The Ultimate Destiny 2 Exotics List

Understand your Exotic gear with this exhaustive list

Obtaining Exotic weapons and armor is essential to completing some of the more difficult quests in Destiny 2. Here's an exhaustive list of Destiny 2 Exotics and how to get them.

Information in this article applies to all versions of Destiny 2 for all platforms including PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

How Destiny 2 Exotics Work

Exotics are rare weapons and armor that come with unique perks. You can only equip one Exotic weapon and one Exotic armor at a time. Exotic gear can be obtained in the following ways:

  • Decrypting Exotic Engrams
  • Completing quests
  • Completing public events, Crucible matches, and other activities
  • Purchasing from special vendors
Xur, the Exotics vendor in Destiny 2

A reliable source of gear is Xur, the Exotics vendor in Destiny 2 who appears in a different location each week.

Best Destiny 2 Exotics

The best Exotic gear for your Guardian depends on your character class (Hunter, Titan, or Warlock). All Exotic weapons can be used by any character. The following weapons stand out among the best:

  • Ace of Spaces
  • Divinity
  • Lord of Wolves
  • One Thousand Voices
  • Riskrunner
  • Sleeper Simulant
  • Sunshot
  • Telesto
  • Thorn
  • Xenophage

Destiny 2: New Light Exotic Weapons

Exotic Type How to Obtain
Borealis Sniper Rifle PS4 Exclusive
Coldheart Trace Rifle Preorder bonus
D.A.R.C.I. Sniper Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
Fighting Lion Grenade Launcher Drop, engram, or vendor
Graviton Lance Pulse Rifle Story reward
Hard Light Auto Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
Legend of Acrius Shotgun World-Eater quest
Merciless Fusion Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
MIDA Multi-Tool Scout Rifle Mida Multi-Tool quest
Rat King Sidearm Rat King riddle quest
Riskrunner Submachine Gun Story reward
Skyburner's Oath Scout Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
Sturm Hand Cannon Sturm and Drang quest
Sunshot Hand Cannon Story reward
Sweet Business Auto Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
The Prospector Grenade Launcher Drop, engram, or vendor
The Wardclif Coil Rocket Launcher Drop, engram, or vendor
Tractor Cannon Shotgun Drop, engram, or vendor
Vigilance Wing Pulse Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor

Destiny 2 Forsaken Exotic Weapons

Exotic Type How to Obtain
Ace of Spades Hand Cannon Ace of Spades quest
Black Talon Sword Drop, engram, or vendor
Cerberus+1 Auto Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
Lord of Wolves Shotgun Random drop from Wanted Bounty completions
Malfeasance Hand Cannon Malfeasance quest
One Thousand Voices Fusion Rifle Rare drop from the Last Wish raid
The Chaperone Shotgun Chaperone quest
The Queenbreaker Linear Fusion Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
Thunderlord Machine Gun Drop, engram, vendor or Journal of the Lost Cryptarch quest (until November 27th)
Trinity Ghoul Combat Bow Drop, engram, or vendor
Two Tailed Fox Rocket Launcher Drop, engram, or vendor
Wavesplitter Trace Rifle Timed PS4 exclusive
Wish-Ender Combat Bow Wish-Ender quest

Destiny 2 Warmind Exotic Weapons

Exotic Type How to Obtain
The Huckleberry Submachine Gun Drop, engram, or vendor
Suros Regime Auto Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
Worldline Zero Sword Collect 35 Lost Memory Fragments
Sleeper Simulant Linear Fusion Rifle Sleeper Simulant quest
Polaris Lance Scout Rifle Nascent Dawn quest
Whisper of the Worm Sniper Rifle Solar The Whisper quest

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Exotic Weapons

Exotic Type How to Obtain
Crimson Hand Cannon Drop, engram, or vendor
Prometheus Lens Trace Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
Telesto Fusion Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor
The Colony Grenade Launcher Drop, engram, or vendor
The Jade Rabbit Scout Rifle Drop Drop, engram, or vendor

Destiny 2 Season Pass Exotic Weapons

Exotic Type How to Obtain Season
Ruinous Effigy Trace Rifle Ruinous Effigy quest Season of Arrivals
Traveler's Chosen Sidearm Traveler's Chosen quest Season of Arrivals
Witherhoard Grenade Launcher Season of Arrivals Season Pass (Free at Rank 35) Season of Arrivals
Heir Apparent Machine Gun Guardian Games event reward Season of the Worthy
The Fourth Horseman Shotgun The Fourth Horseman Quest Season of the Worthy
Tommy's Matchbook Auto Rifle Season of the Worthy Season Pass (Free at Rank 35) Season of the Worthy
Bastion Fusion Rifle Bastion quest Season of Dawn
Devil's Ruin Sidearm Devil's Ruin quest Season of Dawn
Symmetry Scout Rifle  Season of Dawn Season Pass (Free at Rank 35) Season of Dawn

