Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Leviathan’s Breath Quest Step Guide

Our Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Leviathan's Breath Quest Steps Guide will walk you through everything we currently know about this Exotic Combat Bow and how-to start the quest. We've got a full look at all of the quest steps, and feature a list of the perks and weapon features.

The Leviathan's Breath Exotic Quest was released on October 22nd, 2019. We've got a full look at all of the quest steps you'll need to complete and some tips on how-to finish this mission quickly!

Leviathan's Breath Perks & Stats

"Cast a Shadow over the wilds of this universe. Return with glorious trophies." —Emperor Calus

Weapon Perks

  • Big-Game Hunter - Fires a massive heavy bolt that staggers unshielded enemy combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.
  • Leviathan's Sign - When fully drawn, the bolt creates a large concussive blast that knocks enemies back.
  • Chain Bowstring - Heavy-duty bowstring. Cabal design. Slightly increases accuracy, increases stability.
  • Fiberglass Arrow Shaft - Heavy and consistent. Greatly increases accuracy, slightly decreases stability.

Weapon Stats

  • Impact: 60
  • Range: 75
  • Stability: 10
  • Handling: 10
  • Reload Speed: 10
  • Draw Time: 20

Leviathan's Breath Ornament: Bad Dog

Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of Leviathan's Breath. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked for all characters on your account.

You can purchase the ornament for 700 Silver at the Eververse.

Leviathan's Breath Quest Steps

Here are all the quest steps you will need to complete to obtain the Leviathan's Breath Bow!

Step 1: Make Bows, Not War

Banshee-44 wants to give you a weapon stored in his workshop, but he didn't specify how to get in.

Locate the hidden entrance to Banshee's workshop and find the weapon.

"Banshee said Cayde knew about some secret entrance. If it were up to me, I'd say we should start looking in the Hangar. It's where Cayde spent all his time." —Ghost

Go to the tower and talk to Banshee-44 who will start you off on the Leviathan's Breath quest! You'll need to head to the Hangar in the tower to find the hidden workshop, watch this video to find it:

Your ultimate destination will be a caged area with a Bow in it:

Attempt to open the door... oh... it's locked...

Step 2: Where Are the Keys, Sir

You found a Bow in a display case in a room that's got to be Banshee's workshop. Problem is, the case is locked.

Return to Banshee to complain. (Politely, of course.)

"Well. I can't say I'm surprised." —Ghost

Head back to Banshee-44 and he will then give you the following quest step:

Step 3: Intro to Safecracking 101

You need a rotating keycode to access the Bow in Banshee's workshop, but the original has been lost. You'll have to generate a new code following the same steps that Banshee did. First on Banshee's list is to get out into the field to seed a key generator with combat data.

Seed data for a new keycode by completing Gambit matches or Vanguard strikes. Gambit Prime matches and Nightfall strikes grant the most efficient progress.

"I'm still stuck on what would happen if we DID break the glass…" —Ghost

Not much to this one, you just need to complete Gambit matches or Vanguard strikes. If you're a seasoned Destiny veteran, you should do Gambit Prime matches or Nightfall strikes because they'll gain you more percentage towards completing the quest. Nightfalls will give you 50% towards the quest, so you would only need to do two of them. A Gambit Prime win gives you 45% and a loss gives you 25%.

Step 4: Advanced Safecracking 201

The key generator is seeded with viable combat data, and it can now output keycodes… but to constrain the possible set of generated codes, Ghost says you'll need to provide the generator with some more targeted data. Literally.

Use a Bow to land precision final blows against Vex or Cabal.

"This will bring us down to something like… hmm… 32,000 possible codes? Somewhere around there." —Ghost

To find a bunch of Cabal, you can head into the Leviathan Raid! Make sure you have a bow equipped, then start hitting all of those precision final blows. You'll be able to finish this quest quite quickly.

Step 5: Economics of War

The key generator needs just a little more data before you're ready to return to Banshee for final authentication. To further limit the possible codes the generator can create, you'll have to recreate the conditions under which Banshee programmed the first codes: fighting Red Legion forces during the Red War.

Complete an epic reprise of strike "The Arms Dealer" in the European Dead Zone on Earth.

"Think we'll have time to drop by to say hi to Devrim? It's been a little while…" —Ghost

It is now time to complete The Arms Dealer Strike. This can be found on earth, and has a recommended Power Level of 900! Once you've completed this Strike, you'll just need to head back to Banshee-44!

Step 6: Applied Cryptosecurity

You've completed all the necessary calibrations on the key generator. The only thing remaining is a biometric authentication from Banshee.

Return to Banshee-44 in the Tower.

"This has been refreshingly straightforward." —Ghost

Once you've talked to Banshee-44, you will then need to return back to his hidden weapon cache like you did in the beginning. You can now unlock the cage with the code, and you will receive your Leviathan's Breath!

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  1. Once you unlock it do you have it for all your characters?