Top 5 Scout Rifles for PvP

Published on: Nov 1, 2014 @ 12:04

With the recent buff to the Scout Rifles, they’re becoming more and more prevalent in the Crucible. Which are the best? 

Top 5

Check out this video, where we list our opinions for the top 5 best scout rifle choices for PvP and what perks you want to look out for.

Agree or disagree? Let us know which scout rifles you prefer!

1. Vision of Confluence

Pros

  • Perfect balance helps stability; great for mid range
  • Single Point Sling allows for quicker movement while ADS
  • Field scout allows for 27 rounds in the magazine
  • Zen Moment – More stability when doing damage
  • Variety of sights allows for depth of range

Cons

  • Only obtainable in raid

2. MIDA Multi-Tool

Pros

  • Incredibly fast reload
  • 21 Round Clip
  • Radar active when ADS

Cons

  • Perk set only really pursues one stat: Agility

3. The Aries Nemesis X4

Pros

  • Potential 3 shot
  • Zen Moment = Higher Stability
  • + Agility
  • Deter the aim of another player via oversized rounds

Cons

  • Has firefly, usually better for PvE situatons

4. Cryptic Dragon

Pros

  • Zen Moment
  • Grenade increase
  • 4 shot

Cons

  • Weak Perk Selection

5. Crusader I

Pros

  • With Final Round you can utilize the last bullet shot for extra damage
  • 4 shot, great rate of fire
  • Comes with field scout and lightweight helping players fit different rolls

Cons

  • Low Magazine Size
  • Vendor version from new monarchy seems weak
  • Requires rank 3 in New monarchy to purchase

General Tips

Scout Rifle Archetype Stat Chart
Scout Rifle Archetype Stat Chart

After you’ve decided which scout rifle has the best perks that synergize with your playstyle, be sure to check out this general long-range weapon overview with tips and tricks for scout rifles:

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