"I cannot permit you to exist."
― In-game description

Black Hammer is a legendary sniper rifle. It can only be obtained as a random loot drop in the Crota's End raid. This weapon can be earned as an Exotic Version called Black Spindle.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Black Hammer can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Crota's End source icon.png Crota's End
This item can drop during the Crota's End Raid.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Black Hammer can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[edit | edit source]

Solar Damage perk icon.png Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.

Column 1[edit | edit source]

LongView SLR20 perk icon.png Ambush SLH25
Agile, snappy scope.

Handles beautifully. Rewards a skilled hand.

TacSys SLS15 perk icon.png TacSys SLS15
Mid-zoom scope.

Useful for unpredictable situations.

Hawkeye SLR15 perk icon.png Hawkeye SLR15
Mid-zoom precision scope.

Increased range and target acquisition. Heavy.

Column 2[edit | edit source]

White Nail perk icon.png White Nail
Rapidly landing three precision shots will refill the magazine from your reserves.

Column 3[edit | edit source]

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

Column 4[edit | edit source]

Snapshot perk icon.png Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Flared Magwell perk icon.png Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Perfect Balance perk icon.png Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.

Column 5[edit | edit source]

Mulligan perk icon.png Mulligan
Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.

Column 6[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Damage perk icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.
Hive Disruptor perk icon.png Hive Disruptor
Increase damage to Hive Majors.

Column 7[edit | edit source]

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

Removed Perks[edit | edit source]

Black Hammer previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Ascend icon.png Ascend
Increases the Attack value of this weapon to the highest available in Year 1.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon was remade in Year 2 as the exotic sniper rifle Black Spindle.
  • The original Black Hammer was wielded by Crota. His sisters harassed him because the weapon simply removed existence, unlike the Spindle, which bound targets to alternate existences of endless torture.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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