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…once-mighty wings, now dewy and fragile and new, as again the silken threads encased its...
― In-game description

Imago Loop is a legendary hand cannon. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts and Legendary Marks.


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

Strike source icon Strike
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


Imago Loop can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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

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Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
SteadyHand IS perk icon SteadyHand IS
Stable sight.

Optimized for excellent recoil control.

TrueSight IS perk icon TrueSight IS
Flexible sight.

Light, with good recoil control. Strong target acquisition.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
FastDraw IS perk icon FastDraw IS
Standard sight.

A lightweight design, good for recoil control.

SureShot IS perk icon SureShot IS
Snapshot sight.

Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

QuickDraw IS perk icon QuickDraw IS
Agile sight.

Lightning-fast handling.

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Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of thirteen randomly selected perks.
Partial Refund perk icon Partial Refund
Chance to return a portion of the magazine after an assist.
Underdog perk icon Underdog
This weapon gains a boost to range and handling when health is low.
Rescue Mag perk icon Rescue Mag
Chance to refill this weapon's magazine when critically wounded.
Danger Close perk icon Danger Close
This weapon gains increased reload and handling when two or more enemies are in close proximity.
Surrounded perk icon Surrounded
This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.
Exhumed perk icon Exhumed
This weapon gains improved range and handling for a short time after revival.
Relentless Tracker perk icon Relentless Tracker
Kills with this weapon grant enhanced motion tracker resolution for a short time.
Outlaw perk icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Triple Tap perk icon Triple Tap
Rapidly landing precision hits will return one round to the magazine.
Hot Swap perk icon Hot Swap
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
Last Resort perk icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.

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Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Extended Mag perk icon Extended Mag
A larger magazine.
Hand Loaded perk icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Hammer Forged perk icon Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
Snapshot perk icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of ten randomly selected perks.
Braced Frame perk icon Braced Frame
Increased Stability

Reduced Magazine Size

Smallbore perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Explosive Rounds perk icon Explosive Rounds
Volatile payload explodes on impact, dealing a portion of the weapon's damage in an area.
Casket Mag perk icon Casket Mag
Increased Magazine Size

Reduced Stability

Reinforced Barrel perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

High Caliber Rounds perk icon High Caliber Rounds
Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.

Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

Injection Mold perk icon Feather Mag
Faster Reload

Reduced Magazine Size

Rifled Barrel perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Oiled Frame perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of seven randomly selected perks.
Mutiny perk icon Mutiny
This weapon deals bonus damage against Fallen Captains.
Will of Light perk icon Will of Light
This weapon deals bonus damage against Taken enemies.
Sword of Aegeus perk icon Sword of Aegeus
This weapon deals bonus damage against Vex Minotaurs.
Hannibal perk icon Hannibal
This weapon deals bonus damage against Cabal Centurions.
Malleus Maleficarum perk icon Malleus Maleficarum
This weapon deals bonus damage against Hive Wizards.
Disciplinarian perk icon Disciplinarian
This weapon deals a small amount of bonus damage to Fallen enemies.
Demotion perk icon Demotion
This weapon has a chance to stun Fallen Captains.

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Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of ten randomly selected perks.
Army of One perk icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Hidden Hand perk icon Hidden Hand
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Grenadier perk icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Firefly perk icon Firefly
Precision kills with this weapon cause the target to explode.
Luck in the Chamber perk icon Luck in the Chamber
One random bullet in the magazine causes considerable bonus damage.
Icarus perk icon Icarus
Improved accuracy while airborne.
Mulligan perk icon Mulligan
Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.
Life Support perk icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
Third Eye perk icon Third Eye
Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.
Reactive Reload perk icon Reactive Reload
Reloading this weapon after a kill grants a damage bonus for a short time.