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Wait for enemy to make a mistake. Die. Stand by for Ghost Resurrection. Repeat as necessary.
― In-game description

Fabian Strategy is an exotic auto rifle that can only be obtained from the quest Back in the Saddle. This weapon is exclusive to Titans and cannot be equipped by other classes.


Fabian Strategy can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

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


Fabian Strategy can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Crowd Control perk icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.
Kinetic Damage perk icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.

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Smooth Ballistics perk icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

CQB Ballistics perk icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Linear Compensator perk icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and impact. More recoil.

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Life Support perk icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.

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Flared Magwell perk icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Rifled Barrel perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Column 4[]

Front Lines perk icon Front Lines
Increased handling, stability, and rate of fire when enemies are close. Kills automatically reload a portion of the mag.

Removed Perks[]

Fabian Strategy previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

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

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size