From Destiny 2 Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
IMG 8810.JPG
Season 4
Type Hand Cannon
Slot Kinetic
Ammo Primary
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Kinetic
Description "Nothing kills a Guardian faster than another Guardian." —The Drifter
Impact 78
Range 40
Stability 80
Handling 29
Reload Speed 80
Rounds Per Minute 180
Magazine 14
Zoom 14
Inventory Size 57
Aim Assistance 50
Airborne Effectiveness 53
Recoil 98
Bounce Intensity 2
Bounce Direction Tends Vertical
An Exotic quest or challenge.
Malfeasance icon1.jpg Malfeasance/Darkness in the Light
Quest reward.

Malfeasance is an Exotic Hand Cannon.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Explosive Shadow icon.png Explosive Shadow — Shoot tainted slugs that burrow into combatants. Stacking enough slugs causes them all to explode, stunning surviving combatants. Strong against Unstoppable icon.png Unstoppable Champions.


  • Corkscrew rifling icon1.png Corkscrew Rifling - Balanced barrel.
    • Slightly increases Range and Stability.
    • Slightly increases Handling Speed.


  • Extended mag icon1.png Extended Mag - This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.
    • Greatly increases magazine size.
    • Greatly decreases Reload Speed.

Trait 1

  • Taken Predator icon.png Taken Predator — Bonus damage against Taken enemies and Gambit invaders.

Trait 2

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


  • Vorpal weapon icon1.png Vorpal Weapon - Increased damage against bosses, vehicles, and Guardians with their Super active.

Malfeasance Catalyst can be found as a random drop when completing strikes, Crucible and Gambit matches. Its upgrade is unlocked by defeating 700 enemies with Malfeasance.

The catalyst increases Malfeasance's Range by 20, adds the Vorpal Weapon perk, and Masterworks it.


Explosive Shadow
  • Shots will apply an Explosive Shadow stack for 5s, successive stacks refresh the duration. Applying 5 stacks will cause them all to detonate in quick succession, each dealing 126% damage.


Yes, I wrote you a note. I want you to burn this in your memory. If you're wielding this gun, I've already told you all this and more. But I want you to keep it fresh in mind.

I want you to have this. You may need it. You and I have done a lot together in this system, and I hope and pray we'll get to do a lot more.

It'll be a lot safer with you wearin' one of these. It's the culmination of a lot of things. Long time ago I set out to find a replacement for a weapon called Thorn. This will never be that, but to me, it's better. We built it together.

And all of us, with this in hand? Even the Man with the Golden Gun should have pause.

Maybe we can't out-shoot him. Maybe he can't be out-shot. But if we all take our shot together? We don't have to beat him to it.

He'll die, too.

Remember this. For when the day comes.

—The Drifter


IMG 8811.JPG

Weapon Ornaments

Patch History


  1. "Destiny 2 Update 6.2.0" Bungie, posted by BrunoLouviers, 23 Aug. 2022, wikipage
  2. "Destiny 2 Update" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 22 Feb. 2022, wikipage
  3. "Destiny 2 Update 2.8.0" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 10 Mar. 2020, wikipage
  4. "Destiny 2 Update 2.1.0" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 27 Nov. 2018, wikipage
  5. "Destiny 2 Update 2.0.5" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 30 Oct. 2018, wikipage

Primary Auto RiflesScout RiflesPulse RiflesHand CannonsSubmachine GunsSidearmsCombat Bows
Special ShotgunsBreech Grenade LaunchersFusion RiflesSniper RiflesTrace RiflesGlaivesRocket Sidearms
Heavy SwordsDrum Grenade LaunchersRocket LaunchersLinear Fusion RiflesMachine Guns
Exotic Weapons