Adjudicator god roll and best perks in Destiny 2

The Prophecy Dungeon has undergone its first update since season 15 in Destiny 2’s Season of the Wish. Not only do its weapons now possess unique Origin Traits, but newcomers like the Adjudicator have the potential to shake up the metagame.

Precision Frame SMGs might not be the center of attention in Destiny 2 currently, but the Adjudicator’s near-perfect perk selection demands attention. Core perks like Kinetic Tremors and Rampage are complemented by unexpected alternatives like Onslaught, providing players with a plethora of desirable rolls for both PvE and PvP activities. Additionally, the new Origin Trait, Crossing Over, grants beneficial bonuses to range, handling, and damage at various points in the magazine.

If you’re venturing into the Prophecy dungeon’s second encounter for farming purposes, here are our recommendations for the optimal Adjudicator rolls in PvE and PvP.

What constitutes the Adjudicator god roll in Destiny 2?

Adjudicator PvE god roll

  • Barrel: Smallbore or Polygonal Rifling
  • Magazine: Tactical Mag
  • First perk: Subsistence
  • Second perk: Onslaught or Kinetic Tremors
  • Masterwork: Range or Stability

In PvE, we recommend a Subsistence-Onslaught combo for the Adjudicator god roll. Both perks activate upon killing enemies, increasing the weapon’s fire rate while replenishing a portion of the magazine. This synergistic combination allows for prolonged engagement durations and enhanced combat efficiency—an irresistible pairing despite the other exceptional perks available. Onslaught, especially, appeals to players seeking to mitigate the typically slower fire rate of 600 RPM submachine guns, enabling a swift transition towards the fire rate of more popular archetypes.

However, if the Adjudicator’s fire rate is not a concern, Kinetic Tremors in the fourth column is worth considering. This perk generates damaging shockwaves upon landing sufficient shots on a single target, proving particularly effective against formidable adversaries in endgame PvE scenarios. Given the SMG’s stability, activating this effect should pose no difficulty, and the additional area-of-effect damage can prove invaluable in various PvE encounters.

While there aren’t many essential choices for the barrel or magazine, prioritizing range and stability complements the Adjudicator’s strengths. Tactical Mag may not suit every playstyle, but the additional bullet combined with stability enhancements enhances both usability and the impact of Subsistence in our experience.

This is particularly true if you equip Backup Mag as the mod, although deciding between this and traditionally optimal choices like Major and Minor Spec can be challenging.

Adjudicator PvP god roll

  • Barrel: Smallbore
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • First perk: Dynamic Sway Reduction or Perpetual Motion
  • Second perk: Fragile Focus or Onslaught
  • Masterwork: Range

In PvP, the Adjudicator god roll features Dynamic Sway Reduction and Fragile Focus. While SMGs may be on the decline in the Crucible due to recent substantial sandbox adjustments, the Adjudicator can still find a niche with the right setup. Although Target Lock is no longer relevant, the buffs provided by Fragile Focus justify its significant range enhancement, particularly as an initiator in engagements. With the Adjudicator, reaching a range of 100 is easily achievable, and its predictable recoil pattern makes close to medium-range engagements more manageable.

Pairing Fragile Focus or Onslaught with a utility perk like Dynamic Sway Reduction or Perpetual Motion transforms the submachine gun into a statistical powerhouse. Alternatively, if you prefer not to prioritize range too heavily, opting for a damage-enhancing perk like Onslaught or Rampage in the fourth column remains a viable option. Onslaught, in particular, has proven effective in catching opponents off guard with other weapons, and the Adjudicator is no exception. Experimentation is key to determining the best fit for your playstyle, especially in a farmable activity like Prophecy.

Many of the same recommendations apply to the barrel and magazine slots as in PvE, but Accurized Rounds takes precedence for its substantial range boost. Given the importance of range in the Crucible, prioritizing this stat is advantageous when magazine options lack standout choices from a PvP perspective.

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