Season of Arrivals

Destiny 2 – How to get Hollow Words (Legendary Fusion Rifle)

Hollow Words was introduced in Season of Arrivals as one of the Darkness weapons you can obtain from Umbral Engrams and the Prismatic Recaster. It’s a fine-looking weapon and can come in handy in PVE and PVP. The following is a guide for how to get Hollow Words in Destiny 2.

Hollow Words is a legendary fusion rifle that deals arc damage and sits in the energy slot. It was introduced in Season 11 and is going to be with us until season 15.

Regarding the stats, it’s got 80 for impact, 54 for range and not bad stability at 44. It has a 740 charge time and has 6 in the magazine.

The curated roll comes with Unrelenting where rapidly defeating targets triggers health regeneration where Guardians and Powerful Combatants count for more than one kill. It also comes with Feeding Frenzy where each rapid kill progressively increases the reload speed for a short time.

For PVE focused rolls you’ll want to have a look at something like Surrounded and Feeding Frenzy or Lead from Gold. For PVP then Killing Wind plus Vorpal Weapon would be good.

Hollow Words is currently only available for season pass owners, much like the other Darkness themed weapons this season. To get it, you’ll want to turn in Umbral Engrams to the Prismatic Recaster. You can increase your chances of a drop by focusing the Umbral Engrams with the Pyramid focus, which narrows the loot-pool a little bit. It’s still going to be random on the drop, but narrowing the loot pool will increase your chances.

I love this weapon in PVE personally. It’s great for the contact event or other large scale events where you have to clear out a bunch of enemies. Pick it up, give it a go and let me know where you find this weapon most effective.

As with the other weapons this season we’ve got some interesting lore on this one, let’s check it out.

Hollow Words
Holes for the whole.


CZ: Rasputin has been neutralized. What that means exactly, time will tell.

FWC-L2: A glorious tragedy. May it rise to fight again.

DO-AJ: I trust you have another plan, Commander? Hopefully a more effective plan.


IR: The hostility is unnecessary, Jalaal. We are here to devise a plan.

DO-AJ: We had one. It was rejected. The time for that is long past.

IR: Your plan was to leave the Traveler.

NM-EH: We are unprepared because we waste time debating.

FWC-L2: We were prepared by every conflict that befell the City. This war has been written in the stars. Let it come.

DO-AJ: Mobilize the fleet. We have guns enough. Surely, that option would please Lakshmi.

FWC-L2: Yes.

IR: The fire from your guns would have ricocheted off the Almighty’s hull. How do you plan to wound the Pyramid?

CZ: This was settled during the Red War. It has not changed. We will need the fleet in reserve should the situation turn dire.

NM-EH: We will not flee the seat of our Golden Age. Enact war-time powers. A Monarch must be chosen.

IR: (inaudible)

NM-EH: How long has that omen been left buried on the Moon? If the Commander had given us access instead of allowing that mystic to—

IR: Cryptarchs have been attempting to parse the Luna site data feed for months. It is digitized madness.

FWC-L2: Are the Warmind’s weapons operational?

CZ: No. They… cannot act independently.

NM-EH: So then there is nothing?

CZ: When Rasputin fell, a Hidden agent was dispatched to investigate the Pyramid’s nature and divine its intent. They are supported by Guardian operatives. They will work to contain the Darkness while we evacuate nearby assets and evaluate engagement strategies.


CZ: In our haste to act, we were caught flat-footed. When we choose to strike again, we must be sure of its efficacy. We may only get one chance. You have all brought wisdom to this meeting. I have considered your council. Executor, I request the New Monarchy support us as they did so graciously when the Red Legion struck. Organize the movement of our people and coordinate with Suraya Hawthorne’s contacts to secure them within the walls. Cousin Jalaal, I request Dead Orbit ships ferry the wayward home and provide transit security. In return, you will both be granted full access to the Vanguard’s Luna site resources.

NM-EH: A late invitation, but acceptable.

DO-AJ: For the time being, we will protect caravans and aid in relocation.

CZ: Good. Lakshmi, Project Stronghold will require additional printings. Ada-1 has agreed to lend her equipment and expertise to assist in this endeavor. Is this satisfactory?

FWC-L2: Our forges are ready and eager. We request to assist the Bray in evaluating damage to the Warmind.

CZ: Offer the help. Ana will accept it, I’m sure, so long as you defer to her oversight.

FWC-L2: Her standing is tenuous. We believe it amicable to offer partnership, not support.

CZ: You may suggest as much.

IR: Do we have a consensus?

(many voices pledge in agreement)

IR: Adjourned.

(nondescript shuffling and chatter)

(door closing)


IR: You offer too much. They want all the sway and none of the responsibility.

CZ: Let them have both. Now is not the time to tangle ourselves in political conflicts.

CZ: It won’t be long before they realize Eris is the agent in question. She should be warned.

IR: I’ll reach out to her.

Let me know down in the comments what you think Hollow Words. Have you picked this up yet and which is your favourite activity to use it in?

That’s it for this guide on how to get Hollow Words in Destiny 2. For more Destiny 2 content like this check out the Shadowkeep Guide or check out the YouTube Channel.

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