Each new season of Destiny 2 has been accompanied by the introduction of a new Exotic weapon, and in the case of the just-launched Season of the Chosen, that’s the bow Ticuu’s Divination. It’s a fantastic new addition to the game, and something you should check out even if previous bows haven’t been your thing. But the key to having a good time with Ticuu’s Divination and making the most of it requires you to understand how it works and how to best use it.
Upon drawing Ticuu’s Divination, you’ll notice that it highlights multiple enemies near the center of your screen with red diamonds. That’s the first component of the weapon’s intrinsic trait, Sacred Flame, which launches tracking projectiles at multiple targets when hipfiring. Any marked enemies will then explode when they die or if they’re hit by a second Sacred Flame explosion.
The Causality Arrows trait adds a further wrinkle to this, causing Sacred Flames to detonate immediately when you fire an arrow while aiming down sights. Landing a precision hit with the bow fully charged increases the power of the blast. So in the early going, it seems as if the best way is to ensure you’re mixing in both hipfire shots and ADS shots, marking targets to turn them into walking bombs and then detonating with precision ADS. Against weaker enemies that aren’t in groups, marking seems unnecessary as a single precision ADS shot should do the job, but you won’t be treated to a colorful explosion if you don’t mark them first.
Novelty of the auto-tracking shots aside, Ticuu’s Divination is a lot of fun to wield. With few exceptions, a bow is not the sort of thing I typically want to pull out when seeing a pack of enemies, but so far I’m loving the ability to use Ticuu’s to blow them up en masse. It’s almost like a version of Sunshot that fires more slowly but gives you the opportunity to put your mind grapes to use. Getting into an efficient flow where I’m rotating between marking enemies and detonating has been the real highlight in my first couple hours with the Season of the Chosen update.
Fortunately, free and premium players alike can get their hands on the bow. If you’ve purchased access to Season of the Chosen (either individually or as part of the year-long season pass), you can immediately retrieve it and a set of armor as a Rank 1 reward in the season pass track. (Making it to level 100 will net you a weapon ornament to change its look). Free players can also get the bow by leveling up the season pass to Rank 35. Hitting that point will take longer than it will for those with premium season pass access, due to the XP bonuses those players receive, but at least this fun weapon is within reach for everyone.
For more, check out out the Season of the Chosen patch notes, known issues, and new gear and Exotics.
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