Season of the Lost

Best Bows in Destiny 2 Season of the Lost

Bows have really come into their own in Season of the Lost given the champion mods, specifically Overload bow. There’s a great array of legendary and exotic bows in the game and today I’m going to run through six of the best, their stats, and also how to get them.

This guide contains a few different bows – Legendary, Exotic, some you can get free-to-play, and some require paid DLC, I’ll point that out for each of them, but if you have any questions, ask down below.

Let’s dive into the list of the best bows in Destiny 2.

Le Monarque

Le Monarque is an Exotic Energy Bow, with some deadly perks.

Poison Arrows – Arrows fired quickly after a full draw become poison arrows. Precision hits with poison arrows spread poison to nearby enemies.

Snapshot Sights – Faster time to aim down sights.

Looking at the stats we have Impact 76, Accuracy 81, Stability 51, Handling 59, Reload Speed 46, and Draw Time 684.

To get Le Monarque you can buy this from the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower, which you can find next to the Vault and it’s called Monument to Lost Lights. At the time of making the guide you do require the Forsaken Expansion to be able to buy this, and all the exotics from Forsaken.

Ticcu’s Divination

Ticuu’s Divination is an Exotic Energy Combat Bow with some very interesting perks.

Sacred Flame – Hipfiring this weapon fires multiple tracking projectiles. Targets marked by these projectiles explode upon death, or when struck by another Sacred Flame’s explosion.

Causality Arrows – Arrows fired while aiming down sights cause Sacred Flames to instantly detonate. Precision hits with perfectly drawn arrows increase the power of this detonation.

In terms of stats, it has Impact 68, Accuracy 52, Stability 57, Handling 69, Reload Speed 64, and Draw Time 612. As well as the main perks it comes with Tactile String which slightly increases stability and also Straight Fletching which increases accuracy.

This was the seasonal exotic from Season of the Chosen, but you can pick it up in the Tower in the Exotic Kiosk next to your vault.

Whispering Slab

This is a lightweight frame bow, meaning you’ll move faster with this equipped which always comes in handy whether you’re in PVP or PVE. It’s a kinetic bow too, taking primary ammo, so you’ll probably never be short of some arrows to fire.

Regarding the stats, it has 68 for impact, 68 for handling, and 64 for reload speed, so all around it’s pretty good on-base stats. It’s got 75 aim assist on the hidden stats too, so it’s going to be relatively easy to get those shots on target if you’re a controller user. The draw time on this bow is 612.

For PVP you’ll want to look out for Opening Shot and Firmly Planted and PVE Demolitionist and Archer’s Tempo.

This is a random world drop from activities, plus Banshee-44 and Xur can sell it, so it’s worth checking in on those vendors. This one is free to all players.

Wolftone Draw

Wolftone Draw is a Legendary Energy Combat Bow with a Precision Frame meaning longer draw time optimized for damage. Looking at the stats we have Impact 76, Accuracy 78, Stability 39, Handling 60, Reload Speed 46, and a Draw Time 684.

For PVE Agile Bowstring, Carbon Arrowshaft, Impulse Amplifier, and Dragonfly would be a decent roll. AGile Bowstring greatly increases handling speed and slightly improves stability, Carbon Arrowshaft increases stability. Impulse Amplifier increases projectile speed and reloads speed and finally, Dragonfly creates elemental damage explosions. This is like a mini Trinity Ghoul with Dragonfly.

For PVP Archers Tempo and Adagio would be good. Archers Temo decreases draw time for every precision hit, and Adagio increases damage after defeating an enemy.

To get this bow it’s a random reward from the seasonal activity in Season of the Lost called Astral Alignment. You can get Wolftone Draw as a reward from the chest at the end, the chest on the right which you’ll need Parallax Trajectory to open. You can also get this one from focusing Umbral Engrams in the Prismatic Recaster via the H.E.L.M. To get this one you will need access to Season of the Lost, or you could get lucky on your first run of Astral Alignment (free to try).

Biting Winds

Biting Winds is a Legendary Kinetic Combat Bow. It’s a Precision Frame, Compound Bow where the Longer draw time is optimized for damage. Looking at the stats we have Impact 76, Accuracy 78, Stability 49, Handling 54, Reload Speed 46, and Draw Time 684.

For PVP Killing Wind and Explosive Head would be good and PVE something like Rapid-Hit and Swashbuckler would be a great roll. The most popular roll out there at the moment is Killing Wind and Explosive Head. Killing Wind is a relatively new perk where final blows with the weapon increase mobility, range and handling for a short duration.

To get this weapon you can try a few ways. You’ll get this weapon as part of completing the main campaign in Beyond Light. Once you are done with the main campaign you can also do The Dark Priestess Empire Hunt from Variks. You do have to open up the Empire Hunts by completing the post-campaign missions, but once you do that this should be selectable from Varik’s Menu. As this is one of the Beyond Light weapons, you will need that DLC to get the bow.

Trinity Ghoul

Trinity Ghoul was introduced during Forsaken back in Season 4 of Destiny 2. The idea was good, but given it was a bow it never really felt powerful in your hands. Now, with this new catalyst, it’s gone from a bang-average weapon into one of the best weapons in the game.

Let’s check out the perks on the Combat Bow.

Split Electron – Fires an arrow that splits when released. Aiming down sights and fully drawing the bow both decrease the spread.

Lightning Rod – Precision kills grant the next shot chain-lightning capabilities.

To get Trinity Ghoul it’s a random world drop exotic, so finding them out there in the wild, grinding nightfalls, and making sure you check Xur each Friday to see if he’s selling it or not. At the time of creating this guide, you do need the Forsaken Expansion to get this bow.

To get the catalyst you’ll want to complete strikes and it’s dropping at random. This one dropped for me on the strike in the opening mission of Season of Arrivals and it seems like a common drop, so the best thing to do is run through some strikes and see if you can get it.

Let me know your top bow in Destiny 2, plus let me know if I have missed anything.

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