"My mother had a shotgun we called the Chaperone. Kept us alive out there, before we got to the City." —Amanda Holliday
― In-game description

The Chaperone is an exotic shotgun.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts and an Exotic Shard. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault. This Shotgun is very unique in that it fires slug rounds instead of normal buckshot. This means it requires high precision to get kills.


The Chaperone can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward Jolly Holliday.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


The Chaperone can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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The Chaperone perk icon The Chaperone
This weapon fires a single precision slug. Grants Agility boost.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.
Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.

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Linear Compensator perk icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and impact. More recoil.

Accurized Ballistics perk icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Field Choke perk icon Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

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The Roadborn perk icon The Roadborn
Precision kills briefly grant bonus handling, range and precision damage with this weapon.

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Single Point Sling perk icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Snapshot perk icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Field Scout perk icon Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.

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The Survivor perk icon The Survivor
Three rapid precision kills while Born on the Road is active will return two rounds to the chamber.


The original Chaperone was a weapon used by Amanda Holliday's mother during the family's trek to The City. While it was lost when it was buried with its last owner, Holliday was able to recall every detail of the design. Now, a perfected version is manufactured by Tex Mechanica.[2]



  1. "The Chaperone (Exotic) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.
  2. List of Grimoire Cards/The Chaperone