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Destiny 2: Exotic Armour guide - Every Hunter, Titan and Warlock armour set

A list of every Exotic armor piece and their perks in Destiny 2.

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On this page you'll find every Destiny 2 Exotic Armour set in the game, including a breakdown of how to get them and their individual perks.

If you want your Guardian to wear the very finest garbs available in Destiny 2, you’re going to have to get your hands on some Exotic Armour. A step above Legendary Armour, the Exotic variety not only looks fancier, but delivers a greater boost to your overall stats - even changing the way you’ll play. Only those who can fight their way through the toughest Raids and defeat the hardest bosses will be able to obtain these sought-after armour sets, but if you do, they’ll elevate you above the competition in stats as well as style.

Want to tackle some of the toughest content in Destiny 2? You’ll want to kit out your Guardian with an Exotic armour piece. There’s a lot of snazzy armour lurking in Destiny 2’s universe and we’ve put together a handy guide outlining every single one and how you can get your mitts on them in the sections below.

When you're done checking out this awesome new gear, make sure you have a look through our core Destiny 2 guide for details of everything else that's coming with the next game in the series.

Editor's UPDATE #3: We’ve given this guide a huge makeover since the game’s launch and we now have a list of every piece of Exotic armour in Destiny 2. We've linked a video which covers all of the Titan Exotic Armour pieces in the game just below amd it's incredibly useful. We’ll also continue updating our Exotic armour guide over time with some extra insight and opinion on what gear we think you should equip. Do make sure you check out our Exotic weapon guide for an in depth look at some of the best weaponry in the game.

The Best Titan Exotic Armour Pieces

We've linked a video above which provides a great breakdown of how each Exotic Titan armour piece performs in both PVE and PVP. After watching it you'll know exactly what you'll want to grind for, so do make sure you give the video a thumbs up to support its creator.

The Best Warlock Exotic Armour Pieces

If you're after a comprehensive look at how each of the Warlock's Exotic armour pieces perform both in PVE and PVP, we've linked a video above by Datto goes through this all in great detail. He starts off with helmets before moving onto robes, gauntlets and finally boots. It's incredibly helpful knowing which armour pieces are strong in the current meta and should make equipping the right piece a little easier.

Hunter Exotic Armour

Exotic ArmourTypeUnlock Method
Celestial NighthawkHelmetEngram, reward or vendor
FoetracerHelmetEngram, reward or vendor
Knucklehead RadarHelmetEngram, reward or vendor
Mechaneer's TricksleevesGauntletsEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
Young Ahamkara's SpineGauntletsEngram, reward or vendor
Lucky RaspberryChestEngram, reward or vendor
Raiden FluxChestEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
The Dragon's ShadowChestEngram, reward or vendor
Lucky PantsLegsEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
Orpheus RigLegsEngram, reward or vendor
ST0MP-EE5LegsEngram, reward or vendor

*Sloane will give you the option between three Exotics upon completion of the Riptide story mission on Titan. You can still obtain these Exotics through the other methods.

Titan Exotic Armour

Exotic ArmourTypeUnlock Method
Insurmountable SkullfortHelmetEngram, reward or vendor
Mask of the Quiet OneHelmetEngram, reward or vendor
ACD/0 Feedback FenceGauntletsEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
Doom Fang PauldronGauntletsEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
SynthoceptsGauntletsEngram, reward or vendor
Actium War RigChestEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
Crest of Alpha LupiChestEngram, reward or vendor
Hallowfire HeartChestEngram, reward or vendor
DunemarchersLegsEngram, reward or vendor
Lion RampantLegsEngram, reward or vendor
PeacekeepersLegsEngram, reward or vendor

*Sloane will give you the option between three Exotics upon completion of the Riptide story mission on Titan. You can still obtain these Exotics through the other methods.

Warlock Exotic Armour

Exotic ArmourTypeUnlock Method
Crown of TempestsHelmetEngram, reward or vendor
Eye of Another WorldHelmetEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
Nezarec's SinHelmetEngram, reward or vendor
Skull of Dire AhamkaraHelmetEngram, reward or vendor
Karnstein ArmletsGauntletsEngram, reward or vendor
SunbracersGauntletsEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
Winter's GuileGauntletsEngram, reward or vendor
Starfire ProtocolChestEngram, reward or vendor
Wings of Sacred DawnChestEngram, reward, vendor or Quest*
Lunafaction BootsLegsEngram, reward or vendor
Transversive StepsLegsEngram, reward or vendor

*Sloane will give you the option between three Exotics upon completion of the Riptide story mission on Titan. You can still obtain these Exotics through the other methods.

