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Destiny 2 Cartesian Coordinate Guide - God Roll & How to Get It

Destiny 2 Season of the Lost is here and we’re heading back to The Dreaming City. Acting as a prologue to The Witch Queen expansion, this season revolves around freeing Savathun from her worm god to save Osiris from her clutches. Along with a new seasonal activity, players can also obtain new armor, weapons, exotics, and in-game consumables. While there are a lot of new weapons available this season, one odd gun that’s making waves is the Cartesian Coordinate. A Rapid-Fire Frame fusion rifle is seeing a lot of love thanks to the new PVE meta focusing around this archetype. So if you’re like me and probably have dismantled dozens of these, you might want to consider holding onto one until The Witch Queen launches.

How to Get Cartesian Coordinate

So you can get the Cartesian Coordinate in a number of different ways. The first is simply through world drops in basically any activity in Destiny 2. Whenever a normal engram drops on the ground there’s a small chance it can be a Cartesian Coordinate. There’s also a chance that it can be a reward via Pinnacle, Powerful, or Prime Engrams. However, this is leaving a lot up to chance and isn’t a consistent way to actually acquire multiple roll of the Cartesian Coordinate. With that in mind, you can also just turn in Gunsmith Materials to Banshee at The Tower. This vendor will give you a random world pool weapon for 100 Gunsmith Materials, which isn’t a bad deal if you have a lot weighing down your virtual pockets.

All that being said, the absolute best and most consistent way to farm for Cartesian Coordinates is by focusing Umbral Engrams. At the H.E.L.M. select the Season of the Splicer tab in the Prismatic Recaster’s first menu. From there you can either pick Worldly Weapons or Shock Trooper if you want to narrow down the loot pool even more. If you have a stockpile of Decrypted Data, I recommend Shock Trooper since you have a 50/50 chance of it being a Cartesian Coordinate.

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Cartesian Coordinate God Rolls

Cartesian Coordinate PVE God Roll

  • Red Dot Micro
  • Liquid Coils or Accelerated Coils
  • Feeding Frenzy or Lead From Gold
  • Vorpal Weapon

When it comes to the Cartesian Coordinate, your entire “god roll” really just depends on what you get in the magazine and final perk slots. In the first slot, all of the sights are fine, but the best of the bunch is Red Dot Micro since it gives us the most range and a nice amount of handling. You can go with the Cleanshot IS, but this has a slightly reduced range bonus. In the magazine, you either want Liquid Coils or Accelerated Coils. Not this might seem odd since the latter increases your damage and the latter reduces it, but hear me out.

If you prefer sheer stopping power at the cost of a lengthier charge time then you absolutely want Liquid Coils. Inversely, Accelerated Coils reduces our damage but we have a faster charge time, which lets us fire more rounds into a target. You’ll use this for damaging static bosses where you have a brief window to shoot them before an invulnerability phase triggers. Both are terrific, so it really comes down to what you, the player, prefer in a fusion rifle and what you are going to use it for.

In the primary perk slots, I recommend either Feeding Frenzy or Lead From Gold. Feeding Frenzy is nice for when you’re dealing with rank and file enemies since you can swiftly reload your weapon. If you are more concerned about ammo, Lead From Gold is especially good in this meta since players are running either two fusion rifles or a linear fusion rifle in the Heavy slot. Of course, the most important perk is Vorpal Weapon, as this allows us to utterly shred through enemies thanks to the Particle Deconstruction mod. This is the perk you absolutely need on this firearm — especially if you plan to use it during high Power endgame content.

Cartesian Coordinate PVP God Roll

  • Red Dot Micro
  • Liquid Coils
  • Under Pressure
  • High Impact Reserves or Backup Plan

While I wouldn’t entirely recommend using the Cartesian Coordinate in the Crucible, you can get a pretty decent roll. In the sight slot, the Red Dot Micro is your go-to choice since it gives us the biggest range boost which is key for fusion rifles. We are also looking for Liquid Coils to give us a nice damage boost, ensuring we will kill anyone we hit with our burst. This does come at the cost of the charge time, so keep them in mind if you plan on using this weapon. Unless you’re running Backup Plan, you will rarely win a duel with someone if they run up on you with a shotgun.

In the primary perk slots, you’ll want Under Pressure since we naturally start out with a low magazine anyway. The stability and accuracy bonuses are terrific for this weapon, allowing us to take down enemies that are a couple of meters away. As for your secondary perk, you’ll either want High-Impact Reserves for that bonus damage or Backup Plan for that quick charge time when you swap to the gun. Personally, I like the High-Impact Reserves since it combos nicely with Under Pressure and helps us secure the kill.

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Collin MacGregor

Collin MacGregor is the Guide Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He's also the person who willingly plays the support class (you're welcome) and continues to hold out for an Ape Escape remake.