Don't play your hand unless you're sure you have that ace in the hole.
― in-game description.

Ace of Spades is an exotic hand cannon that can only be obtained by completing the quest Back in the Saddle. This weapon is exclusive to Hunters and cannot be transferred to or equipped by other classes.


Ace of Spades can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

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


Ace of Spades can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Third Eye perk icon Third Eye
Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.
Kinetic Damage perk icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.

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TrueSight IS perk icon TrueSight IS
Flexible sight.

Light, with good recoil control. Strong target acquisition.

QuickDraw IS perk icon QuickDraw IS
Agile sight.

Lightning-fast handling.

SteadyHand IS perk icon SteadyHand IS
Stable sight.

Optimized for excellent recoil control.

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Firefly perk icon Firefly
Precision kills with this weapon cause the target to explode.

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High Caliber Rounds perk icon High Caliber Rounds
Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.

Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

Perfect Balance perk icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
50px Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

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Maverick perk icon Maverick
Precision kills move one round from your ammo reserves into the magazine.