Weapons of Sorrow

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The Weapons of Sorrow are a collection of infamous weapons that have been modified by Hive arcana and magic. They are associated with tragedy and destruction, as they seem to inevitably corrupt those that wield them and drive them to commit heinous acts of violence and cruelty. Most of these weapons were believed to have been destroyed.

There are only four confirmed Weapons of Sorrow: the Hand Cannon known as Thorn[1], the Auto Rifle known as Necrochasm[2], the Scout Rifle known as Touch of Malice[3] and the Submachine Gun known as Osteo Striga[4]. Various other items bear some of the corrupted hallmarks of Weapons of Sorrow, but are not confirmed to be part of this class; these include the Warlock Gauntlets Necrotic Grip which were based from studies of the Thorn.

The Hive Acolyte Enkaar, the Anointed is known to be a craftsman of one or more Weapons of Sorrow; Enkaar himself wields a weapon referred to as "Proto-Thorn", which may or may not itself be a Weapon of Sorrow.

Known Weapons of Sorrow[edit]



  • The Weapons from the Crota's End Raid appear as human-made armaments infused with Hive chitin; whether these are Weapons of Sorrow is unclear.
    • The weapons that also appear in the Crown of Sorrow Raid seem to be corrupted Reef weapons infused with Hive runes. Whether these are Weapons of Sorrow is also unclear.

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, Bounty description: A Light in the Dark
  2. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, Grimoire: Necrochasm
  3. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny 2: Season of Opulence, Lore: Shadow's Vest
  4. ^ Bungie (2022-5-5), Destiny 2, TWAB: [[1]]