First of all, let us deal with what types of weapon rolls D2 currently offers. We'll be looking at three of them: random, curated, and one more thing called a god roll.
Random rolls are a bit like Russian roulette: with every weapon drop there's a totally random set of perks, and you never know whether they are good or not until you actually get the weapon. That's simply a matter of luck, so getting something really nice requires a hell of tedious grinding. The rolls that we referred to as "something really nice" has come to be known as "god rolls". A god roll hugely depends on what you're doing, on your playstyle, build, and weapon preferences. Different types of weapons require different types of perks that'll make them more effective and therefore, make them a god roll.
Then, we have a term of a "curated roll". Curated rolls are Bungie rolls designed specifically to ensure great performance and impeccable perk synergy. A curated weapon also drops with a stat masterworked to the max. Such kinds of drops are quite rare and a bit tricky in a way: not all guns have curated versions. However, one thing we know for sure – in freshly-released Shadowkeep and SoU ritual weapons that have replaced the pinnacles all come with curated rolls. To be the first to obtain those rituals, peek into our website for some juicy weapon boosts.
And while you're adding a bunch of carries to your cart, we'll bring you up to speed on some curated rolls currently available in D2. We won't talk about new weapons and will just give you a couple of examples to better understand this whole thing.
For starters, let's take Spare Rations. This Legendary HC is well-known for its high Impact and nice handling. Spare Rations curated roll
includes the following:
- Lightweight Frame for increased handling and moving faster while carrying this HC.
- Hammer-Forged Rifling barrel perk. Grants you +10 range.
- Appended Mag. Mag capacity boosted +20.
- Overflow Trait. Once you collect Special or Heavy ammo, it'll give your Spare Rations a reload even beyond its usual capacity.
- Explosive Payload. When you fire your HC, the shot detonates once landed.
Spare Rations is pretty impressive as it is but will this Bungie roll, it becomes just insane.
Another example – Twilight Oath curated roll
. A rapid-fire energy sniper, Twilight Oath is nothing extraordinary by the looks of its stats. The range is pretty low for a sniper, though you have a solid reload speed that'll help you maintain a good flow and your gameplay. But with that curated roll, things significantly change. Some perks are quite standard, as they slightly buff reload speed, stability, and recoil direction. This is great for dumping shots on a rapid-fire sniper, especially for boss DPS. Yep, not perfect for PvE but rather reasonable for PvE. However, there are two perks that turn this curated roll into a gem. We're talking about Snapshot and Box Breathing. Snapshot is an incredibly valuable perk on a sniper, as it improves your aiming a lot, allowing you to aim down almost immediately and land those kills as soon as you spot an enemy. Box Breathing is necessary to make up for that initial lack of range. When you zoom for a short time but don't fire the weapon, you are granted extra headshot damage and some range boost on your next shot. By the way, if you pair Twilight Oath with The Last Word you'll get yourself a nice lethal combo.
The last (but no the least) one we're gonna review is Last Man Standing curated roll
. This shotty proved to be quite something in the previous seasons, that's why we're convinced it's gonna be very good for Shadowkeep as well. The curated roll here is rather convincing: increasing RoF, stability, and range, plus reloading while holstered and auto firing.
As you can see, a proper weapon roll can make a difference, so now we suggest discussing some god rolls that are definitely gonna be on top in S8 and Shadowkeep.