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The Palindrome best perks and review | Destiny 2

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The Palindrome has returned in Destiny 2. Dropping from Nightfall activities, The Palindrome can be easily farmed, especially on weeks where drops are increased. Here are the best perks you should look for on The Palindrome.

Perks and rolls

As an Adpative Frame Hand Cannon, The Palindrome fires at 140 RPM. This also means you want to look for barrel perks that add stability and range. Some great options are Fluted Barrel, Hammer-Forged Rifling, and Smallbore. Magazine perks that buff range or mag size are the best. Some great options are High-Caliber Rounds, Appended Mag, and Light Mag.

In the first column, you have a couple of solid perk options. Outlaw is a great reload perk that only requires a precision kill to activate. If you would rather have a larger magazine size, then Overflow is a great perk. Bottomless Grief is the new perk in slot, however it only works in PvE. When you are the last standing member of your fireteam, kills will refill the magazine.

The Palindrome has two damage perk options. Rampage is a fan favorite and pairs well with a Rampage Spec. One for All is another great option, but it requires three or more enemies to activate. If you want to get more Super energy on kills, then look for Thresh.


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

  • Outlaw + Rampage – This is a classic combo that does well in most activities. Aim for precision kills to get the reload buff. A Rampage Spec mod can increase lethality.
  • Killing Wind + Rangefinder – This set of perks can further increase the range of the Palindrome. Aiming down sights will increase the range, and activating Killing Wind will increase range even more.


The Palindrome is a great feeling Hand Cannon. As a 140 RPM, it is a well rounded gun, balancing both fire rate and damage. Its great perk options make it viable in both PvP and PvE. That said, its new perk, Bottomless Grief, is fairly underwhelming and only works in PvE based activities. 

Adept versions of this weapon can drop from Grandmaster Nightfalls.

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Derrick Tomlinson

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