Destiny 2 Buried Bloodline Exotic Sidearm and Catalyst Guide

updated February 19, 2024


Buried Bloodline, an exotic sidearm and catalyst introduced with Warlord’s Ruin dungeon, features VOID damage as well as the powerful Devour effect.

Players can increase their chances of snaring an Exotic by collecting 10 Ahamkara Bones, completing In the Shadow of the Mountain quest and dungeon, and defeating Primeval Thressia.

1. Collect 10 Ahamkara Bones

Buried Bloodline, introduced during Season of the Wish, offers unique advantages that work perfectly with Void builds. Not only can it deal high precision damage but its Devour ability can weaken enemies on contact – an especially potent combination.

To unlock the Buried Bloodline Catalyst, players must solve three puzzles in Warlord’s Ruin dungeon. The first step involves collecting 10 Ahamkara Bones by killing yellow-bar Screebs called Thieving Wretches as part of In the Shadow of the Mountain quest; after which players should complete all three Warlord’s Ruin Throne Encounters on Master difficulty for three encounters to receive their Buried Bloodline Catalyst.

As soon as they enter a dungeon, players will find themselves trapped within a prison-like maze. At the end of it all is an enemy with shielded defenses who can only be taken down with the Buried Bloodline Catalyst. Once his shield has fallen, players must activate torches that correspond with devices on nearby pillars by standing on them until their Buried Bloodline Catalyst clicks audibly – then doze back off!

Once all torches have been activated and the third puzzle solved, players will encounter Thressia in the final room and fight her until he or she is defeated to receive their Buried Bloodline Exotic sidearm and collect its unique upgrade – the Buried Bloodline Catalyst upgrade – making PvE combat even more deadly while becoming even more devastating against enemies quickly. We anticipate this weapon becoming popular choice during Competitive and Trials of Osiris battles for its high precision damage which quickly puts down enemies quickly!

2. Complete the Warlord’s Ruin Dungeon

Destiny 2’s final step of its Buried Bloodline quest takes players through Warlord’s Ruin, an intense dungeon featuring encounters against Locus of Wailing Grief and Taken Ogre. To successfully traverse Warlord’s Ruin requires high damage dealing builds with effective use of mechanics; additionally it is one of the best places in Destiny to gain new weapon catalysts.

Warlord’s Ruin offers players an easy, straightforward puzzle. On the floor of their jail cell they should see white or orange markings that indicate how many devices need to be turned in either clockwise or anticlockwise direction – either two gears for clockwise rotation and four for anti-clockwise. Players will need to rotate all six devices until they’re able to shoot the device that resembles an ancient medieval-style lever in the middle of the room.

After this, players must traverse the colossal bridge that leads towards the second boss of the dungeon and clear it of debris. Once this task has been accomplished, aim your sniper rifle at a Taken Blight near its end; once shot, three out of four torches attached to floating pillars will light up when three of its torches are shot at once!

After defeating the second boss battle, players will need to clear out a swarm of enemies that spawn after they defeat it before defeating the final boss of the dungeon (a combination of simple boss fight and mini-boss battle) which will award players with a weapon catalyst which enhances the Wicked Implement scout rifle and reward players with new weapon catalyst.

3. Complete the In the Shadow of the Mountain Quest

As soon as you’ve completed Warlord’s Ruin Dungeon and obtained its Buried Bloodline Exotic sidearm, a new quest called In the Shadow of the Mountain must be undertaken to acquire its Catalyst. Players will have to collect Hefnd’s bones, Dark Ether Tincture, and Blighted Wishing Glass before traveling to Sebastian at Undercroft for final assembly of all components.

The Buried Bloodline Catalyst adds an intrinsic trait that allows weapons to rob health from enemies through rapid final blows, in addition to existing perks such as Hungering Quarrel (intrinsic) that fires two tracking bolts and Violent Reanimation (exotic) that grants Devour on every hit. Furthermore, this catalyst optimizes projectile speed while simultaneously decreasing stability and blast radius – perfect for leech weapons like Violent Reanimation!

Players can unlock the Buried Bloodline and its Catalyst by completing multiple runs through Warlord’s Ruin dungeon, available with Season of the Wish. This complex structure contains three puzzles as well as a hidden boss who must be defeated before unlocking weapons and quests.

Among its rewards is Warlord’s Ruin Exotic sidearm for either Hunters or Titans in Void builds, making for an excellent addition to either team’s arsenal. Unfortunately, sidearms in general don’t tend to be all that powerful compared to more potency Special or Exotic weapons that provide AoE add-clearing and single-target boss damage in PvE – however the Buried Bloodline and Catalyst might still be worth trying if you have enough time and dedication – Bungie regularly releases Catalysts for older Exotic weapons which boost them further into more potency!

4. Complete the Warlord’s Ruin Raid

If you want a chance at collecting the Buried Bloodline Exotic Weapon, then conquering Warlord’s Ruin Dungeon is your ticket. Introduced during Season of the Wish and set deep within EDZ mountains, this PVE dungeon requires high level gear as well as teamwork from experienced players in order to survive its challenging depths. As well as potentially finding exotic weapon, players may also encounter rare loot such as Exotic Ships and Sparrows!

Once players have collected 10 Ahamkara Bones and completed the In the Shadow of the Mountain quest, they can access Warlord’s Ruin by speaking to Ikora Rey and speaking of Warlord’s Ruin on your EDZ map. She will highlight it and you can start it by interacting with its node; either solo or with your fireteam; however all members must reach this location first before entering it.

Once inside, players will first need to defeat an Ogre before searching for and activating a Taken orb near a spiral staircase location. Doing this will bring about the final catalyst puzzle where floating rock formations contain torch-lit pillars with matching Darkness Totems; align yourself on these matching Totems by lighting lit torches to dismantle Primeval Thressia’s shield before earning her catalysts.

While we do not yet know the exact drop rate of the dungeon, it is likely around 5%. Due to its difficulty and potential for multiple attempts before completion, the rewards available from the dungeon could include extra weapons like the newly released Wicked Implement.

5. Complete the Warlord’s Ruin Final Boss

As with other Exotic sidearms in Destiny 2, most Exotic sidearms feature a specific Catalyst that increases its power. Bungie has added a special catalyst called Splitvein Lineage that makes the Buried Bloodline Exotic even more potent by increasing its Devour synergies and weakening enemies when they take damage.

For the Splitvein Lineage Catalyst to become available, players must complete Warlord’s Ruin Dungeon. By defeating its final boss, this catalyst will become available, making acquiring Buried Bloodline Exotic easier as well as providing an invaluable companion piece for this weapon.

As soon as you reach the end of the dungeon, you will come upon a row of prison cells on the floor. Each cell features Taken Blight that must be shot with Buried Bloodline to trigger a puzzle which lights up torches that correspond with Darkness Totems on nearby rocks and pillars; to solve this challenge successfully before your Imminent Wish timer runs down you must activate and then extinguish these appropriate Totems before it reaches zero.

Once players have solved the puzzle, they may return to the main room to defeat Thressia and be awarded with two rare items – Buried Bloodline Exotic and Splitvein Lineage Catalyst.

The Buried Bloodline Exotic is an ideal weapon for Void subclasses thanks to its Devour mechanic, making it suitable for AoE add-clearing builds as well as single target boss damage. Unfortunately, however, its main limitation lies within PvP and there are better Special or Exotic weapons available that better match most classes or playstyles.