Deathbringer

Rocket Launcher Deathbringer quest Season of the Undying
Divinity Trace Rifle Divinity quest Season of the Undying
Eriana's Vow Hand Cannon Season of the Undying Season Pass (Free at Rank 35) Season of the Undying
Leviathan's Breath Bow Leviathan's Breath quest Season of the Undying
Monte Carlo Auto Rifle Drop, engram, or vendor Season of the Undying
Xenophage Machine Gun Xenophage quest Season of the Undying
Bad Juju Pulse Rifle Bad Juju quest Season of Opulence
Lumina Hand Cannon Lumina quest Season of Opulence
Truth Rocket Launcher Truth quest Season of Opulence
Arbalest Linear Fusion Rifle Revelry event Season of the Drifter
Outbreak Perfected Pulse Rifle Outbreak Perfected quest Season of the Drifter
Thorn Hand Cannon Thorn quest Season of the Drifter

Destiny 2 Black Armory Exotic Weapons

Exotic Type How to Obtain
Anarchy Grenade Launcher  Rare drop from Scourge of the Past completion
Jötunn Fusion Rifle Jötunn quest
Le Monarque Bow Le Monarque quest
Izanagi's Burden Sniper Rifle The Mysterious Box quest
The Last Word Hand Cannon The Last Word quest

Destiny 2 Exotic Hunter Armor

Exotic Type How to Obtain
Celestial Nighthawk Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor
Foetracer Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor
Knucklehead Radar Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor
Mechaneer's Tricksleeves Gauntlets Story reward/Drop, engram, or vendor
Young Ahamkara's Spine Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor
The Dragon's Shadow Chest Drop, engram, or vendor
Lucky Raspberry Chest Drop, engram, or vendor
Raiden Flux Chest Story reward/Drop, engram, or vendor
Lucky Pants Legs Story reward/Drop, engram, or vendor
Orpheus Rig Legs Drop, engram, or vendor
ST0MP-EE5 Legs Drop, engram, or vendor
Aeon Swift Gauntlets Curse of Osiris completion reward
Gemini Jester Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
Graviton Forfeit Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
Shinobu's Vow Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
Wormhusk Crown Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Sealed Ahamkara Grasps Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Ophidia Spathe Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
FR0ST-EE5 Legs Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Apotheosis Veil Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Gwisin Vest Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Oathkeeper Gauntlets  Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Shards of Galanor Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
The Sixth Coyote Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Liars Handshake Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of the Drifter)
Khepri's Sting Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of Opulance)
Assassin's Cowl Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Shadowkeep)
The Bombardiers Legs Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of Dawn)
Raiju's Harness Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of the Worthy)

Destiny 2 Exotic Titan Armor

Exotic Type How to Obtain
Insurmountable Skullfort Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor
Mask of the Quiet One  Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor
ACD/0 Feedback Fence Gauntlets Story reward/Drop, engram, or vendor
Doom Fang Pauldron Gauntlets Story reward/Drop, engram, or vendor
Synthocepts Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor
Actium War Rig Chest Story reward/Drop, engram, or vendor
Crest of Alpha Lupi Chest Drop, engram, or vendor
Hallowfire Heart Chest Drop, engram, or vendor
Dunemarchers Legs Drop, engram, or vendor
Lion Rampant Legs Drop, engram, or vendor
Peacekeepers Legs Drop, engram, or vendor
Aeon Safe Gauntlets Curse of Osiris reward
Khepri's Horn Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
Helm of Saint-14 Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
Mk. 44 Stand Asides Legs Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
Wormgod Caress Gauntlet Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Eternal Warrior Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Ashen Wake Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Armamentarium Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Antaeus Wards Legs Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Heart of Inmost Light Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
One-Eyed Mask Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Ursa Furiosa Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Stronghold Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of the Drifter)
Peragrine Greaves Legs Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of Opulence)
Phoenix Cradle Legs Drop, engram, or vendor (Shadowkeep)
Severance Enclosure Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of Dawn)
Citan's Ramparts Gloves Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of the Worthy)

Destiny 2 Exotic Warlock Armor

Exotic Type How to Obtain
Crown of Tempests Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor
Eye of Another World Helmet Story reward/Drop, engram, or vendor
Nezarec's Sin Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor
Skull of Dire Ahamkara Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor
Karnstein Armlets Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor
Sunbracers Gauntlets Story reward/Drop, engram, or vendor
Winter's Guile Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor
Starfire Protocol Chest Drop, engram, or vendor
Wings of Sacred Dawn Chest Story reward/ Drop, engram, or vendor
Lunafaction Boots Legs Drop, engram, or vendor
Transversive Steps Legs Drop, engram, or vendor
Aeon Soul Gauntlets Curse of Osiris reward
Ophidian Aspect Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
The Stag Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
Vesper of Radius Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Curse of Osiris)
Verity's Brow Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
The Oculus Xol Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Sanguine Alchemy Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Claws of Ahamkara Gauntlet Drop, engram, or vendor (Warmind)
Chromatic Fire Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Contraverse Hold Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Geomag Stablizers Legs Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Phoenix Protocol Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Forsaken)
Getaway Artist Gauntlets Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of the Drifer)
Astrocyte Verse Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of Opulence)
Stormdancer's Brace Chest Drop, engram, or vendor (Shadowkeep)
Promethium Spur Legs Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of Dawn)
Felwinter's Helm Helmet Drop, engram, or vendor (Season of the Worthy)