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Belt-fed absolution.
― In-game description

Formerly Penitent is a rare machine gun.[1] Formerly Penitent can be dismantled to generate Glimmer and Weapon Parts. It can also be transferred to other characters through the vault.

SourcesEdit

Formerly Penitent can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Strike source icon Strike
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.
Prison of Elders source icon Prison of Elders
This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.

UpgradesEdit

Formerly Penitent can 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 icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
CQB Ballistics icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Linear Compensator icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and Impact. More recoil.

Smart Drift Control icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Soft Ballistics icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Accurized Ballistics icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Aggressive Ballistics icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Smooth Ballistics icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Field Choke icon Field Choke
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of fourteen randomly selected perks.
Counterbalance icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Crowd Control icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Hip Fire icon Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Outlaw icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Unflinching icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.
Feeding Frenzy icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
Performance Bonus icon Performance Bonus
Kills with this weapon have the chance to grant bonus reserve ammo.
Rangefinder icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Rodeo icon Rodeo
Reduces the severity of this weapon’s recoil.
Spray and Play icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Persistence icon Persistence
This weapon grows more accurate the longer it is fired.
Take a Knee icon Take a Knee
Gain bonus accuracy while crouched.
Secret Round icon Who's Next?
A kill with the final round in the magazine increases reload speed.

Column 3Edit

Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Column 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Extended Mag icon Extended Mag
A larger magazine.
Speed Reload icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Hand Loaded icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Fitted Stock icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Single Point Sling icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
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.

Skip Rounds icon Skip Rounds
Ceramic-jacketed rounds ricochet on hard surfaces.

Their extreme density lets you carry more rounds in reserve. Added mass slows down weapon handling.

Column 5Edit

Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bungie.net "Formerly Penitent (Machine Gun) API call". Retrieved 26 April 2015.