Tall walls. Gleaming temples. Kings and queens with glittering eyes.
― In-game description

Ascalon-LR1 is an uncommon sniper rifle.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer and Weapon Parts.


Ascalon-LR1 can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Gunsmith source icon Gunsmith
Banshee-44, the Gunsmith, sometimes sells this item in the Tower. You may also need to gain reputation with him to unlock this item.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.
Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.
Strike source icon Strike
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.


Ascalon-LR1 can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Void Damage perk icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage perk icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of six randomly selected perks.
TacSys SLS15 perk icon TacSys SLS15
Mid-zoom scope.

Useful for unpredictable situations.

LongView SLR20 perk icon Ambush SLH25
Agile, snappy scope.

Handles beautifully. Rewards a skilled hand.

LongView SLR20 perk icon LongView SLR20
Long-range scope.

Excellent target acquisition. Improves weapon range.

ShortGaze SLH10 perk icon ShortGaze SLH10
Short-range scope.

Quick to aim, with good range.

LongView SLR10 perk icon LongView SLR10
Low-zoom scope.

Improved range and handling.

ViewTac SLH20 perk icon ViewTac SLH20
Improved optics, significantly improved handling.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
EagleEye SLR20 perk icon EagleEye SLR20
Longest-range scope.

Heavy optics for pinpoint sniping.

LongView SLR20 perk icon SightSys SLS20
Very long distance scope.

Superb target acquisition and recoil control.

Hawkeye SLR15 perk icon Hawkeye SLR15
Mid-zoom precision scope.

Increased range and target acquisition. Heavy.

WildHawk SLS20 perk icon WildHawk SLS20
Improved optics, decreased handling, improved range, slightly decreased stability.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of sixteen randomly selected perks.
Partial Refund perk icon Partial Refund
Chance to return a portion of the magazine after an assist.
Guerilla Fighter perk icon Guerilla Fighter
Increased accuracy, handling and damage resistance when shooting this weapon from behind cover.
Underdog perk icon Underdog
This weapon gains a boost to range and handling when health is low.
Eye of the Storm perk icon Eye of the Storm
This weapon becomes more accurate as your health gets lower.
Life Support perk icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
Last Resort perk icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.
Army of One perk icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Triple Tap perk icon Triple Tap
Rapidly landing precision hits will return one round to the magazine.
Hot Swap perk icon Hot Swap
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
Hidden Hand perk icon Hidden Hand
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Firefly perk icon Firefly
Precision kills with this weapon cause the target to explode.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Outlaw perk icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Mulligan perk icon Mulligan
Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.
Grenadier perk icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Unflinching perk icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.


  1. "Ascalon-LR1 (Uncommon) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.