Exotic Catalysts

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Catalysts are special modifiers for Exotic weapons first introduced in the Warmind expansion for Destiny 2. They improve and upgrade Exotic weapons within the game by either improving stats, giving bonus perks, or raising the magazine size.

Each weapon has its own Catalyst and has specific objectives to find them. Catalysts function exactly like Masterworks and generate Orbs of Light on multi kills. The drop rate for them is unknown, but they are a rare find. Once you find a Catalyst for a weapon, you will have to do specific objectives with the weapon, such as precision hits or simply kill enemies in order to unlock the upgrade.

Kinetic Weapons[edit]

Weapon Catalyst Obtained From Objectives

(All Kills must be done with the respective weapon)

Catalyst Perk

Ace of Spades

Exotic Catalyst Icon for Ace of Spades
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
Adds the perk Funeral Pyre
Perk Icon for Funeral Pyre
(The perk Firefly does more damage while the perk Memento Mori is active)

Bad Juju

Catalyst Icon for Bad Juju
Completions of Strikes, Nightfall Ordeals, Crucible and Gambit
  • 700 Kills
Adds the perk Unending Curse
Perk Icon for Unending Curse
(Extends the duration of the perk String of Curses)

Cerberus+1

Catalyst Icon for Cerberus+1
Killing any PVE enemy
  • 500 Kills
Adds the perk Focused Fire
Perk Icon for Focused Fire
(Hold reload to swap to a tighter, close-ranged spread)

Crimson

Catalyst Icon for Crimson
Killing any PVE enemy
  • 500 Precision kills
Increases the weapon range stat by +18

Cryosthesia 77K

CryoCatalyst.jpg
Complete the quest from Banshee-44
  • 700 Kills
Add the Perk: Cold Efficiency
Shattering a frozen target refills this weapon's magazine from reserves.

Dead Man's Tale

Catalyst icon for Dead Man's Tale
Complete the quest from Zavala

800 points are needed to complete the catalyst,

1 PVE enemy kill gives 1 point, 1 Guardian kill gives 5 points 1 secret datapad chest opened in the Presage exotic mission on either difficulty will give 100 points

  • 800 PVE kills or 160 Guardian kills' or 8 secret chests opened
Adds the perk Dark-Forged Trigger
Perk icon for Dark Forger Trigger

(Increased hipfire rate of fire and removes hipfire accuracy penalties)

Hawkmoon

Catalyst Icon for Hawkmoon
Hawkmoon mission from Crow
  • 700 Kills
Adds the perk Hunter's Trance
Perk icon for Hunter's Trance

(Increased weapon magazine size to 9. Grants increased handling, reload speed, and weapon range based on the number of stacks of Paracausal Charge.)

The Huckleberry

Catalyst Icon for The Huckleberry
Completions of Strikes, Nightfall Ordeals, Crucible and Gambit
  • 500 Kills
Adds the perk Bull Rider
Perk Icon for Bull Rider
(Kills with this weapon now reload the entire magazine)

Izanagi's Burden

Catalyst Icon for Izanagi's Burden
Completions of Strikes, Nightfall Ordeals, Crucible and Gambit
  • 500 kills
Adds the perk Peerless Edge
Icon for Peerless Edge Perk
(Increases the damage bonus of Honed Edge when all 4 bullets are consumed)

Jade Rabbit

Catalyst Icon for The Jade Rabbit
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible Matches
  • 250 PVP kills
Increases the weapon stability stat by +27

Lumina

Catalyst Icon for Lumina
Kills and, or completions in Gambit, Crucible, Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 250 Noble Round heals
Adds the perk Resonant Virtue
Perk Icon for Resonant Virtue
(Gain two Remnants per final blow instead of one)

MIDA Multi-Tool

Catalyst Icon for MIDA Multi-Tool
Kills and, or Wins in Competitive Crucible matches after reaching the Glory rank of Legend
  • 200 PVP precision kills
Adds the perk Outlaw
Perk Icon for Outlaw
(Increase weapon reload speed stat after a precision kill)

No Time to Explain

Icon for No Time to Explain Catalyst
Quest given by the Exo Stranger at the end of the Beyond Light campaign
  • 700 Kills
Adds the perk Blast from the Side
Perk icon for Blast from the Side
(Projectiles from the time portal shoots more frequently.)

