Destiny 2 Hierarchy of Needs: How to get this New Exotic Bow

by | Dec 13, 2022

The new Spire of the Watcher dungeon is here and while many players are still struggling to clear it, mainly due to severe connection issues, some Guardians have already claimed the new Exotic solar bow: The Hierarchy of Needs. So far, the weapon seems to be promising, especially for PvE.

This guide covers how powerful this new bow is and tells you exactly how to get both the weapon and its catalyst.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?
Hierarchy of Needs artHierarchy of NeedsExoticExoticPrimarySolarDeluxe EditionYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvESpire of the Watcher Dungeon
Deluxe Edition
Season 19EnergyCraftable

How to get Hierarchy of Needs in Season 19

The Hierarchy of Needs can only drop from the Spire of the Watcher’s final boss. Taking into account that Spire is perhaps the shortest and easiest dungeon to date, you shouldn’t have too much trouble farming this dungeon until you finally get your hands on the weapon.

Note that you can increase your chances of acquiring the Hierarchy of Needs by completing the following triumphs:

  • The Magnificent One: Complete all encounters in the Spire of the Watcher dungeon solo
  • Resident Vexpert: Complete the Spire of the Watcher dungeon on Master difficulty
  • Devil in the Details: Find and listen to each devilish recording throughout the Spire of the Watcher dungeon
Spire of the Watcher armor

Spire of the Watcher dungeon, Destiny 2

You can find the entire Spire of the Watcher loot table here.

Final boss Exotics

Dungeon Exotics usually drop from the dungeon’s final boss. In the case of the Grasp of Avarice dungeon, Gjallarhorn was part of a simple quest that guaranteed that the Exotic would drop after defeating the final boss. But then again, Gjallarhorn was the main reward of the 30th Anniversary event.

If we take a look at Duality, the most recent dungeon in Destiny 2, the Hearthshadow Exotic is indeed a random drop from the final boss. Hierarchy of Needs clearly follows that same design philosophy, including the option to earn triumphs to increase your odds.

How good is this New Exotic Bow?

It is clearly too early to tell how powerful this new bow is, but it certainly is quite unique when looking at its Exotic Traits:

Hierarchy of Needs Exotic Bow

Hierarchy of Needs, How to get it

Precision hits and final blows build Guidance Ring energy. Opposing Guardians grant additional energy. At full charge, hip firing creates a Guidance Ring.

Arrows fired through a Guidance Ring release seeking projectiles, which do more damage based on distance traveled.

But the community will need a few more days to test it out in different situations and figure out how meta this weapon can be for either PvE or PvP.

Before you go…

While you farm Spire of the Watcher on a weekly basis, there are other new Exotics worth your attention. You can check all the Season of the Seraph Exotics 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 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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