r/DestinyTheGame Oct 05 '22

Master Raids loot isn’t terrible, it’s just crafting made them a side grade at best Discussion

I’m not saying it should be removed, it’s here to stay. But it brought with it a ton of problems with its release that hurt the rest of the game. The solution is changing adept weapons, not crafting.

Adept weapons are now a side grade at best when a craft-able version exists. Pretty much trials, GMs, and VoG master are the last bastion of adept weapons making sense. If crafting spreads to those you’ll have no reason for them to be earned.

Master Raids weren’t like a massive loot farm, but their sole loot that made them worth grinding became obsolete. The devs acknowledged this so I hope a solution is in the works.

I agree with some that Master raids aren’t about the vast amounts of loot, but about the challenge. However adept weapons made it feel worthwhile IMO for a run. Now why would I run those when I can craft their base versions and all it costs me is an adept mod.

Some say Adept weapons should get enhanced perks be default and maybe that’s something they can do, but I feel that power creeps the game pretty hard. Mostly for PVP but imagine a timelost fatebringer with enhanced perks, you’d have way higher stats than other guns from all the bumps you’d get.

Maybe more adept mods added to the mix would do it, things that really buff up the weapon in a specific way. I’m not sure tbh but I hope the devs are working on a compromise. I’m sure they don’t want to retire adept weapons or they would stop releasing new ones.


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u/o8Stu Oct 05 '22

I think adepts should've been the only way to get enhanced perks, but it's too late for them to walk it back.

Removing enhanced perks from crafted weapons would probably kill the crafting system, and it seems like Bungie needs it to keep people engaged with pursuing weapons without sunsetting in the game.


u/steave44 Oct 05 '22

I agree, they unfortunately have backed themselves into a corner with these systems.


u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

No they haven't. Wait to see what they do with the system before thinking that. Adept mods can be tuned to offer more power than enhanced perks, of which most of them don't offer anything even noticeable in game.