Swarm of the Raven (BEST DPS WEAPON) | Destiny 2 Season of Opulence

July 27, 2019

what is the best dps weapon in destiny turns out is this little Ogrin a launcher called swarm of the rabbit at least when combined with certain buffs this one legendary grenade launcher can out DPS weapons like prospector 1,000 voices sleeper simulant outbreak perfected mountain top and our key mount top plus anarchy somehow this literal grenade launcher from iron banner is the best dps weapon in the game fellas let's talk about it first up the rolls that I have on my grenade launcher now neither one of these or god Road but they at least got the one trait we needed to test in order for us to actually sit down and calculate damage first up swarm of the Raven is an aggressive frame high damage high recoil grenade launcher meaning it's a 150 round per minute Nate launcher now the first row that I got this week came with quick launch spiked grenades which is definitely d traits that you need on these grenade launchers to make them competitive as it increases damage on direct hits the first trait is direct detector which is and followed with rampage now neither one of these traits are necessarily needed matter of fact ideally you would want field prep for that increase in mo reserves leaving that last column kind of open to whatever you want now the second role that I got came with hard launch spiked grenades snapshots in Genesis now again those final two traits absolutely garbage but two things that we got right on this roll then one spike grenades obviously and number two whore lunch hard lunch why is this the god role in terms of launch barrels what actually decreases our blast radius by minus five and turns out the less blast radius you have the better your damage per second so take for instance ar-15 blast radius grenade launcher which was the first roll that we showed it's damage values was three thousand eight hundred and fifty six plus 2132 giving us a total damage value of five thousand nine hundred and eighty eight now the twelve blast radius was three thousand eight hundred and nine plus two thousand two hundred one so that was really interesting as the first value was less than the fifteen blast radius first value but second damage value was more actually giving us a total damage of six thousand and ten now this is not a drastic difference here realistically it's only like a point four percent difference so it doesn't necessarily really matter whether or not you have hard launch or quick launch what matters is that you do not choose a launch barrel part that increases your blast radius as that would decrease our damage per second now speaking of DPS why is swarm of the Raven the best dps weapon in the game I recently had a chart shared with me over on Twitter and there was some gentleman that actually got together in collected damage for a single boss encounter and these were their values as you see right at the top is swarm of the Raven it has a boss effect applied and it's damaged values are extremely impressive under it is actually anarchy and mountaintop matter-of-fact win season of opulence dropped in the first raid lifted off that was like the go-to setup for many members of my rating was Anarchy with mountaintop placed a couple shots there of Anarchy and continued doing damage with mountaintop under that is actually just a regular old 150 grenade launcher with spike grenade sand for the longest time I was a huge fan of outrageous fortune as it could roll with spike grenade sand it was a 150 round per minute grenade launcher but what enables swarm to pass up all of these other weapons is because the weapon is void being a void weapon and combining it with something like tractor cannon is why at the end here where it shows all buffs plus tractor it has the highest damage values now again trying to cannon past the exotic traits repulsor force which causes targets to become more vulnerable to all incoming damage but especially void as that debuff goes from 33% to 50% for void weapons which is why you see the damage there for swarm of the Raven surpass that of Anarchy plus mountaintop prospector and many of the other high damage weapons and even when we're calculating DPS on something like preg we're actually hitting somewhere around 15,000 damage per second which is extremely impressive gas right there's a lot of weapons that can obviously beat it in terms of like burst damage but in terms of sustained damage and simultaneously good per second swarm is nasty now in terms of total damage because that is brought up for certain encounters that do extend pass what our ammo reserves would be here for swarm which i think was something like filled prep plus – grenade launcher ammo reserves I think it's like 22 shots most of our encounters are not going to require more than 22 but for those scenarios in which it does go past that then yes something like mountaintop plus anarchy is the best when it comes to like total sustained damage considering that Antarctic just requires a couple shots and swapping to mountaintop to do damage in between those NRT shots now well we're speculating is spike grenades may receive an ERV in shadow keep they're just so strong I don't think Bungie expected 150 spike grenade launchers to beat all of these other exotic weapons now I'm not against it I like having powerful weapons and if anything I would hope spike grenades don't get nerfed instead the other weapons get elevated if possible but considering that whispered has been dealt with in the way that it was dealt with mountaintop also being a crucible pinnacle weapon being one of the best DPS weapons inside of PvE and it's simply because of spike grenade really makes me think that spike grenade if not grenade launchers are next on the chopping block as my friend Jay would say and it is possible but at least for now I would try to get a good roll on this grenade launcher guys especially considering the drop rates for something like anarchy it is much easier to get at least a swarm of The Raven with spiked grenades than it is to get Anarchy as bad as drop rates are for like 1k voices or at least what it was previously before they buffed it and are key to me is the worse so at least before this season is over with guys collect some tokens from our mentor and turn them in from what I've been told I believe it's better to not actually complete the iron banner quests and then turn in your tokens as it limits the loot pool I haven't confirmed that at least from what I thought you could still get armor pieces it just won't have enhance perks so it's still going to be part of the loot pool you're just going to get crap your armor and when you're RNG actually gives you armor so again haven't confirmed it but if that is the case hop on one of your other accounts that has not even completed the quest the tokens transfer and turn all your tokens in on that account well good boys fellas and ladies thank you all for coming and watching and as always it's not that like button like your 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  • Reply Aztecross Gaming July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Happy Friday folks!

