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Destiny 2 Exotic Tier List: Best Exotic Weapons Ranked

Check out our Destiny 2 Exotic tier list ranking all the Exotic weapons from best to worst.

With a plethora of Exotic weapons available in Destiny 2, a majority of players are confused about which exotic to grind for. If you are new or came back from a long hiatus, you might want to know which exotics are the best to pick for this season. Since new Exotic weapons have been added, you would like to know if they are good for the PvE and PvP modes. In that case, you can check out our Destiny 2 Exotic weapons tier list to find out the best Exotics ranked from best to worst.

Destiny 2 Exotic Tier List – Best Exotic Weapons Ranked (PvE & PvP)

destiny 2 exotic weapons tier list

We have compiled the tier list for the best Exotics including the unique, special, and latest exotic weapons. For this, we have considered how good they are in PvE and PvP modes, both. These weapons are categorized based on their Overall excelling stats and performance.

We have placed the Exotics into tiers ranging from S Tier to D Tier. The weapons placed in S Tier are the most overpowered Exotics to go for. While the Exotic weapons in D Tier are the worst Exotics to choose. So, here’s our Destiny 2 Exotic tier list ranking all the exotic weapons from best to worst:

Tier Exotic Weapons

Exotic Weapon Type

S Tier Ace of Spades Hand Cannon
S Tier Divinity Trace Rifle
S Tier Witherhoard Grenade Launcher
S Tier One Thousand Voices Fusion Rifle
S Tier Riskrunner Submachine Gun
S Tier Sleeper Simulant Linear Fusion Rifle
S Tier Sunshot Hand Cannon
S Tier Telesto Fusion Rifle
S Tier Thorn Hand Cannon
S Tier Xenophage Machine Gun
S Tier Ager’s Scepter Trace Rifle
S Tier Dead Messenger Grenade Launcher
S Tier Lord of Wolves Shotgun
S Tier Divinity Trace Rifle
S Tier Hawkmoon Hand Cannon
S Tier Gjallarhorn Rocket Launcher
S Tier Thunderlord Machine Gun
S Tier Eyes of Tomorrow Rocket Launcher
A Tier Collective Obligation Pulse Rifle
A Tier Dead Man’s Tale Scout Rifle
A Tier Lumina Hand Cannon
A Tier Traveler’s Chosen Side Arm
A Tier One Thousand Voices Fusion Rifle
A Tier Trespasser Sidearm
A Tier Riskrunner Submachine Gun
A Tier Skyburner’s Oath Scout Rifle
A Tier Bad Juju Pulse Rifle
A Tier Ticuu’s Divination Combat Bow
A Tier Collective Obligation Pulse Rifle
A Tier Quicksilver Storm Auto Rifle
A Tier MIDA Multi-Tool Scout Rifle
A Tier Polaris Lance Scout Rifle
A Tier The Last Word Hand Cannon
A Tier Thorn Hand Cannon
A Tier Leviathan’s Breath Combat Bow
A Tier Parasite Grenade Launcher
A Tier Heartshadow Sword
A Tier The Lament Sword
A Tier Tractor Cannon Shotgun
A Tier The Wardcliff Coil Rocket Launcher
B Tier Monte Carlo  Auto Rifle
B Tier Tommy’s Matchbook Auto Rifle
B Tier Graviton Lance Pulse Rifle
B Tier Vex Mythoclast Fusion Rifle
B Tier Hard Light Auto Rifle
B Tier Crimson Hand Cannon
B Tier SUROS Regime Auto Rifle
B Tier Rat King  Sidearm
B Tier Devil’s Ruin Sidearm
B Tier Vigilance Wing Pulse Rifle
B Tier Fighting Lion Grenade Launcher
B Tier Black Talon Sword
B Tier Malfeasance Hand Cannon
B Tier Cryosthesia 77k Sidearm
B Tier Sleeper Simulant Linear Fusion Rifle
B Tier D.A.R.C.I. Sniper Rifle
B Tier Deathbringer Rocket Launcher
B Tier Heir Apparent Machine Gun
B Tier Grand Overture Machine Gun
B Tier Sweet Business Auto Rifle
B Tier Cerberus+1 Auto Rifle
C Tier Salvation’s Grip Grenade Launcher
C Tier Symmetry Scout Rifle
C Tier The Prospector Grenade Launcher
C Tier The Colony Grenade Launcher
C Tier Whisper of the Worm Sniper Rifle
C Tier Truth Rocket Launcher
C Tier Worldline Zero Sword
C Tier Legend of Acrius Shotgun
C Tier Two-Tailed Fox Rocket Launcher
D Tier Edge of Concurrence Polearm/Glaive
D Tier Bastion Fusion Rifle
D Tier The Queenbreaker Linear Fusion Rifle

Regardless of the tier ranking above, you can also try out the Exotic weapons that are ranked low. You can try experimenting with them in PvE and PvP modes both, to check if the exotics suit you. That’s because, it all depends on your playstyle, class, build, and experience in the end. So, we leave the rest of the decision to you. 

Note that we will be updating the Exotic tier list as soon as new Exotic weapons arrive in the upcoming seasons. To track the season dates, you can check out our Destiny 2 Seasons list for all the start and end dates.

That’s everything covered about the Destiny 2 Exotic weapons tier list. If you liked this guide, check out our guides on how to get Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk, how to unlock Vexcalibur Node, how to complete the Stargazer quest, and more Destiny 2 Guides on our dedicated section right here on Gamer Tweak.