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Destiny 2: Typhon GL5 God Rolls (PvE and PvP)

If you’re looking for a good heavy grenade launcher that can work for both PVE and PVP in Destiny 2, look no further than the Typhon GL5. While it’s strong in both game modes, we think it’s actually one of the absolute best heavy weapons for PVP right now. In today’s article, we’ll cover how to get the Typhon GL5, as well as its god rolls for both PVE and PVP.

Let’s get right to it!

How to Get Typhon GL5

How to Get Typhon GL5 in Destiny 2
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To get the Typhon GL5 grenade launcher in Destiny 2, you’ll have to get it from a Legendary engram or world drop. You can also purchase it from Banshee-44 whenever he happens to have one. Make sure to check Xur each week as well, just in case it shows up in his weekly inventory.

You won’t be able to farm Typhon GL5 directly, but you should get it occasionally through one of these methods. Getting the exact roll you want might take a while, but hopefully you’ll have a bit of good luck!

Typhon GL5 | Best PVE God Roll and Perks

Typhon GL5 PVE God Roll
Image: D2 Arsenal

Whether or not you’re running a Stasis build in Destiny 2, you can always make use of a good grenade launcher. We won’t say it’s the absolute best for PVE, but with the right roll, it’s certainly worth considering! Especially if you have a good Stasis build that can support it even further.

Launcher Barrel

  • Linear Compensator (+5 Stability, +5 Blast Radius, +5 Velocity)
  • Hard Launch (-10 Stability, -5 Blast Radius, +15 Velocity)
  • Countermass (+10 Stability, +10 Handling, +30 Recoil Control)

For your launcher barrel, you have three great choices. Linear Compensator is the best all-round choice, as you get nice stat bonuses into three important categories with no downside. Blast Radius and Velocity are the two most important stats on heavy grenade launchers, so it’s nice to get a bit of both. And the stability bonus never hurts.

Hard Launch and Countermass are also great picks if you want something more specific. Hard Launch does negate -10 stability and -5 blast radius, but the +15 velocity makes it worth the loss. That’s a lot of extra blast radius, so you’ll be able to take out more enemies with less accuracy required. Countermass is a safer choice, but the bonuses it gives aren’t quite as strong. Getting +10 to both stability and handling is really helpful, as is the +30 recoil control. It just doesn’t stand out much, but if you like the way it makes the gun feel, then go for it!


  • Spike Grenades (+10 Stability, increased damage on direct hits)
  • High-Velocity Rounds (+10 Velocity, +10 Reload Speed)

Spike Grenades are the most popular pick for the Typhon GL5 magazine in PVE, and for good reason. In addition to the stability bonus, it gives a massive 50% increase to on-hit damage. While it won’t help too much with your ad clear, it’s a huge bonus when attacking powerful enemies or bosses. If you want to use Typhon GL5 primarily as a boss weapon or against Champions, this is absolutely the best magazine.

High-Velocity Rounds is another good choice, even though it isn’t as high-impact as Spike Grenades. It’s the best choice for ad clear, so if you want to use this in something like an easier strike or a raid like Root of Nightmares (the ad clear raid), then it’s great!

Perk 1

  • Demolitionist
  • Impulse Amplifier

Demolitionist is always popular on weapons that benefit from instant reloads. It’ll help you do far more DPS during boss fights or against powerful enemies, since all you need to do is throw a grenade to reload. You also get a solid 10% grenade energy for each kill with a weapon with Demolitionist, so it’s perfect for grenade-heavy builds.

Impulse Amplifier is another great choice, as it grants a significant 35% velocity increase on top of +20 reload speed. This is the better option for those hoping to clear up ads or even powerful enemies, since you won’t really need to instantly reload as often. It’ll help make sure your shots land before enemies move, and a reload speed boost never hurts either.

