Nova Mortis

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"From the space between I come. Fragments of stars burn in my footsteps. In my hands I hold Death."
— Song of the Nova Mortis
Nova Mortis
Grimoire Nova Mortis.jpg
Production overview


Unknown Titan

Rarity class:


Weapon type:

Machine Gun

Required level:


Min-max magazine:



Fire mode:

Fully automatic

Rate of fire:

360 RPM




The Nova Mortis is an exotic machine gun introduced in Destiny: Rise of Iron. Designed by an unknown Titan during the Great Disaster, it was designed to be a Void-based variant of the Thunderlord, only to be lost in the aftermath of the campaign.[1]

However, during The Dawning, Xur presents the schematics for the weapon as a gift from the Nine, which triggers the quest Songs from the Void.

Design details[edit]

"Before he died on the Moon, the Titan who wielded the first Thunderlord created two variants of the mighty weapon. Nova Mortis harnesses the power of the Void. Notes found on the original schematic for Nova Mortis reveal its creator worried the weapon was as dangerous to its wielder as it was to those in its sights."
— Grimoire Description[2]

The Nova Mortis is, simply put, a Void version of Thunderlord. It has the same designs, statistics, and perks as Thunderlord, and functions exactly alike.


Barrel upgrades[edit]

  • Accurized Ballistics: More range and impact. Increased recoil.
  • Field Choke: More range and impact. Increased recoil.
  • Linear Compensator: More predictable recoil. Slight boosts to range and impact. More recoil.

Special perks[edit]

  • Feeding Frenzy: Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.

Stat modifiers[edit]

  • Perfect Balance: This weapon has extremely low recoil.
  • Field Scout: Increases carried ammo capacity.
  • Flared Magwell: Reload this weapon even faster.

Exotic perk[edit]

  • Negative Rounds: This weapon fires faster and more accurately the longer the trigger is held.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2016/9/20), Destiny, Rise of Iron PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Nova Mortis
  2. ^ Bungie (2016/9/20), Destiny, Rise of Iron PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Nova Mortis