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With your own hands you forged the mighty Dark-Drinker. Now take it in hand and slake its thirst.
― In-game description

Dark-Drinker is an exotic sword in The Taken King. It is the upgraded version of Void Edge, obtained through A Sword Reforged. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and an Exotic Shard.


Dark Drinker's special attack is Supermassive Vortex, a spin attack that damages all nearby enemies in any direction. This attack is useful for pushing back enemies in any direction, making it great for crowd control. It also comes equipped with Void Guard, which protects against Solar and Arc attacks, and increased armor. The weapon is especially useful for taking down high-level enemies since the special attack allow it to damage multiple hit-boxes in one use of its special attack.


Dark-Drinker can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward from A Sword Reforged.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


Dark-Drinker can be upgraded with the following perks:

Void Damage perk icon Void Edge
This weapon deals Void damage.

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Sword Strike icon Sword Strike
Use R1/RB to attack with the sword.
Void-Forged Guard icon Void-Forged Guard
Use to guard. Effective against Arc and Solar attacks, less effective against Void attacks.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

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Tempered Light icon Tempered Light
Increased Armor when wielding the sword.

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Scabbard icon Scabbard
Increases Sword Ammo Capacity
Momentum Transfer icon Die by the Sword
Kills with the sword replenish grenade energy.

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Supermassive Vortex icon Supermassive Vortex
Use to unleash a spiral of Void energy in all directions.

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Scabbard icon Scabbard
Increases Sword Ammo Capacity
Void Armor icon Warrior of Light
Increased damage for your attack.