Season of the Haunted

How to get The Jade Rabbit (Exotic Scout Rifle) in Destiny 2

The Jade Rabbit is hot property right now, due to a sandbox change to High-Impact Scout Rifles. If you spend any amount of time in the crucible, you will have seen more of The Jade Rabbit, as it’s become more deadly over the past few weeks. The good news is it’s pretty easy to get hold of, so if you’re still looking to get your hands on the Jade Rabbit, then I am going to walk you through that process today. I’ll also be checking out the catalyst, plus how to get it, so you can be as deadly as possible when you hop into PVP.

First of all, today let’s have a look at this Exotic Scout Rifle. Looking at the stats we have Impact 67, Range 80, Stability 40, Handling 21, Reload Speed 54, Rounds Per Minute 150, and Magazine 10. The Jade Rabbit is an Exotic Kinetic Scout Rifle and comes with a couple of interesting perks:

  • The Fate of All Fools – Chain body shots to gain bonus damage on your next precision shot and return ammo to the magazine.
  • Zen Moment – Causing damage with this weapon increases its stability.

The Jade Rabbit is a great opening weapon for duals in Crucible. If you can surprise your opponent, then it’s likely you’ll be able to take them down, especially with a few well-placed headshots. The Fate of All Fools does make The Jade Rabbit stand out. This gives the weapon increased precision shot damage and returns ammo to the magazine if you can chain body shots together before landing a precision hit. If you are a skilled player in the crucible, this could remove the need to reload. This allows players to get in a few body shots and then a precision shot to the head for a quick kill. It may seem a little against the grain to shoot for the body, but once you get into the motions with The Jade Rabbit you’ll find it great fun.

This is why you have been seeing much more of Jade Rabbit, because of Hotfix 4.1.5, released in Destiny 2 in July 2022. The patch notes say about High Impact (150 RPM) Scout Rifles:

  • Increased body damage from 38.2 to 42, crit moves from 66.9 to 73.5.
  • Can 2 crit 1 body against 189 HP or lower, kills in 1.60s in body shots.

To put into context what this means for The Jade Rabbit and its popularity, it’s currently sitting at the top of the Trials Charts for weapon kills this weekend (it’s the 31st of July 2022). It’s accounted for 11% of all kills in Trials this weekend. Plus looking at the Competitive PVP Insights on Destiny Tracker, it’s being used by about 4% of the player base right now, which is the second most popular weapon only behind No Time To Explain. I expect it to rise above No Time To Explain after Trials this weekend, it’s that popular.

Scout Rifles aren’t everyone’s cup of tea in Crucible, but now is a great time to try out Jade Rabbit. If you have been playing Destiny 2 for a while, then it’s likely you’ll have Jade Rabbit sitting in your vault. If you haven’t got it, not to worry… I’ll get to that next.

How to get Jade Rabbit in Destiny 2

To get The Jade Rabbit you’ll have to pray to the RNG gods and get it to drop from an Exotic engram. The good news is you can farm exotics from Nightfalls, Master or Grandmaster Nightfalls are the best for this. The best way to do this is to get a few people together, either friends, clanmates or people on LFG. Friends and Clanmates is straightforward, but if you are going into LFG then post up you are looking to farm exotic rewards and you’ll find people in now time. Complete the highest level Nightfall as quickly as you can and repeat and watch those exotic rewards rain down on you and your fireteam. Fingers crossed and one of them will be The Jade Rabbit.

You can also get The Jade Rabbit from Xur, he sells an exotic engram each week plus he has exotic drop protection there, so if you have all the other exotics then you’ll get The Jade Rabbit. Either way, you’re going to have to rely on a bit of RNG, but hopefully, you’ll have many of the exotics from Xur already. If you have been playing the game for some time, you may find The Jade Rabbit just sitting there in your vault, who knows you may have gotten lucky before and stored it away for another day. Well, that day is now, so dust off the Jade Rabbit and get it out of your vault.

How to get the Jade Rabbit Catalyst

The Jade Rabbit Catalyst is a random drop from defeating Guardians in Crucible. You don’t have to win matches to get it to drop, just kill Guardians, with the Jade Rabbit in your inventory.

How to level up The Jade Rabbit Catalyst

To complete the catalyst you need to get 250 kills with The Jade Rabbit. You can do this in a number of places in the game, ideally where there are a lot of enemies.

I think the best place to go is the Shuro Chi location in the Last Wish Raid. To get there quickly you can enter with 4 at the wishing wall, and teleport to the Shuro Chi location. Once you are there you can use The Jade Rabbit to kill hundreds of Taken in minutes, plus you have infinite ammo, given it’s a primary weapon.

Another good place is the Altars of Sorrow, which can be found on the moon. The main issues with these locations are that other fire team members are going to be there, and they may be stealing your kills. Ideally, you want to be somewhere solo, so you can maximize your kills and get it done quickly.

If you have access to the 30th-anniversary pack then a relatively new farming location has been added to the game, with the start of the Grasp of Avarice Dungeon. Here you have multiple enemies, constantly respawning, which makes it nice and easy to power up catalysts. You can find this on the Cosmodrome.

What the Jade Rabbit Catalyst does

The Jade Rabbit Catalyst gives the weapon an increase by 27 to the stability stat. Stability works great with The Fate of All Fools, as this allows players to chain body shots for a boost to damage on follow-up precision shots. If you can land that precision shot then you’ll get a boost to damage plus ammo refunded into the magazine. Stability is always going to help for getting inaccurate shots.

Let me know in the comments what you think of the Jade Rabbit.