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A Grenade is a type of Ability used by Guardians and enemies alike.



Grenades are one of the three core aspects of a Guardian's Class and Subclass, alongside Super and Melee abilities. Grenades are normally thrown a certain distance, and detonate upon hitting the ground or a foe, usually inflicting Elemental damage in an explosion, and often applying other effects, depending on the Subclass. In Destiny, Grenades were restricted per Class, with one shared, but in current Destiny 2, all Grenades are shared across Classes.

Grenade cooldowns are modified by Discipline. The effects of Grenades can be further modified by passive abilities, Aspects and Fragments. Several Mods and Exotics also alter or benefit from Grenades.

A Solar Grenade in action

Solar Grenades[edit]

  • Solar Grenade: A grenade that creates a flare of Solar Light which continually damages and scorches targets trapped inside.
  • Firebolt Grenade: A grenade that unleashes bolts of damaging Solar Light at nearby targets and slightly scorches them.
  • Fusion Grenade: An explosive grenade that attaches to its targets, damaging and moderately scorching them on detonation.
  • Incendiary Grenade: A grenade that explodes in a fiery burst and heavily scorches nearby targets.
  • Thermite Grenade: A grenade that sends forth a line of fire, dealing damage and scorching targets in its path.
  • Swarm Grenade: A grenade that detonates on impact, releasing multiple drones that seek nearby enemies. Each drone slightly scorches affected targets.
  • Tripmine Grenade: An explosive grenade that sticks to surfaces and detonates when enemies pass through its laser trigger, dealing damage and moderately scorching them.
  • Healing Grenade: A grenade that cures allies on impact and creates an Orb of benevolent Solar Light, granting restoration to allies when picked up.

Arc Grenades[edit]

  • Skip grenade: A grenade which splits on impact, creating multiple projectiles which seek targets.
  • Flux Grenade: An explosive grenade that attaches to targets.
  • Arcbolt Grenade: A grenade that chains bolts of lightning to nearby targets.
  • Pulse Grenade: A grenade that periodically damages targets within its explosion radius.
  • Storm Grenade: A grenade that calls down a focused lightning storm.
  • Flashbang Grenade: An explosive grenade that damages and blinds nearby targets.
  • Lightning Grenade: A grenade that sticks to any surface and emits bolts of lightning.

Void Grenades[edit]

  • Axion Bolt: A bolt of Void Light that forks on impact into smaller bolts that seek out targets.
  • Magnetic Grenade: A grenade that attaches to targets and explodes twice.
  • Suppressor Grenade: An explosive grenade that suppresses, preventing targets from using abilities for a short time.
  • Scatter Grenade: A grenade that splits into multiple submunitions and covers a large area with multiple explosions.
  • Void Spike: A grenade that attaches to any surface and emits a torrent of damaging Void Light.
  • Void Wall: A grenade that creates a horizontal wall of burning Void Light.
  • Vortex Grenade: A grenade that creates a vortex that pulls targets inward and continuously damages those trapped inside.

Stasis Grenades[edit]

  • Glacier Grenade – A grenade that creates walls out of Stasis crystals to block damage and freeze targets; these walls can be shattered for damage.
  • Duskfield Grenade – A grenade that shatters on impact, leaving behind a field that slows targets and freezes those who do not leave the volume.
  • Coldsnap Grenade – A grenade that freezes on impact and sends another seeker to find and freeze targets.

Strand Grenades[edit]

  • Grapple Grenade- A grenade that creates a grappling hook made of strand that can carry the guardian to its endpoint, and can be used to melee enemies from far away.
  • Shackle Grenade- A grenade that, on impact, creates a suspending explosion, suspending enemies and creating smaller secondary explosions.
  • Threadling Grenade— A grenade that creates 3 Threadlings on impact that seek out enemies and explode.


Most enemy races have access to Grenades, usually wielded by low ranking members of the faction. Fallen Dregs use Shock Grenades and Vex Hobgoblins use Slap Grenades in Destiny, while in Destiny 2, in addition to the above, Cabal Legionaries have their Cabal Frag Detonators, Hive Acolytes have Acolyte Grenades and the new Scorn Stalkers use Scorn Grenades. In addition to this, Ultra enemies may have the ability to use their brethren's Grenades even if not of the same class, like Phry'zhia, the Insatiable in the Grasp of Avarice Dungeon.

Nearby combatant Grenades are highlighted with a bomb symbol on the player's HUD, pointing towards them. Some sacrificial enemies, like Lucent Moths and Vex Seekers, are also highlighted this way.

Despite technically being Weapons, enemy Grenades are considered Abilities, and their use can be inhibited through Suppression, Slow and Anti-Overload effects.