You can't be stopped. You won't be forgotten.
― In-game description

Chandragupta-A is an uncommon sniper rifle.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer and Weapon Parts. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.


Chandragupta-A can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

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


Chandragupta-A 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 two randomly selected perks.
ATD Raptor perk icon ATA Scout
Light, low-zoom sniper scope.

Improves weapon handling.

ATD Raptor perk icon ATB Long Range
Long-distance scope.

Increased range, slower handling.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of twelve randomly selected perks.
Partial Refund perk icon Partial Refund
Chance to return a portion of the magazine after an assist.
Rodeo perk icon Rodeo
Reduces the severity of this weapon's recoil.
Unflinching perk icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.
Surplus perk icon Surplus
Expect to find more ammo for this weapon. Increases carried ammo capacity.
Outlaw perk icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Take a Knee perk icon Take a Knee
Crouching grants improved accuracy and stability, as well as reduced aim time and flinch-under-fire.
Counterbalance perk icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Private Eye perk icon Private Eye
Optical zoom length is increased while crouched.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Feeding Frenzy perk icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
Who's Next? perk icon Who's Next?
A kill with the final round in the magazine increases reload speed.
Guerilla Fighter perk icon Guerilla Fighter
Increased accuracy, handling and damage resistance when shooting this weapon from behind cover.

Removed PerksEdit

Chandragupta-A previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

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


  1. "Chandragupta-A (Uncommon) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.