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Held Packages: Armsday Week 40

When House of Wolves was released for Destiny I became a reroll addict, dumping any glimmer and weapon parts I had into the Weaponsmith chasing those perfect rolls. I thought I would be able to kick my addiction when Bungo corrected their own mistake and made rerolling guns obsolete. Unfortunately they added a new system for chasing rolls called Armsday. Now, every Wednesday, I pay 7,500-22,500 glimmer for the privilege of 3 fewer weapon slots in my inventory. This is a new weekly post I plan on doing related to Armsday where I will list notable rolls and make recommendations.







The stuff to buy this week…


Omolon Thesan FR4 (Fusion Rifle)


There has been a quiet group of fusion rifle users since the beginning of Destiny that stuck with them through the dark times. Now fusion rifles are in a place now where they are gaining popularity in the PvP community. If you have taken a sip of the Fusion Rifle Kool-Aid and want to give them a try, pick up the Thesan FR4 package this week.

 

Omolon Kumakatok HC4 (Hand Cannon)


If you like firing “ghost bullets” the low base range Kumakatok HC4 Hand Cannon could be for you! I have a package from last week that I plan on holding this week.

 

Suros PDX-41 (Pulse Rifle)


Suros PDX-41 is a decent enough pulse rifle if you’re in the market, there is a pretty good roll this week if you bought a package previously. I’ll probably turn in my package pick up a new one.

 

Häkke Lyudmila-D (Pulse Rifle)


This is a 4 round burst pulse that pulls a bit too far up and to the left for my liking so I’m waiting on a Perfect Balance/ Counterbalance, Headseeker roll on this. I have been holding a Lyudmila-D package for weeks now.

 

Omolon Uzume RR4 (Sniper Rifle)


The sniper rifle update made this sniper a bit better, but I’m still not a fan.





The stuff from last week…


Suros ARI-41 (Auto Rifle)























SLO-12
SPO-28
SRO-41
Perfect Balance
Oiled Frame
Single Point Sling
Reinforced Barrel
Private Eye
SLO-12
SPO-26
SRO-37
Perfect Balance
Casket Mag
Lightweight
Reinforced Barrel
Focused Fire
SLO-12
SPO-26
SRO-37
Hammer Forged
Oiled Frame
Lightweight
Injection Mold
Rodeo

The PvP community won’t even look at a Suros gun without the SPO-28 sight, but the first roll is plagued by Private Eye. If you don’t care about sights (you should care about sights) Roll 2 looks interesting with perfect balance, reinforced barrel and focused fire. It’s a high rate of fire auto rifle with 88 fire rate and 8 impact which is my personal favorite kind of auto rifle currently so I won’t be getting roll 2. Roll 3 has a ton of range with Hammer Forged and Injection Mold which helps the low base range of the gun. Rodeo may be a deal breaker for some. I’m going to hold this week.

Omolon Kumakatok HC4 (Hand Cannon)























Fastdraw IS
Steadyhand IS
Sureshot IS
Luck in the ChamberQuickdraw
Oiled Frame
Firefly
Danger Close
Fastdraw IS
Quickdraw IS
Sureshot IS
Luck in the ChamberQuickdraw
Rifled Barrel
Outlaw
Danger Close
Fastdraw IS
Quickdraw IS
Truesight IS
Army of OneSnapshot
Oiled Frame
Firefly
Danger Close

Back in the day there was much discussion about which sight was the best. I personally never found a favorite, but the Sureshot is fine. There are two luck in the chamber rolls to choose from, pick Firefly if you want a gun so powerful it crashes your game or Outlaw to reload quicker. The Firefly issue has existed since Taken King was released and probably should be fixed... Eventually. Kumakatok has low range so I think I’ll hold off on turning this package in until I see a good set of range perks.





The stuff that probably should have been turned in already…


Suros PDX-41 (Pulse Rifle)























SLO-12
SPO-28
SRO-41
High Caliber Rounds
Feather Mag
Partial RefundSpeed Reload
Rifled Barrel
SLO-19
SPO-28
SRO-41
Hammer Forged
Appended Magazine
HeadseekerLightweight
Hand-Laid Stock
SLO-12
SPO-26
SRO-41
Hammer Forged
Feather Mag
Partial RefundSpeed Reload
Hand-Laid Stock

Roll 2 could be a good roll with SPO-28, Hammer Forged, Headseeker, and Hand Laid Stock. Partial Refund is a waste of a perk slot on primary in my opinion. He is selling the PDX-41 this week so I think I’ll get roll 2 and pick up a new PDX-41 package this week.

 

Suros PDX-45 (Pulse Rifle)























SLO-12
SPO-28
SRO-41
Fitted Stock
Appended Magazine
HeadseekerSpeed Reload
Smallbore
SLO-19
SPO-28
SPO-57
Hammer Forged
Feather Mag
Hidden HandSingle Point Sling
Hand-Laid Stock
SLO-19
SPO-28
SPO-57
Fitted Stock
Appended Magazine
CounterbalanceSnapshot
Smallbore

The PDX-45 has a low base range so I like to see the Hammer Forged on roll 2, I also like Smallbore which rolls 1 and 3 have. Counterbalance would be my pick out of the middle perks listed above. So in conclusion if those perks were on the same gun I would get it. They aren’t on the same gun though so I’m holding my package this week.

