Vestiges of the Queen's Harbingers yet linger among Saturn's moons.
— In-game description

Telesto is an exotic fusion rifle which can be equipped by all classes at level 40. It can also be transferred between characters using the vault. Telesto can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.


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

Wrath of the Machine source icon Wrath of the Machine
This item is granted by playing the Rise of Iron raid, "Wrath of the Machine."
Raid Reprise source icon Raid Reprise
This item drops in a raid.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.
Xûr, Agent of the Nine souce icon Xûr, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
Nightfall source icon Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.
King's Fall souce icon King's Fall
This item can drop in the King's Fall Raid.
Trials of Osiris souce icon Trials of Osiris
This item can drop as a Trials of Osiris reward.


Telesto can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Unplanned Reprieve perk icon Unplanned Reprieve
Fusion projectiles attach and detonate with a delayed Void blast.

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Projection Fuse perk icon Projection Fuse
Distance optimizations.
  • Increases range

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Harbinger's Pulse perk icon Harbinger's Pulse
Multikills with this weapon immediately reload your equipped Kinetic and Energy weapons from reserves.

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Polymer Grip perk icon Polymer Grip
This weapon's grip is made of lighter material.
  • Increases handling speed

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Default Ornament perk icon Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Reef in Ruins perk icon Reef in Ruins
Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Telesto. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked on all characters on your account.

Removed PerksEdit

Telesto previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.
Void Damage perk icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Smart Drift Control perk icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

CQB Ballistics perk icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Smooth Ballistics perk icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Battle Runner perk icon Battle Runner
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Enhanced Battery perk icon Enhanced Battery
Increases magazine size.
Flared Magwell perk icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Harbinger's Spark perk icon Harbinger's Spark
Multikills with this weapon spawn Orbs for your allies.
Queen's Command perk icon Queen's Command
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.
Lingering Vestige perk icon Lingering Vestige
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.


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