Ruinous Effigy

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Ruinous Effigy
Ruinous Effigy icon.jpg
Season 11
Type Trace Rifle
Slot Energy
Ammo Special
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Void
Description From the many wings of ruin blows a wind that will reshape this dead world.
Impact 8
Range 35
Stability 63
Handling 48
Reload Speed 33
Rounds Per Minute 1000
Magazine 94
Zoom 12
Inventory Size 46
Aim Assistance 84
Airborne Effectiveness 16
Recoil 96
Bounce Intensity 4
Bounce Direction Tends Vertical
Exotic Archive at the Tower
Missive icon1.jpg Growth
Not available anymore.
Exotic Archive icon.png Monument to Lost Lights
Shadowkeep Exotics.
Ruinous Effigy PvP Stats

Ruinous Effigy is an Exotic Trace Rifle.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Transmutation icon.png Transmutation — Final blows with this weapon collapse victims into Void Transmutation spheres.




  • Evolution icon.png Evolution — Transmutation spheres you create can be picked up and wielded as weapons by you or your allies.
    • [Light Attack]: Light attack
    • [Heavy Attack]: Suppressing heavy attack
    • [Block]: Guard/drain nearby targets


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


  • Deconstruction icon.png Deconstruction — This weapon deals increased damage against targets damaged by Transmutation spheres.

Ruinous Effigy Catalyst can be found randomly by defeating enemies with Transmutation spheres. Its upgrade is unlocked by defeating enemies with this weapon or its Transmutation spheres.

The Catalyst gives Ruinous Effigy the Deconstruction perk and Masterworks it.



"That's not right."

Banshee-44 taps a spectral analyzer against the Effigy's frame.

Commander Zavala turns, closes the lid on a small golden weapon case, and walks to Banshee's side. "What have you found?"

"Well, it's not petrified wood, but it is organic."

"That's troubling," Zavala says and moves to run his fingers over the weapon's frame.

"I wouldn't."

A shallow cold saps the heat from Zavala's fingertips; he pulls back. "This wasn't in Eris's report." His voice is thin and stark with disappointment, as if spoken through dead winter air.

"Guardian doesn't seem to notice either." Banshee clinks the analyzer into a tool tray. "Leeches a bit, kicks out Void. Sig's hazy, though. Wild."

Long quiet overtakes the workshop, imposed by shuttered windows and empty streets below.

They stand over the weapon. Banshee stares down and nods along to the ambient static.

"What were you saying?" The weapon master's voice is framed in apology.
Zavala puts a hand on Banshee's shoulder, smiles, and gestures to the weapon. "Equipment that uses the wielder's Light is not unprecedented."

"It doesn't use it; it eats it. Thing's got an appetite. Works almost like, uh... a converter."

"Is it dangerous?"

"Nah. Guardian doesn't even seem to notice. I'll get you a write-up."


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Weapon Ornaments

Patch History

    • Increased the damage dealt by guarding with a transmutation sphere by 66 percent (30 percent against players).
    • Transmutation Spheres
      • Reduced the damage of the aerial melee attack by 25 percent.
      • Significantly reduced the damage of the drain effect on enemy combatants.
  • 2.9.2[4]
    • Transmutation Spheres can no longer be picked up by players with active Super abilities.
    • Fixed an issue where Ruinous Effigy could trigger the heal from the Stronghold Titan Exotic armor while blocking with the carry object.


  1. "Destiny 2 Update" Bungie, posted by Destiny 2 Dev Team, 27 Feb. 2023, wikipage
  2. "Destiny 2 Update" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 22 Feb. 2022, wikipage
  3. "Destiny 2 Update" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 10 Nov. 2020, wikipage
  4. "Destiny 2 Update 2.9.2" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 8 Sep. 2020, wikipage
  5. "Destiny 2 Hotfix" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 4 Aug. 2020, wikipage

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