The Tigerspite is a precision frame kinetic auto rifle from the reprised Dreaming City weapon set. The weapon was a sturdy, yet unremarkable weapon for the longest time but that all changed when the Kinetic Tremors perk was added, making Tigerspite the first kinetic auto to be a recipient of such a handy perk.
I was presently surprised by the changes applied to the reprised version of the Dreaming City auto. Kinetic Tremors raised its stock as a PvE option and the Origin Perk comes into play in the middle of almost every gunfight inside the Crucible. If it was just the Origin Trait addition, I probably wouldn’t give a second thought to this weapon. I mean, it’s nice to see another precision frame do well in the Crucible that’s not the Ammit AR2, and in the kinetic slot, but it ought to perform as well.
How to Get Tigerspite in Destiny 2
The Tigerspite can be acquired as a random drop during Season of the Wish activities. It is most commonly found inside chests at certain points of Coil runs. If you manage to collect enough glass shards during the in-between corridors of a Coil run, a hidden chest will appear with a high chance drop for a reprised Dreaming City weapon. That weapon could be a random roll Tigerspite.
Unfortunately, the Dreaming City weapons do not come with red borders and thus cannot be crafted. However, their perk pools are decent enough that you can find a decent roll with relative ease. But getting that 5/5 god roll is still an exercise of patience. It’s a good thing then that the season will go on for another 5 months or so. Hurrah…
Best Tigerspite PvP God Rolls
1st Column: Chambered Compensator
2nd Column: Ricochet Rounds
Counterbalance Stock Mod
Fragile Focus + Eye of the Storm
Moving Target + Kill Clip
The four perks I’ve listed above are the best and only perks you should consider bringing into the Crucible. Additionally, the perk combinations are interchangeable depending on where you prefer to have your engagements. A bit further away in mid-range or in the back where it’s safe. Demolitionist is nice if you have a build that’s reliant on grenades but the shifting focus to gunplay rather than ability usage makes it so that Demo might not be useful down the line, at least in PvP.
Speaking of which, I really wanted to make Frenzy work with this gun but I can’t get it going most of the time. Unless it’s a 6v6 match, you won’t probably see that perk active all that often. And even then, I find it to be inconsistent at best. It’s like it doesn’t know when you’re in or out of combat half the time. Call me crazy, but I don’t think I’ll go after another frenzy roll anytime soon.
I was winning a good number of duels with the Tigerspite. I don’t know if I can contribute that to the Origin Perk or not. Let’s just say that the perks are working as intended. And hey, I managed to walk away from the fight so that’s something.
Best Tigerspite PvE God Rolls
1st Column: Arrowhead Brake
2nd Column: Extended Mag
Backup Mag Mod
Subsistence + Kinetic Tremors
Overflow + Kinetic Tremors
The Tigerspite is one of two auto rifles to finally receive the kinetic tremors perk, the other one being the Breakneck. If you’re like me and don’t want to touch Gambit with a ten-foot poll, then the Tigerspite is your best bet.
If you’re going for Kinetic Tremors in the fourth column, then I suggest Subsistence or Overflow in the third. Subsistence is generally better as it can automatically go up to a full mag if several enemies are caught in the shock waves. Overflow, on the other hand, fills the magazine up to close to 78 bullets in the magazine.
My Overflow roll is nice but I am constantly at the mercy of those ammo bricks. It is nice if I have a special weapon in the energy slot but sometimes the situation calls for another primary weapon, like a bow (Ticuu’s Divination). This is the case for most Master Lost Sectors. Subsistence only asks you to get kills and those are plentiful outside of some boss encounters.
Kinetic Tremors hard carries this weapon in PvE. I can’t understate enough how much it is needed on this weapon. I understand some players don’t get the appeal of Kinetic Tremors, especially in end-game content, but this perk is amazing for all other content. Unless it’s a Nightfall mission or something, I don’t think I can go back to using good old Duty Bound so easily ever again.
How Good is the Tigerspite?
Tigerspite has a couple of things going for it right now. It’s a precision frame auto, those are generally liked in PvP, and it has Kinetic Tremors that are so good in PvE content. I’m not saying that you need to farm one right now but if you do go deep in the Coil activity, it might be worth keeping an eye on a Kinetic Tremor god roll.
As for PvP, you’ll have to work your way around it. I must admit that it has gotten a bit of a downgrade after losing Tap The Trigger and Dynamic Sway Reduction in the third column. You can still make plays with the current god rolls but don’t expect to get a ‘We Ran’ very often relying on Kill Clip or Fragile Focus.
These are the Tigerspite base stats before any perks are applied:
Reload Speed: 40
Rounds Per Minute: 450
Tigerspite’s perk pool was significantly slashed from its original version. A lot of good PvE and PvP perks were outright removed. The ones we have now are focused and useful for their intended purposes. The exceptions are Invisible Hand and Attrition Orbs. Maybe one day they’ll be Meta but until then, those rolls aren’t worth the vault space.
3rd Column Perks:
4th Column Perks:
Eye of the Storm
And that’s everything I have for this Tigerspite god roll guide. The Tigerspite is a serviceable weapon. I do not doubt it. I’ve taken it to every Master Lost Sector this season that has Overload Champions and I’ve been seeing much success using it.
But I like to emphasize that RNG is going to play a part here, more so than usual. I got really lucky with my rolls while farming The Coil so don’t feel bad if you don’t get one right away. Who knows? Maybe you’re one of a few dozen players who like Gambit. Breakneck is more than a capable replacement option. (I’d still vastly prefer to farm The Coil than suffer another second of Gambit.) Good luck and have fun out there, Guardians.
Check out our list of reprised Dreaming City god rolls: