The Hothead

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The Hothead
The hothead icon1.jpg
Attributes
Season 15
Type Rocket Launcher
Slot Power
Ammo Heavy
Rarity Legendary
Damage Type Arc
Archetype Adaptive
Description Think of it as a weaponized temper tantrum.
Statistics
Blast Radius 75
Velocity 61
Stability 46
Handling 52
Reload Speed 50
Rounds Per Minute 20
Magazine 1
Zoom 20
Inventory Size 34
Aim Assistance 67
Recoil 75
Bounce Intensity 25
Bounce Direction Tends Vertical
Acquisition
Nightfall
The Hothead PvP Stats

The Hothead is a Legendary Rocket Launcher.

Perks - Curated Roll

Intrinsic

Launcher Barrel

  • Quick launch icon1.png Quick Launch - This weapon's barrel provides faster projectiles and much faster aiming.
    • Greatly increases handling speed
    • Increases projectile speed

Magazine

  • Black powder icon1.png Black Powder - This weapon's explosives are more effective.
    • Slightly increases blast radius
    • Decreases stability

Trait 1

  • Ensemble icon1.png Ensemble - Improved handling and reload speed when allies are nearby.

Trait 2

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

Perks - Random Rolls

Intrinsic

Possible Launcher 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.
  • Confined launch icon1.png Confined Launch - This weapon's launch parameters are particularly stable.
    • Greatly increases Stability.
    • Increases Blast Radius.
    • Decreases projectile speed.
  • Countermass icon1.png Countermass - This weapon is weighted for vertical recoil.
    • Greatly controls recoil
    • Increases stability
    • Increases handling speed
  • Hard launch icon1.png Hard Launch - This weapon's launch barrel is optimized for projectile speed.
    • Greatly increases projectile speed
    • Decreases stability
    • Slightly decreases blast radius
  • Linear compensator icon1.png Linear Compensator - This weapon's launch barrel is well-balanced.
    • Slightly increases projectile speed
    • Slightly increases blast radius
    • Slightly increases stability
  • Quick launch icon1.png Quick Launch - This weapon's barrel provides faster projectiles and much faster aiming.
    • Greatly increases handling speed
    • Increases projectile speed
  • Smart Drift Control icon.png Smart Drift Control — This barrel is broadly optimized for firing control.
    • Moderately controls recoil
    • Increases stability
    • Increases handling speed
    • Slightly increases projectile speed

Possible Magazine

  • Alloy casing icon1.png Alloy Casing - Reduces weight for faster reloads.
    • Greatly increases Reload Speed.
    • Decreases Stability.
  • Black powder icon1.png Black Powder - This weapon's explosives are more effective.
    • Slightly increases blast radius
    • Decreases stability
  • High-velocity rounds icon1.png High-Velocity Rounds - This weapon's projectiles are particularly light and quick. Increases projectile speed.
    • Increases Reload 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.
  • Impact casing icon1.png Impact Casing — Increased damage on direct hits.
    • Increases stability

Possible Trait 1

  • Ensemble icon1.png Ensemble - Improved handling and reload speed when allies are nearby.
  • Tracking module icon1.png Tracking Module - Adds tracking capability to rockets. Locks onto targets when aiming down sights. Increases blast radius.
  • Field prep icon1.png Field Prep - Greatly increased ammo reserves. Improved faster reload, stow, and ready when you're crouching.
  • Quickdraw icon1.png Quickdraw - This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast. Handling is improved.
  • Threat detector icon1.png Threat Detector - Greatly increased reload, stability, and handling when targets are in close proximity.
  • Demolitionist icon1.png Demolitionist - Kills with this weapon generate grenade energy. Activating your grenade ability reloads this weapon from reserves.

Possible Trait 2

  • Clown Cartridge icon.png Clown Cartridge - Reloading this weapon randomly overfills it from reserves to an improved degree.
  • Vorpal weapon icon1.png Vorpal Weapon - Increased damage against bosses, vehicles, and Guardians with their Super active.
  • Danger zone icon1.png Danger Zone - The blast radius of this weapon increases when surrounded by combatants.
  • Thresh icon1.png Thresh - Killing combatants with this weapon generates a small amount of Super energy.
  • Explosive light icon1.png Explosive Light - Picking up an Orb of Power increases the next projectile's blast radius and damage. Increases projectile velocity.
  • Adrenaline junkie icon1.png Adrenaline Junkie - This weapon gains increased damage and handling from final blows with grenades or this weapon.

Notes

Lore

Think of it as a weaponized temper tantrum.

Zavala swung off his Sparrow in a rocky gulch near the EDZ. Across the wash, a Cabal Legionary leaned next to a small shuttle. A Psion stood at attention nearby.

"You Zavala?" the Legionary called.

Zavala tried not to feel slighted. "I am Commander Zavala," he answered.

The Legionary squinted and nodded slowly. "Had to make sure," it said. "Security stuff."

"Let's do this quick." The Legionary pointed a fat finger at the Psion. "This Psion's gonna ask you a question. Then you tell me your answer. I go tell Empress Caiatl, and that's all."

"What kind of question?" Zavala asked.

The Legionary shrugged. "Only the Psion and Empress Caiatl know. Safest that way."

Zavala warily approached the Psion. As it stared into him with its single eye, Zavala felt his ears ring. His hand went to his sidearm, but a vison sprang to his mind, vivid and fully formed:

Zavala saw the Dreaming City. He saw Cabal ships filling the sky, spewing oily smoke.

Then, an explosion—a sea of explosions, violent red and black with the fury of planet killers. Unmakers. But concentrated. Refined. Perfect for the size of the task at hand.

He saw death for all in the Dreaming City, bodies facedown in the crystal grit of their palace. Mara Sov, Petra Venj, Corsairs, countless Awoken. Collateral.

For at the bottom of a crater was the shattered body of a crystal-bound Hive god, destroyed at her most vulnerable moment, her trickery silenced forever.

Then a war, yes, probably—but a small one.

And behind it, blood on two pairs of hands. Two willing to pay the price for peace.

"No."

Zavala broke the Psion's gaze, and the vision stopped abruptly. The Legionary grunted. "That your official answer?"

Zavala straightened. "My answer is no," he said clearly.

The Legionary nodded. "Fair enough," it said and took a half-step back from the Psion.

The Psion punched a code into a small wrist-mounted screen. There was a brief chime, a muffled pop, and the Psion slumped to the ground, blood pouring from a wound in its head.

Zavala reached for his weapon again, but the Legionary laughed and held up a hand. "The volunteers knew that's part of the deal. Now nobody knows what the question was except for you and the Empress. Safest that way."

"Gotta go and tell her your answer," the Cabal called as it climbed into the shuttle. "Hope you made the right choice!"

The craft chugged into the sky, its jets spattering Zavala's boots with the Psion's blood.

Images

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