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For the Year 2 sidearm, see Dreg's Promise (Year 2).

I am a marvel with ten thousand arms.
― In-game description

Dreg's Promise is an exotic sidearm introduced in the House of Wolves expansion. It could be obtained from the exotic weapon bounty The Elder Cipher. The weapon fires in 3-round bursts.


Dreg's Promise can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Prison of Elders source icon Prison of Elders
This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.

This item was also previously obtainable from one of the following sources:

Exotic Bounty source icon Exotic Bounty
This item is granted for completing the relevant exotic weapon bounty.


Dreg's Promise can be upgraded with the following perks:

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Arc Damage perk icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.
Performance Bonus icon Reserve Ammo
This weapon always has ammo on respawn.

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Soft Ballistics icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

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.

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Grave Robber icon Grave Robber
Melee kills while this weapon is equipped have a chance to refill the magazine.

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Snapshot icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Field Scout icon Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.
Perfect Balance icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.

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Shock Rounds icon Shock Rounds
High ricochet shock rounds with enhanced target acquisition.