Rat King
Exotic
We are small, but we are legion.
Item stats
  • 50
    Magazine
Primary
Impact
60
Range
30
Stability
40
Handling
40
Reload Speed
40
Rounds Per Minute
40
Hidden
Aim assistance
60
Recoil Direction
80
Zoom
12
Inventory Size
80
Weapon Perks
Rat Pack

This fully automatic 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
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.

Rat King Catalyst

Upgrades this weapon to a Masterwork. It will generate Orbs on multikills and gain a tracker that displays the number of enemies defeated by using it. You can upgrade it to improve its stats and perks.

Upgrade Masterwork

Defeat enemies and complete the Nightfall strike "Savathûn's Song" during Armsweek with Rat King equipped to unlock this upgrade.

Only Rat King PVE kills by fireteam members will advance the objective.

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.