Silimar’s Wrath Review

An auto rifle forged in fire by the Lords of the Iron Banner.

Silimar’s Wrath is a Legendary primary auto rifle.

This weapon is purchasable from Lord Saladin.

7/10
7.2/10

The good: Quick reload speed.

The bad: Low stability & range, no damage from Glass Half Full in PvP.

Conclusion: Underwhelming, even with optimal perks.

Read the full review here

This is a Legendary Weapon
Auto Rifle (Primary Weapon)
Kinetic Base Damage/Upgraded272/331
Quality Lvl60
Rate of Fire
100
Impact
2
Range
14
Stability
366
Reload
76
Magazine Size
66

Aim Assist
74
Equip Speed
55
Recoil Direction
53
Zoom
15

Talent Upgrades Tree (from the vendor)

Kinetic Damage

This weapon causes Solar damage.

RED DOT-ORS

Accurized sight. For precise fire.

+15 Stability
-10 Range

COUNTERBALANCE

This weapon has increased stability.

Upgrade Damage 1

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

SNAPSHOT

Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.

GLASS HALF FULL

The bottom half of each magazine causes additional damage.

Upgrade Damage 2

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Upgrade Damage 3

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

RED DOT-ORES

Flexible sight. Enhances handling, range, and recoil control.

+5% Damage
+5 Range
-10 Stability

PERFECT BALANCE

This weapon has extremely low recoil.

Upgrade Damage 4

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

FOCUS LENS FLS2

Agile scope. Modest zoom. Light and snappy.

+5% Damage
+12 Range
-15 Stability

SINGLE POINT SLING

Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.

Upgrade Damage 5

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Video Review


Weapon Review

Silimar’s Wrath is a Legendary auto rifle that can be purchased for 11,500 Glimmer. Listed below are the recommended perks to watch out for when re-rolling it.

The default perks are listed above, click here to see all of its potential perks.

Be sure to check out our other Legendary weapon reviews as well.

Recommended Reforge Perks

Counterbalance
This will provide a 9% bonus to recoil control. Unfortunately the base stability is below average (similar to Payback SOS), so the increased control you’ll gain from this perk is crucial.

Perfect Balance or Fitted Stock
Either of these column 5 perks will increase the stability, which is very much needed for the high rate of fire archetype.

Third Eye or Rangefinder
Third Eye will be most useful in PvP, this is going to allow you to keep an ‘eye’ on your radar at all times, increasing your awareness.

With the worst range out of Legendary auto rifles, you’ll benefit greatly from Rangefinder.

The Good

Being in the high rate of fire/low impact archetype, Silimar’s Wrath is incredibly useful against groups of trash mobs like Thrall. It’s got a lot of potential in the Crucible with enough stability upgrades.

You’ll be able to empty the magazine in just 4.4 seconds, sometimes disorienting other Guardians by just how fast the bullets are flying at them.

Its reload speed is also well above average at just under 2 seconds.


It’s also got a decent amount of aim assistance if that’s something you’re looking for.

Thankfully it comes standard with Counterbalance and Perfect Balance, so if you can’t afford to Reforge this, those perks will definitely help out with its poor base stability.

The Bad

Essentially a copy of Atheon’s Epilogue without the elemental damage, it is incredibly weak at any range greater than 10 feet on the account of its recoil and low damage per bullet.

It’s base stability is horrible, but at least better than Payback SOS.


The range is where this weapon really needs an improvement, only higher than Necrochasm by 1 point.

With such low Impact, it usually takes an entire magazine in PvE to down a tier 2 enemy.

The default Snapshot, Single Point Sling, and Glass Half Full perks seem like a waste. Glass Half Full is an especially poor choice since it doesn’t provide any additional damage in PvP, and only 3-10 more damage in PvE.

You’ll want to try to either improve the damage more substantially with Crowd Control, add more awareness with Third Eye, or improve the pitiful range with Rangefinder.

Conclusion

Like most of the weapons forged by the Lords of Iron beneath the Iron Banner, Silimar’s Wrath is very aesthetically appealing with its silver and gold color scheme. But when it comes down to performance and usability, there’s just so many better choices.

Check out our top 5 Legendary auto rifle listing to see our picks.

For PvP this weapon earns a 7/10 and for PvE a 7.2/10.

