Horror Story god roll - Destiny 2

Fill your enemies with fear during Festival of the Lost with this Horror Story PvE and PvP god roll.


Festival of the Lost has returned for a new round of Headless hunting, mask wearing and candy collecting. One big change for this event is the new version of Horror Story. Moving from Kinetic to Stasis has elevated this Auto Rifle to scary powerful levels.

Horror Story is a Stasis, Precision Frame, 450 RPM, Auto Rifle, and this year's version has had a strong shake up in its perks. Moving to a Stasis element has given this weapon a whole new life with perk combinations sitting it with the top tier Auto Rifles in Destiny 2.

How to get Horror Story

Horror Story can be obtained as a random drop for completing Haunted Lost Sector’s. This activity comes with both a Normal and Legend mode version with the same chance of a drop from the final chest.

There is one guaranteed drop of Horror Story from the event reward track and it is picked up for getting Auto Rifle kills anywhere in Destiny 2. You’ll also need to make sure you get Event Tickets to unlock it.

You can also use Eerie Engrams which are rewarded from Haunted Lost Sectors which will give a random chance at any of the weapon drops from the Festival of the Lost event. While you’re out there farming, make sure you’re also looking for a Braytech Werewolf and Jurassic Green god roll.

PVE - Horror Story god roll

The update to Horror Story to make it Stasis opens it up to one of the most effective weapon combinations in game with this god roll taking full advantage of that.

Horror Story - PVE
Barrel Arrowhead Brake (Recoil +27, Handling +10)
Magazine Tactical Mag (Reload +10, Stability +5, Magazine +2)
Perk 1 Demolitionist (Weapon kills grant 10 percent grenade ability energy. Throwing a grenade refills this weapon from reserves)
Perk 2 Headstone (On precision kill: spawns a large Stasis Crystal on enemy death location. Tier 1-2 Minor Combatants only spawn a medium Stasis Crystal. Five second cooldown if five Stasis Crystals are simultaneously active.
Origin Trait Nadir Focus (Sustained fire increases accuracy and range)
Masterwork Stability (+10 when fully masterworked)
Mod Major Spec (7.7 percent damage increase)

Start with Arrowhead Brake to push the Recoil control to max, this makes controlling Horror Story a breeze and will keep shots consistent when gunning down targets. Tactical Mag then comes in to add some much needed Stability, providing even more ease of use when firing. This ensures that each shot is easier to keep on target as the reticle returns to its starting spot faster with higher Stability.

Horror Story god roll for PVE

Source: D2Foundry

Now this is the deadly combination that ties this god roll up. Demolitionist works in perfect harmony with Headstone because the effects of Headstone cause the Demolitionist perk to activate. This is because the Stasis crystals are created by the weapon itself so if breaking a crystal defeats an enemy, you get the 10 percent grenade energy from it like a regular weapon kill. The crystals from Headstone act like any other Stasis crystal and can even freeze enemies who spend time close to them making it a great weapon of crowd control.

PVP - Horror Story god roll

With any Auto Rifle spraying bullets, it’s always best to keep the Recoil and Stability in check to make it as effective as possible when blasting your enemies.

Horror Story - PVP
Barrel Arrowhead Brake (Recoil +27, Handling +10)
Magazine Accurized Rounds (Range +10)
Perk 1 Dynamic Sway Reduction (Each shot while holding down the trigger grants: Stability +1. -5 percent Accuracy Cone size. -10% Accuracy Cone growth. Reaches maximum strength after 10 shots, granting Stability +10, -50 percent Accuracy Cone size, and -100 percent Accuracy Cone growth)
Perk 2 Target Lock (Assuming no missed shots, provides a 25 percent damage buff on average after firing 100 percent of the Magazine)
Origin Trait Nadir Focus (Sustained fire increases accuracy and range)
Masterwork Range or Handing (+10 when fully masterworked)
Mod Targeting Adjustor (Aim Assist +5)

To do this, Arrowhead Brake offers a full +27 to the Recoil stat. This keeps the blasts from Horror Story in control, making it easier for sustained damage on your targets. Accurized Rounds then allows Horror Story to be more effective at a distance, keeping the reticle sticky and making it difficult for your opponents to evade fire.

Horror Story god roll for PVP

Source: D2Foundry

Dynamic Sway Reduction then offers a huge bonus to Stability and accuracy, this again benefits sustained damage, making this weapon fire with deadly accuracy and making it easier to stay on target. Round this roll off with Target Lock: precision accuracy with a lethal damage boost. Enough to blow your opponents away with ease as a reward for hitting those headshots.

Horror Story got more than a new coat of paint and has made this event one any Guardian must get involved with to bag this powerful god roll. For more Season of the Witch information and weapon guide content, be sure to check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 complete strategy guide.

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