Ring the death knell. Headshots briefly turn this scoped pistol into a rapid-fire, Critical Damage fiend that uses no ammo.

The Knell is HarrowHarrowIcon272.png Harrow's signature pistol that ultilizes its scope to more accurately land shots at long range. Although its magazine can only hold 1 round (2 rounds when equipped with Harrow), headshots grant it infinite ammunition and increased critical multiplier and status chance for a short duration, making it a "high risk, high reward" weapon.


This weapon primarily deals Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture and Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage.




The Knell's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 190 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000


  • When used by HarrowHarrowIcon272.png Harrow, the Knell's magazine size is increased by 1 round, for a total of 2 rounds.
  • Death Knell adds a flat critical multiplier by 0.5x and a flat status chance by 20%. It also grants unlimited ammo. The buff lasts for 2 seconds and can be refreshed.
    • Critical multiplier and status chance bonus can stack up to 3 times. When the buff times out, one stack is lost and the buff duration resets.
    • Critical multiplier bonus is calculated as:
      Crit Multiplier = 1.5 × (1 + Crit Damage Mods) + 0.5 × Number of Stacks
    • The buff triggers only on headshots, and not other weakspots, such as the backpacks of most MOA variants. Similarly, shooting weakspots generated by either SonarSonar130xDark.png Sonar or Detect VulnerabilityMod TT 20px.png Detect Vulnerability in places other than heads will have no effect either.
    • As an indication that this buff is active, the scope design while zoomed in will evolve, as well as showing the Death Knell buff in the UI.
      • The scope shows a 1.5x, 2.0x or 2.5x crit multiplier for the number of stacks respectively. However this does not represent the actual buff.



  • A knell is the sound made by a bell, specifically when rung to signify a death or a funeral.
  • When viewed from overhead Knell resembles a cross, possibly in reference to HarrowHarrowIcon272.png Harrow's priest/exorcist theme.
  • There is Tennobet engraved at the bottom of Knell's handle. This translates to "KUHT", which could mean "Cut".


Patch History[]

Update 25.8 (2019-10-01)

October 2019 Riven Disposition Change
  • Knell: 1.15->1.2

Hotfix 25.4.1 (2019-07-24)

  • Fixed the Knell forcing a reload when empty even if you got a headshot.

Update 24.6 (2019-04-04)

  • The Knell is now automatic.
  • Having a ‘signature’ weapon now actually benefits you!
    • Knell now has a 2 round mag when wielded by Harrow.
  • (Undocumented) Increased reload time from 1.0s to 2.0s.

Update 22.20 (2018-05-17)

  • Fixed Knell gaining multiple procs for a single shot on Client.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Death Knell buff also adds +20% status chance.

Hotfix 21.0.7 (2017-07-13)

  • Fixed incorrect projectile sounds with the Knell.

Hotfix 21.0.3 (2017-06-30)

  • Fixed the Knell's Penitence buff not removing when the duration was complete.
  • Fixed the Knell not displaying its Penitence buff icon in Conclave.
  • Fixed the Knell not updating it’s scope UI correctly in Conclave.

Hotfix 21.0.2 (2017-06-29)

  • Fixed the Knell headshot buff having default icon and description.

Hotfix 21.0.1 (2017-06-29)

  • Fixed a crash when hitting enemies with the Knell while zoomed (32-bit only).

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 24.6 (2019-04-04)

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