Destiny 2 Targeted Redaction God Roll: best PvP & PvE Perks

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The Targeted Redaction is one of the seasonal weapons for Season of the Deep. It is a 120 RPM hand cannon that does its best work when all of your abilities are on recharge. The new Void hand cannon is capable of two tapping Guardians of any Resilience if you have damage perks on. This shouldn’t be an issue considering the myriad ways of activating the new perk, Collective Action. Actually, Bungie is looking to tone down the effect so we may see a nerf in the near future.

How to get the Targeted Redaction in Destiny 2?

The Targeted Redaction hand cannon is part of the Season of the Deep featured weapon set, the Deep Weapon set. Guardians can get rolls of the weapons by doing seasonal activities: Salvage and Deep Dives. Occasionally, a Red Border weapon could drop from the reward chests at the end of the activities. Collect and activate 5 copies of Deepsight to obtain the crafting pattern for it. The crafted version of the weapon can have enhanced stats and can be molded to suit your playstyle.

Best Targeted Redaction PvP God Roll

  • 1st Column: Smallbore
  • 2nd Column: Accurized Rounds
  • Stability or Range Masterwork
  • Backup Mag Mod
  • Well-Rounded + Collective Action (Collective Action is the main focus here. This is the damage perk that allows you to two-tap Guardians. Unlike Kill Clip, all you need to do is to collect elemental pickups to activate. This is something Behemoth Titans are known to use and abuse to their advantage. Well-rounded buffs up everything else, including range.)
  • Outlaw + Keep Away (This combination is entirely dedicated to range. The entire point of 120 RPM aggressive hand cannons. Keep Away is always active and Outlaw rewards you for being accurate at long range. We don’t advise dueling with this setup unless you know how to stay mobile with a long-range hand cannon.)

PvP Tips:

The Targeted Redaction is an amazing weapon in PvP. More than just the Taken version of the Spare Rations, the weapon thrives in high-pressure situations where every headshot counts. It is highly accurate and handles like a dream once you get used to its one obvious drawback.

The gun’s biggest weakness in PvP is its low base Stability and Handling. The handling shouldn’t be much of an issue unless you’re expecting to suddenly have the aim and ready speed of Rose. That’s not going to happen. You almost have to learn to live with how clunky it is. Low Stability means that every bullet shot and every hit taken is going to make that reticle jump. You won’t be winning many fights if you can’t center fast enough for a follow-up shot.

There are several ways for you to activate Collective Action. Usually, this involves getting a kill and collecting the dropped elemental pickup to get the damage buff. But Stasis Guardians have a method of generating Stasis Shards from Stasis Crystals. This can be perceived as cutting corners for a free damage buff. Bungie is currently taking a look and a potential nerf could be on the way.

If the nerf does kill Collective Action, Keep Away or Explosive Payload will be the way to go. But we doubt anyone will want to pick it up after that.

Best Targeted Redaction PvE God Roll

  • 1st Column: Fluted Barrel
  • 2nd Column: Flared Magwell
  • Reload Speed Masterwork
  • Backup Mag Mod
  • Triple Tap + Collective Action
  • Envious Assassin + Harmony (This combination makes it so that your hand cannon becomes an emergency tool that’s brought only in the case of Champions. Envious Assassin and Harmony won’t output enough damage to kill a stunned Champion but at least you are guaranteed a stun.)

PvE Tips:

Ad density in Destiny 2 has increased 10 fold in recent seasons. That’s good for ability spam and elemental explosions. But precision weapons like hand cannons are no longer viable options in this kind of sandbox. If you are going to use a hand cannon, chances are you are only using it to stun champions or to mess around. No Guardian worth their salts will bring a Legendary hand cannon in end-game content when alternatives do the job far better. At least crispy headshots are satisfying to pull off… until they’re not.

Destabilizing Rounds looks good on paper. A Void trait causes nearby targets to become volatile. The problem is, what can this trait do that a normal Void subclass ability can’t? This is the biggest problem we have with this trait. It seems redundant and there are better options in the 4th column slot.

The only remaining wildcard is Invisible Hand. We are in no rush to test it out. We simply don’t think it’ll be of much use.

How good is the Targeted Redaction Hand Cannon?

With the right build, the Targeted Redaction can be a mainstay in your vault as a PvP weapon. It would take something truly groundbreaking to convince us that hand cannons are viable in end-game PvE. But the truth is, if you live or die on the headshot, then the Targeted Redaction is the seasonal weapon you want to get the pattern for ASAP.

These are the Targeted Redaction Base Stats before any perks are applied:

  • Impact: 92
  • Range: 56
  • Stability: 23
  • Handling: 26
  • Reload Speed: 25
  • Zoom: 14
  • Rounds Per Minute: 120
  • Magazine: 8

The Targeted Redaction’s perk pool has options for both PvP and PvE. The 4th column in particular is full of damage-enhancing traits that cater to various playstyles.

3rd column perks

  • Well-Rounded
  • Triple Tap
  • Outlaw
  • Invisible Hand
  • Envious Assassin
  • Shot Swap
  • Perfect Float

4th column perks

  • Keep Away
  • Collective Action
  • Destabilizing Rounds
  • Focused Fury
  • Explosive Payload
  • Harmony
  • Frenzy

And that’s everything we have so far for this Targeted Redaction god roll guide. There are a few things that may want to test out in the future. When we do, we will update this article with our findings. Out of all the weapons in the Deep set, this is probably the one you want to get patterns for ASAP if you are into precision gameplay. Good luck and have fun out there, Guardians.

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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.

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