Fighting Lion
"I call it the Zhang Fei. It hits almost as hard as I do." —Wei Ning
Item stats
  • 330
    Attack (Void)
  • 1
Blast Radius
Reload Speed
Rounds Per Minute
Aim assistance
Recoil Direction
Weapon Perks
Delayed Gratification

Grenade projectiles will bounce off surfaces. Hold to fire, and release to detonate.


This weapon is weighted for vertical recoil.
• Greatly controls recoil
• Increases stability
• Increases handling speed

Implosion Rounds

This weapon's projectiles travel faster and have a controlled explosion.
• Increases projectile speed
• Greatly increases stability
• Decreases blast radius

Thin the Herd

Direct hits do more damage to enemy combatant shields. Rapid kills against grenade-damaged enemies refill the magazine. Kills always drop Energy ammo.

Short-Action Stock

This weapon is especially easy to grip.
• Greatly 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.

Jade Countenance

Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Fighting Lion.

Lupus Visage

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

Fighting Lion Catalyst

Upgrades this weapon to a Masterwork. It will generate Orbs on multikills and can be upgraded to provide additional stats and perks.

This weapon will also gain a tracker that displays the number of enemies defeated by using it.

Upgrade Masterwork

Defeat enemies and complete the Nightfall strike "The Pyramidion" during Armsweek with Fighting Lion equipped to unlock this upgrade.

Wei Ning punched the mountain. It moved. A microscopic shudder, but enough to make her punch it again. “They're just angry that you keep winning without a gun.” Her Ghost danced fretfully around her fist. “That's why they say these things. Jealousy.” “I tell you,” Ning grunted, shattering granite, “someday they'll lose their smart guns and fancy ships, and then they'll wish they'd listened! There's one weapon you can always count on, and it's your strong hand.” “Eriana would be sad to hear you dismissing machines.” Her Ghost bobbed slyly up to her shoulder. “Eriana would ask if those mighty hands could build a machine in the image of your strength. Just like she was made in the image of a woman.” Wei Ning tapped her fists together. “Huh,” she said.