Fighting Lion

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Fighting Lion
Fighting lion icon1.png
Season 1
Type Grenade Launcher
Slot Energy
Ammo Primary
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Void
Description "I call it the Zhang Fei. It hits almost as hard as I do." —Wei Ning
Blast Radius 100
Velocity 40
Stability 50
Handling 80
Reload Speed 0
Rounds Per Minute 90
Magazine 1
Reserves 20
Zoom 13
Inventory Size 0
Aim Assistance 80
Airborne Effectiveness 12
Recoil 60
Bounce Intensity 40
Bounce Direction Tends Right
Exotic engrams; extremely rare world drops.
Exotic engram icon1.png Exotic Engram
Possible reward.
Xur icon1.png Xûr
Occasionally sells this weapon.
Fighting Lion PvP Stats
Time Between Shots 72s

Fighting Lion is an Exotic Grenade Launcher.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Delayed Gratification icon.png Delayed Gratification - Grenade projectiles will bounce off surfaces.
    • [Shoot]: Fire; release to detonate.

Launcher Barrel

  • Countermass icon1.png Countermass - This weapon is weighted for vertical recoil.
    • Greatly controls recoil
    • Increases stability
    • Increases handling speed


  • Implosion rounds icon1.png Implosion Rounds - This weapon's projectiles travel faster and have a controlled explosion.
    • Increases projectile speed.
    • Greatly increases Stability.
    • Decreases Blast Radius.


  • Thin the herd perk.png Thin the Herd - Direct hits do more damage to combatant shields. Dealing damage increases reload speed. Rapid final blows against grenade-damaged combatants refill the magazine.


  • Short-action stock icon1.png Short-Action Stock - This weapon is especially easy to grip.
    • Greatly increases Handling Speed.


  • Infestation icon.png Chimera — After this weapon fires, equipped Kinetic and Power weapons gain a brief period of increased handling and accuracy.

Fighting Lion Catalyst can be found randomly by defeating non-Guardian enemies anywhere in the system. To unlock its upgrade, the player has to defeat enemies with this weapon and complete bounties.

The Catalyst adds the Chimera perk to this weapon and Masterworks it.


  • This weapon refills its magazine after killing an enemy damaged by its grenades.
  • It does extra damage to enemies' shields when landing a direct hit.


Wei Ning punched the mountain. It moved. A microscopic shudder, but enough to make her punch it again. "They're just angry that you keep winning without a gun." Her Ghost danced fretfully around her fist. "That's why they say these things. Jealousy."

"I tell you," Ning grunted, shattering granite, "someday they'll lose their smart guns and fancy ships, and then they'll wish they'd listened! There's one weapon you can always count on, and it's your strong hand."

"Eriana would be sad to hear you dismissing machines." Her Ghost bobbed slyly up to her shoulder. "Eriana would ask if those mighty hands could build a machine in the image of your strength. Just like she was made in the image of a woman."

Wei Ning tapped her fists together. "Huh," she said.


Fighting Lion1.jpg

Weapon Ornaments

Patch History

  • 7.1.5[1]
  • 7.1.0[2]
    • Fixed an issue that was causing this weapon to do more damage than intended to red-bar combatants.
  • 6.2.0[4]
  • 4.1.5[5]
    • Fixed an issue where many weapons with non-standard ammo types for their archetype were not receiving the correct damage multipliers. This resulted in incorrect damage and/or health rubber banding for some Exotic or Legendary perks on these weapons.
      • Fighting Lion
  • 4.1.0[6]
    • Reverted the Season 15 breech Grenade Launcher blast radius reduction, but just for Fighting Lion, by increasing blast radius by 0.4m.
    • Increased damage by 5%.
  • 3.4.0[7]
    • Removed the multi-hit requirement (i.e. dealing any damage will grant the buff).
    • Increased the buff to the reload stat from +50 to +70.
    • Reload will still be slow if you miss, but if you land any damage Fighting Lion will reload faster than it did before the nerf.
    • Increased the buff duration to 7s.
  • 3.3.0[8]
    • Breech Grenade Launchers
      • Reduced blast radius by 0.4m, e.g. max blast radius decreased from 4.55m to 4.15m, min blast radius decreased from 3.80m to 3.40m.
      • Reduced splash damage by 20, which reduces total damage for a direct hit from 220 to 200 (before taking spike or proximity grenades into account).
      • Increased damage in PvE by 12%.
    • Fighting Lion
      • Fighting Lion ammo increased from "a lot" to "infinite."
      • Receives the same changes as other breech Grenade Launchers.
      • Reduced base reload stat to 0.
      • Now increases reload speed to its previous level on damaging multiple enemies with one grenade.
  • 2.8.0[9]
    • Due to backend changes with the grenade launcher archetype, Fighting Lion inherited minor adjustments
    • Rate of Fire increased from 72 RPM to 90 RPM
    • Direct hit damage in PvE is now 35 (Previously 27)
    • Fixed issue with emissive elements on the following weapons and ornaments
  • 2.0.4[10]
    • Repositioned the scope on the Fighting Lion’s Lupus Visage ornament for better visibility while players are aiming down sights
    • Decreased Fighting Lion damage to be brought in line with other breach-load Grenade Launchers
  • 1.2.0[11]
    • Deals more blast damage and less direct hit damage
    • Increased ammo inventory
    • Increased spawn ammo
    • Kills with this weapon guarantee Energy ammo drops
  • 1.1.0[12]
    • Increased Fighting Lion damage and changed Thin the Herd perk to now grant bonus ammo rather than pulling ammo from the player inventory


  1. "Destiny 2 Update 7.1.5" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 18 Jul. 2023, wikipage
  2. "Destiny 2 Update 7.1.0 - Season of the Deep" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 23 May 2023, wikipage
  3. "Destiny 2 Update" Bungie, posted by Destiny 2 Team, 18 Apr. 2023, wikipage
  4. "Destiny 2 Update 6.2.0" Bungie, posted by BrunoLouviers, 23 Aug. 2022, wikipage
  5. "Destiny 2 Update 4.1.5" Bungie, posted by BrunoLouviers, 19 Jul. 2022, wikipage
  6. "Destiny 2 Update 4.1.0" Bungie, posted by Bungie, 24 May 2022, wikipage
  7. "Destiny 2 Update 3.4.0" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 7 Dec. 2021, wikipage
  8. "Destiny 2 Update 3.3.0 " Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 24 Aug. 2021, wikipage
  9. "Destiny 2 Update 2.8.0" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 10 Mar. 2020, wikipage
  10. "Destiny 2 Update 2.0.4" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 16 Oct. 2018, wikipage
  11. "Destiny 2 Update 1.2.0 - 5/08/2018" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 8 May 2018, wikipage
  12. "Destiny 2 Update - 12/5/2017" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 5 Dec. 2017, wikipage

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