 

Suros DIS-47 (Scout Rifle)























SLO-12
SPO-28
SRO-41
Hammer Forged
Appended Magazine
Hidden HandSpeed Reload
Rifled Barrel
SLO-19
SPO-26
SPO-57
Perfect Balance
Feather Mag
CounterbalanceLightweight
Reinforced Barrel
SLO-19
SPO-26
SPO-57
Hammer Forged
Appended Magazine
UnflinchingSnapshot
Rifled Barrel

All of these are appealing. Roll 1 has SPO-28, Hammer Forged, Hidden Hand, Rifled Barrel for great Range and extra Aim Assist. Roll 2 doesn’t have SPO-28, but makes up for that by having the Perfect Balance/Counterbalance combo with Reinforced Barrel for range. Perfect balance tightens your spread while counterbalance transfers horizontal recoil to vertical recoil. Roll 3 also doesn’t have the SPO-28, but it has Hammer Forged, Unflinching, and Snapshot which makes for a nice PvP scout. Any of these will be a good pickup. I know that next week’s roll will be a “god roll” since I’m planning on picking up roll 2, but the PB/CP combo is too tempting not to pick up.

 

Häkke Arminius-D (Auto Rifle)























GB Iron
LC Ranged
Army of OneRodeoHigh Caliber Rounds
Fitted Stock
Rifled Barrel
SC Holo
LC Ranged
Last ResortCounterbalanceSingle Point Sling
Speed Reload
Braced Frame
GB Iron
LD Watchdog
Relentless TrackerFeeding FrenzySingle Point Sling
Fitted Stock
Braced Frame

Buy roll 2. SC Holo is considered the best sight and it’s coupled with Counterbalance and Braced Frame. The only thing missing is Crowd Control which is not the important perk on this gun. Last Resort can help in 3’s playlists. As you may have guessed I’m picking up roll 2 which means next week will have Holo, CC, CB, BF on all 3 rolls.

 

Suros ARI-45 (Auto Rifle)























SLO-12
SPO-26
SPO-41
Perfect Balance
Casket Mag
Speed Reload
Reinforced Barrel
Icarus.
SLO-12
SPO-28
SPO-41
High Caliber Rounds
Oiled Frame
Speed Reload
Injection Mold
Feeding Frenzy
SLO-12
SPO-28
SPO-41
High Caliber Rounds
Casket Mag
Snapshot
Injection Mold
Hip Fire

Roll 3 could be fun, some extra stagger from High Caliber Rounds and more ammo on your clip with Casket Mag sounds fine. Perfect Balance and Casket mag on roll 1 looks good as well. I’m gonna hold this week.

 

SUROS DIS-43























SLO-12
SPO-26
SRO-41
Fitted Stock
Oiled Frame
Full AutoSnapshot
Rifled Barrel
SLO-19
SPO-26
SPO-57
High Caliber Rounds
Appended Magazine
Take a KneeLightweight
Injection Mold
SLO-19
SPO-26
SPO-57
Hammer Forged
Feather Mag
RangefinderSingle Point Sling
Rifled Barrel

There’s Full Auto on roll 1 if you miss Visions of Confluence from year 1. Fitted Stock with Snapshot isn’t a bad perk combo, but it could be better. Roll 3 has some range on it, maybe too much range, guns do have a max range that perks can boost them to and Feather Mag is not a good alternate perk.

 

Omolon Cocytus SR4 (Scout Rifle)























Candle IS2
Torch HS2
Signal MS5
ReplenishExtended Mag
Hand-Laid Stock
Zen Moment
Underdog
Spark IS6
Flash HS4
Signal MS5
ReplenishSingle Point Sling
Rifled Barrel
Zen Moment
Danger Close
Candle IS2
Flash HS4
Signal MS5
Life SupportQuickdraw
Hand-Laid Stock
Zen Moment
Danger Close

Lots of Zen Movement here. Roll 1 has Torch, Hand Laid Stock, and Zen Movement which doesn’t sound dreadful. I’m gonna hold off another week.

 

Omolon Thesan FR4 (Fusion Rifle)























Candle IS2
Torch HS2
Army of OneSnapshot
Hand-Laid Stock
Range Finder
Surrounded
Spark IS6
Torch HS2
Hot SwapSkip Rounds
Injection Mold
Life Support
Exhumed
Candle IS2
Torch HS2
Hot SwapQuickdraw
Oiled Frame
Rangefinder
Exhumed

I see the Torch sight talked about whenever the Cocytus is brought up so if that sight is your jam, congratulations! Roll 2 with Hot Swap, Injection Mold, and Life Support looks like the best one here. I’m going to frequently swap to secondary so Hot Swap is great here. Injection Mold kind of sucks on FR but it’s better than skip rounds. Life Support helps when people get shots off on you as you charge, if you manage to get the kill healing up is nice. If I had a Thesan package I would personally hold on to it.

 

Eirene RR4 (Sniper Rifle)























Yepaki SS2
Aquila SS4
Army of OneSingle Point Sling
Casket Mag
Life Support
Exhumed
Corvo SS2
Faucon SS1
Performance BonusLightweight
Oiled Frame
Clown Cartridge
Mulligan
Corvo SS2
Aquila SS4
OutlawLightweight
Reinforced Barrel
Replenish
Eye of the Storm

Ammmmmmmooooooooo. Roll 2 has performance bonus and clown cartridge, if it also had casket mag I would probably be jealous. On a related note, does anyone know if this gun is still sold by the weapon smith?




Well this post took waaaaaaaay too long to write so I may do something different next week.

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