Season of the Haunted gave this Destiny 2 Exotic Weapon a glow up
There are lots of Exotics within Destiny2. These Exotics range from highly-regarded content to those that are almost mandatory. Skyburner’s Oath is perhaps the best historical example of this category. It’s not a flashy weapon. It’s just a Cabal rifle as every grunt in the game — and its capabilities have been quite lacklustre in the past. You look pathetic when you think that your whole deal is to do more damage to one type of enemy and have dual firing modes.
Skyburner’s Oath finally has a season in Season of the Haunted. I’m glad that I took the time to make its catalyst last season. I have always loved the Exotic’s legend (a parody of C.C.R. “Fortunate Son”), and it’s now worth using. The A.D.S. firing mode now has hit, rather than just firing faster than the hip-fire. Although the latter does not track enemies, it was never a major issue. Hip-fire shots are more explosive than A.D.S. shots because they arc and produce a greater explosion. Skyburner Skyburner’s Oath now has the highest airborne efficiency stat of any weapon in destiny 2. This is consistent with the Cabal style combat. The Masterwork bonus range is back, and the Masterwork bonus reloads speed.
The most significant change Skyburner’s Oath has made is that hip-fire shots now apply the Scorch debuff on enemies. This is a cool feature in and of itself. It gives weapon damage over time and the ability to cause explosive Ignite effects. However, it also synergizes with Solar 3.0 Fragments, which buff or trigger Scorch. The Ember of Searing grants melee power when you defeat Scorched targets. The Ember of Singeing grants the same effect to your class ability. Skyburner’s Oath, a Solar weapon, pairs well with the Ember of Tempering, which presents a team-wide increase in Recovery on kills and even greater airborne effectiveness.
Skyburner’s Oath and Heat Rises have been my main Warlock Warlock so that I can live the flying Cabal warrior fantasy. I may even get the Calus-themed ornament. While most players will open for Sunshot this season when searching for a Solar primary weapon, I believe Skyburner’s Oath is worth revisiting if you haven’t used it since the Red War (or ever). Even better, the extra Cabal damage won’t hurt Calus’s Loyalists. But I don’t know why a weapon would be more powerful against those who made it.
We have guides that will help you unlock the Solar 3.0 fragments. They also show how to obtain the new Jotunn catalyst. We also cover patch notes and top issues. Bound In Sorrow quest step, and Calus Bobbleheads. We have covered the steps to obtain Opulent Keys, Bound Presence In Containment, Crown of Sorrow H.E.L.M., and more. Upgrades, Iron Banner Seal Triumphs and the Trespasser Catalyst. We’ve also written about finding a Loyalist commander for Battles Lines Triumph or the Cek’ik Boss…