Radegast’s Fury Review

A rocket launcher forged in fire by the Lords of the Iron Banner.

Radegast’s Fury is a Legendary heavy rocket launcher.

This weapon is only available for acquisition during the Iron Banner.

6.8/10
7.5/10

The good: Highest blast radius.

The bad: Below average reload speed, small magazine, lowest rate of fire.

Conclusion: Better suited for PvE; nothing special in PvP.

Read the full review here

This is a Legendary Weapon
Rocket Launcher (Heavy Weapon)
Solar Base Damage/Upgraded302/331
Quality Lvl60
Rate of Fire
4
Blast Radius
96
Velocity
70
Stability
35
Reload
62
Magazine Size
1

Aim Assist
23
Equip Speed
35
Recoil Direction
79
Zoom
20

Talent Upgrades Tree

You can see each of the possible perks that this weapon has on its database page.

If you don’t enjoy the perks it has, simply reroll them! It come standard with Solar damage, but it can be changed to Arc or Void using the reforging process.

Weapon Review

Radegast’s Fury is a Legendary heavy rocket launcher that is acquired exclusively during the Iron Banner event.

Because you can reroll the perks, you have the chance to make it perfect for your playstyle and preferences.

Recommended Perks

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Cluster Bomb will basically turn your Radegast’s into a Hunger of Crota. Less powerful than Wolfpack Rounds, cluster bombs don’t track their target causing a lot of their damage to whiff. In the Crucible, Radegast’s Fury has enough of a blast radius to kill most targets with its initial payload. This perk is better suited to PvE, where it’s bound to cause extra damage, but it’s not terrible for PvP.

Grenades and Horseshoes allow rockets to detonate based on proximity, which is invaluable for PvP. This perk will pick up kills you would have otherwise missed. If you’re looking to take Radegast’s into Crucible, roll for this perk.

Surplus is a solid perk, netting you double ammo on pick ups. This perk is excellent in PvP and PvE because it’ll let the Radegast’s do more of what you want it to do.

Tripod is another extremely useful perk. Tripod will allow you to burst larger bosses quicker and clean up adds without the constant need to reload. In PvP it’ll have you ready for the next guardian that turns a corner too fast.

Tracking, while not as aggressive as the perk on Truth or Gjallarhorn, is still a good option. This perk shines in PvP where your targets are extremely mobile. In PvE this perk still has its uses in swatting pesky Wizards or other mobile targets from far ranges.

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Heavy Payload is exactly what you’re looking for in rocket launchers. Usually, this perk is a no-brainer, but with Radegast’s, the blast radius is so high that the benefit is minor. It’ll help, but not by much.

Flared Magwell, on most heavy weapons, makes a considerable difference. Reload is more important in PvP, where getting caught when reloading is usually a death sentence. For PvE, you’ll probably be reloading under cover, and saving time isn’t quite as important when you’re safe.

Javelin is arguably the best perk here. Radeghast’s biggest weakness is in its middling velocity. Having a raw boost to the stat means that there’s less time for enemy counter play. In on the battleground and in crucible, enemies won’t have time to react before they’re dust.

Field Scout could be considered the second best, for the same reason that Tripod works well.

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Grenadier is better suited to PvE. For people with high discipline builds, the Grenadier perk might be an obvious pick up. In PvP you won’t typically won’t be getting enough kills to make this perk shine.

Spray and Play is such a phenomenal perk on rocket launchers, increasing reload speed by 50%. Rocket launchers have a universally low magazine. Even if you’re running Tripod or Field Scout, you’re likely to empty Radegast’s magazine quickly, and you’ll be stuck in reload frames with enemies barring down on you. This situation is so frequent with rocket launchers that you’re bound to get tons of use out of this perk.

Who’s Next is a higher risk/higher reward version of Spray and Play. It only activates on the condition that you down a target with your final round and that scenario is bound to be more likely with a rocket launcher than most other weapons. Who’s Next provides a more powerful reload speed buff at 150%.

radegast's fury review

The Good

The best of the rocket launchers shine though this weapon. It has a devastating blast radius, occupying the highest blast radius possible, tied with Dragon’s Breath, Valedictorian 9-44, and a few others.

On top of that, rockets are sent souring with great velocity in each round. Compared to Valedictorian 9-44, which has the lowest velocity, Radegast’s Fury is about average.

The reload time isn’t great, and again faster than Valedictorian 9-44. It’s got a base reload speed of 3 seconds which you could speed up with Flared Magwell.

Basically this weapon does everything you want a rocket launcher to do: Rounds travel fast and explode to do massive damage over a large space.

