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"I will not find shade here." —Parables of the Allspring
― In-game description

The Tamarind is a legendary rocket launcher. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks.


The Tamarind can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


The Tamarind can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1[]

Hard Launch perk icon Hard Launch
More Velocity and Blast Radius.

Increased recoil.

Linear Compensator perk icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boost to Velocity and decrease to Blast Radius.

Warhead Verniers perk icon Warhead Verniers
More Velocity and Blast Radius.

Increased recoil.

Column 2[]

Battle Runner perk icon Battle Runner
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.

Column 3[]

Heavy Payload perk icon Heavy Payload
Increases warhead blast radius.
Javelin perk icon Javelin
Increases warhead velocity.
Field Scout perk icon Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.

Column 4[]

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Grenades and Horseshoes perk icon Grenades and Horseshoes
Rockets from this weapon will detonate early based on proximity to targets.
Tracking perk icon Tracking
Shells fired from this weapon track their targets
Grenadier perk icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Army of One perk icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.

Removed Perks[]

The Tamarind previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Void Damage perk icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Arc Damage perk icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.
Hard Launch perk icon Confined Launch
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to Velocity.

Hard Launch perk icon Aggressive Launch
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Blast Radius. Reduced Velocity and more recoil.

Hard Launch perk icon Soft Launch
Increased Recoil.

Boost to Velocity.

Hard Launch perk icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to Velocity.

Hard Launch perk icon Countermass
Less recoil.

Penalty to Blast Radius.

Last Resort icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.
Life Support icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
Danger Close icon Danger Close
This weapon gains increased reload and handling when two or more enemies are in close proximity.
Tripod icon Tripod
This launcher's tube can hold three shells.
Quickdraw icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Fitted Stock icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Perfect Balance icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Single Point Sling icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Flared Magwell icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Snapshot icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Spray and Play icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Clown Cartridge icon Clown Cartridge
Reloading this weapon has a chance to grant a larger than normal magazine.
Vacuum icon Vacuum
Increases the pick-up radius of ammo drops for this weapon.
Cluster Bomb icon Cluster Bomb
Rockets create cluster bombs when they detonate.