Destiny Weapon Spotlight: B-Line Trauma with Explosive Rounds

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Hello everyone, and welcome to a new Destiny Weapon Spotlight! Destiny is filled with countless fun and unique weapons. We’ll be taking a closer look at some of the best combinations of weapons and perks to take into battle.

Today, we’re going to be looking at a particularly devastating Scout Rifle: a B-Line Trauma with the Who’s Next, Explosive Rounds, and 3rd Eye perks.

When it comes to Scout Rifles, I’ve always been a fan of the “slow rate of fire/high impact” archetype. Give me a weapon like Gheleon’s Demise with the Firefly perk and I’m a happy camper (no pun intended). The B-Line Trauma is very much not that kind of rifle. In most cases, I find high rate of fire/low impact rifles too weak to be useful during high-level PvE combat. The more shots you need to land in order to down an enemy, the more time you spend exposed to incoming fire. This gives high impact/low rate of fire weapons an advantage: you can break from cover, fire 1 or 2 shots to kill an enemy, and get back behind cover. As a rule, weapons that fall into the high rate of fire/low impact archetype simply take too long to kill an enemy to be useful.

This particular B-Line Trauma is an exception to that rule.

With the Explosive Rounds perk activated, this rifle becomes a devastating crowd-control machine. The high rate of fire allows you to quickly pan your crosshair over a group of enemies, staggering them all. This is crucial, because it means they are no longer shooting back at you. In a less than a second, you can nullify an entire group, then pan back with a second pass of fire to finish off any survivors. Rounding things off, the B-Line Trauma’s agile handling and quick reload means you can lay down a near-continuous barrage of suppressing fire.

Equipped with Explosive Rounds, the B-Line Trauma is a force to be reckoned with. If you happen to come across this deadly combination, you’ll want to keep it by your side.