Published on: Mar 9, 2013 @ 15:32

This is not all of Destiny’s weapons. To see all of the weapons, click here.

For images of Exotic weapons, click here.

Weapon Stats

Stat Effect
Rate of Fire How quickly the weapon fires
Impact Damage dealt per shot
Range Distance at which you can deal 100% of your Impact damage
Stability Dampens recoil
Reload How quickly you reload
Magazine The size of your magazine
Charge Time Time to charge a fusion rifle
Blast Radius The size of the blast zone from a rocket
Velocity How fast a rocket travels
Non-Visable Stat Effect
Optics Zoom factor, multiplies Range stat
Handling How quickly you ADS, raise, and lower your gun
Recoil Affects direction of gun kick
Inventory Boosts ammo reserve, affects initial spawn ammo and max possible capacity


Weapon Damage Types

Special damage types are vital when you are dealing with shielded enemies in PvE, but they have no effect in PvP. Remember that on Mythic missions in PvE, damage to enemy shields that is not of the proper element is penalized by 50%!

ArcDamage SolarDamage VoidDamage KineticDamage

  • Arc Damage – This elemental damage type is related to electricity and has an area of effect. Blue shields are weak to Arc damage.
  • Solar Damage – This elemental damage type causes fire damage and has a chance to ignite enemies. Orange shields are weak to Solar damage.
  • Void Damage – This elemental damage type is related to gravity and dark energy. Purple shields are weak to Void damage.
  • Kinetic Damage – This is the default damage type of most weapons and can be considered ‘physical’ damage.


Hand Cannons

Auto Rifles

Pulse Rifles

Scout Rifles




Sniper Rifles

Fusion Rifles



Machine Guns

Rocket Launchers

Exotic – click here for in-game screenshots

Red Death


The Red Death is classified as a Pulse Rifle.”The Red Death isn’t a rifle that will be wielded by everyone. This bloody piece of iron will not be given, it will be found.”

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thorn cannonI find a rare hand cannon that looks like it was carved from the dark heart of one of the cracked moons of Saturn. It feels good in my hand, and glows like starlight when I prime its magazine.” Joe Staten



thunderlord_marquisClassified as a heavy machine gun, the Thunderlord is said to be an erratic powerhouse that become difficult to control. “The ammunition is some kind of monster that they wouldn’t normally use,” Doyle warns. “The use of electro-static rounds over this amplitude has been prohibited due to their volatility.”

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Arcus Regime

arcus_regime_marquisClassified as an auto-rifle, the Arcus Regime “is a prized heirloom from the Arcus foundry, a one-off design that predates their current reputation for basic, droid-friendly equipment.”

As Jonathan Goff observes, “anything on the wrong end of your aim won’t be around long enough to reminisce with you.”

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Closing Time

closing_time_marquisClassified as a Sniper Rifle, the Closing Time was designed to do just that, shut down anything in its path.

“It was owned by a group of survivalists operating on the new frontier,” Tom Doyle tells us. Like all Exotic weapons in Destiny, the Guardian who packs them on the mission will not be the original owner.

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gjallarhorn_marquisClassified as a rocket launcher, the Gjalalrhorn is “feared and revered, with no attempt to be stealthy, it loudly announces its presence with a howl.”

“This is the gilded weapon of a City Champion. It’s a very decorated Guardian weapon to say the least.”

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Non-Exotic Weapons

Conduit F3

conduit_f3_marquisClassified as a fusion rifle, the Conduit F3 is next generation hardware for killing the bad guys who deserve it. Charge it up, and let it off the chain.

“Its over-penetrating burst fire is ideal for taking out multiple targets at once.”

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Silver Dollar Mk. 35

silver_dollar_marquisClassified as a pump action shotgun, these time-honored holdout weapons are quite common, and known for their reliability, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take one and make it your own. That sturdy frame can accommodate all of your favorite attachments and accessories.

“This custom build is equipped with a catcher and 4 cartridge sidecar,” explains Art Lead Tom Doyle. Adding this weapon to your inventory is just the first step in a long and healthy relationship.

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Duke Mk. 44

duke_marquisClassified as a hand cannon, “the Duke MK.44 is not a weapon designed for silent stand-offs. When you unleash it from the confines of its holster, it will be time to dance. The quick will overcome the dead.”

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The Hunter Knife

hunter_knife_marquis_1Classified as a melee weapon, the Hunter’s knife will strike when the close range combat arises.

“It’s a weapon that embodies the reclamation of the new frontier,” Doyle observes. “It’s equal parts kukri, trench, and buck knife – a hunting tool just as much as a weapon.”

