Destiny 2 Guide: How to Get Trinity Ghoul (2023)

Bungie released Destiny 2 back in 2017, and from that day till today, the developers rolled out tons of updates, introducing new game modes, weapons & more to keep the replay value fresh. Since the game is a class-based, fps-style, RPG looter shooter, grinding for the gear and armor sets is at the core of Destiny 2. It is why exotic weapons and armor pieces are the valuable loot items every guardian eyes to have the best one out in the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Trinity Ghoul can be obtained through Exotic Engrams which have a chance to contain the weapon.
  • It is a random drop from open-world activities like Strikes, Crucible, and Gambit.
  • Xûr, a special vendor, may occasionally have Trinity Ghoul for sale.
  • Trinity Ghoul excels at crowd control in PvE and is effective against slow-moving bosses in Strikes and Nightfall.
  • Trinity Ghoul’s stats include Impact: 80, Accuracy: 86, Stability: 55, Handling: 58, Reload Speed: 55, Aim Assistance: 74, and Recoil: 77.
  • It has four perks: Split Electron (fires an arrow that splits into multiple arrows), High Tension String (increases accuracy and draw time but decreases stability), and Compact Arrow Shaft (increases inventory size and reduces arrow size).
  • Trinity Ghoul’s catalyst slot sets it apart from other exotic weapons and triggers the last perk Lightning Rod on arc damage kills.

Trinity Ghoul, an exotic bow weapon, is an excellent addition to the large pool of Destiny 2 weapons that every guardian wants to have their hands on it. However, not many know how to get Trinity Ghoul. So, we have curated this guide to aid the helpless guardians who are looking forward to playing with the most demanding exotic bow weapon in Destiny 2.

How To Get Trinity Ghoul?

For starters, Exotic Engrams, which contain an unknown exotic item, have the chance of giving you Trinity Ghoul. Like most loot items, you can get Exotic Engrams by defeating enemy bosses or rewards from completing Strikes missions. You also have a greater chance of receiving the Exotic Engrams if you win Crucible and Gambit matches.

Secondly, you can always use Fireteam Medallion items to increase the drop chance and overall loot quality as a reward for completing activities such as Strikes, Crucible, and Gambit. However, following this method does not guarantee a 100% Trinity Ghoul weapon drop. You just have to keep playing Destiny 2 and cross your fingers to receive this exotic weapon without much grinding.

When Trinity Ghoul first made its appearance in Destiny 2: Forsaken, getting this exotic weapon drop was pretty rare. However, it changed after a couple of game updates. Still, if you did not get the Trinity Ghoul from the random drops, always check on Xûr as he may have it.

After Destiny 2 patch 2.2.0, the developers added Forsaken exotics to appear in Xûr’s weekly rotation of items, so, always take a peek into Xûr’s wares, who knows he might have a Trinity Ghoul for you.

How to Get Trinity Ghoul
Exotic Engram – Patch Updates

Why Farm The Trinity Ghoul?

The reason Trinity Ghoul generated a lot of buzz in Destiny 2, post the Forsaken expansion, is because of how well it controls the crowd in PvE. The base stats alone of this exotic weapon are pretty good, but when you unlock all the perks and equip the weapon mod with the Catalyst, Trinity Ghoul becomes unstoppable. Other than wiping minions in PvE, Trinity Ghoul shines the best when it comes to landing consistent hit damage on slow-moving bosses while playing Strikes and Nightfall.

When it comes to the overall efficiency of Trinity Ghoul while playing Crucible and Gambit, the exotic weapon performs above average than most weapons. Besides, it is established that Trinity Ghoul shines best in crowd control while playing PvE, the same logic applies in the PvP scenario as well. If you are playing Control, use the arc class and equip Trinity Ghoul to wipe the entire squad sitting inside a controlled zone in close proximity.

Unfortunately, the weapon does not offer much if you are playing Clash, as enemy guardians are scattered and farther from each other. In any case, here is the breakdown of Trinity Ghoul’s stats, perks, and weapon mod. Going through it will give you an idea of why people are rushing to get Trinity Ghoul in Destiny 2 over the web.

The Weapon Stats

Here are all the weapon stats of Trinity Ghoul in Destiny 2. All stats mentioned here do not consider all the perks and the catalyst mod of the weapon; these are just the base weapon stats.

Reload Speed55
Draw Time720
Inventory Size60
Aim Assistance74

The Weapon Perks

Currently, Trinity Ghoul comes with three weapon perks apart from the base stats. One of the three perks comes naturally and is a fixed one. Regardless of the weapon drop type, this intrinsic perk remains unaltered and is used passively from the get-go. The other two perks are unlocked as you progress while playing with the Trinity Ghoul. Here is the breakdown of the perks that come with the weapon.

  1. Split Electron (Intrinsic Perk): The perk allows a guardian to fire an arrow that splits into multiple arrows. This passive effect happens whenever the arrow leaves the bow. If the guardian aims down the sight and fully draws the bow while firing the arrow, the overall spread of multiple arrows is decreased significantly.
  2. High Tension String: Upgrading to the perk alters the bow’s configuration by +10 Accuracy, -5 Stability, -5 Draw Time Rating, and lastly, +20ms Draw Time. The overall draw time and accuracy increase significantly but at the cost of stability.
  3. Compact Arrow Shaft: Unlocking the perk allows a guardian to carry +20 arrows. Also, the overall size of arrows becomes thinner, hence the increase in the inventory size.
  4. Lightning Rod: Leveling up this exotic weapon to infuse the lightning rod perk allows the guardian to channel a chain-lightning attack arrow shot. The perk’s status effect is applicable on the next shot after a guardian gets a precision kill using the Trinity Ghoul.
How to Get Trinity Ghoul
Trinity Ghoul – Weapon Perks

Trinity Ghoul Weapon Mod – Catalyst Slot

The catalyst slot of the Trinity Ghoul weapon sets this weapon apart from the rest of the exotic weapons. Moreover, if you are running with an arc class, using Trinity Ghoul Catalyst can even prove a menacing exotic weapon one can dream of while playing PvP or PvE in Destiny 2.

After using the catalyst modification of this exotic weapon, the lightning rod perk gets triggered every time you land arc damage as the final blow to an enemy in PvE or at a guardian in PvE. Moreover, using the Trinity Ghoul proves devastating if you equip it with all the perks and the weapon mod. It is a perfect weapon to avenge Cayde-6’s death or destroy guardians in PvP mode.

That is pretty much everything you need to know about how to get Trinity Ghoul in Destiny 2. Did you find our guide helpful? Did the exotic weapon drop for you while playing Strikes, Crucible, or Gambit? Let us know more about it in the comments section below

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