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The Eremite


The Eremite is a Solar High-Impact Frame fusion rifle. It sports an interesting perk pool to say the least. Here’s how you can get it and the best perk choices for both PVE and PVP.

How to Get The Eremite in Destiny 2

The Eremite can drop from Savathun’s Spire or Altars of Summoning but players can focus it using seasonal Witch engrams at the Ritual Table in the Athenaeum — you can get there from the HELM. Obtaining five weapon patterns, or applying five Deepsight Harmonizers to individual Eremites that don’t have Deepsight, can make the weapon craftable at The Enclave.

The Eremite is Way Better Than You Think

How a gun almost nobody is talking about is quietly one of the best fusion rifles in PVE.

The Eremite God Rolls

The Eremite PVE God Roll

  • Arrowhead Brake
  • Enhanced Battery
  • Envious Assassin
  • Reservoir Burst or Controlled Burst
  • Masterwork: Stability

Envious Assassin was recently buffed, and it's much easier to overflow a magazine with the perk, so it only makes sense to capitalize on that. As for the fourth column, Reservoir Burst with Envious Assassin makes every overflowed shot activate Reservoir Burst, meaning players can constantly explode enemies without having to reload. Alternatively, Controlled Burst deals increased damage with reduced charge time when you consecutively land a bolt of your fusion rifle shot on an enemy. This effectively turns The Eremite into a legendary Merciless, and the combination deals some serious DPS against bosses and Champions. Heal Clip is something that has potential, but it may not be the best choice for a High-Impact fusion rifle.

The Eremite PVP God Roll

  • Extended Barrel
  • Projection Fuse
  • Offhand Strike
  • Elemental Capacitor or Controlled Burst
  • Masterwork: Range

When it comes to PVP, this fusion doesn’t have any of the usual fusion perks that make them so viable. Perks like Under Pressure, Eye of the Storm, Firmly Planted are absent, but The Eremite still has potential. The best perk combination for the Eremite when it comes to PVP is Offhand Strike with either Controlled Burst or Elemental Capacitor. Upon getting a kill and activating Offhand Strike, the additional 30 stability and accuracy when firing from the hip can be lethal. High-Impact fusions have longer charge times than other archetypes, so seeing the radar helps plan shots accordingly. Combine that with bonus hip-fire accuracy and you have a winner. Also, Elemental Capacitor can offer a variety of benefits depending on your equipped subclass — something like Void will have bonus stability, and Arc will have bonus handling. On the other hand, Controlled Burst can be useful as a more consistent perk with the added possibility of getting multi-kills. 



My Queen,

Undoubtedly you have read the reports. I make no apology for the ritual I have performed, or what I become when under its effects. You too have done many things in your own life that revealed who you are.

The Guardians see me unrestrained. I do not control my emotions when I enter the oubliette and embrace my transformation. I warned you of this many years ago, when I was afraid of what I might do. But I am no longer afraid. The time for warnings has passed. We have the knowledge we need.

Long ago I warned you of the threat Oryx posed and the imminence of his arrival. I spoke of his sword logic and his throne world, of his insatiable worm and the power of his Dreadnaught.

With this insight, you did something marvelous. Your throne world, your Eleusinia, is a testament to your will, to your Techeuns' skills, and to Riven's delight. Sadly, its desecration is, to our knowledge, irreparable. I am certain it was once beautiful.

But I believe it was also the sole exception in a process of creation that is uniquely Hive. If only the slaying of a powerful being was required, then every Guardian would be reveling in their own creation.

Recall that it was only with Hive magic that the Scorned Baron Hiraks—the Mindbender, as he wished to be styled—created a throne through Cayde-6's murder. So, too, did Crota affect his own throne in the same way.

Of course, Oryx and Savathûn's thrones are well-known to us. A worm-husk of bone; a lush garden of Light. Others have seen brief and terrible glimpses of Xivu Arath's throne. It gapes like a maw, following her wherever there is war.

Theirs were inadvertent. Upon their first true deaths, they did not know what they had made. With their strength and the power of their worms, they created something dire, and found themselves there upon their deaths. Imagine the Hive gods' first glimpses of their realms. To retreat to one's throne is to retreat into the variances of one's mind. It is a stark confrontation.

You were well prepared for yours. Such was the consequence of my warning. I could well imagine my surprise at the variances of my own, as my own emotions surprise me now. But Imagining must be enough for me.

Eris Morn

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Barrel Slot

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Dual strength barrel. • Increases range • Increases stability

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Polygonal Rifling

Barrel optimized for recoil reduction. • Increases stability

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Hammer-Forged Rifling

Durable ranged barrel. • Increases range

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Full Bore

Barrel optimized for distance. • Greatly increases range • Decreases stability • Slightly decreases handling speed

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Fluted Barrel

Ultra-light barrel. • Greatly increases handling speed • Slightly increases stability

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Extended Barrel

Weighty barrel extension. • Increases range • Decreases handling speed • Moderately controls recoil

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Corkscrew Rifling

Balanced barrel. • Slightly increases range and stability • Slightly increases handling speed

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Chambered Compensator

Stable barrel attachment. • Increases stability • Moderately controls recoil • Slightly decreases handling speed

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Arrowhead Brake

Lightly vented barrel. • Greatly controls recoil • Increases handling speed