How do you get Wicked Implement in Destiny 2? The new Exotic scout rifle is powered by the icy subclass of Stasis, and we’ve been fishing away for weeks attempting to get it.
Bungie’s space shooter usually adds a new Exotic via a quest every season, and Season of the Deep is no different. Exotics are the highest rarity level of both armor and weapons in Destiny 2, and Guardians seek them out via any means necessary. Luckily for you, we’ve got all the information you’ll need to obtain Wicked Implement to finish off the best build whether you’re a Warlock, Hunter, or crayon-eating Titan.
Where to find Destiny 2 Wicked Implement
Whilst Wicked Implement was added to the game in Season of the Deep, it wasn’t immediately available for Guardians to unlock. Fans of the Stasis subclass had their eye on it for some time – myself included – but it wasn’t clear just how I could finally get my hands on it.
In true Bungie fashion though, the developer kept us on our toes when it mixed up the usual formula. Instead of introducing an Exotic quest early in the season, the Wicked Implement missions have been made available closer to the mid-point, giving players something to do for those usually quite empty weeks that close out each season. We’ve tried to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but these are the steps you’ll need to follow to earn the newest Destiny 2 Exotic scout rifle. Note that, importantly, only one person in your fireteam needs to have all three broken blades in order to unlock the Exotic quest.
Here’s how to get Destiny 2 Wicked Implement:
- Fish for Whispering Mothcarp in the Throne World
- Fish for Vexing Placoderm on Nessus
- Fish for Aeonian Alpha-Betta Exotic fish in the EDZ
- Deposit the fish in the aquarium at the Helm to receive the Broken Blade of Cunning, Broken Blade of Strife, and Broken Blade of Ambition
- Load the seasonal Deep Dives activity
- Deposit the first blade into the statue just before the first encounter
- Deposit the second blade into the statue after the first encounter in the same room
- Deposit the third blade into the statue after the spinning blade between the first and second encounters
- When the Deep Dive finishes, a new door will unlock – enter it to begin the Whetstone encounter
- Select the ‘Carve a Path of Violence’ option
- Clear the enemies and the two bosses within the time limit
- ‘Claim Power’ from the Winnower statue to receive Wicked Implement
The first step of getting your hands on Wicked Implement requires potentially the most tedious time to be spent in Destiny 2 – fishing. You must catch three specific Exotic fish in the EDZ, Nessus, and the Throne World. Each fish is native to its particular zone, so you can only find Whispering Mothcarp in the Throne World, Vexing Placoderm on Nessus, and the Aeonian Alpha-Betta fish in the EDZ. When you’ve got them all – you can keep track of which you’re missing in the Triumphs tab – deposit them at the Helm in the aquarium to earn three Broken Blades.
You’ll then need to take these Broken Blades and deposit them in three statues in the seasonal Deep Dive activity. The first statue is in the underwater section at the start of the Deep Dive. You’ll need to drop down and then turn back on yourself, following the path to the left and behind to find a tunnel. Follow the tunnel and look down to the right to see the statue on a nearby ledge.
The second statue is in the first encounter area. Before Ahsa gives you a gift you’ll see a balcony on the left which has a door that only unlocks part-way through the encounter. This houses the statue.
The third statue is past the spinning blades. Keep to the left wall and follow it around the narrow edge to find the statue. Once you’ve deposited all three Broken Blades a door will open after the final encounter. Instead of going towards Ahsa’s gifts, turn right and you’ll spot a door leading to three Hive statues. Each player must activate one statue to remove the orange barrier and clear the way.
Deep Dive Exotic mission
You’ve now successfully unlocked the Exotic mission. You’ll have only ten minutes to complete this including defeating Omen, Blade of the Black Terrace, who is the main boss. Bring a good linear fusion rifle or machine gun and prepare for a serious damage check.
Be careful of the web mines as they’ll slow you, and make sure you always know where the next air bubble is. Clear all of the enemies in the first room and the barrier will be removed, allowing you to proceed.
In the second room defeat the Servile Minotaur to gain Deathly Sharp. There are three in total. Proceed to the pyramid room and shoot the crux to summon the enemies and start the 10-minute timer. Clear the enemies again to proceed.
You’ll then come up against Khull, Executioner Knight. Shoot the pyramids to remove the barriers and defeat the Servile Minotaurs. Kill all three and then you can damage the boss. For time’s sake, try to do so in one phase. The door will then open and you can climb the stairs before rallying to the banner.
Divinity is also useful here, as Omen is a Tormentor, and his critical hit spots are limited without it. Divinity will help you load as much damage into him as quickly as possible – imperative on your modest time limit. There’ll be Stasis slow from enemies – perhaps quite predictably since Wicked Implement is a Stasis weapon – and you’ll need to run to the corners to take down Honed Minotaurs. There are three to defeat and they’ll be in the corners or the hallways.
Once the third Honed Minotaur is defeated you should have Deathly Sharp x3. Try to take down Omen in one phase for time’s sake, but you should definitely be doing around three quarters of his health bar at a minimum. If you’re not, think about changing your loadout. Thunderlord is effective here too. As he’s defeated, head through to the main room and commune with the Winnower statue to receive Wicked Implement.
Destiny 2 Words and Action Triumph
Here’s how to get the Destiny 2 Words and Action Triumph:
- After collecting Wicked Implement, stay in the final room
- Destroy seven pyramids, the first is located above the commune statue
- The second is in the center of the main room
- The third is above the red statue in the corner
- The fourth is on the circular area of the arena between two red lights in a hallway
- The fifth is on the square area of the arena in a bunker
- The sixth is on the circular area of the arena above a yellow block in a hallway
- The seventh is underneath the arena, floating
By destroying all of these items, you will unlock the Words and Action Triumph. Each destroyed shape unlocks more new dialogue. Head back to the statue to hear more.
Destiny 2 Wicked Implement catalyst
We expect the Destiny 2 Wicked Implement catalyst to be available via a random drop in Deep Dive missions from Tuesday, 11 June, 2023. The catalyst will allow Stasis shards to overflow the magazine when collected.
After collecting your Wicked Implement Exotic scout rifle you might be wondering how to get the catalyst? As the rest of the Exotic quest was time gated, we believe that the catalyst is also, and may drop randomly from Deep Dive activities from the weekly reset on Tuesday, 11 June. As soon as we manage to find it, we’ll update our guide to confirm this.
The catalyst’s function itself isn’t anything mind-blowing, but it’ll be useful for continual fire with the right Stasis build.
Destiny 2 Wicked Implement perks
The Destiny 2 Wicked Implement perks and traits are:
- Creeping Attrition – Rapidly landing precision hits causes targets to become slowed (Exotic intrinsic perk)
- Exotic trait – While Creeping Attrition is active, landing precision final blows creates a Stasis shard that returns to you. Collecting Stasis shards refills the magazine.
The combination of these perks with the catalyst means that a continual flow of bullets could be possible with Wicked Implement, making it a valuable PvP weapon as no precious time will be lost to reloading.
That’s all there is to it. Make sure to take a fireteam with you, as the exotic mission is timed, and quite difficult. We recommend running strong Stasis build to both make the most of your new Exotic, and to gain some crowd control throughout the mission. Why not take it into a Lost Sector, and see what it can really do?