    Velocity Masterwork does not increase damage:

  • Reply Freaky July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    a flatout damage nerf to muontaintop and 150 GL's is what im expecting, and makes the most sense

  • Reply Alexander R Sanchez July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm this person had added the damage and look at what they got

  • Reply Racer5104 July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I have opened 5 packages this iron banner.i got spike grenades on my 4th package

  • Reply BluBoiART July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Swarm is good and the best for phase 2 of Crown of Sorrow. BUT a Steel Sybil rolled with relentless strikes and whirlwind blade murders phase 1 and out DPS' Nade launchers. Anybody can debate me if they want cause ive proved a few teams wrong.

  • Reply Christina Lett July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Confirmed: armor isn’t added to the iron banner package loot pool until that character has completed quest steps.

  • Reply Sterben July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I said it when they nerfed my Lunas in the worst way possible and I'll say it again. IF BUNGIE nerfs Recluse or Mountaintop, we riot. No ones allowed to hurt my PVE guardians again (especially all of you who used Lunas/NF in PVE).

  • Reply AChad92 July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Got one last night, unfortunately has blast radius MW that I maxed out because I didn't know having more was bad. But I completed bounties on all three characters, got 800+ tokens and it took me about 700 to get the Spike Swarm

  • Reply GodofWarChuka July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I believe I got a God Roll yesterday. Spike Grenades, Field Prep, Rampage. I put a Boss spec Mod on it. I’m not sure if I have Hard Launch 🚀? I’ll have to look at it again later. I’ve yet to try it on a Boss yet. Been grinding the Hell out of IB for Drops, and 5 Valor resets for the Broadsword. Almost there 👍

  • Reply 2PISKOTKA2 July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm


  • Reply Wolverine 60fps July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    anyone got a link to that spreadsheet?

  • Reply johnrr6 July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I wonder how or Orwings Maul would compare to Mountaintop. I have one with spike grenades and it is also Void.

  • Reply Patrick McGrath July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    No armor will drop on characters who haven’t completed the quest line!

  • Reply Barewell G July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Yeah you can’t get armor if you haven’t done the quest

  • Reply Ever Rodriguez July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    This is over a month late. Ehroar covered this last Iron Boner.

  • Reply Brad Fortner July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Can confirm, armor does not drop from bounties or packages unless that part of the quest is finished. I did not do the quest, and have done all bounties on 3 characters for the last 2 IBs, and have not received a single armor drop. (Which I'm ok with as I don't care for the armor)

  • Reply redspiderman100 July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    It's only the best DPS weapon if you add Tractor Cannon. Besides from that The Mountaintop + Anarchy beats all.

