time to time but you won’t always get that precision final blow to spawn Stasis crystals.

Loose Change also had potential. It’s too bad that the reload speed buff is so underwhelming. Clown Cartridge falls in the same category as without an accompanying damage perk, it’s nearly useless against anything above red bars.

3rd Column Perks

  • Loose Change
  • Hip-Fire Grip
  • Slideways
  • Overflow
  • Clown Cartridge
  • Enlightened Action
  • Demolitionist

4th Column Perks

  • High Ground
  • Wellspring
  • Deconstruct
  • Headstone
  • Attrition Orbs
  • One For All
  • Killing Tally

And that’s everything I have for this Appetence god roll guide. I don’t know how often I’ll bring out Appetence. If it weren’t for all the bonuses from multiple sources, I believe I would have struggled to make something work for this gun above regular content. I get that it’s a trace rifle and there’s a constant struggle with ammo. But I wish it came with a perk similar to Target Lock without having to jump through hoops for a damage bump. Good luck and have fun out there, Guardians.

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