Rat King

Catalyst Icon for Rat King
Kills or Completions of Strikes or Nightfall
  • 1,000 kills while everyone in your fireteam is also using Rat King
Adds the perk Infestation
Generic Exotic Catalyst Perk Icon that Bungie uses for many weapon Catalysts
(Increases aim assist and recoil direction. Refreshes health when Vermin activates.)

Sturm

Catalyst Icon for Sturm
Killing any PVE enemy on Nessus
  • 500 Sturm kills
  • 500 Drang kills
Increases weapon handling stat by +40 and the weapon range stat by +18

SUROS Regime

Catalyst Icon for SUROS Regime
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible Matches
  • 300 PVP kills
Adds the perk SUROS Ascendance
Generic Exotic Catalyst Perk Icon that Bungie uses for many weapon Catalysts
(Increases the weapon recoil direction stat and increases the chance for the perk SUROS Legacy to activate)

Sweet Business

Catalyst Icon for Sweet Business
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible or Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 250 Multi-kills
Adds the perk Serious Business
Generic Exotic Catalyst Perk Icon that Bungie uses for many weapon Catalysts
(Reduces incoming flinch when firing Sweet Business at full speed)

Vigilance Wing

Catalyst Icon for Vigilance Wing
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible Matches
  • 250 PVP kills
  • 5 Blood for Blood medals
Adds the perk Full Auto Trigger System
Perk Icon
(Makes the weapon fire fully automatic when holding down the fire button)

Witherhoard

Catalyst Icon for Witherhoard
Complete the quest for Banshee-44
  • 400 kills
Adds the perk Silent Alarm
Perk Icon for Silent Alarm
(Maximizes handling, holstering this weapon automatically reloads it after a short period of time.)

Energy Weapons[edit]

Weapon Catalyst Obtained From Objectives

(All Kills must be done with the respective weapon)

Catalyst Perk

Borealis

Catalyst Icon for Borealis
Killing any PVE enemy
  • 150 Solar Mode kills
  • 150 Void Mode kills
  • 150 Arc Mode kills
Increases the weapon reload speed stat by +18

Coldheart

Catalyst Icon for Coldheart
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
Increases the weapon stability stat by +18 and the weapon reload speed stat by +18

Duality

Catalyst Icon for the Duality
Complete the quest from Banshee-44
  • 400 kills
Increases the weapon range stat by +20 and expands the magazine size by +2

Eriana's Vow

Catalyst Icon for Eriana's Vow
Complete the quest from Banshee-44
  • 700 Kills
Adds the perk More to Give
Perk Icon for More to Give

(Increases the weapon magazine size by +3 and adds the perk Auto-Loading Holster)

(Holstering this weapon automatically reloads it after a short period of time)

Fighting Lion

Catalyst Icon for Fighting Lion
Killing any PVE enemy
  • 1000 Kills
  • 167 Bounties completed (while catalyst is inserted)
Increases the weapon reload speed stat by +27

Adds the perk Chimera

Generic Exotic Catalyst Perk Icon that Bungie uses for many weapon Catalysts
(When Fighting Lion is fired, equipped Kinetic and Power weapon gain increased handling and accuracy stats for a brief period of time)

The Fourth Horseman

Catalyst Icon for The Fourth Horseman
C̶o̶m̶p̶l̶e̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶S̶e̶r̶a̶p̶h̶ ̶B̶u̶n̶k̶e̶r̶s̶,̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶i̶c̶i̶p̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶S̶e̶r̶a̶p̶h̶ ̶T̶o̶w̶e̶r̶ ̶P̶u̶b̶l̶i̶c̶ ̶E̶v̶e̶n̶t̶s̶, or completing Legendary Lost Sectors
  • 400 Kills
Adds the perk And its name was Death
Perk Icon for And its name was Death
(Adds an additional round to the magazine and increases the reload speed stat by +40)

Graviton Lance

Catalyst Icon for Graviton Lance
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible or Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
  • 1000 Cosmology kills
Increases the weapon range stat by +18

