Temptation’s Hook is a new Legendary Sword introduced in Season of Arrivals. This is a throwback to old swords in Destiny 1 as it’s a Caster Frame, allowing us to damage from a distance. The following is a guide for how to get Temptation’s Hook in Destiny 2.
Temptation’s Hook is a heavy sword that comes with some interesting perks and a whole host of benefits in Season of Arrivals. First of all, it’s caster frame, so you can launch a heavy projectile attack and the attacks are stronger when you have full energy. It can also drop with Surrounded, where the weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.
The stats on this sword are 46 swing speed and 46 impacts, with a charge time of 50 and ammo capacity of 55.
The curated roll comes with Tireless Blade, where you get sword ammo for every powered kill and Surrounded as we mentioned before. It also comes with a balanced guard for good all-round balanced defences and Honed Edge for an increase in damage.
You can get this weapon from Umbral engrams introduced in Season of Arrivals. Run through the opening quest in the season and do the tutorial with Drifter and he’ll introduce you to Umbral Engrams, The Prismatic Recaster and the Umbral Decoder.
You can decode regular Umbral Engrams to get Temptation’s Hook, but if you want to increase your chances for a drop of this Sword, then it’s best to focus some umbral engrams through the Prismatic Recaster. Select the Pyramid-Focused Umbral Engrams, or you can choose Edge-Focused Umbral engrams too. This will narrow the loot pool. It’s still based around RNG, but your chances will increase through focusing.
Once you have focused your engrams, take them to the decoder – keep your fingers crossed and hopefully Temptation’s Hook will drop for you.
This is a great PVE sword allowing you to do huge damage on bosses with the right perks. We also have some mods on the season pass this season which makes swords much better as Bungie build on Season of the Worthy allowing swords to be much more viable in the game these days.
The design of this sword is also really nice, with the Darkness weapon themes. I really like the direction Bungie is going in with these and it makes me hopeful for the future, especially with sunsetting in mind.
Finally, the lore on the weapon is super interesting too, as with the other weapons from Season of Arrivals.
A finger of death from which to hang.
“You ferried a Lightbearer to the outer system,” Aunor says and cocks the hammer on her weapon. “They did not return with you.”
“I learned the secret. The one your hounds have hidden away in that quaint little vault.” Sola smiles red through split lips. “You’re on the losing side.”
“Do you think you have nothing to lose, or that I wouldn’t take it from you? You’re sorely, and soon to be regretfully, mistaken.”
Sola spits in Aunor’s face. “You have limits. You have masters.” A twisted Light shimmers in Sola’s hand as she moves to attack. “Enjoy hanging to death in your strings!”
Aunor pulls the trigger unflinchingly. Sola drops. “Disgrace of a Warlock.”
Sola’s Ghost hangs motionless in the air beside her dead charge. A breeze rustles char from the patches of blackened grass around them. Her iris flicks next to the two Praxic watchdogs: the Warlock who pulled the trigger and the Titan partner who shakes a recent death from his bones.
Aunor turns to her colleague. “Should we have her resurrected and ask again?”
The Titan wipes blood from his chest plate as his Ghost patches his armor. A fresh bullet hole sits above his heart. “No, I think she made herself clear the first time.”
Sola’s Ghost pipes up, “Who says I would?”
“You have nothing to fear, Little Light. Your Guardian is… touched. We are here to help.”
“You mean you’re here to put us down.”
“Not presently. Give us the coordinates of your heading. Then, you will be escorted to the City in peace.”
“You know. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be here.”
“We’ve tracked the gravitational disturbances, yes. The Warmind had revealed the anomaly was moving through the outer system. But you know that, and you know how to find it.”
The Ghost mimics a “spit” noise. “Run back to your quiet Traveler. I won’t be ordered around anymore!”
Aunor’s body deflates as she holsters her weapon. “Bahaghari…” she says. A Ghost appears at Aunor’s side. “Prepare our tools. This one appears touched as well.”
Bahaghari nods and slips away to follow the order.
The Striker Titan approaches and snaps his fingers. A stunning bolt of lightning pelts Sola’s Ghost out of the air into unconsciousness. “It’s affecting Ghosts now too. We should bring them back to the City. This makes five.”
He picks up the Ghost and shoulders Sola’s body before shuffling off to their ship.
Aunor turns to follow. “Five, and counting,” she whispers to herself without taking her eyes off Sola’s Ghost.
As always, let me know what you think down in the comments. What do you think of Temptation’s Hook and which game mode do you prefer it in?
That’s it for this guide for how to get Temptation’s Hook, the new legendary Sword in Season of Arrivals. For more Destiny 2 content like this check out the Shadowkeep Guide or check out the YouTube Channel.