Mindbender’s Ambition God Roll in Destiny 2 Season 18

Season 18 has finally arrived in Destiny 2, and Bungie is calling it the “Season of the Plunder”. I am pretty sure that every guardian knows that a new season in Destiny 2 means a ton of new content to explore, and a ton of new weapons to farm.

There is the new King’s Fall raid, a brand-new activity called Ketchcrash, new exotics for all the Subclasses, Arc 3.0, and awesome new seasonal legendary weapons. And I am glad that Bungie has not included any recycled content in the game.

As for the weapon I am covering in this article, I am glad Bungie decided to recycle it. Back in the day, it was my best Shotgun for PvP. Yes, I am talking about Mindbender’s Ambition.

When Forsaken came, Mindbender used to rule the Crucible. Imagine the scenario: An arc Titan with Insurmountable Skullfort equipped having the capability to one-shot with shoulder charge, dashing towards you to do a shotgun-melee combo, with a Mindbender’s Ambition in hand. Terrifying, isn’t it? Those were the days!

The Mindbender’s Ambition 2022 or the Season 18 version is a completely different story, though. Bungie has stripped most of the good perks. Neither does the 2022 version have Slideshot nor does it have Quickdraw or Opening Shot.

So, does that mean Mindbender’s Ambition is now bad? Not at all. The stats are the same, and the shotgun still hits like a truck. I would say that if you are a fan of the Mindbender’s Ambition, and want to feel the same power, don’t forget to farm for the Mindbender’s Ambition Adept. The Adept mods are really needed for this Shotgun to tower over others.

Mindbender’s Ambition or the Mindbender’s Ambition Adept is a 55 Rounds Per Minute Aggressive Frame Solar Shotgun with a Magazine Size of 5. Let’s quickly take a look at the stats:

Mindbender's Ambition 2022 - Destiny 2 Season 18

  • Impact: 80
  • Range: 29
  • Stability: 29
  • Handling: 31
  • Reload Speed: 39
  • Aim Assistance: 39
  • Zoom: 12
  • Airborne Effectiveness: 4
  • Recoil: 69

Overall, an awesome shotgun, and every PvP player should get it. Anyway, before you start farming the Mindbender’s Ambition or the Mindbender’s Ambition Adept, it is mandatory to know about the God Rolls for the weapon.

Let us now look at the perks to determine the best rolls for Mindbender’s Ambition. These are the finest Mindbender’s Ambition Shotgun perk rolls for Destiny 2 PvE and PvP engagements considering course if you have the patience to farm the weapon.

Mindbender’s Ambition PvP God Roll

It is quite obvious that most people are going to farm for a PvP God Roll. The idea of a God Roll can be different for different people. If you ask me, then a Mindbender’s Ambition God Roll for PvP should be:

  • Barrel: Rifled Barrel
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Trait #1: Threat Detector/Snapshot Sights
  • Trait #2: Fragile Focus
  • Origin Trait: Vanguard’s Vindication
  • Masterwork: Range
  • Mod: Quick Access Sling

Mindbender’s Ambition Adept PvP God Roll

  • Barrel: Rifled Barrel
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Trait #1: Threat Detector/Snapshot Sights
  • Trait #2: Fragile Focus
  • Origin Trait: Vanguard’s Vindication
  • Masterwork: Range
  • Mod: Adept Range

Mindbender’s Ambition PvE God Roll

You can obviously use the Mindbender in PvE. But considering how slow the fire rate is, I can’t necessarily recommend this for PvE. Anyway, a Mindbender’s Ambition God Roll for PvE should be:

  • Barrel: Barrel Shroud
  • Magazine: Assault Mag
  • Trait #1: Pugilist
  • Trait #2: One-Two Punch
  • Origin Trait: Vanguard’s Vindication
  • Masterwork: Reload Speed
  • Mod: Major Spec

A Mindbender’s Ambition Adept PvE God Roll should look the same. Just swap the Major Spec Mode with Adept Big Ones Spec.

How to get Mindbender’s Ambition in Destiny 2 Season 18

To get the Mindbender’s Ambition, you have to do the Lightblade Nightfall at Legend or Master Difficulty. It is the most difficult Nightfall is Destiny 2. So make sure that you have your best PvE loadout. I am writing this article on August 30, 2022, and Lightblade Nightfall is on rotation this week. So if you are seeing this, go and do it immediately.

To get the Mindbender’s Ambition Adept, you will have to do the Lightblade Nightfall at Grandmaster Difficulty. Which is probably the most challenging activity in Destiny 2. I agree that it is not everyone’s cup of tea, and even if you manage to get the normal God Roll Mindbender’s Ambition. You are pretty much set. You don’t need to grind or the Adept version.


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That’s all folks!

Last Updated on September 3, 2022

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