The Lament - Stats, Exotic Perk, Catalyst & More

Exotic Sword
The last thing the Vex ever heard—the grinding wails of a vicious Banshee.
The Lament Guide
Tireless Blade
Tireless Blade

Sword ammo granted for every other powered sword kill.

Revved Consumption
Revved Consumption

Damaging a combatant heals the wielder.

Banshee's Wail
Banshee's Wail

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

This sword cuts through high health enemies. This sword is best used for PvE on champions as well as bosses who are high health and do low or moderate melee damage. Bosses that deal high melee damage are risky to use this against due to potentially being killed by a one shot melee and knockback which severely limits DPS. If hit by a knockback attack, immediately use a light attack to lock back onto the target to stay in sword range. To use optimally hold block to activate Banshee's Wail. This will make ensuing light attacks do more damage, build stacks of Banshee's Wail, and put the sword in "revved mode" which changes the animation of the heavy attack and makes it deal massive damage. The easiest combo to pull off is: hold block to activate Banshee's Wail, perform 3 light attacks for 9x stacks of Banshee's Wail, then perform a heavy attack.

The Lament Perks
The Lament Catalyst
The Lament Catalyst
The Lament Catalyst

Upgrades this weapon to a Masterwork. Once upgraded, the weapon will obtain enhanced capabilities, such as increased stats and/or additional perks.

Defeat targets using this weapon to unlock this upgrade.

Targets defeated: 400
The Lament Stats
Charge Rate
Swing Speed
Guard Resistance
Guard Efficiency
Inventory Size60
Ammo Capacity62
Charge Time20
How to get The Lament

Source: "Lost Lament" Exotic Quest