heart shadow is the latest exotic sword available in Destiny 2’s Duality Dungeon. It is of the Void element and can make anyone invisible with its intrinsic perk, Exhumation. Heavy attacks fire empty projectiles with full sword energy and render the user invisible regardless of their class.
Usually, like many Exotics, players can also go for their catalysts. Heartshadow Catalyst is also linked to duality, where everyone must follow specific mechanics and achieve additional objectives. The following article explains the process behind getting the catalyst for Heartshadow.
How to get the Heartshadow Exotic Sword catalyst in Destiny 2 (2022)
The main mechanisms are picking up Standard Essence and depositing it in another location. This Essence is similar to the one found in the Dungeon’s main encounter, which includes War Beast, Axe, Chalice, and Sun.
You must collect three Essence from three locations in the Dungeon and place them elsewhere within a certain time limit. Remember that at least one member of your fireteam must have a Heartshadow without a catalytic converter. With two members with a catalyst and one without the sword you won’t get the nightmares to spawn.
1) First jumping puzzle
Once you’re in the first area, head to the top and switch to the Nightmare Realm, as shown in the image above. Make sure you’re on the right platform or you’ll fall after the switch. In the Nightmare Realm, go to the platform pillars in front of you and look for an open door on your right. You can refer to the image below for a more accurate idea.
Once you go through the door, defeat the Nightmare and pick up the fallen Standard Essence. There is a 30 second window after defeating the Nightmare, allowing players to pick up the Essence and deposit it behind the bell on the top floor to the right.
After depositing, switch to the normal realm and continue with the Dungeon†
2) Second jumping puzzle
The second Nightmare is in the Dungeon during the second jump puzzle. Proceed as you normally would by jumping through the platforms and defeating the Nightmare to pick up the Essence. There is no time limit here, so go at your own pace.
Carry the Essence all the way to the room with the four Gahlran statues. Here, switch to the Nightmare Realm and deposit the Essence in the pillar with the sign.
3) After meeting the vault
For the third Nightmare, go through the Dungeon after completing the Vault encounter and search for a wide-open space in the Nightmare realm. This can be found after hitting the second bell after the Vault encounter, on the other side.
Once you’re in the Nightmare Realm, run along with the platform and enter a small room to your right. Defeat the nightmare and get the Essence† There will be a timer here, so run to the next bell as fast as you can and switch back to the normal realm.
Continue until you encounter another set of narrow platforms and Cabal enemies, as shown in the image above. The location for depositing the Essence is on a platform attached to the wall next to the platforms.
After all three Essences are deposited, a chest will finally spawn, making players the catalyst.
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