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Crimson icon1.jpg
Season 2
Type Hand Cannon
Slot Kinetic
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Kinetic
Description According to official Vanguard policy, this weapon does not exist.
Impact 92
Range 60
Stability 82
Handling 51
Reload Speed 64
Rounds Per Minute 415
Magazine 14
Zoom 14
Inventory Size 100
Aim Assistance 75
Recoil 55
Bounce Intensity 45
Bounce Direction Tends Vertical
Exotic Engram Exotic Engram
May rarely be obtained upon completion of any challenge or dropped from defeated enemies.
Xûr Xûr
Occasionally sells this weapon in exchange for 29 Legendary Shards.
Crimson PvP Stats

Crimson is an Exotic Hand Cannon.

Perks - Curated Roll


Sight / Barrel

  • Smallbore icon1.png Smallbore - Dual strength barrel.
    • Increases Range.
    • Increases Stability.

Magazine / Battery

Trait 1

  • Cruel remedy icon1.png Cruel Remedy — Kills with this weapon heal the wielder. Precision kills also refill the magazine.

Trait 2

  • Heavy grip icon1.png Heavy Grip - This grip is weighted for recoil control.
    • Increases Stability
    • Decreases Handling speed


Crimson Catalyst can be obtained by defeating non-Guardian enemies anywhere in the system. To unlock its upgrade, the player has to get precision kills with this weapon.

The Catalyst increases Crimson's range by 18 and Masterworks the weapon.


  • Crimson, being the only burst-fire Hand Cannon in Destiny 2, has a 1.33x Precision Multiplier.


"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."


"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."



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