Death itself crumbled when he spoke, and what was left was hard and cruel.
― In-game description

Word of Crota (Adept) is an exotic hand cannon that can only be obtained as a random drop by completing any of the challenges in the 390 Light version of Crota's End when it is the Weekly Featured Raid. It can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.


Word of Crota (Adept) can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Raid Reprise source icon Raid Reprise
This item drops in a raid.

This item was also previously obtainable from one of the following sources:

Crota's End source icon Crota's End
This item can drop during the Crota's End Raid.


Word of Crota (Adept) can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Hive Disruptor perk icon Hive Disruptor
Increase damage to Hive Majors.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1Edit

SteadyHand IS perk icon SteadyHand IS
Stable sight.

Optimized for excellent recoil control.

FastDraw IS perk icon FastDraw IS
Standard sight.

A lightweight design, good for recoil control.

SureShot IS perk icon SureShot IS
Snapshot sight.

Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

Column 2Edit

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

Column 3Edit

Speed Reload perk icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Hammer Forged perk icon Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
Explosive Rounds perk icon Explosive Rounds
Volatile payload explodes on impact, dealing a portion of the weapon's damage in an area.

Column 4Edit

Phantom Gift perk icon Phantom Gift
Rapidly landing three precision hits returns one round to the magazine.

Removed PerksEdit

Word of Crota (Adept) previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Void Damage perk icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.


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