The Prospector

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The Prospector
The prospector icon1.png
Season 1
Type Grenade Launcher
Slot Power Weapons
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Arc
Description "Some things should stay buried."
Blast Radius 10
Velocity 64
Stability 41
Handling 55
Reload Speed 33
Rounds Per Minute 165
Magazine 8
Zoom 13
Inventory Size 30
Aim Assistance 60
Recoil 75
Bounce Intensity 25
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.
The Prospector PvP Stats
Time Between Shots 165s

The Prospector is an Exotic Grenade Launcher.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Excavation icon1.png Excavation - Hold to fire grenades. Release to detonate all live grenades simultaneously. Grenades stick to surfaces and set targets on fire.

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

  • Augmented drum icon1.png Augmented Drum - Heavy, high capacity drum.
    • Greatly increases magazine size.
    • Greatly decreases Reload Speed.

Trait 1

Trait 2

  • Hand-Laid Stock icon.png Hand-Laid Stock — This weapon is optimized for recoil control.
    • Increases stability.


Prospector Catalyst can be obtained by completing Heroic or Nightfall Strikes. To unlock its upgrade, the player has to defeat enemies with this weapon.

The Catalyst adds the Deeper Pockets perk to this weapon and Masterworks it.


"Get your axe and your pick and your shovel and your spine. We're goin' prospectin'."
"That. The quote. I don't get it."
"It's an old saying. It's about puttin' in a hard day's work."
"Seems... antiquated."
"How so?"
"My grenade launcher's full auto and goes boom on command. What do I need hand tools for?"
"It's a metaphor. It ain't literal. At least not anymore. Your launcher is your hand tool."
"Ahh. Got it. Good to know."


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