Destiny 2: Complete Exotics List and How to Get Them

If you want to compete with the big dogs and succeed at raids, exotic weapons and armor are a must!

With a level cap of 20, Destiny 2 is all about raising your power level through better and better equipment drops. A step above even coveted legendary gear, the gold class pieces of exotic equipment are more powerful, look more awesome, and have unique perks to change your build.

Exotics are acquired in a variety of ways. Pre-order exotic weapons become available when you hit level 20, and absolutely every player who goes through the campaign will get the Sunshot, Riskrunner, or Graviton Lance for completing the Sacrilege mission (the other two you don't pick during the mission will be available as random drops later in the game).

The rest are either rewards for specific exotic weapon quests, loot gained for public events and Crucible matches, or random drops as exotic engrams that must be decrypted. In this Destiny 2 guide, we're going to go over all the exotic weapons and armor that you can acquire in-game and how to get them.

 Riskrunner Exotic Weapon

Destiny 2 Exotic Weapons

From PS4 exclusives to a host of rifles, grenade launchers, and sidearms for everyone, these are all the currently known Destiny 2 gold exotic weapons available:

Exotic Weapon Type How To Find
Coldheart Trace Rifle Pre-order
(will be available to all players 12/5)
World Eater Unknown Tied to World Eater quest / Leviathan raid
Graviton Lance Pulse Rifle Sacrilege Mission (or random)
Sunshot  Hand Cannon Sacrilege Mission (or random)
Riskrunner Submachine Gun Sacrilege Mission (or random)
Borealis Sniper Rifle PS4 Exclusive until Fall 2018
D.A.R.C.I. Sniper Rifle Random Drop
Fighting Lion Grenade Launcher Random Drop
The Prospector Grenade Launcher Random Drop
The Wardcliff Coil  Rocket Launcher Random Drop
Hard Light Auto Rifle Random Drop
Sweet Business Auto Rifle Random Drop
Merciless Fusion Rifle Random Drop
MIDA Multi Tool Scout Rifle Mida Multi Tool Mission
Skyburner's Oath Scout Rifle Random Drop
Vigilance Wing Pulse Rifle Random Drop
Rat King Sidearm Rat King Mission
Tractor Cannon Shotgun Random Drop
Legend Of Acrius Shotgun Random Drop


 Coldheart Exotic Pre-Order Weapon

Destiny 2 Exotic Armor

Like with the exotic weapons, every player is guaranteed to receive one piece of exotic armor during the campaign -- this time in the Riptide mission -- with the remaining two options available as random drops later in the game. 

Exotic Armor Class How To Find
Eye Of Another World (Helmet) Warlock Riptide Mission (or drop)
Sunbracers (Gauntlet) Warlock Riptide Mission (or drop)
Wings Of Sacred Dawn (Chest) Warlock Riptide Mission (or drop)
Crown Of Tempests (Helmet)  Warlock Random Drop
 Nezarec's Sin (Helmet) Warlock Random Drop
Skull of Dire Ahamkara (Helmet) Warlock Random Drop
Karnstein Armlets (Gauntlet) Warlock Random Drop
Winter's Guilde (Gauntlet) Warlock Random Drop
Starfire Protocol (Chest) Warlock Random Drop
Lunafaction Boots (Legs) Warlock Random Drop
Transversive Steps Warlock Random Drop
Actium War Rig (Chest) Titan Riptide Mission (or drop)
ACD/0 Feedback Fence (Gauntlet) Titan Riptide Mission (or drop)
Doom Fang Pauldron (Gauntlet) Titan Riptide Mission (or drop)
Synthocepts (Gauntlet) Titan Random Drop
Insurmountable Skullfort (Helmet) Titan Random Drop
Mask of the Quiet One (Helmet) Titan Random Drop
Crest of Alpha Lupi (Chest) Titan Random Drop
Hallowfire Heart (Chest) Titan Random Drop
Dunemarchers (Legs) Titan Random Drop
Lion Rampant (Legs) Titan Random Drop
Peacekeepers (Legs) Titan Random Drop
Raiden Flux (Chest) Hunter Riptide Mission (or drop)
Lucky Pants (Legs) Hunter Riptide Mission (or drop)
Mechaneer's Tricksleeves (Gauntlet) Hunter Riptide Mission (or drop)
Young Ahamkara's Spine (Gauntlet)  Hunter Random Drop
Celestial Nighthawk (Helmet) Hunter Random Drop
Foetracer (Helmet) Hunter Random Drop
Knucklehead Radar (Helmet) Hunter Random Drop
The Dragon's Shadow (Chest) Hunter Random Drop
Lucky Raspberry (Chest) Hunter Random Drop
Orpheus Rig (Legs) Hunter Random Drop
ST0MP-EE5 (Legs) Hunter Random Drop


 Actium War Rig Exotic Chest Armor

Destiny 2 Other Exotics

There aren't just weapons and armor that count as gold class exotic -- you can also unlock exotic engrams for emotes, sparrows, and ships.

Exotic Type
Flip Out  Emote 
Salty  Emote
Six Shooter  Emote
Spicy Ramen Emote 
The Bandwagon  Ship 
Ego and Squid  Ship 
Eriana's Vengeance  Ship 
Rose And Bone Ship 
Symmetry Flight  Ship 
Takanome Wings Ship 
Hastilude Sparrow 
Dians Emrys Sparrow 
Vanishing Point Sparrow 


Salty Exotic Emote

There will almost certainly be more exotics of all types added down the line, and there may be some we've missed. Have you found any others? Let us know in the comments section below!

If you need help with any other aspect of this shared world shooter, be sure to check out our other Destiny 2 guides for more tips and tricks:

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Published Sep. 12th 2017

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