Touch of Malice

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Touch of Malice
Touch of malice icon1.jpg
Season 18
Type Scout Rifle
Slot Kinetic
Ammo Primary
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Kinetic
Description "Let them feel every lash, every curse, every touch of malice that they first dealt to me." -Eris Morn
Impact 45
Range 53
Stability 36
Handling 40
Reload Speed 46
Rounds Per Minute 260
Magazine 11
Zoom 20
Inventory Size 58
Aim Assistance 40
Airborne Effectiveness 25
Recoil 85
Bounce Intensity 15
Bounce Direction Tends Vertical
"King's Fall" Raid
Possible drop from Oryx, the Taken King, on the first completion per character per week. Drop chance increases with each clear. Completing certain raid triumphs will also increase drop chance.
Touch of Malice PvP Stats

Touch of Malice is an Exotic Scout Rifle.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Touch of malice icon1.png Touch of Malice - The final round in the magazine deals bonus damage, drawing from the wielder's life force, and then regenerates itself. Rapidly defeating three targets restores health.



  • Flared magwell icon1.png Flared Magwell - Optimized for fast reloading.
    • Slightly increases Stability.
    • Greatly increases Reload Speed.


  • Charged with blight icon1.png Charged with Blight - Precision hits drain combatants' life force and charge up a ball of darkness. [Alternate Weapon Action] and then fire to unleash the blight projectile, shrouding combatants in darkness and temporarily blinding them.


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


  • Rapid hit icon1.png Rapid Hit - Rapid precision hits temporarily increase stability and reload speed.

Touch of Malice Catalyst is obtained by completing several tasks in the King's Fall raid after obtaining the weapon. The catalyst's upgrade is unlocked by defeating 700 enemies with Touch of Malice.


  • Each of the following Triumphs in the King's Fall raid will increase the initial Touch of Malice drop rate when completed:
    • Crux of the King: Complete the "King's Fall" raid without dying.
    • The Grass Is Always Greener: Complete "The Grass Is Always Greener" challenge mode.
    • Overzealous: Complete the Basilica encounter while never allowing more than one player to stand near a Totem.
    • Devious Thievery: Complete the "Devious Thievery" challenge mode.
    • Brand Buster: Complete the Warpriest encounter while never letting the same player obtain the Brand until everyone else has.
    • Gaze Amaze: Complete the "Gaze Amaze" challenge mode.
    • Taking Turns: Complete the Golgoroth encounter while never letting the same player taunt Golgoroth until everyone else has.
    • Under Construction: Complete the "Under Construction" challenge mode.
    • The Floor Is Lava: Complete the Daughters encounter while never letting a Torn Between Dimensions player touch the ground.
    • Hands Off: Complete the "Hands Off" challenge mode.
    • Overwhelming Power: Complete the Oryx encounter by detonating enough bombs to trigger the last stand in the same round.
    • One True King: Complete the Master tier of "King's Fall."


"Let them feel every lash, every curse, every touch of malice that they first dealt to me." —Eris Morn

Here am I, with the power to craft from my enemy's darkest secrets a weapon that could wound them at their core!

So what stays my hand?

When I behold the interiority of these cold, cold fragments, I see blind, squirming creatures. Every wound they give, they feel also upon themselves. Every bite they tear from the Light only deepens, never fills, the raging emptiness behind their terrible mouths.

The voices are as loud as ever. My nightmares just as bitter. My coal-black hatred burns as hot. But I feel something else now. Could it be...

No! I refuse it.

I will build this weapon.


Touch of Malice1.jpg

Weapon Ornaments

Patch History

  • 7.1.0[1]
    • Fixed an issue where Quicksilver storm icon1.jpg Quicksilver Storm and Touch of Malice were not receiving the 40% damage bonus against minor enemies.
    • We’ve reduced the brightness of the effect that appears when you damage yourself with the final round in Touch of Malice’s magazine.
    • Fixed an issue where Touch of Malice blight projectile could affect allies, blinding them and causing them to take increased damage from Weapons of Sorrow.
    • Fixed an issue where the Touch of Malice final round was incorrectly doubling its damage when hitting a Divinity icon1.jpg Divinity field.


  1. "Destiny 2 Update 7.1.0 - Season of the Deep" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 23 May 2023, wikipage
  2. "Destiny 2 Hotfix" Bungie, posted by Destiny 2 Dev Team, 30 Mar. 2023, wikipage
  3. "DESTINY 2 HOTFIX" Bungie, posted by Ivan Yanyushkin, 4 Oct. 2022, wikipage
  4. "Destiny 2 Hotfix " Bungie, posted by Timonx25, 22 Sep. 2022, wikipage

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