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The inscription, written in a Cabal dialect, reads: "Victory or death!"
― In-game description

Skyburner's Oath is an exotic scout rifle. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Gunsmith Materials, and Legendary Shards.


This weapon has the following lore associated:

Some grunts are born to fight the war. Yes, they're loyal and true, and when the call comes "hot drop in five," well, they're always first in the queue. But I'm not one of them. I'm no hero, I'm in no hurry to die. I shot my own squad on Phobos, when death came to wear us like armor. I rode the Primus's ship that rammed the Hive dreadnaught. Second wave out the hatch. We won that fight. Victory or death. We're not dead, so we won.

Now this is the end, brothers, our final fight. Ghaul's here to finish it. Mars taught us how to fight Guardians. The Hive taught us how to eat their Light. Remember that we made it possible. The Red Legion ends it. But we held the line and we didn't die. That's victory. It says so on the gun.


Skyburner's Oath can be obtained via loot drops, Exotic Engrams, or as a Vendor Reward.


Skyburner's Oath can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

Slug Rifle perk icon.png Slug Rifle
This weapon fires Solar slugs that get stronger when aiming down sights.

Column 1[]

Extended Barrel perk icon.png Extended Barrel
Weighty barrel extension.
  • Increases range
  • Decreases handling speed

Column 2[]

Extended Mag perk icon.png Extended Mag
This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.
  • Greatly increases magazine size
  • Greatly decreases reload speed

Column 3[]

For the Empire perk icon.png For the Empire
This weapon is Full Auto, does extra damage to Cabal, and penetrates Phalanx shields.

Column 4[]

Short-Action Stock perk icon.png Short-Action Stock
This weapon is especially easy to grip.
  • Greatly increases handling speed

Column 5[]

Default Ornament perk icon.png Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Skyburner's Oath perk icon.jpg Beware the Red Legion
Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Skyburner's Oath.