The best Exotic weapons in Destiny 2 – Season of Arrivals

The best of the best.

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Destiny 2 has plenty of Exotic weapons to choose from, but with all those options, it can be a little difficult to figure out exactly what you want to track down and add to your arsenal. Some of these weapons are hidden behind some long quests, so you don’t want to waste all that time just to earn yourself a lemon. In this article, we will run through some of the best Exotics weapons in Destiny 2 and how to get them. 

The Trinity Ghoul

The Trinity Ghoul is an Exotic bow that you can get from any Exotic Engram source in the game. It becomes an incredible option when you get the catalyst for it, which will cause chains of Arc damage to travel to enemies when you kill someone with arc energy. The catalyst will also greatly increase the bows draw speed and charge speed. Once the catalyst is up and running, this weapon becomes one of the best bows in the game.

Outbreak Perfected

The Outbreak Perfected is an Exotic Pulse Rifle that you can get by completing the relevant Exotic quest. Rapid hits and precision kills with this weapon will generate SIVA nanite swarms that hunt down and damage enemies. It can also take advantage of season mods that will apply the ability to interrupt Unstoppable champions to all Pulse Rifles, making it even stronger this season.

The Anarchy

The Anarchy Exotic Grenade Launcher can create chains of arc energy that will melt anything that moves through them, making it a highly sought after Exotic weapon. You can get the Anarchy from the Scourge of the Past raid.

The Ace of Spades

Exotic Hand Cannons come and go, but the Ace of Spades is eternal. One of the best Hand Cannons in the game, it can do substantial damage to enemies thanks to the Memonto Mori perk, which will give you a magazine full of harder-hitting rounds if you reload after getting a kill. To get this, you will need to complete the Cayde’s Will quest.

Bad Juju

While many people struggle to master the Bad Juju, this Exotic Pulse Rifle is definitely worth the effort. Lock away behind an Exotic Quest on Calus’ Leviathan, it will endless feed you super energy when you get kills, increases the damage of the weapon, and refills the magazine, as long as you keep killing enemies with it. Once again, it can also take advantage of Seasonal armor mods that grant it the ability to interrupt Unstoppable enemies.

Izanagi’s Burden

The Izanagi’s Burden is still one of the premier damage dealers in the game, as it can charge all ammo into a single shot, delivering huge damage in a very narrow window. To get this, you will need to take on a long quest, but it is still worth it.

Whisper of the Worm

Another fantastic Exotic Sniper Rifle, the Whisper of the Worm, can be obtained by finishing a special quest on Io. This one is a difficult trip for any new players, and a full Fireteam is absolutely recommended.


The Witherhoard is the Season of Arrivals Exotic that you can get from the Battle Pass. It is a superb Exotic Grenade Launcher, inflicting impact damage, damage over time, and area of effect damage on targets. While it has been balanced a little since the start of the season, it is still an absolute monster.

Eriana’s Vow

The Eriana’s Vow is one of Destiny 2’s most interesting weapon, being an Exotic Hand Cannon that plays like a Fusion Rifle. It’s a superb weapon, and you can currently only get it by using the Exotic Cipher you get from your Battle Pass at Rahoul in the Tower. It really is something you should grab if you don’t have it.


You can only get the Divinity Exotic Trace Rifle in the Garden of Salvation Raid, but it is definitely worth the effort. It will not only damage enemies, but it will also make any other damage sources to that enemy hit harder, making it a fantastic endgame activity weapon.