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The RS/3 Deacon is a tactical upgrade to the flexible Deacon series.
― In-game description

Deacon RS/3 is an Uncommon rocket launcher featured in Destiny.[1]


Deacon RS/3 can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Gunsmith source icon Gunsmith
Banshee-44, the Gunsmith, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
Unknown source icon Unknown
This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.
Crucible source icon Crucible
This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.


Deacon RS/3 can be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Kinetic Damage icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.
Void Damage icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Hard Launch icon Soft Launch
Increased Recoil.

Boost to Velocity.

Hard Launch icon Countermass
Less recoil.

Penalty to Blast Radius.

Hard Launch icon Warhead Verniers
More Velocity and Blast Radius.

Increased recoil.

Hard Launch icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boost to Velocity and decrease to Blast Radius.

Hard Launch icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to Velocity.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Hard Launch icon Hard Launch
More Velocity and Blast Radius.

Increased recoil.

Hard Launch icon Confined Launch
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to Velocity.

Hard Launch icon Aggressive Launch
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Blast Radius. Reduced Velocity and more recoil.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of sixteen randomly selected perks.
Grenades and Horseshoes icon Grenades and Horseshoes
Rockets from this weapon will detonate early based on proximity to targets.
Mulligan icon Mulligan
Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.
Tripod icon Tripod
This launcher's tube can hold three shells.
Tracking icon Tracking
Shells fired from this weapon track their targets
Feeding Frenzy icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
Spray and Play icon Reactive Reload
Reloading this weapon after a kill grants a damage bonus for a short time.
Surplus icon Surplus
Expect to find more ammo for this weapon.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Secret Round icon Who's Next?
A kill with the final round in the magazine increases reload speed.
Clown Cartridge icon Clown Cartridge
Reloading this weapon has a chance to grant a larger than normal magazine.
Outlaw icon Hair Trigger
This weapon doesn't require a full trigger pull to fire.
MIRV Mini icon MIRV Mini
Rockets fired from this weapon split into several smaller shells upon detonating.
Unflinching icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.
Take a Knee icon Private Eye
Optical zoom length is increased while crouched.
Spray and Play icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Vacuum icon Vacuum
Increases the pick-up radius of ammo drops for this weapon.

Column 3Edit

Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.


  1. Foman123 (20 June 2014) YouTubeDestiny Alpha - Resource Upload 29:17. Retrieved 25 July 2014.

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