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Best perks for The Keening sidearm | Destiny 2

The Keening is an arc sidearm from Season of the Chosen in Destiny 2. It is an Adaptive frame, firing at 300 RPM. Here are the best perks and rolls you should look for on The Keening sidearm in Destiny 2.

Perks and rolls

As with most sidearms, you want to bring up the range as much as possible. Hammer-Forged Rifling, Corkscrew Rifling, and Smallbore do this the best for barrel perks. For magazine perks look for High-Caliber Rounds, Ricochet Rounds, and Light Mag.

Rapid Hit and Surplus are the top dog perks on this weapon. They both help with stability and reload speed, which are great for staying on target and reducing downtime. Some other good neutral game perks are Under Pressure and Moving Target. Subsistence is available, but it can be hard to chain kills with sidearms, making this perk less desirable.

For damage perks you can choose between Multikill Clip, One for All, and Vorpal Weapon. High Impact Reserves is also present, but this is not as useful in PvE. Snapshot, Zen Moment, and Dragonfly are some other good options. Wellspring and Thresh are great for ability and super regen.


Here are the best perks and god rolls you should look for on The Keening in Destiny 2:

  • Rapid Hit + Multikill Clip – Best for PvE.
  • Under Pressure + High Impact Reserves – Best for PvP.
  • Surplus + One For All.


While the Keening gets overshadowed by sidearms like The Vision, it can still hold its own with the right roll. It has a solid assortment of perks that can be used with any playstyle. The Keening drops from Crucible matches and rank-up packages.

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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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