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Thunderlord icon1.jpg
Season 4
Type Machine Gun
Slot Power
Ammo Heavy
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Arc
Description They return from fields afar. The eye has passed, the end nears. Do not fade quietly. Let thunder reign again.
Impact 41
Range 60
Stability 50
Handling 60
Reload Speed 68
Rounds Per Minute 450
Magazine 62
Zoom 15
Inventory Size 30
Aim Assistance 90
Airborne Effectiveness 26
Recoil 70
Bounce Intensity 30
Bounce Direction Tends Left
Exotic engrams; extremely rare world drops.
Exotic engram icon1.png Exotic Engram
Possible reward.

Thunderlord is an Exotic Machine Gun.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Reign havoc icon1.png Reign Havoc — Final blows with this weapon generate stunning lighting strikes from above. Strong against Overload icon.png Overload Champions.



  • Armor-piercing rounds icon1.png Armor-Piercing Rounds - Rounds cause extra damage to shields and overpenetrate targets.
    • Slightly increases Range.

Trait 1

  • Lightning rounds icon1.png Lightning Rounds — This weapon fires faster and more accurately the longer the trigger is held. Continuous damage generates lightning strikes.

Trait 2

  • Feeding frenzy icon1.png Feeding Frenzy - Each rapid kill with this weapon progressively increases reload speed for a short time.


  • Return Stroke icon.png Return Stroke - Causing a lightning strike with this weapon partially reloads the magazine from reserves.

Thunderlord Catalyst can be found by completing strikes, Crucible and Gambit matches. Its upgrade is unlocked by defeating 500 enemies with Thunderlord.



Two they were, artist and scientist. Music flowed in their souls and rained from their lips.
Not weapons of war they made, but instruments of peace.

The thunder fell, and they were cast apart. Their love was sundered as the world collapsed.
They sang in pain and sought to reunite, but crimson eyes glowed in the dark. Their union was not to be.

He held death in his hands. Stars burned in his footsteps.
In her, the conflagration was reborn, the funeral pyre lit.

And so forever after, their love fuels death. Their last words, a curse and a cry.
Their names are now lost, but their love will not die.



Weapon Ornaments

Patch History

  • 7.1.0[1]
      • Fixed an issue with Thunderlord where damaging a target under the effects of {{Text Icon|image=Divinity icon1.jpg|link=Divinity Divinity’s debuff could cause lightning strikes with unintentional frequency, as the hit would count as two precision hits, instead of one.
    • Fixed an issue where this weapon's lightning strikes could disrupt you or your teammates.
  • 6.2.0[3]


  1. "Destiny 2 Update 7.1.0 - Season of the Deep" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 23 May 2023, wikipage
  2. "Destiny 2 Update" Bungie, posted by Destiny 2 Dev Team, 27 Feb. 2023, wikipage
  3. "Destiny 2 Update 6.2.0" Bungie, posted by BrunoLouviers, 23 Aug. 2022, wikipage
  4. "Thunderlord looks to have a catalyst now. : DestinyTheGame" Reddit, posted by BAGELmode, 23 Aug. 2022,

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