(Current as of Patch 2.8.0)

PvE

Tested in Presage Hangar where there are 3 Scorn captains, one with each shield.

Damage vs Shields

Stat No Shield Void Arc Solar
Raw Damage 9,423 + 1,436 12,416 + 7,501 + 3095 13,351 + 3,576 13,351 + 3,576
Total Damage 10,859 26,366 16,927 16,927
% Change (base) 212% 156% 156%

Damage per Combatant Tier

Stat Minor Major Boss
Raw 16,387+2,095 11,545+1,760 10,995 + 1,676
Total 18,482 14,954 12,761
% Change (base) 72% 68%

Sustained DPS

The time it would take to shoot 20 rounds (not counting the first shot since it starts the timer) is best case:

Manual reloading, 2x Enhanced Reloaders: 1:46 seconds.

Boss DPS is therefore 6,941 damage/sec, best case.

For comparison, Whisper of the Worm with Whispered Breathing is ~30,000 dps. Lion’s burst damage is nearly 2x as much damage as its sustained damage. So use it as an opener before beginning your DPS if you want.

Fall-off

Damage fall-off after 2.8.0 appears to be between 3.5m and 4.0m.

FL Blast Radius Test

PvP

Base damage

144 splash + 22 direct hit damage. Refer to Patch Notes for more information.

Rifts, Wells & Weapons of Light

Damage Bonus Explosion Direct Total
Base N/A 144 22 166
Post-death 22% 175 27 202
Empowering 20% 173 27 200
Charged with Light 20% 173 27 200
Inertia Override 20% 173 27 200
Well 25% 180 27 207
Weapons of Light 34% 194 29 223

Damage Against Titan Barricades

In patch 2.8.0, Titan Barricades have been given increased health to 600 hp, but now take 30% extra damage from Grenade Launchers.

This means that Lion rounds now do 184 splash and 34 direct hit damage, so it will take three (3) Lion rounds to break a shield.

dead barricades

Crucially, the damage numbers against the shield are precision yellow. This means that when you fire a shot around a shield, you can now distinguish between the damage the Titan is taking and the shield is taking.

Damage vs each Super

Warlock

Element Ability Explosion Direct Total Damage Resist
Solar Daybreak 71 11 82 51%
  Well of Radiance 144 22 166 0%
  Sword in the Well 116 18 134 19%
Arc Stormtrance 68 11 79 52%
  Chaos Reach 87 14 101 39%
Void Nova Bomb 144 22 166 0%
  Nova Warp 71 11 82 51%
Stasis Shadebinder 71 11 82 51%
  Shade Whisper of Chains 53 9 62 63%
  Normal Whisper of Chains 108 17 125 25%

Hunter

Element Ability Explosion Direct Total Damage Resist
Solar Golden Gun 144 22 166 0%
  Blade Barrage 74 12 86 48%
Arc Arcstaff 68 11 79 52%
  Arcstaff Reflection 144 22 166 0%
  Lighting Reflexes 98 15 113 32%
Void Spectral Blades 70 11 81 51%
  Spectral Blades (invis) 66 11 77 54%
  Shadowshot (roaming) 68 11 79 52%
  Shadowshot (single) 68 11 79 52%
  Tether 144 22 166 0%
Stasis Revenant 68 11 79 48%
  Revenant Whisper of Chains 51 8 59 64%
  Whisper of Chains 108 17 125 25%

Titan

Element Ability Explosion Direct Total Damage Resist
Solar Hammer of Sol 71 11 82 51%
  Burning Maul 68 11 79 52%
Arc Fist of Havoc 68 11 79 52%
  Thundercrash 48 11 59 64%
Void Sentinel Shield 68 11 79 52%
  Titan with Armor of Light 116 22 138 17%
Stasis Behemoth 58 9 67 60%
  Behemoth Whisper of Chains 44 7 50 70%
  Normal Whisper of Chains 108 17 125 25%

Self-Damage & Point Blank Damage

You can’t see damage numbers against yourself, but point-blank and perfect return damage to you (cough Antaneus Wards cough) will do the same 168 perfect damage you would do to an opponent. It looks like this:

self-damage