Skyburner's Oath

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Skyburner's Oath
Production overview




Slug Rifle

Rarity Class:


Weapon Type:

Scout Rifle

Min-Max accuracy:


Min-Max impact:

Moderate (Base)
High (ADS)

Min-Max stability:


Min-Max handling:


Min-Max magazine:



Ammunition type:


Fire mode:


Rate of fire:

200 RPM (Base)
150 RPM (ADS)



Effective range:


Service history

In service:



Skyburner's Oath is an exotic energy Scout Rifle in Destiny 2. It is a wieldable version of the Cabal Slug Rifle. It is a slow-firing, but fully-automatic scout rifle with the capability to penetrate and break Cabal Phalanxes' deployable energy shields.


The inscription, written in a Cabal dialect, reads: "Victory or death!"

Some grunts are born to fight the war. Yes, they're loyal and true, and when the call comes "hot drop in five," well, they're always first in the queue. But I'm not one of them. I'm no hero, I'm in no hurry to die. I shot my own squad on Phobos, when death came to wear us like armor. I rode the Primus's ship that rammed the Hive dreadnaught. Second wave out the hatch. We won that fight. Victory or death. We're not dead, so we won. Now this is the end, brothers, our final fight. Ghaul's here to finish it. Mars taught us how to fight Guardians. The Hive taught us how to eat their Light. Remember that we made it possible. The Red Legion ends it. But we held the line and we didn't die. That's victory. It says so on the gun.


The Skyburner's Oath has an almost unparalleled flexibility due to its twin fire rates and high damage. It has an amazing amount of stopping power, not only in PvE, but also PvP. In PvE, not only does its perk "For the Emperor" make it incredibly useful for negating Phalanx shields, its other perks (which you can see below) all mix to create a hard-hitting, fast-firing, darkness-slaying machine. In PvP, you can shoot down a target with amazing accuracy and damage or you can get up close and hip-fire with the weapon to spray down opponents with the tracking solar slugs. Essentially, whether it's PvE or PvP, the Skyburner's Oath allows you to play things your way no matter what. Its Catalyst also gives the weapon an amazing boost, if you're lucky enough to have it drop from any raid encounter. (Except the Castellum) Once you do obtain the catalyst, you need 1,000 Cabal kills then it will grant +30 range to the weapon.

Weapon Mods[edit]

Beware the Red Legion - Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Skyburner's Oath.

Calus's Promise - Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Skyburner's Oath.

Weapon Perks[edit]

Column One

  • Slug Rifle: This weapon lobs large, explosive, seeking solar slugs when you're firing from the hip. When you're aiming down sights, the slugs travel fast and straight, with higher damage and a lower rate of fire.

Column Two

  • Extended Barrel: Weighty barrel extension • Increases range • Decreases handling speed • Moderately controls recoil

Column Three

  • Extended Mag: This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower. • Greatly increases magazine size • Greatly decreases reload speed

Column Four

  • For the Empire: This weapon is Full Auto, does extra damage to Cabal, and penetrates Phalanx shields.

Column Five

  • Short-Action Stock: This weapon is especially easy to grip. • Greatly increases handling speed


  • The lore of the gun is a text from a soldier in the Skyburners. He considers their survival after the fight with the Guardians as victory (as the gun says "victory or death", not dying must be a form of victory), as well as putting trust in Ghaul and is convinced that his legion will put an end to humanity.
  • The lore itself references the lyrics of "Fortunate Son", by the band Creedence Clearwater Revival.


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