Best Destiny 2 Ships: All 103 Exotic ships ranked

by | Jul 23, 2021 | Items

We’ve covered all the Eververse items that will be available through Season 14, aka Season of the Splicer.

And while I made it abundantly clear on that post that not all items are worth the Silver (or Bright Dust), cool Ships are some of the few things I will never hesitate to purchase.

Ships are aplenty in Destiny 2. There are hundreds of rare, legendary, and Exotic ships in the game. But if you’re serious about it, only Exotic Ships are worth your while.

In this post, we’ll look at absolutely every Exotic ship in the game and rank them by looks from best to worst.


Destiny 2 Exotic Ships: Ranked

The table below includes all the Exotic Ships in Destiny 2. It includes images, a ranking, but equally importantly, availability and its source (in case you decide to chase some of these).

These are the different Tier levels used for this ranking:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier – Average: Decent choices.
  • C Tier – Weak: The middle of the pack, somewhat mediocre.
  • D Tier – Worst: Lagging behind the competition.

The list starts with the S Tier and moves down from there. It also covers both PVE and PVP, with the “Excels in” column clearly identifying where each weapon shines.

NameRank-ShipTierSourceObtainable now?Still Available?
A Thousand WingsS › BestA Thousand Wings ship Destiny 2 v2A Thousand Wings

S

Exotic questError icon V2No
The Platinum StarlingS › BestThe Platinium Starling ship Destiny 2 v2The Platinum Starling

S

100 Forged WeaponsError icon V2No
SolpiercerS › BestSolpiercer ship Destiny 2Solpiercer

S

Solstice of HeroesCheckmark icon V3Yes
Black PeregrineS › BestBlack Peregrine ship Destiny 2 v2Black Peregrine

S

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Glad TidingsS › BestGlad Tidings Destiny 2Glad Tidings

S

The DawningError icon V2No
Infected SeekerS › BestInfected Seeker ship Destiny 2Infected Seeker

S

EververseError icon V2No
Obsidian WingsS › BestObsidian Wings ship Destiny 2Obsidian Wings

S

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Ikora's ResolveS › BestIkora's Resolve ship Destiny 2Ikora's Resolve

S

EververseError icon V2No
Winds of ChangeS › BestWinds of Change ship Destiny 2Winds of Change

S

Trials of OsirisCheckmark icon V3Yes
Never Live it DownA › StrongNever Let it Down ship Destiny 2 v2Never Live it Down

A

Season 8 activitiesError icon V2No
ADA-1's Lone WolfA › StrongADA-1's Lone Wolf Destiny 2ADA-1's Lone Wolf

A

EververseError icon V2No
Argentate DuskA › StrongArgentate Dusk Destiny 2Argentate Dusk

A

Solstice of HeroesCheckmark icon V3Yes
Threat DisplayA › StrongThreat Display ship Destiny 2 v2Threat Display

A

EververseError icon V2No
Arrow of TimeA › StrongArrow of Time ship Destiny 2Arrow of Time

A

EververseError icon V2No
Callisto LancerA › StrongCallisto Lancer Ship Destiny 2Callisto Lancer

A

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Celestial KestrelA › StrongCelestial Kestrel ship Destiny 2Celestial Kestrel

A

EververseError icon V2No
Cerulean FlashA › StrongCerulean Flash ship Destiny 2Cerulean Flash

A

The DawningError icon V2No
Eriana's VengeanceA › StrongEriana's Vengeance ship Destiny 2Eriana's Vengeance

A

EververseError icon V2No
Estival ExcursionA › StrongEstival Excursion ship Destiny 2Estival Excursion

A

EververseError icon V2No
Halcyon CorvetteA › StrongHalcyon Corvette Destiny 2Halcyon Corvette

A

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Radiant AccipiterA › StrongRadiant Accipiter ship Destiny 2Radiant Accipiter

A

Exotic questCheckmark icon V3Yes
Refashioned ShapesA › StrongRefashioned Shapes Destiny 2Refashioned Shapes

A

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Sails of OsirisA › StrongSails of Osiris ship Destiny 2Sails of Osiris

A

EververseError icon V2No
Saint-14's Gray PigeonA › StrongSaint-14's Gray Pigeon ship Destiny 2Saint-14's Gray Pigeon

A

EververseError icon V2No
Silverwing KestrelA › StrongSilverwing Kestrel ship Destiny 2Silverwing Kestrel

A

The DawningError icon V2No
Sleepless FlightA › StrongSleepless Flight ship Destiny 2Sleepless Flight

A

Season 8 activitiesError icon V2No
Solar SailsA › StrongSolar Sails ship Destiny 2Solar Sails

A

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Stardevil PredatorA › StrongStardevil Predator Destiny 2Stardevil Predator

A

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
The ProdA › StrongThe Prod ship Destiny 2The Prod

