Destiny 2 Broken Blade Exotic Quest: How to Get Season 21 Fishing Rally Exotic

Turns out we need to catch Exotic fish to get a hidden Exotic in Destiny 2.

by Noah Nelson
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There is a new secret Exotic quest in Destiny 2 and it’s unlocked through fishing. The item you get to progress this hidden Exotic quest is called Broken Blade (of something), but this isn’t related to the Broke Blade Exotic quest you need to complete and get Lost Lament back in Beyond Light. Here is everything we know about the Destiny 2 Season 21 secret Exotic quest locked behind fishing for Broken Blades.

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How to Find All Broken Blades to Complete the Destiny 2 Season 21 Hidden Exotic Quest

Though this is a hidden Exotic quest so the details of what to do are still shaky (similar to how to start the Vexcalibur Exotic quest), there are three Broken Blades that are only received when you catch and deposit an Exotic fish found on each of the three fishing spots after getting that fishing quest from Suraya Hawthorne at the Tower.

The three Exotic fish you can catch in Destiny 2 are Aeonian Alpha-Beta found at EDZ, Vexing Placoderm found on Nexus, and Whispering Mothcarp found on Savathun’s Throne World.

While you have a chance to catch these fish whenever if you’ve received the quest from Hawthorne, it’s much easier to catch Exotic fish with a full Focused Fishing bar and when you are fishing at the right fishing spot for the week, which is found on your Tackle Box in your inventory.

For this secret Exotic quest, we think you need to catch the Exotic fish in the fishing spot of the week and dunk it at the H.E.L.M. to receive an Exotic and a Broken Blade piece. All of the Exotic fish have been found and the Broken Blade Exotic quest that does result in the Wicked Implement is known — here’s how to do it.

Where to Find Broken Blade of Strife in Destiny 2

The Broken Blade of Strife is the first Broken Blade piece available since the secret Exotic quest started in Savathun’s Throne World as the highlighted fishing spot. If you missed it, you need to wait until Savathun’s Throne World is the highlighted fishing spot again.

How to Catch Whispering Mothcarp in Destiny 2

To get the Broken Blade of Strife, you need to catch Whispering Mothcarp, the Exotic fish found on Savathun’s Throne World. This is completely gatekept by RNG which is really frustrating, but remember to complete the nearby Public Event and then fish as fast as you can with as many people as you can to increase your chances.

Once you’ve got Whispering Mothcarp, release it in the fish tank at the H.E.L.M. and you’ll receive the Broken Blade of Strife. You can confirm you have it by looking at your Tackle Box.

Where to Find the Broken Blade of Strife Statue in Destiny 2 Deep Dives

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The final step is to do a Deep Dive activity and look for the first Hive statue. This is found in the first methane section near where you collect the Twilight Plant. Down down, squeeze through the right passageway, and you’ll see the Hive statue with a sword and axe X.

Note: You need to activate all three Hive statues in one Deep Dive run to activate the Broken Blade Exotic quest.

When you’re close to the right Hive statue, you need to offer the Broken Blade of Strife which will ignite red flames on the statue and Xivu Arath will start talking. With that done, you now need to rinse and repeat these steps two more times on the weeks when EDZ and Nexus are the highlighted fishing spots.

Courtesy of 360GameTV, you can follow a step-by-step guide on how to acquire the Broken Blade of Strife from turning in the Whispering Mothcarp Exotic fish and how to find the statue and offer the first Broken Blade.

Where to Find Broken Blade of Ambition in Destiny 2

To get the Broken Blade of Ambition, you need to catch a Vexing Placoderm in Nexus. If Nexus is no longer the highlighted weekly fishing spot, then you need to wait for it to return.

How to Catch Vexing Placoderm in Destiny 2

Since catching Exotic fish comes down to RNG, the only tricks available to catching Vexing Placoderm are to have high Focused Fishing, complete the nearby Public Event early, and, if the Public Event starts in the middle of your fishing, don’t move a muscle. Wait for someone to complete the Public Event and once it’s complete, collect all your fish to gain a ton of Focused Fishing for your next round.

Where to Find the Broken Blade of Ambition Statue in Destiny 2 Deep Dives

After releasing Vexing Placoderm in the H.E.L.M., you’ll receive the Broken Blade of Ambition which you can see in your Tackle Box. You now need to find the associated Hive statue in a Deep Dive activity.

The Broken Blade of Ambition Hive statue is found in a room located in the back left of the first major encounter area. Finish the first encounter, and before grabbing the coral, jump up and into the room on the left side of the arena. Here, you’ll see the Hive statue and be able to offer the Broken Blade.

To make things easier, I suggest you watch 360GameTV’s quick and easy guide on the Broken Blade of Ambition.

Where to Find Broken Blade of Cunning in Destiny 2

Broken Blade of Cunning is the third and final blade needed to start the Broken Blade Exotic quest in a Deep Dive. As always, you need to find it through an Exotic fish — this time it’s Aeonian Alpha-Beta on EDZ — and, if you have all three Broken Blades, you can start the quest.

How to Catch Aeonian Alpha-Beta in Destiny 2

The only way to catch Aeonian Alpha-Beta is to fish for it on EDZ. The fishing spot is in the south region near Winding Cove and Outskirts.

Where to Find Broken Blade of Cunning Statue in Destiny 2

Once you have Aeonian Alpha-Beta, you need to drop it at the H.E.L.M. Then, you’ll get the Broken Blade of Cunning and finally be able to start the Broken Blade Exotic quest by starting a Deep Dive.

The Broken Blade of Cunning statue is found in Deep Dive after the first encounter. Pass the big turbine blades, continue forward, and turn left. Before you jump down into the next section with bright coral, turn left and you’ll see the Hive statue.

How to Complete the Broken Blade Exotic Quest

After activating all three Hive statues with Broken Blades, you now need complete the second encounter, collect the coral, and then turn around to enter a room to the left of where you came in.

Activate the three Hive statues that says, “Carve a path of violence” and then keep going. Continue forward until you defeat the first health bar of Khull, a Hive boss, and then you’ll get Respawn Restricted and a 10-minute timer.

To continue forward, shoot the small pyramids whenever you see them. These will open the doors and weaken the bosses. When you meet the Tormentor, you need to turn left and right to find the pyramids that weaken the Tormentor enough to defeat it.

In the Tormentor room, you need to defeat the Honed Minotaurs, you’ll get a stacking Deathly Sharp buff that allows you to deal normal damage to the Tormentor. Be sure to bring Well of Radiance and Divination if you have it as well as a powerful DPS Rocket Launcher.

With Omen, Blade of the Black Terrace is defeated, continue forward to the statue and press “claim power.” Once you do, you’ll get Wicked Implement and have completed the hidden Broken Blades Exotic quest.

- This article was updated on July 5th, 2023

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.