Destiny 2 Necrochasm: How to get the Raid Exotic & Catalyst

by | Sep 3, 2023

Necrochasm is an Exotic Auto rifle that can only drop from Crota’s End, a reprised raid from Destiny 1. This Auto rifle is not only unique, but it also has the potential to become one of the best Primary ammo weapons in Destiny 2.

For all of these reasons, expect Guardians to grind the Crota’s End raid every single week. In this guide, we cover how powerful this Exotic auto is and tell you exactly how to get both the weapon and its catalyst.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Necrochasm art Destiny 2 NecrochasmExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvECrota's End RaidError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 22KineticNoTop-tier

How to get the Necrochasm: Bottomless Pit Quest

To acquire the Necrochasm Exotic, you’ll need to complete a quest titled “Bottomless Pit”. By completing raid encounters and triumphs, players will acquire “Essence of the Oversoul”, which will be needed to complete the best and unlock the weapon and its catalyst.

Note that players who cleared Crota’s End during the 48-hour Conquest Mode period got the weapon automatically. For those of us who were not lucky enough to clear the raid on Contest Mode:

After Contest Mode ends, all Essence of Oversoul that the player has acquired thus far will still be respected and the player may begin making progress on the catalyst objective, continuing from the number they previously acquired.

Necrochasm Exotic screen

Necrochasm Exotic, Destiny 2

Necrochasm drop rate

Raid Exotics are estimated to have a base drop rate of around 5%. Note that actual drop rates are unknown, as Bungie has never shared that information. But as Necrochasm is tied to an Exotic Quest, then its drop rate is effectively irrelevant, provided you have what it takes to complete the quest.

💠 You can find the entire D2 Crota’s End loot table here.

How good is the Necrochasm this season?

Necrochasm art Destiny 2According to the Exotic traits and perks it features and the initial feedback from those lucky enough to have it, Necrochasm is showing a lot of promise. Necrochasm’s exotic traits are the following:

  • Cursebringer: Precision final blows with this weapon trigger a Cursed Thrall explosion. Final blows with Cursed Thrall explosions refill the magazine.
  • Desperation: Reloading after a precision final blow or a final blow with a Cursed Thrall explosion increases your rate of fire and improves stability and aim assist.

With the combination of Cursed Thrall explosions and a souped-up Desperado perk, Necrochasm has the potential to become one of the best ad-clear Exotics in the entire game.

Necrochasm Catalyst: Where to find it?

The catalyst for Necrochasm remains shrouded in mystery and will remain so until September 1, 2023. However, Bungie has confirmed that the Catalyst will be rewarded by completing the “Bottomless Pit” within the raid:

After Contest Mode ends, all Essence of Oversoul that the player has acquired thus far will still be respected and the player may begin making progress on the catalyst objective, continuing from the number they previously acquired.

According to the API, Necrochasm’s Catalyst is the following:

  • Outlaw: Precision kills greatly decrease reload time.

Necrochasm’s Lore

Last but not least, for all of you Lore fanatics, this is the weapon’s lore:

Is your Light bright enough to stand in full gaze of the Hive’s abyss?

Arise for Crota, Son of Oryx, the Hope-Eater! He who has seized the Sky lair above Ceres, which peers into other planes, now vassal to the might of the Worldbreaker!

Within these keyholes our brood communes with unheard voices. They who whisper that the curse of our Thralls is a blessing granted by the Deep.

Now, in honor of the God-Knight, we fashion these gluttonous whispers into death. His Hellmouth becomes home to the profane: the corpse of the Sky, reborn in the abyss.

— Enkaar, the Anointed

Before you go…

You can check this season’s new exotics here. If you’re looking for top-tier exotics for PvE, you should definitely check out the excellent Osteo Striga exotic SMG or the Conditional Finality exotic shotgun.

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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