Leviathan's Breath

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Leviathan's Breath
Leviathan's breath icon1.jpg
Season 8
Type Combat Bow
Slot Power
Ammo Heavy
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Void
Description "Cast a Shadow over the wilds of this universe. Return with glorious trophies." —Emperor Calus
Impact 60
Accuracy 64
Stability 0
Handling 0
Reload Speed 0
Draw Time 1328
Zoom 20
Inventory Size 10
Aim Assistance 66
Airborne Effectiveness 17
Recoil 75
Bounce Intensity 25
Bounce Direction Tends Vertical
Exotic Archive at the Tower
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Leviathan's Breath PvP Stats

Leviathan's Breath is an Exotic Combat Bow.

Perks - Curated Roll


  • Big-game hunter icon1.png Big-Game Hunter - Fires a massive heavy bolt that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable icon.png Unstoppable Champions.


  • Chain bowstring icon1.png Chain Bowstring - Heavy-duty bowstring. Cabal design.
    • Slightly increases accuracy
    • Increases stability



  • Leviathan's sigh icon1.png Leviathan's Sigh - When fully drawn, the bolt creates a large concussive blast that knocks combatants back.


Leviathan's Breath Catalyst can be obtained by defeating powerful enemies with this weapon. To unlock its upgrade, the player must kill enemies with Leviathan's Breath. Defeating powerful combatants with any weapon or ability while this weapon is equipped will grant bonus progress.

The Catalyst adds 5 extra arrows to Leviathan's Breath's reserves, adds the Archer's Tempo perk, and Masterworks it.


  • Perfect draw hits (arrows fired shortly after drawing the bow fully) apply volatile to targets.
  • When fully drawn, this weapon kills players during their super with a single body shot.
  • The Archer's Tempo perk added by the catalyst provides a 0.5625x Draw Time multiplier (43.75% reduction) when active, rather than the 0.75x multiplier (25% reduction) given by the normal version of the perk.


Don't ask me where I heard this—I honestly can't remember—but legend has it this Bow has fouled more behemoths and seen more of the known universe than the whole Vanguard combined. You hear a lot of stories when you work as a Gunsmith as long as I have, and this Bow has a wild one. This thing is the king of killers. Almost got Ghaul too. I think it was, um, Calus, who had it crafted for his huntsmaster—what's her name? Voyc? Yeah.

Anyway, Calus had this obsession with collecting the hides and heads of the rarest and most formidable creatures Voyc could find. And with this Bow, she was real good at it. Gwern, the Unbeatable—defeated. Giant sea monsters—taken down to size. I even heard she slayed an Ahamkara, which is very impressive if it's true.

Calus was so thrilled with her that she got a promotion. Of sorts. It wasn't common knowledge. He called her "The Shadow of the Wilds," which never sat right with me. Psion Flayers aren't known for their stealth. She was his assassin. When she wasn't hunting prize game, she was doing Calus's dirty work in the most remote corners of the galaxy.

When Ghaul attacked the Tower, Calus thought this would be the perfect time to strike and ordered Voyc to do Ghaul in. Take a guess how that worked out. Makes you wonder who got to her first, 'cause with this Bow in her hand, she shouldn't have failed. I'd like to attribute this to user error, 'cause when I found the Bow near her corpse, it was still in pristine condition. I'm glad I grabbed it before the Tower was evacuated. Could all just be hearsay, but there's a real chance to vindicate this work of art and give it a legacy worth preserving. Hunting is fine, but Guardians have a greater purpose.



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Weapon Ornaments

Patch History

    • Now applies volatile on perfect draw impact.
    • Increased damage from 396 to 442. This allows it to once again one-hit kill all Supers in PvP.
    • Increased damage vs. Champions by 30%.
  • 4.1.0[3]
    • The Archer's Tempo perk from the catalyst now has increased effect (just on this weapon).
      • The standard draw time scalar for Archer's Tempo is 0.75x, it is now 0.5625x on Leviathan's Breath.
    • Added a small delay before detonation on Champions, mini-bosses, and bosses.
      • This allows the impact to stun an Unstoppable icon.png Unstoppable Champion and the detonation to deal bonus damage against the stunned Champion.
    • Damage changed to be more of an even split between impact and detonation, and increased damage across the board by ~50%.
      • Overall damage vs Champions are roughly doubled (even more compared to shooting an un-stunned unstoppable Champion).
  • 3.4.0[4]
    • The catalyst now grants the Archer's Tempo perk in addition to its other effects.
  • 2.7.1[5]
    • Fixed an issue where Leviathan's Breath started PVE activities with more ammo than intended.
  • 2.7.0[6]
    • Fixed an issue where this weapon would gain overall ammo when swapping from another power weapon to this weapon
  • 2.6.1[7]
    • Added Lore Tabs for the following Shadowkeep rewards:
      • Leviathan’s Breath


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