Death is the best teacher.
― In-game description

Doctrine of Passing is a legendary auto rifle. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks.


Doctrine of Passing 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.


Doctrine of Passing can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

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

Column 1Edit

FastDraw IS perk icon FastDraw IS
Standard sight.

A lightweight design, good for recoil control.

Red Dot-ORA perk icon Red Dot-ORA
Slightly improved optics, improved handling
OEG Riflescope perk icon OEG Riflescope
Improved optics, improved range

Column 2Edit

Persistence perk icon Persistence
This weapon grows more accurate the longer it is fired.

Column 3Edit

Extended Mag perk icon Extended Mag
A larger magazine.
Smallbore perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Braced Frame perk icon Braced Frame
Increased Stability

Reduced Magazine Size

Column 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Hidden Hand perk icon Hidden Hand
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Counterbalance perk icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Rodeo perk icon Rodeo
Reduces the severity of this weapon's recoil.

Removed PerksEdit

Doctrine of Passing previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

MD-Reflex icon MD-Reflex
Significantly improved handling.
Red Dot-ORA2 icon Red Dot-ORA2
Slightly improved optics, improved handling.
OEG Riflescope perk icon OEG Riflescope
Improved optics, improved range
Reflex icon OEG
Slightly improved optics, improved handling.
OEG Riflescope icon OEG Riflescope
Improved optics, improved range
Hot Swap icon Hot Swap
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
Replenish icon Replenish
This weapon's magazine will be refilled whenever you unleash your Super.
Grave Robber icon Grave Robber
Melee kills while this weapon is equipped have a chance to refill the magazine.
Battle Runner icon Battle Runner
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.
Focused Fire icon Focused Fire
When zoomed, this weapon fires slower, but causes additional damage.
Spray and Play icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Hip Fire icon Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.
Crowd Control icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Lightweight icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Hand Loaded icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Fitted Stock icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Speed Reload icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Perfect Balance icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Injection Mold perk icon Appended Magazine
Increased Magazine Size

Slower Reload

Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Hand-laid Stock
Increased Stability

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Feather Mag
Faster Reload

Reduced Magazine Size

Armor Piercing Rounds icon Armor Piercing Rounds
These iridium-core rounds overpenetrate targets.

Their mass slows down weapon handling.

Injection Mold perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Injection Mold perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Eye of the Storm icon Eye of the Storm
This weapon becomes more accurate as your health gets lower.
Danger Close icon Danger Close
This weapon gains increased reload and handling when two or more enemies are in close proximity.
Surrounded icon Surrounded
This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.
Exhumed icon Exhumed
This weapon gains improved range and handling for a short time after revival.
Army of One icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Icarus icon Icarus
Improved accuracy while airborne.
Third Eye icon Third Eye
Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.
Glass Half Full icon Glass Half Full
The bottom half of each magazine causes additional damage.
Life Support icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.



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