Destiny 2 Buried Bloodline + Catalyst: How to get them

by | Mar 7, 2024

[toc] Buried Bloodline is an Exotic Sidearm that drops from Warlord’s Ruin, the latest dungeon. This Sidearm is unique due to its never-seen-before archetype, and it is already part of the Meta in Destiny 2.

For all of these reasons, expect Guardians to grind the Warlord’s Ruin dungeon every single week. In this guide, we cover how powerful this Exotic sidearm is and tell you exactly how to get both weapon and catalyst.

How to get the Buried Bloodline Catalyst

The Buried Bloodline catalyst can be acquired by solving three puzzles within the Warlord’s Ruin dungeon and completing the “In the Shadows of the Mountain” quest. This excellent video guide from Skarrow9 covers in detail how to acquire it.

Buried Bloodline Catalyst Quest screen Destiny 2

Buried Bloodline Catalyst Quest, Destiny 2 (credit to Skarrow9)

The Catalyst grants the following Exotic Trait:

  • Splitvein Lineage: While Devour is active, this weapon weakens on hit.

Once acquired, you’ll need around 500 weapon kills to unlock it. Using typical farming methods such as Shuro Chi or the opening section of Grasp of Avarice will speed things along.

How to get the Buried Bloodline Exotic

The Buried Bloodline Exotic can only drop from the Warlord’s Ruin final boss, Hefnd’s Vengeance, Blighted Chimera. Although we prefer more deterministic Exotic quests that are not connected to RNG, you can complete specific triumphs that increase your chances of earning this Dungeon Exotic. You can find the entire Warlord’s Ruin loot table here.

Buried Bloodline drop rate

Buried Bloodline is estimated to have a base drop rate of around 5%, based on community-driven data. Note that actual drop rates are unknown, as Bungie has never shared that information.

Albeit drop rates for Raid and Dungeon exotics are abysmally low, completing Triumphs will increase dungeon exotic drop rates. In this case:

Triumph Description Rate Boost
Heed The Whispers, O Vengeance Mine  Find 10 Ahamkara Bones strewn throughout the Warlock’s Ruin dungeon and hear their accompanying story. +1
She Stood Alone, O Vengeance Mine Complete the Warlord’s Ruin dungeon solo without leaving the activity. +1
Withstand The Siege, O Vengeance Mine  Complete each encounter of the Warlord’s Ruin dungeon on Master difficulty. +1

Can you farm Buried Bloodline?

Unfortunately, you cannot farm the Buried Bloodline sidearm. Dungeon exotics cannot be farmed infinitely unless their respective dungeon becomes the weekly featured dungeon. Alas, Warlord’s Ruin will not be part of the rotation until next season (episode?), which means you only get a chance to obtain the Exotic sidearm once per character per week.

Buried Bloodline Catalyst screen Destiny 2

Buried Bloodline Catalyst, Destiny 2

How good is the Buried Bloodline Dungeon Exotic?

Buried Bloodline’s exotic traits are the following:

  • Hungering Quarrel: Fires two tracking bolts that leech health from the target
  • Violent Reanimation: Rapid final blows with this weapon grant Devour to the wielder

Buried Bloodline is a very unique and fun exotic to use. It allows you to obtain Devour on non-void subclasses, which is immensely strong and works brilliantly with builds that are all about spamming Grenades as much as possible.

Buried Bloodline excels in PvE. We consider it A-Tier for PvE (and C-tier for PvP).

A-tier for PvE C-tier for PvP

Before you go…

Are you looking for other top-tier Exotics worth chasing? We cover How to get the Conditional Finality here. If you’re interested in other weapons from Warlord’s Ruin, we cover the top Indebted Kindness God Rolls here.

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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