Destiny: Rise of Iron – All the Best Guns to Buy | Top Vendor Weapons List

On PS4 & Xbox One: See which weapons you’ll want to save up for in Destiny: Rise of Iron with our list of great vendor guns.

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Vendors get a whole new stock of inventory in Rise of Iron, and we’ve picked out the best of the bunch. These are the best guns to buy in Destiny: Rise of Iron.

Most vendors sell weapons at 350 Light, but the Gunsmith only appears to provide 320 Light — basically, you’ll only want to buy guns for PVP. If you’re really into PVE, eventually you’ll out-level those weapons, and infusing purchased guns probably isn’t worth the effort. Still, if you want to experience a handful of cool new weapons or alterations on old favorites, check out our list of recommendations below.


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All the Best Guns to Buy | Vendor Weapons List

Note: This is a subjective list of the guns we think are the best available or purchase at Vendors. All guns sell at 350 Light.

These vendor guns don’t come cheap. We won’t recommend anything that’s easy for a Level 40 Guardian to get — these are weapons for veterans (or aspiring veterans) to hunt down and grab if it fits their particular playstyle. Everyone has their own preferences, so let us know if we missed your favorites in the comments.

Even if you don’t plan on buying any of these Vendor weapons, always keep an eye out for these from loot packages.

Click the link on each weapon title to find a full breakdown of stats.


 

  • Extremophile 011
    • Type: Auto Rifle
    • Vendor: Dead Orbit
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Dead Orbit Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: One of the better medium rate-of-fire Auto Rifles with some decent perks to improve performance. Use the Hip Fire perk to help in close-combat and come equipped with a Reflex Sight for medium engagements. A very stable and accurate all-around rifle.
  • The Wounded
    • Type: Scout Rifle
    • Vendor: Future War Cult
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Future War Cult Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: If you’re a fan of Scout Rifles, there aren’t many new options to pick from. This particular Future War Cult weapon can kill in 4 shots, but can utilize High Caliber rounds to stun opponents at the expense of handling. Being able to win in long-range shoot-outs is important, and those specialized rounds will keep your target flinching, giving you a huge advantage.
  • Deposition VII
    • Type: Sniper Rifle
    • Vendor: New Monarchy
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [New Monarchy Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: A better choice for Guardians learning how to become better Snipers. If you’re not already a master marksman, this Sniper Rifle is a good choice to practice in PVP — an all-around choice that’s easier to handle.
  • Parthian Shot
    • Type: Pulse Rifle
    • Vendor: Vanguard Quartermaster
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Vanguard Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: Incase the Party Favor doesn’t have the damage you need, the Parthian Shot is another option for medium-to-close combat with the Pulse Rifle. With a few perks, you can improve stability or improve auto-aim for headshots. This is a high-impact Pulse Rifle, meaning you can kill with two accurate bursts.
  • B-29 Party Favor 
    • Type: Pulse Rifle
    • Vendor: Crucible Quartermaster
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Crucible Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: This sturdy Pulse Rifle is perfect for medium-range engagements and includes perks to increase range and stability, with a strong damage output that ranks it just below the best Pulse Rifles.
  • The Palindrome 
    • Type: Hand Cannon
    • Vendor: Crucible Quartermaster
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Crucible Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: Some are calling this the best Hand Cannon in Destiny. Why? Because of the range stat. There’s plenty of range available here, so you’ll have lots of room to land your shots to go with all that power. The range upgrades alone make it very unique among Hand Cannons.
  • The Wail
    • Type: Hand Cannon
    • Vendor: Future War Cult
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Future War Cult Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: One of the better faction Hand Cannons, and comes with the Firefly perk, letting you detonate opponents with a precision kill. Pretty fancy.
  • Last-Ditch 001
    • Type: Shotgun
    • Vendor: Dead Orbit
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Dead Orbit Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: A shotgun with very high impact and impressive range, this shotgun can put down Guardians at a decent range. Other shotguns can’t even compare. With the right perks unlocked, this slow-loading weapon can be a real threat at the Crucible.
  • The Warpath
    • Type: Rocket Launcher
    • Vendor: Future War Cult
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Future War Cult Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: With the right combination of perks, you can increase projectile speed (at the expense of blast radius) — the rate of fire is surprisingly high for a Rocket Launcher, and comes standard with a large blast radius. The low velocity is the biggest con, so watch out for perks to improve.
  • Event Horizon
    • Type: Sniper Rifle
    • Vendor: Crucible Quartermaster
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Crucible Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: Want powerful Sniper Rifles again? This Sniper Rifle is capable of one-hit killing (with headshots) anything you’ll encounter in the Crucible, including Super-Charged Guardians. Also, the Slow Bore perk doesn’t actually reduce magazine size — good to know!
  • Worlds To Come 001
    • Type: Fusion Rifle
    • Vendor: Dead Orbit
    • Cost: 150 Legendary Marks [Dead Orbit Rank 3 Required]
    • Why You’ll Want to Buy: A fast-firing Fusion Rifle with perks to help with target acquisition.

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