Destiny 2 Dragon’s Breath: How to get Exotic + Catalyst

by | Dec 19, 2023

Destiny 2 is no stranger to having old-school favorites creep back into the game. Bungie has given players some of the most iconic Destiny 1 weapons to play with in Destiny 2, from Vex Mythoclast to Necrochasm.

The trend continues with the return of the Dragon’s Breath Exotic Rocket Launcher, which, to be fair, features entirely new functionalities.

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Season 23HeavyNoTop-tier

How to get The Dragon’s Breath

The Dragon’s Breath is the easiest Exotic weapon to acquire this season. As the titular Season Pass exotic, you can get it immediately from your Season Pass if you purchased Season of the Wish (S23) or wait until you’re at Level 35 to claim it if you’re a free-to-play player.

How to get the Dragon’s Breath Catalyst

To get the Dragon’s Breath catalyst, complete the “An Old Flame” Exotic quest from Banshee-44 at the Tower. Once you’ve completed the quest, you’ll need a few hundred kills with the weapon to unlock it.

The best place to farm these kills is at the Shuro Chi checkpoint in the Last Wish raid.

Dragon's Breath Exotic Rocket launcher Featured Destiny 2

Dragon’s Breath Exotic Rocket launcher, Destiny 2

How good is The Dragon’s Breath right now?

A couple of months ago, during the Destiny 2 Showcase event, it was revealed that the Dragon’s Breath would return soon, alongside a few other Destiny 1 weapons, such as the Khvostov 7G-0X. But Bungie did say they wanted to make them unique for Destiny 2.

The new Destiny 2 version of The Dragon’s Breath features the following Exotic Perks:

  • Composite Propellant: Rockets embed themselves in struck targets and periodically eject incendiary fuel that inflicts Scorch. The longer this weapon goes without firing, the more fuel the next rocket contains.
  • High Octane: Igniting nearby targets partially replenishes fuel. This weapon refills itself from reserves upon gaining maximum fuel.

The last Season Pass exotic to become meta was Witherhoard in Season 11. Thankfully, after 12 seasons, we got another one: Dragon’s Breath. This is one of the easiest to get but strongest Rockets we’ve ever seen in the game. Using this exotic in DPS rotations on a Solar Subclass can net some outrageous damage.

Before you go…

You can check all the new exotics here. If you’re looking for top-tier exotics for PvE, you should definitely check out the excellent Sunshot hand cannon.

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