What are the best exotic weapons in Destiny 2?

Destiny 2 has a variety of Exotics available for weapons alone, so it can be jarring deciding which ones to focus. If you want more Exotic bang for your buck, check out this list of the best exotic weapons in Destiny 2 and become the ultimate Guardian of the Galax--I mean--Last City!

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    The Wish-Ender is an exotic combat bow available in Destiny 2. Its primary weapon perk is the Queen's Wrath. This perk allows users to see enemies behind walls while the sight is aimed down the bow is fully-drawn.

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    Roy Young
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "Not a huge fan of bows, but the main perk that this exotic weapon gives (which lets me see enemies through cover) is a good addition in every Destiny 2 match. Makes it easier for me to pinpoint opponents for my teammates."
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    #2Ace of Spades

    Ace of Spades

    The Ace of Spades is an exotic hand cannon from Destiny 2. The weapon's main perk gives a magazine a few extra-damage rounds after reloading after a kill. Additionally, it also grants radar while aiming down sights.

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    Zhang Yan
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "using this pistol, for some reason, makes me feel like a cowboy duelist from the wild west! this destiny 2 weapon is as exotic as it is deadly!"
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    #3MIDA Multi-Tool

    MIDA Multi-Tool

    The MIDA Multi-Tool is an exotic scout rifle from Destiny 2. Its main weapon perk boosts its user's overall movement speed, with the additional bonus of having its radar stay active even whilst aiming down sights.

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    José Juan Sotelo
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "when it comes to shooter and battle games, having a radar or map open at all times is important for victory and last minute strategizing. im glad the mida lets me see my radar even if im aiming down sights. lets me round those corners easily and effectively. stopping power and firerate is good too."


The world of Destiny 2 has continued to grow over the past two years since its launch and is slated to continue growing with the announcement of Shadowkeep. While the world itself has a lot to offer in terms of interaction, and just as many ways to destroy things with the number of weapons in the game, it is interesting to note the actual lore behind the tools of mass genocide you may or may not ever use in the game. The Wish Ender, for example, is an Exotic Kinetic bow that will allow the player to see through walls when aiming down sight. This relates to the bow’s original owner, Sjur Eido, the first holder of the title of “Queen’s Wrath” and the lover of Mara Sov. The lore of the weapon details what is possibly Sjur Eido’s final moments in the Reef War, ending with a final oath to rise again.

Another weapon to look at would be the Vigilance Wing. While Exotics drop randomly as a reward from Trials, the Vigilance Wing is an Exotic pulse rifle that was once a symbol of the Cult of Osiris. It was granted to people who successfully tackled the Trials of Osiris (before it became a PvP tournament) and joined their ranks. It represents the beliefs of the cult, in following the teachings of Osiris, in continuing to carry his legacy despite hardships. The lore then ends with a question directed at whoever RNGesus grants the weapon to: “will you honor the heralds who earned this weapon's honor and continue the hunt?”

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    #4Vigilance Wing

    Vigilance Wing

    Vigilance Wing is an exotic kinetic Pulse Rifle in FPS shooter video game Destiny 2. It has a 5-round burst setting contrary to the usual 3 and has a firing rate of 530 rounds per minute. 

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    Lu Sun
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "Pulse rifles in destiny 2 always had that exotic feel to it. With the addition of it being natural and reliable in every gunfight."
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    #5Graviton Lance

    Graviton Lance

    Graviton Lance is an exotic energy Pulse Rifle weapon on Destiny 2 capable of firing a two-shot burst, with the latter having high damage and recoil. It has a firing rate of 257 rounds per minute and causes Void damage.

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    Yu Qiao
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "Void damage is the best in D2. I like this exotic weapon. Hope I can get it soon!"
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    #6Lord of Wolves

    Lord of Wolves

    The Lord of Wolves is an exotic shotgun from Destiny 2. The weapon's main perk is the Shrapnel Launcher, which fires a powerful short-ranged burst, dealing Solar damage to its target. Additionally, defeating an opponent doubles the number of projectiles per shot for a short period of time.

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    Alexander Spencer
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "Good shotgun. Nice design as well. It's raw and brutish, pretty rare with exotic destiny guns. Nice power and main perk too! :D"
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    #7The Huckleberry

    The Huckleberry

    The Huckleberry is an exotic submachine gun from Destiny 2. Its main perk is Ride the Bull, which increases the weapon's rate of fire and recoil while the trigger is being held down. Gaining a kill with this weapon will also reload a portion of the magazine.

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    Daniel Antonio
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "I always prefer speed and mobility over raw power when it comes to shooting games. So being able to move around and shoot (vectoring) is an important must for me. Additionally, the refreshing roounds per kill also negates the need for constant reloads. We all know reloading can mean life or death in Destiny 2"


Best What are the best exotic weapons in Destiny 2
1Wish-EnderGame Elements 20 Paid
2Ace of SpadesGame Elements 11 Paid
3MIDA Multi-ToolGame Elements 9 Paid
4Vigilance WingGame Elements 2 Paid
5Graviton LanceGame Elements 2 Paid
6Lord of WolvesGame Elements 2 Paid
7The HuckleberryGame Elements 1 Paid

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