Destiny 2 Hunter Armor: Best Exotics, Fashion and Armor sets

by | Oct 3, 2023

You obviously want your Guardian to look great while being powerful enough to tackle the game’s tougher challenges. There’s a lot to take into account here, including your Exotic of choice, the build around it, and the way it all comes together to look good.

This all can seem daunting early on, but trust me, it’s pretty easy to get started. This guide will help every step of the way and help you choose an Exotic, find great-looking armor sets, and finally, put it all together to create some dope Hunter fashion.

Best Hunter Exotics

We reviewed and ranked every single Hunter exotic here. But today, we focus only on the absolute best Exotics for PvE and PvP, and more precisely, the Exotics we consider to be S-tier. As you can only equip one Exotic at a time, your choice of what Exotic armor to use matters greatly, as it can take an entire build and/or subclass to new heights. These are the top-tier Hunter Exotics we recommend:

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For the record, these are the different Tier levels used for this ranking:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking armor.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong armor, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier – Average: Decent choices that can be lethal in the hands of a skilled player.
  • C Tier – Weak: The middle of the pack, somewhat mediocre.
  • D Tier – Worst: Lagging behind the competition, these don’t have much to offer.

💠 Find the complete Exotic tier list in our Hunter Exotics: Ranked guide.

How to farm Exotic armor

Farming specific Exotic armor pieces used to be impossible, but nowadays, you can run Legend or Master Lost Sectors solo to farm Exotics. Plus, all of the newest Exotic armor pieces can only be found in Legend/Master Lost Sectors.

PS: Do you main another class? Titans, Warlocks, we’ve got you covered too!

Best Hunter armor sets

Once you have found and Masterworked your Exotic of choice, you’ll want to combine it with some top-tier legendary armor pieces.

Looks are subjective, of course, but when it comes to the best-looking armor sets in Destiny 2, you’ll generally find them within endgame content (as it should be). Endgame content being the most difficult, it’s only natural it rewards players with the best gear there is. Did I mention endgame armor also comes with some of the highest stats out there? These are, therefore, perfect to supplement a lethal Hunter build.

Hunter endgame armor can be resumed to the Raid, Dungeon, and Trials of Osiris armor sets:

Hunter Raid & Dungeon armor sets

CategoryHunter SetObtainable?SourceHunter PreviewReleased
End GameBite of TrepidationYesRoot of Nightmares RaidBite of Trepidation Armor HunterSeason 20
End GameDarkhollowYesKing's Fall RaidDarkhollow Armor HunterSeason 18
End GameResonant FuryYesVow of the Disciple RaidResonant Fury Armor HunterSeason 16
End GamePrime ZealotYesVault of Glass RaidPrime Zealot Armor HunterSeason 14
End GameLegacy's OathYesDeep Stone Crypt RaidLegacy's Oath Armor HunterSeason 12
End GameKentarch 3YesGarden of Salvation RaidDestiny 2 Of Righteousness Hunter maleSeason 08
End GameShadow of SilenceNoCrown of Sorrow RaidShadow of Silence Set Hunter MaleSeason 07
End GameBladesmith's MemoryNoScourge of the Past RaidDestiny 2 Bladesmith's Memory Hunter femaleSeason 05
End GameGreat HuntYesLast Wish RaidThe Great Hunt Set Hunter MaleSeason 04
End GameEquitis ShadeNoSpire of Stars Raid LairEquitis Shade Set Hunter MaleSeason 03
End GameFeltrocNoEater of Worlds Raid LairFeltroc Set Hunter MaleSeason 02
End GameAce-DefiantNoLeviathan RaidAce-Defiant Set Hunter MaleSeason 01

HunterTrials Of Osiris armor sets

CategoryHunter SetObtainable?SourceHunter PreviewReleased
CrucibleAtavistic IdolYesTrials of OsirisAtavistic Idol Armor HunterSeason 17
CruciblePyrrhic AscentYesTrials of Osiris FocusingPyrrhic Ascent Armor HunterSeason 13
CrucibleExileYesTrials of Osiris FocusingExile Armor HunterSeason 10

💠 Find full set images of every Armor set (Titan, Hunter, and Warlock) in our Destiny 2 Armor Collection.

Best Hunter Fashion

This is where it all comes together. Properly combining your Exotic with some top-tier armor is what leads to a great-looking Guardian. To help you find some inspiration, these are some of the best Hunter fashion we’ve spotted on contests and community round-ups these past few months:

Ishiku - Round 4 Hunter fashion Destiny 2

Ishiku Hunter fashion, Destiny 2

Ishiku - Round 2 Hunter fashion Destiny 2

Ishiku, Hunter fashion

OXI - Round 2 Oxi Hunter fashion Destiny 2

OX, Hunter fashion

Bugsydestroyer - Round 5 Hunter fashion Destiny 2

Bugsydestroyer, Hunter fashion

xaane143 - Round 3 Hunter fashion Destiny 2

xaane143, Hunter fashion

Jcm_unlimited - Round 1 Sol Hunter fashion Destiny 2

Jcm_unlimited, Hunter fashion

💠 Find more top-tier Hunter fashion examples in our Destiny 2 Fashion hub.

Your turn

You now know everything there is to know about Hunter armor in Destiny 2, including Legendary and Exotic pieces. So what’s your favorite Hunter armor piece in the game right now?

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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