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A burst-fire weapon, forged in fire by the Lords of the Iron Banner.
― In-game description

Nirwen's Mercy is a legendary pulse rifle and purchased from Lord Saladin upon reaching rank 5 in the iron banner.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.

SourcesEdit

Nirwen's Mercy can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Crucible source icon Crucible
This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.
Lord Saladin source icon Lord Saladin
Lord Saladin, the Iron Banner Handler, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.

UpgradesEdit

Nirwen's Mercy can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Kinetic Damage perk icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Red Dot-OES perk icon Red Dot-OES
Agile sight.

For smooth engagement in close quarters.

Red Dot-ORS perk icon Red Dot-ORS
Accurized sight.

For precise fire.

Red Dot-OAS perk icon Red Dot-OAS
Snapshot sight.

Enhanced target acquisition.

Red Dot-ORS1 perk icon Red Dot-ORS1
Precision sight.

Highest zoom in class. Enhanced range.

Red Dot-ORES perk icon Red Dot-ORES
Flexible sight.

Enhances handling, range, and recoil control.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Focus Lens FLS2 perk icon Focus Lens FLS2
Agile scope.

Modest zoom. Light and snappy.

Ranged Lens RLR5 perk icon Ranged Lens RLR5
Precision scope.

Superb effective range. Heavy, with poor recoil control.

Focus Lens FLA5 perk icon Focus Lens FLA5
Sharpshooter scope.

Long range, with enhanced target acquisition. Surprisingly light.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
QuickDraw IS perk icon QuickDraw IS
Agile sight.

Lightning-fast handling.

TrueSight IS perk icon TrueSight IS
Flexible sight.

Light, with good recoil control. Strong target acquisition.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of eleven randomly selected perks.
Partial Refund perk icon Partial Refund
Chance to return a portion of the magazine after an assist.
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.
Danger Close perk icon Danger Close
This weapon gains increased reload and handling when two or more enemies are in close proximity.
Surrounded perk icon Surrounded
This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.
Exhumed perk icon Exhumed
This weapon gains improved range and handling for a short time after revival.
Secret Round perk icon Secret Round
Missing a shot from this weapon's burst will fire a fourth shot.
Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Headseeker perk icon Headseeker
Body shots with this weapon increase precision damage for a short time.
Counterbalance perk icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Outlaw perk icon Outlaw
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.

Column 3Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Perfect Balance perk icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Hand Loaded perk icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Fitted Stock perk icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Speed Reload perk icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Braced Frame perk icon Braced Frame
Increased Stability

Reduced Magazine Size

Hand-laid Stock perk icon Hand-laid Stock
Increased Stability

Reduced Range

Reinforced Barrel perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Injection Mold perk icon Feather Mag
Faster Reload

Reduced Magazine Size

Casket Mag perk icon Casket Mag
Increased Magazine Size

Reduced Stability

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

Smallbore perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Oiled Frame perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Skip Rounds perk 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 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of seven randomly selected perks.
Third Eye perk icon Third Eye
Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
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.
Glass Half Full perk icon Glass Half Full
The bottom half of each magazine causes additional damage.
Grenadier perk icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Feeding Frenzy perk icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bungie.net "Nirwen's Mercy (Legendary) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.