A lone wolf who lives for the perfect shot.
― In-game description

Gunslinger is a Hunter subclass in Destiny.[1][2] Gunslinger's super ability is Golden Gun, a powerful illuminated hand cannon that only allows for three shots, but deals tremendous damage to enemies.[2] Gunslinger also contains some area-control passive abilities that allow players to force enemies to take certain paths or doors.[2] The Golden Gun does not critically hit. Gunslinger Hunters have a natural affinity to ranged combat, unlike a Bladedancer Hunter's close combat focus.

Skill Tree


Incendiary Grenade perk icon Incendiary Grenade
An explosive grenade that sets enemies on fire, causing additional damage to them.
Swarm Grenade perk icon Swarm Grenade
A grenade which detonates on impact, releasing multiple drones that seek nearby enemies.
Tripmine Grenade perk icon Tripmine Grenade
An explosive grenade that sticks to surfaces and detonates when enemies pass through its laser trigger.


Double Jump perk icon Double Jump
Jump a second time after leaving the ground.


Better Control perk icon Better Control
Upgrades Double Jump for better directional control while in the air.
Triple Jump perk icon Triple Jump
Upgrades Double Jump with a third jump.
Higher Jump perk icon Higher Jump
Upgrades Double Jump for even greater height.

Super Ability

Golden Gun perk icon Golden Gun
Summon a flaming pistol which disintegrates enemies with Solar Light.


Deadeye perk icon Deadeye
Significantly increases the accuracy and damage of Golden Gun.
Combustion perk icon Combustion
Killing enemies with Golden Gun causes them to explode after about one second.
Amplify perk icon Gunfighter
Reduces the cooldown of Golden Gun, allowing it to be used more often.


Throwing Knife perk icon Throwing Knife
Throw a knife from a distance.


Circle of Life perk icon Circle of Life
Getting a precision kill with Throwing Knife reduces Golden Gun's cooldown.
Incendiary Blade perk icon Incendiary Blade
Throwing Knife sets enemies on fire, dealing additional damage over time.
Knife Juggler perk icon Knife Juggler
Precision kills with Throwing Knife immediately resets its cooldown.

Class Modifiers

Path Forgotten perk icon Path Forgotten
Training focused on toughness and speed.
Path Forgotten perk icon Path Forbidden
Training focused on battle recovery and speed.
Path Forgotten perk icon Path Unknown
Training focused on battle recovery and toughness.

Ability Modifiers

Scavenger perk icon Scavenger
Picking up ammo reduces the cooldown of your grenade and Throwing Knife.
Keyhole perk icon Keyhole
Golden Gun overpenetrates and can damage multiple targets.
Gunslinger's Trance perk icon Gunslinger's Trance
Precision kills increase weapon stability. Stacks up to 3 times.

Attribute Modifiers

Way of the Drifter perk icon Way of the Drifter
Training focused on all attributes.
Way of the Drifter perk icon Way of the Fearless
Training focused on toughness at all costs.
Way of the Drifter perk icon Way of the Nomad
Training focused on maximum battle recovery.

Additional Modifiers

Chain of Woe perk icon Chain of Woe
Precision kills increase weapon reload speed. Stacks up to 3 times.
Over the Horizon perk icon Over the Horizon
Increases the range of Golden Gun.
Gambler's Dagger perk icon Gambler's Dagger
Gain an additional Throwing Knife.

Subclass Armor



  1. Miller, Matt. (January 2014 Print Edition) "A Player's Journey: Destiny". Game Informer. Retrieved 31 Dec. 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Vore, Bryan. (2013-12-27) "The Character Progression of Destiny". Game Informer. Retrieved 31 Dec. 2013.
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