Destiny 2 Exotics Drop Rates: Raids and Dungeons

by | Jul 31, 2023

Raid and dungeon exotic weapons are typically some of Destiny 2’s most sought-after pieces of gear. That said, their drop rates are abysmally low, sometimes taking people over 100 clears of an activity to acquire.

But Bungie has taken steps to combat this issue; there is now a system for all RNG raid/dungeon exotics to improve drop rates. With this system, getting these weapons is easier than ever, but you’ll need some knowledge of how it works. In this article, we cover what weapons are locked behind these endgame activities, how to obtain them, and how to increase your chances of getting them.

How do you get RNG Raid and Dungeon Exotics?

The vast majority of raids and dungeons have exotic weapons tied to them. While some come from a quest ingrained into the activity, most are a random drop from the final encounter. Luckily, this means that you can just complete a checkpoint for the final boss of the exotic’s respective activity to have a chance of obtaining it.

Exotic Drop Rates Weekly Raid screen Destiny 2

Weekly Featured Raid, Destiny 2

Typically, the chance for these to drop is locked to once per character per week. However, this is slightly different regarding legacy raids and dungeons. If an activity appears as the weekly featured raid or dungeon and has an RNG exotic tied to it, that exotic will become farmable. Other than that specific case, however, you’ll be locked to three chances of each exotic per week max.

What Exotic Weapons are tied to this system?

Any exotic with a random chance of dropping at the end of a raid or dungeon is a part of this system. Currently, these include:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Touch of Malice artTouch of MaliceScout RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvEKing's Fall RaidError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticNoTop-tier
Conditional Finality artConditional FinalityShotgunExoticExoticSpecialStasisLightfallYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvE + PvPRoot of Nightmares RaidError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall
Season 20KineticNoTop-tier
The Navigator art Destiny 2The NavigatorTrace RifleExoticExoticSpecialStrandLightfall Dungeon KeyYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStrand Element Strand
Strong

A

PvE + PvPGhost of the Deep DungeonError icon V2 NoLightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall Dungeon Key
Season 21KineticNoTop-tier
Vex Mythoclast artVex MythoclastFusion RifleExoticExoticPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvE + PvPVault of Glass RaidError icon V2 NoFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 14EnergyNoTop-tier
Collective Obligation artCollective ObligationPulse RifleExoticExoticPrimaryVoidThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEVow of the Disciple RaidError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyNoTop-tier
Hierarchy of Needs artHierarchy of NeedsCombat BowExoticExoticPrimarySolarThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

PvESpire of the Watcher DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 19EnergyNo
Eyes of Tomorrow Destiny 2 1Eyes of TomorrowRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolarBeyond Light PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvE + PvPDeep Stone Crypt RaidError icon V2 NoBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light Pack
Season 12HeavyNo
Destiny 2 One Thousand Voices artOne Thousand VoicesFusion RifleExoticExoticHeavySolarForsaken PackYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Weak

C

-Last Wish RaidError icon V2 NoForsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
Season 4HeavyNo
HeartartHeartshadowSwordExoticExoticHeavyVoidThe Witch Queen Dungeon KeyYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PvEDuality DungeonError icon V2 NoThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key
Season 17HeavyNo

How to improve Exotic drop rates: Boosts

To improve the drop rates of these exotic weapons, you’ll need to complete specific triumphs associated with each raid or dungeon. The triumphs that increase your chances vary for each activity, so here are tables that cover each one:

Exotic Drop Rates Boost triumph screen Destiny 2

Exotic Drop Rates Boost, Destiny 2

Dungeons Exotics Boosts (Ghosts of the Deep, Duality, and Spire of the Watcher):

To improve the Exotic Drop Rates for all Dungeon weapons, including The Navigator’s, the following triumphs will reward you with boosts:

