Best Vendor Weapons | Destiny Rise of Iron

Vendor Weapons are great items you can buy from traders in Destiny: Rise of Iron. There’s a handful of legendary weapons you can acquire this way, and they’re more than worth your time (and money).
If you’ve got the extra resources, make sure you snatch these as soon as possible. In this guide, we’re going to show you the best vendor weapons in Destiny: Rise of Iron, what they look like and their stats.

Another reason to get these weapons is that they’ll increase your light level. For other ways to gain light level, check out our other guide How to increase Light Level fast to 385 in Destiny Rise of Iron. If you aren’t eager to spend your hard earned marks, you could wait for the raid to go live and try to snatch some of the Wrath of the Machine raid loot weapons.

Assembly 2 Auto Rifle

Assembly II is a legendary auto rifle. You can buy it from New Monarchy vendors. It’s a great choice if you prefer this type of weapon, since it offers a lot of aim assist. It’s also quite fast and has a hefty mag. The choicest perks include:
  • Perfect Balance
  • Counterbalance
  • Quick Draw
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The Waiting Fusion Rifle

You can get The Waiting legendary fusion rifle from the Future War Cult vendor. It’s a slow but powerful gun – best suited for players with a trained aim. If you can make each shot count, you’re going to love this one. You won’t get much use of its aim assist, and the mag size is constrictive. Its perks include:
  • Rangefinder
  • Accelerated Coils
  • Reflex
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Parthian Shot Pulse Rifle

If you want a legendary pulse rifle, the Parthian Shot could be a great match for you. It can be bought from the Vanguard vendor. It’s a tricky one – it does a lot of damage even at a distance, but it has low aim assist and a slightly smaller mag. If you’re confident you can control the beast, it will pay off. Its perks include:
  • Headseeker
  • Steadyhand
  • Perfect Balance
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Keystone 01 Scout Rifle

If you’re into this kind of weapon, you can purchase the Keystone 01 legendary scout rifle from the Dead Orbit vendor. It’s somewhere between a sniper and auto rifle. It offers high damage and range, with low speeds and a relatively small magazine. Perks you can equip include:
  • Perfect Balance
  • Lightweight
  • Crowd Control
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Something Wicked Rocket Launcher

The Crucible vendor is the one who sells the Something Wicked legendary rocket launcher. It’s one of the slower weapons of its type, but offers a great damage radius. Its rockets are quite fast, and its inventory is high. It has perks like:
  • Cluster Bomb
  • Soft Launch
  • Grenadier
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Event Horizon Sniper Rifle

Event Horizon is a legendary sniper rifle you can purchase from the Crucible vendor. It’s a perfect choice for Bladedancers. As with the other items on this list, it has 340 attack. Its perks offer a lot of aim assist and a good deal of impact. The most important ones are:
  • Shortgaze
  • Small Bore
  • Hidden Hand
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Last-Ditch 001 Shotgun

This legendary shotgun can be bought from the Dead Orbit vendor. It has 340 attack.The perks aren’t amazing, but they’re decent enough. Among others, it has:
  • Quickdraw
  • Rangefinder
  • Hammerforged
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The Palindrome Handcannon

The Palindrome is a legendary handcannon you can buy from the Crucible vendor. You’ll need 150 legendary marks and Rank 3 at the Crucible if you want to get it. It has 340 attack. It’s one of the best handcannons you can get in the game, and it will most probably be an upgrade to what you currently have. Notable perks include:
  • Rangefinder
  • Casket Mag
  • Rifled Barrel
  • Truesight
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Chaotic Neutral Machine Gun

This legendary machine gun is located at the Crucible vendor. It’s stable and fast, best suited for PvP. It has an attack rating of 340. Its perks include:
  • Rangefinder
  • Braced Frame
  • Feeding Frenzy
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These are the best weapons we’ve seen at the vendors in the Rise of Iron expansion. If you’ve got any other weapon you’d like to recommend, please leave a comment below the article.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. D
    Dude

    It’s absurdly obvious you either just started playing this game or never did.

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      fnaffan6969

      shut up kid

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        emilbrun97

        Sorry to say but it’s pretty true. Sniper, something wicked and palindrome are accurate. As for the others you can pretty much find a superior competitor at other factions (i.e. the waltz, extremophile)

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