Rat King
Exotic
We are small, but we are legion.
Item stats
  • 200
    Attack (Kinetic)
  • 15
    Magazine
Primary
Impact
49
Range
37
Stability
46
Handling
46
Reload Speed
46
Rounds Per Minute
300
Hidden
Aim assistance
60
Recoil Direction
80
Zoom
12
Inventory Size
60
Weapon Perks
Rat Pack

This weapon becomes stronger when nearby allies also have it equipped. Stacks up to 6 times.

Smallbore

Dual strength barrel.
• Increases range
• Increases stability

Tactical Mag

This weapon has multiple tactical improvements.
• Slightly increases stability
• Increases reload speed
• Slightly increases magazine size

Vermin

Reloading immediately after a kill grants a brief period of invisibility.

Smooth Grip

This weapon is slightly easier to hold and aim.
• Slightly increases stability
• Slightly increases handling speed

Weapon Mods
Weapon Attack Mod

Equip this to a Kinetic or Exotic weapon to increase its attack value.

Default Ornament

Restores your weapon to its default appearance.

Black Plague

Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Rat King.

Catacombs

Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Rat King. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked on all characters on your account.

Lore
The stories are passed from child to child, whispered in the streets and on the playground like any good legend. “Don't ever venture beyond the wall and sight of the Tower,” parents warn, citing these cautionary tales that speak of the boy's many deaths. Exposure. Hunger. Sickness. Cutthroats. Living nightmares. And on. And on. The children, however, have their own truths. To them, the boy never died. They call him the Rat King. The children believe he leads the forgotten among them out of the City on grand adventures. They say he and his misfit army saved the world. But children say many things, and the Vanguard maintains their official stance: there is no Rat King and his army never existed. That's what the elders believe. I choose to believe otherwise.