Destiny 2 Wardcliff Coil Catalyst: How to get it in 2022

by | Feb 20, 2022 | Weapons

This quick guide will tell you everything there is to know about The Wardcliff Coil’s catalyst.

Namely, how to get it, how to unlock it once you’ve found it, and more importantly, 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 Wardcliff Coil’s catalyst

The catalyst for The Wardcliff Coil can be found through:

Kills or completions in Strikes or Nightfalls

As many other catalysts, this one is purely RNG-based, which means it can either take a long time or not. It will depend on your luck.

NameTypeSlotCatalyst RankCatalyst SourceAvailable?RequirementsCatalystTierSource ❘ DLCHow to unlock itCatalyst effectReleased
The Wardcliff CoilRocket LauncherHeavyA › StrongKills or completions in Strikes & NightfallsYesFree-to-PlayWardcliff Coil Catalyst Destiny 2
The Wardcliff Coil
| Rocket Launcher


Kills or completions in Strikes & Nightfalls

► Get 500 kills► Adds Pinpoint Guidance Module perk:
Tightens rockets spread.
Season 1

How to unlock the catalyst?

Once you have found the catalyst, you will need:

  •  500 kills

Can you farm The Wardcliff Coil’s catalyst?

When it comes to finding the Catalyst, you can’t specifically farm for the Wardcliff Coil catalyst itself, however, you can keep running strikes until you get it to drop for you.

When it comes to unlocking the Catalyst when found, typical farming locations such as the Shuro Chi encounter are great for heavy weapon catalysts, as you can place Rally Banners to constantly get heavy ammo per run.

Wardcliff Coil Catalyst Perks

The catalyst adds the following perk:

  • Pinpoint Guidance Module: Tightens rockets spread.

This may not sound like much, but this single perk can greatly improve one of the Wardcliff Coils’ weaknesses: rocket-spread. This will result in a more consistent weapon overall.

How to get The Wardcliff Coil?

Getting the Wardcliff Coil will require a decent chunk of luck as it is a random exotic world drop. This means that it can only drop randomly from enemies or by completing activities such as Crucible, Strikes, Gambit, Public Events, etc.

The good news is that there are several Exotic sources out there, namely Nightfall: The Ordeals (the highest the difficulty, the highest the chances of finding Exotics), Xur (you can track his every movement here), and the Season Pass (including the free track). Exotic engrams tend to reward you with things you don’t already own, which can only improve your odds.

More Destiny 2 Catalysts:

Is the Catalyst for The Wardcliff Coil worth it?

This is a must-have catalyst:

  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices..
NameTypeAmmo typeElementRankExcelsSourceWeapon ❘ TypeTier rankSource ❘ RequiresFinal Verdict
Tractor CannonShotgunHeavyVoidA › StrongPVEExotic EngramDestiny 2 Tractor Cannon art
Tractor Cannon
| Shotgun


Excels in:
Exotic Engram

Slot: Void Heavy | Ammo: Destiny 2 Heavy ammo Heavy

Exotic Perk: "This weapon emits a powerful impulse that pushes enemies away, suppresses their abilities, and makes them more vulnerable to all incoming damage."

► Tractor Cannon is one of the most fun weapons in Destiny 2. Booping people out of the map or against the walls in PVP will never gets old.

Some may view this A-tier rating as harsh, however, everything that Tractor Cannon offers, other weapons can do better. For example, Divinity is a better debuff weapon, and dealing with Supers in PVP can be done more efficiently with top-tier weapons such as Black Talon, Wardcliff Coil, or even a headshot with a Vorpal Weapon sniper rifle.
The Wardcliff CoilRocket LauncherHeavyArcA › StrongPVPExotic EngramDestiny 2 The Wardcliff Coil
The Wardcliff Coil
| Rocket Launcher


Excels in:
Exotic Engram

Slot: Stasis icon Kinetic | Ammo: Destiny 2 special ammo Special

Exotic Perk: "This weapon fires a volley of rockets and automatically reloads on ammo pickup."

► Arguably the best PVP rocket launcher in the game, The Wardcliff Coil is incredibly lethal and could potentially wipe an entire team. On top of that, it's a consistent and reliable weapon that can practically guarantee kills, even in competitive modes.
The ColonyGrenade LauncherHeavyVoidB › AveragePVPExotic EngramDestiny 2 The Colony art
The Colony
| Grenade Launcher


Excels in:
Exotic Engram

Slot: Void Heavy | Ammo: Destiny 2 Heavy ammo Heavy

Exotic Perk: "This weapon's grenades are insectoid robots that chase targets and explode close to them."

► Extremely easy to use, The Colony is a fan-favorite in the Crucible, especially Quickplay. The reason this weapon doesn't rank any higher is because skilled PVP players can easily counter it and will instead use something much more effective like the Wardcliff Coil.

The Wardcliff Coil catalyst, at least in PvP, is an absolute game-changer as it turns the already decent tracking into absolutely crazy tracking. With the catalyst, rockets can almost track people around corners and easily take down supers.

In PvE, however, it doesn’t make as big of an impact as it will only slightly increase its damage per rocket volley as 1 or 2 more rockets may connect with the target.

To sum things up:

Getting The Wardcliff Coil itself is very luck-dependent, and the catalyst can be even more painful to get.

Still, its volley-tightening catalyst is a serious improvement to the weapon in PVP, however, in PVE, you may be a little let down by it.

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