Destiny 2 - All Hunter Exotic Armor Pieces Season of Arrivals

For more information about other exotic armor in Destiny 2, be sure to check out our guide to all Exotic Titan armor as well as our guide to all Exotic Warlock armor.


Liar's Handshake

Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Liar's Handshake

Slot: Armor: Gauntlets
Intrinsic Perk: Cross Counter - 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.

     

    Verdict: Excellent. This is a make punching things as a hunter more fun than being a Titan. The damage done can melt bosses of all sorts. The blow also heals you and stuns bosses as it hits the damage threshold to do so. Great and needed in every Hunter's arsenal. 

     


    Young Ahamkara's Spine

    Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Young Ahamkara's Spine

    Slot: Armor: Gauntlets
    Intrinsic Perk: Wish-Dragon Teeth - Increases Tripmine Grenade duration and blast radius. Ability damage grants Tripmine Grenade energy.

      Verdict: Needs Work. This was good when it was one of the few exotics that we had however there  are several options to allow more ability regen and more of an overall use when paired with the trip mine that these gauntlets are outdated. They may still have some lock down use in the right hands however those hands are most likely going to use something else. 

       


      Mechaneer's Tricksleeves

      Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Mechaneer's Tricksleeves
      Slot: Armor: Gauntlets
      Intrinsic Perk: Spring-Loaded Mounting - Increases Sidearm ready and reload speed. While you're critically wounded, swapping to a Sidearm increases its damage.

        Verdict: Good. It has great value for the sidearm fan in both PVE/PVP. By pairing this with the seasonal charged with light mods, you can make mini cannons with your sidearms. However with the damage requirement for the damage boost this gets a Good Rating as opposed to a Great rating. 


        Raiden Flux

        Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Raiden Flux

        Slot: Armor: Chest Armor
        Intrinsic Perk: Synapse Junctions - Quick successive attacks with Arc Staff increase its damage output and duration.

          Verdict: Excellent. These allow you to literally become the Arc Staff warrior you have always wanted to be. The damage output increase is wonderful for making sure that you melt majors and elites. The super return is slightly less in PVP however that does not stop the flurry from  lasting for a very long time. 

           


          Lucky Raspberry

          Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Lucky Raspberry
          Slot: Armor: Chest Armor
          Intrinsic Perk: Probability Matrix - 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.

            Verdict: Great. In the right hands this can allow for instant regen of your grenade in both PVE/PVP. It losses its Excellent rating on the aires that it is not the most potent grenade that hunters have, as well as the multitude of other chest pieces that a Hunter can use.

             


            The Dragon's Shadow

            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece The Dragon's Shadow

            Slot: Armor: Chest Armor
            Intrinsic Perk: Wraithmetal Mail - Dodging reloads all weapons and increases both movement and weapon handling speeds for a brief time.

              Verdict: Excellent. This makes your Gambler's Dodge have the abilities of a Marksman's Dodge with extra movement and handling. This is a great compliment to a skilled hunters tool kit. The use of it makes so that you are ready for any gunfight. 

               


              Knucklehead Radar

              Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Knucklehead Radar

              Slot: Armor: Helmet
              Intrinsic Perk: Upgraded Sensor Pack - Provides radar while you're aiming. Enhances your radar resolution while crouched.

                Verdict: Niche. The crucible tryhards training wheels. These get a good rating for their use in crucible but in PVE they lack the much use making them take a back seat in most inventories. 

                 


                Celestial Nighthawk

                Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Celestial Nighthawk
                Slot: Armor: Helmet
                Intrinsic Perk: Hawkeye Hack - Modifies Golden Gun to fire a single high-damage shot. Enemies eliminated by the shot explode and grant you Super energy.

                  Verdict: Niche. Extra points for style. This helmet makes it possible when placed in a true sharpshooters hands. This is specifically for PVE, that be ing said is for the hunter who values headshots your accuracy is rewarded with devastating single shot damage. The kind that one shots strike bosses. 

                   

                   


                  Foetracer

                  Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Foetracer
                  Slot: Armor: Helmet
                  Intrinsic Perk: Relentless Tracker - Visually marks targeted enemies. Deals more damage to low-health marked enemies.

                    Verdict: Excellent. This allows for very great clean up of both adds and player in all activities. The only downside is to how you must aim down sights at your desired target for a moment to activate the perk. That aside the utility of tracking into walls as well as the low health clean up is well needed. Ensuring you get the kill. 

