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Is Lincoln Green The Best Pulse Rifle For Destiny 2 PVP?


Lincoln Green is a Legendary Pulse Rifle in Destiny 2, but more specifically it is one of the best, if not THE best, Pulse Rifle in Destiny 2 for PVP (the Crucible). I’ve been playing around with this weapon a lot in Destiny 2 and I think it’s fantastic, but let’s take a look at the stats in more detail so you can decide for yourself.

The Rounds Per Minute from this weapon are pretty much the most you can get at 540, but honestly that’s the best stat on it. The Impact is small at 23, The Range is only 32, the Stability is about average at 46, the Reload Speed is 33, and the Handling is 30. These are all mid-range and not very exciting, but the Perks add enough to make up for it.

In terms of hidden stats we’re looking at a Zoom of only 17, very poor, Inventory Size of 46, a massive Aim Assistance of 74, and a Recoil Direction of 60. I don’t know about you but any weapon with that level of Aim Assistance is a weapon I want in my arsenal.

The weapon has a Rapid Fire Frame which means deeper ammo reserves and a slightly faster reload speed when the magazine is empty. The three sights to choose from are IS 5 Circle, which has a short zoom and greatly increases Handling Speed, Model 6 Loop, which has a medium zoom with red dot sight and increases both Range and Handling Speed, or the Mark 15 Lens, which has a long zoom and greatly increases Range whilst decreasing Handling Speed. Of these I can tell you that the last Sight is the best because it offers the most Range, and that is extremely important for using this weapon.

The next two perks to choose from are Steady Rounds, which has a magazine that’s optimised for recoil control, and greatly increases Stability whilst decreasing Range, or Alloy Magazine, which provides an even faster reload speed when the magazine is empty. While I did point out that Range is key with this weapon the reload speed is not. In practice I find that Steady Rounds is better because you can get more shoots off with better accuracy, finishing off any leftover enemies with a different weapon in your equipment.

Finally we have Quickdraw, which means the weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.

Now when it comes to usage this weapon is pretty damn brilliant. If you spec it to the point where you’ve got as much Range and Stability as possible you’re going to be laughing your enemies out of each match. If you stay back and fire like crazy into your target then they’re going down, the Impact steadily alters their aim so they can’t return fire and the rate of fire is enough to put them down before they recover enough to take you on. I’ve even had enemies run off and hide behind walls to heal, and I’ve still managed to kill them.

Licoln Green is a fantastic ranged weapon for PVP no matter where you’re playing. Each map has it’s disadvantages but Lincoln Green seems to almost remove them as you dart about them finding spots you can get shots off with ease. Get this weapon, because it’s brilliant. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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