Bizarrely, this weapon seems most suitable for PvE. Its massive punch is much more viable against taking out a large groups of enemies, which is more common outside of the Crucible.

Is it the best Legendary rocket launcher for PvE? Of course depending on what perks you happen to roll, it could be.

The Bad

Unfortunately Radegast’s Fury does have some very dramatic drawbacks to compensate for its better qualities.

As mentioned above, its reload speed is below average. What’s not only below average, but downright horrible, is its stability and rate of fire.

Each rocket hits very hard, but initially you only get one before you need to reload. Even with the Tripod perk, since it has the slowest rate of fire of all rocket launchers, it still feels sluggish to use.

Even though its stability is really low (the second-lowest), that’s isn’t such a huge issue, especially if you’ve only got 1 round in the magazine. Speaking of the magazine size, one rocket is all you’ll require sometimes, but you’ll hate the moments when you wish you could fire off another one quickly. Tripod might be a necessity for you, which most rocket launchers don’t need.

Radegast’s Fury simply is not very effective against other Guardians. Its massive blast radius is unnecessary in the Crucible, and lacks any initial perks that make it useful for PvP.

In PvE it’s not the worst choice, but it certainly can’t compete with the Hunger of Crota or even Hezen Vengeance, which ironically has very similar stats but better perks.

Conclusion

Depending on what you want from a rocket launcher, Radegast’s Fury could be everything you’re looking for. It’s got a great blast radius, which obviously means it’s going to do some massive damage to whoever is on the other end.

If you like average velocity rockets that quake the entire area, and don’t mind not needing another shot lined up right away, this is perfect for you. If you want something snappier with a higher velocity, try out the One Way Ticket 000.

Ultimately it comes down to the perks, but because of the base stats, it’s not a great weapon for PvP. We recommend using machine guns in PvP anyway since they’ll almost always allow you to get more kills than a few rockets.

For PvP this weapon earns a 6.8/10 and for PvE a 7.5/10.

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  • Adamms

    Looks like a rad weapon!

  • Fenrir

    Too bad we can not have both the tracking and the cluster bombs. It was my dream to make this rocket launcher a better version of hunger of crota…too bad…

  • Alex Davis

    I rolled mine for:

    Tracking (which makes up for it’s lack of super fast velocity)
    Field Scout (2 Rockets in the tube and I think 8 total w/ a heavy ammo boosting perk on armor)
    Spray and Play (completely negates the slow reload speed).

    Plus I use Hard Launch for it’s barrel mod so it has extra Blast Radius and Velocity at the expense of Stability, which doesn’t matter because it has a super low fire rate anyway plus it has tracking. This RL is basically meant to deal sustained heavy damage to a single target or group of enemies, and never has to worry about reloading for a long period of time.

  • ORB1T4L

    Who cares about a rocket launcher’s stability ?

    • “Even though its stability is really low (the second-lowest), that’s isn’t such a huge issue, especially if you’ve only got 1 round in the magazine”

  • Cédric B.

    Rolled mine for :

    – Cryo
    – Agressive launch : maxes out the blast radius
    – Tracking
    – Javelin for almost maxed out velocity / Flared Magwell
    – Who’s next

    I’m so happy with this roll. It’s basically got maxed out velocity and blast radius, along with tracking and a great reload speed. I can also switch to flared magwell instead of Javelin for basically an instant reload. 😀

    • Fenrir

      What does “cryo” stands for?

      • Mezi-Crochet

        Arc Damage

  • lodwyvern

    I’m sorry, are you confused? Radegast’s can be customized to be the best legendary PVP launcher outside of truth and the fact that it doesn’t take an exotic slot makes it better.

    The best pvp perk hands down is grenades and horseshoes, proximity detonation doesn’t get confused like tracking can. You can combine that with field scout for 2 rockets in the tube. Warhead verniers or hard launch are the best firing modes. The second perk is up to taste, I got who’s next which is fine, spray and play or grenadier are probably just as good

    Max blast radius along with 80+ velocity and proximity detonation is deadly and frees you up to use last word

    • the review is based off its default perks

      • Murat Ozcan

        No IB weapon should be reviewed based on its default perks. If so, at least the optimal roll should be reviewed&rated, since that is what absolutely everyone will go for. Motes have no use (lolcosmetics, and non-existent xur engrams) but IB rerolls anymore.

      • Southbendw1

        Hey if you need to review Timurs Lash, I’d be honored to let you use my account

    • icwhatudidthere

      Thanks, bought mine based solely on your comment. Wasn’t sure if it would be worth the glimmer grind to get but I’m not regretting it so far.

