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"One day you will see them both." —Parables of the Allspring
― In-game description

Binary Dawn is a legendary shotgun. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks.


Binary Dawn can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


Binary Dawn can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1[]

Accurized Ballistics perk icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Field Choke perk icon Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Linear Compensator perk icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and impact. More recoil.

Column 2[]

Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.

Column 3[]

Flared Magwell perk icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Braced Frame perk icon Braced Frame
Increased Stability

Reduced Magazine Size

Field Scout perk icon Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.

Column 4[]

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Army of One perk icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Life Support perk icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
Exhumed perk icon Exhumed
This weapon gains improved range and handling for a short time after revival.
Close andor Personal perk icon Close and/or Personal
Short period of 25% bonus melee damage after landing a hit with this weapon.

Removed Perks[]

Binary Dawn previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Void Damage perk icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Arc Damage perk icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.
Smooth Ballistics icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Smart Drift Control icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

CQB Ballistics icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Aggressive Ballistics icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Soft Ballistics icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Rescue Mag icon Rescue Mag
Chance to refill this weapon's magazine when critically wounded.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Full Auto icon (Shotgun) Full Auto
This weapon can be fired in full auto mode.
Focused Fire icon Shot Package
Aiming this weapon reduces the spread of its projectiles.
Battle Runner icon Battle Runner
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.
High Caliber Rounds icon High Caliber Rounds
Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.

Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

Lightweight icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Single Point Sling icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Fitted Stock icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Injection Mold perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Injection Mold perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

Quickdraw icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Injection Mold perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Injection Mold perk icon Hand-laid Stock
Increased Stability

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Underdog icon Underdog
This weapon gains a boost to range and handling when health is low.
Danger Close icon Danger Close
This weapon gains increased reload and handling when two or more enemies are in close proximity.
Last Resort icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.
Surrounded icon Surrounded
This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.
Replenish icon Replenish
This weapon's magazine will be refilled whenever you unleash your Super.
Final Round icon Final Round
The last round in a magazine deals bonus damage.
Performance Bonus icon Performance Bonus
Kills with this weapon have the chance to grant bonus reserve ammo.