Destiny 2 Glacioclasm Guide – Glacioclasm God Roll & How to Get It

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is finally here after months and months of waiting. Acting as the next major chapter in this FPS/RPG hybrid, players will embark on a journey to Europa to battle against a Fallen leader called Eramis and learn more about the true nature of the Darkness. This expansion includes new characters, missions, endgame activities, weapons, exotics, and enemy types. Bungie has also released The Dawning winter event, which has become a staple of Destiny 2. Similar to previous years, players will bake goodies for the various characters around the solar system. This is not only to complete two quests, but potentially earn some new weapons such as the Avalanche machine gun, Cold Front submachine gun, and Glacioclasm fusion rifle.

We will be focusing on the latter today, so here’s how to get the Glacioclasm fusion rifle and what the god rolls are:

How to Get the Glacioclasm

Unsurprisingly, the Glacioclasm is directly tied to The Dawning event. This means when the event ends on January 5th, you will no longer be able to obtain this weapon. You can get the Glacioclasm from opening legendary Dawning packages, which are given out by vendors whenever they get their specific treat. For example, you cannot get Candy Dead Ghosts to Zavala, only the Spider. Additionally, you aren’t guaranteed to get a legendary package whenever you offer someone a baked good. You can also earn Dawning weapons by completing the steps of the Dawning quest Eva gives out. However, this is a limited supply so don’t rely on this method unless you get really lucky.

Instead, focus on masterworking your oven first since that reduces the amount of Essence of Dawning needed. This will save you a lot of time in the long run, so make sure to bake everything at least once. After that, just focus on making a lot of baked goods and giving them out to vendors. Legendary Lost Sectors and Nightmare Hunts appear to be the fastest methods for farming Essence of Dawn.

Glacioclasm God Rolls

Glacioclasm PVE God Roll

  • Hammer-Forged Rifling or Smallbore
  • Enhanced Battery
  • Ambitious Assassin
  • Demolitionist or Swashbuckler

The Glacioclasm is a very good fusion rifle and the main reason you’ll want to grind out packages during the event. For the barrel, you’ll want to pick up either Hammer-Forged Rifling or Smallbore. Both of these offer a nice range increase, but Smallbore does also improve our stability. I prefer the latter for PVE, because I want to ensure I can hit every bolt on my enemy when I fire and the stability bump helps with that. As for our magazine, we’re picking up Enhanced Battery so we have more rounds in the clip. This also comes with zero penalties, so it’s definitely a great choice for PVE content.

Our first primary perk is Ambitious Assassin to help us overflow the magazine based on the number of rapid kills we get. If you’re not confident in your ability to get consistent multi-kills, consider Surplus instead to boost your reload speed, handling, and stability. Plus Ambitious Assassin + Enhanced Battery is perfection. As for the second perk, you can go the pure damage boost route with Swashbuckler, but I always like Demolitionist for PVE. Not only will it increase your grenade energy after each kill, but you can instantly reload your weapon by tossing your grenade.

Glacioclasm PVP God Roll

  • Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Particle Repeater
  • Slideshot or Under Pressure
  • High-Impact Reserves

Introducing Erentil 2.0. Better in almost every way, the Glacioclasm has the potential to be a wildly popular PVP weapon. To make this weapon viable inside the Crucible, you’ll want Hammer-Forged Rifling to increase the fusion rifle’s range along with Particle Repeater for that stability bump. You want to ensure that every time you fire this weapon you have the best chance to hit every bolt on an enemy.

For your first primary perk, you’ll be looking for either Slideshot or Under Pressure. The former will boost your range and stability every time you slide, making this very deadly for high mobility characters. As for Under Pressure, this just increases our overall stability and accuracy since you will almost always have a very low magazine in PVP. Synergizing with this is High-Impact Reserves which boosts our damage when the magazine is low. What this means is whenever you spawn you’ll have both High-Impact Reserves and Under Pressure already active!


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.

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