      • lodwyvern

        glad I could help ^^

    • Darraghman

      Funnily enough just doing some research on Radegast’s there, I rolled Verniers – Grenades & Horseshoes – Field Scout – Spray & Play on arc damage, was going to try and re-roll for Tracking but think I’ll sit tight on this bad boy now!

      • lodwyvern

        that’s a really awesome roll! tracking only truly shines on the 3 larger maps and even then there’s a good chance that a player can fool the tracking into detonating a bit in front or behind of them.

        With G&H all you have to do is predict a little bit on the larger maps. It is hands down better on small and mid-ranged maps

  • Toon

    Agree with lodwyvern 100%. This is possibly the best rocket launcher in the game for PVP. So many times I disagree with this publication. It seems like you don’t know how to play the game at all, sometimes. A 6.8… are you kidding me? Grenades and horseshoes field scout and who’s next with warhead verniers.
    Ignore the author’s ignorance. Get this launcher while you can, and roll these perks. You will have more kills with a launcher than you ever got before. Best PVP launcher out there.

    • Mezi-Crochet

      Calm down buddy. Just a divergeance of opinions. Uselly, the authors are very accurate! On this one, I have no opinion, so I can tell but … CHILL OUT!

  • Dai Shi

    :< why base a fully customizeable weapon off it's default rolls? My Radeghast hashard launch, proximity, field scout, clown cartridge, and it's a beast in PVP. FINALLY, a legendary i don't feel gimp for using instead of my Gjorn or truth…

    • Thiago123

      “why base a fully customizeable weapon off it’s default rolls?”

      I totally get your point, but I also think there is value in reviewing the default weapon since not everyone will have infinite motes to re-roll. Getting good perk combination is extremely luck based, like most things in the game. I think the review does a fair job of posting a score for the default and explaining what the better perks are.

      I actually just picked this RL up yesterday and reforged about 16 times. I was looking for Arc Damage and hopefully G&H with field scout and some sort of reload bonus. Rerolling for damage is no problem, but after 30 motes i lost the stomach to keep trying. I wasn’t particularly happy with what I ended up with (Surplus, Javelin, Clown Cartridge), but you get the point.

      • Dai Shi

        OOO 😀 I love clown cartridge on mine. That extra rocket procs so often, and I was kinda worried that it would take away from current ammo but nope magic rocket 😀

  • Mezi-Crochet

    QUESTION… If I reroll it! does it have a chance to become Arc or Void or it’ll stays Solar?

    • Thiago123

      Yes, the elemental damage can change with the re-roll.

  • Reforged for a Tripod, Javelin and Spray and Play. That gun is awesome!

  • RAZR 3D

    I managed to pick up 2. Kept rerolling till I got an Arc with tracking and Velocity upgrade and a Void with tracking and flared maxwell. Well worth 23000 glimmer 🙂

  • Captainbirdseye

    It’s by far the biggest & baddest Hand cannon in the game 😉
    THIS IS A LEGENDARY WEAPON
    Hand Cannon (Primary Weapon)

    • fixed, sorry about that

  • Mezi-Crochet

    Reroll mine to:

    Arc

    Tracking

    Flared Magwell,

    Clown cartridge!

    Pretty happy with that! This worth the IB grinding this time!
    Hope I had time to get the necessary glimmer to buy a Void one… but, At least the IB worth the work this time!

    • Mezi-Crochet

      And is this just me or…

      I played like 5 to 6 strikes with it and the Heavy ammo drops a lot more from the enemies with this rocket than any other RL.

  • Fenrir

    I got mine with agressive launch, cluster bombs javeline and spray and play. Was that good or bad?

  • Nick Silvestri

    Why do people complain about stability on a rocket launcher, this is one thing i personally dont care about, i have never had a rocket sail cuz of the kick back, just cuz i sucked and missed the shot. regarding the reload speed, if you had the time and motes to reforge it was well worth it, i got one with spray and play and it makes a hug difference with the reload speed

    • “Even though its stability is really low (the second-lowest), that’s isn’t such a huge issue”

  • VLMAband

    Rerolled for warhead verniers, proximity, javelin, and spray and play. It is by far the best legendary rocket launcher I’ve ever used for PvP. Not to mention it wrecks shit in PvE. GREAT rocket launcher with the right perks.

  • Cheese

    I gotta be honest, your review of this weapon for pvp is entirely off. I am surprised because for the most part (in my opinion) your reviews are usually right on point. With the grenades and horseshoes perk coupled with the size of the blast radius makes this rocket launcher one of the deadliest in pvp. It’s pretty obvious you have never played pvp with this launcher and that perk so I’ll give u a pass lol