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Red Herring


Added in the Witch Queen expansion to Destiny 2, Red Herring is an adaptive Void rocket launcher associated with Savathun’s Throne World. Let’s take a look at some of the best rolls for this weapon.

How to Get Red Herring in Destiny 2

You can obtain Red Herring from activities in the Throne World — that means story missions, lost sectors, ranking up with Fynch, and so on. Once you’ve obtained enough Deepsight rolls of the weapon, you can craft it.

Red Herring God Rolls

Red Herring PVE God Roll

  • Hard Launch
  • Impact Casing
  • Field Prep
  • Lasting Impression

Unfortunately for Red Herring, it’s outclassed in most Destiny 2 PVE situations by the craftable rocket launcher that debuted alongside it, Palmyra-D. This roll is going to be your best bet for DPS, but again, there are better rocket launchers you could use to damage bosses. Enhanced Field Prep gets you nine rockets without any reserves mods, just remember to crouch to get the reload speed bonus. A pretty uninspiring weapon overall — if you want to invest in a crafted rocket launcher, go with the aforementioned Palmyra-D or the Season of the Haunted Bump in the Night.


Red Herring PVP God Roll

  • Volatile Launch
  • Black Powder
  • Tracking Module
  • Lasting Impression

Ok, it’s probably not going to happen, but the possibility of sticking someone with a rocket from Red Herring is extremely funny. You have to give it that, at least. Should you run this? Objectively, no — again, there are better rockets for PVP, and in general there are better heavy weapon types. But how priceless would it be if you actually pulled it off? Imagine the look on their face… anyway, in conclusion Red Herring is kinda mid.

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merritt k

merritt k is Content Manager at Fanbyte, covering Destiny 2 and other live games.


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Launcher Barrel Slot

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Smart Drift Control

This barrel is broadly optimized for firing control. • Moderately controls recoil • Increases stability • Increases handling speed • Slightly increases projectile speed

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Quick Launch

This weapon's barrel provides faster projectiles and much faster aiming. • Greatly increases handling speed • Increases projectile speed

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Linear Compensator

This weapon's launch barrel is well-balanced. • Slightly increases projectile speed • Slightly increases blast radius • Slightly increases stability

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Hard Launch

This weapon's launch barrel is optimized for projectile speed. • Greatly increases projectile speed • Decreases stability • Slightly decreases blast radius

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

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Confined Launch

This weapon's launch parameters are particularly stable. • Greatly increases stability • Increases blast radius • Decreases projectile speed

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Volatile Launch

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