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What is an Intrinsic Frame?

  • An Intrinsic Frame is, as the name suggests, an inherent part of a weapon and cannot be swapped out. 
  • All weapons in Destiny 2 have an intrinsic frame 
  • Different Intrinsic frames define the archetype of a weapon, which includes base impact and rate of fire, and are useful in determining what weapon is best for a given playstyle at a glance.
    • Click on the image in this panel to view an example of what an Intrinsic Frame looks like on the weapon screen

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Generic Frames

Common Intrinsic Frames that you may find on most weapon types.

ADAPTIVE FRAME

A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy, allowing for great recoil control and handling.

Weapons with this trait have no issues with stability or range. Good rate of fire.

PRECISION FRAME

Predictably vertical recoil direction, allowing for optimal weapon control. Sturdy.

Easier recoil control over longer distances. Decent range stats. Rockets with this trait typically have Lock-On Tracking.

HIGH-IMPACT FRAME

Slow-firing and high-damage. More accurate while crouched and aiming the weapon.

Weapons with this trait typically have a longer range but low stability. Use a Counterbalance mod.

RAPID-FIRE FRAME

Deeper ammo reserves (increased ammo capacity). Slightly faster reload when the magazine is empty.

Generally have a high rate of fire. Best suited for close to medium range. 

AGGRESSIVE FRAME

High-damage weapons but high recoil

Slower firing with low stability, but hits hard and precise if aimed properly. Pulse Rifles and Sidearms fire an extra bullet in a burst. Fusion Rifles fire horizontally.

LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME

Excellent handling (weapon ready speed). Move faster while you have this weapon equipped.

Generally have a higher rate of fire. Good movement allows for better combat engagements.

Weapon-Specific Frames

Intrinsic Traits that you can only find on certain weapon types.

DOUBLE FIRE FRAME

Hard-hitting twin-fire rounds.

This is a rare frame. One of the most recent weapons to have it is the Wilderflight Grenade Launcher. The second round has a very slight delayed impact.

LEGACY FRAME

Customized frame with dramatically increased accuracy, stability and targeting while hip firing.

This is a unique frame exclusive to the BxR-55 Battler Pulse Rifle. It and the weapon design is a reference to the Battle Rifle from the Halo games.

ADAPTIVE FRAME (SWORD)

Launch a heavy uppercut attack. Moderate swing speed, charge rate, and impact.

This is the most common type of frame for a sword currently. Swords are excellent weapons for challenging powerful enemies and are very popular amongst Guardians.

AGGRESSIVE FRAME (SWORD)

Launch a heavy slam attack. While this type of sword has a slow swing speed and charge rate, it does heavy damage.

A very rare frame type that has excellent damage output with a heavy attack that can be effective crowd control.

LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME (SWORD)

Launch a heavy dash attack. This sword type has a quick swing speed and charge rate, allowing for quick attacks.

A very rare frame type that is quick and deadly against rank-and-file combatants and low-grade majors (ex: Vandals)

CASTER FRAME (SWORD)

Launch a heavy projectile attack. Moderate impact and swing speed. Decent damage output.

A sword that launches an electric disk that does good crowd control damage when at full charge. Good range.
Currently only available on Temptation’s Hook.

VORTEX FRAME (SWORD)

Launch a heavy spin attack. Highest impact sword type currently available. Optimal swing speed and charge rate.

As the preferred sword frame by Guardians, this sword type does heavy damage against majors and bosses.

LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME (BOW)

Recurve Bow. Draws quickly and allows quicker movement when the weapon is equipped. Decent accuracy.

Recurve bows have faster draw times with good stability, handling, and nock speed, allowing quick and effective maneuvers while engaged in combat.

PRECISION FRAME (BOW)

Compound Bow. Longer draw time and nock speed, optimized for damage, and long-range accuracy. 

Compound bows are slow but have excellent accuracy and optimal damage when precision hits are made.

WAVE FRAME (GRENADE LAUNCHER)

One-shot Handheld Grenade Launchers. Projectiles release a wave of energy when contacting the ground.

Excellent crowd control and damage radius. Wave Frame Launchers are preferred by Guardians.

SHOT PACKAGE (SHOTGUN)

An Aggressive Frame modified to have a more uniform pellet spread, allowing farther distance and optimal precision.

Consistent one-hit-kill capability in PvP. 

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