The Lament

The Lament
The Lament image
  • Damage TypeThermal
  • Item TypeSword
  • CategoryExotic Sword
  • RarityExotic

The last thing the Vex ever heardu2014the grinding wails of a vicious Banshee.

Perk Socket

Banshee's Wail perkBanshee's Wail - Common Intrinsic

[Block] : Hold to rev the blade.n u2022 Increases damage and adds [Shield-Piercing] shield piercing to all attacks.n u2022 Gain stacks when dealing damage with revved attacks.n u2022 Additional stacks increase the damage and damage resistance of heavy attacks.

Solar Damage Solar Damage - This deals Solar damage.

How To Get The Lament

Source: Lost Lament Exotic quest.

The official source of this item is that it is obtained from 'Source: Lost Lament Exotic quest.'. Depending on the current season and the availablity of characters, this may no longer be the case. Items that were exclusive to an event or season are typically available to purchase via Ada 1 or the Gunsmith. Each day, random inventory will be available.


The last thing the Vex ever heardu2014the grinding wails of a vicious Banshee.


Dearu2026 me.

For one who has delved into some of the greatest secrets science has to offer, you would think I'd find speaking with oneself rather monotonous. However, this very letter represents a successful culmination of all I have worked to achieve.

You'll have questions, no doubt. Hopefully by now, the AI has answered most of them.

Except one: Why?

Legacy, of course.

u2026Is the answer you'd expect from me. And rightfully so. It's not wrong, but it's only part of the story.

Frankly, I'm alarmed. For all my successes in scientific research, I have lacked any substantial findings of an afterlife. All I can find is death. An infinite nothingness. No remembering my loved ones, no seeing them again. No feeling their touch, or hearing their voices.

In my pursuit of eternity in this reality, I have foregone those niceties. Abandoned them. But you are a second chance. An opportunity to continue what I started, and hopefully in time, make amends with those I've wronged.

Attached to this letter, you will find a gift. A blade built just for you.

Keep it close. Never let anyone else take it. Stay alive.

For legacy.