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Eleatic Principle


Eleatic Principle is an Arc Rapid-Fire Frame machine gun. Its perk pool features some odd choices for machine guns, but with the right perk combinations, it can be potent in both PVE and PVP. Here’s how you can get it and the best perk choices for both PVE and PVP.

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How to Get Eleatic Principle in Destiny 2

Eleatic Principle 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 Eleatic Principles that don’t have Deepsight, can make the weapon craftable at The Enclave.


Eleatic Principle God Rolls

Eleatic Principle PVE God Roll

  • Arrowhead Brake
  • Extended Mag
  • Ensemble
  • Target Lock
  • Masterwork: Reload

Eleatic Principle has strong PVE perks in the fourth column like Target Lock, Golden Tricorn and Adrenaline Junkie, but the third column doesn’t have any of the PVE perks you’d expect to see on a machine gun. The best possible perk combination you can get for PVE is Ensemble and Target Lock. Target Lock increases damage the longer a weapon remains on a target, and Extended Mag ensures maximum stacks of Target Lock. However, since Extended Mag reduces reload speed significantly, we’re using Ensemble, which comes with a whopping 40 reload speed when players are next to allies. This roll could shine in a DPS scenario or when players need to mow down a Champion fast. 

Eleatic Principle PVP God Roll

  • Hammer-Forged Rifling or Extended Barrel
  • Ricochet Rounds
  • Moving Target or Zen Moment or Offhand Strike
  • Tap the Trigger or Adrenaline Junkie
  • Masterwork: Range

Moving Target and Tap the Trigger is a tried-and-tested perk combination for PVP, but it’s not the only one. Zen Moment helps control recoil and flinch, and with Tap the Trigger,  you practically have a laser beam. On the other hand, Offhand Strike offers more range, accuracy and stability when firing from the hip — all of which is great if players want to make use of the radar as they get kills with this weapon. Adrenaline Junkie is an alternative for those who want a damage perk after getting a kill with the weapon or a grenade. 




Savathûn didn't construct her Spire for Light and logic alone. There is more to this than meets the eye. That's the crux of it.

What is imbaru? Asking the question yields an ounce of tribute by itself; failing to answer it yields more. It's impossible to engage with the concept without falling into the web of cunning devised by the Witch Queen, even after her death.

It's elegant. And irritating.

We are familiar with the sword logic: the need to endure and force the universe to endure you. It's a contest. When there is nothing left standing but you, then you've won. Your prize is existence.

But imbaru is tribute from the failure to understand. When Savathûn ensnared us with her cunning, she fed her worm. Every false step or mistake in our attempts to unravel Savathûn's plans gave her exactly what she wanted. Whenever someone believed a lie or doubted a truth, she became that much more powerful.

We might think we know what we're doing here, but in many ways, I doubt we do. There will be ripples from Eris's actions. We can't predict what waves she'll make.


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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