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  • AWSOEME !! I hope that they will have an alien sniper rifle .

    • Max117

      The sniper rifle #2 definitly have a Halo look feel right?!! 🙂

      • Ethan Turett


  • Max117


  • Can’t wait to see these guns in action

    • Raxs

      Me neither 😀

  • Christopher Cowgill

    I think the revolver is actually going to be called a hand cannon, because they haven’t hinted about revolvers in the game.

    • Arlen Cookiez

      revolvers, hand cannons… it dosen’t matter, they’ll both probably kill instantly…

  • Guest

    Need to update this section, with the guns coverd at the GDC

  • That0neWeirdGuy

    Probably won’t happen but it would be cool if they through some bows in there… it would go great with the hunter!

    • thatgamer

      yeah, but a more modern bow. like the one from crisis 3

      • Sir Tiger

        Or something like the Star wars bowcasters, firing a energized bolt at supersonic speeds (like some sort of railgun, but with no splash damage)

        • Christopher Alan Cheney

          Exactly. Like a hybrid between a longbow and a railgun. I always felt like Halo 4’s railgun secretly wanted to be a bow. Something like that in destiny would be amazing.

          • Alec Graham

            It was a bow trapped in a railgun’s body?

      • niels

        yeah a bow would be so awesome !!! destiny weapon dlc !!!

    • James Johnson

      I completely agree. You’re my type of player. You’d need to be stealthy to use it, but I could see it working. If you ever want someone to play with, I could back you up. My Xbox live user name is “Awoken Soldier” also “MrBlamo1”.

      • Jordan Prince

        What console U on? 360 or 1?

  • Jallerman569

    The alien weapon reminds me of marathon 1’s alien weapon because it probably a automatic and the shape of it here is what it looks like http://marathon.bungie.org/story/weapons.html

  • Squatchmen

    Alien weapon reminds me of the Needler, the body at least

    • Nick Sayers

      Reminds me more of the Mauler

  • Has nobody caught on to the fact “Marathon” is what “Destiny” is?

    • Lewis

      Have you noticed that a lot of sci fi games/films/books share a lot of similarities?

    • Liam Sutton

      NO IT CANT BE… kuz marathon sucks…

  • Raxs

    So, so cool 0.0

  • TylerHerndon

    so. many. guns

  • Nick Sayers

    I spy a gun with double mags… IT WILL BE MINE

  • Conrad Bennett

    one of my only probs with halo was you cant aim dont do this to destiny

    • Murth

      You can’t aim?

      • Sondre Nesset Grimstad

        Well, kinda not. you could with the pistol and sniper rifles and humanweapons, but only use binoculars with the alien weapons(flood). I think you could aim the new alien weapons from Halo 4, not so sure there. I mainly play PC and PS3. The times I play halo though, are only with friends so don’t trust me completely, but I think I’m pretty on spot.

      • Ethan Turett

        bungie has said you’ll be able to aim with all guns

  • Dillon Kent

    They should totally make some bows

  • Slade Kane

    I really want the Thorn (third picture, pistol on the left)

    • Liam Sutton

      im with you

    • 5thanp

      i have thorn and it is beast

  • thatgamer

    what do you think the name of the sniper rifle from “law of the jungle”, is called? and do you think you’ll find it, or beat a boss/mini boss for it? because i was great with snipers in halo, and that rifle from that video looked FREAKIN’ AWESOME! ME WANT IT!

  • Osyth

    How is ammo going to work? The gameplay showed basically unlimited ammo.. but seriously what do you do if you’re deep in a dungeon and you run out of ammo on your main? Warp more in? Use in-game currency to have Ghost produce you some? Like honestly if you’ve leveled up your Lightning Machine Gun or whatever to level 200, you run out of ammo on that and you pick up an alien rifle that is still level 1 and you come up against the boss? … ideas?

  • Frezux

    Classic Assault Rifle looks awesome! Destiny, PS4, Network, TV – It’s all I need XD

  • Ethan Turett

    not just bows, but also crossbows!

    • Pillarshock

      yeah like a futuristic bow or crossbow that is good for sniping. (hopefully it has a laser, lasers are awesome

  • Ethan Turett

    Although I’m gonna be a hunter, my heavy weapon will be a light machine gun. I know those are for titans and snipers are for hunters, but I don’t really like snipers, though I still like sniping. As an example, in Black ops 2 I would be crouching in a snipers’ nest, picking off enemies across the map with my LSAT. So don’t get me wrong, I’ll still snipe, just with a LMG. I’ll use it for the stronger guys like Cabals and Devil walker. My next gun will be an assault rifle, medium ranged for vandals, captains, vexes, and sometimes hives. My last will be a revolver for stealth. I’ll sneak up on guys and knife them from behind or something or when I’m running long distances or fighting weak guys like the hive and dregs.