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  • creeping death

    I completely agree with this view. I got “lucky” and had this drop for me so fortunately I didn’t waste all that glimmer on buying this POS. So incredibly underwhelming for a legendary weapon that costs this much. Unless you like using a pea shooter, stay the hell away from this.

  • Kur0jisan

    One question. Does the Glass Half Full perk never do additional damage in PvP or it’s just on Similar’s Wrath ?

    • Kari Goebel

      Glass Half Full will do additional damage in the crucible if the base damage is high enough. The final bullet in the mag will do up to 6% additional damage. On Silimar’s Wrath, the damage is so low that 6% of nothing is basically more nothing. I think it’s a 13 critical damage and 6% of 13 is less than one. Destiny doesn’t seem to round up. On an Auto Rifle with higher impact, Glass Half Full will increase the damage slightly. It’s more noticeable in PVE for sure. I picked up this auto rifle but didn’t level it up in time to test it on Iron Banner. I would assume you could see a small difference with it fully leveled in the Iron Banner on lower level guardians. The 6

      • Kur0jisan

        Thanks for the explanation man. It’s good too know how it works.

  • Garrett

    Great question

  • G1ggs

    ‘ Glass Half Full is an especially poor choice since it doesn’t provide any additional damage in PvP’ – Are you sure this is true? I know in crucible the damage upgrades do not apply but I’m pretty sure perks like Glass Half Full, whilst not massive, does do additional damage

    • Kiiiddd

      Basically the way glass half full works is at 50%-0% of the magazine there is a damage buff that goes from 0%-6%. So even that last bullet that gets the full 6% damage increase, doesn’t have enough of a increase to even to do 1 damage more

  • Mazerial

    I really enjoy the reviews on PlanetDestiny! However, I have to say that I question this weapon getting a score of 7/10 in PVE or PVP. I have this, and I do enjoy using it in some cases, usually involving a lot of low level mobs (as you mentioned). I don’t really think it’s an effective choice for PVP. You can kill someone with it in PVP, but it’s not easy. And the same claim could be made of almost any weapon. I admit that I don’t know what system you use to score your weapon reviews, but I would think Silimar’s Wrath would be more of a 3-4 in PVP and a 4-5 in PVE. Again, I love your reviews, but when I see this I question the scores of other reviews.

    • guest

      ya 7 out of 10 is pretty high score for a sh!t weapon. just give it a 1 and be done with it

  • sbrozzi

    An absolute horrible “legendary” auto-rifle. I am amazed that they would have slapped the IB name on it. Received as a drop ,thankfully, because if I had grinded to purchase this “weapon” I would have been pissed! Feels like shooting spitballs at enemies.

  • drsprite

    if this is the worst gun you’ve reviewed just give it a 1. are there worse legendaries?

    • drsprite

      i suppose it does look pretty cool so maybe a 3 tops, but its just useless unless you’re using it ironically or on a dare.

  • Jimmy_Worth

    does anyone else think that their should be crucible set gear similar to the raid set gear, that has bonus strictly for crucible. For example, capturing a zone generates an orb of light. This really has the potential to make grinding worth it, especially if you’re a die hard crucible fan. The crucible gear should involve a legendary weapon for each slot, like raid weapons, but also include a ‘powerful exotic’ solely effective in crucible only. Its exotic perk, could revisit the old heavy ammo mechanic, so say you killed a player with this crucible exotic weapon and that player had heavy ammo it would drop upon their death. Earning this weapon however I have no clue.

    • drsprite

      it would be nice if the iron banner boots had bonus to heavy on them at least. that way you could wear the full set. the real bonus to the crucible vendor gear is tailoring the stats to your playstyle, but you need raid boots to get max heavy per pickup in crucible.

  • XEGtechnomancer

    Congrats on the feature write up bungie.net did on you guys.

  • Garrett

    Ryan can u do a review of The Trolley Promblem and the Do Gooder 5 please

  • DRAAAAAVENx

    I dont know what most of you are talking about this weapon not being good… I’m one of the people that were devastated with the auto rifle nerf in 1.1.1, but this gun got me back into that archetype. It’s meant to be shot at mid range and it has the best accuracy ive seen in an auto rifle, easy to control recoil has me dropping people in pvp so fast.

    talk all the crap you want about this weapon, i’m loving it and it has definitely improved my game. well worth the lvl 5 grind for iron banner.