Be it any game; the right mods are always helpful. Similarly, in Destiny 2, the right mods add just the required effect to both weapons and armor. Seasoned Destiny 2 guardians are well aware of all the mods available in Destiny 2. Some mods give you quick reload speed, and some give you the ability to take more damage than the usual; some help you recharge your grenades faster, while some change entirely the gun’s fundamental properties.
The right mod is just the kind of thing you need when going into a tense firefight by giving you a considerable amount of edge over your opponents. Multiple mods are available to choose from, and many can help you tailor your weapons as per your desired gameplay. In addition, some mods also let you craft sets to be used during different situations and gameplay conditions. For example, some mods can be crafted for increased mobility, some for improving your subclass, whereas some are made primarily to be used during Raids. Note that using the right mod essentially on your kinetic weapons such as Spare Rations increases your chances of survival.
While there are many items available that can help you level up, you can never go wrong with a Kinetic Weapon mod. In this article, we have listed the different types of mods available in Destiny 2, along with their effects. Also, we have included a thorough guide on how you can farm Kinetic Weapon Mods in Destiny 2.
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How To Get Kinetic Weapon Mods?
Kinetic Weapon Mods are some of the hardest to find. However, the recent patch has made it comparatively easier to get Kinetic Weapon Mods in Destiny 2. However, you can go old-school and farm these mods by turning three blues into a legendary version. But with the latest patch, you can dismantle your previous legendary mods to get new mod components. Once you have dismantled your earlier mods, you will need to trade in the five mod components along with ten legendary shards to get a Kinetic Weapon Mod from the Banshee-44.
Every weapon mods are unique to the gunsmith, which means you will have to grind quite a bit before you can get your hands on them. As of now, there are two ways through which you can get kinetic weapon mods in Destiny 2.
Here are the two ways using which you can get kinetic weapon mods in Destiny 2
In the first method, you will get a weapon mod when you successfully decrypt a Gunsmith engram. Once you level him up, the Gunsmith can offer you different weapons and mods. However, there is relatively less chance of obtaining a kinetic weapon mod in this one. To rank up the Gunsmith Engram, you will need to break down blue-colored rarity armors and weapons. Upon dismantling, you will be granted gunsmith parts that can be traded with the Banshee-44 at any social space in Destiny 2.
For the second method, you will need to earn a fair share of Glimmer before you can get an elusive kinetic weapon mod. To do this, visit the Banshee-44. Scroll down to “Gear Mods” and then tap on the option which reads “Random Mod.” Here, you will need to spend 2,500 glimmer to get a random blue Rare for either a piece of armor or a legendary weapon. These mods are completely random, and you will purchase quite a few of them to land yourself a kinetic weapon mod. Purchase several Rare mods. Now scroll down to the section just below the “Gear Mod” column. Note that for obtaining one legendary mod, you’ll need three Rare mods. One of these random mods can be Kinetic, so this is your best chance at getting one.
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Different Kinds Of Mods And Their Effects
As we mentioned above, there are numerous mods to choose from in Destiny 2. You can choose the mods that gel with Destiny 2 class and your style of gameplay. These mods grant additional abilities to your weapon and armor. Every item in your inventory can hold only one mod, and replacing a mod will destroy the original mod. Along with their effects, some legendary kinetic weapon mods adds five additional power levels. Note that applying multiple mods of the same type causes their effects of stacking multiplicatively.
Here, we have listed the different kinds of mods and their effects on your weapons.
|Energy Bracket||Improved Handling +1|
|Arc Impact||Reduces Melee Cooldown By 9%|
( Only When Playing Using An Arc Subclass )
|Solar Ordnance||Reduces Grenade Cooldown By 9%|
( Only When Playing Using A Solar Subclass)
|Solar Paragon||Reduces Dodge/Barricade/Rift By 9%|
(Only When Playing Using A Solar Subclass)
|Void Ordnance||Reduces Grenade Cooldown By 9%|
( Only When Playing Using A Void Subclass)
|Void Paragon||Reduces Dodge/Barricade/Rift By 9%|
(Only When Playing Using A Void Subclass)
|Weapon Attack||Adds 5 Power Levels To A Kinetic Weapon|
|Arc Damage||Adds 5 Power Levels To Energy/Power Weapon|
Changes damage type to Arc
|Solar Damage||Adds 5 Power Levels To Energy/Power Weapon|
Changes damage type to Solar
|Void Damage||Adds 5 Power Levels To Energy/Power Weapon|
Changes damage type to Void
|Acceleration||Increased Mobility +1|
|Kinetic Munition Leader||Improved Reload Speed For Kinetic Weapons By 12%|
|Energy Counterbalance||Reduced Recoil For Energy Weapons|
|Kinetic Counterbalance||Reduced Recoil For Kinetic Weapons|
|Power Bracket||Improved Handling For Power Weapons By 15%|
|Self-Repairing||Increased Recovery +1|
|Impact Absorption||Increased Resilience +1|
|Power Munition Leader||Improved Reload Speed For Power Weapons By 12%|
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The Bottom Line
We hope our article could guide you to obtain different kinetic weapon mods in Destiny 2. The latest patch by Bungie has made it easier to farm these kinetic weapon mods. The most feasible method is dismantling legendary mods and trading them with the Banshee-44 to exchange valuable resources. Remember always to select the Random Weapon Mod from Banshee when spending Mod Components; otherwise, and you’ll end up buying items for your armor. The latest update now allows you to buy these kinetic mods directly from the Banshee-44. However, they will need to be in stock. Therefore, always keep checking the weekly rotation schedule to keep track of the mods and exotics.