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"It is the blind eye that knows most keenly what it does not see." —Parables of the Allspring
― In-game description

The Unseeing Eye is a legendary machine gun. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks.


The Unseeing Eye can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


The Unseeing Eye can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

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

Column 1[]

Smooth Ballistics perk icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Field Choke perk icon Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Aggressive Ballistics perk icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Column 2[]

Zen Moment perk icon Zen Moment
Causing damage with this weapon increases its stability.

Column 3[]

Flared Magwell perk icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Reinforced Barrel perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Field Scout perk icon Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.

Column 4[]

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Battle Runner perk icon Battle Runner
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.
Eye of the Storm perk icon Eye of the Storm
This weapon becomes more accurate as your health gets lower.
Persistence perk icon Persistence
This weapon grows more accurate the longer it is fired.

Removed Perks[]

The Unseeing Eye previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage perk icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.
Accurized Ballistics icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

CQB Ballistics icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Linear Compensator icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and Impact. More recoil.

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

Penalty to range.

Soft Ballistics icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Guerilla Fighter icon Guerilla Fighter
Increased accuracy, handling and damage resistance when shooting this weapon from behind cover.
Underdog icon Underdog
This weapon gains a boost to range and handling when health is low.
Life Support icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
Danger Close icon Danger Close
This weapon gains increased reload and handling when two or more enemies are in close proximity.
Surrounded icon Surrounded
This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.
Hip Fire icon Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.
Counterbalance icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Perfect Balance icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Fitted Stock icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Speed Reload icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
High Caliber Rounds icon High Caliber Rounds
Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.

Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

Skip Rounds icon Skip Rounds
Ceramic-jacketed rounds ricochet on hard surfaces.

Their extreme density lets you carry more rounds in reserve. Added mass slows down weapon handling.

Quickdraw icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Hand-laid Stock
Increased Stability

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Braced Frame
Increased Stability

Reduced Magazine Size

Armor Piercing Rounds icon Armor Piercing Rounds
These iridium-core rounds overpenetrate targets.

Their mass slows down weapon handling.

Injection Mold perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Injection Mold perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Rangefinder icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Last Resort icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.
Hot Swap icon Hot Swap
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
Army of One icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Hidden Hand icon Hidden Hand
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Crowd Control icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Feeding Frenzy icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.