Skyburner's Oath

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Skyburner's Oath
Skyburners oath icon1.png
Season 1
Type Scout Rifle
Slot Energy
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Solar
Description The inscription, written in a Cabal dialect, reads: "Victory or death!"
Impact 60
Range 46
Stability 55
Handling 64
Reload Speed 55
Rounds Per Minute 200
Magazine 15
Zoom 20
Inventory Size 127
Aim Assistance 90
Recoil 100
Bounce Intensity 0
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.
Skyburner's Oath PvP Stats
Optimal Time-to-Kill 0.90s
Optimal Kill 1 crit 3 body
Body Shot Time-to-Kill 1.20s
Body Shots to Kill 5
Crit Damage 52
Body Damage 47

Skyburner's Oath is an Exotic Weapon.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Slug rifle icon1.png Slug Rifle — Lobs explosive rounds that get stronger and faster when aiming down sights.

Sight / Barrel

  • Extended barrel icon1.png Extended Barrel - Weighty barrel extension.
    • Increases Range.
    • Decreases Handling Speed.

Magazine / Battery

  • 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

  • For the Empire icon1.png For the Empire - This weapon is Full Auto, does extra damage to Cabal, and penetrates Phalanx Shields.

Trait 2

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


Skyburner Catalyst can be found by completing strikes, Crucible and Gambit matches. To unlock its upgrade, the player has to defeat Cabal enemies with this weapon.

The Catalyst increases Skyburner's Oath's range by 27 and Masterworks it.


  • Slug Rifle
    • Note that this is a projectile weapon with rounds that have velocity (like rocket launchers), therefore it does not have range falloff.
    • Hip-fire slug travels ≈51.72m/s
    • 185% damage on precision hit.
    • Hip-fire explosion damage deals 82% on body, 93% on precision. ADS explosion damage deals 82% on body, 54% on precision.
    • This weapon has Explosive Payload.
  • Extended Mag
    • Magazine adjusted to 18 rounds.
  • For the Empire
    • Deals 123% damage to Cabal.
    • Hip fire rate is adjusted to 225 RPM, ADS fire rate is adjusted to 150 RPM.
  • Skyburner's Oath behaves like a Lightweight Scout Rifle when it is hip-fired. While aiming down sights, the weapon instead behaves like a High-Impact Scout Rifle due to the Slug Rifle perk taking effect. This makes Skyburner's Oath the only weapon which possesses two different weapon archetypes.
    • A side-effect of the Oath's archetype change from Lightweight to High-Impact when aiming down sights is a noticeable reduction in fire rate. The increase in damage is equal to roughly +27%.
  • As with most weapons the Oath includes a small display with an ammo readout, though the numerals are displayed using Cabal characters.


Some grunts are born to fight the war. Yes, they're loyal and true, and when the call comes "hot drop in five," well, they're always first in the queue. But I'm not one of them. I'm no hero, I'm in no hurry to die. I shot my own squad on Phobos, when death came to wear us like armor. I rode the Primus's ship that rammed the Hive dreadnaught. Second wave out the hatch. We won that fight. Victory or death. We're not dead, so we won.

Now this is the end, brothers, our final fight. Ghaul's here to finish it. Mars taught us how to fight Guardians. The Hive taught us how to eat their Light. Remember that we made it possible. The Red Legion ends it. But we held the line and we didn't die. That's victory. It says so on the gun.


Skyburner's Oath1.jpg

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