Mods

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Mods are a form of upgrade in Destiny 2. They are used to boost the potency of weapon perks, change weapon stats, provide bonuses for Exotic weapons via Catalysts, and add or improve features onto a piece of Armor. Some mods can also be equipped onto Ghost shells, and provide a variety of bonuses.

Weapon mods[edit]

Weapon mods are those that can be slotted into any Legendary weapon released during or after the Forsaken expansion. Almost all of them can be used an infinite amount of times upon acquisition, but there are a few that are single use. A full list of weapon mods can be found below (any info in italics was gathered from the Community Research section of each mod on light.gg.)

Mod name Mod icon Mod description Season introduced Single use?
Backup Mag Backup Mag.jpg Increases magazine
+30 Magazine Stat
Season 4 No
Boss Spec Boss Spec.jpg Increases damage against bosses and vehicles
+7.77% Damage increase against Bosses and Vehicles.
Season 4 No
Counterbalance Stock Counterbalance Stock.jpg Reduces recoil deviation for the weapon.
+15 Recoil Direction
Season 4 No
Freehand Grip Freehand Grip.jpg Increases accuracy and ready speed while firing from the hip
X% increased Hipfire Accuracy; 0.95x Ready Animation Duration Scalar.
Season 4 No
Icarus Grip Icarus Grip.jpg Improves accuracy while airborne.
+15 Airborne Effectiveness
Season 4 No
Major Spec Major Spec.jpg Deals extra damage against powerful enemies
+7.77% Damage against Elites and Minibosses
Season 4 No
Minor Spec Minor Spec.jpg Deals extra damage against rank-and-file enemies
+7.77% Damage against Rank-And-File
Season 4 No
Radar Tuner Radar Tuner.jpg Radar immediately returns when you stop aiming down sights
Radar immediately returns after stopping ADS (Normally takes 1.5s)
Season 4 No
Taken Spec Taken Spec.jpg Increased damage against Taken enemies
+10% Damage against Taken Combatants
Season 4 No
Targeting Adjuster Targeting Adjuster.jpg This weapon gains better target acquisition
+5 Aim Assist
Season 4 No
Dragonfly Spec Dragonfly Spec.jpg Increases the damage and radius of Dragonfly
+50% Damage and Radius for Dragonfly explosions
Season 5 No
Quick Access Sling Quick Access Sling.jpg Increases this weapon's ready and stow speed
0.9x Ready/Stow Animation Duration Multiplier
Season 5 No
Radar Booster Radar Booster.jpg Slightly increases the range at which radar detects enemies
Maximum Radar Distance increased by 8 metres
Season 5 No
Rampage Spec Rampage Spec.jpg Increases duration of Rampage
Rampage lasts 1 second longer
Season 5 No
Sprint Grip Sprint Grip.jpg Temporarily increases the weapon's ready speed and aim down sights speed after sprinting
+X handling for Y seconds after sprinting for Z seconds
Season 5 No
Surrounded Spec Surrounded Spec.jpg Increases the damage granted by Surrounded; Bonus damage lingers for a brief time when no longer surrounded by three or more enemies
Additive 10% Surrounded Damage Increase, lingers for 1.5s
Season 5 No
Adept Blast Radius Adept Blast Radius.jpg +10 Blast Radius Season 12 No
Adept Charge Time Adept Charge Time.jpg +10 Charge Time
-40ms Charge Time; does not reduce damage, unlike Charge Time MW; does not display in the stats
Season 12 No
Adept Counterbalance Adept Counterbalance.jpg Greatly improves recoil direction at the cost of range
+35 Recoil, -10 Range
Season 12 No
Adept Handling Adept Handling.jpg +10 Handling Season 12 No
Adept Impact Adept Impact.jpg +10 Impact
+5 Impact
Season 12 No
Adept Mag Adept Mag.jpg Greatly increases magazine at the cost of handling
+35 Recoil Direction, -10 Range
Season 12 No
Adept Projectile Speed Adept Projectile Speed.jpg +10 Projectile Speed
+10 Velocity
Season 12 No
Adept Range Adept Range.jpg +10 Range Season 12 No
Adept Reload Adept Reload.jpg +10 Reload Season 12 No
Adept Stability Adept Stability.jpg +10 Stability Season 12 No
Adept Targeting Adept Targeting.jpg Greatly increases target acquisition at the cost of stability
+10 Aim Assist, -15 Stability
Season 12 No
Adept Big Ones Spec Adept Big Ones Spec.jpg Deals extra damage against powerful combatants, bosses, and vehicles
+7.77% Damage against Elites, Minobosses, and Bosses
Season 13 No
Adept Icarus Grip Adept Icarus Grip.jpg Improves accuracy while airborne; Slightly increases weapon range
+15 Airborne Effectiveness, +5 Handling
Season 13 No
Sweaty Confetti Full Auto Retrofit.png Holding down the trigger will fire this weapon at full auto. Season 15 No
Sweaty Confetti Sweaty Confetti.jpg Causes a festive celebration on each precision final blow. This cosmetic mod is consumed when inserted into a weapon. Season 15 Yes

