Destiny 2 Mothkeeper’s Wraps: How to get it & Best Build

by | Sep 6, 2023

With the release of Season of the Witch, Hunters can get their hands on one of the most unique Exotic armor piece ever released. These Exotic arms give you the opportunity to wield the Lucent Moths against your enemies, but does it beat out the top Hunter Exotics?

In this article, we’ll cover how to get the Mothkeeper’s Wraps, how the exotic works, and the best build to pair it with.

How to get the Mothkeeper’s Wraps Exotic arms

There are currently two methods to obtain new Exotics. The first method is to run Legend or Master Lost Sectors. Exotics are a random drop, and you need to get a Platinum clear to have any chance at getting a drop.

The second method is the Vex Strike Force public event. This method came with the release of Lightfall and is a random event that can occur in the Vex Incursion Zone. Every Vex Strike Force clear will give you a guaranteed exotic, and typically, there are plenty of players there, meaning you don’t have to deal with the event by yourself.

Once you obtain the Mothkeeper’s Wraps, they can drop from any engram drop, which, of course, comes from simply playing the game, but high-difficulty Nightfalls drop them quite often.

Mothkeeper's Wraps Exotic screen

Mothkeeper’s Wraps Exotic, Destiny 2

Mothkeeper’s Wraps: How to master it

The Mothkeeper’s Wraps is a pretty simple exotic to understand as it just modifies your grenade ability to be a couple of Lucent Moths.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Mothkeeper’s Wraps art

Mothkeeper's Wraps

HunterArmsSeason 22Lost SectorsSeason 22Lightfall Preorder icon
Season 22
Exotic Perk: "Your grenade becomes a cage of loyal moths that release on impact and fly toward the nearest target or ally. If they reach a target, they detonate in a blinding explosion; if they reach an ally, the moths grant your ally a Void overshield."

The perk in-game isn’t too specific, but thanks to, we have some exact numbers.

  • The grenade cooldown is set to 73 seconds, with two moths being released on detonation
  • Moths that spawn closest to an enemy are Arc-coloured and chase enemies, exploding in a 4-metre radius, blinding enemies.
  • Moths that spawn closest to an ally are Void-coloured and chase allies much faster, providing a 22.5HP Void Overshield on contact.

It’s important to note that the moths don’t have a lasting damage effect, meaning players can’t use them to zone off enemies. This can make the Mothkeeper’s Wraps rather tricky to use, as Hunter doesn’t have many single-target grenades that are powerful. However, the burst damage can be used against Major or Boss enemies.

Best Mothkeeper’s Wraps Builds this Season

Mothkeeper’s Wraps stand out as they work with every single subclass. However, one subclass stands out from the rest.

Mothkeeper’s Wraps Hunter Exotic featured

Mothkeeper’s Wraps Hunter Exotic, Destiny 2

The Mothkeeper’s Eclipse

Excels In: Medium Difficulty Content

Mandatory Gear: You will need The Mothkeeper’s Wraps, Ex Diris, and the Widow’s Silk Aspect on Threadrunner.

  • Aspects: Widow’s Silk is necessary, and Ensnaring Slam will be the best pick for the second Aspect; however, Whirling Maelstrom and Threaded Specter both work great, too.
  • Fragments: Thread of Generation, Thread of Mind, Thread of Warding, and Thread of Continuity.
  • Abilities: No specific abilities are needed.
  • Stats: Resilience is a must-have, and Discipline and Mobility are the other two stats to focus on.
  • Mods:
    • Helmet: Arc Siphon and Ashes to Assets
    • Arms: Firepower, Grenade Kickstart
    • Chest: Damage Resistance mods
    • Legs: Innervation, Recuperation, and Arc Weapon Surge
    • Bond: Bomber x2 and Powerful Attraction

Gameplay Loop

Start by getting multi-kills with Ex Diris. This will spawn Orbs and plenty of moths on the field. You can use your grenade moths quite liberally, as you have three charges, and get them back through Thread of Generation, Bomber, or Innervation. Simply continue your killing spree with the bonus damage from the Arc Weapon Surge and the assistance of your legion of loyal moths.

Make sure to throw your Lucent Moths intelligently. If you need an Overshield, you can throw it close to you so one of the moths can come to help you out. Alternatively, you can use your dodge to collect all nearby Orbs to gain a bump in health and grenade energy.

This build can also work in a team as the moths can help out your Fireteam members, giving them an overshield, or you can quickly fire out all three moth grenade charges to burst down a tanky enemy, dealing considerable damage.

This build has plenty of variety and is incredibly fun to pull off in average-difficulty content. It is all about spawning creatures, doing your bidding, and going on a massive killing spree with an auto-reloading Grenade Launcher.

Before you go…

Don’t miss the two other Exotics released this Season, the Briarbinds Warlock Exotic and the Pyrogale Gauntlets Titan Exotic.

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Matthew Evans
Matthew Evans
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