Division 2 has alot of build diversity but the most famous build to use for PVE and PVP activities are the assault rifle ones. They are extremely versatile and also allow you to have decent survivability as well on top of huge DPS.
Division 2 Assault Rifle Builds
Division 2 is an action RPG game from Ubisoft-Massive set in Washington DC in the aftermath of Green Poison. Here, players become Division Agents to save the surviving civilians from the menacing adversaries that roam the lawless streets. However, surviving yourself becomes difficult due to the ever-increasing difficulty of the game as you progress through the levels. So, we have made a list of the best Division 2 assault rifle build that will help your journey through the diseases-ridden Washington.
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Why assault rifles? Well, because they are one of the most versatile weapons in the game that give you massive amounts of DPS without any major setbacks. We’ll focus on the legendary exotic assault rifle, “Eagle Bearer,” and builds like Merciless that synergize with it. However, if you don’t have your “Eagle Bearer” yet, there will be some equally powerful alternatives listed for you as well.
So let’s begin first with the main aspect of the game, PVE!
Division 2 Assault Rifle Build for PVE
PvE activities are the ones players mostly deal with in the game. From setting your foot down in DC for the first time to hunting rogues in the wild, PvE feels neverending. So here are some build ideas for you to try.
From the name of this build you’ll get an idea of what it does. This build just shreds your enemies, even at higher levels. It’s mean to give you pure damage without having to “Sacrifice” your health (Yeah! I’m looking at you Glass Canon).
Mask: Groupo mask with 12% critical damage and 6% critical chance.
Bag: Providence Backpack with 12% critical damage, 6% critical chance, and “Vigilance” talent (25% Weapon Damage, Buff Disables when damage is taken)
Chest Piece: Ceska chest piece with 12% critical damage, 6% critical chance, and “Obliterate” talent (Critical Hits Increase Weapon Damage By 1% for a total of 25%)
Gloves: Named Petrov glove “Contractor’s Gloves” with 12% critical damage or chance and 8% damage to armor.
Holster: Fenris holster with 12% critical damage and 6% critical chance
Kneepads: Named Overload kneepads “Fox Prayer” with 8% damage out of cover and 12% critical damage or 6% chance.
The primary weapon will be Eagle Bearer. The secondary will be Famas with the third attribute as 12% damage to targets out of cover and talent as “In-Sync.” For players who haven’t got their Eagle bearer yet, you can always use Famas as primary and either G36 or Police M4 as secondary weapons.
Build Statistics and Explanation
As you can see, we have 100% headshot damage, 54% critical chance, and 182% critical damage, which is plenty. These are only some of the attributes that will give you raw power.
The other damage source of this build comes from DPS talents, Vigilance, and Obliterate. These both talents work in conjunction with each other to give your agent amazing damage. Just try to be in cover while playing to increase survivability.
The two special attributes that amplify your damage, 8% damage out of cover and 8% armor damage are also the star of the show. They significantly multiply all your damage output 10 folds.
In case you are knocked down, then “Reviver Hive” will get you back up in no time. And if you are feeling a little ballsy, then a firewall shield will help you absorb incoming damage while also further amplifying your damage.
PVP Assault Rifle Build in Division 2
Now that we have covered one of the best damage assault rifles build for PvE, let’s turn our attention to PvP. People have mixed feelings when it comes to PvP in Division 2. Some players love investing hours into it while some don’t feel as eager to face off against other players. However, PvP still remains a crucial part of Division 2, so here’s a build that is dominating PvP modes nowadays.
Among all my Division 2 assault rifle Build, this one’s a favorite. Whether you are farming in the dark zone or queuing up a match in conflict, this build, and a little smart play will ensure your victory.
Mask: Walker and Harris mask with 170k Armour, 12% critical damage, and 6% critical chance.
Bag: Providence Backpack with 12% critical damage, 6% critical chance, and “Wicked” talent (18% Weapon Damage to an enemy put under a status effect)
Chest Piece: The exotic chest piece “Rideway’s Pride” with 12% critical damage, 6% critical chance, and “Bleeding Edge” talent.
Shooting enemies within 15m will apply the bleed status effect to them.
After they are put under bleed effect, your armor will repair anywhere from 3-48%
The strength of repair depends on the number of enemies you put under the bleed status effect simultaneously. i.e. 1 enemy on bleed will repair 3% armor while 5 on bleed will repair 48%.
Gloves: Named Petrov glove “Contractor’s Gloves” with 170k armor, 12% critical damage or 6% critical chance, and 8% damage to armor.
Holster: Walker and Harris holster with 170k armor, 12% critical damage, and 6% critical chance
Kneepads: Named Overload kneepads “Fox Prayer” with 170k armor, 8% damage out of cover, and 12% critical damage or 6% critical chance.
Again, the primary weapon will be Eagle Bearer because of its buff that will delay the incoming damage—using Famas as primary and either G36 or Police M4 as secondary weapons also applied here for people without an Eagle Bearer.
The secondary weapon will be Famas with the third attribute as 12% damage to targets out of cover and talent as “In-Sync.” If you wonder why Famas then it’s solely for its fire rate and high DPS compared to other high RPM weapons.
Build Statistics and Explanation
With 55% critical hit chance and 141% critical damage, you’ll be dishing out damage left and right. This build will melt most of the player’s you’ll come across in PvP modes. And we haven’t even gotten to the good stuff yet.
The two main talents, “Bleeding Edge” and “Wicked” work great in synergy together. When Rideway’s pride puts enemies into bleed status effect, your weapon damage is boosted by 18% through the talent on the backpack. This gives you an instant boost in DPS without having to activate a special skill or do any unnecessary action. This is especially great when you get a drop on an unsuspecting enemy as well.
Similar to the last build, Fox’s Prayer with 8% damage out of cover and Contractor’s gloves with 8% armor damage gives you a major damage boost. They help amplify your damage and met other agent’s armor like a hot knife through butter. The only difference is that their main attributes will be armor.
But that isn’t the only amplified damage in this build. The two pieces of Walker and Harris give you +5% weapon damage and +5% damage to armor. This further adds to the overall DPS of the build. Roll armor to the main attribute of these two to sustain damage other players put on you.
For the skills, my personal favorite “Decoy”. It’s a great skill when you drop it before an engagement as it masks your nameplate and presence. The other skill, “Firewall Shield,” helps you stay in the fight for longer and let your shield absorb the damage for you. Since it’s a firewall shield, it’ll also amplify your damage.
Final Thoughts on The Best Division 2 Assault Rifle Build
Division 2 has been amazing these past couple of updates and I can’t wait to see what is more on the horizon. As always, it’s best to treat the build mentioned above as templates and you can adjust them to your own playstyle. With that said, hope you all will have fun using these Division 2 assault rifle build and go on to get all the Backpack Trophies. Good luck agents!