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. For PVP-focused Guardians, there are two new Iron Banner weapons to chase. One of these is the Peacebond, which is a 491 RPM (rounds-per-minute), adaptive frame sidearm. Here’s how to unlock this weapon and what the best rolls are for PVP and PVE.
How to Get Peacebond
Peacebond is tied to Iron Banner, which is a week-long event that frequently appears throughout the season. You can earn the Peacebond after completing Iron Banner matches, finishing the third step of the For the War to Come quest, and turning in Iron Banner tokens. Keep in mind, the Peacebond will only appear in your loot pool and as an Iron Banner package reward after you finish the third step of the quest. These are the only ways to earn this weapon, so if you want a Peacebond be ready to hop into some matches this week. Progress towards your quest will also carry to the next time Iron Banner arrives this season.
Peacebond God Rolls
Peacebond PVP God Roll
- Hammer-Forged Rifling
- Accurized Rounds
- Harmony or Snapshot Sights
Normally we’d start with PVE, but this weapon will mainly be used in PVP thanks to its terrific stats and archetype. Considered by many to already be the best sidearm available right now, the Peacebond is supremely deadly if you can control the recoil and land your shots. To achieve this we are going all-in on range, ensuring we can mitigate any damage fall off. To achieve this you’ll want both Hammer-Forged Rifling and Accurized Rounds, which gives us a total range boost of +20!
Adding even more to our long-distance killing potential is our first primary perk, Rangefinder. Sure, it’s not as flashy as other perks, but it is extremely useful for a normally close-range weapon like Peacebond. In the second primary slot, I am recommending Snapshot Sights or Harmony. The former just allows us to ADS faster, giving us the edge in one on one duals. As for Harmony, this is perfect for those who like to use their special weapon a lot as it can give us a hearty damage boost whenever we get a kill with another gun and then swap to Peacebond. Headstone is also a viable option, but only if you are planning to run a Stasis crystal build, otherwise, it’s not terribly useful.
Peacebond PVE God Roll
- Hammer-Forged Rifling or Arrowhead Brake
- Tactical Mag
- Swashbuckler or Demolitionist
For PVE, I recommend either Hammer-Forged Rifling or Arrowhead Brake for the barrel slot. Which one you pick comes down to personal preference. If you want increased range go with Hammer-Forged Rifling, while Arrowhead Brake give you far superior recoil control. You’ll also want Tactical Mag to give you more ammo in the clip and an increased reload speed. Alternatively, you can also run Appended Mag, which is solely just an increase to your magazine size.
In the first column, there are a few good choices, but I have really been liking Subsistence. With the recent changes to the perk combined with infinite primary ammo, Subsistence has quickly become one of the best PVE perks in the game. It also synergizes beautifully with both Swashbuckler and Demolitionist. Similar to our barrel perk, which one you rock is entirely down to personal preference. Swashbuckler is just a nice damage-boosting perk, while Demolitionist is perfect for those who favor a more utilitarian option. Just like in our PVP roll, Headstone is also a solid option if you are making a Stasis build.