How to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic bow, catalysts, and all Constellation puzzles explained

How to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic bow, catalysts, and all Constellation puzzles explained
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Want to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic? The newest exotic for Season of the Wish has finally arrived, and it’s already proving popular. But how do you get this shiny Strand combat bow? And what can it do?

Here, we’ll explain how to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic bow, its catalyst, and what it’s capable of. There are plenty of other powerful exotics like this in the game though. Whether you just want to know where to pick up Quicksilver Storm and Centrifuse, or you’re looking for a guide to the Wicked Implement quest, we’ve got you covered.

How do you get the Wish-Keeper exotic bow in Destiny 2?

Wish-Keeper can be obtained by completing the exotic mission Starcrossed during Season of the Wish. We expect that after Season 23 ends, the Starcrossed exotic mission will move into the exotic missions rotation pool found under the Legacy tab in Destinations.

We’ve already done a full breakdown of how to complete this mission itself. Once you’ve traversed the Black Garden and defeated the final Vex boss Akardon the Pitiless Mind, you’ll be able to claim the Wish-Keeper exotic Strand bow as a reward following the encounter . To get the quest to appear you’ll need to complete all seasonal story content up to week 3, and then complete the opening mission of week 4. Once you return to the HELM and speak to Crow, the Starcrossed quest should appear on your Destinations map for the HELM, off to the right-hand-side of the Coil and Riven’s Lair activities.

Launch the mission and complete it. At the end of the quest you’ll find a chest. Interact with it, and it will drop the exotic bow for you.

How to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic bow and catalyst: The Wish-Keeper bow on display.
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What is the Wish-Keeper bow and what does it do?

The Wish-Keeper is an exotic Strand combat bow. It’s got fairly well-rounded general stats, though doesn’t particularly excel in any of them. The highlight as usual is of course the exotic perks of the weapon.

Did you know?

Wish-Keeper is the second Ahamkara Dragon themed exotic bow in the game. It’s name is likely also a reference to its counterpart, Wish-Ender, which was added back in Forsaken alongside Riven’s debut.

Wish-Keeper’s intrinsic trait is called Snareweaver. When using the weapon, precision hits and final blows with it build up a charge to a Snareweaver arrow, shown on the left-hand side by buffs and debuffs when equipped. When at full charge, hip firing will release one of these special arrows. On impact, the arrow will create a pattern of Snareweaver traps on the ground, which will Suspend any targets caught inside. In addition to its main perk, it comes with a second unique trait called Silkbound Slayer. This perk grants the bow bonus damage to Suspended targets and faster draw time when first Suspending or damaging Suspended enemies.

The bow is ultimately not going to be a game-breaking new meta, but it’ll nonetheless find plenty of use in certain situations. It’s great for ad clearing, and offers an easy solution for dealing with Destiny 2 Champions, even more so since bows are one of the Anti-Unstoppable weapon perks on the seasonal artefact. If you’re a fan of Strand and want a way to test out some new crowd control capabilities, give this weapon a go.

A Wish-Keeper Snareweaver trap on display.
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How to get the Wish-Keeper catalysts and the four Constellations explained

There are four catalysts you can currently get for Wish-Keeper which can be inlaid into the weapon through the weapon crafting system at the Enclave on Mars. Here’s a run-down of how to get all of them.

The first catalyst – Constellation Tower and Enduring Snare

To get this catalyst for Wish-Keeper, you’ll need to head back into the Starcrossed mission and complete the following steps.

  • Find the Celestial Anomaly in the Overland area, the starting part of the mission after you emerge from underground, marked by two rainbows. On the right of Overland you’ll find a cliff with a waterfall running down its edge. Use the vegetation around the back to climb to the top of this, interact with the Celestial Anomaly, and you’ll receive a Hidden Message.
  • Decrypt the Hidden Message using Taranis’ gift, the Wish-Keeper bow. Equip Wish-Keeper and look from the beam of light in the area towards the sky. You’ll notice a number of glowing stars. Shoot them with Wish-Keeper and they’ll gradually create a constellation in the shape of a tower from the Dreaming City.
  • Once you’ve completed the constellation, you’ll get some additional dialogue and the quest will progress. The final step is now to complete the Starcrossed exotic mission on Legendary difficulty. We’d recommend running a full fireteam if you want to get this done quickly.

