Destiny 2 How to farm Exotic Engrams in 2022

by | May 3, 2022 | Weapons

 Exotics, in general, are some of the most sought-after items in the entire game. It’s only natural that chasing and farming Exotics is an important part of the Destiny experience.

There are several ways to acquire Exotics in Destiny 2. Some are locked behind specific activities, such as Raids or specific quests, but most Exotics can be earned through Exotic engrams.

What is an Exotic Engram?

Exotic engrams are rare items you can earn after completing an activity or encounter. Exotic engrams can be decrypted into either an Exotic weapon or armor piece, but unlike Umbral or Prime engrams, they will decrypt automatically and transform into a random Exotic as soon as you claim it.

How do they work?

Exotic engrams are not entirely random anymore. They now feature a light “bad luck” protection system which prioritizes items you haven’t earned before. This is how it works:

  1. Exotic engrams will automatically decrypt into an Exotic weapon or armor you have never earned before
  2. If you have already found every Exotic in the loot pool, Exotic Engrams will decrypt into a random Exotic armor piece with a random roll

This means that chasing Exotic engrams is the best method to find a specific Exotic weapon. If you’re looking for, say, Trinity Ghoul, each Exotic engram you earn will bring you closer to finding it thanks to this back luck protection.

Destiny 2 Exotic Engram

One of the best sights in the game…

Exotic Engram rewards: Weapons

These are all the Exotic weapons you can acquire through Exotic engrams:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Destiny 2 Sunshot artSunshotHand CannonExoticExoticPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvE + PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Trinity Ghoul artTrinity GhoulCombat BowExoticExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Arbalest artArbalestLinear Fusion RifleExoticExoticSpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 6KineticNo
Destiny 2 The Huckleberry artThe HuckleberrySubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 3KineticNo
Destiny 2 Thunderlord artThunderlordMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvE + PvPExotic Engram
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Tractor Cannon artTractor CannonShotgunExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

PvE + PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Telesto artTelestoFusion RifleExoticExoticSpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PvE + PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 2EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Graviton Lance artGraviton LancePulse RifleExoticExoticPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Coldheart artColdheartTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Strong

A

PvEExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Lord of Wolves artLord of WolvesShotgunExoticExoticSpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Strong

A

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4EnergyNo
Destiny 2 The Wardcliff CoilThe Wardcliff CoilRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Strong

A

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Vigilance Wing artVigilance WingPulse RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1KineticNo
Destiny 2 SUROS RegimeSUROS RegimeAuto RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 3KineticNo
Destiny 2 Monte CarloMonte CarloAuto RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticShadowkeepYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvE + PvPExotic Engram
Shadowkeep
Season 8KineticNo
Destiny 2 DARCI artD.A.R.C.I.Sniper RifleExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Destiny 2 CrimsonCrimsonHand CannonExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 2KineticNo
Destiny 2 Fighting Lion artFighting LionGrenade LauncherExoticExoticPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Average

B

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Black TalonBlack TalonSwordExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Hard LightHard LightAuto RifleExoticExoticPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Average

B

PvPExotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Skyburner's Oath art V2Skyburner's OathScout RifleExoticExoticPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 The Jade Rabbit artThe Jade RabbitScout RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 2KineticNo
Destiny 2 Wavesplitter artWavesplitterTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Average

B

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4EnergyNo
Destiny 2 The Queenbreaker artThe QueenbreakerLinear Fusion RifleExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Merciless artMercilessFusion RifleExoticExoticSpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Average

B

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Prometheus Lens artPrometheus LensTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Average

B

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 2EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Two-Tailed Fox artTwo-Tailed FoxRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4HeavyNo
Destiny 2 The Prospector artThe ProspectorGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1HeavyNo
Destiny 2 Borealis artBorealisSniper RifleExoticExoticSpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Weak

C

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 1EnergyNo
Destiny 2 Cerberus+1 artCerberus+1Auto RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Weak

C

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 4KineticNo
Destiny 2 The Colony artThe ColonyGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Weak

C

-Exotic Engram
Free-to-Play
Season 2HeavyNo

If you didn’t find a specific Exotic on this list, it is because it’s not part of the Exotic engrams loot pool and requires another acquisition method.

