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 questNo
The Platinum StarlingS › BestThe Platinium Starling ship Destiny 2 v2The Platinum Starling

S

100 Forged WeaponsNo
SolpiercerS › BestSolpiercer ship Destiny 2Solpiercer

S

Solstice of HeroesYes
Black PeregrineS › BestBlack Peregrine ship Destiny 2 v2Black Peregrine

S

EververseYes
Glad TidingsS › BestGlad Tidings Destiny 2Glad Tidings

S

The DawningNo
Infected SeekerS › BestInfected Seeker ship Destiny 2Infected Seeker

S

EververseNo
Obsidian WingsS › BestObsidian Wings ship Destiny 2Obsidian Wings

S

EververseYes
Ikora's ResolveS › BestIkora's Resolve ship Destiny 2Ikora's Resolve

S

EververseNo
Winds of ChangeS › BestWinds of Change ship Destiny 2Winds of Change

S

Trials of OsirisYes
Never Live it DownA › StrongNever Let it Down ship Destiny 2 v2Never Live it Down

A

Season 8 activitiesNo
ADA-1's Lone WolfA › StrongADA-1's Lone Wolf Destiny 2ADA-1's Lone Wolf

A

EververseNo
Argentate DuskA › StrongArgentate Dusk Destiny 2Argentate Dusk

A

Solstice of HeroesYes
Threat DisplayA › StrongThreat Display ship Destiny 2 v2Threat Display

A

EververseNo
Arrow of TimeA › StrongArrow of Time ship Destiny 2Arrow of Time

A

EververseNo
Callisto LancerA › StrongCallisto Lancer Ship Destiny 2Callisto Lancer

A

EververseYes
Celestial KestrelA › StrongCelestial Kestrel ship Destiny 2Celestial Kestrel

A

EververseNo
Cerulean FlashA › StrongCerulean Flash ship Destiny 2Cerulean Flash

A

The DawningNo
Eriana's VengeanceA › StrongEriana's Vengeance ship Destiny 2Eriana's Vengeance

A

EververseNo
Estival ExcursionA › StrongEstival Excursion ship Destiny 2Estival Excursion

A

EververseNo
Halcyon CorvetteA › StrongHalcyon Corvette Destiny 2Halcyon Corvette

A

EververseYes
Radiant AccipiterA › StrongRadiant Accipiter ship Destiny 2Radiant Accipiter

A

Exotic questYes
Refashioned ShapesA › StrongRefashioned Shapes Destiny 2Refashioned Shapes

A

EververseYes
Sails of OsirisA › StrongSails of Osiris ship Destiny 2Sails of Osiris

A

EververseNo
Saint-14's Gray PigeonA › StrongSaint-14's Gray Pigeon ship Destiny 2Saint-14's Gray Pigeon

A

EververseNo
Silverwing KestrelA › StrongSilverwing Kestrel ship Destiny 2Silverwing Kestrel

A

The DawningNo
Sleepless FlightA › StrongSleepless Flight ship Destiny 2Sleepless Flight

A

Season 8 activitiesNo
Solar SailsA › StrongSolar Sails ship Destiny 2Solar Sails

A

EververseYes
Stardevil PredatorA › StrongStardevil Predator Destiny 2Stardevil Predator

A

EververseYes
The ProdA › StrongThe Prod ship Destiny 2The Prod

A

EververseNo
Unfinal ShapesA › StrongUnfinal Shapes ship Destiny 2Unfinal Shapes

A

EververseNo
Unsecured/OutcryA › StrongUnsecured Outcry Ship Destiny 2Unsecured/Outcry

A

EververseNo
Victory's HeraldA › StrongVictory's Herald ship Destiny 2Victory's Herald

A

Guardian GamesNo
Waking NightmareA › StrongWaking Nightmare ship Destiny 2Waking Nightmare

A

EververseNo
Long Haul CruiserA › StrongLong Haul Cruiser ship Destiny 2Long Haul Cruiser

A

EververseYes
Aeshnidae Fixed-WingB › AverageAeshnidae Fixed-Wing ship Destiny 2Aeshnidae Fixed-Wing

