Destiny 2 Lethal Abundance God Roll: Best PvP & PvE Perks

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The first Iron Banner of Destiny 2 Season 23 is here and with it comes a new weapon for us to grind for, and it is called the Lethal Abundance. Hopefully, your experiences with getting the new weapon were a lot better than mine. I do not miss this version of Iron Banner Tribute in the slightest.

This guide will tell you which perks go hand-in-hand with the new Strand high-impact auto rifle for both PvP and PvE activities. I will give out advice based on my time with the weapon doing the seasonal activities as well as the 6 vs 6 Iron Banner game mode. We’ve got quite to cover so let’s go through what you need to do to unlock the weapon first.

How to Get Lethal Abundance in Destiny 2

To unlock the Lethal Abundance, you’ll need to play Iron Banner matches until you reach Rank 4 with Lord Saladin. It shouldn’t take you more than an hour’s worth of getting salty… I mean, competitive fun with fellow Guardians.

Once you have the weapon unlocked, you are now able to grind for your favorite god rolls when you focus decode Iron Engrams for Lethal Abundance rolls at Lord Saladin for the cost of 20,000 Glimmer.

Note: You will not be able to decode engrams for specific Iron Banner loot if you have not gotten a random roll of the item recorded in your collection. They will not even drop as random loot after matches.

You will most likely receive an Iron Engram at the end of an Iron Banner match. Be mindful of your Glimmer. 20K Glimmer does take a bit of time to farm back.

Lord Saladin’s curated roll

Best Lethal Abundance PvP God Rolls

The Lethal Abundance has a longer reach compared to other auto rifles. That’s due to it being a high-impact but it comes at the cost of its stability. When building a PvP weapon, you may want to invest in stability for when you need to duel against a hand cannon. (Which is more than half the time in PvP.)

The curated roll by the way is worth keeping to a certain extent. I highly advise holding onto that until you get the rolls you want. Keep Away turns this auto into a pseudo-scout rifle and Target Lock increases ease of use if you are consistent with your shots. Not bad but we can do better.

Option A: Unique roll for PvP & PvE

  • First Column: Arrowhead Brake
  • Second Column: Ricochet Rounds
  • Range Masterwork
  • Backup Mag Mod
  • Slice + Onslaught

This roll takes advantage of two perks that were recently introduced into the game. Slice grants your weapon the “Sever” debuff for a short amount of time up to two targets after casting your class ability. In PvP, a debuffed target’s attack goes down 15%. That’s a difference between a three-tap and four-tap for most hand cannons. I’d say it’s significant. While Onslaught is a wind-up Cascade Point. Useful for that quick mop-up when two or more enemies are close together.

In PvE, when paired with other Strand-friendly artifact mods in season 23, this pairing melts groups of mobs and Elites in higher-end content like Legend Lost Sectors. Slice reduces enemy attack potential by a whopping 40%. The class ability activation makes it easier to hot-swap weapons against bosses.

Option B: PvP purist

  • First Column: Corkscrew Rifling
  • Second Column: High-Caliber Rounds
  • Range Masterwork
  • Counterbalance Stock Mod
  • Dynamic Sway Reduction + Tap the Trigger

This is the tried and tested roll many PvP players are familiar with. It turns the weapon into a laser beam the moment you press the trigger button and stays consistent for as long as there are bullets in the magazine. Pretty good overall but you can do without Dynamic Sway Reduction. That’s where my third and final PvP roll comes in.

Option C: Hybrid

  • First Column: Corkscrew Rifling
  • Second Column: Ricochet Rounds
  • Range Masterwork
  • Counterbalance Stock Mod
  • Slice + Tap the Trigger

This roll is more for the duelist who takes their 1s very seriously and will go the distance to secure that kill. The key here is Slice. If you’re a Hunter and you perform your class dodge, that’s a few seconds of reduced damage on any enemies hit by your bullets. The same applies to Titan Walls and Warlock Wells. That slight increase in TTK could mean life or death for your Guardian. Won’t work on back-of-the-map snipers, unfortunately.

Dynamic Sway Reduction is a nice perk to have but a bit much for a high-impact frame. In most 1v1 situations, Tap the Trigger is more than enough. Slice is a support perk that ups your chances of winning without outright winning the fight for you. The best part is that you don’t even need to be on the Strand subclass to take advantage of Slice.

Random roll that proves the value of Onslaught

Best Lethal Abundance PvE God Rolls

I’ll say this upfront, I’m not a fan of high-impact frames in PvE. I like going up to enemies and using rapid-fire frames. But I do acknowledge that sometimes the situation calls for a versatile weapon that holds its own in mid to long-range combat. The following two roles should fit the bill nicely. I still recommend the PvP Option A god roll for any situation, including late-game PvE content.

Option A: Crowd control

  • First Column: Arrowhead Brake
  • Second Column: Flared Magwell
  • Reload Speed Masterwork
  • Backup Mag Mod
  • Slice + Hatchling

Best used with the Strand subclass, this pairing applies a debuff on stronger enemies while making it even easier to propagate Threadlings with the right fragments and artifact mods. Serviceable with other subclasses. But shines brightest on Strand in a Strand Surge environment.

Option C: The fun roll

  • First Column: Arrowhead Brake
  • Second Column: Extended Mag
  • Reload Speed Masterwork
  • Backup Mag Mod
  • Discord + Onslaught

I don’t necessarily like Discord on Primary Weapons. I feel like Discord is more suited as a Special Weapon Perk with the way you can go from target to target in quick succession. But there’s no denying that there’s a rush one experiences while wielding a weapon that shoots at high rates, even if it’s only a short amount of time. I’d say, let it rip! And tear!

How good is the Lethal Abundance?

Lethal Abundance is Destiny 2’s first Strand High Impact Frame. And that’s going to be the case for the next 6 or so months until The Final Shape releases. Or until Bungie decides to drop in a new line of weapons as part of the extended season. I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the case. Remember, the Crowning Duologue may have been the first Strand rocket launcher but was almost immediately outclassed by the ones that came after it.

So far, the Lethal Abundance is proving to be an incredible weapon and something you may consider worth grinding for the rest of the week.

For me, the Lethal Abundance reminds me of the Lodbrok-C. It was easily one of my favorite world drops from this year with it being simple and effective at ranged engagements. Lethal Abundance still has a ways to go to truly win me over but it’s getting there. It will boil down to whether or not I obtain the god roll before Saladin closes shop for the remainder of the year.

These are the Lethal Abundance base stats before any perks are applied:

  • Impact: 33
  • Range: 80
  • Stability: 31
  • Handling: 32
  • Reload Speed: 36
  • Zoom: 19
  • Rounds Per Minute: 360
  • Magazine: 32

Slice is just too good not have in most rolls of this weapon. The other perks in the third column are decent. Even the likes of Enlightened Action have their place in PvE. The same goes for the fourth column. If it weren’t great synergies, I’d say you can go for any one of them and you’ll be fine.

3rd Column Perks

  • Discord
  • Enlightened Action
  • Keep Away
  • Dynamic Sway Reduction
  • Elemental Capacitor
  • Slice

4th Column Perks

  • Target Lock
  • Tap the Trigger
  • Hatchling
  • Collective Action
  • Onslaught
  • Attrition Orbs

And that’s all I have for this Lethal Abundance god roll guide. Hopefully, I get the 5/5 god rolls pretty soon. There’s only so much Iron Banner one can take before they lose their minds. If I stumble upon a new roll that I think it’s worth having, I’ll update this article with the new information. Until then, good luck and have fun out there, Guardians.