Exotic Engram rewards: Armor

Unlike Exotic weapons, which have many different sources ranging from Raids to Quests, Exotic armor can be either earned through Exotic Engrams or Legend/Master Lost Sectors.

In fact, the vast majority of Armor pieces are part of the Exotic Engram loot pool:

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Citan's Ramparts Titan Destiny 2

Citan's Ramparts

TitanArmsShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 10
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "You and your allies can shoot through your Towering Barricade, which has reduced health and duration."
Felwinter's Helm Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Felwinter's Helm

WarlockHelmShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 10
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "Powered melee final blows create a burst of energy that weakens nearby targets. Finishers and final blows against more powerful targets increase the radius of the burst and the length of the weakening effect."
Raiju's Harness Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Raiju's Harness

HunterChestShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 10
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "In Super: Deactivate Whirlwind Guard early. Guarding does not consume extra Super energy."
Severance Enclosure Titan Destiny 2

Severance Enclosure

TitanChestShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 9
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "Powered melee final blows unleash a damaging explosion. Finishers and final blows against more powerful targets increase the radius and damage of the explosion."
Promethium Spur Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Promethium Spur

WarlockLegsShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 9
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "Defeating combatants or Guardians while Daybreak is active creates a healing and empowering rift at their location. While standing in any rift, [Solar] Solar weapon final blows grant Rift energy. When your Rift energy is full, final blows consume your Rift energy and create a healing and empowering rift at the target's location."
The Bombardiers Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

The Bombardiers

HunterLegsShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 9
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "Dodging leaves behind an explosive that detonates after a short delay, damaging targets around it and creating a secondary effect based on your subclass energy type: Arc Blinds, Solar Burns, Void Suppresses and Stasis Slows targets."
Phoenix Cradle Titan Destiny 2

Phoenix Cradle

TitanLegsShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 8
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "Sun Warrior lasts twice as long. Allies who pass through your Sunspots are granted Sun Warrior."
Stormdancer's Brace Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Stormdancer's Brace

WarlockChestShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 8
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "Each target you defeat with Stormtrance increases the damage you deal with it and refunds Super energy when Stormtrance ends."
Assassin's Cowl Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Assassin's Cowl

HunterHelmShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 8
Shadowkeep
Exotic Perk: "Powered melee final blows grant invisibility and restore a portion of health and shields. Finishers and final blows against more powerful targets increase the duration of the invisibility and the amount of health and shields."
Peregrine Greaves Titan Destiny 2

Peregrine Greaves

TitanLegsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 7
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "All shoulder charge abilities (Seismic Strike, Hammer Strike, or Shield Bash) deal bonus damage when activated in the air."
Wormgod Caress Titan Destiny 2

Wormgod Caress

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 5
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Melee kills increase melee damage for a period of time. Additional kills extend duration and increase effects."
Actium War Rig Titan Destiny 2

Actium War Rig

TitanChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Steadily reloads a portion of your equipped Auto Rifle's or Machine Gun's magazine from reserves."
An Insurmountable Skullfort Titan Destiny 2

An Insurmountable Skullfort

TitanHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Kills with Arc melee abilities trigger health regeneration and restore melee energy."
Lion Rampant Titan Destiny 2

Lion Rampant

TitanLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Provides additional aerial maneuverability and enables accurate hipfire while you're in the air during Lift."
Dunemarchers Titan Destiny 2

Dunemarchers

TitanLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increases sprint speed. Sprinting builds up a static charge. After melee-attacking an enemy, that charge will chain damage to nearby enemies."
Doom Fang Pauldron Titan Destiny 2

Doom Fang Pauldron

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Void melee kills give Super energy. While Sentinel Shield is active, melee kills recharge Shield Throw, which extends your Super on hits."
Mask of the Quiet One Titan Destiny 2

Mask of the Quiet One

TitanHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Grants ability energy when you're damaged. When critically wounded, regain maximum health on kills."
Eternal Warrior Titan Destiny 2

