The Prospector
Exotic
"Some things should stay buried."
Item stats
  • 600
    Attack (Arc)
  • 8
    Magazine
Primary
Blast Radius
10
Velocity
64
Stability
42
Handling
55
Reload Speed
32
Rounds Per Minute
165
Hidden
Aim assistance
60
Recoil Direction
75
Zoom
13
Inventory Size
30
Weapon Perks
Excavation

Hold to fire grenades. Release to detonate all live grenades simultaneously. Grenades stick to surfaces and set targets on fire.

Volatile Launch

This weapon is optimized for an especially explosive payload.
• Greatly increases blast radius
• Slightly decreases handling speed
• Slightly decreases projectile speed

Augmented Drum

Heavy, high capacity drum.
• Greatly increases magazine size
• Greatly decreases reload speed

Full Auto Trigger System

Holding down the trigger will fire this weapon at full auto.

Hand-Laid Stock

This weapon is optimized for recoil control.
• Increases stability

Weapon Mods
Default Ornament

Restores your weapon to its default appearance.

Comstock Lode

Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of The Prospector.

Belvedere

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

Prospector 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 "The Arms Dealer" during Armsweek with the Prospector equipped to unlock this upgrade.

Lore
“Get your axe and your pick and your shovel and your spine. We're goin' prospectin'.” “What?” “That. The quote. I don't get it.” “It's an old saying. It's about puttin' in a hard day's work.” “Seems… antiquated.” “How so?” “My grenade launcher's full auto and goes boom on command. What do I need hand tools for?” “It's a metaphor. It ain't literal. At least not anymore. Your launcher is your hand tool.” “Ahh. Got it. Good to know.”