How to get Trinity Ghoul in 2022: Is it still worth it?

by | Apr 18, 2022 | Weapons

Trinity Ghoul is an exotic Combat Bow that can create devastating chain-lightning damage when securing Precision kills. This allows it to deal with red-bar enemies with ease.

Released years ago, Trinity Ghoul was a mediocre that was often ignored. But that all changed when it finally received a catalyst. Allowing it to more easily activate its chain-lighting capabilities, the catalyst transformed the weapon into one of the best weapons in Destiny 2.

This guide will show you how to get the weapon, and equally importantly, how to find its catalyst.

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How to get Trinity Ghoul in 2022

Trinity Ghoul can be acquired via Exotic engrams or it can be purchased from Xûr (whenever he decides to sell it).

Without a direct method to acquire it, getting this weapon might take longer than other weapons. Having said that, Exotic engrams will always reward you with a weapon or armor you don’t already have. This means that each Exotic engram you open will take you one step closer to getting the Trinity Ghoul.

Destiny 2 Exotic Engram

There are several ways to acquire Exotic engrams in 2022. These are the most reliable methods to find Exotic engrams in Destiny 2:

  • The Season Pass
  • Xûr (he offers one random Exotic engram per week)
  • Nightfall: The Ordeals in higher difficulties

There isn’t much more that can be said about grinding Exotic engrams, only that they have a higher chance to drop from endgame activities.

How good is Trinity Ghoul in 2022

With its catalyst, Trinity Ghoul is still one of the best weapons today.

NameTypeAmmo typeElementRankExcelsSourceWeapon ❘ TypeTier rankSource ❘ RequiresFinal Verdict
Trinity GhoulCombat BowPrimaryArcS › BestPVEExotic EngramDestiny 2 Trinity Ghoul art
Trinity Ghoul
| Combat Bow
Best

S



Excels in:
PVE
Exotic Engram

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Energy | Ammo: Primary

Exotic Perk: "Fires an arrow that splits when released. Aiming down sights and fully drawing the bow both decrease the spread. Precision kills grant the next shot chain-lightning capabilities."

► With easy to proc chain-lighting damage, taking care of ads and red bar enemies has never been easier. Trinity Ghoul is simply a monster in PVE.

This is the new perk unlocked with its Catalyst:

  • Forked Lightning: Lightning Rod now triggers from any Arc damage final blow.

That Catalyst perk right there makes all the difference. With the catalyst, activating Lighting Rod becomes extremely easy. So easy, you can practically keep it activated until every single red bar enemy is disposed of.

With this improved Lighting Rod perk, Trinity Ghoul becomes a monster at killing ads and the more the lighting damage chains between enemies the harder it hits.

But it gets better: Any arc kill can activate the perk. Reddit user mrphilip made an insanely helpful list of everything that activates the perk:

  • Arrows and lightning from Trinity Ghoul itself work.
  • Other arc weapons work, as long as you’re holding Trinity Ghoul when the enemy dies
  • All arc grenades and charged melees work.
  • Other arc abilities work, such as Arc Soul, Arc Web, and Chain Lightning, Terminal Velocity aftershocks, Thundercrash aftershocks.
  • Many finishers work, as long as you’re on an Arc subclass, but not all.
  • Explosions from breaking an arc shield with arc damage work.

The list goes on, including several exotics and enemy types.

Looking at the different Tier lists and guides we have recently published, Trinity Ghoul remains:

Where it shines

The more red-bar enemies there are, the more damage its chain-lighting will deal. When used properly, you can wipe entire hordes of low health enemies in an instant.

Where it doesn’t

If you’re facing hard to kill red bar enemies (in say, Master or Grandmaster content), Trinity Ghoul will lose most of its killing potential and therefore become just another bow.

Trinity Ghoul catalyst: Where to find it?

Introduced with Season of Arrivals, the catalyst for the Trinity Ghoul can be found through:

Playlist activities (Strikes, Crucible, Gambit) completions

As is the case of many other catalysts, this one is purely RNG-based, which means that finding it will depend on your luck.

NameTypeSlotCatalyst RankCatalyst SourceAvailable?RequirementsCatalystTierWhere to find itHow to unlock itCatalyst effectReleased
Trinity GhoulCombat BowEnergyS › BestPlaylist Activity completionsYesFree-to-PlayTrinity Ghoul Catalyst Destiny 2
Trinity Ghoul
| Combat Bow
Best

S

Completions of Playlist activities

Free-to-Play
► Get 400 kills► Adds Forked Lightning perk:
Reduces draw time by -108 and Lightning Rod now triggers from any arc damage final blow.
Season 4

How to unlock the catalyst?

Once you have found the catalyst, you will need:

  •  400 kills

To unlock the Catalyst, any place with lots of easy-to-kill enemies can be a good spot. The Shuro Chi encounter from the Last With raid is a particularly popular spot to farm catalysts.

Your turn

If you don’t have the Trinity Ghoul already, I suggest you start farming high-level Nightfalls right now. The catalyst will drop soon after. I got mine within days of its release!

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