Exotic Catalysts

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Catalysts are special modifiers for Exotic weapons, 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.

Overview[edit]

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.

List of Catalysts[edit]

Weapon Catalyst Obtained From Objectives

(All Kills must be done with the respective weapon)

Catalyst Perk

Ace of Spades

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

Bad Juju

Bad Juju Catalyst Icon.jpg
45 Tributes placed inside the Tribute Hall
  • 700 Kills
Adds the perk Unending Curse
Unending Curse Perk Icon.png
(Extends the duration of the perk String of Curses)

Black Talon

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

Borealis

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

Cerberus+1

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

Coldheart

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

The Colony

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

Crimson

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

D.A.R.C.I.

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

Eriana's Vow

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

(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

Fighting Lion Catalyst Icon.jpg
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 (perk)

Exotic Catalyst Perk.png
(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

The Forth Horseman Catalyst Icon.jpg
Completing Seraph Bunkers, participating in the Seraph Tower Public Events, or completing Legendary Lost Sectors
  • 400 Kills
Adds the perk And its name was Death
And its name was Death Perk Icon.png
(Adds an additional round to the magazine and increases the reload speed stat by +40)

Graviton Lance

Graviton Lance Catalyst Icon.jpg
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

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

Hardlight

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

The Huckleberry

The Huckleberry Catalyst Icon.jpg
Kills and, or completions in Heroic Adventures
  • 500 Kills
Adds the perk Bull Rider
Bull Rider Perk Icon.png
(Kills with this weapon now reload the entire magazine)

Izanagi's Burden

Izanagi's Burden Catalyst Icon.jpg
Complete Heroic Menagerie with a Masterworked Chalice of Opulence
  • 500 kills
Adds the perk Peerless Edge
Peerless Edge Icon.png
(Increases the damage bonus of Honed Edge when all 4 bullets are consumed)

Jade Rabbit

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

Legend of Acrius

Legend of Acrius Catalyst Icon.jpg
Completing encounters as well as opening the chest at the end of castellum

Leviathan (raid) on Prestige difficulty

  • 500 Kills
Increases the weapon reload speed stat by +36

Adds the perk Deeper Pockets

Deeper Pockets Perk Icon.png
(Increases the weapon magazine size by +2 and expands the ammo reserves)

Lord of Wolves

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

Lumina

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

Merciless

Merciless Catalyst Icon.jpg
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

MIDA Multi-Tool

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

Outbreak Perfected

Outbreak Perfected Catalyst Icon.jpg
Complete the Zero Hour mission on Heroic difficulty
  • Collect 500 SIVA Nanites
  • 500 Precision kills

(You can obtain 100 Nanites per week from completing the Zero Hour mission on Heroic difficulty.

You can also complete the Terminal Sequencing Puzzle to gain boosted gains on the catalyst progress)

Adds the perk Disease Vector
Disease Vector Perk Icon.png
(Deal additional nanite damage. Enemies that die while under the effect of SIVA nanites will spread the ailment to nearby foes.)

Polaris Lance

Polaris Lance Catalyst Icon.jpg
Complete the 5th and Final Nascent Dawn quest
  • 500 Kills
  • 50 Perfect Fifth kills
Adds the perk Dragonfly
Dragonfly Perk Icon.png
(Precision kills create an explosion around defeated enemy)

Prometheus Lens

Prometheus Lens Catalyst Icon.jpg
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

The Prospector

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

Adds the perk Deeper Pockets

Deeper Pockets Perk Icon.png
(Increases ammo reserves)

Rat King

Rat King Catalyst Icon.jpg
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 1000 Kills while everyone in your fireteam is also using Rat King
Adds the perk Infestation
Exotic Catalyst Perk.png
(Increase to weapon aim assist and recoil direction stats, when the perk Vermin activates, recover some health)

Riskrunner

Riskrunner Catalyst Icon.jpg
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

Ruinous Effigy Catalyst Icon.jpg
Any PvE Kills or by destroying Savathun's Eyes

5000 points are needed to complete the catalyst,

1 enemy kill gives 1 point,

1 Savathun Eye destroyed gives 150 points

  • 5000 kills

or

  • 34 eyes destroyed
Adds the perk Deconstruction
Deconstruction Perk Icon.png
(This weapon deals increased damage against targets damaged by Transmutation spheres)

Skyburner's Oath

Skyburner's Oath Catalyst Icon.jpg
Completing encounters in the raid Leviathan (raid)
  • 1000 Cabal kills
Increases the weapon range stat by +27

Sleeper Simulant

Sleeper Simulant Catalyst Icon.jpg
Completing encounters in the raid

Leviathan, Spire of Stars on Prestige difficulty

Complete the following steps:

1. Kills with IKELOS escalation protocol weapons equipped

  • 1000 Sniper Rifle kills
  • 1000 Shotgun kills
  • 2000 Submachine Gun kills

2. Loot the Oracle Chest in The Whisper on Normal or Heroic difficulty

3. Kills with Sleeper Simulant

  • 500 Kills
Lowers the weapon charge rate stat by -250 and expands the ammo reserves (Lowers charge time)

Sturm

Sturm Catalyst Icon.jpg
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

Sunshot

Sunshot Catalyst Icon.jpg
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

SUROS Regime

SUROS Regime Catalyst Icon.jpg
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible Matches
  • 300 PVP kills
Adds the perk SUROS Ascendance
Exotic Catalyst Perk.png
(Increases the weapon recoil direction stat and increases the chance for the perk SUROS Legacy to activate)

Sweet Business

Sweet Business Catalyst Icon.jpg
Kills and, or Wins in Crucible or Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 250 Multi-kills
Adds the perk Serious Business
Exotic Catalyst Perk.png
(Reduces incoming flinch when firing Sweet Business at full speed)

Symmetry

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

Telesto

Telesto Catalyst Icon.jpg
Completing encounters in the raid

Leviathan, Eater of Worlds on Prestige difficulty

Acquire Gift of the Lighthouse and then interact with the forge on Mercury

(Earn all lost prophecy verses from Brother Vance on Mercury)

Adds the perk Deeper Pockets
Deeper Pockets Perk Icon.png
(Increases the weapon magazine size to by +3 and expands the ammo reserves)

Tommy's Matchbook

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

Tractor Cannon

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

Trinity Ghoul

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

Vigilance Wing

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

The Wardcliff Coil

The Wardcliff Coil Catalyst Icon.jpg
Kills and, or completions in Strikes and, or Nightfalls
  • 500 Kills
Adds the perk Pinpoint Guidance Module
Exotic Catalyst Perk.png
(Tightens rockets spread)

Whisper of the Worm

Whisper of the Worm Catalyst Icon.jpg
Complete The Whisper on Heroic difficulty.
  • Obtain 100 Blighted Essense

(You can obtain 24 essence per week by completing The Whisper on Heroic difficulty and 12 by opening all 6 chests in The Whisper on Normal or Heroic difficulty, 36 per week)

Increases weapon reload speed stat

Adds the perk Whispered Breathing

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

Witherhoard

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

Worldline Zero

Worldline Zero Catalyst Icon.jpg
Killing any PVE enemy while having a sword equipped You must hit all 5 of the level 7 Escalation Protocol bosses with the Worldline Zero's Tesseract attack while they're un-shielded

(Boss rotation changes weekly, so it will take 5 weeks to complete the catalyst. Due to its nature, Damkath, the Mask must only be damaged with any attack.)

Adds the perk Another Dimension
Exotic Catalyst Perk.png
(Reduces the activation time for the perk Tesseract)

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