The Trinity Ghoul catalyst started dropping at the start of Season of Arrivals and it’s turned the once average Trinity Ghoul into a beast of a weapon. This now turns you into an Arc tank shooting out lightning rods that chain enemies allowing you to clear out bad guys whenever you point this bow. The following is a guide for how to get the Trinity Ghoul catalyst and a demonstration of it’s newfound power.
Trinity Ghould was introduced during Forsaken back in Season 4 of Destiny 2. The idea was good, but given it was a bow it never really felt powerful in your hands. Now, with this new catalyst, it’s gone from a bang average weapon into one of the best weapons in the game.
Let’s check out the perks on the Combat Bow.
Split Electron – Fires an arrow that splits when released. Aiming down sights and fully drawing the bow both decrease the spread.
Lightning Rod – Precision kills grant the next shot chain-lightning capabilities.
To get Trinity Ghoul it’s a random world drop exotic, so finding them out there in the wild, grinding nightfalls and making sure you check Xur each Friday to see if he’s selling it or not.
To get the catalyst you’ll want to complete strikes and it’s dropping at random. This one dropped for me on the strike in the opening mission of Season of Arrivals and it seems like a common drop, so the best thing to do is run through some strikes and see if you can get it.
Once you have the catalyst you’ll want to upgrade it and for this, you’ll simply need to get kills with the Bow. Get out there either in the Whisper Mission for the Thrall Room or go into something like Escalation Protocol, Altars of Sorrow or the Shiro Chi part of the Last Wish Raid. Basically go anywhere there’s lots of smaller enemies and kill them until the percentage bar hits 100%. I think it’s about 400 kills. You could combine with farming Nightmare Hunts when you’re farming Umbral Engrams, but the most efficient and fasters is probably the Whisper Room.
Once you’ve upgraded the catalyst you’ll want to get out there in PVE and give it a go. The main benefit of the catalyst is something called Forked Lightning where the Lightning Rod perk now triggers on all Arc final blows.
This means you can roll around strikes, nightfalls, nightmare hunts, raids – wherever you want to use this and chain together lightning attacks. Previously you needed a precision kill to trigger this perk, but now it’s much more common and really makes the Trinity Ghoul feel like a powerful Exotic weapon in your hands. It’s a great example of an exotic catalyst and how they can transform the game and make it loads of fun.
Risk Runner and Graviton Lance have similar perks to this where they have great chaining capabilities. Getting this catalyst and upgrading it early in the season is definitely a good goal to have, as it’s going to provide you a lot of fun and you could combine this with various seasonal mods to create some good builds.
It’s already pretty strong on its own, but seeing as it’s master worked then you could combine this with mods from the Seasonal Artifact and also Charged with Light mods to make this even better. If you pair this up with one of the Swords from Season of Arrivals then you’re going to be maximising your damage potential by using Trinity Ghoul to clear out smaller enemies and then rocking in there with sword and doing huge damage to bosses and mini-bosses.
Let me know down in the comments what you think of Trinity Ghoul and the catalyst and what weapons are you pairing with it?