B

EververseYes
Aeviternal XXIIB › AverageAeviternal XXII ship Destiny 2Aeviternal XXII

B

EververseNo
Amnestia-S2B › AverageAmnestia-S2 Destiny 2Amnestia-S2

B

The DawningNo
Aoki/Faas SL-65B › AverageAoki Faas SL-65 ship Destiny 2Aoki/Faas SL-65

B

EververseNo
Aureate DawnB › AverageAureate DawnAureate Dawn

B

Solstice of HeroesYes
Bayle's AerodyneB › AverageBayle's Aerodyne ship Destiny 2Bayle's Aerodyne

B

EververseNo
Canopus WingB › AverageCanopus Wing Ship Destiny 2Canopus Wing

B

EververseNo
Chela-NB › AverageChela-N ship Destiny 2Chela-N

B

EververseNo
Death to KellsB › AverageDeath to Kells ship Destiny 2Death to Kells

B

EververseNo
Forbidden MemoryB › AverageForbidden Memory ship Destiny 2Forbidden Memory

B

Season 14 activitiesYes
Heavenly LanceB › AverageHeavenly Lance Destiny 2Heavenly Lance

B

EververseNo
High GravitasB › AverageHigh Gravitas ship Destiny 2High Gravitas

B

Season 13 activitiesYes
Holborn's SplintB › AverageHolborn's Splint ship Destiny 2Holborn's Splint

B

EververseNo
Kabr's Glass AegisB › AverageKabr's Glass Aegis ship Destiny 2Kabr's Glass Aegis

B

EververseNo
KnucklebugB › AverageKnucklebug ship Destiny 2Knucklebug

B

EververseNo
Kosmos LightbeamB › AverageKosmos Lightbeam Destiny 2Kosmos Lightbeam

B

EververseYes
Metropolitan FrigateB › AverageMetropolitan Frigate ship Destiny 2Metropolitan Frigate

B

EververseNo
NS81 Reprisal SprintB › AverageNS81 Reprisal Sprint ship Destiny 2NS81 Reprisal Sprint

B

EververseNo
ÓdrerirB › AverageÓdrerir ship Destiny 2Ódrerir

B

EververseNo
Quality CutB › AverageQuality Cut Ship Destiny 2Quality Cut

B

EververseNo
Queen of HeartsB › AverageQueen of Hearts ship Destiny 2Queen of Hearts

B

EververseNo
Redline TorpedoB › AverageRedline Torpedo Destiny 2Redline Torpedo

B

EververseYes
Rimskipper SlingB › AverageRimskipper Sling Ship Destiny 2Rimskipper Sling

B

EververseNo
Saint's InvocationB › AverageSaint's Invocation ship Destiny 2Saint's Invocation

B

EververseNo
Starfarer 7MB › AverageStarfarer 7M ship Destiny 2Starfarer 7M

B

The DawningNo
Summertide KiteB › AverageSummertide Kite Ship Destiny 2Summertide Kite

B

EververseYes
Symmetry FlightB › AverageSymmetry Flight ship Destiny 2Symmetry Flight

B

EververseNo
Synchrotron AdvancerB › AverageSynchrotron Advancer ship Destiny 2Synchrotron Advancer

B

EververseNo
Taurus RocketeerB › AverageTaurus Rocketeer ship Destiny 2Taurus Rocketeer

B

EververseYes
Team SpiritB › AverageTeam Spirit ship Destiny 2Team Spirit

B

Guardian GamesNo
The DesmodusB › AverageThe Desmodus ship Destiny 2The Desmodus

B

Festival of the LostNo
The Fourth MarkB › AverageThe Fourth Mark ship Destiny 2The Fourth Mark

B

Exotic questYes
The FrontrunnerB › AverageThe Frontrunner ship Destiny 2The Frontrunner

B

Guardian GamesNo
The MachinoformB › AverageThe Machinoform Destiny 2The Machinoform

