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For the Year 1 hand cannon, see Hawkmoon (Year 1).

Stalk thy prey and let loose thy talons upon the Darkness.
― In-game description

Hawkmoon is an exotic hand cannon. It can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.


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

Trials of Osiris source icon.png Trials of Osiris
This item can drop as a Trials of Osiris reward.
Nightfall source icon.jpg Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.
The Taken King source icon.png The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.
Xur, Agent of the Nine source icon.png Xûr, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
King's Fall source icon.png King's Fall
This item can drop in the King's Fall Raid.


Hawkmoon can be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

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

Column 1[]

Accurized Ballistics perk icon.png Accurized Ballistics
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Field Choke perk icon.png Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Aggressive Ballistics perk icon.png Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Column 2[]

Luck in the Chamber perk icon.png Luck in the Chamber
One random bullet in the magazine causes considerable bonus damage.

Column 3[]

Hammer Forged perk icon.png Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
Quickdraw perk icon.png Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Speed Reload perk icon.png Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.

Column 4[]

Holding Aces perk icon.png Holding Aces
Two more random bullets in your magazine deal considerable bonus damage.