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It is not the height of the cliff, but the struggle of the climb that clears my eyes.
― In-game description

Glass Promontory is a legendary sniper rifle. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks.


Glass Promontory 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.


Glass Promontory can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

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

Column 1[]

ShortGaze SLH10 perk icon ShortGaze SLH10
Short-range scope.

Quick to aim, with good range.

LongView SLR20 perk icon Ambush SLH25
Agile, snappy scope.

Handles beautifully. Rewards a skilled hand.

EagleEye SLR20 perk icon EagleEye SLR20
Longest-range scope.

Heavy optics for pinpoint sniping.

Column 2[]

Performance Bonus perk icon Performance Bonus
Kills with this weapon have the chance to grant bonus reserve ammo.

Column 3[]

Quickdraw perk icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Snapshot perk icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

Column 4[]

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Hidden Hand perk icon Hidden Hand
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Replenish perk icon Replenish
This weapon's magazine will be refilled whenever you unleash your Super.
Perfectionist perk icon Perfectionist
Magazine is refunded if all shots fired are precision kills.
Last Resort perk icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.

Removed Perks[]

Glass Promontory previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Void Damage perk icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
LongView SLR20 perk icon SightSys SLS20
Very long distance scope.

Superb target acquisition and recoil control.

LongView SLR20 perk icon Hawkeye SLR15
Mid-zoom precision scope.

Increased range and target acquisition. Heavy.

WildHawk SLS20 icon WildHawk SLS20
Improved optics, decreased handling, improved range, slightly decreased stability.
LongView SLR20 perk icon LongView SLR20
Long-range scope.

Excellent target acquisition. Improves weapon range.

LongView SLR20 perk icon LongView SLR10
Low-zoom scope.

Improved range and handling.

ViewTac SLH20 icon ViewTac SLH20
Improved optics, significantly improved handling.
LongView SLR20 perk icon TacSys SLS15
Mid-zoom scope.

Useful for unpredictable situations.

Guerilla Fighter icon Guerilla Fighter
Increased accuracy, handling and damage resistance when shooting this weapon from behind cover.
Underdog icon Underdog
This weapon gains a boost to range and handling when health is low.
Eye of the Storm icon Eye of the Storm
This weapon becomes more accurate as your health gets lower.
Partial Refund icon Partial Refund
Chance to return a portion of the magazine after an assist.
Life Support icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
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.
Triple Tap icon Triple Tap
Rapidly landing precision hits will return one round to the magazine.
Armor Piercing Rounds icon Armor Piercing Rounds
These iridium-core rounds overpenetrate targets.

Their mass slows down weapon handling.

Explosive Rounds icon Explosive Rounds
Volatile payload explodes on impact, dealing a portion of the weapon's damage in an area.
Skip Rounds icon Skip Rounds
Ceramic-jacketed rounds ricochet on hard surfaces.

Their extreme density lets you carry more rounds in reserve. Added mass slows down weapon handling.

Perfect Balance icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Speed Reload icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Injection Mold perk icon Hand-laid Stock
Increased Stability

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Injection Mold perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Casket Mag
Increased Magazine Size

Reduced Stability

Injection Mold perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Injection Mold perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Hot Swap icon Hot Swap
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
Firefly icon Firefly
Precision kills with this weapon cause the target to explode.
Spray and Play icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Outlaw icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Mulligan icon Mulligan
Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.
Unflinching icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.