A

EververseError icon V2No
Unfinal ShapesA › StrongUnfinal Shapes ship Destiny 2Unfinal Shapes

A

EververseError icon V2No
Unsecured/OutcryA › StrongUnsecured Outcry Ship Destiny 2Unsecured/Outcry

A

EververseError icon V2No
Victory's HeraldA › StrongVictory's Herald ship Destiny 2Victory's Herald

A

Guardian GamesError icon V2No
Waking NightmareA › StrongWaking Nightmare ship Destiny 2Waking Nightmare

A

EververseError icon V2No
Long Haul CruiserA › StrongLong Haul Cruiser ship Destiny 2Long Haul Cruiser

A

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Aeshnidae Fixed-WingB › AverageAeshnidae Fixed-Wing ship Destiny 2Aeshnidae Fixed-Wing

B

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Aeviternal XXIIB › AverageAeviternal XXII ship Destiny 2Aeviternal XXII

B

EververseError icon V2No
Amnestia-S2B › AverageAmnestia-S2 Destiny 2Amnestia-S2

B

The DawningError icon V2No
Aoki/Faas SL-65B › AverageAoki Faas SL-65 ship Destiny 2Aoki/Faas SL-65

B

EververseError icon V2No
Aureate DawnB › AverageAureate DawnAureate Dawn

B

Solstice of HeroesCheckmark icon V3Yes
Bayle's AerodyneB › AverageBayle's Aerodyne ship Destiny 2Bayle's Aerodyne

B

EververseError icon V2No
Canopus WingB › AverageCanopus Wing Ship Destiny 2Canopus Wing

B

EververseError icon V2No
Chela-NB › AverageChela-N ship Destiny 2Chela-N

B

EververseError icon V2No
Death to KellsB › AverageDeath to Kells ship Destiny 2Death to Kells

B

EververseError icon V2No
Forbidden MemoryB › AverageForbidden Memory ship Destiny 2Forbidden Memory

B

Season 14 activitiesCheckmark icon V3Yes
Heavenly LanceB › AverageHeavenly Lance Destiny 2Heavenly Lance

B

EververseError icon V2No
High GravitasB › AverageHigh Gravitas ship Destiny 2High Gravitas

B

Season 13 activitiesCheckmark icon V3Yes
Holborn's SplintB › AverageHolborn's Splint ship Destiny 2Holborn's Splint

B

EververseError icon V2No
Kabr's Glass AegisB › AverageKabr's Glass Aegis ship Destiny 2Kabr's Glass Aegis

B

EververseError icon V2No
KnucklebugB › AverageKnucklebug ship Destiny 2Knucklebug

B

EververseError icon V2No
Kosmos LightbeamB › AverageKosmos Lightbeam Destiny 2Kosmos Lightbeam

B

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Metropolitan FrigateB › AverageMetropolitan Frigate ship Destiny 2Metropolitan Frigate

B

EververseError icon V2No
NS81 Reprisal SprintB › AverageNS81 Reprisal Sprint ship Destiny 2NS81 Reprisal Sprint

B

EververseError icon V2No
ÓdrerirB › AverageÓdrerir ship Destiny 2Ódrerir

B

EververseError icon V2No
Quality CutB › AverageQuality Cut Ship Destiny 2Quality Cut

B

EververseError icon V2No
Queen of HeartsB › AverageQueen of Hearts ship Destiny 2Queen of Hearts

B

EververseError icon V2No
Redline TorpedoB › AverageRedline Torpedo Destiny 2Redline Torpedo

B

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Rimskipper SlingB › AverageRimskipper Sling Ship Destiny 2Rimskipper Sling

B

EververseError icon V2No
Saint's InvocationB › AverageSaint's Invocation ship Destiny 2Saint's Invocation

B

EververseError icon V2No
Starfarer 7MB › AverageStarfarer 7M ship Destiny 2Starfarer 7M

B

The DawningError icon V2No
Summertide KiteB › AverageSummertide Kite Ship Destiny 2Summertide Kite

B

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Symmetry FlightB › AverageSymmetry Flight ship Destiny 2Symmetry Flight

B

EververseError icon V2No
Synchrotron AdvancerB › AverageSynchrotron Advancer ship Destiny 2Synchrotron Advancer

B

EververseError icon V2No
Taurus RocketeerB › AverageTaurus Rocketeer ship Destiny 2Taurus Rocketeer

B

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Team SpiritB › AverageTeam Spirit ship Destiny 2Team Spirit

B

Guardian GamesError icon V2No
The DesmodusB › AverageThe Desmodus ship Destiny 2The Desmodus

B

Festival of the LostError icon V2No
The Fourth MarkB › AverageThe Fourth Mark ship Destiny 2The Fourth Mark

B

Exotic questCheckmark icon V3Yes
The FrontrunnerB › AverageThe Frontrunner ship Destiny 2The Frontrunner

