Scorch Cannon

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Scorch Cannon
Scorch Cannon Grimoire Card.jpg
Production overview



Rarity class:


Weapon type:

Rocket Launcher

Min-max accuracy:


Min-max impact:

Very High

Min-max stability:


Min-max magazine:



Feed system:

Internal Furnace

Ammunition type:

Solar Rods

Fire mode:


Rate of fire:



SolarS.png Solar

Effective range:


Service history

In service:

House of Wolves
House of Judgment
Taniks' Crew
Devil Splicers
House of Dusk
House of Salvation




"Scorch Cannons are shoulder-mounted heavy impact weapons used by the Fallen for hull-puncturing in ship-to-ship raiding parties.

The Scorch Cannon uses a compressed Solar "furnace" to focus and direct superheated rods of solar energy. Each burst is mapped to the Cannon's firing matrix, allowing the wielder to hold a fired rod's charge. Release of the firing actuator triggers detonation. The longer the actuator is held the greater the rod's explosive impact.''"

— Grimoire description[1]

The Scorch Cannon is a Fallen relic weapon found throughout the Destiny series.


The Scorch Cannon acts as a Solar-damage rocket launcher. Holding down the trigger lets the projectile stick to surfaces and enemies, and gradually charges the explosion to become more powerful the longer the trigger is held. A sound cue allows the user to keep track of the charge of the explosion, alongside the projectile gaining an increasingly unstable aura. An unprimed explosion will kill most weaker enemies in usual content. A fully primed bomb cam even kill a shielded Major, but is usually not enough to kill an Ultra. The cannon can be found in the hands of enemies, but is often dropped by its wielders, allowing nearby Guardians to use it.

The Devil Splicers developed two variants of the Scorch Cannon, the Shock Cannon and the Null Cannon.

A number of Scorch Cannons have been acquired by Lord Shaxx, who supplies them to Guardians during Crucible games of Team Scorched, and rarely in field operations.[2]

In-game Availability[edit]


Destiny 2[edit]

  • Arsenal Walker Heroic Public EventRetrieving the charges dropped by damaging the walkers and using them to destroy the shield generators in the area will unlock caches of Scorch Cannons, while triggering the Heroic version of the event - spawning a second walker.
  • Oracle EngineAvailable during several points of the weekly quest in the Dreaming City; one at the start, then half a dozen or so more during the final confrontation.
  • A Guardian RisesScorch Cannons are also available by killing Dusk Captains near the Walker.
  • Warden of NothingAvailable during the second wave of The Arena encounter
  • Eventide RuinsDefeating Ferkis, Salvation's Squall who roams the Patrol area of Eventide Ruins.
  • Grasp of Avarice - Scorch cannons are used as a major tool within the dungeon's puzzles where they must be used within each encounter and the surrounding puzzles.
  • Ketchcrash - Scorch cannons were used within the Fallen Walker encounter to break the shielding points allowing Guardians to deal damage to the unshielded Walkers.
  • Excision - Lord Shaxx sends a number of Scorch cannons to support the Guardians as they battle the Cornerstones of The Witness



  • A rare glitch would occur where the Scorch Cannon will hover above the players head if they were to pick up the Scorch Cannon.
  • In the Oracle Engine mission, Scorch Cannons are found near the corpses of Scorn, though no living Scorn have ever been seen wielding it.
  • In Destiny 2, Scorch Cannons are often dropped by enemies that actually wield Molten Welders.

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, Grimoire: Scorch Cannon
  2. ^ Bungie (2024/14/6), Destiny 2, The Final Shape: Excision