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Folding was never an option.
― Cayde-6

Ace of Spades is an exotic hand cannon introduced in Destiny 2: Forsaken. Ace of Spades is the trusty Hand Cannon of Cayde-6, and was built specifically for him by Banshee-44. The gun is taken by Uldren Sov in the events of Forsaken. Uldren Sov uses it to kill Cayde-6. This weapon is later claimed by the Guardian.


This weapon has the following lore associated:

To whomst it may concern:
I, Cayde-6, being of sound(ish) mind and body, do hereby and henceforth and heretofore leave all my possessions to the person, alien, animal, or natural phenomenon what kills me.
Aforesaid possessions include, but are not limited to:
– The Ace of Spades
– Any and all stashes I've hidden throughout the system
– The Colonel, my faithful friend
– My debts, which follow:

This shows that Cayde was prepared and his debts are WAY too big.

The Colonel is Cayde-6's chicken, his faithful friend. Ace of Spades even has an Exotic Ornament called Salute to the Colonel. MINGMA. 9YUBi09.


Ace of Spades is automatically obtained after defeating the Chimera at the end of the Nothing Left to Say story mission. After returning to Banshee-44, the gunsmith tells the Guardian that in order for it to become usable, it must be recalibrated. An Exotic Questline is given, and the player must complete the following steps:

1. To collect the biorhythmic data that Banshee needs to tune the Ace of Spades to your hand, defeat enemies and invaders with Hand Cannons in Gambit matches. Defeated invaders count more toward this quest step's progress. NOTE: This requires you to kill an enemy invader, not kill enemies AS an invader.
2. Get 250 hand cannon kills in strikes.
3. Get 25 hand cannon precision (Headshot) kills in Crucible
4. Open the “Cayde’s Stash” chests hidden in four different locations. These chests can be found in the Patrol zones for Io, Nessus, European Dead Zone, and Tangled Shore. The Io secret stash can be found in the Terrabase Charon region within the Wraith Mines. The Nessus secret stash can be found in the Sunken Cavern. The Tangled Shore secret stash can be found in the Jetsam of Saturn region inside the Hellrise Canyon. The EDZ secret stash can be found in the Legion's Anchor region.
5. Complete the mission, Ace in the Hole.
6. Return to Banshee-44 to receive the Ace of Spades

In Destiny 2 you can get it from the Monument to lost lights. (you can only get it if you have the forsaken expansion)


Ace of Spades can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Momento Mori perk icon Memento Mori
Grants radar while aiming down sights. Bonus damage after kill-reload.

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Corkscrew Rifling perk icon Corkscrew Rifling
Balanced barrel
  • Slightly increases range and stability
  • Slightly increases handling speed

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High-Caliber Rounds perk icon High-Caliber Rounds
Shots from this weapon knock the target back farther
  • Slightly increases range

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Firefly perk icon Firefly
Precision kills with this weapon increase reload speed and cause the target to explode, dealing Solar damage to nearby enemies.

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Smooth Grip perk icon Smooth Grip
This weapon is slightly easier to hold and aim.
  • Slightly increases stability
  • Slightly increases handling speed

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Tracker Disabled perk icon Tracker Disabled
No tracker is displayed on this weapon.
Kill Tracker perk icon Kill Tracker
This weapon tracks the number of enemies you defeated with it.
Crucible Tracker perk icon Crucible Tracker
This weapon tracks the number of Crucible opponents you defeated with it.

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Default Ornament perk icon Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Last Hand perk icon Last Hand
Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Ace of Spades. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked for all characters on your account.