Destiny 2 Royal Executioner Fusion Rifle

Destiny 2 Royal Executioner God Roll

Welcome to Destiny 2 Royal Executioner God Roll guide. The weapon is a relatively easy-to-acquire and craftable weapon in Destiny 2 Season of Defiance.  The guide provides Royal Executioner God Roll and helps you understand why and what are the best perks for this weapon.

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Why You Should Get Royal Executioner Fusion Rifle?

You should get Royal Executioner Fusion Rifle because it is an easily acquirable and craftable Fusion Rifle. It has access to some great PvE perks, and has some potential in PvP as well although there are better options. As of Season of Defiance, it is the only craftable solar Fusion Rifle. Here’s our list of why you should get the Royal Executioner Fusion Rifle:

  • Easy to acquire
  • Great PvE potential
  • Can roll with Incandescent or Reservoir Burst

How to Get Royal Executioner in Destiny 

To get Royal Executioner in Destiny 2, players will need to own Season of Defiance and complete the “Awaken, Queensguard” mission. This will open up the Seasonal Playlist, Defiant Battlegrounds, which drops all of the Season of Defiance weapons including Royal Executioner. Defiant Battlegrounds have a chance to drop Royal Executioner or another Defiant weapon or Armor Piece. You can use a Defiant Key to also get a Resonant version of Defiant weapons as well. The Defiant Battlegrounds playlist is found on the HELM.

You can also focus your Defiant Engrams that you earn at the War Table Found in the HELM as well if you have the Defiant Weapon Focusing War Table Upgrade. It cost 4 Defiant Engrams and 3000 Glimmer to do this.

Season of Defiant War Table
Season of Defiant War Table

In order to get more Deepsight Resonant Weapons quickly in order to craft, you should pick the following War Table upgrades when available: Defiant Weapon Focusing, Deepsight Decoding, and Queensguard’s Arsenal.

PvE – Royal Executioner God Roll

The following list includes all Destiny 2 Royal Executioner God Roll traits for PvE

BarrelArrowhead Brake
BatteryEnhanced Battery
Perk 1Envious Assassin
Perk 2Reservoir Burst
Origin TraitNoble Deeds
ModMajor Spec

Barrel: A fusion rifle’s damage is directly correlated to how many bolts hit its target, so making sure its easy to hit every bolt is very important. Arrowhead Brake makes the recoil pattern much more manageable.

Battery: The more the fusion rifles magazine holds the better damage output it has making Enhanced Battery an amazing choice for any fusion rifle. The Royal Executioner benefits from it even more with the Envious Assassin and Reservoir Burst combo.

Royal Executioner PvE God Roll
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Column 3 Perk: There are a few decent perks in Column 3, but only one that stands out. Envious Assassin will allow the Royal Executioner to overfill its Magazine. This would be powerful in its own right, but if it is combined with Reservoir Burst, it can cause that perk to be active far more than normal.

Column 4 Perk: While an argument can always be made for Incandescent on any weapon, Reservoir Burst will allow for some powerful plays that just can make this weapon absolutely shine. More damage and causing enemies to explode is just a potent combo.

Origin: No choice here. There is only one trait. A fun little passive benefit.

Masterwork: Range is probably the best choice here, although any Masterwork other than Charge Time will be great here.

Mod: In most PvE activites, the damage increasing perks are the best choice. Quick Access Sling will also work.

Conclusion: The Royal Executioner has the potential for some powerful plays in PvE with the Envious Assassin and Reservoir Burst combo. There may be better options, but this one can compete and is far and wide the easiest to acquire in Season of Defiance.

PvP – Royal Executioner God Roll

The following list includes all Destiny 2 Royal Executioner God Roll traits for PvP

BarrelHammer-Forged Rifling
BatteryProjection Fuse
Perk 1Offhand Strike
Perk 2Successful Warm-Up
Origin TraitNoble Deeds
ModQuick Access Sling

Barrel: Like PvE, Arrowhead Brake would work here, but having more Range in PvP is always paramount. Hammer-Forged Rifling gets this without any sort of negatives.

Battery: Range is always the play in PvP so Projection Fuse will be the go to perk. Liquid Coils wouldn’t be bad either, although it will take some getting used to the longer charge time.

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Column 3 Perk: This combination is going to seem odd, but its obvious that this weapons PvP pool is lacking in Meta choices. It does make up for it with interesting choices though. Offhand Strike will increase the guns stats when firing from the hip after a kill. Combining this with Successful Warm-Up could create a nice positive feedback loop of kill after kill. The first kill will be the hardest to get though. Firmly Planted is the safer choice if this playstyle doesn’t appeal to you.

Column 4 Perk: Faster charge time on a fusion rifle can be a godsend in PvP. Successful Warm-Up is a great perk that makes your kills after the first one just a little bit easier. Killing Wind is also not a bad choice, and if you prefer playing on a Void Class, then you could also look at Elemental Capacitor to boost Stability.

Origin: No choice here. There is only one trait. A fun little passive benefit.

Masterwork: While its true that Range and Stability both work for PvP masterworks, this is a god roll post, and Range definitely is better than Stability for PvP in almost all cases.

Mod: You can never go wrong with a Targeting Adjuster Mod in PvP. It always is a good choice. That being said, sometimes special weapons need to be pulled out in a hurry, and as such Quick Access Sling takes the cake.

Conclusion: This weapon definitely feels more PvE focused than PvP, but the interesting combo of Offhand Strike and Successful Warm-Up has just enough potential to be interesting. 

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Thank you for reading our Destiny 2 Royal Executioner God Roll guide. Keep in mind, this weapon will work with any class (Hunter, Titan, Warlock) any subclass (Solar, Void, Stasis, Arc, Strand) and any PvE (Strikes, Nightfalls, Lost Sectors, Vanguard Operation, Dungeons, Raids) and PvP Mode in Destiny 2 (Crucible, Gambit, Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner).

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