The Subjunctive is an Arc lightweight frame submachine gun from the reprised Undying weapon set. The weapons in this set look closely in appearance to the Vex of the Sol Divisive and can be seen as recovered relics from Destiny 2 seasons past. Subjunctive, for its part, received several changes to its perk pool while acquiring the new Nano-Munitions Origin Trait.
I very much disliked the look of this gun initially. There’s so much visual clutter around the scope that the leaves can occasionally distract you when aiming down sights. I’ve learned to deal with it somewhat but you can’t unsee it. Compare this to the Out of Bounds, one of its direct competitors; the difference is night and day.
How to get Subjunctive in Destiny 2
The Subjunctive submachine gun can only be acquired from chests at the end of the Season of the Wish activities. It is slightly more difficult to acquire than the Wish weapons due to them having lesser priority over the seasonal weapons. However, you will have greater chances of getting Undying weapons early by getting a Platinum rating inside the Coil. The same goes for completing the Starcrossed Exotic Quest with the caviate of already having unlocked all of the Wish weapons.
Unlocking the weapon in Collections will allow you to farm several rolls of the weapon by exchanging Wish Engram for rolls from the Spirit of Riven. With enough drops, you can even get the crafting pattern for the weapon thus allowing you to craft Subjunctive with enhanced perks.
Best Subjunctive PvP God Rolls
1st Column: Fullbore
2nd Column: Accurized Rounds
Quick Access Sling Mod
Threat Detector + Golden Tricorn
Threat Detector + Swashbuckler
Threat Detector is going to be your best bet in the 3rd column. It’s active the moment an opponent gets within 15 meters and the reload and stability jump up when 2 opponents get near. Under Pressure is a distant second option as it requires you to play a certain distance outside of fusion range and it will partially activate once the magazine goes below 50%.
I prefer Golden Tricorn in the 4th slot over Swashbuckler. For one, you get a lot more from your first kill with Tricorn. And two, a melee kill while the perk is active drastically improves Tricorn. On the other hand, if you’re an Arc Titan, you have better odds of activating Swashbuckler after getting a kill with your melee attacks.
I usually wouldn’t recommend playing this SMG in the Crucible. It’s a lesser version of the Out of Bounds with a lot less flexibility. I did, however, find some fun with it in 6v6 lobbies where the Nano-Munitions come into play. One stack instantly reloads 4 bullets into the magazine when empty and the stacks build up pretty quickly when close to allies.
Best Subjunctive PvE God Rolls
1st Column: Corkscrew Rifling
2nd Column: Tactical Mag
Backup Mag Mod
Stats For All + One For All
This combination is one you may have seen in PvE rolls in the past. It requires you to tag 3 or more enemies in quick succession to activate. You don’t need to kill them right away. Just tagging them is enough to get the perks going. Once the perks are active, the gun will perform at its peak form. It will continue to do so as long as there are enemies to kill. Not the most flashy of perk combinations but it will get you through mid-tier content easily.
1st Column: Hammer-Forged Rifling
2nd Column: Flared Magwell
Reload Speed Masterwork
Major Spec Mod
Stats For All + Voltshot
This roll is reliant on fast reloads to get Voltshot up as quickly as possible. Targets hit by the jolt from Voltshot will instantly activate Stats For All, giving you faster reloads in the process. Add in the fact that it’s a lightweight SMG and you can already feel yourself going faster through each encounter.
If you don’t already have the IKELOS SMG with Voltshot, then you can consider getting a Voltshot roll before getting the crafting pattern for the IKELOS. If you already have the IKELOS SMG in your vault, there’s no reason to get this SMG for PvE content unless you somehow run with teams to have Nano-Munitions active all the time.
How good is the Subjunctive?
The Subjunctive is not a must-have SMG by any stretch of the imagination. The only thing good about it is that it can crafted with enhanced perks and even then, it’s not all that impressive. The Out of Bounds has more base stats in practically all categories including the all-important Zoom stat. Despite all that, it’s still a decent gun with a nice feel to it. If that’s to your liking then that’s reason enough to get the crafting pattern for it.
These are the Subjunctive base stats before any perks are applied:
Reload Speed: 28
Rounds Per Minute: 900
Subjunctive’s perk pool is a balanced mix of PvP and PvE perks. You can certainly be able to make something work to a certain extent if you can mold your playstyle to suit the perks you’re currently running. Even Hip-Fire Grip has its uses in close-quarters combat if that’s how you want to play the game. There’s even a part of me that wishes to test out a combination of Shoot to Loot and Voltshot.
3rd Column Perks:
Shoot to Loot
Stats For All
4th Column Perks:
One For All
And that’s all I have for this Subjunctive god roll guide. I won’t deny that I was somewhat disappointed with the SMG when compared to some of the ones that are best in class. I did enjoy playing around with it as a lightweight SMG. That’s what ultimately matters in Destiny 2. Also, it’s another 6 months before anything major happens in the game so we might as well get comfy for the long haul. Good luck and have fun out there, Guardians.
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