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Compass Rose weapon review and best perks | Destiny 2

Let the Light be your compass. — Mithrax

Compass Rose is the new Solstice of Heroes shotgun in Destiny 2. It fires at 65 RPM and is a Precision Frame shotgun. Here are the perks and rolls you should look for on Compass Rose in Destiny 2.

Perks and rolls

In order to maximize the damage output of your Compass Rose, look for barrel and magazine perks that boost range and stability. For barrel perks look for Barrel Shroud, Smallbore, or Corkscrew Rifling. The best magazine perks available are Light Mag, Assault Mag, and Accurized Rounds.

Surplus is one of the strongest perks in the first column. It boosts handling, reload speed, and stability for each ability that you have charged. Field Prep is an underrated perk as it increases your reload speed when crouching, but also increases your ammo reserves. Quickdraw and Dual Loader can be solid perks within certain builds.

In the second column, you have two strong perk options for major and boss DPS. Vorpal Weapon provides a flat 20% buff against bosses and majors, while Trench Barrel increases damage for three shots after landing a melee hit. Snapshot Sights has some use in PvP, while Wellspring can be useful for ability regen.


Here are the perk combinations and god rolls you should look for on Compass Rose in Destiny 2:

  • Quickdraw + Snapshot
  • Field Prep + Vorpal Weapon
  • Field Prep + Trench Barrel
  • Surplus + Wellspring 


Compass Rose is a solid feeling shotgun that has viability in both PvE and PvP in Destiny 2. While it doesn’t have any crazy perk combos, its versatility makes it a great fit in many builds.

You receive a static rolled Compass Rose from Eva Levante after obtaining your blue Solstice armor. Further rolls can be acquired from Solstice 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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