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Exotic Hand Cannon Kinetic
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"This is crazy! You don't need this thing. I can heal you; that's my whole job." "I thought your job was to state the obvious." "What?" "Oh, come on. Ever since you found me, it's been, 'Watch out, Fallen ahead!' when they're right in front of me. Or, my favorite: 'Seems like the door's locked.' Is it? Really? I couldn't tell. And when it's not that, you say I need to be more self-sufficient in case we lose the Light again. So here's my answer. Here's the remedy." "I was just trying to help."

PvP Insights

Usage 1.50% #9
Kills 1.83% #9
Headshots 2.49% #7

Item Statistics

Selecting weapon perks and mods can alter the stats shown below.

Reload Speed
Rounds/Min 415
Magazine 14
Aim Assistance
Airborne Effectiveness
Inventory Size
Recoil Direction

Version Log

Season 0
  • Modified - 7/18/2022
Season 17 Season of the Haunted
  • Modified - 5/23/2022
Season 16 Season of the Risen
  • Modified - 2/18/2022
Season 15 Season of the Lost
  • Modified - 10/11/2021
Season 14 Season of the Splicer
  • Modified - 5/10/2021
Season 13 Season of the Chosen
  • Modified - 4/19/2021
  • Modified - 2/8/2021
Season 12 Season of the Hunt
  • Modified - 11/9/2020
Season 11 Season of Arrivals
  • Modified - 6/8/2020
Season 10 Season of the Worthy
  • Modified - 3/9/2020
Season 9 Season of Dawn
  • Modified - 1/27/2020
  • Modified - 12/9/2019
Season 8 Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
  • Modified - 11/11/2019
  • Modified - 10/28/2019
  • Modified - 9/30/2019
Season 7 Season of the Opulence: Penumbra
  • Modified - 5/31/2019
Season 6 Season of the Drifter: Joker's Wild
  • Modified - 3/4/2019
Season 5 Season of the Forge: Black Armory
  • Modified - 1/28/2019
  • Modified - 11/30/2018
Season 4 Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Modified - 9/17/2018
  • Modified - 9/10/2018
  • Modified - 8/31/2018
  • Modified - 8/27/2018
Season 3 Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind
  • Modified - 6/26/2018
  • Modified - 5/23/2018
  • Modified - 5/15/2018
  • Modified - 5/7/2018
Season 2 Destiny 2 Expansion I: Curse of Osiris
  • Modified - 4/3/2018
  • Modified - 1/23/2018
  • Modified - 12/11/2017
  • Added - 12/4/2017


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2 years ago on PlayStation
2 years ago on PlayStation
2 years ago on PlayStation
Slays in PvP! Quad kills in Crucible thanks to reload on precision kills.
2 years ago on Steam
2 years ago on Steam
2 years ago on PlayStation
Once you master the recoil pattern, non-stop we ran medals This gun is easy mode in the crucible
2 years ago on PlayStation
goog bro
2 years ago on PlayStation
2 years ago on Xbox
2 years ago on Steam
2 years ago on Steam
2 years ago on Steam
2 years ago on Steam
Bad Ass gun
2 years ago on PlayStation
2 years ago on PlayStation
2 years ago on Steam
2 years ago on PlayStation
GOOD, but it takes me a lot of time to play well
2 years ago on Steam
2 years ago on PlayStation
2 years ago on Xbox
2 years ago on Steam
Fun weapon to use, sadly only good in some situations
2 years ago on Xbox
2 years ago on Xbox
2 years ago on Steam
2 years ago on Xbox
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10 months ago

My personal favourite Hand cannon, this is great in PvP, especially when you hit the precision finisher in the heat of being by multiple enemies. The fact that Precision finishers reload the mag is very, very, very useful for me, and us Hunters. Personally when I don't have a submachine gun equipped in my set for PvP, this weapon helps that paranoia, with it's 3 round burst. This weapon is great on all lower class enemies; Goblins, Hobgoblins, Dregs, Thrall, Acolytes, most Scorn, and even Hive Knights. After I found this from an exotic engram in a PvE mode (probably Gambit but I don't remember), my friend immediately told me I would love this weapon (since he knows I prefer Hand Cannons), and I do love it.

Personally, whenever I'm running this, my secondary weapon is either a Shotgun, or if i come up against an elite i'll equip a Submachine Gun, just in case.

To get this out of the way, I have started to invest in Resilience more than Recovery on my Hunter, but even when I had around 85 Recovery on my Hunter, this weapon's Health boost after kills in PvP is SO low, that I just noticed it does it in PvP around 2 days ago (posted this 9/24/21). The Health boost after kills (me estimating), is around 5-10 health. I would personally I would recommend to Bungie that this be increased to 15-20 Health on a kill, just to give it more of a chance when at low health (ESPECIALLY IN TRIALS OF OSIRIS)

I rate it at 8.5/10

Does around 11 damage from point-blank range in PvP (would prefer this to be higher but understand it'd be completely broken if it were in the 20's) Precision shots do around 16 damage in PvP (I 100% think this should be increased to 20 or 19 even.

Bungie. PLEASE add more Ornaments for this weapon


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