How to get Traveler’s Chosen Catalyst in Destiny 2

Traveler’s Chosen is an underrated Exotic weapon in Destiny 2. In Season of the Lost, we’ve got the new catalyst for the weapon, which gives this weapon a whole new dimension. Today I am going to check out how to get the catalyst, plus how to level it up quickly, so you can enjoy the benefits of the new and improved Traveler’s Chosen.

Traveler’s Chosen is somewhat of a forgotten exotic, but it has some really strong perks with Gathering Light. You can collect stacks of gathering light, then hold down a button and it’ll restore all your abilities, which is pretty crazy. It’s a great weapon for builds, getting your grenades and melee back and pairing with Exotics that work well with abilities.

How to get the Traveler’s Chosen Catalyst

To get the catalyst simply complete strikes and it will drop for you. I had this one drop for me on my 3rd or 4th strike of the season. I would imagine you need the weapon to get this, so if you don’t have it in your vault, then I’d recommend getting it from the Monuments to Lost Lights Exotic Kiosk in the Tower.

How to complete the catalyst?

As with other catalysts, you’ll have to get kills with the weapon to level up the Traveler’s Chosen catalyst. The best thing to do is try and go to locations solo, as you don’t want other guardians stealing your kills. 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 proceed to take out as many enemies as possible with the Traveler’s Chosen. 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 a season of the chosen and you’ll get a good amount of heavy ammo crates to spawn as you go through the activity. Plus the density of the enemies is a lot, meaning there are more enemies to kill with the Traveler’s Chosen. The only drawback here is this is a matchmade activity, and you’ll need to watch out for fireteam members stealing your kills.

What does the Traveler’s Chosen Catalyst do?

As with other catalysts, it will generate Orbs after rapidly defeating targets and gain a tracker that displays the number of targets defeated with it. The Masterworked weapon will also receive additional capabilities.

Stats – Magazine 20

Osmosis – Using your grenade ability changes this weapon’s damage type to match your subclass until you stow it.

Full Auto Trigger System – Holding down the trigger will fire this weapon at full auto.

Full auto is going to make your life easier here. Osmosis is pretty cool, as this gives you the ability to run 3 weapons with the arc, solar or void damage, based on your subclass. This is going to work really well with elemental well mods, or with exotics that are good for abilities.

Traveler’s Chosen

Traveler’s Chosen Exotic Kinetic Sidearm. This is a 300rpm sidearm with 15 in the magazine and it has an excellent range at 82.

Let’s check out the perks on the weapon.

Gathering Light – Final blows with this weapon grant stacks of Gathering Light. Consume stacks, granting melee, grenade, and class ability energy based on the number of stacks.

Gift of the Traveler – Each stack of Gathering Light improves this weapon reloads, handling, and target acquisition.

This is a throwback to the original Traveler’s Chosen, which was the first weapon we got back when Destiny 2 was released, although this one is beefed up and much more powerful as the Exotic version.

This one looks like it’s going to be one of the best, if not the best Sidearms in the game. Yes, the quest is long – but you do get a bunch of good weapons out of it and there’s the Traveler’s Chosen at the end too. With Gathering Light, this is going to be great for builds when paired with Exotic armor that already charged melee, grenades and class abilities.

Make Traveler’s Chosen Better

There’s a Charged with Light mod called Surprise Attack, which improves the damage of Sidearms. If you are going to run with Traveler’s Chosen then I’d recommend using Surprise attack.

Surprise Attack was introduced in Season of Arrivals, and you can pick this up from the Ada-1 when she’s selling it (check daily). Surprise Attack states “While Charged with Light reloading or readying a Sidearm will consume all stacks of Charged with Light and convert them into stacks of a major damage buff, which are depleted as you damage combatants with that Sidearm”. Sounds pretty good to me. When you have one stack of Charged with Light, you’ll get 5 Charged Magazine bullets, 2 stacks you’ll get 10 and so on. I’ll go into the damage buff in more detail later on.

To get this to work we’re going to need to become Charged with Light, and there’s an array of mods that can help with this including Taking Charge – where we become Charged with Light by picking up Orbs or you can use something like Empowered Finish where killing combatants grants you charged with light. You’ll see when you are charged with light with a notification down in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

Once we become Charged with Light we can use mods, like Surprise Attack to trigger damage buffs – in this case on our Sidearms. There’s also other Charged with Light bonuses light High-Energy Fire for more damage buffs, and Super Charged which allows us to carry more stacks up to 5. This is going to give you approx 100% damage buff, or double the damage when you have the charged bullets.

Let me know in the comments what you think of the Traveler’s Chosen Catalyst and let me know where it dropped for you.

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