New Exotics in Destiny 2: Season of Plunder Weapons and Armor

by | Aug 24, 2022

[toc] 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.

This guide will help you keep track of all the new shiny loot and will focus on the most sought-after items in the entire game: Exotics.

If you’re interested in Exotics that are slightly older, our Exotics Tier list covers every single Exotic weapon available in Destiny 2.

Season of Plunder Exotic weapons

These are all the new Exotic weapons released with Season 18 on August 23, 2022:

NameWeaponsTypeArchetypeAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?RankSourceAvailable?Tier rankSource ❘ DLCFinal VerdictReleasedPerks
Touch of MaliceTouch of Malice
Touch of Malice
Scout RifleExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesS › BestKing's Fall Raid
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
King's Fall Raid

Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "The final round in the magazine deals bonus damage and then regenerates itself. Rapidly defeating three targets restores health. Precision hits drain combatants' life force and charge up a ball of darkness."

► Touch of Malice is finally back. Whilst largely untouched compared to D1, the addition of its new perk "Charged with Blight," combined with the abundance of healing now available, makes Touch of Malice a primary ammo DPS monster. Perhaps the best DPS primary in the game right now.
Season 18
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "The final round in the magazine deals bonus damage and then regenerates itself. Rapidly defeating three targets restores health. Precision hits drain combatants' life force and charge up a ball of darkness."
Quicksilver StormQuicksilver Storm art
Quicksilver Storm
Auto RifleExoticPrimaryKineticLightfall Pre-OrderYesA › StrongPre-order bonus
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Pre-order bonus
Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall Pre-Order
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Landing multiple hits turns your next shot into a homing micro-rocket. Landing multiple rockets loads a grenade."

► Quicksilver Storm is a fun and unique weapon. Combining an Auto Rifle with a Rocket Launcher and a Grenade Launcher, Quicksilver Storm is quite the all-rounder, however, it isn't quite fully there in terms of strength to be one of the greats.
Season 18
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Landing multiple hits turns your next shot into a homing micro-rocket. Landing multiple rockets loads a grenade."
Delicate TombDelicate Tomb
Delicate Tomb
Fusion RifleExoticSpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongExotic Kiosk
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Exotic Kiosk

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires a wide horizontal spread when shot from the hip. Final blows with this weapon have a chance to generate Ionic Traces. Collecting an Ionic Trace overcharges this weapon's next shot, jolting targets on hit."

► Delicate Tomb synergizes amazingly with Arc 3.0. Ionic Traces and Jolt are some of the better parts of the Arc changes, and with the ability to trigger both (on top of all of the synergies it can have with certain fragments), Delicate Tomb is a very solid pick.
Season 18
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires a wide horizontal spread when shot from the hip. Final blows with this weapon have a chance to generate Ionic Traces. Collecting an Ionic Trace overcharges this weapon's next shot, jolting targets on hit."

Season of Plunder Exotic Catalysts

With Season of Plunder, only one catalyst was introduced to the game:

NameTypeSlotCatalyst RankCatalyst SourceAvailable?RequirementsCatalystTierSource ❘ DLCHow to unlockCatalyst effectReleased
Delicate TombFusion RifleEnergyOngoingBanshee-44's questYesFree-to-PlayDelicate Tomb Catalyst
Delicate Tomb
| Fusion Rifle
Ongoing...Banshee-44's quest

Free-to-Play
► Get 700 kills► Adds Ionic Interment perk:
Collecting an Ionic Trace partially reloads the magazine from reserves.
Season 18
Touch of MaliceScout RifleKineticOngoingKing's Fall RaidYesFree-to-PlayTouch of Malice Catalyst
Touch of Malice
| Scout Rifle
Ongoing...King's Fall Raid

Free-to-Play
► Get 700 kills► Adds Rapid Hit perk:
Rapid precision hits temporarily increase stability and reload speed.
Season 18
ThunderlordMachine GunHeavyOngoingPlaylist Activity completionsForsaken PackThunderlord Catalyst
Thunderlord
| Machine Gun
Ongoing...Playlist Activity completions

Forsaken Pack
► Get 500 kills► Adds Return Stroke:
Causing a lightning strike with this weapon partially reloads the magazine from reserves.
Season 18

If you’re interested in more catalysts, this tier list features every Exotic Catalyst available in Destiny 2 (and tells you how to find them, unlock them, and what they do).

Season 18 Exotic armor

Every new season comes, in general, with a new piece of Exotic armor per class (full expansions tend to include 2 pieces of armor per class):

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."

How to get the new Exotics in Destiny 2

There are several ways to find Exotic weapons in Destiny 2. Some can be indefinitely farmed while others are capped per season. This guide covers every single method to acquire Exotics in Destiny 2, old and new.

When it comes to finding the new Exotics, though, the methods to acquire them are much more limited, but at least they are direct and straightforward:

1. Completing Exotic quests

Quest Exotics: The most iconic exotics are often tied to Exotic quests of varying degrees of difficulty and length. Exotic quests are, for the most part, long and complicated, each deserving a good tutorial.

To get you started, you can head over to our comprehensive guide featuring every Destiny 2 exotic quest still available (including video guides).

2. Buying Exotics at The Monument to Lost Lights

The Monument to Lost Lights (aka, the “Exotics Kiosk”) is a fairly new method to acquire Exotics weapons that were previously connected to expired Season Passes and Exotic quests that are no longer available in-game. Either way, the Monument to Lost Lights has all of those exotics for sale.

You can read all about it in our Monument to Lost Lights guide, including the cost to acquire each Exotic and a complete tier list to help you decide what to get next.

Monument to Lost Lights Forsaken Destiny 2

The Monument to Lost Lights

 

3. Claiming Exotics from the Season Pass

The easier Exotics 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.

Season of the Splicer Season Pass featured

 

4. Completing Raids and Dungeons

A select handful of exotics can only drop from raid bosses or dungeons. The most recent example is the Heartshadow, which can only drop from the Duality dungeon.

Duality loot table inforgraphic Destiny 2 art

Duality’s loot table

You can visit this guide for a detailed look at every loot table in the game, including raids, dungeons, Trials of Osiris, and more.

Your turn

You now know everything there is to know about the latest and greatest Exotics in the game and how to best find them. We will keep these lists updated with every new Season and DLC so make sure you bookmark this page!

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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