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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.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.


Patience and Time can be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

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

Column 1[]

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

Increased recoil.

CQB Ballistics perk icon.png CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

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

Enhanced impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Column 2[]

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

Column 3[]

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

Column 4[]

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