Triumph Rate Boost
Lore Collectibles Triumph (e.g., In Memoriam) +1
Master Mode Completion (e.g., Sovereign) +1
Full Flawless Clear (e.g., Deny Death) +1
Full Solo Clear (e.g., Alone in the Deep) +1
Full Solo Flawless Clear (e.g., King of the Deep) +2

Raid Exotics Boosts:

To improve the Exotic Drop Rates for Raid weapons, the following triumphs and challenges will reward you with boosts:

One Thousand Voices Drop Rate (Last Wish )

Triumph Rate Boost
Petra’s Run +3
The New Meta +2
Thunderstruck +1
Sunburn +1
Night Owl +1
Habitual Wisher +1
Challenges:
  • Summoning Ritual
  • Which Witch
  • Forever Fight
  • Keep Out
  • Strength of Memory
+1 each (+5 total)

Eyes of Tomorrow Drop Rate (Deep Stone Crypt)

Triumph Rate Boost
Survival of the Fittest +3
Freezing Point +1
Control Group +2
Challenges:
  • Red Rover
  • Copies of Copies
  • Of All Trades
  • The Core Four
+1 each (+4 total)
Complications:
  • Resource Contention
  • 5 Seconds to Paradise
  • Short Circuit
  • Ready, Set, Go!
+1 each (+4 total)

Vex Mythoclast Drop Rate (Vault of Glass)

Triumph Rate Boost
Flawless Vault of Glass +1
Master Glasser +1
Challenges:
  • Wait For It…
  • The Only Oracle For You
  • Out of Its Way
  • Rabid Relic
  • Eyes on Atheon
+1 each (+5 total)
Complications:
  • Dragon’s Den
  • Take Cover
  • Tempered Teleport
  • Strangers in Time
  • Ensemble’s Refrain
+1 each (+5 total)

Collective Obligation Drop Rate (Vow of the Disciple)

Triumph Rate Boost
Risen from the Deep +3
Master Difficulty “Vow of the Disciple” +2
Together in the Deep +1
Challenges:
  • Swift Destruction
  • Base Information
  • Defenses Down
  • Looping Catalyst
+1 each (+4 total)
Complications:
  • On My Go
  • Handle With Care
  • Glyph to Glyph
  • Symmetrical Energy
+1 each (+4 total)

Touch of Malice Drop Rate (King’s Fall)

Triumph Rate Boost
Crux of the King +3
One True King +1
Challenges:
  • The Grass is Always Greener
  • Devious Thievery
  • Gaze Amaze
  • Under Construction
  • Hands Off
+1 each (+5 total)
Complications:
  • Overzealous
  • Brand Busters
  • Taking Turns
  • The Floor is Lava
  • Overwhelming Power
+1 each (+5 total)

Conditional Finality Drop Rate (Root of Nightmares)

Triumph Rate Boost
Living Nightmares +1
Dream Weavers +1
Classic Horror +1
Challenges:
  • Illuminated Torment
  • Crossfire
  • Cosmic Equilibrium
  • All Hands
+1 each (+4 total)
Complications:
  • Psionic Surge
  • Shields Up
  • Singular Orbit
  • Synchronicity
+1 each (+4 total)Triumph

It’s important to note that the increased drop chance comes from redeeming each triumph, meaning you only need to complete each objective once to unlock the rate boost account-wide. You can check how many boosts you have for each exotic through a modifier on each activity’s launch screen. These boosts only apply to your initial drop chance, meaning duplicate drops will stick to the base rate (not including triumph boosts).

Exotic Drop Rates Boost modifier screen Destiny 2

You’re probably wondering what a tier of rate boost actually does. Sadly, as with most specific numbers in the game, Bungie hasn’t clarified. All we know is that each tier increases the percent chance that the exotic weapon will drop.

About The Author

Andrew Sideris
Andrew Sideris
With my over seven years of game knowledge, six months of writing experience for Blueberries.gg, and hundreds of Blueberries already guided through endgame content, I hope to allow newcomers to have the same great introduction I had all those years ago. You can find Andrew on Twitter.
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