"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 which can be equipped by all classes at level 40. It can also be transferred between characters using the vault. The Chaperone can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.


The Chaperone 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.


The Chaperone can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

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.

Column 1Edit

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.

Column 2Edit

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

Column 3Edit

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.

Column 4Edit

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

Removed PerksEdit

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

Solar Damage perk icon Random Perk
Random perk example.


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