Eternal Warrior

TitanHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Gain an overshield when activating Fists of Havoc."
Helm of Saint-14 Titan Destiny 2

Helm of Saint-14

TitanHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Enemies that enter Ward of Dawn are blinded, while allies that pass through gain an overshield. Guarding with Sentinel Shield blinds nearby enemies."
Ursa Furiosa Titan Destiny 2

Ursa Furiosa

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Move faster while guarding when Sentinel Shield is active. Guarded damage converts to Super energy when the Super ends."
Khepri's Horn Titan Destiny 2

Khepri's Horn

TitanHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Solar damage kills recharge your Barricade, which unleashes a blast of Solar energy when summoned."
Armamentarium Titan Destiny 2

Armamentarium

TitanChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Gain an additional grenade charge."
Mk. 44 Stand Asides Titan Destiny 2

Mk. 44 Stand Asides

TitanLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Grants an overshield when you're sprinting at full health with Seismic Strike, Hammer Strike, or Shield Bash equipped and charged. Hits with these abilities recharge a portion of your melee energy."
Synthoceps Titan Destiny 2

Synthoceps

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increased melee lunge range. Improved melee and Super damage when you're surrounded."
Crest of Alpha Lupi Titan Destiny 2

Crest of Alpha Lupi

TitanChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Generates an additional Orb of Power from Supers and a healing pulse when Barricade is activated."
Hallowfire Heart Titan Destiny 2

Hallowfire Heart

TitanChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Improves the recharge rate of your Solar abilities. Greatly improves recharge rate while your Super is charged."
Antaeus Wards Titan Destiny 2

Antaeus Wards

TitanLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Improved slide. Sliding after sprinting for a short time reflects incoming projectiles."
ACD0 Feedback Fence Titan Destiny 2

ACD/0 Feedback Fence

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Melee hits build energy. Being struck by a melee attack reduces incoming damage and unleashes the energy in a devastating explosion."
Heart of Inmost Light Titan Destiny 2

Heart of Inmost Light

TitanChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Using an ability (grenade, melee, or Barricade) empowers the other two abilities. Empowered means abilities have faster regen, melees and grenades do more damage, and Barricades have more hit points."
Peacekeepers Titan Destiny 2

Peacekeepers

TitanLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Reloads stowed Submachine Guns and allows you to ready them instantly. Improves your handling with SMGs and your movement while wielding one."
Aeon Safe Rig Titan Destiny 2

Aeon Safe

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk? Instead of an Intrinsic perk, Aeon Exotics have an additional mod socket which is used for Aeon Cult mods.
Stronghold Titan Destiny 2

Stronghold

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Maximizes Guard stats on equipped Swords. Shots blocked immediately after guarding will heal you."
Ashen Wake Titan Destiny 2

Ashen Wake

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Fusion Grenades now explode on impact and gain increased throw speed. Final blows with Fusion Grenades grant grenade energy."
One-Eyed Mask Titan Destiny 2

One-Eyed Mask

TitanHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Highlights the enemy who dares to damage you. Track down and destroy your enemy for an overshield."
Aeon Soul Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Aeon Soul

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Aeon Exotics have an additional mod socket which is used for Aeon Cult mods."
Apotheosis Veil Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Apotheosis Veil

WarlockHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Immediately regenerate health, melee, grenade, and Rift energy upon activating your Super. Nearby allies recharge class abilities faster."
Astrocyte Verse Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Astrocyte Verse

WarlockHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Blink further and more frequently. Weapon readies quickly out of Blink and Radar remains up."
Chromatic Fire Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Chromatic Fire

WarlockChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Precision final blows with your Kinetic weapon create an explosion in the element of your subclass."
Claws of Ahamkara Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Claws of Ahamkara

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Gain an additional melee charge."
Eye of Another World Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Eye of Another World

WarlockHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Highlights priority targets and improves the regeneration speed of your grenade, melee, and Rift abilities."
Crown of Tempests Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Crown of Tempests

WarlockHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Arc ability kills increase the recharge rate of your Arc abilities and extend the duration of Stormtrance."
Contraverse Hold Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Contraverse Hold