Hunter Exotic Armour Perks

Celestial Nighthawk

  • Trait: Hawkeye Hack - Modifies Golden Gun to fire a single, high-damage shot. Enemies eliminated by the shot explode.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Foe Tracer

  • Trait: Relentless Tracker - Visually marks targeted enemies. Deals more damage to low-health marked enemies.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Knucklehead Radar

  • Trait: Upgraded Sensor Pack -Provides radar while aiming.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod -Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Mechaneer's Tricksleeves

  • Trait: Spring-Loaded Mounting - Increases Sidearm ready and reload speed.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

Young Ahamkara's Spine

  • Trait: Wish-Dragon Teeth - Increases Tripmine Grenade duration and marks enemies damaged by the blast.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

Lucky Raspberry

  • Trait: Probability Matrix - Increases the chaining capabilities of Arc Bolt Grenade and has a chance to recharge it each time it deals damage.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

Raiden Flux

  • Trait: Synapse Junctions - Quick successive attacks with Arc Staff increase its damage output and duration.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

The Dragon's Shadow

  • Trait: Wraithmetal Mail - Grants increased movement and weapon handling speed for a short time after dodging.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

Lucky Pants

  • Trait: Illegally Modded Holster - Increases Hand Cannon ready speed and initial accuracy.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

Orpheus Rig

  • Trait: Uncanny Arrows - Provides ability energy for each enemy tethered by Shadowshot anchors.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

ST0MP-EE5

  • Trait: Hydraulic Boosters - Increases sprint speed and slide distance. Improves double jump.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

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Titan Exotic Armour Perks

Insurmountable Skullfort

  • Trait: Transfusion Matrix - Kills with Arc melee abilities trigger health regeneration and restore melee energy.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Mask of the Quiet One

  • Trait: Dreaded Visage - Grants Melee, Grenade, and Class Ability energy when damaged. Void Ability kills grant health regeneration.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

ACD/0 Feedback Fence

  • Trait: Fury Conductors - Melee kills build up explosive energy within the ACD/0 Feedback Fence. Being struck by a melee attack unleashes this energy in a devastating explosion.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Doom Fang Pauldron

  • Trait: Horns of Doom - Shield Bash melee kills recharge Shield Throw. Melee ability kills recharge Sentinel Shield Super.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Synthocepts

  • Trait: Biotic Enhancements - Increased melee lunge range. Improved melee damage when surrounded.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Actium War Rig

  • Trait: Auto-Loading Link - Steadily reloads a portion of your equipped Auto Rifle's magazine from reserves.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Crest of Alpha Lupi

  • Trait: Survival Well - Generates an additional Orb of Light from Supers and a healing pulse when Barricade is activated.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Hallowfire Heart

  • Trait: Sunfire Furnace - Greatly improves the recharge rate of your Solar abilities while Hammer of Sol is charged.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Dunemarchers

  • Trait: Linear Actuators - Increases sprint speed. Sprinting builds up a static charge. After melee-attacking an enemy, that charge will chain damage to nearby enemies.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Lion Rampant

  • Trait: Jump Jets - Provides additional aerial maneuverability.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Peacekeepers

  • Trait: Mecha Holster - Reloads stowed Submachine Guns and allows you to ready them instantly.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Warlock Exotic Armour Perks

Crown of Tempests

  • Trait: Conduction Tines - Arc ability kills increase the recharge rate of your Arc abilities.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Eye of Another World

  • Trait: Cerebral Uplink - Highlights priority targets and improves the regeneration speed of your Grenade, Melee, and Rift abilities.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Nezarec's Sin

  • Trait: Abyssal Extractors - Void-damage kills increase ability energy recharge rate.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Skull of Dire Ahamkara

  • Trait: Actual Grandeur - Provides additional damage resistance during Nova Bomb. Nova Bomb kills grant Super energy.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Karnstein Armlets

  • Trait: Vampire's Caress - Melee attacks grant health recovery and Melee, Grenade, and Class Ability energy.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Sunbracers

  • Trait: Helium Spirals - Increases the duration of Solar Grenades and grants grenade energy on Solar melee hits.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

Winter's Guile

  • Trait: Warlord's Sigil - Eliminating enemies with melee attacks increases your melee damage.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.

Starfire Protocol

  • Trait: Fusion Harness - Provides an additional Fusion Grenade charge. Fusion Grenade kills grant Rift energy.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Wings of Sacred Dawn

  • Trait: Tome of Dawn - When Dawnblade is equipped, aiming weapons while in midair suspends you there for a short time. Precision hits extend this effect's duration.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod - Increased Health Recovery.

Lunafaction Boots

  • Trait: Alchemical Etchings - Your Rifts gain the additional ability to automatically reload allies' weapons.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

Transversive Steps

  • Trait: Strange Protractor - While sprinting, movement speed is increased and energy weapons are automatically reloaded.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod - Increased Mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod - Increased Resilience.

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