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Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalyst - how to get and unlock, effects

Find how to get and unlock the Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalysts and each of the effects to increase the power of this secret Exotic glaive.

Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalyst: Asher Mir, one of the key characters in The Variable secret quest to unlock the Vexcalibur Exotic glaive.

Once you’ve got your hands on the unique Vexcalibur Exotic glaive, you’ll be itching to upgrade it, though this isn’t a straightforward task given that there’s three to earn. Luckily, here’s how to get and unlock the Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalyst and the powerful effect of each Vexcalibur Catalyst you can equip.

The Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalysts are not the only ones you’ll have to complete set tasks to unlock with Lightfall and Season 20: Season of Defiance. For example, the Destiny 2 Quicksilver Storm becomes even stronger once you’ve got the Destiny 2 Quicksilver Storm Catalyst which makes it one of the new Destiny 2 Strand weapons.

Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalyst how to get and unlock

To get and unlock the Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalyst, you will need to complete the AVALON mission on Legendary difficulty. The Catalyst will drop from the final chest at the end of the mission.

Now that you should have completed the Destiny 2 Vexcalibur quest, The Variable, and unlocked the Vexcalibur in Destiny 2, this mission will become permanently accessible via your map in the EDZ. You’ll see the Exotic quest icon for the NODE OVRD AVALON mission in the Gulch.

While you can complete the AVALON quest on normal difficulty to find the Vexcalibur Intrinsic upgrades hidden in secret chests, you’ll need to complete AVALON on Legendary difficulty to get and unlock the Vexcalibur Catalyst.

Speaking of, this video by ‘Esoterickk’ shows off all the locations for the Vexcalibur Intrinsic upgrades secret chests during the AVALON mission:

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Getting the Vexcalibur Catalyst can be quite a challenge since the mission is 1830 Power and has some tricky modifiers, including Galvinized, Multiplicity, Shielded Foes, and Mettle. While difficulty scales depending on the number of players, it would still be worth having at least one other player to help out during the AVALON mission. Furthermore, Bungie has made several tweaks to difficulty, including group scalings, so Legendary AVALON should be easier now.

Once you’ve got the Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalyst, head to the Enclave to reshape the new Exotic glaive and equip the Catalyst. This will cost 10,000 Glimmer and three Enhancement Cores.

It’s worth noting that the Robber Refit and Feedback Refit Vexcalibur Catalysts were time-gated unlocks acquired in the same way, similar to Destiny 2 Revision Zero. These Vexcalibur Catalysts are now all unlockable, however.

Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalyst effects

Here are the three Vexcalibur Cataylsts in Destiny 2 and what they do:

  • Immovable Refit – Dealing ranged damage grants increased weapon energy while you’re stationary with your shield raised
  • Robber Refit – Melee final blows reload this weapon’s magazine from reserves
  • Feedback Refit – Blocking damage partially reloads this weapon from reserves

And that’s how to get and unlock the Destiny 2 Vexcalibur Catalysts in the AVALON mission and each of the effects. There’s plenty more Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotic weapons and Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotic armour pieces to hunt for though, so stay on the lookout. Who knows, some of these might even end among the best Destiny 2 PvE weapons you can use.