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Resist incoming damage while charging your Void grenade with Chaos Accelerant, Feed the Void, or Handheld Supernova. Charged Void grenades return an amount of grenade energy on a hit."
Geomag Stabilizers Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Geomag Stabilizers

WarlockLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Damaging targets with Chaos Reach extends its duration."
Getaway Artist Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Getaway Artist

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Convert your Arc Grenade into a supercharged Arc Soul. The Arc Soul functions as an autonomous turret."
Karnstein Armlets Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Karnstein Armlets

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Melee kills instantly restore a large amount of health and continue to restore health afterwards for a short duration."
Nezarec's Sin Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Nezarec's Sin

WarlockHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Void-damage kills increase ability energy recharge rate."
Lunafaction Boots Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Lunafaction Boots

WarlockLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Your Rifts gain the additional ability to increase weapon reload speeds. Empowering Rift makes weapons effective over longer ranges."
Ophidian Aspect Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Ophidian Aspect

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Weapons ready and reload very quickly. Melee range is extended."
Phoenix Protocol Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Phoenix Protocol

WarlockChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Kills and assists you make while standing in your Well of Radiance return Super energy."
Sanguine Alchemy Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Sanguine Alchemy

WarlockChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Weapon kills while standing in any rift pause the rift's countdown, extending its duration. Further kills maintain and extend the length of the pause."
Skull of Dire Ahamkara Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Skull of Dire Ahamkara

WarlockHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Provides additional damage resistance during Nova Bomb. Nova Bomb kills grant Super energy."
Starfire Protocol Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Starfire Protocol

WarlockChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Fusion Grenades have an additional charge and recharge from empowered weapon damage. Fusion Grenade kills grant Rift energy."
Sunbracers Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Sunbracers

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increases the duration of Solar Grenades. Solar melee kills grant unlimited Solar Grenade energy for a brief time."
The Stag Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

The Stag

WarlockHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Your Rift provides damage reduction to allied Guardians standing in it. Grants Rift energy when you are critically wounded. On your death, creates a healing rift on your corpse."
Transversive Steps Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Transversive Steps

WarlockLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Sprint speed increased. After a short time sprinting, your currently equipped weapon is automatically reloaded."
Verity's Brow Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Verity's Brow

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Weapon final blows with a damage type matching your subclass energy grant Death Throes, which provides a grenade damage bonus and grants you grenade energy. When you have Death Throes and throw a grenade, nearby allies gain greatly increased grenade regeneration for a short time."
Vesper of Radius Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Vesper of Radius

WarlockChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Rifts release an Arc shockwave when cast. Rift energy recharges faster when you are surrounded by enemies."
Winter's Guile Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Winter's Guile

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Eliminating enemies with melee attacks increases your melee damage."
Aeon Swift Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Aeon Swift

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Aeon Exotics have an additional mod socket which is used for Aeon Cult mods."
Wings of Sacred Dawn Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Wings of Sacred Dawn

WarlockChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "When Dawnblade is equipped, aiming weapons while you're midair suspends you there for a short time, improving airborne accuracy, reducing incoming flinch, and granting damage resistance. Weapon hits extend this effect's"
Celestial Nighthawk Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Celestial Nighthawk

HunterHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Modifies Golden Gun to fire a single high-damage shot. Enemies eliminated by the shot explode and grant you Super energy."
Foetracer Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Foetracer

HunterHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Visually marks targeted enemies. Deals more damage to low-health marked enemies."
Graviton Forfeit Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Graviton Forfeit

HunterHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increases the duration of any invisibility effects. While you are invisible, your melee recharges faster, your weapons reload faster, and your Recovery is greatly increased."
Fr0st-EE5 Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Fr0st-EE5

HunterLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increased grenade, melee, and dodge regeneration while sprinting. Dodging increases your sprint speed."
Gemini Jester Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Gemini Jester

HunterLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Dodging disorients nearby enemies and temporarily removes their radar."
Khepri's Sting Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Khepri's Sting

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Punching someone with full melee energy will instantly cast Smoke Bomb. Gain Truesight while in your own Smoke Bomb effect. Your smoke bombs deal increased damage."
Gwisin Vest Hunter Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Gwisin Vest

HunterChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Each Spectral Blades kill you make before going into stealth will restore more of your Super energy."
Knucklehead Radar Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Knucklehead Radar

HunterHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Provides radar while you're aiming. Enhances your radar resolution while crouched."
Lucky Raspberry Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Lucky Raspberry

HunterChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increases the chaining capabilities of Arc Bolt Grenade and has a chance to recharge it each time it deals damage. A full chain always recharges."
Liar's Handshake Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Liar's Handshake

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Using your Arc melee ability or being hit by a melee attack will allow you to follow up with an extremely powerful melee counterpunch that will heal you."
Lucky Pants Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Lucky Pants

HunterLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "When you ready a fully loaded Hand Cannon that deals kinetic damage or a damage type that matches your subclass energy type, each hit from that Hand Cannon increases the damage of the next shot for a short time against a combatant. Hand Cannons ready faster and are more accurate immediately after swapping to them."
Raiden Flux Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Raiden Flux

HunterChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Quick successive attacks with Arc Staff increase its damage output and duration."
Oathkeeper Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Oathkeeper

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Bows charges can be held indefinitely."
Ophidia Spathe Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Ophidia Spathe

HunterChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Grants two knives per charge."
Mechaneer's Tricksleeves Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Mechaneer's Tricksleeves

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increases Sidearm ready and reload speed. While you're critically wounded, swapping to a Sidearm increases its damage."
Orpheus Rig Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Orpheus Rig

HunterLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Provides ability energy for each enemy tethered by Deadfall anchors. Moebius Quiver has more shots."
Shards of Galanor Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Shards of Galanor

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Hits and kills with Blade Barrage will return Super energy after the Super ends."
Sealed Ahamkara Grasps Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Sealed Ahamkara Grasps

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Dealing melee damage reloads your currently equipped weapon."
St0mp-EE5 Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

St0mp-EE5

HunterLegsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increases sprint speed and slide distance. Improves High Jump, Strafe Jump, and Triple Jump."
Shinobu's Vow Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Shinobu's Vow

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Improves Skip Grenade, and you gain an additional Skip Grenade charge. Skip Grenade returns energy when it damages enemies."
The Dragon's Shadow Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

The Dragon's Shadow

HunterChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Dodging reloads all weapons and increases both movement and weapon handling speeds for a brief time."
The Sixth Coyote Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

The Sixth Coyote

HunterChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Gain a second dodge charge."
Wormhusk Crown Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Wormhusk Crown

HunterHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "We strive to know infinity, and sharpen our minds on the whetstone of the impossible."
Young Ahamkara's Spine Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Young Ahamkara's Spine

HunterArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Free-to-Play
Exotic Perk: "Increases Tripmine Grenade duration and blast radius. Ability damage grants Tripmine Grenade energy."

How to farm Exotic Engrams

There are several ways to obtain Exotic engrams in Destiny 2:

1. Claiming Exotic engrams from the Season Pass

The easier Exotics engrams available to you can be found in the Season Pass. Both the Paid and Free tracks of the Season Pass offer a handful of Exotic engrams. All you need do is earn the XP to unlock them before the season is over. There are 8 Exotic engrams in total, including both free and paid tracks.

Season of the Splicer Season Pass featured

2. Vendor rank resets

Ever since Bungie reworked the different Vendors in the Tower, they have now become a consistent, albeit grindy, method to acquire Exotic engrams. Gambit and Vanguard ranks are notoriously long and tiring to earn, but Crucible and Trials of Osiris are much faster to complete, especially when Bonus ranks weeks are active.

4. Farming Nightfall: The Ordeals

Technically, Exotic engrams randomly drop whenever you play the game, no matter the activity. That said, some activities do offer much higher chances to earn Exotics, namely Nightfall: The Ordeals. The higher the difficulty, the higher the chances to earn Exotics.

2. Visit Xûr every Friday

Finally, every weekend, Xûr offers 1 Exotic engram, 1 weapon and 3 armor pieces (one per class). These are all from the Exotic Engram loot pool, and visiting Xûr every weekend will help you complete the collection significantly faster.

Your turn

Do you have any other good methods to farm Exotic engrams? Let us know in the comments!

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 MSN.com, 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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