Enduring Snare can then be crafted onto the weapon by reshaping it at the Enclave. This catalyst will increase the duration that a Snaretrap lasts for.

How to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic bow and catalysts explained: A Guardian completes the Constellation Tower puzzle.
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The second catalyst – Constellation Lock and Multi-threaded Snare

The second catalyst also requires a Legend Starcrossed completion, so we’d recommend completing the initial steps for unlocking it before you start your Legend run for the first catalyst for efficiency.

  • Speak to Mara Sov onboard the HELM, she’ll be lounging on her throne and let you know that Petra has encountered another anomaly in the Dreaming City.
  • Go to the Dreaming City and head to the Spine of Keres, off and up to the left. There’s a path of walkways through the tors surrounding one side of the main tower. Head to this area and climb up the tallest outcropping of rock, covered in trees. At the top of this you’ll find another glowing orb of light just like the last.
  • Interact with the anomaly and complete the second constellation puzzle by firing Wish-Keeper and hitting each star to form a connect-the-dots constellation pattern. Once this is done, you just need to run your Legend Starcrossed mission.
How to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic bow and catalysts explained: The outcropping location of the second anomaly in the Dreaming City.
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The Multi-threaded Snare catalyst increases the maximum number of combatants you can Suspend in a snare trap at any one time.

The third catalyst – Constellation Pair and Vorpal Weapon

This one is pretty well hidden, and you’ll find it within the Starcrossed mission again.

  • After the second encounter and parkour traversal, you’ll approach a wide open space with a Dam’s Gift pool, prior to third encounter.
  • Stop here, turn around, and hug the right wall as you return through the underpass to the previous section.
  • Head up towards the wide alcove at the back of the area covered by scarlet red flowers. This is also where you’ll find the fourth hidden chest.
  • Look for a narrow opening in the right wall and follow it through to a wide circular clearing with a constellation in the sky.
  • Use Wish-Keeper to complete the constellation once more. Then finish a Legendary run of Starcrossed.
How to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic bow and catalysts explained: A Guardian completes the Constellation Pair puzzle.
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The Vorpal Weapon catalyst will increase the bow’s damage to bosses, vehicles, and Guardians with active supers, helping you to take down more menacing foes easier.

The fourth catalyst – Constellation Wish and Hatchling

The fourth and final catalyst isn’t too challenging to get.

  • Head to the HELM to pick up the quest for the final catalyst from Mara Sov.
  • Travel to the Dreaming City and head towards The Strand. As you enter the area via the route from the Divalian Mists, take a sharp right up to the Gardens of Esila.
  • Just as you enter into the Gardens of Esila proper, you’ll pass through two semi-circular, flower-adorned pillars flanked on either side by tall rock formations. Climb up the left rock formation.
  • Most of the way up you’ll encounter another rising beam of light. Interact with it to begin the constellation puzzle.
  • Complete Constellation Wish with Wish-Keeper, then interact with the anomaly again for Riven’s dialogue.
  • Head into Starcrossed and finish the mission on Legendary difficulty.

Once done, you’ll unlock the last catalyst – Hatchling. Hatchling generates a Threadling on precision final blows or on rapidly defeating targets.

How to get the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic bow, catalysts, and all Constellation puzzles explained: The Constellation Wish puzzle completed.
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That covers everything you should need to know about the Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper exotic. If you’re curious about the best Warlock exotics, best Hunter exotics, and best Titan exotics to pair with it, and what today’s Legend Lost Sector you can pick them up from is, why not check out our suggestions?

Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper FAQ

Do you need the season pass to get Wish-Keeper in Destiny 2?

Yes. At the moment, the exotic quest for Wish-Keeper requires players to own the season pass.

Is Wish-Keeper good in PvE?

Wish-Keeper is a great ad clearing weapon in PvE, perfect for builds focused around crowd control.

How many catalysts does Wish-Keeper have?

Wish-Keeper has a total of four catalysts, which you can add to the weapon by crafting or re-shaping it at the Enclave on Mars.