Iron Banner: Finnala's Peril and Deidris's Retort God Rolls

The best PvP and PvE rolls for the Iron Banner Hand Cannon, Finnala’s Peril and Shotgun, Deidris’s Retort!

Forged by the Iron Lords themselves, the weapons obtainable from the Iron Banner are some of the most sought-after in the whole of Destiny’s armory. While we may all miss the days of Timur’s Lash and Felwinter’s Lie, the Year Two replacements of Finnala’s Peril and Deidris’s Retort might be just what you need to upgrade your Guardian’s arsenal heading into Rise of Iron. Lets look at the best possible rolls for both PvP and PvE activities!

Finnala’s Peril – Hand Cannon

Finnala’s Peril PvP God Roll

Sight: SureShot IS – Snapshot sight. Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

Column 1: Rangefinder – Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.

Column 2: Hammer Forged – Improved range and accuracy.

Column 3: Hidden Hand – This weapon gains better target acquisition.

The aim of the game here is aim assist, as well as boosting range. The Finnala’s Peril comes bundled with massive impact already, but it’s hampered a little by a low range stat. That’s where Rangefinder and Hammer Forged come into play, more than doubling the existing range, making the Finnala’s Peril competitive over a much more substantial range. Stability is something players raise concerns about, but the low rate of fire will give ample time to line up a second shot. Rounding it all off we have SureShot IS and Hidden Hand working to top the already huge aim assist of the Finnala’s Peril up to the maximum level. Thanks to this, you’ll find yourself making seemingly impossible shots as your bullets seem to magnetize to your opponent’s helmet thanks to the wider hitbox.

Finnala’s Peril PvE God Roll

Sight: SureShot IS – Snapshot sight. Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

Column 1: Outlaw – Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.

Column 2: Hammer Forged – Improved range and accuracy.

Column 3: Reactive Reload – Reloading this weapon after a kill grants a damage bonus for a short time.

There’s a lot more leeway when it comes to PvE perks and stats and what’s defined as “God tier”, but this roll will fit multiple playstyles. First of all, range and stability are less important in PvE, since you can afford to get closer to your opponent. We still have Hammer Forged in the mix, it’s just to balance the fact that the Finnala’s Peril has truly terrible range to start. The idea of PvE is to deal the highest DPS possible, by putting as many shots in the air as you can, as fast as you can. With Outlaw, every time you successfully score a headshot kill (which should be pretty easy in PvE), you’ll get a lightning fast reload. To top that off, Reactive Reload synergizes well by granting a short period of bonus damage following a reload after getting a kill. This helps maximize damage output, and provided you have enough tier 1 red bars around, you’ll have plenty of shots going!

Deidris’s Retort – Shotgun

Deidris’s Retort PvP God Roll

Ballistics: Accurized Ballistics – More range and impact. Increased recoil

Column 1: Rangefinder – Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.

Column 2: Rifled Barrel – Increased Range, Slower Reload

Column 3: Final Round – The last round in a magazine deals bonus damage.

Does anyone else miss Felwinter’s Lie? Us too. Unfortunately, Deidris’s Retort is not Felwinter’s Lie, and while we’d love to treat it as such, it simply isn’t. We may never see another shotgun reach the lofty heights of a Year One Fellwinter’s, so might as well enjoy Deidris! As with any Shotgun, range is the only stat you need to be concerned with. Unfortunately, it’s likely that no matter what you do with the Deidris’s Retort, it will find itself outmatched against range perk’d shotguns like Conspiracy Theory or Party Crasher.

Accurized Ballistics may not be the only Ballistics perk to give a range boost, but with the little extra impact as well as range, it just ekes ahead. Rangefinder should be fairly self-explanatory; Deidris’s Retort needs the extra range, and aiming down the sights is a good technique for the aim-assist help, so get in the habit. Adding to this is Rifled Barrel, which is also great for increasing range, even though the already low reload drops even further. Rounding out the pack is Final Round. While you could go with Underdog, in the Crucible you don’t want to be fighting from a disadvantage. Instead, Final Round gives you a guaranteed impact boost, and is predictable, so you can make the most of it.

Deidris’s Retort PvE God Roll

Ballistics: Accurized Ballistics – More range and impact. Increased recoil

Column 1: Full Auto – This weapon can be fired in full auto mode.

Column 2: Smallbore – Increased Range and Stability, Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size.

Column 3: Surrounded – This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.

Keep in mind that there are multiple builds that can work here, but for us, this crowd clearing roll is an example of PvE God tier. Starting off, we’re keeping to Accurized Ballistics for the little extra boost to both range and impact. While range isn’t as important for PvE, it’s still nice to get a boost, and the extra impact is useful as always. The aim here is to boost DPS, same as before. As such, we’ve opted for Full Auto, as it actually gives an increase to rate of fire, as well as firing continuously. You can get really into a crowd and do some damage to that pesky yellow bar.

Next up we went with Smallbore. While stability isn’t typically that useful on a Shotgun, the increased range is useful, and when you’re rocking Full Auto, you might find that stability boost more welcome than you previously thought. Finished it off is Surrounded. This is a perk that you only ever want to see in PvE. If you’re facing 3 opponents that close in the Crucible, it’s likely already too late. However, with Full Auto and Surrounded, you’re playing high-risk, high-reward. You should be throwing yourself at trash-mobs in order to get bonus damage, and mow them down with Full Auto.

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