For the Year 1 sniper rifle, see Patience and Time (Year 1).
If you've got it, they'll never see it coming.
― In-game description

Patience and Time is an exotic sniper rifle. It can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.


Patience and Time can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

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


Patience and Time can be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

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 1Edit

Field Choke perk icon Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

CQB Ballistics perk icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Aggressive Ballistics perk icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Column 2Edit

Third Eye perk icon Third Eye
Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.

Column 3Edit

Custom Optics perk icon Custom Optics
Precision glass for lower zoom, wider view.
Fitted Stock perk icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Field Scout perk icon Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.

Column 4Edit

Patience and Time perk icon Patience and Time
You gain active camouflage while aiming down the sights.



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