    • John Kim

      What are you even saying….
      I don’t think you understand the dynamics of this game. It will be nothing like Black Ops II, and the guns will play definitive roles (not overpowered weaponry presented in BO2 where you can “snipe” with LSATs).
      Hunters are best for utilizing long range weapons. Now if Hunters are suppose to play the role of long-range attacks, it most probably means Hunters will only be able to use sniper rifles (and so, in retrospect, Hunters will not be able to use weapons distinct for Warlocks and Titans). I doubt Hunters will gain a passive ability where they will snipe BETTER than any other class because they would make the game completely imbalanced for multiplayer.

      So, by logic, we can rule out that Hunters might not be able to use light machine guns, and even if they could use it, it wouldn’t do jack-shit because they aren’t given a passive ability to “snipe” better for just being a Hunter class. If you’re going to “snipe” with an LMG, than you’d gain no benefits from being a Hunter. Be a Titan.

      • Thomas Harrison

        actually all classes can use all weapons just hunters may be able to level up snipers better or the only real difference is class based ability’s such as the hunter can have golden gun which makes guns stronger for a short amount of time and the warlocks have nova blast where they launch a fireball at the attacker.

      • Liam Sutton

        seriously dude. All characters can use all the guns. Havent u been keeping up with the news ?

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  • Pillarshock

    this just reminded me to buy the game

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  • Liam Sutton

    I WANNA THORN!!!!!

  • Cortanis

    Want more revolver options. D:

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  • Jason Andrew Hahn

    What’s a Hunter without a bow, give me scifi bow and arrows;)

  • ApAngel

    I would love a high powered bow. It could have technology that accelerate the arrow the farther it travels and have an effect like arrows from the where it can pin you to the walls and stuff.

  • krisow

    I hope that when Destiny comes out that after some months it will come an contest that is called make your own weapon where you go on Bungie.net and make your own special weapon with it own special name and the 5 best weapons will came out as an DLC with the gamertags from the creators on the weapons when you go to detail on the weapons where it sais the gamertag of the creators.

    • Magnus Dahl

      probally won’t come, if people could get whatever they want, they would make the best ever.

  • Shawn Martin

    Hey I don’t know if anybody will read this but I seriously think bungie should stick with the sword idea because its a sword and what if you not a hunter got no good mele then so swords

    • Jay_O

      I love Warlock’s meele

  • Amon The Minstrel

    Hunter knife, duke, and closing time. Let’s do this shit.

  • James Johnson

    I would love to have a bow! It wouldn’t have to be any old bow, but some kind of energy powered bow would be amazing. Destiny could throw their own little twist into it and make it work. Everyone likes a bow, it just needs to work.

  • Ben Pickard

    Missing the fusion rifles…?

  • Isaac FluffyWolf Rader

    Awww…. The guns I linked got here! You even linked to the Judgment VI blunderbuss! I love you guys.
    I think I like The Chance too. 🙂

  • 123

    what happened with swords?

    • banter

      you are a cunt mate , swords is in one mission , ass wipe

      • Buraian Hyuga

        You’re rude!

  • Riley Hill

    im going to try and make a discussion here

    i really think you should be able to assasinate and hijack in destiny

  • Anthony

    How do you know which guns are for which class?

    • Tycally Vicano

      all classes can use all weapons.

      • Anthony

        Guess I should have been clearer…what weapons work best for each class?

        • Tycally Vicano

          Each class has gear to help them wield all weapon types more efficiently. I would say they’ve got equal opportunity as far as guns go.

  • TrojanDuck

    Anyone else worried that there is no badass scout rifle? The DMRs in the Halo series’ were fantastic so I’m guessing that’s what these are? Been struggling to find much weapon info.

    And yes, where the heck are te swords?

  • Kevin Brennan

    If IMPACT is the “Damage dealt per shot” then what is the attack rating?

  • Forge

    Was looking for info on the Supremacy but its not here 🙁

  • Herobrine1324

    looks cool… I just got the game, so what class should I be? not sure if I want titan or warlock…

  • hansherrera6969 .

    how do you get the gjallahorn

  • MAJ_Bryan

    I want that void damage Bad Juju… Wow.

  • t0kin71

    what do you prefer to play … strikes or crucible??

  • t0kin71

    so i got a question about the raids… I went to the weekly raid on venous and didn’t understand what it was I was supposed to be doing. Can someone shed some light on this please?