Destiny 2 Hierarchy of Needs Catalyst: How to get it

by | Dec 10, 2022

The Hierarchy of Needs is the hot new Exotic from the Spire of the Watcher dungeon. And while most of us are still trying to find the weapon itself, some already have their hands on its catalyst. And spoiler alert, the Catalyst for Hierarchy of Needs looks very promising, with the potential to do good in both PvE and PvP.

This quick guide will tell you everything there is to know about it: How to get it? How to unlock it? Is it even worth it? And that last part is important because Exotic catalysts can be extremely hard to find and/or unlock, but the benefits are not always up to par.

How to get the Hierarchy of Needs catalyst

The Catalyst for Hierarchy of Needs can only be found when clearing the Spire of the Watcher dungeon on Master difficulty.

NameTypeSlotCatalyst RankCatalyst SourceAvailable?RequirementsCatalystTierSource ❘ DLCHow to unlockCatalyst effectReleased
Hierarchy of NeedsCombat BowEnergyOngoingSpire of the Watcher Master CompletionYesDeluxe Edition
Hierarchy of Needs
| Combat Bow
Ongoing...Spire of the Watcher Master Completion

Deluxe Edition
► Get 500 kills► Adds Emergency Scramble perk:
Deploying a Guidance Ring or striking a target with a seeking projectile improves draw time and reload speed for a moderate duration.

According to Reddit user /u/Hylette, the Catalyst doesn’t have any specific requirements other than already having the Exotic and securing a Master completion of the dungeon.

How to unlock the catalyst?

Once you have found the catalyst, you will need 400 kills to unlock it.

  •  500 kills required

Hierarchy of Needs Catalyst Perks

The catalyst adds the following perk:

  • Emergency Scramble: Deploying a Guidance Ring or striking a target with a seeking projectile improves draw time and reload speed for a moderate duration.
  • The effect lasts about 5 seconds.

It’s too early to say, as few players actually have seen this catalyst in action, but early impressions are surprisingly good. You can see a Guardian chaining kills in the Crucible below:

How to get the Hierarchy of Needs Exotic?

In case you don’t even have the weapon yet, the Hierarchy of Needs can only drop from the final boss of the Spire of the Watcher dungeon. Unlike the rest of the loot, which can be farmed indefinitely, you only have one chance per character per week to earn the Hierarchy of Needs bow.

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
Hierarchy of Needs bow featured

Hierarchy of Needs Catalyst, Destiny 2

Is the Catalyst worth it?

It is way too early to tell how meta the Hierarchy of Needs will actually be, with or without the catalyst. It is worth mentioning that some of the early impressions are extremely positive:

Just got it. This exotic is legit insane, this is what every exotic should feel like and perform like, unique, powerful, fun, great in GM’s *chef kiss*

We’ll see in a couple of weeks what the general consensus ends up being. In the meantime, if you want this catalyst, you’ll have to tackle the Master version of the Spire of the Watcher, which currently has a 1610 Recommended Power…

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Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including MSN.com, 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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