Destiny 2 Old Sterling God Roll and How to Get

Welcome to our Destiny 2 Old Sterling God Roll and How to Get Guide. The Old Sterling is an Adaptive Frame Strand Auto Rifle that can be obtained as a drop from any Legendary Engram or from Banshee-44 as of Season of the Deep.

Destiny 2 Old Sterling Auto Rifle

This guide has been updated for Episodes Echoes and the Final Shape Expansion.

Auto Rifles are the ultimate jack-of-all-trades primary weapon, and adaptive frames are the most average of the bunch. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t good, though. They are the workhorse of Destiny 2 and can be used in almost any situation. Strand Weapons can also roll with the element-specific perk Hatchling.

How to Get the Old Sterling God Roll in Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Banshee location
Destiny 2 Banshee location

Old Sterling can be obtained by random legendary engram drops or from rank-up packages at Banshee-44 in the tower. You can rank up Banshee-44 easily by dismantling weapons and armor you don’t need, and by completing his daily bounties. You can also check Banshee-44’s rotating weapon inventory for possible rolls.

PvE Old Sterling God Roll

Destiny 2 Old Sterling PvE God Roll
BarrelArrowhead Brake
MagazineAppended Mag
Column 3 TraitRewind Rounds
Column 4 TraitFrenzy
Origin TraitField Tested
ModMinor Spec
PvE Old Sterling God Roll

Barrel: Arrowhead Brake is just a great perk to have on weapons with a low Recoil Direction stat.

Magazine: Appended Mag is great on primary weapons with many rounds in the magazine already, as it grants them an additional kill or two before needing to reload the weapon.

Column 3 Trait: Speaking of needing to reload the weapon, Rewind Rounds is just a fantastic perk to be able to roll on this weapon. If you are accurate, you can put well over 60 rounds down range before ever needing to reload.

Column 4 Trait: Frenzy is an extremely effective perk in PvE on primary weapons, having infinite uptime. Other perks in this column work well with specific builds in mind, such as Demolitionist and Hatchling, but Frenzy is the catch-all perk for most situations.

Origin Trait: Field-Tested is a really nice passive buff in PvE, especially if you aren’t dying as the perk is always active until you do.

Masterwork: As with most PvE rolls, the top choices are range and stability on most weapons.

Mods: Being able to mow through minor enemies quicker just makes this weapon more effective overall, so go with Minor Spec for most situations.

Conclusion: Actually a decent Strand Primary to use in most situations. If you need a strand weapon, but your exotic slot is taken up by another weapon so you can’t use Quicksilver Storm, then this would be a great option to sub in.

PvP Old Sterling God Roll

Destiny 2 Old Sterling PvP God Roll
BarrelArrowhead Brake
MagazineAccurized Rounds
Column 3 TraitDiscord
Column 4 TraitHarmony
Origin TraitField-Tested
ModTargeting Adjuster
PvP Old Sterling God Roll

Barrel: Arrowhead Brake is a great perk on weapons with a low Recoil Direction stat.

Magazine: Getting more Range to help with damage falloff and accuracy cone falloff is always a great play in PvP and Accurized Rounds does this the best.

Column 3 Trait: Discord is a fun perk to use when pairing this weapon with a special weapon. Get the kill on the special weapon and swap to this one for increased stats.

Column 4 Trait: Pairing with Discord, Harmony activates similarly but gives us a damage buff instead of a stat buff. Truly a match made in heavy. We see what you did with those perk names, Bungie.

Origin Trait: Field Tested is slightly less useful in PvP than PvE as you are more likely to die, but it’s free, so it doesn’t matter too much.

Masterwork: Range, as always, is the go-to for PvP.

Mods: Helping the aim assist stat is another important PvP option, so Targeting Adjuster is a great pick.

Conclusion: The roll on this weapon is really interesting, basically making this gun a nice hot swap option. Pairing Discord and Harmony basically gives these gun-free stats just for using another weapon first. While not necessarily a META option, it does have some potential to be effective.

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