All the Destiny 2 Exotic weapons and armor items are some of the hardest loot to obtain in the game, even if you're a seasoned Destiny player. In this Destiny 2 Exotics guide, we'll be walking you through how to obtain some Exotic weapons and armor items that are actually locked behind quests, as well as pointing out the best Destiny 2 Exotics you can hope to obtain.
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 305, 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, you'll find our complete list of 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.
- Destiny 2 Exotic Weapons Guide
- Destiny 2 Exotic Armor Guide
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- Destiny 2 How to Get the MIDA Multi-Tool
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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.
Destiny 2 New Masterwork Weapon Tier
First revealed by Bungie on November 29 as part of the huge improvements to the game, the new Masterwork weapon tier is largely an improvement over the Legendary weapon tier, when the update launches right around December 12. You can see a Masterwork tier for Uriel's Gift just below, which adds a bonus of 10 to the reload speed of the weapon.
Aside from this statistical bonus between the Masterwork and Legendary tier, there will also be other bonus for the former. Masterwork weapons will generate orbs for you and your allies on multi-kills in the Crucible, and will also be able to track either your total kills with the weapon, or Crucible kills with it. We should note that the weapon bonuses that come with the Masterwork tier are actually random, and can be re-rolled from a small pool in Destiny 2.
This is everything we have right now on the upcoming Masterwork tier for Destiny 2, but should Bungie release anything else about the improvements, you can be sure that we'll update our guides to reflect it.
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.
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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