Red Death

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"Vanguard policy urges Guardians to destroy this weapon on sight. It is a Guardian killer."
—Weapon description
"Only rumors tell of the mad Guardian who fashioned this butcher's tool. But its power is undeniable, and fear is a formidable weapon."
—Grimoire description
"This is our ‘Heavy Metal’ gun."
—Tom Doyle, Bungie Art Lead.[1]
Red Death
Destiny-RedDeath-PulseRifle.jpg
Production overview

Rarity Class:

Exotic

Weapon Type:

Pulse Rifle

Required Level:

20 (Year One version)
40 (Year Two version)

Min-Max magazine:

27

Specifications

Fire mode:

Burst

Damage:

Kinetic

Service history
 

Red Death is an exotic pulse rifle introduced in Destiny Year One. It was formerly owned by a Guardian, until its owner was killed, presumably in battle. It was then taken by a bandit, who repainted it and modified it, among other things hacking the optics and adding new graphics.[2][1] A Year Two version of Red Death is available in The Taken King.

Gameplay[edit]

Year One[edit]

In addition to being conventionally powerful, Red Death can restore health and increase reload speed for a short time after every kill.[3]

Year Two[edit]

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Trivia[edit]

  • The Red Death is constructed and reloads like an Auto Rifle yet it behaves like a Pulse Rifle and is classified as one.

Gallery[edit]

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List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bungie.net: Destiny Drawing Board
  2. ^ DattoDoesDestiny - Destiny Guns! Exclusive Gun Images From E3!
  3. ^ Game Informer January 2014, page 59