New Exotic Armor in Destiny 2: Lightfall and Season 20

by | Feb 28, 2023

Destiny 2 is all about chasing the latest and greatest loot. And for that reason, you can expect new weapons and armor to grab all the headlines at the launch of a new Season or DLC.

We will help you keep track of all the new shiny loot, focusing on the most sought-after items in the game: Exotics. And if you’re interested in slightly older Exotics, our Exotics Tier list covers every Exotic weapon available in Destiny 2.

Season 20 Exotic armor

Every new season comes, in general, with a new piece of Exotic armor per class (full expansions, such as Lightfall, tend to include two pieces of armor per class). These are the Exotic armor pieces released with Lightfall and Season of Defiance (S20):

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Cadmus Ridge Lancecap Titan exotic

Cadmus Ridge Lancecap

TitanHelmLightfallLost SectorsSeason 20Lightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Diamond Lances create Stasis crystals on impact when thrown, with more crystals created by hitting bosses and vehicles. While using a Stasis subclass and behind your rally barricade, rapid precision hits and combatant final blows with a Stasis weapon creates a Diamond Lance near you."
Abeyant Leap Titan exotic

Abeyant Leap

TitanLegsLightfallLost SectorsSeason 20Lightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Drengr's Lash spawns two additional projectiles, tracks targets more aggressively, and travels farther. Gain Woven Mail when suspending targets."
Cyrtarachne's Facade Hunter exotic

Cyrtarachne's Facade

HunterHelmLightfallLost SectorsSeason 20Lightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Gain Woven Mail when activating grapple. Increased flinch resistance while Woven Mail is active."
Speedloader Slacks Hunter exotic

Speedloader Slacks

HunterLegsLightfallLost SectorsSeason 20Lightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Dodging boosts reload speed, handling, and airborne effectiveness for you and nearby allies. While the buff is active, final blows and additional dodges increase the buff strength and refresh the timer. Maxes out at 5 stacks."
Ballidorse Wrathweavers Warlock exotic

Ballidorse Wrathweavers

WarlockArmsLightfallLost SectorsSeason 20Lightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Your Winter's Wrath Shockwave deals increased shatter damage. Allies in range of your Shockwave gain an overshield and increased damage with Stasis weapons."
Swarmers Warlock exotic


WarlockLegsLightfallLost SectorsSeason 20Lightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Destroying a Tangle spawns a Threadling. Your Threadlings unravel targets that they damage."

Exotics deep dive

Cyrtarachne’s Façade Hunter Exotic

Cyrtarachne’s Façade (Hunter Exotic Helm)

After grappling, this Exotic helmet gives extra protection as Hunters gain body armor (only body, head still vulnerable) and flinch resistance.

See through the fear and close the gap, Hunter. The Weave will strengthen your defenses and steady your nerves.


Abeyant Leap Titan Exotic

Abeyant Leap (Titan Exotic Legs)

When Titans use their Barricade, it gives extra armor to its wielder and spawns two additional seeking projectiles that track targets aggressively and suspend them.

A Titan’s control of the battlefield is absolute. Suspend your rivals and bolster your armor as they patiently await your permission to stand.


Swarmers Warlock Exotic

Swarmers (Warlock Exotic Legs)

This new Exotic leg armor allows Warlocks to create Threadlings to infest and attack enemies after destroying a tangle.

Warlocks understand nothing is ever truly created or destroyed. Reshape the Weave, reveal the Threadlings, and infest your enemies.

