Season of the Lost

How to get Trinity Ghoul (Exotic Bow) in Destiny 2

Trinity Ghoul is an Exotic Bow in Destiny 2, plus one of the most fun weapons in PVE. This weapon turns you into an electric tank, chaining arc attacks together with the Lightning Rod perk on Trinity Ghoul, and you’ll be taking care of enemies in no time at all. Today I’m going to look at Trinity Ghoul, the stats and perks, plus how to get the weapon and its catalyst in Destiny 2.

Trinity Ghoul is an Exotic Energy 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.

Looking at the stats on the bow we have Impact 80, Accuracy 86, Stability 55, Handling 58, Reload Speed 55, Draw Time 720. At the time of making the guide, you do require the Forsaken Expansion to get this weapon.

This is also one of the most popular weapons in PVE at the moment, given bows are extra strong in Season of the Lost, due to the Overload Bow mod on the seasonal artifact. Bows are also getting a buff soon in the sandbox update coming in December, so it’s worth getting hold of a good exotic bow, whether it’s this one, Le Monarque or Ticcu’s Divination.

Bungie said recently about the buff

“In Season 11 we bumped Bow damage up 10% vs rank-and-file enemies, having seen this in-game for a few Seasons it seems safe to nudge them up again.
Increased damage vs rank-and-file enemies by ~10%.”

The usage of Trinity Ghoul is high now, but expect this to go even higher with the upcoming buff.

How to get Trinity Ghoul

To get Trinity Ghoul it’s a random world drop exotic, so finding them out there in the wild or you can grind Nightfalls to get exotic engrams and if you are lucky, then Trinity Ghoul will drop for you. It’s also in Xur’s inventory, so you can buy the exotic engram from Xur, and if you don’t have Trinity Ghoul, you should be able to get it from Xur. Xur has protection on exotics, and it should prioritize you getting exotics you don’t have, so if you own Forsaken, and don’t have Trinity Ghoul, try buying a few engrams from Xur and it should drop for you in no time.

How to get the Trinity Ghoul Catalyst

To get the catalyst you’ll want to complete strikes and it’s dropping at random. Once you have the catalyst you’ll want to upgrade it and for this, you’ll simply need to get kills with the Bow. Get out there either in Altars of Sorrow on the moon or the Shiro Chi part of the Last Wish Raid.

Basically go anywhere there are lots of smaller enemies and kill them until the percentage bar hits 100%. I think it’s about 400 kills. You could combine with farming Nightmare Hunts when you’re farming Umbral Engrams, but the most efficient and fasters is probably the Whisper Room.

What the Trinity Ghoul Catalyst does

Once you’ve upgraded the catalyst you’ll want to get out there in PVE and give it a go. The main benefit of the catalyst is something called Forked Lightning where the Lightning Rod perk now triggers on all Arc final blows.

This means you can roll around strikes, nightfalls, nightmare hunts, raids – wherever you want to use this and chain together lightning attacks. Previously you needed a precision kill to trigger this perk, but now it’s much more common and really makes the Trinity Ghoul feel like a powerful Exotic weapon in your hands.

Let me know down in the comments what you think of Trinity Ghoul.

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