Perk 2

  • Explosive Light
  • Chill Clip

Explosive Light is easily the best perk for heavy grenade launchers right now. Every time you pick up an Orb of Power (which is incredibly easy these days), you’ll get a stack of Explosive Light (up to 6 total). Explosive Light stacks increase your grenade launcher’s damage by a massive 60%! Whether you’re fighting bosses or just waves of ads, it’s really hard to pass up on that much extra damage.

If you’re wanting a more specific Stasis build, you might prefer Chill Clip. It’s also very strong against bosses, as the Stasis shatter does a ton of damage. The only real downside to Chill Clip is that it only works for the top half of your magazine, so you might find yourself reloading more often than you’d like. For a Stasis build that can make use of fragments like Whisper of Durance to increase slow duration, it might be a better choice than Explosive Light.

Typhon GL5 | Best PVP God Roll and Perks

Typhon GL5 PVP God Roll
Image: D2 Arsenal

As we said in the intro to this article, Typhon GL5 is one of the best heavy weapons in Destiny 2 PVP. Grenade launchers in general are really strong right now in all PVP modes, but Typhon GL5 has the right perks to make it stand out over all the others.

Launcher Barrel

  • Volatile Launch (+15 Blast Radius, -5 Handling, -5 Velocity)
  • Linear Compensator (+5 Stability, +5 Blast Radius, +5 Velocity)

Volatile Launch is the popular choice for PVP, and it should be pretty obvious why. While Velocity is extremely important, blast radius might be even more essential. Volatile Launch gives +15 blast radius, so you’ll have significantly more margin of error when trying to take out fast-moving Guardians. It also helps with getting multi-kills, so the loss in velocity is a fair trade off.

Linear Compensator isn’t nearly as popular as Volatile Launch, but it’s a solid alternative if you really don’t want to miss out on any velocity. It might be the better pick in some situations, like if you don’t have Impulse Amplifier as your first perk for whatever reason. It gives +5 to stability, blast radius, and velocity, so it’s a good balance of stats with no downsides.


  • High-Explosive Ordnance (+5 Velocity, +10 Blast Radius, -2 Magazine Size)
  • Proximity Grenades (-20 Blast Radius, increased proximity detection)

While Proximity Grenades are the more popular pick, we actually recommend High-Explosive Ordnance over it in many situations. You get bonuses to velocity and blast radius, and all you lose is 2 magazine size. Since that doesn’t really matter in PVP anyway, it ends up being one of the best all-round magazines.

Like we mentioned just before, Proximity Grenades are the most popular for PVP grenade launchers. They increase the proximity in which your grenades will detect enemies, which makes it easier to pick up kills. It’s obviously a really strong pick for PVP, but the -20 blast radius deduction is nothing to forget about. In many cases, it is definitely the best magazine for this weapon. You could really go with either of these and get great results, so feel free to try out both and see which works best for you.

Perk 1

  • Impulse Amplifier

Impulse Amplifier is essential for this weapon in PVP. Since it grants a 35% increase to projectile velocity, it makes it endlessly easier to defeat moving Guardians. People don’t tend to stand around in one place for long in PVP (unless they’re a sniper), so this will help with everything from standard The Immortal users to Centrifuse players running around at the speed of light thanks to being Amplified.

There really aren’t any good alternatives for this perk slot. Maybe there’s a case to be made for Demolitionist, but we’d just recommend sticking with Impulse Amplifier.

Perk 2

  • Wellspring

Wellspring isn’t necessarily the strongest PVP perk, but it’s the best one this weapon has access to. Thankfully, the rest of the perks have such strong picks that it doesn’t matter that much. Wellspring gives you some ability energy (8%) for each kill, which can add up pretty fast. If you get lucky and pick up multiple kills, then you can quickly rebuild enough energy to help you keep your streak running long after you’re out of heavy ammo.

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That’s it for our guide to the Typhon GL5 in Destiny 2 — thanks for reading! This is one of the strongest grenade launchers in the game right now, so have fun taking it into PVE and PVP. Let us know how it works for you, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more content like this.

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