Adds the perk Hidden Hand

Perk Icon for Hidden Hand
(Increases the weapon aim assist and targeting acquisition stats)

Hardlight

Catalyst Icon for Hardlight
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 1000 Kills
Increases the weapon stability stat by +18

Lord of Wolves

Catalyst Icon for Lord of Wolves
Completions in Gambit, Crucible, Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
Adds the perk Fang and Claw
Perk Icon for Fang and Claw
(Increases the weapon reload speed stat while the perk Release the Wolves is active and increases the weapon stability stat when it is not)

Merciless

Catalyst Icon for Merciless
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
Increases the weapon stability stat by +36 and the weapon range stat by +36

Polaris Lance

Catalyst Icon for Polaris Lance
Completions of Strikes, Nightfall Ordeals, Crucible and Gambit
  • 500 Kills
  • 50 Perfect Fifth kills
Adds the perk Dragonfly
Perk Icon for Dragonfly
(Precision kills create an explosion around defeated enemy)

Prometheus Lens

Catalyst Icon for Prometheus Lens
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
Increases the weapon stability stat by +18 and the weapon handling stat by +18

Riskrunner

Catalyst Icon for Riskrunner
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls or by completing completing the Pain and Gain questline
  • 500 Kills
  • 50 Arc Conductor kills
Increases the weapon range stat by +27

Ruinous Effigy

Catalyst Icon for the Ruinous Effigy
Any PvE Kills or ̶b̶y̶ ̶d̶e̶s̶t̶r̶o̶y̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶S̶a̶v̶a̶t̶h̶u̶n̶'̶s̶ ̶E̶y̶e̶s̶ ̶

5000 points are needed to complete the catalyst,

1 enemy kill gives 1 point, 1̶ ̶S̶a̶v̶a̶t̶h̶u̶n̶ ̶E̶y̶e̶ ̶d̶e̶s̶t̶r̶o̶y̶e̶d̶ ̶g̶i̶v̶e̶s̶ ̶1̶5̶0̶ ̶p̶o̶i̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶

  • 5000 kills

or

  • ̶3̶4̶ ̶e̶y̶e̶s̶ ̶d̶e̶s̶t̶r̶o̶y̶e̶d̶
Adds the perk Deconstruction
Perk Icon for Deconstruction
(This weapon deals increased damage against targets damaged by Transmutation spheres)

Skyburner's Oath

Catalyst Icon for Skyburner's Oath
Completions of Strikes, Nightfall Ordeals, Crucible and Gambit
  • 1000 Cabal kills
Increases the weapon range stat by +27

Sunshot

Catalyst Icon for Sunshot
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible or Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
  • 1000 Sun Blast kills
Increases the weapon stability stat by +18 and the weapon range stat by +27

Symmetry

Catalyst Icon for Symmetry
Complete the quest from Banshee-44
  • 700 Kills
Adds the perk Electric Styx
Perk Icon for Electric Styx
(Increases the max stack size of Dynamic Charge from x15 to x20)

Telesto

Catalyst Icon for Telesto
Completions of Legendary or Master Lost Sectors
  • 300 Kills
Adds the perk Deeper Pockets
Perk Icon for Deeper Pockets
(Increases the weapon magazine size to by +3 and expands the ammo reserves)

Ticuu's Divination

Catalyst icon for Ticuu's Divination
Complete the quest from Banshee-44
  • 700 Kills
Adds the perk Causality Quiver
Perk icon for Causality Quiver

(Perfectly drawn arrows that detonate Sacred Flames increase arrow damage. Striking targets unaffected by Sacred Flame instead refreshes Causality Arrows' duration.)

Tommy's Matchbook

Icon for Tommy's Matchbook Catalyst
Complete the quest from Banshee-44
  • 700 Kills
Adds the perk Heat of the Moment
Perk Icon for Heat of the Moment
(While Ignition Trigger is active, your health recovers much faster.)

