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Breachlight sidearm review and best perks | Destiny 2

Season of the Dawn seems like a distant memory for many Destiny 2 players. Between the Fractaline farm and other questionable reskinned activities like the Sundial, most of us have completely forgotten about it. But one weapon has made its return in Season of the Arrivals: Breachlight. Here’s what you should look for when Breachlight drops in Destiny 2.

Best perks for Breachlight

Sidearms are still in a weird middle ground in Destiny 2. While they were buffed back in Season of the Dawn, their use has slightly tapered off. While the main focus has been on Last Hope and Last Dance, both of these fall in the Energy Slot and are Omolon Adaptive Frames. Conversely, Breachlight rests in the Kinetic Slot and is an Aggressive Frame, meaning it fires in a 2-round burst.

In the first column, your best options for perks are Outlaw and Demolitionist. I am not a big fan of Outlaw on this sidearm because at times I feel like it can be hard to land the precision kill on the second bullet of the burst. However it is still a strong and viable option. Demolitionist works well with builds focused on grenades. It is one of my favorite perks to have on my primary weapons. With it, you can constantly have your grenade ability ready.

Second column is where you get the most perk diversity. In terms of damage perks, you have the option of Rampage or Multikill Clip. Vorpal Weapon is also present in the second column, but I cannot recommend it. For a time I thought Vorpal Weapon was strong, but upon using it more and more over the past couple of months I’ve changed my mind. In most cases Vorpal Weapon is not useful on primary weapons. It only activates on bosses and majors, which in most cases you aren’t damaging with primaries.

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My roll on Breachlight

My Breachlight roll

After some quick farming of Umbral Engrams, I got my personal god roll on Breachlight. For me, the combination of Demolitionist and Rampage allows me to quickly cut through lower tier enemies while always having a grenade ability up. I prefer Rampage over Multikill Clip because I don’t have to worry about reloading after getting a set of kills. Rampage also pairs well with the Rampage Spec mod.

I also had an Outlaw and Multikill Clip roll drop. I am not a big fan of it, just because I feel that Outlaw isn’t consistently activated. Most of the time I reserve Outlaw for sniper rifles, hand cannons and scout rifles, since burst and full auto weapons often have too fast of a fire rate. This roll is best suited for PvP, where Multikill Clip and Kill Clip are preferred over Rampage. Quickdraw is also a great pick for PvP.

Sidearms, especially Breachlight, are strong in Destiny 2 right now. While they aren’t the best for high end activities like Grandmaster Nightfalls, they can be fun to run in lower end PvE activities and be used to style on people in Crucible.

Are you farming for Breachlight or any other sidearms in Destiny 2? Let us know in the comments below.

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Derrick Tomlinson

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Fan of looter-shooters, the FPS genre, Marvel and Star Wars.
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