Hierarchy of Needs

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Hierarchy of Needs
Hierarchy of needs icon1.jpg
Season 19
Type Combat Bow
Slot Energy
Ammo Primary
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Solar
Description "I have peered through the eye of Chronos to divine humanity's path into the future." —Soteria, the Augurmind
Impact 92
Accuracy 80
Stability 77
Handling 33
Reload Speed 30
Draw Time 828
Zoom 20
Inventory Size 47
Aim Assistance 86
Recoil 62
Dungeon icon.png Spire of the Watcher Dungeon
Possible drop from Persys, Primordial Ruin, on the first completion of the week. Increase drop rate by completing certain Triumphs.
Hierarchy of Needs PvP Stats

Hierarchy of Needs is a Exotic Combat Bow.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Guidance ring icon1.png Guidance Ring - Precision hits and final blows build Guidance Ring energy. Opposing Guardians grant additional energy. At full charge, hip firing creates a Guidance Ring.


  • Elastic String icon.png Elastic String — Excellent snapback.
    • Decreases accuracy
    • Faster draw time
    • Slightly increases handling speed



  • Apollonic tangent icon1.png Apollonic Tangent - Arrows fired through a Guidance Ring release seeking projectiles, which do more damage based on distance traveled.


  • Panoptic tessellation icon1.png Panoptic Tessellation - Deploying a Guidance Ring or striking a target with a seeking projectile improves draw time and reload speed for a moderate duration.

The Hierarchy of Needs catalyst can be obtained by completing the dungeon on Master difficulty after acquiring the weapon.[1]

The catalyst gives Hierarchy of Needs the Panoptic Tessellation perk and Masterworks it.


  • Each of the following Triumphs will increase the drop rate of Hierarchy of Needs when completed:
    • Mind the Vexplosion: Complete all encounters in the "Spire of the Watcher" dungeon without dying.
    • The Magnificent One: Complete all encounters in the "Spire of the Watcher" dungeon solo.
    • Untarnished Grit: Complete all encounters in the "Spire of the Watcher" dungeon solo without dying.
    • Resident Vexpert: Complete the "Spire of the Watcher" dungeon on Master difficulty.
    • Devil in the Details: Find and listen to each devilish recording throughout the "Spire of the Watcher" dungeon.


"I have peered through the eye of Chronos to divine humanity's path into the future." —Soteria, the Augurmind

//VanNet Voice-COMM, Received: Osiris//

Osiris, exciting news! You're going to love this. Rogue A.I. imprisoned in a Bray cell block from now, all the way back to the Collapse. Guess what?

The Guardian—you know the one—they bust open her cell, and she—the A.I.—pulls herself together and escapes while the Vex are trying to organize a defense! The kicker is, the only networked A.I. host nearby was an old survivalist's caster bow from the colony missions. Might sound primitive, but Seraphs would link those things to orbital weapons platforms and bring wild planets to heel. Now swap weapon platforms for paracausal power, and an A.I. running flight trajectories on your arrows.

I swear anything sentient has a chance to wind up as a weapon around that Guardian…

Anyway, seems that being partitioned for so long, and not coming back together with all her parts, has left that A.I. with more than a few quirks. She's borderline non-functional, won't or can't communicate, but a lot of her subconscious sub-routines are still firing. Trajectory predictors still seem to work just fine; the few firing tests I ran produced… explosive results.

I guess terminal velocity translates across mediums.

There's still another part of her rogue A.I. out there. Who knows what happened to the one ship that got away. Maybe it could've drifted off for centuries; a little piece of her aboard like a good luck charm.
I mean, it probably didn't make it. If the Exodus programs are any indication, pretty much nothing survived the Collapse.

So, anyway, that's the lowdown bow-down. Great. I vocalized that.

Oh, we also downloaded everything. I'll send you a copy sometime.

Another thought: might be good for Banshee to take a look or…after reading some of these logs, maybe it'd be really bad. Opinions?


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Patch History

    • Fixed an issue where the Hierarchy of Needs Exotic Bow displayed the incorrect icon in the killfeed.
    • Fixed an issue where the Hierarchy of Needs Exotic Bow's arrow display was delayed after drawing the first arrow.


  1. "Destiny 2 Hierarchy of Needs Catalyst: How to get it" Blueberries.gg, by Ric Molina, 10 Dec. 2022, https://www.blueberries.gg/weapons/hierarchy-of-needs-catalyst/. Accessed 14 Dec. 2022.
  2. "Destiny 2 Hotfix" Bungie, posted by Destiny 2 Dev Team, 18 Jan. 2023, https://www.bungie.net/7/en/News/article/hotfix_6_3_0_4. wikipage

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