Destiny 2 Best Exotic Armor For Hunters

There is often no greater feeling while playing Destiny 2 than coming across an exotic engram. From the sound effect of picking one up to the surprise of what awaits the player inside. Exotics are highly sought after by Destiny Keepers, and players are always on the lookout for the best of the best.



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With the three classes, Hunter, Warlock, and Titan, each class has its unique Exotics in Destiny 2. Whether used for fashion, PvP, or PvE, each has its uses. However, only certain Exotics can be the best Exotic armor, and only one piece can be equipped at a time.

ten Omnioculus

The Omnioculus is a chest piece that grants players access to a second smoke bomb charge. While using the Smoke Bomb Charge, players have damage resistance and can turn invisible. They can also make allies invisible and will gain melee energy for the duration of their invisibility.

If the player is skilled enough, they can be invisible forever. This is due to the melee charge used for the Smoke Bomb. The increased toughness and stealth ability is useful for both PvE and PvP. The only downside is that this Exotic is only useful as a Void subclass.

9 The Sixth Coyote

As a Neutral Exotic, this chest piece does not require other subclasses like Void. What makes the Sixth Coyote useful is the ability to get a second dodge charge. Dodging can be a hunter’s best friend and can get them out of sticky situations. Whether it’s dodging an explosion or a well-timed sniper shot.

If the player pairs this Exotic with the Nightstalker subclass and Gambler’s Dodge, the sixth coyote will further boost his dodge. The player will be able to dodge twice, as well as use an additional melee charge, to make them invisible for a short time.

8 Bakris Mask

One of the most recent subclasses of Destiny 2 was that of Stasis. With the Mask of Bakris equipped, this helmet allowed players to replace their dodge ability with a quick change, which partially masks them. After moving, the player has increased damage from Arc weapons and damage dealt to slowed or frozen enemies.

Essentially, this mask allows players to teleport short distances, but at the cost of an extended cooldown. While using the Mask of Bakris, players will gain increased Arc weapon damage, which can be useful against PvE enemies and PvP areas.

seven Spathe of Ophidia

This exotic chest piece allows players to use two knives per melee charge. It is only available with the Solar subclass and best paired with the middle tree for the Gunslinger. This is due to the higher availability of Playing With Fire and The Burning Edge, both of which increase melee and dodge energy regeneration.

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It might not be the best Exotic of the bunch, but in PvP it can be useful to quickly throw two knives at an enemy when the player needs to reload. It could very well be the exoticism that saves the players’ lives. It’s also a pretty satisfying way to get a kill.

6 Eon Swift

Part of the charm of Aeon Swift comes from the ability to have an additional mod socket used for Aeon Cult mods. Players will not need Legendary Shards for these mods. These gauntlets can be used for any subclass, but are best paired as a Support style class, specifically Void or Stasis.

Since this Exotic is more favorable than most, it’s best used in a Fireteam for PvE. Such bonuses can potentially grant near infinite ammo to the team during Nightfalls. It can also be used in PvP, almost like a lone wolf, with an ability granting a 20/25% increase in class ability when killing an ally.


5 Rig Orpheus

To maximize the potential of the Orpheus Rig, players should use these boots in the Void subclass. It is best used in a PvE environment and can act as a great support mechanism for the whole team. Whether in casual strikes, GM Nightfalls or intense Raids.

The player receives ability energy for each enemy that has been attached by Deadfall Anchors. Moebius Quiver has more strokes. When using Moebius Quiver, players can fire another volley during their super to allow for more damage on bosses and additional better control by firing more tethers.

4 worm crown

Another great Exotic helmet used for both PvE and PvP, the Wormhusk Crown pairs perfectly with the Vanishing Step aspect of the Nightstalker subclass. While dodging, the Crown Wormhusk will heal the player. An incredible feat, but not the only one.

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If the player uses it while paired with invisibility on a dodge, the player can receive a healing burst and then receive a safety net to further heal or recover, thanks to an invisibility ability. This can be great when outnumbered by AI enemies and competing Guardians in the Crucible and all maps.

3 The shadow of the dragon

Everyone has experienced death in a video game. More often than not, the player would have fallen into a room and fired their shot, only to enter a reload animation. Everyone has been there. The beauty of this Exotic chest, The Dragon’s Shadow, is that the player can use their dodge to reload.

After dodging, the player will find that all their weapons have been reloaded and their movement speed and weapon handling speed are increased for a short time. It’s a great Exotic to make sure ammo is constantly in the gun and doesn’t want to be manually placed in the gun.

2 Celestial nightjar

Each class in Destiny 2 strengthens its strength. Still, there seems to be a real champion among the Gunslinger Solar subclass players for Hunters. The Celestial Nighthawk, an exotic helmet, shows the enemies of the Light true power. He modifies Golden Gun to fire a single shot, one with immense power and accuracy.

The Bottom Tree Gunslinger is best for the Celestial Nighthawk, and will provide them with instant high damage on the single hit used. It’s great for clearing rooms of adds and unstoppable against certain bosses, making it a must-have in PvE.

1 St0mp-EE5

With an increase in sprint speed, glide distance, and jumps, the St0mp-EE5 is a must-have. Combined with the Strafe Jump, the St0mp-EE5 offers generous and incredible movement during jumps. The ability to move at extraordinary speeds and jump higher allows for a faster flow of combat, and one that will always allow the player to outwit enemies in the Crucible.

PvP often consists of quick movements and actions. St0mp-EE5 Exotic Leg Pieces greatly improve player agility and give them the best movement a Guardian can have of any class. While it’s PvP heavy, the ability to perform bigger jumps in PvE jump puzzles also makes it a must-have.

Destiny 2 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia.

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