For the Year 2 gauntlets, see Khepri's Sting (Year 2).
"The wound is not deep, but you know it exists--and that is enough."
― In-game description

Khepri's Sting is a pair of exotic Hunter gauntlets introduced in the House of Wolves expansion. They can be purchased from Xûr or obtained through random loot drops or engrams. They can be dismantled to generate GlimmerArmor Materials, and an Exotic Shard. They can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.


Khepri's Sting can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Nightfall source icon Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.
Xur, Agent of the Nine source icon Xur, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
Unknown source icon Unknown
This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.
Prison of Elders source icon Prison of Elders
This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.


Khepri's Sting can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 1Edit

Special Weapon Loader icon Primary Weapon Loader
Increased reload speed with Primary Weapons.

Column 2Edit

Infusion icon Invigoration
Reduces melee cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.

Column 3Edit

Touch of Venom icon Touch of Venom
Gain invisibility after crouching in place for a short time. Melee attacking an enemy from behind while invisible delivers 4x damage.


  • Khepri's Sting was originally called Ikaheka's Hooks, with the description, "Ah, no matter; the wound is not so deep."
  • On the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, the scarab beetle on the forearm acts as if it is alive; the legs wiggle and the jaws open and close.
  • Touch of Venom backstabs deal damage over time, similar to Thorn's Mark of the Devourer.