As you can probably imagine even if you haven't played Destiny so far, a huge part of the draw of the series is the Exotic weapons, Exotic armor, and other high end loot items in Destiny 2. Players can grind the same missions and levels for hours on end, purely with the end goal of obtaining a single Exotic weapon or Exotic armor item for their character. In this Destiny 2 exotic items guide, we'll be running down the very best Destiny 2 Exotic weapons and armor pieces you can hope to find in the game, in this Destiny 2 Exotics Guide, as well as where you can find them.
Should you need anything else whatsoever on Destiny 2 that isn't exotic related, including our complete guide to the brand new Farm social hub space, as well as mission and level walkthroughs like Homecoming and the Inverted Spire, head over to our Destiny 2 guides walkthrough hub.
Destiny 2 Exotic Weapons and Armor Guide
So, why might you want to obtain the very best Destiny 2 Exotic items in the game? As with any online multiplayer game, you want to get your hands on the best weapons and armor for your character, and Destiny 2 is no exception to this. The best Destiny 2 items allow your character to both deal out and withstand increasing amounts of damage.
All throughout playing Destiny 2, you'll see your overall level, as well as your Power level. While the standard level of your character caps at 20, your Power level can increase to beyond 300, and is determined by the damage rating of your weapons, and protection rating of your armor pieces. It's the Power level of your character that determines whether you're strong enough to enter elite endgame activities like Nightfall Strikes and Raids, which in turn offer the best Destiny 2 loot items in the game.
Simply put, you need to get your hands on the best Destiny 2 weapons and armor items. It's nowhere near as complex as it sounds, but your Power level is fairly crucial to experiencing all the game modes that Destiny 2 has to offer.
Just below, we've got our own Destiny 2 Exotic weapons and armor guides. These guides will tell you exactly what the very best weapons and armor items are in Destiny 2, as well as detailing any character perks they come with, and where you can find them in the game.
While each class, be it a Hunter, Titan, or Warlock, always has their own individual Super Abilities and subclass, they also have unique armor that the other two classes don't have access to. This isn't the case with weapons, as there are no class-specific weapons in Destiny 2, but there are class-specific armor pieces, including the Crest of the Alpha Lupi armor for the Titan, or the Ego Talon IV armor piece for the Warlock.
Whatever the case, we'll be sure to denote any class-specific items whenever we come across them in our Destiny 2 Exotic items guides, so you don't waste your time chasing down an elusive item for the wrong character.
Remember that we'll always be updating our Destiny 2 Exotics guides with every new item that Bungie releases into the game. If the Curse of Osiris, or any other future DLC installments bring any new Exotic items into the game, you can be sure to hear about them here first.
Destiny 2 Best Exotic Weapons
For a more visual look at exotics, check out the video below showing the best Destiny 2 Exotics you need to get your hands on.
We've got loads more Destiny 2 for you on USGamer. Check out our Destiny 2 Crucible Guide. We've got info on finding Xur in Destiny 2, and a look at exotic weapons in Destiny 2 (including how to get the Rat King in Destiny 2 and how to get the Mida Multi-Tool in Destiny 2) and exotic armor.
The first, brand new Destiny 2 Raid has just launched into the wild for players to take on, and it's already proving to one be one of the most challenging fights ever, even for the most experienced Destiny veterans. Head over to our Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid guide for a complete walkthrough of the entire Raid.
Make sure to check back on this post for all the new details about Destiny 2 weapons and armor that we can find, as well as whenever Bungie adds any new high level weapons or armor to the game.
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