Parthian Shot

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Parthian Shot
Production overview




The Last City

Rarity class:


Weapon type:

Pulse Rifle

Required level:


Min-max accuracy:


Min-max impact:

Very High

Min-max stability:


Min-max handling:


Min-max magazine:



Feed system:

Bullpup Magazine

Ammunition type:


Fire mode:

Burst Fire

Rate of fire:

900 RPM (mid-burst)
100 RPM (trigger pull)



Effective range:


Service history

In service:





"Who's got the last laugh now?"
— Weapon Description

The Parthian Shot is a Legendary Pulse Rifle introduced in Rise of Iron. It can be obtained from Roni 55-30 for Legendary Marks, the Vanguard from rank-up packages, or as a random reward from high level PVE activities.



  • Red Dot-ORA2: Slightly improved optics, improved handling.
  • MD-Reflex: Significantly improved handling.
  • Reflex: Slightly improved optics, improved aim assist.
  • SteadyHand IS: Stable sight. Optimized for excellent recoil control.
  • QuickDraw IS: Agile sight. Lightning-fast handling.
  • SureShot IS: Snapshot sight. Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.
  • OEG: Slightly improved optics, improved handling.
  • OEG Riflescope: Slightly improved optics, improved range.

Utility perks[edit]

  • Secret Round: Missing a shot from this weapon's burst will fire a fourth shot.
  • Outlaw: Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
  • Eye of the Storm: This weapon gets more accurate as your health gets lower.
  • Rodeo: Reduces the severity of this weapon's recoil.
  • Partial Refund: Chance to return a portion of the magazine after an assist.
  • Life Support: Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
  • Take A Knee: Crouching grants improved accuracy and stability, as well as reduced aim time and flinch-under-fire.
  • Feeding Frenzy: Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.

Stat modifiers[edit]

  • Smallbore: Increased range and stability. Slower reload. Reduced magazine size.
  • Perfect Balance: This weapon has extremely low recoil.
  • Braced Frame: Increased stability. Reduced magazine size.
  • Hand-Laid Stock: Increased stability. Reduced range.
  • Appended Magazine: Increased magazine size. Slower reload.
  • Feather Mag: Faster reload. Reduced magazine size.
  • Rifled Barrel: Increased range. Slower reload.
  • Lightweight: When held, this weapon grants +2 character agility.

Special perks[edit]

  • Third Eye: Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.
  • Glass Half Full: The bottom half of each magazine causes additional damage.
  • Headseeker: Body shots with this weapon increase precision damage for a short time.
  • Counterbalance: This weapon has increased stability.
  • Rangefinder: Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.


The Parthian Shot is a member of the lowest-rate-of-fire, highest-impact family of pulse rifles. Although its sluggish fire rate makes close-quarters combat risky, each burst packs a punch and allows for a 2-burst kill against enemy Guardians in the Crucible at any range. Its inherently high range and low recoil make this a rather simple task, but stability is still essential for tight grouping. With the proper stability perks, the Parthian Shot becomes the fastest-killing legendary primary weapon in the game.