Destiny 2 Looping Catalyst Triumph Guide

Destiny 2 Looping Catalyst Triumph Guide

Savathun is finally here, which means Destiny 2’s highly anticipated expansion has been released. The Witch Queen has players finally confront one of the franchise’s most popular villains in her own throne world. Not only does this DLC introduce a new story, but there are also a ton of new weapons, armor, exotics, consumables, and activities for players to participate in. The Witch Queen also marks the release of the Void 3.0 update, which drastically reworks the void subclass and new exotics to build around.

For those looking to nab the Disciple-Slayer title in Destiny 2, you will need to complete a lot of challenges in the new Vow of the Disciple raid. While some are as simple as beating every encounter on the same subclass, others will require more coordination and work. Along with the static challenge, this week marks the fourth weekly raid challenge which is tied to the Vow of the Disciple’s final encounter, Rhulk. Dubbed “Looping Catalyst,” here’s what you need to know to beat it:

(Author’s Note: This guide is written under the assumption that you already know how the core encounter works. I will only be covering the challenge itself.)

How to Beat Looping Catalyst

To complete the Looping Catalyst, you cannot destroy the big Darkness crystal floating over the stairs more than once per phase. Meaning, that you essentially cannot mess up and need to get the Leeching Force buff again. This doesn’t mean you cannot transfer the buff or go through the normal motions you would with Leeching Force. You simply are not allowed to blast that giant crystal in the back middle of the room multiple times. The same person can shoot the middle crystal each phase and you can use the same players to transfer or dunk the buffs into one of the six terminals. You simply cannot have your fireteam lose the Leeching Force buff once it’s acquired.

So if you are running the “double dunk” method, both Leeching Forces that are being passed around cannot go away until the phase ends. Keep in mind, when I say the “phase ends” I mean the portion in the lower half of the room and not when you’re on the platform shooting Rhulk’s staff or during the damage phase. This is a remarkably easy challenge — especially for seasoned raiders who have mastered this rather simple boss fight. I recommend going with a single person dunking in the terminals since it will be much easier to manage a single buff being passed between two players. It lowers the risk of losing Leeching Force and failing the challenge.

Just make sure to communicate with your partner about who is acquiring Emanating Force and who is the person passing the buff to them. You’ll also want to ensure that these two players don’t die while holding Leeching or Emanating, so make sure to kill all the Taken enemies that spawn throughout the encounter. This will ensure they have a minimal chance of dying with the buff and you can easily complete the Looping Catalyst challenge.