Armor mods[edit]

Armor mods are those that can be slotted onto any piece of armor released or re-released during or after the Shadowkeep expansion. They have a multitude of effects and requirements, and a maximum of 5 can be slotted onto an armor piece at a time. There are also seasonal Artifact mods, that are unlocked via the seasonal artifact and expire at the end of the current season. A full list of armor mods can be found below:

Helmet Mods[edit]

Name Icon Description Season Introduced Element Type Required
Arc Siphon Arc Siphon.png Rapid Arc weapon final blows create an Orb of Power. Season 16 Arc
Solar Siphon Solar Siphon.png Rapid Solar weapon final blows create an Orb of Power. Season 16 Solar
Void Siphon Void Siphon.png Rapid Void weapon final blows create an Orb of Power. Season 16 Void
Stasis Siphon Stasis Siphon.png Rapid Stasis weapon final blows create an Orb of Power. Season 16 Stasis
Kinetic Siphon Kinetic Siphon.png Rapid Kinetic weapon final blows create an Orb of Power. Season 16 None
Harmonic Siphon Harmonic Siphon.png Rapid weapon final blows with damage matching your subclass type create an Orb of Power. Season 16 None
Glaive Ammo Finder File:Glaive Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding ammo while you have a Glaive equipped. Season 16 None
Trace Rifle Ammo Finder File:Trace Rifle Ammo Finder.png Increases your chance of Special ammo while you have a Trace Rifle equipped.
Amount generated varies by the type of weapon and is affected by Scavenger mods. The proc is controlled by an internal counter, which is increased by weapon kills. Legendary, Rare, Uncommon, and Common Primary weapon increase it 25% faster. Exotic Primaries increases it 67% faster.
Season 14 None
Bow Ammo Finder File:Bow Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding Heavy ammo when you have a bow equipped that uses Heavy ammo. Season 8 None
Fusion Rifle Ammo Finder File:Fusion Rifle Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding ammo when you have a Fusion Rifle equipped. Season 8 None
Grenade Launcher Ammo Finder File:Grenade Launcher Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding ammo when you have a Grenade Launcher equipped. Season 8 None
Hand Cannon Ammo Finder File:Hand Cannon Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding Special ammo when you have a Hand Cannon that uses Special ammo equipped. Season 8 None
Linear Fusion Rifle Ammo Finder File:Linear Fusion Rifle Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding ammo when you have a Linear Fusion Rifle equipped. Season 8 None
Machine Gun Ammo Finder File:Machine Gun Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding Heavy ammo when you have a Machine Gun equipped. Season 8 None
Rocket Launcher Ammo Finder File:Rocket Launcher Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding Heavy ammo when you have a Rocket Launcher equipped. Season 8 None
Shotgun Ammo Finder File:Shotgun Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding ammo when you have a Shotgun equipped. Season 8 None
Sidearm Ammo Finder File:Sidearm Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding Special ammo when you have a Sidearm equipped that uses Special ammo. Season 8 None
Sniper Rifle Ammo Finder File:Sniper Rifle Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding ammo when you have a Sniper Rifle equipped. Season 8 None
Sword Ammo Finder File:Sword Ammo Finder.png Increases your chances of finding Heavy ammo when you have a Sword equipped. Season 8 None
Ashes to Assets Ashes to Assets.png Gain bonus Super energy on grenade kills.
+X% Super Energy from grenade kills; varies by enemy type. PvP kills grant +6.5%.
Season 8 Solar
Hands-On File:Hands-On.png Gain bonus Super energy on melee kills. Season 8 Arc
Dynamo File:Dynamo.png Reduces Super cooldown when using your class ability near targets.
Enemies must be within 15m to proc. The mod may behave differently in PvP. Stacks with itself.
Season 8 Void