Season of the Witch is a strong season in terms of new loot and Cataphract GL3 may be the most powerful of them all. Strand needed a boost to its weapon catalogue and Cataphract GL3 does this impressively.
Cataphract GL3 is a Strand, Adaptive Frame, Grenade Launcher and is going to be a must-have for guardians everywhere in PvE. Holding a great set of perks for PvE and PvP, Cataphract GL3 will be coming in hot when it arrives in this season’s Trials of Osiris.
Cataphract GL3 can be obtained by reaching Rank 10 on Saint-14’s reward track during Season of the Witch or the Adept version can be obtained by going flawless when Cataphract GL3 is the weekly reward. Take a look at our Trials map & weapon guide each week as we update it for when Cataphract GL3 drops.
PvE is where you will see Cataphract GL3 shine. Holding some top tier perks to challenge the best weapons in the heavy slot, Cataphract GL3 should be high on the list of weapons to chase this season.
|Cataphract GL3 – PVE|
|Barrel||Quick Launch (Velocity +10, Handling +15)|
|Magazine||Spike Grenades (Stability +10, increased impact damage by 50 percent)|
|Perk 1||Demolitionist (Final blows grant 10 percent grenade energy)|
|Perk 2||Bait and Switch (Upon dealing damage with all your weapons within three seconds of each: 35 percent increased damage for 10 seconds)|
|Origin Trait||Alacrity (when solo) or Omolon Fluid Dynamics (The upper 50 percent of the magazine has up to Stability +20 and Reload +30)|
|Masterwork||Velocity (+10 when fully masterworked)|
|Mod||Adept Big Ones (7.7 percent damage increase)|
Starting with the Barrel, Quick Launch is essential as it gives a boost to Velocity, getting your grenades to their target faster. Spike Grenades is another essential perk due to its increase in damage when you land a direct hit, a real game changer when taking on tankier enemies.