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Whisper of the Worm

Exotic Sniper Rifle Solar
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A Guardian's power makes a rich feeding ground. Do not be revolted. There are parasites that may benefit the host… teeth sharper than your own. Read Lore

Xol, the Will of Thousands, perished but was not destroyed. Death is a road, death is metamorphosis, the unsacred union between destroyer and destroyed. The might which defeats a god is also the ambrosia that god craves, the meat-sweet logic of Existence-Asserted-By-Violence, the binomial decision between two ways of being which deny each other. In dying, Xol fed richly. Now came Xol unto the Taken upon Io, who fed Xol with plunder and tried to make of it an idol and a commanding will. Yet Xol was bound joyously to the very logic that sustained it in its death. It wanted the sword proof, the single proof. It wanted to become a rule which divided the mighty living from the mighty dead. So it whispered the Anthem Anatheme, the temptation to dominate the objective universe with the subjective will. It said, I shall be an engine to make your desire hegemon over your conditions. It said, WIELD ME, AND USE ME TO TEST YOUR FOE. This was its worship. Aiat.

PvP Insights

Usage 0.0210% #283
Kills 0.0110% #327
Headshots 0.0170% #233

Item Statistics

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Reload Speed
Rounds/Min 72
Magazine 3
Aim Assistance
Inventory Size
Recoil Direction


Source: An Exotic quest or challenge.

Version Log

Season 8 Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
  • Modified - 9/30/2019
Season 7 Season of the Opulence: Penumbra
  • Modified - 5/31/2019
Season 6 Season of the Drifter: Joker's Wild
  • Modified - 3/4/2019
Season 5 Season of the Forge: Black Armory
  • Modified - 1/28/2019
Season 4 Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Modified - 9/17/2018
  • Modified - 8/31/2018
  • Modified - 8/27/2018
Season 3 Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind
  • Declassified - 7/24/2018
  • Added - 7/16/2018


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it's good, but i don't like it myself
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Bungie made it useless
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Autoreaload definitely hit hard on this powerful weapon, but increasing max capactiy to 18 pretty much made the nerf obsolete. The damage is still intact, DPS is superb and probably the best in the whole game you can get out of and exotic, catalyst makes it even better if you happen to miss a headshot or two. Whisper really doesn't need autoloader to destroy bosses. In PvP though...well, its a 2-shot sniper that uses heavy armor instead of special. Just why? 5/5 PvE 1/5 PvP
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A+ after the autoloader nerf, and even before it was an exceptional choice
2 days ago on Steam
With autoreload gone, whisper is one of the stronger choices for boss DPS. It doesn't need infinite ammo
2 days ago on Steam
It's making it's way back to being a must pick for boss dps, specially with the recent nerf for the Auto-reload.
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