How to get the Krait auto rifle in Destiny 2

It's a Stasis AR with great perks.

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Chroma Rush was one of the most iconic weapons from Season of the Splicer thanks to its versatile perk pool and archetype. There weren’t many non-sunset 720rpm auto rifles in the Kinetic slot, so Chroma Rush quickly became a popular choice. Now, though, it’s facing strong competition with the Krait auto rifle, another 720rpm that launched with The Witch Queen. Krait comes with a hidden trick up its sleeve, though: it’s a Stasis-element AR.

Krait can roll Headstone, which creates a Stasis Crystal when killing an enemy with a precision hit. It’s the closest perk you can get to a Stasis version of Dragonfly (with the added step of having to shoot the crystal before it shatters) and it excels at crowd control.

Though Headstone is one of the highlights of Krait’s perk pool, it’s far from the only reason why players may consider Krait. It’s also easy to obtain: the weapon drops from normal Legendary Engrams, meaning players can stumble upon it in any activity and any source that can yield purple drops.

If you’re looking to get your hands on Krait, decode your Umbral Engrams with Master Rahool, turn in your rank-up rewards (especially with Banshee-44), and participate in playlist activities. Don’t forget to equip the matching Prosperity Ghost mod, which increases the chances of getting Legendary drops from Gambit, Strikes, or Crucible. Dares of Eternity can also drop Krait from the final chest.

Krait offers players a myriad of solid perk choices across both columns. Tried-and-true perks like Overflow and Subsistence can match new contenders like Steady Hands or Stats For All in the first perk column, and the possibility of running One For All, Vorpal Weapon, or Headstone as a second perk makes the weapon appealing.


Pedro Peres
Pedro is Dot Esports' Lead Destiny Writer. He's been a freelance writer since 2019, and legend has it you can summon him by pinging an R-301 or inviting him to run a raid in Destiny 2 (though he probably has worse RNG luck than the D2 team combined). When he's not shooting Dregs, you can see him raising the dead in Diablo IV, getting third-partied in DMZ, or failing a stealth heist in Payday 3. Find his ramblings on his Twitter @ggpedroperes.