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Think of space-time as a tapestry on a loom. This weapon is the needle.
― In-game description

Graviton Lance is an exotic pulse rifle. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Gunsmith Materials, and Legendary Shards.


This weapon has the following lore associated:

“So wait, that thing you found does… what?”

“It fires black holes.”

“No it doesn't.”

“Oh yeah. It does. Actual, tiny, bullet-sized black holes.”

“Did you tell the others?”

“Only that I found some weird gun in some overgrown tunnel back in Old Chicago. And that my Ghost was all, “THIS is why we were led here...'”

“Yours talks that way too?”

“What do you think?”

“OK, OK, but the gun—are you going to tell them?”

"Yeah, definitely."



"Oh no."

"Oh, yes."


Graviton Lance is available as a reward for completing the Campaign mission Sacrilege. The player is given the choice to obtain Sunshot, Riskrunner or Graviton Lance. Please note: Due to the game going free to play (New Light) it is not confirmed that this is still a legitimate way to obtain this gun.

The item can also be found in Exotic Engrams and can be purchased from Xur.

The Graviton Lance is a very reliable weapon that takes out crowds of fodder enemies with laughable ease. It may faulter at long range and when killing stronger enemies, as it deals limited damage and unlike Sunshot it does not fire a single high damage round. It is, although, more reliable and a better clear tool than Sunshot as it is a pulse rifle and does not depend heavily on accuracy, as well as its ability to create Void balls of energy on kill that pursue the nearest enemy and deal heavy damage. It also has a surprisingly high stun chance when used on enemies as well.

Because of its two-shot nature and relatively slow reload speed, it is best to go for headshots with the Graviton as they guarantee a one-hit kill on most fodder, while it takes three times as many shots if you go for bodyshots. Therefore, this makes it less reliable against Vex because of their small and hard to hit weak spots.


Graviton Lance can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Black Hole perk icon.png Black Hole
Second shot of a burst rips a hole through spacetime, doing high damage and recoil with no fall-off.

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Hammer-Forged Rifling perk icon.png Hammer-Forged Rifling
Durable ranged barrel.
  • Increases range

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Accurized Rounds perk icon.png Accurized Rounds
This weapon can fire longer distances.
  • Increases range

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Cosmology perk icon.png Cosmology
Kills with this weapon cause enemy targets to detonate into balls of void energy that will seek out the target.

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Fitted Stock perk icon.png Fitted Stock
This stock makes the weapon stable but heavy
  • Increases stability
  • Moderately controls recoil
  • Slightly decreases handling speed

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Default Ornament perk icon.png Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Graviton Lance perk icon.jpg Particle Accelerator
Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Graviton Lance.
Carina Nebula perk icon.jpg Carina Nebula
Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Graviton Lance. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked on all characters on your account.