                     


                    Lucky Pants

                    Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Lucky Pants
                    Slot: Armor: Leg Armor
                    Intrinsic Perk: Illegally Modded Holster - Precision hits load one round to the chamber of stowed Hand Cannons. Hand Cannons ready faster and are more accurate immediately after swapping to them. 

                    Verdict: Excellent. This is a hand cannon fanatics wet dream. You draw extremely fast and the reload upon precision hits makes for a perfect solution to keeping you in the fight and shooting. This gains extra points and earns an Excellent review in Honor of Cayde-6.

                     


                    Orpheus Rig

                    Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Orpheus Rig

                    Slot: Armor: Leg Armor
                    Intrinsic Perk: Uncanny Arrows - Provides ability energy for each enemy tethered by Deadfall anchors. Moebius Quiver has more shots.

                      Verdict: Essential. This is a needed tool for all hunters. It not only will provide a massive amount of super for enemies trapped in the tether but makes it last for long enough to make the single shot work it in most add heavy scenarios. 

                       


                      St0mp-EE5

                      Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece St0mp-EE5

                      Slot: Armor: Leg Armor
                      Intrinsic Perk: Hydraulic Boosters - Increases sprint speed and slide distance. Improves High Jump, Strafe Jump, and Triple Jump.

                       

                      Verdict: Essential. There are certain areas in Destiny 2 that will require you as a Hunter to have these. The speed boost is also something to note. When you stop using this exotic you will actually feel unnaturally slow. 


                      Aeon Swift

                      Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Aeon Swift
                      Slot: Armor: Gauntlets
                      Intrinsic Perk: Aeon Energy - Dodging grants the following to nearby Aeon Cult allies: Grenade energy to Warlocks, Barricade energy to Titans, and Dodge energy to Hunters. Other allies receive a fraction of the shared energy.

                        Verdict: Dismantle. Much like with the Titan and Warlock variants. This is not widely used and does not provide a large enough boost to be of use. Get yourself some shards and move on. 

                         


                        Gemini Jester

                        Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Gemini Jesters 

                        Type: Leg Armor
                        Intrinsic Perk: Misdirection - Dodging disorients nearby enemies and temporarily removes their radars.

                          Verdict: Great. Niche in its PVE use however very useful in the hands of a skilled Hunter assaulting a fireteam. With this there is a slight stun but more importantly it removes the radar from the guardian and allows for a flank unseen. 

                           


                          Shinobu's Vow

                          Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Shinobu's Vow
                          Slot: Armor: Gauntlets
                          Intrinsic Perk: New Tricks - Improves Skip Grenade, and you gain an additional Skip Grenade charge. Skip Grenades return energy when it damages enemies.
                           

                          Verdict: Excellent. This is a better version of what the Young Ahamkara's Spine was meant to do. The boost to skip grenade allows for almost complete guardian kills in PVP and full kills at anything less than 3 Resilience. Chuck some grenades Guardian. 

                           


                          Graviton Forfeit

                          Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Graviton Forefit
                          Slot: Armor: Helmet
                          Intrinsic Perk: Vanishing Shadow - Increases the duration of any invisibility effects. Your melee recharges faster while you are invisible.
                           

                          Verdict: Excellent. The ability regeneration this provides allows for an infinite invisibility builds for Hunters  who like to be unseen. Paired with the role of team reviver in endgame PVE activities this is a must have exotic. 

                           


                          Ophidia Spathe

                          Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Ophidia Spathe
                          Slot: Armor: Chest Armor
                          Intrinsic Perk: Scissor Fingers - Grants two knives per charge.
                           
                          Verdict: Excellent. The simpler the better and just like Armamentium for the Titans this does exactly what you need it too. Two knives for twice the fan blades or explosive knifes. Even the sharpshooter can enjoy this one. 

                           


                          Wormhusk Crown

                          Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Wormhusk Crown
                          Slot: Armor:  Helmet
                          Intrinsic Perk: Burning Souls - Dodging gives a small health and shield bump.

                           

                          Verdict: Excellent. This is a saving grace, generator of salt, get out of jail free card exotic. Excellent for both PVP/PVE use dodge to immediately start your health regeneration if your recovery is at 6 or higher. From here its a slay away kind of day. 

