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"Cryptarchs made a crystal that starts fires? Get me one. I don't care how you do it. Go!" — Cayde-6
― In-game description

Prometheus Lens is an exotic trace rifle. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Gunsmith Materials, and Legendary Shards.

LoreEdit

This weapon has the following lore associated:

How's it work? Ha! The underlying principles are quite simple, really. The gun's pyreliophorite crystal—

Pyreliophorite? It's an Ionian crystal which bears some resemblance to rudimentary perovskite, which is, as you should know, a crystal with unique photovoltaic properties—

Photovoltaic? It means "regarding the conversion of light into electricity."

No, no, the gun doesn't create electricity; the gun induces an external combustion reaction. It's perovskite that—

I just explained the perovskite! If you'd stop interrupting—

Wait. I remember you. You're one of Cayde's Hunters! Get out of here! Shoo! The Cryptarchy wants nothing to do with you!

SourcesEdit

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

Xur, Agent of the Nine source icon Xûr, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item and you can also get it from crucible rank ups

UpgradesEdit

Prometheus Lens can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Prismatic Inferno
Fires a Solar trace beam and generates a damaging heat field that grows while the weapon continues to fire.

Column 1Edit

Chambered Compensater
Stable barrel attachment.
  • Increases stability
  • Moderately controls recoil
  • Slightly decreases handling speed

Column 2Edit

Projection Fuse
Distance optimizations.
  • Increases range

Column 3Edit

Flame Retraction
Kills with this weapon return a fraction of the ammo used to the magazine, extending the beam's duration.

Column 4Edit

Composite Stock
This weapon has a versatile dual-purpose stock.
  • Slightly increases stability
  • Slightly increases handling speed

Column 5Edit

Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Eye of Osiris
Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Prometheus Lens. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked on all characters on your account.
Prism
Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Prometheus Lens. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked on all characters on your account.
Haetae's Judgment
Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Prometheus Lens. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked for all characters on your account.
Prometheus Catalyst
Upgrades this weapon to a Masterwork. It will generate Orbs on multikills and gain a tracker that displays the number of enemies defeated by using it. You can upgrade it to improve its stats and perks.
Upgrade Masterwork
Defeat enemies using Prometheus Lens to unlock this upgrade.

TriviaEdit

  • Prometheus Lens was released with a bug that caused it to be too powerful.[1]
    • In Update 1.1.1, the damage output was severely reduced until a permanent fix was released in January 2018.[2]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. , dmg04. (2017) "This Week at Bungie – 12/07/2017". Bungie. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  2. Twitter "Bungie tweet". Retrieved December 13, 2017.
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