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Light Aqua Blue





"There are few weapons that Banshee-44 has not seen, and fewer still that he cannot fix."
—In-game description

Banshee-44 is an Exo Gunsmith, located within the Tower on the far right side of the Bounty Tracker and the far left of the Cryptarch. He sells weapons for field testing, telemetries that increase upgrade weapons for a certain type of weapon, and ammo synthesis items for Guardians.[1] He can also sell legendary weapons that arrive on Armsday, if the player has earned enough reputation by testing weapons for him.


As with all Exos, Banshee-44 has no recollection of his former functional purpose. In fact, he may have had his memory wiped multiple times, more than forty by his own reckoning and according to the suffix of his name. Still, he has some faint recollections of his past. Following reactivation, Banshee-44 made his way to the Last City, setting up a shop selling guns and ammo synthesis packs to Tower Guardians. At some point he was an active duty soldier, and saw action in the Twilight Gap.[1]

Banshee-44 exhibits a somewhat depressed mood, likely lamenting about his wiped memory banks, but also shows a dry sense of humor. Like every other NPC, he regards players depending on their class.[1]



Banshee-44 has a rotating stock of weapons available, from Common to Rare in quality. He also sells consumables for players to give them some much-needed help in firefights, such as ammo synthesis, which refills ammo for a weapon with varying cooldowns, or weapon telemetries, which speeds up weapon upgrade progression.

Item Price
Ammo Synthesis 100 Glimmer
Special Ammo Synthesis 250 Glimmer
Heavy Ammo Synthesis 950 Glimmer
Any Weapon Telemetry 250 Glimmer and 5 Weapon Parts


Players can gain reputation with Banshee by field testing weapons in different situations. Banshee offers a selection of five random experimental weapons to test in the field each week. So long as the player is at least level 38 and has room in their inventory, the player can take as many as they want. These weapons act as their own bounties, requiring use under a specific set of conditions. Upon completing the bounty, the weapon will automatically grant +250 Gunsmith reputation and can be dismantled or kept for future use. Test weapons and their possible challenges include:


At reputation level 1, Banshee will allow players to purchase with 2500 glimmer (as opposed to Legendary Marks) a legendary weapon that will arrive on the next Wednesday with randomized perks.[2] For each reputation level, Banshee-44 will allow players to purchase another weapon for armsday, as well as increase the number of roll options for Armsday. For example, at rank 3, a player can purchase 3 weapons, and when armsday comes around, they have three different choices per weapon for what modifiers they want.


Any weapon with the "Reforge Ready" perk (mostly House of Wolves and Iron Banner weapons) can be taken to Banshee-44 to have its perks and elemental modifier (if any) randomized, at the cost of resetting upgrade progress. This costs one Mote of Light, 3 Weapon Parts, and 250 Glimmer.

Exotic Weapon Quests

Banshee plays an important part in acquiring multiple exotic weapons through exotic quests personalized by what class you play as. Th title of the

Back in the Saddle

At rank 2, Banshee-44 will have a Quest for a class-specific legendary special weapon. This must be completed to enable the exotic weapon quest. Hunters receive Stillpiercer, Titans receive Immobius, and Warlocks receive Susanoo.

Upon reaching Gunsmith rank 3, Banshee-44 will offer the player a quest which will reward one of three Exotic weapons depending on the player's class. Hunters will receive Ace of Spades Hand Cannon, Titans will receive Fabian Strategy Auto Rifle, and Warlocks will receive Tlaloc Scout Rifle.


At rank 5, Banshee-44 will have a new quest. He will require the player to get kills with Hand Cannons while a telemetry is active. Then the player has to wait until Armsday to pick up a field test weapon called Imprecation. They must infuse the weapon, get kill sprees with it, and then precision kill sprees. They must then wait for another Armsday delivery to get The First Curse.

Reward: The First Curse

Sleeper Simulant

To trigger this quest, players need to find and collect four "Dark Age Relics" that randomly drop from Major and Ultra enemies; the relics appear as Legendary Fusion Rifles (labeled "DVALIN-RAS8711-FR00x", with the "x" being a number between 1 and 4) that are added to the Mission items section of the player's inventory. These items can be given to Banshee-44 for 200 reputation each.

From there, the player will have to perform a series of missions and puzzles involving recovered artifacts. See Sleeper Simulant for more details. Once these puzzles are complete, Banshee-44 will take the completed IKELOS Fusion Core and will have the player come back at the next Armsday.

Reward: Sleeper Simulant


  • "Looks like you had a rough night." (if approached by a Guardian during the night)[1]
  • "That got the range you need, Hunter?" (if selling a sniper rifle to a Hunter)
  • "That gun belongs in an Exo's hands." (if selling a weapon to an Exo guardian)
  • "Had these with us at Twilight Gap. Went pretty badly. Not the gun's fault." (after purchasing a weapon)
  • "I'll remember you...maybe." (after completing transactions)
  • "Reef work, alright not bad. Too fancy. I can fix that."
  • "Shotty, as if I wouldn't notice. All my wipes, seen all the tricks."
  • "Late shipment again. Strikes, shortages, always some excuse."
  • "What was the name of that officer? Only I remember her, and so little. How her rifle jammed, then gone."
  • "The fires below us as we dropped on the coast."
  • "Are those teeth marks? Nasty."
  • "Wolk Howling, on the field where he fell. Never gets better for some."
  • "Told him it wouldn't stop Cabal. Some men never listen."
  • "What was her name. Fierce eyes, full of light. The hell was it."
  • "Nadir aren't what they used to be. I remember the new guy's grandfather."
  • "Exos don't dream, he said. But what's dream, and what's memory?" *grumbles* "Just fix the gun, Banshee."
  • "Very good. Must let Cassoid know this is adequate. But don't let it get to their heads."
  • "Of course I can. Forgotten more about guns than she's ever known."
  • "How many times has my system been wiped. 41, 42, 43?"
  • "All these lives on the line, and Daito wants more Glimmer. What goes through their heads down there?"
  • "Best Exo I ever served under up and vanished one night. That's war."
  • "First time was incompetence, this time it's sabotage. Get to the bottom of this."
  • "Say what you like about the Cabal. They know guns."[1]
  • "Nice marks on your armor. Never seen them before. What made them?"[3]


Banshee-44 is voiced by John DiMaggio.


List of appearances


  1. ^ a b c d e Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.
  2. ^ Planet Destiny: 20+ New Reasons to be Excited for TTK
  3. ^ Bungie (2014-7-17), Destiny: Beta PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.