How to get the Ace of Spades Catalyst in Destiny 2

This article is a guide on how to get the Ace of Spades Catalyst in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 is now free-to-play, and it’s on Steam, which means lots of new players will be making first contact with Bungie’s loot-driven shared-world shooter inspired by the best MMOs. This guide will help new players to understand how to get the Ace of Spades catalyst.

What is the Ace of Spades?

How to get the Ace of Spades Catalyst in Destiny 2

The Ace of Spades is an exotic hand cannon in Destiny 2. Hand Cannons are powerful weapons that reward a calm hand when under fire. This weapon type sacrifices Range for stopping power, making it ideal for close-quarters engagements.

Exotic is the highest rarity type in the game. They have unusual properties and the player is only allowed to equip one exotic weapon and armor on to their character. Exotic gear is obtained mostly from Exotic Engrams and Xur, who sells Exotic weapons and armor for a symbolic price. Luminous Engrams have a small chance to drop Exotic gear. The items that cannot be found in Engrams or bought from Xur can only be obtained via quests or challenges.

What is a catalyst in Destiny 2?

Catalysts are items that are permanently slotted into Exotic weapons to enhance and Masterwork them. Each obtained Catalyst is tracked in the Triumphs.

The player has to obtain their Catalysts through various activities. Some are obtained through quests, some are randomly dropped in the Crucible, strikes, adventures, or even in the patrol zones. Some weapons do not have a Catalyst at all. The player can find a Catalyst for a weapon only if they have obtained that weapon and unlocked it in their Collection. You do not increase the catalyst drop rate by equipping the weapon.

What is the Ace of Spades Catalyst and how to obtain it?

Ace of Spades Catalyst is the Catalyst of the Ace of Spades. It gives the Ace of Spades the Funeral Pyre perk.

When the catalyst fully charges, the weapon also becomes Masterworked and generates Orbs on multikills, and gains a tracker that will display the number of enemies defeated with it. To fully charge the Ace of Spades Catalyst, you will need to get 500 kills with the weapon. These kills can come from any activity in the game; they do not need to be obtained in the same activity where you found the catalyst.

When you complete it, the catalyst will increase the damage caused by Firefly explosions when the weapon’s Momento Mori perk is active. Memento Mori is activated by reloading after getting a kill and will grant increased damage to the next rounds fired by the weapon. It will also allow you to have active radar while aiming down sights.

Ace of Spades Catalyst is a random drop as a reward for completing Strike events. It has a good chance of dropping in the Nightfall events. You can also obtain it by completing matches in the Crucible.


So that’s our guide on how to obtain the Ace of Spades Catalyst in Destiny 2. We hope this guide helps you obtain the catalyst for the strongest and rarest Handcannon in the game. Destiny 2 is a fun addictive game and is still going strong with updates being rolled out for it regularly. The game is free to play on Steam and can also be played on Playstation 4, Playstation 5 Xbox One and Google Stadia.

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James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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