Salvation’s Grip is the new exotic grenade launcher in Destiny 2, and it is a Stasis weapon.
Players assumed that it was the raid exotic, but it’s actually a quest based exotic making it easily obtainable.
Salvation’s Grip features the intrinsic trait Cryocannon: R2 Press: Hold to charge, release to fire. This weapon’s projectiles create Stasis crystals and freeze nearby targets. It also has the trait Flash Freeze; Charging this weapon increases the freeze radius and amount of Stasis crystals created.
To get the quest, which is called The Stasis Prototype, you will need to complete the Beyond Light campaign by defeating Eramis. After completing it, head to the Annex in the Tower to speak with Drifter and he’ll get you started.
There are seven steps to the quest, and note that it will drop 5 power above your base. I was 1200 when I got it, it was 1205, so keep that in mind if you’re trying to maximize your power gains.
The Stasis Prototype
You’ll need to defeat 10 Fallen Captains and 10 Fallen Servitors on Europa. You can find these in the Glimmer Extraction and Ether Servitor public events, in mobs around areas. I had decent success finding servitors in Cadmus Ridge.
Next, defeat one Eramis’ council members in an Empire Hunt. These will become available after completing the Reclaiming Europa, Empire’s Fall and The Dark Priestess quest from Variks.
You’ll have to defeat 100 enemies with, or affected by, Stasis abilities. I did this fairly quickly using Hunter with Gambler’s dodge in a lost sector.
When you complete the Stasis kills, you’ll be tasked with meeting an associate of Spider’s in a Lost Sector. The Lost Sector you’re looking for is called Concealed Void and it’s in Asterion Abyss, Europa. Kill the boss and every other enemy in the room, and Spider’s associate will uncloak himself near the chest.
Next, head back to the Annex and speak with Drifter.
Drifter will tell you to complete a new mission called Stealing Stasis. It’ll show up on the Europa map in Charon’s Crossing. Mid-way through the mission you will get Salvation’s Grip, and at the end of the mission there’s a lot of respawning heavy ammo crates for you to use the gun to take down a boss. The gun is yours at this point.
Finally, head back to see the Drifter to officially complete the quest.