Completionists have plenty to love in Destiny 2, including Exotics, which require players to complete multiple steps to perfect. From finding the weapon, finding the Catalyst, and completing said Catalyst, it’s an involved process. When a Guardian is done with the campaign or the weekly story, grinding out Catalysts gives one plenty to do.

Where to find each Exotic Energy weapon Catalyst

Merciless

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases Stability and Range by +36
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Kills or completions in Strikes and Nightfalls
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies

Coldheart

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases Stability and reload speed by +18
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Kills or completions in Strikes and Nightfalls
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies

Fighting Lion

  • Catalyst Effect: Chimera – When Fighting Lion is fired, equipped Kinetic and Power weapons gain increased handling and accuracy for a brief period of time.
  • Where to find the Catalyst: PvE kills
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 1000 enemies and complete 2500 bounties

Sunshot

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases Stability by +18 and range by +27
  • Where to find the Catalyst: PvE or PvP Activities
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies and get 1000 Sun Blast kills

Graviton Lance

  • Catalyst Effect: Hidden Hand – Increases the aim assist and targeting acquisition stats. Increases Range by +18.
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Playlist activity completions
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies and get 1000 Cosmology kills

Skyburner’s Oath

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases Range by +27
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Playlist activity completions
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 1000 Cabal

Borealis

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases reload speed by +18
  • Where to find the Catalyst: PvE kills
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Get 150 Arc, Solar, and Void mode kills

Riskrunner

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases range by +27
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Banshee-44 mission
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies and get 50 Superconducter kills

Hard Light

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases Stability by +18
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Kills or completions in Strikes and Nightfalls
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 1000 enemies

Prometheus Lens

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases Stability by +18 and Handling by +18
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Kills or completions in Strikes and Nightfalls
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies

Telesto

  • Catalyst Effect: Deeper Pockets – Increases the magazine size by +3 and expands ammo reserves
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Legend/Master Lost Sector completions
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 300 enemies

Polaris Lance

  • Catalyst Effect: Dragonfly – Precision kills create an explosion around defeated enemies
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Playlist activity completions
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies and get 50 Perfect Fifth kills

Lord of Wolves

  • Catalyst Effect: Fang and Claw – Increases reload speed while Release the Wolves is active and increases stability when it’s not
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Any activity
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies

Eriana’s Vow

  • Catalyst Effect: More to Give – Increases magazine size by +3 and adds the Auto-Loading Holster Perk
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Banshee-44 mission (Shadowkeep)
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 700 enemies

Symmetry

  • Catalyst Effect: Electric Styx – Increases the max stack size of Dynamic Charge from x15 to x20
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Banshee-44 mission (Shadowkeep)
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 700 enemies

Devil’s Ruin

  • Catalyst Effect: NA
  • Where to find the Catalyst: NA
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies

Tommy’s Matchbook

  • Catalyst Effect: Heat of the Moment – While Ignition trigger is active, your health recovers much faster
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Banshee-44 mission (Shadowkeep)
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 700 enemies

The Fourth Horseman

  • Catalyst Effect: And its name was Death – Adds an additional round to the magazine and increases reload speed by +40
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Playlist activity completions
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 400 enemies

Ruinous Effigy

  • Catalyst Effect: Deconstruction – Deals increased damage against targets damaged by Transmutation spheres
  • Where to find the Catalyst: PvE kills (Shadowkeep)
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 5000 enemies

Trinity Ghoul

  • Catalyst Effect: Forked Lightning – Reduces draw time by -108 and Lightning Rod now triggers from any arc damage final blow.
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Playlist activity completions
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 400 enemies

Duality

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases weapon range by +20 and expands the magazine size by +2
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Banshee-44 quest (Beyond Light)
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 400 enemies

Ticuu’s Divination

  • Catalyst Effect: Increases Range by +20 and expands the magazine size by +2
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Banshee-44 mission (Beyond Light)
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 700 enemies

Vex Mythoclast

  • Catalyst Effect: Calculated Balance – While in full auto mode, final blows with this weapon grant bonus damage, accuracy, and stability for a short duration
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Vault of Glass Raid
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 700 enemies

Lorentz Driver

  • Catalyst Effect: Jump Driver – Lorentz Driver gains an enhanced radar. Additionally, while this weapon has 3 telemetry patterns, EM Anomaly detonations no longer require a precision final blow.
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Banshee-44 quest (Beyond Light)
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 400 enemies

Le Monarque

  • Catalyst Effect: Unrelenting – Rapidly defeating targets triggers health regeneration. Guardians and powerful combatants count as more than one kill.
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Playlist activity completions
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 700 enemies

Dead Messenger

  • Catalyst Effect: Missle explosions will blind combatants. Those defeated by missile impacts then explode.
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Complete the Vox Obscura quest on Hard mode
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Get 200 Arc, Solar, and Void mode kills

Trespasser

  • Catalyst Effect: Tunnel Vision – Reloading after defeating a target greatly increases target acquisition and aim down sight speed for a short duration.
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Banshee-44 mission
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 700 enemies

Jotunn

  • Catalyst Effect: Faster charge time when surrounded by combatants. Defeating a target spreads Scorch to those nearby. More powerful combatants and opposing Guardians cause scorch in a larger radius.
  • Where to find the Catalyst: Playlist activity completions
  • How to complete the Catalyst: Defeat 500 enemies

For more Destiny goodies, check out How to obtain and complete every Exotic Kinetic weapon Catalyst in Destiny 2 on GameTips.PRO.

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