    You also really don't need to get a god roll Swarm of the Raven. Spike Grenades do just fine. Field Prep though nice, isn't needed at all when you're already destroying everything bosses. Hell I would argue that you don't need a Swarm. Outragus Fortune does just fine if you don't have a Swarm with Spike Nades or a Mountaintop + Anarchy.

  • Reply J rust July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    not even a link to the dps charts smh

  • Reply scourgewatcher July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Everytime I see Aztec load something like this Greg checks into intensive Hive care.

  • Reply Vyers Reaver July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    And here's me, getting 8 Swarms, and none had Spike Nades.
    But I was turning in tokens with quest not completed – got 0 armor, all of the drops were weapons.

  • Reply Viktor wusten July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I got and its never coming off

  • Reply Anas Akmal Ag Ismail July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    the perks to hunt: Spike Grenade and Heart Lunch

  • Reply bbob o neill July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Had it sitting in the vault for months, saw the low impact damage and said meh, didn't even try it and boy was i wrong

  • Reply Zak b July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Swear to god we new about this like last month

  • Reply Keyboard Warrior July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Bit late on this one

  • Reply Shinirya Suzuka July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Please stop with this weapon. It's not the best grenade launcher of the game… For solar and arc elements you have Outrageous fortune and Acanthe-D XK8434 which do the SAME BASE damage than Swarm of the raven. Why ? Because they have an agressive frame too. But as always, one guy on this game screams one thing is op af and all sheeps follow him. Seriously check more precisely the game you'lle be surprised.

  • Reply Melvin Brookins July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    i hate the fact that the idea of something being good should always be nerfed. esp when the nerf is something that just got good. almost nobody used grenade launchers until forsaken. then proximity nades got nerfed (giving people even less of a reason to use gls) and now youre talking about nerfing the only good thing left from a weapon type that is pretty much only good for one thing. im not saying it shouldnt be touched at all, i just wish more weapons were viable (scouts, sidearms, autos etc…..) to do more things and the "nerf" shouldnt always be the first thing that comes to mind (thats just lazy). something is always going to be the best and if you nerf spike grenades, you will probably have another weapon type that you will never use again because you know how bungie loves to nerf things straight into ground where youre at a disadvantage to play with things that you like. that was way longer than intended..

  • Reply The DRGNs July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    got a god roll but blast radius masterwork – sooooooo close :'(

  • Reply Reign Anime July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Love you man but just a lil late on this one

  • Reply Knavenformed July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I got so many Swarms last time I did IB, I possibly had a god roll with bad perks and scrapped it. Damn.

  • Reply Thot Patrol July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Actually per package opening a swarm with spike grenades has about a 3.3% chance of dropping and that’s not even the one with field prep. So per package opening it’s less likely to get than anarchy but you can only do 3 raids a week and you can open a billion packages

  • Reply Gogeta July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Well I got anarchy before I got my swarm of the raven soooooooooo… luck?

  • Reply Ya like jazz July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Realized that I have the God-Roll just chilling in my vault.

  • Reply Aizen Sousuke July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I have the God roll Aztecross. Spike grenades and field prep.

  • Reply tobbiusness July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    As far as I'm aware, its not less blast radius thats increasing dps but higher velocity. i.e the faster its going the more it'll hurt when it connects. Like someone physically throwing a bullet at you vs it being shot from a firearm.

  • Reply unkl munky July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    The IB quest unlocks the armour on that character, so I changed chracter and used the tokens to drop lots of weapons only, ended up with a selection of 7 swarms.

  • Reply Dem1se July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Bungie really needs to stop nerfing stuff that are too strong and start buffing stuff that is underwhelming. And if that is 'too much dps' then just extend strike bosses' health by 15%.

  • Reply Calum Collins July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I got this last night and dismantled oops

  • Reply JATT DEFAULTER July 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Just delete the iron banner quest and you will get only weapons I did this on my hunter and all I get is weapons because HUNTERS ARE BENEATH US

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