Iron Banner – Lingering Song (Hand Cannon) & Laughing Heart (Sniper) – Weapons and what rolls to look out for

Here are some tips on what to look out for in this weeks upcoming Iron Banner weapons


As per u/Mercules904 – Massive Breakdown of Iron Banner Weapons and a big thank you to him as ever for sticking it together

DISCLAIMER – Info in post is not of my own creation and is just here to help you decide on rolls of weapons you may receive.

For any Feedback / Credit, please send where it is due to The Massive Breakdown of Iron Banner Weapons


NoteOfBacon – This is an advice piece, what you consider 'God' or a better Roll may not match, you may even want a different layout of perks and that is no problem at all.

Beauty of the game is the variety of which we have to work with – Enjoy your weapons, Guardian


The Lingering Song

High-Impact

Pros – Possibility of killing very low armor players with 2 crit shots and a TtK of 0.50s. Very high range. Above average recoil direction.

Neutral – None.

Cons – Very low stability and reload speed. Low equip speed. Below average mag size and aim assist.

Time-to-Kill: 1.00s (1 crit and 2 body shots), 1.50s (4 body shots)

Rate of Fire: 15

Impact: 94 (95 damage per crit shot, 64 damage per body shot)

Range: 46

Stability: 24

Reload Speed: 32

Mag Size: 8

Aim Assist: 63

Equip Speed: 37

Recoil Direction: 92


Recommended PvP Perks:

Column 1 – Iron Lordly Sights

Column 2 – Braced Frame, Smallbore, Hammer Forged, Rifled Barrel

Column 3 – Feather Mag, Explosive Rounds, High Caliber Rounds, Quickdraw, Single Point Sling

Column 4 – Luck in the Chamber, Rangefinder, Hidden Hand, Third Eye, Firefly


Recommended PvE Perks:

Column 1 – Iron Lordly Sights

Column 2 – Hammer Forged

Column 3 – Explosive Rounds, High Caliber Rounds, Quickdraw, Single Point Sling

Column 4 – Firefly, Rangefinder, Hidden Hand, Third Eye


A definite niche weapon, The Lingering Song boasts the ability to kill very low armor Guardians in PvP with 2 crit shots, something only two other year three legendary hand cannons can do.

Still, that's not enough to really warrant it's use, because you won't be running into people foolish enough to use minimum armor that often.

That being said, it has one roll in particular that is outstanding for PvP, and that's the combination of Braced Frame, Feather Mag, and Luck in the Chamber.

The first two perks drop the mag size down to 4, which means LitC has a very, very high chance of activating during engagements, which mans you'll be two-tapping people left and right.

As far as the sights go, Iron Lordly boosts aim assist, and The Lingering Song doesn't really have a lot of it, so you'll want that.

For PvE, same sight choice, but we're going to go with Hammer Forged, mostly since you don't need to hit the range cap as much outside of the Crucible, and Reinforced and Rifled both hurt already low stats values for stability and reload speed.

Explosive Rounds would probably be the best choice in column three, followed by either Firefly or Rangefinder in the last slot.

Remember that Firefly and Explosive Rounds can interfere which each other, as the explosive damage from ER will not count as a crit shot for FF.


The Laughing Heart

Mid-Impact

Pros – Can Revive Snipe. High stability. Above average reload speed and aim assist.

Neutral – Average mag size, inventory, and equip speed.

Cons – Can't Super Snipe. Below average range.

Time-Between-Shots: 0.68s

Rate of Fire: 26

Impact: 22 (334 damage per crit shot, 134 per body shot)

Range: 70

Stability: 52

Reload Speed: 68

Mag Size: 4

Aim Assist: 63

Inventory: 49

Equip Speed: 52


Recommended PvP Perks:

Column 1 – Linear Compensator

Column 2 – Injection Mold, Braced Frame, Hand-laid Stock, Perfect Balance, Smallbore

Column 3 – Quickdraw, Snapshot, Single Point Sling

Column 4 – Hidden Hand, Unflinching, Life Support, Spray and Play


Recommended PvE Perks:

Column 1 – Linear Compensator

Column 2 – Braced Frame, Hand-laid Stock, Perfect Balance, Injection Mold, Smallbore

Column 3 – Quickdraw, Snapshot, Single Point Sling

Column 4 – Triple Tap, Firefly, Grenadier, Army of One


Excellent stats for this gun may help to boost it to prominence, but it comes from a mostly underutilized sniper archetype.

Boasting an excellent low zoom scope, it's one of the few snipers in the game that can roll both Injection Mold and Quickdraw or Snapshot, for those people who want the highest levels of equip and ADS speed.

If you're looking more into taking advantage of the faster two-tap potential, then stability perks will be your best bet, with Braced Frame being the best option due to it not removing any rounds from the mag size. Hand-laid Stock and Perfect Balance are also great choices.

In the last slot, Hidden Hand and Unflinching are the two top of the line perks, but Life Support is also very, very good.

For PvE, I wouldn't really recommend this gun, but you'll basically want the same thing except with Triple Tap in the last slot.


Have a Crest filled (Not the Toothpaste) Iron Banner, Guardians

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