B

Guardian GamesError icon V2No
The MachinoformB › AverageThe Machinoform Destiny 2The Machinoform

B

EververseError icon V2No
The MayflyB › AverageThe Mayfly ship Destiny 2The Mayfly

B

EververseError icon V2No
The OviraptorB › AverageThe Oviraptor ship Destiny 2The Oviraptor

B

EververseError icon V2No
The PallbearerB › Average width=The Pallbearer

B

EververseError icon V2No
The UnderdogB › AverageThe Underdog ship Destiny 2The Underdog

B

Guardian GamesError icon V2No
VaultstriderB › AverageVaultstrider ship Destiny 2Vaultstrider

B

Vault of Glass RaidCheckmark icon V3Yes
Woomera B-5B › AverageWoomera B-5 ship Destiny 2Woomera B-5

B

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Wrap SpeedB › AverageWrap Speed ship Destiny 2Wrap Speed

B

Festival of the LostError icon V2No
Zavala's AuthorityB › AverageZavala's Authority ship Destiny 2Zavala's Authority

B

EververseError icon V2No
A History of StarlightC › WeakA History of Starlight ship Destiny 2A History of Starlight

C

EververseError icon V2No
Atlas HaulerC › WeakAtlas Hauler Destiny 2Atlas Hauler

C

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Chrysopelea-SC › WeakChrysopelea-S ship Destiny 2Chrysopelea-S

C

EververseError icon V2No
CuttleboneC › WeakCuttlebone ship Destiny 2Cuttlebone

C

EververseError icon V2No
Firebreak WardenC › WeakFirebreak Warden Destiny 2Firebreak Warden

C

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Gigantes CarrierC › WeakGigantes Carrier ship Destiny 2Gigantes Carrier

C

EververseError icon V2No
Home AwayC › WeakHome Away ship Destiny 2Home Away

C

The DawningError icon V2No
M3-D1 ValkyrieC › WeakM3-D1 Valkyrie ship Destiny 2M3-D1 Valkyrie

C

EververseError icon V2No
Aerial ShroudC › WeakAerial Shroud ship Destiny 2Aerial Shroud

C

EververseError icon V2No
Rose and BoneC › WeakRose and Bone ship Destiny 2Rose and Bone

C

EververseError icon V2No
Skulking FoxC › WeakSkulking Fox ship Destiny 2Skulking Fox

C

EververseError icon V2No
Tachyon-4C › WeakTachyon-4 Destiny 2Tachyon-4

C

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Takanome WingsC › WeakTakanome Wings ship Destiny 2Takanome Wings

C

EververseError icon V2No
The BandwagonC › WeakThe Bandwagon ship Destiny 2The Bandwagon

C

EververseError icon V2No
The Sundaresh Experiment 13-RC › WeakThe Sundaresh Experiment 13-R ship Destiny 2The Sundaresh Experiment 13-R

C

EververseError icon V2No
The Tall TaleC › WeakThe Tall Tale Ship Destiny 2The Tall Tale

C

EververseError icon V2No
VelocimancerC › WeakVelocimancer Ship Destiny 2Velocimancer

C

EververseError icon V2No
VG-17 Flying FortressC › WeakVG 17 Flying Fortress Ship Destiny 2VG-17 Flying Fortress

C

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
Asher Mir's One-Way TicketD › WorstAsher Mir's One-Way Ticket ship Destiny 2Asher Mir's One-Way Ticket

D

EververseError icon V2No
Ego and SquidD › WorstEgo and Squid ship Destiny 2Ego and Squid

D

EververseError icon V2No
Last Flight HomeD › WorstLast Flight Home ship Destiny 2Last Flight Home

D

Europa TriumphsCheckmark icon V3Yes
Lost LegendD › WorstLost Legend ship Destiny 2Lost Legend

D

EververseError icon V2No
ProteusD › WorstProteus ship Destiny 2Proteus

D

EververseCheckmark icon V3Yes
SCRAP CF-717-91D › WorstSCRAP CF-717-91 ship Destiny 2SCRAP CF-717-91

D

EververseError icon V2No
Shadow TrespassD › WorstShadow Trespass Destiny 2Shadow Trespass

D

EververseError icon V2No
TatarstanD › WorstTatarstan ship Destiny 2Tatarstan

D

Season 10 activitiesError icon V2No
Transpose JT-24-XD › WorstTranspose JT-24-X ship Destiny 2Transpose JT-24-X

D

EververseError icon V2No
Universal WavefunctionD › WorstUniversal Wavefunction ship Destiny 2Universal Wavefunction

D

Mercury NightfallError icon V2No

Ranking Criteria

For the sake of clarity, the ranking above is entirely subjective and only based on what ships I consider cool. But the true objective of this list is to offer you a single place in which you can easily see every exotic ship at a glance yourself and decide which ones YOU like.

So which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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