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

by | Mar 10, 2024

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.

How to get the Dragon’s Breath Catalyst

The Dragon’s Breath catalyst drops when completing the “An Old Flame” Exotic quest which can be acquired from Banshee-44 at the Tower. The quest has only 2 requirements:

  • Defeat enemies affected by Scorch (0/50)
  • Defeat bosses affected by Scorch (0/5)

The Catalyst grants the following Exotic Trait:

  • Pyromancer: This weapon replenishes its fuel faster. Defeating targets with this weapon causes them to periodically drop Firesprites.

Once you’ve acquired it, you’ll need 150 weapon kills and 200 Calibration Data (generated by completing activities with the weapon equipped) to unlock the Catalyst.

Dragon's Breath Catalyst Quest screen Destiny 2

Dragon’s Breath Catalyst Quest, Destiny 2

How to get The Dragon’s Breath Exotic

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. Either way, the weapon can be claimed for free.

How to get the Dragon's Breath screen Destiny 2

How to get the Dragon’s Breath, Destiny 2

How good is The Dragon’s Breath?

Revealed alongside the Khvostov 7G-0X, Dragon’s Breath is another returning weapon from Destiny 1.

Dragon’s Breath is an S-tier weapon rocket launcher. Due to its exotic status, it doesn’t benefit from Gjallarhorn’s support potential, but It excels perfectly fine on its own. Especially in tandem with Solar builds and high-damage special weapons that take advantage of the rocket launcher’s auto-reloading potential, Dragon’s Breath can easily compete with Apex Predator and Cold Comfort.

While having multiple people running it at the same is inefficient (similar to Gjallarhorn), Dragon’s Breath is an extremely powerful option in boss DPS scenarios. 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.

S-tier for PvE C-tier for PvP

Before you go…

You can check all the new exotics here. If you’re looking for more top-tier exotics for PvE to add to your collection, we cover How to get Malfeasance + Catalyst 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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