Unstoppable Champions are some of the easiest endgame enemies to deal with. You can usually see them from a mile off, and with the best anti-Unstoppable weapons in Destiny 2, you’ll be able to deal with them long before they become a problem.
The Best Weapons to Use Against Unstoppable Champions in Destiny 2
There are three categories of weapons to use against Unstoppable Champions: those with inherent anti-Unstoppable traits, those that can activate an anti-Unstoppable effect, and weapons the seasonal Artifact gives anti-Champion traits.
- Conditional Finality
- Calus Mini-tool and other weapons with Incandescent
- Leviathan’s Breath
- Ostreo Striga with a Warlock Strand Suspend build
The weapons we’ll be talking about here are a selection from all three categories. Some are Exotic, some are Legendary, and some are only effective during the current Season. Let’s get into it.
The Riptide Fusion Rifle has long been a go-to option for taking out Unstoppable Champions, as two bursts with the Chill Clip perk will immediately freeze them in Stasis, and the subsequent shatter will stun them. You do need to actually have a Riptide with Chill Clip for the effect to function. If you play PvP with any frequency, you should have more than enough Crucible Engrams to Focus farm one.
If, like me, you don’t care for Destiny 2 PvP, the Deliverance Fusion Rifle from the Vow of the Disciple Raid also rolls with Chill Clip. Since it’s craftable, it can take enhanced perks, but it’s also harder to come by.
Fusion Rifles are also one of the current anti-Unstoppable Champion weapon types during Season of the Witch, so any other of your favorite options will work.
The Conditional Finality Exotic Shotgun, obtainable only from the Root of Nightmares Raid, remains one of the strongest anti-Champion choices in Destiny 2. Not only can it freeze an Unstoppable Champion, but it can also Ignite them, and both effects stun Unstoppables. I don’t really care that I need to be up close and personal to make use of the Conditional Finality because when you catch a Champion by surprise, there are few better weapons for dealing with them.
Calus Mini-tool and Other Weapons with Incandescent
Ignitions are probably the easiest subclass effect to activate with weapons. A weapon like the Calus Mini-tool with the Incandescent perk (probably my highest-level crafted weapon) can easily build up enough Scorch stacks by defeating enemies near an Unstoppable Champion to ignite them.
For higher-difficulty content where you don’t want to be too close, a Scout Rifle like the Trustee from the Deep Stone Crypt Raid with Incandescent will also work wonders. A BxR-55 Battler Pulse Rifle can also be a good choice. I prefer the Trustee to the Battler, as Scout Rifles are more PvE-focused when I use them.
One of two weapons with intrinsic anti-Unstoppable capabilities, the Leviathan’s Breath is the better of them, offering endgame-ready damage as well as solid Void subclass synergy. While it doesn’t have the highest boss-deleting potential as, say, Gjallarhorn-enhance rockets, it can be a great choice for solo content or activities where you know its burst damage will be helpful.
Osteo Striga on a Warlock Strand Suspend Build
I know this particular setup is super specific, but even with the upcoming nerf to Osteo Striga, and the nerfs to Strand we got a little while back, Suspend spread is still a very powerful setup. You don’t need Osteo Striga to make it work, but it’s the easiest way to ensure you can clear entire rooms. Suspend is also still effective against all Champion types to boot, and there’s nothing more satisfying (to me, anyway) than stringing up an entire field of enemies and blasting them out of existence.
Those are my top five picks for the best Unstoppable weapons currently available in Destiny 2. There are other choices you can use depending on the Seasonal artifact mods and your personal tastes, but these are some of the top-tier choices currently available. For more on Destiny 2, check out our guides on the best PvE Hand Cannons, how to get Divinity, and more in our D2 guides hub.