B

EververseNo
The MayflyB › AverageThe Mayfly ship Destiny 2The Mayfly

B

EververseNo
The OviraptorB › AverageThe Oviraptor ship Destiny 2The Oviraptor

B

EververseNo
The PallbearerB › Average width=The Pallbearer

B

EververseNo
The UnderdogB › AverageThe Underdog ship Destiny 2The Underdog

B

Guardian GamesNo
VaultstriderB › AverageVaultstrider ship Destiny 2Vaultstrider

B

Vault of Glass RaidYes
Woomera B-5B › AverageWoomera B-5 ship Destiny 2Woomera B-5

B

EververseYes
Wrap SpeedB › AverageWrap Speed ship Destiny 2Wrap Speed

B

Festival of the LostNo
Zavala's AuthorityB › AverageZavala's Authority ship Destiny 2Zavala's Authority

B

EververseNo
A History of StarlightC › WeakA History of Starlight ship Destiny 2A History of Starlight

C

EververseNo
Atlas HaulerC › WeakAtlas Hauler Destiny 2Atlas Hauler

C

EververseYes
Chrysopelea-SC › WeakChrysopelea-S ship Destiny 2Chrysopelea-S

C

EververseNo
CuttleboneC › WeakCuttlebone ship Destiny 2Cuttlebone

C

EververseNo
Firebreak WardenC › WeakFirebreak Warden Destiny 2Firebreak Warden

C

EververseYes
Gigantes CarrierC › WeakGigantes Carrier ship Destiny 2Gigantes Carrier

C

EververseNo
Home AwayC › WeakHome Away ship Destiny 2Home Away

C

The DawningNo
M3-D1 ValkyrieC › WeakM3-D1 Valkyrie ship Destiny 2M3-D1 Valkyrie

C

EververseNo
Aerial ShroudC › WeakAerial Shroud ship Destiny 2Aerial Shroud

C

EververseNo
Rose and BoneC › WeakRose and Bone ship Destiny 2Rose and Bone

C

EververseNo
Skulking FoxC › WeakSkulking Fox ship Destiny 2Skulking Fox

C

EververseNo
Tachyon-4C › WeakTachyon-4 Destiny 2Tachyon-4

C

EververseYes
Takanome WingsC › WeakTakanome Wings ship Destiny 2Takanome Wings

C

EververseNo
The BandwagonC › WeakThe Bandwagon ship Destiny 2The Bandwagon

C

EververseNo
The Sundaresh Experiment 13-RC › WeakThe Sundaresh Experiment 13-R ship Destiny 2The Sundaresh Experiment 13-R

C

EververseNo
The Tall TaleC › WeakThe Tall Tale Ship Destiny 2The Tall Tale

C

EververseNo
VelocimancerC › WeakVelocimancer Ship Destiny 2Velocimancer

C

EververseNo
VG-17 Flying FortressC › WeakVG 17 Flying Fortress Ship Destiny 2VG-17 Flying Fortress

C

EververseYes
Asher Mir's One-Way TicketD › WorstAsher Mir's One-Way Ticket ship Destiny 2Asher Mir's One-Way Ticket

D

EververseNo
Ego and SquidD › WorstEgo and Squid ship Destiny 2Ego and Squid

D

EververseNo
Last Flight HomeD › WorstLast Flight Home ship Destiny 2Last Flight Home

D

Europa TriumphsYes
Lost LegendD › WorstLost Legend ship Destiny 2Lost Legend

D

EververseNo
ProteusD › WorstProteus ship Destiny 2Proteus

D

EververseYes
SCRAP CF-717-91D › WorstSCRAP CF-717-91 ship Destiny 2SCRAP CF-717-91

D

EververseNo
Shadow TrespassD › WorstShadow Trespass Destiny 2Shadow Trespass

D

EververseNo
TatarstanD › WorstTatarstan ship Destiny 2Tatarstan

D

Season 10 activitiesNo
Transpose JT-24-XD › WorstTranspose JT-24-X ship Destiny 2Transpose JT-24-X

D

EververseNo
Universal WavefunctionD › WorstUniversal Wavefunction ship Destiny 2Universal Wavefunction

D

Mercury NightfallNo

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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1 Comment
  1. dj

    missing pragmat harrier

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