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"I call it the Zhang Fei. It hits almost as hard as I do." —Wei Ning
Wei Ning punched the mountain. It moved. A microscopic shudder, but enough to make her punch it again. “They're just angry that you keep winning without a gun.” Her Ghost danced fretfully around her fist. “That's why they say these things. Jealousy.”
“I tell you,” Ning grunted, shattering granite, “someday they'll lose their smart guns and fancy ships, and then they'll wish they'd listened! There's one weapon you can always count on, and it's your strong hand.”
“Eriana would be sad to hear you dismissing machines.” Her Ghost bobbed slyly up to her shoulder. “Eriana would ask if those mighty hands could build a machine in the image of your strength. Just like she was made in the image of a woman.”
Wei Ning tapped her fists together. “Huh,” she said.
Unlike most grenade launchers, which are power weapons, Fighting Lion goes in the energy weapon slot. Fighting Lion's intrinsic perk is that grenades will bounce off surfaces while the fire button is held down, similar to the Remote Detonation perk that can be rolled for other grenade launchers. The secondary exotic perk provides higher damage to shields on direct hits, an instant reload when rapidly killing enemies damaged by the weapon, and a guarantee of a Primary ammo drop on kills with the weapon.
Strangely, Fighting Lion uses Primary ammo instead of Special ammo, meaning that it can be used much more liberally in the Crucible.
Jade Countenance - Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Fighting Lion.
Fighting Lion - Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Fighting Lion.
Delayed Gratification - Grenade projectiles will bounce off surfaces. Hold to fire, and release to detonate.
Countermass - This weapon is weighted for vertical recoil.
Implosion Rounds - This weapon's projectiles travel faster and have a controlled explosion.
Thin the Herd - Direct hits do more damage to enemy combatant shields. Rapid kills against grenade-damaged enemies refill the magazine. Kills always drop Primary ammo.
Short-action Stock - This weapon is especially easy to grip.
Upgrades this weapon to a Masterwork. It will generate Orbs on multikills and gains a tracker that displays the number of combatants defeated with it. The Masterworked weapon will also receive additional capabilities.
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