                           


                          Sealed Ahamkara Grasps

                          Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Sealed Ahamkara's Grasp
                          Slot: Armor: Gauntlets
                          Intrinsic Perk: Nightmare Fuel - Dealing melee damage reloads your currently equipped weapon. 

                            Verdict: Needs Work. There are several other exotics that do more than just add grave robber to your arsenal. 

                             


                            Fr0st-EE5

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Fr0st - EE5
                            Slot: Armor: Leg Armor
                            Intrinsic Perk: Rapid Cooldown - Increased grenade, melee, and dodge regeneration while sprinting. Dodging increases your sprint speed.
                             
                            Verdict: Excellent. The ability regeneration is almost constant as you find yourself sprinting often in Destiny 2. The added boost to your sprint after dodging is perfect for closing the distance to a guardian or making space from an over aggressive one. 

                             


                            Gwisin Vest

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Gwisin Vest
                            Slot: Armor: Chest
                            Intrinsic Perk: Roving Assassin - Each Spectral Blades kill you make before going into stealth will restore more of your Super energy.

                            Verdict: This had a much more potent effect prior to its nerf on how much super energy you get back. In its current state there is no real reason to use this over the other exotic chest armor.

                             


                            Oathkeeper

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Oathkeeper
                            Slot: Armor: Gauntlet
                            Intrinsic Perk: Adamantine Brace - Bows charge faster, and charges can be held indefinitely.
                             
                            Verdict: Niche. If you like bows, this is the go to armor for you. Hold them down indefinitely gaining the benefit to all damage that you can from bows. As well as letting you take full effect of the wishender bow's exotic perk. 

                             


                            Shards of Galanor

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Shards of Galanor
                            Slot: Armor: Gauntlet
                            Intrinsic Perk: Sharp Edges - Hits and kills with Blade Barrage will return Super energy after the Super ends.
                             

                            Verdict: Good. This was far better as with others prior to the nerf to super regeneration. This is still an amazing additive to have in any inventory for mass PVE add clear. 

                             


                            The Sixth Coyote

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece The Sixth Coyote
                            Slot: Armor: Chest
                            Intrinsic Perk: Double Dodge - Gain a second dodge charge.
                             

                            Verdict: Excellent. Simple and clean. You want to dodge more, say less this is for you. Move like the wind and be like water my friends. 

                             


                            Assassin's Cowl

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Assassin's Cowl
                            Slot: Armor: Helmet
                            Intrinsic Perk: Vanishing Execution - Arc, Solar, and Void 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 restored.
                             

                            Verdict: Excellent. This has great PVE use allowing for far more survivability. In PVP it is a great saver and a discount Wormhusk Crown. With this you will be popping in and out of invisibility the entire time. 

                             


                            The Bombardiers

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece The Bombardiers
                            Slot: Armor: Boots
                            Intrinsic Perk: Parting Gift - Dodging leaves behind an explosive that detonates after a short delay, damaging enemies around it.
                             

                            Verdict: Niche. I do not want to say that this is bad, because it does have its uses. The clean up it provides is amazing in crucible. This however can only be done with some skill and finese. In the right Hunters hands these are deadly, for everyone else save your exotic slot. 

                             


                            Khepri's Sting

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Khepri's Sting
                            Slot: Armor: Gauntlets
                            Intrinsic Perk: Touch of Venom - 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. 

                            Verdict: Excellent. This makes for a wonderful change to the standard smoke invisibility. In PVE it will make so that your stun and invisibility far more aggressively focused while in PVP it will make you extremely hard to find and almost always ensure that you win the melee duel.

                             


                            Raiju's Harness

                            Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Piece Raiju's Harness
                            Slot: Armor: Chest
                            Intrinsic Perk: Mobius Conduit - Pressing the Super button again will deactivate Whirlwind Guard early. Guarding does not consume extra Super energy.
                             

                            Verdict: Niche. For those who like the very very controlled super this is for you. Otherwise Hunters there are far more for you to choose from. 

                             


                             

                            A comprehensive list of all of the Destiny 2 Hunter exotic armor pieces. There is a picture for reference of each armor piece as well as the overall verdict of the armor piece in the current Destiny 2 Sandbox environment that players have access to. This is an active and growing list that is updated with each new Exotic release, and is prepped with information for the new Destiny 2 Beyond Light Expansion planned for Nov 10th this year.