Year 4 Exotic armor

While it was disappointing that no new Exotic armor was released last season (Season of the Seraph), we received a fair amount of new exotic pieces during the year of The Witch Queen DLC, otherwise known as Year 4 of Destiny 2.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Fallen Sunstar Warlock Exotic

Fallen Sunstar

WarlockHelmThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 18
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Ionic traces you create move faster and grant you additional ability energy. Nearby allies also gain ability energy when you collect an ionic trace."
Gyrfalcon's Hauberk Hunter Exotic

Gyrfalcon's Hauberk

HunterChestThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 18
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Your weapons gain a bonus to damage briefly after you emerge from being invisible. When you are invisible and defeat a combatant using a finisher, you and your nearby allies gain a reserve overshield and improved class ability regen. These reserve overshields can be deployed by using a class ability."
Point-Contact Cannon Brace Titan Exotic

Point-Contact Cannon Brace

TitanArmsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 18
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Defeating targets with your Thunderclap melee restores melee energy. Targets near you when you use your Thunderclap suffer lightning strikes; being amplified increases the range of these lightning strikes."
Second Chance Titan Destiny 2 art

Second Chance

TitanArmsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 17
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Gain a second charge of your Shield Throw melee, which becomes shield-piercing and stuns Barrier Champions."
Caliban's Hand Hunter Destiny 2 art

Caliban's Hand

HunterArmsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 17
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Your Proximity Knife scorches targets it damages with its explosions, or ignites targets on a direct hit. After throwing a Proximity Knife, you gain increased melee regeneration until the knife explodes."
Rain of Fire Warlock Destiny 2 art

Rain of Fire

WarlockLegsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 17
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Air dodge reloads all of your weapons and improves the airborne effectiveness of Fusion Rifles and Linear Fusion Rifles; final blows with these weapons make you radiant."
Loreley Splendor Helm Titan Destiny 2 art

Loreley Splendor Helm

TitanHelmThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 16
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "When you have Sun Warrior, your Sunspots heal you. When you are critically wounded, create a Sunspot at your location."
Hoarfrost-Z Titan Destiny 2 art v2


TitanChestThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 16
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "When using the Stasis subclass, your Barricade becomes a wall of Stasis crystals that slows nearby targets when created. Standing behind this barricade will grant you and your allies increased weapon reload speed, stability, and range."
Blight Ranger Hunter Destiny 2 art

Blight Ranger

HunterHelmThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 16
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Attacks you redirect with your Arc Staff deal massively increased damage and generate Orbs of Power for your allies."
Renewal Grasps Hunter Destiny 2 art

Renewal Grasps

HunterArmsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 16
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Your Duskfield grenades have a much larger effect radius. Allies inside the Duskfield take reduced damage and targets inside the area deal reduced damage."
Osmiomancy Gloves Warlock Destiny 2 art

Osmiomancy Gloves

WarlockArmsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 16
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Your Coldsnap grenades have an additional charge that recharges quicker on direct impact. The seeker spawned from Coldsnap grenades travels further."
Secant Filaments Warlock Destiny 2 art

Secant Filaments

WarlockLegsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 16
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Casting an empowering rift will grant you Devour. Damage dealt by you and your allies from within your empowering rift will disrupt combatants."

More Destiny 2 Exotic Armor Tier lists:

How to get the new Exotic armor in Destiny 2

Exotic armor can be obtained either from Exotic engrams or by completing Legend/Master Lost Sectors solo. Note that the Season pass offers several Exotic engrams. Xur also sells a single Exotic engram per weekend.

Destiny 2 Exotic Engram

There isn’t much more to say about Exotic engrams, only that they have a higher chance to drop from end-game activities. If collecting exotics is your priority, Nightfall: The Ordeals are for you. And the higher the difficulty, the higher the chance of getting one.

Lost Sector farming

If you’re looking for new Exotic armor specifically, those can only be farmed by completing Legend and Master Lost Sectors solo on specific days (Lost Sector rewards are on a daily rotation, one day will reward Legs pieces, the next day only Arms pieces, etc). You can read more about how to farm Legend and Master Lost Sectors here.

Before you go…

Not all Exotic armor was created equal. In spite of Bungie routinely buffing and nerfing specific Exotics every Season, some will always be superior. Some are definitely more worth farming than others. To help you figure this out, we recommend checking our Warlock, Titan, and Hunter Exotic tier lists.

Also, these are some of our latest guides featuring many of the exciting new features delivered with Lightfall and Season of Defiance:

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 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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