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Here in this desert of glass and hardship, you will find true refreshment.
― In-game description

The Water Star is a legendary hand cannon. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks.


The Water Star 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 Water Star can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

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

Column 1[]

SteadyHand IS perk icon SteadyHand IS
Stable sight.

Optimized for excellent recoil control.

QuickDraw IS perk icon QuickDraw IS
Agile sight.

Lightning-fast handling.

SureShot IS perk icon SureShot IS
Snapshot sight.

Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

Column 2[]

Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.

Column 3[]

Quickdraw perk icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Reinforced Barrel perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Hand-laid Stock perk icon Hand-laid Stock
Increased Stability

Reduced Range

Column 4[]

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Third Eye perk icon Third Eye
Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.
Hidden Hand perk icon Hidden Hand
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Army of One perk icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Underdog perk icon Underdog
This weapon gains a boost to range and handling when health is low.

Removed Perks[]

The Water Star previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

TrueSight IS icon TrueSight IS
Flexible sight.

Light, with good recoil control. Strong target acquisition.

TrueSight IS icon FastDraw IS
Standard sight.

A lightweight design, good for recoil control.

Partial Refund icon Partial Refund
Chance to return a portion of the magazine after an assist.
Rescue Mag icon Rescue Mag
Chance to refill this weapon's magazine when critically wounded.
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.
Exhumed icon Exhumed
This weapon gains improved range and handling for a short time after revival.
Relentless Tracker icon Relentless Tracker
Kills with this weapon grant enhanced motion tracker resolution for a short time.
Outlaw icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Spray and Play icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Triple Tap icon Triple Tap
Rapidly landing precision hits will return one round to the magazine.
Hot Swap icon Hot Swap
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
Last Resort icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.
Extended Mag icon Extended Mag
A larger magazine.
Hand Loaded icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Hammer Forged icon Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
TrueSight IS perk icon SureShot IS
Snapshot sight.

Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

TrueSight IS icon SureShot IS
Snapshot sight.

Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

Snapshot icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Lightweight icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Injection Mold perk icon Braced Frame
Increased Stability

Reduced Magazine Size

Injection Mold perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Explosive Rounds icon Explosive Rounds
Volatile payload explodes on impact, dealing a portion of the weapon's damage in an area.
Injection Mold perk icon Casket Mag
Increased Magazine Size

Reduced Stability

Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

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.

Injection Mold perk icon Feather Mag
Faster Reload

Reduced Magazine Size

Injection Mold perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Injection Mold perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Mulligan icon Mulligan
Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.
Life Support icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Spray and Play icon Reactive Reload
Reloading this weapon after a kill grants a damage bonus for a short time.
Icarus icon Icarus
Improved accuracy while airborne.
Luck in the Chamber icon Luck in the Chamber
One random bullet in the magazine causes considerable bonus damage.