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Parasite icon1.jpg
Season 16
Type Grenade Launcher
Slot Power
Ammo Heavy
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Solar
Description "Constant projections. Unending destruction. The will of every efficient parasite." —Savathûn's worm
Blast Radius 55
Velocity 10
Stability 58
Handling 52
Reload Speed 50
Rounds Per Minute 120
Magazine 1
Zoom 13
Inventory Size 0
Aim Assistance 68
Recoil 77
Bounce Intensity 23
Bounce Direction Tends Right
Of queens and worms icon1.jpg Of Queens and Worms
Quest reward.
Parasite PvP Stats

Parasite is a Exotic Grenade Launcher.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Worm's hunger icon1.png Worm's Hunger - This weapon fires Hive worms which explode on impact. The size and damage of the explosion scales with the number of enemies you've defeated just before firing this weapon.

Sight / Barrel

  • Volatile launch icon1.png Volatile Launch - This weapon is optimized for an especially explosive payload.
    • Greatly increases Blast Radius.
    • Slightly decreases Handling Speed.
    • Slightly decreases projectile speed.

Magazine / Battery

  • High-Explosive Ordnance icon.png High-Explosive Ordnance — This weapon's projectiles are larger and travel faster.
    • Increases blast radius
    • Slightly increases projectile speed
    • Decreases magazine size

Trait 1

  • Worm byproduct icon1.png Worm Byproduct - Taking damage from your own worm projectile detonation empowers your weapons for a short time.

Trait 2

  • Composite stock icon1.png Composite Stock - This weapon has a versatile dual-purpose stock.
    • Slightly increases Stability.
    • Slightly increases Handling Speed.

How to Obtain

Parasite is obtained from the Parasitic Pilgrimage mission, which can be accessed by progressing through the Of Queens and Worms Exotic quest.


  • According to the Destiny 2 API, this weapon has 53 Stability. However, it is shown in-game to have 58 Stability.


"Constant projections. Unending destruction. The will of every efficient parasite." —Savathûn's worm


Transparency is not a strong suit of mine. Undoubtedly, this comes as no surprise. However, our… misadventures, let's call them, with the parasite have left me with a recurring ambivalence in regard to said transparency; as a result, I feel as though you are deserving of a more appropriate level of access to my thoughts surrounding recent events.

In my previously mentioned vision was the Witness's one truth: an eternity of Darkness in which I serve as a Disciple. It brought me an overwhelming feeling I previously relayed to you as fear—but in actuality, it was fear born of what I felt most within this vision—gratitude.

Gratitude! As if my place alongside the Witness was meant to be a reward for all I have ever done and ever will do. And if the Witness is to be believed, "all I ever will do" is unbecoming, to say the least.

It is moments like these wherein I wonder if I myself should be put to rest to avoid perpetuating these dark truths. But I have never before wavered from righteousness, and I don't intend to begin now.

With that, you should know that while our revealed truths about Savathûn and the Collapse appeared minimal, I have already used them to begin tracing a trail of evidence that may provide us with the power of preservation in the oncoming storm. When the time is right, we will have further parts to play together.

In the meantime, keep the parasite near, and listen close. It's bound to open its mouth again sooner or later.

—Mara Sov, Queen of the Awoken



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