Trinity Ghoul

Icon for the Trinity Ghoul Catalyst
Completions and, or kills in Gambit, Crucible, Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 400 Kills
Adds the perk Forked Lightning
Perk Icon for Forked Lightning
(Reduces the weapon draw time by -108 and the perk Lightning Rod now triggers from any arc damage final blow)

Power Weapons[edit]

Weapon Catalyst Obtained From Objectives

(All Kills must be done with the respective weapon)

Catalyst Perk

Black Talon

Catalyst Icon for the Black Talon
Killing any PVE enemy
  • 350 Kills
Adds the perk Reversal
Perk Icon for Reversal
(Shots blocked immediately after guarding increase the damage of Crow’s Wings for a very short duration)

The Colony

Catalyst Icon for The Colony
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible Matches
  • 500 Kills
Adds the perk Deeper Pockets
Perk Icon for Deeper Pockets
(Increases the weapon magazine size by +1 and expands the ammo reserves)

D.A.R.C.I.

Catalyst Icon for D.A.R.C.I
Killing any PVE enemy
  • 300 Precision kills
Increases the weapon stability stat by +18

Legend of Acrius

Catalyst Icon for Legend of Acrius
Completions of Nightfall Ordeals on any difficulty
  • 500 Kills
Increases the weapon reload speed stat by +36

Adds the perk Deeper Pockets

Perk Icon for Deeper Pockets
(Increases the weapon magazine size by +4 and expands the ammo reserves)

Leviathan's Breath

Catalyst icon for Leviathan's Breath
Defeating any powerful enemy with Leviathan's Breath

Obtain 1500 points to complete the catalyst, kills give 1 point, killing Wrathborn Targets with the Cryptolith Lure properly modded gives around 195 points

  • 1500 kills

or

  • 8 Wrathborn Targets
Adds the perk Colossal Quiver
Perk icon for Colossal Quiver

(Expands the ammo reserves by +5)

Sleeper Simulant

Catalyst Icon for Sleeper Simulant
Completions of Nightfall Ordeals on any difficulty
  • 300 Kills
Adds the perk Deeper Pockets
Perk Icon for Deeper Pockets

(Increases the weapon ammo reserves by +4)

Adds the perk Accelerated Coils

Perk Icon for Accelerated Coils
(Lowers the weapon charge rate stat by -250)

The Prospector

Catalyst Icon for The Prospector
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
Increases weapon blast radius stat by +20

Adds the perk Deeper Pockets

Perk Icon for Deeper Pockets
(Increases ammo reserves)

Tractor Cannon

Catalyst Icon for Tractor Cannon
Killing any PVE enemy
  • 300 Kills
Adds the perk Deeper Pockets
Perk Icon for Deeper Pockets
(Increases the weapon magazine size by +3 and expands the ammo reserves)

The Wardcliff Coil

Catalyst Icon for The Wardcliff Coil
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
Adds the perk Pinpoint Guidance Module
Generic Exotic Catalyst Perk Icon that Bungie uses for many weapon Catalysts
(Tightens rockets spread)

Worldline Zero

Catalyst Icon for Worldline Zero
Killing any enemy with Worldline Zero equipped
  • 300 Kills
Adds the perk Another Dimension
Generic Exotic Catalyst Perk Icon that Bungie uses for many weapon Catalysts
(Reduces the activation time for the perk Tesseract)

Currently Unavailable[edit]

Weapon Catalyst Obtained From Objectives

(All Kills must be done with the respective weapon)

Catalyst Perk

Outbreak Perfected

Catalyst Icon for Outbreak Perfected
(Currently Unavailable)

Complete the Zero Hour mission on Heroic difficulty

  • Collect 500 SIVA Nanites
  • 500 Precision kills
Adds the perk Disease Vector
Perk Icon for Disease Vector
(Deal additional nanite damage. Enemies that die while under the effect of SIVA nanites will spread the ailment to nearby foes.)

Whisper of the Worm

Catalyst Icon for Whisper of the Worm
(Currently Unavailable)

Complete The Whisper on Heroic difficulty

  • Obtain 100 Blighted Essense
Increases weapon reload speed stat

Adds the perk Whispered Breathing

Perk Icon for Whispered Breathing
(Aiming down the scope for 3 seconds increases the weapon range stat and the weapon precision damage while the weapon scope remains zoomed)

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