340 RPM pulse rifles need to get buffed. 390-450 RPM pulse rifles seem to do a lot more damage and feel way more versatile in the crucible. Even aggressive frames (4-burst) have proven to be very strong. I’ve always been a fan of the slow firing pulse rifles because every shot counts when you fire the gun. When you landed the shots they felt so crisp when you melted the enemy. I can understand that maybe in D1 they might have been too OP but now they just aren’t as efficient compared to hand cannons which still dominate the field. If you guys buff them, I understand that reddrix broadsword would get a huge buff because of desperado. And may prove to become OP. But besides that, I think it would be cool to see some more diversity in PvP play-styles. That way our “killing machine” guardians can take each other down their own unique way, instead of using the most meta way. Here’s a reddit article showing how much damage 340-450RPM pulse rifles do. https://www.reddit.com/r/CruciblePlaybook/comments/ay5zw2/low_rate_of_fire_pulse_rifles_in_depth_highimpact/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app I’m stoked for Shadowkeep btw. You guys rock!! Update: Fun Facts from earlier posts on this thread that I wanted to highlight. Fun Fact: there are no energy-type pulse rifles except for graviton lance that are under 390. Graviton lance is 257RPM Which means that there are ZERO energy pulse rifles that are at 340. Crazy! Go ahead and check DB.destinytracker.com if you don’t believe me. Fun fact: of the 9 legendary pulse rifles that are 340RPM Only 2 can be acquired with random rolls (basically year two benefit weapons) The two are 1) Reddrix Broadsword: [spoiler]meh...[/spoiler] And 2) Einstein-D [spoiler]Wait, that’s it?!?!?[/spoiler] These nine 340 RPM weapons could get buffed or at least equipped with random roll perks so they can be better in the crucible.
So... nerf Sidearms?