BxR-55 Battler god roll - Destiny 2

A god roll BxR-55 Battler will have you shredding through the Darkness and Crucible opponents with ease in Destiny 2.


The BxR-55 Battler is an incredible Pulse Rifle in Destiny 2 and a nod to Halo’s equally incredible Battle Rifle. For those that want to bring a little bit of Halo to their Destiny 2 loadout, finding a BxR-55 Battler god roll will be the first step. Thankfully, with a wealth of neat perks, there will be a perfect roll for you.

BxR-55 Battler god roll

destiny 2 BxR-55 Battler curated roll
The Curated Roll for the BxR-55 Battler features Blunt Execution Rounds and Snapshot Sights.

Sitting in your secondary slot, the BxR-55 Battler is an Energy weapon that deals Solar damage, though it still utilizes primary ammo. The scope will always be an ACOG-like lens that “zooms in” like the Battle Rifle from Halo as opposed to Destiny 2’s typical ADS style. Each roll will also come with the Legacy PR-55 Frame, which increases accuracy, stability, and targeting while hip firing – this is to make it feel more in-line with the weapon from Halo.

As for the types of perks you want to look for on your BxR-55 Battler, it will be anything that boosts your damage output, improves the recoil pattern, and lifts the performance of the weapon.

BxR-55 Battler god roll for PVE

The BxR-55 Battler already feels solid in PVE, but the right perks can really turn it into a minion-slaying machine. Those rocking Solar Warlocks, especially when using Starfire Protocol, can enjoy a near-bottomless clip.

BXR-55 Battler - PVE
Barrel Arrowhead Brake (Recoil +10, Handling +10)
Magazine Ricochet Rounds (Range +5, Stability +10)
Perk 1 Demolitionist (Kills with this weapon generate grenade energy. Activating your grenade ability reloads this weapon from reserves)
Perk 2 Incandescent (Defeating a target spreads scorch to those nearby. More powerful combatants and opposing Guardians cause scorch in a larger radius)
Origin Trait Hot Swap (Switching to this weapon while you are damaged strongly increases its handling for a short duration)
Masterwork Stability
Mod Minor Spec

Straight off, the Barrel and Magazine options are chosen to help straighten up the recoil direction to be perfectly vertical while also pushing out the effective range. This will help the Pulse Rifle deal more damage over greater distances, which is often the trouble with PVE content.

BxR-55 Battler god roll for PVE with perks selected on D2Gunsmith

Source: D2Gunsmith

For the perks, Demolitionist remains a great options as there are often plenty of enemies to defeat, allowing you to generate a grenade quickly. The second perk is Incandescent, a recent addition with Solar 3.0. This will help you spread scorch through the dense collection of enemies, which will inevitably lead to ignitions.

BxR-55 Battler god roll for PVP

For a BxR-55 Battler PVP god roll, it will be much the same as the PVE god roll, albeit with different mod choices and perhaps an alternative Perk 1. The goal will be to get the recoil to be vertical and to push out the gun’s Range stat.

BXR-55 Battler - PVP
Barrel Arrowhead Brake (Recoil +10, Handling +10)
Magazine Ricochet Rounds (Range +5, Stability +10)
Perk 1 Killing Wind (On weapon kill: +20 Range, +50 Mobility, +40 Handling and a five percent increased damage falloff distance. Lasts five seconds, additional kills add five seconds, maxing out at eight seconds.)
Perk 2 Kill Clip (Reloading after a kill grants increased damage)
Origin Trait Hot Swap (Switching to this weapon while you are damaged strongly increases its handling for a short duration)
Masterwork Handling
Mod Icarus Grip

Like above, Arrowhead Brake and Ricochet Rounds will net you a vertical recoil pattern and a greater Range stat. If you’re playing with a controller, focusing on the Stability stat may be your preference, which would be Polygonal Rifling and Steady Rounds.

BxR-55 Battler god roll for PVP with perks selected on D2Gunsmith

Source: D2Gunsmith

It should come as no surprise that I think Killing Wind goes well with the BxR-55 Battler. This perk increases your Range, Mobility, and Handling, while also lowering the movement speed penalty while ADSing. This will ensure you can keep on killing. An alternative would be Perpetual Motion, which is a neat perk that increases your Stability, Handling and Reload Speed while you’re moving.

For the final perk, Kill Clip gives a decent bump in damage, but even Blunt Execution Rounds or Eye of the Storm are decent picks for PVP. Work out whether your build can take advantage of Blunt Execution Rounds, as it is a nice bump in damage.

As for the mod, that will be entirely dealer’s choice. Icarus will keep you more accurate while airborne, Freehand Grip will increase your accuracy and ready speed while hip firing, Targeting Adjuster will bump up that Aim Assistance. Swap and change until you find one that works for you.

Those are my personal preferences when it comes to a BxR-55 Battler god roll for PVP and PVE in Destiny 2. Depending on your playstyle, you might find that a god roll looks slightly different for you. Let us know in the Chatty thread what rolls you’ve managed to earn so far and what one you’re hunting. For more god roll suggestions, head over to our Destiny 2 strategy guide.

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