Destiny 2 Crowning Duologue God Roll: Best PvP & PvE Perks (Solstice 2023)

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Solstice of Heroes 2023 is here again in Destiny 2. Like precious years, we will be getting new armor, a chance to improve said armor, and a brand-new event weapon. This year sees the addition of the Crowning Duologue to the loot pool.

Our initial impressions of the weapon were as we feared. Unlike most rocket launchers in Destiny 2, the Crowning Duologue is not meant to be a DPS option. Looking at its frame and perk pool, it is suited for ad clear purposes. This is fine for seasonal activity but it is nearly impossible to incorporate into any serious end-game activity where heavy ammo is hard to find.

How to Get Crowning Duologue in Destiny 2?

The only way to get the Crowning Duologue rocket launcher is to complete instances of the Bonfire Bash activity. There are no red borders of the weapon, so any random rolls should be looked at a little more closely. However, a drop is not guaranteed at the end of the activity. The Compass Rose shotgun and the Something New hand cannon are also part of the loot pool. There is a chance that you will get those weapons instead of the Rocket Launcher.

To get the most out of the activity, Guardians should always aim to gather 30 ignition orbs as quickly as possible to force the boss encounter early, and to ensure the best rewards at the end of the activity.

Best Crowning Duologue PvP God Roll

  • 1st Column: Quick Launch
  • 2nd Column: Impact Casing
  • Velocity Masterwork
  • Quick Access Sling Mod
  • Impulse Amplifier + Chain Reaction (Probably the only combination that allows you to make something happen when you pick up the one and only round from a heavy brick. It’s not much but if you manage to get a kill, you can at least damage nearby enemies.)

PvP Tips

Just because a weapon has a PvP god roll, it doesn’t make it good in an objective sense. We’re just working with what we’ve got, and there’s not much to work with. The problem with the Crowning Duologue is that it’s a precision frame. We’ve got a problem when the only thing it’s good at is guiding your rockets to a target. You won’t have many chances to do that in a Crucible match.

If you insist on bringing a roll to the Crucible, might as well bring the one that has the best chance of getting at least a single kill.

Best PvE Crowning Duologue God Rolls

  • 1st Column: Quick Launch
  • 2nd Column: Impact Casing
  • Field Prep + Envious Assassin (Envious Assassin allows the weapon to load up to 3 rockets at once. With the Dream Work Origin Trait, that number can rise up to 4 rockets loaded. This can have the potential to wipe out close-knit groups of mobs or maybe the odd yellow bar. Field Prep is there to increase the number of rockets in reserve.)
  • Auto-loading Holster + Chain Reaction (The usual go-to for rocket launchers. This combination leverages the weapon’s subclass to its advantage. Good in Strand Surge environments.)

PvE Tips

There are a couple of good reasons to bring this weapon to PvE content. For one, it’s the first and only Strand rocket launcher in the game. That alone should give the weapon value, especially in Strand Surge activities. The other reason is that the Dream Work Origin Trait is actually very good. The trait alone can sometimes add a second rocket into the magazine after a reload, assist, assisted final blows. This shouldn’t be an issue for a rocket launcher, even for a precision frame.

Demolitionist is another perk that you may want to watch out for. Paired with Envious Assassin and Dream Work, you can shoot 5 rockets before having to reload. It won’t do much damage to a boss but it feels good to quickly fire off rockets regardless of where they land.

The final perk that you may want to consider is Hatchling. We wonder if we can summon more Threadlings if a rocket destroys a group of red bars. It’s worth a test if anything else.

How Good is Crowning Duologue?

Despite having the best looks out of any precision rocket launcher, the Crowning Duologue is below average at best. It’s got pretty bad perk combinations. It’s practically a non-factor in PvP. And it’s a precision frame, one of the worst frames for rocket launchers.

But as it stands, it is still the only Strand rocket launcher in the game. The only time you may want to consider pulling out of the Vault is to use it for Strand surges. Assuming you kept any for the weapon at all.

These are the Crowning Duologue Base Stats before any perks are applied:

  • Blast Radius: 30
  • Velocity: 51
  • Stability: 39
  • Handling: 40
  • Reload Speed: 29
  • Zoom: 20
  • Rounds Per Minute: 15
  • Magazine: 1

The perks don’t look so bad on paper. But none of it matters if the launcher itself doesn’t perform consistently. Something just feels off with this rocket launcher. It could be that the rockets are slow or the blast radius isn’t catching enough red bars. Regardless though, it often results in not getting the full value from the attached perks.

3rd Column Perks

  • Ensemble
  • Impulse Amplifier
  • Auto-Loading Holster
  • Field Prep
  • Demolitionist
  • Pugilist
  • Shotswap

4th Column Perks

  • Adrenaline Junkie
  • Hatchling
  • One-For-All
  • Envious Assassin
  • Chain Reaction
  • Swashbuckler
  • Clusterbomb

And that’s everything we’ve got on the Strand rocket launcher god rolls at the moment. We’re sure as the event goes on, we will see some changes as we find out the full extent of the weapon’s capabilities. In the meantime, Good luck and have fun other there, Guardian. And do enjoy the Solstice of Guardians event. It comes but once a year, after all.

Destiny 2 Season of the Deep is out now on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. The season will run from May 23, 2023, to August 22, 2023.