Destiny 2 – How to get the Deathbringer Catalyst and Level It Up Quickly

The Deathbringer Catalyst has arrived in Destiny 2 turning the once average Deathbringer Rocket Launcher into a devastating power weapon, that now has some of the best DPS in the game. Today I am going to look at how to get the Deathbringer Catalyst, how to upgrade it quickly, plus what the catalyst does, so you can be causing the maximum amount of damage with this improved weapon.

How to get the Deathbringer Catalyst

You can get your hands on the Deathbringer catalyst since its release in Season of the Splicer. Simply complete strikes, crucible matches, or gambit matches and it’ll drop for you. The drop rate on the catalyst appears to be very good, I think I got this one on m first or second strike. If it doesn’t drop for you the first time, then keep trying the playlists and it’ll drop for you in no time.

How to level up the Deathbringer Catalyst

As with other catalysts, you’ll have to get kills with the weapon to level up the Deathbringer catalyst. The best thing to do is try and go to locations solo, as you don’t want other guardians stealing your kills. Given this is a power weapon you’re going to need plenty of ammo too. You can always just into the Altars of Sorrow on the moon as you’ll get a good amount of ammo there. However, I think there are a couple of better options.

First, there’s the Shuro Chi area in the Last Wish Raid. This is pretty much a go-to location for all catalysts, and this one is no different. You can load in there solo, and teleport to the Shuro Chi location using Wish 4. Check out the pattern you want to enter into the wishing wall here and check out the route to the wishing wall at the end of the guide. Once you have teleported to Shuro Chi, place down a raid banner to get full ammo and the proceed to take out as many enemies as possible with the Deathbringer. You can repeat this as many times as needed to get the catalyst done.

Battlegrounds is a good option too, which you can select from the Vanguard menu. Battlegrounds is the activity introduced as part of season of the chosen and you’ll get a good amount of mheavy ammo crates spawn as you go through the actvity. Plus the density of the enemies is a lot, meaning there’s more enemies to kill with the Deathbringer. The only draw back here is this is a matchmade activity, and you’ll need to watch out for fireteam members stealing your kills.

Fially, there’s another alternative which might be good and that’s the Stealing Stasis mission on Europa. This will give you a bunch of heavy ammo crates to pick up, and there’s plenty of enemies there. You can access this near Variks on Europa, however, you will need to have completed the campaign, and the original Stealing Stasis mission to do this.

What does the Deathbringer Catalyst do?

Before going into what the catalyst does, it’s worth a quick review of the exotic perk on Deahbringer. Dark Deliverance allows the user to fire a rocket, which can be remotely detonated to release a bunch of void orbs onto enemies. Dark Decent causes the damage of the orbs to increase based on how far they have travelled before hitting the enemy. Thats why people used to fire high into the air with Deathbringer, as more height meant more damage.

Once you complete the exotic catalyst for Deathbringer it unlocks the Dead Weight perk, and this increases how quickly Dark Descent reaches it’s maximum damage bonus. This means you don’t have to aim as high as you did in the past to maximise the damage. You can tell when you reach maximum damage as the numbers will be yellow rather than white, when the void orbs detonate on the enemy.

How to get Deathbringer

Finally, there’s a quest to get Deathbringer if you haven’t got it already. I would assume if you are checking out this guide then you probably have it, but if you don’t then I have a guide for how to get Deathbringer here.

How to make Deathbringer more powerful

There is a good Charged with Light mod called Argent Ordnance that is currently in the combat mods set, which means you can make Deathbringer even more powerful than it already is. You’ll need a mod on your armour to gain charged with light stacks, this could be something like Taking Charge where you gain charged with light by picking up orbs. You’ll know when you are charged with light because in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen it says so.

This buff stays there with you until you use it and for the rocket launcher, Argent Ordnance is definitely the best. When you have charged with light and you ready the rocket launcher you’ll see the notification saying Godslayer Warheads active… so you know it’s time to fire off those rockets for extra damage.

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