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For the Year 1 hand cannon, see The Last Word (Year 1).

"Yours…not mine." - Renegade Hunter Shin Malphur to Dredgen Yor
― In-game description

The Last Word is an exotic hand cannon. It can be purchased from Xûr, obtained as a random completion reward, from raids, or from the Prison of Elders.


The Last Word can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Raid Reprise source icon.png Raid Reprise
This item drops in a raid.
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 Xur, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.

Within Destiny 2, The Last Word was given by Shin Malphur to an unnamed Guardian in their attempt to slay a Hive Weapons Master during an exotic quest. The Guardian kept the weapon as a gift, bringing about the scrutiny of The Drifter (Character), due to The Drifter's allegiance with the Guardian and his hatred for Shin Malphur.


The Last Word can be upgraded with the following perks:

Kinetic Damage perk icon.png Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.

Column 0[]

Fan Fire icon.png Fan Fire
The weapon can be fired quickly and continuously.
Infuse perk icon.png Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1[]

Soft Ballistics icon.png Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Smart Drift Control icon.png Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

Aggressive Ballistics icon.png Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Column 2[]

Hip Fire icon.png Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.

Column 3[]

Single Point Sling icon.png Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
High Caliber Rounds icon.png High Caliber Rounds
Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.

Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

Perfect Balance icon.png Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.

Column 4[]

Finish Ascending icon.png Last Word
Improved stability and target acquisition when firing from the hip.

Column 5[]

Ornament perk icon.png Ornament: Sequel
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.
Ornament perk icon.png Ornament: Addendum
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.