Ex Diris is the latest Seasonal Exotic introduced in Destiny 2: Season of the Witch. It is a fully-automatic GL that fires Hive Moths that detonate upon impact. And while it is not the most meta weapon in the Destiny 2 sandbox right now, it is very fun to use. Seeing enemies explode by Moths is a sweet revenge is something I did not realize I needed. In this guide, we have discussed everything you need to know about unlocking the Ex Diris and its Exotic Catalyst in Destiny 2: Season of the Witch.


Destiny 2: Season of the Witch Ex Diris

Acquiring the Ex Diris is done through the Season Pass. For people who have the Premium Version, it can be claimed from Rank 1. However, for those with the Free Version, it becomes available at Rank 35.

Exotic Perks

Ex Diris comes with a set of Exotic Perks that make it a very unique GL. These are:

Corrupted Nucleosynthesis


This activates whenever the wielder deals or receives sustained damage. Basically, this triggers the ‘Enraged’ state which significantly increases its ROF.

Loyal Moths

With each final blow, you summon Hive Moths that seek out nearby enemies. These moths detonate upon contact. Aside from dealing damage, these also blind all nearby enemies.

Ex Diris Catalyst

Ex Diris also has a fairly good Exotic Catalyst that improves it even further. Acquiring the Exotic Catalyst requires you to head over to Banshee-44 and pick up an Exotic Quest. Similar to previous Seasonal Exotics, you will need to complete a few steps in order to complete the said quest. Here is a brief rundown:

  • You will need to defeat multiple targets rapidly and without dying.
  • You will need to complete various activities such as Vanguard Ops, etc., and defeat 450 enemies using the Ex Diris.
  • And finally, return to Banshee-44 to collect the Exotic Catalyst.

We also recommend having the Catalyst Booster from the Season Pass to progress these steps a lot faster. Once you have completed the quest, you will need to defeat 400 enemies with the Ex Diris to actually complete it. You can easily do it by loading into the Shuro Chi encounter. Alternatively, you can just use it for different activities and it will be auto-completed eventually.

Once unlocked, the Exotic Catalyst will let you ‘Enrage’ it faster while Amplified. On top of it, final blows with the Ex Diris will make you Amplified so there is some crazy synergy there.

This is everything we have on how to unlock the Ex Diris Catalyst in Destiny 2: Season of the Witch. If there is anything else that you would like to add, be sure to let us know in the comments below!