"Let them feel every lash, every curse, every touch of malice that they first dealt to me." —Eris Morn
― In-game description

Touch of Malice is an exotic scout rifle that can only be obtained by completing the quest Hunger Pangs.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Touch of Malice can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon.png Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.
The Taken King source icon.png The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Touch of Malice can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[edit | edit source]

Touch of Malice perk icon.png Touch of Malice
Final round of the magazine regenerates and deals bonus damage at the cost of the wielder's life force.
Infuse perk icon.png Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.
Kinetic Damage perk icon.png Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.

Column 1[edit | edit source]

Soft Ballistics perk icon.png Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Smooth Ballistics perk icon.png Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Smart Drift Control perk icon.png Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

Column 2[edit | edit source]

Eye of the Storm perk icon.png Eye of the Storm
This weapon becomes more accurate as your health gets lower.

Column 3[edit | edit source]

Snapshot perk icon.png Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Hammer Forged perk icon.png Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
Flared Magwell perk icon.png Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.

Column 4[edit | edit source]

Touch of Mercy perk icon.png Touch of Mercy
Three rapid kills will return a portion of the wielder's health.

Column 5[edit | edit source]

Ornament perk icon.png Settled Score
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.

Removed Perks[edit | edit source]

Touch of Malice previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Ornament perk icon.png Ornament: Settled Score
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Update 2.4.0, Touch of Malice was updated to remove the Blessing of Light buff when the Touch of Malice perk is active.[2]
  • This weapon can be fired as an automatic weapon due to a hidden perk.

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