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Black Spindle is an exotic sniper rifle that is guaranteed to drop by completing the alternate ending of the Lost to Light story mission. It can also be obtained as a Random Drop from the 390 Light version of Crota's End.


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

Raid Reprise source icon Raid Reprise
This item drops in a raid.
Unknown source icon Unknown
This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


Black Spindle can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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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.

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Smooth Ballistics perk icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Field Choke perk icon Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

CQB Ballistics perk icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

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

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

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

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Ornament perk icon Ragabone
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.
Ornament perk icon Cold between Stars
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.