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" when death becomes an afterthought."
― In-game description

The First Curse is an exotic hand cannon that can only be obtained by completing the quest Imprecation. It can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.


The First Curse can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


The First Curse can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

Dead Eye perk icon Dead Eye
Bonus to range, stability, and movement speed when aiming down sights.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1[]

CQB Ballistics perk icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Smooth Ballistics perk icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Soft Ballistics perk icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Column 2[]

Triple Tap perk icon Triple Tap
Rapidly landing precision hits will return one round to the magazine.

Column 3[]

Quickdraw perk icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Speed Reload perk icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.

Column 4[]

The First Curse perk icon The First Curse
First precision kill of the magazine refills it, granting bonuses to range and stability until the player reloads.


  • The overall design of this weapon (barrel in the lower part of the frame, handle design and hammer location) is similar to the real life MaTeBa Unica 6 (also called the MaTeBa Autorevolver).