Leviathan’s Breath Catalyst is now in the game since the drop of Season of the Hunt. This is one of the most powerful wepons in Destiny 2 and perhaps a little underrated. It’s a bit clunky, but once you get into a rythmn with this bow is can be a very deadly weapon. In this video I’ll run through how to get the catalyst, how to farm out the catalyst quickly and also what the catalyst does.
Let’s have a quick reminder of Leviathan’s Breath. Leviathan’s Breath is an Exotic Power Combat Bow
- Big-Game Hunter – Fires a massive heavy bolt that staggers unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.
- Leviathan’s Sigh – When fully drawn, the bolt creates a large concussive blast that knocks combatants back.
Let’s have a look at the stats. We have Impact 60, Accuracy 75, Stability 10, Handling 10, Reload Speed 10 and Draw Time 1328.
To get the weapon, you can purchase this from the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower and it can be found under Shadowkeep Exotics. This was available during Season of Undying, so players who’ve been with Destiny for sometime may have this bow already.
How to get Leviathan’s Breath Catalyst
To get the catalyst you want to be killing powerful combatants with Leviathan’s Breath. The easiest and quickest way to get this done is to load into the Widow’s Walk Lost Sector on the EDZ as you have 5 chances per run of the Lost Sector to get the catalyst. There’s 4 nightmare shanks, plus the captain boss there at the end of the Lost Sector. This is a quick and easy Lost Sector. It took me about 3 runs of the Lost Sector to get this to drop, so the process was pretty quick and easy.
How to farm out the Leviathan’s Breath catalyst quickly
There’s a couple of ways to complete the catalyst. You have the standard way, where you’re going to need to fill up a bar to 100% by killing enemies with the weapon. To complete the catalyst this way you have to kill 1500 enemies, which is most likely going to take a lot of time. You could do this in Blind Well or Altars of Sorrow as you’re likely to get a lot of heavy ammo in these game modes.
To get the catalyst done in a more efficient manner you can run Wrathborn Hunts. You’ll want to check out the Prey Mod Lures as some of them offer a Leviathan’s Breath Catalyst progress reward instead of loot. One of the best things about this method is that you don’t actually have to use Levaithan’s Breath, you can run with whatever loadout you like and you’ll still get the catalyst progress drop at the end.
The key though is the Prey Mods. You probably won’t always be able to select the Prey Mod with the Leviathan’s Breath, so if that’s the case you’ll have to complete a Wrathborn Hunt to rotate the rewards on the mods. Each time you complete one of these Wrathborn Hunts with the Leviathan’s Breath Catalyst progress reward, you’re going to get something like 10-15% progress each time.
As to whether this is the most efficient method, it’s up to you. 10-15% does sound like a lot of progress, however, given you have to charge up the lure through Strikes/Cruicble and Gambit means you can consistently grind out Wrathborn Hunts. However, one benefit of doing the Wrathborn hunts means you can get the higher level loot, so if you’re levelling up your Guardian towards 1250, then this would be a useful method. Blind Well, Shiro Chi and Altars of Sorrow are good alternatives.
What does the catalyst do?
Leviathan’s Breath catalyst gives you 5 extra arrows in your reserve. As to whether this is worth farming out is entirely up to you. Leviathan’s Breath has some pretty impressive DPS, and if you like using Bows then this one might be for you as you’re going to be getting more ammo reserves.
Let me know what you think down in the comments.