There is a class of equipment beyond Legendary. Powerful and rare, they are known as Exotics. You can find an Exotic via several different ways, but the important thing to know is that you can potentially find one almost anywhere in the game. You can earn Exotic Engrams from completing high-level Strikes, from PvP, from Raids, or from Faction reputation rewards.
If you’d like to see all of the Exotics in Destiny, check out this article.
Where to get them
You can buy some Exotics with Strange Coins, and you might even be lucky enough to stumble across an Exotic bounty, with a lengthy list of challenging tasks that you must complete to earn a guaranteed Exotic at the end.
Exotic abilities can prove to be the “capper” on a build, with an entire set of Class abilities, armor stats and upgrades, and weapons and their mods all working together to make you even more dangerous on the battlefield.
If you’d like to know more about Destiny’s Exotic weapons, and their abilities, our friend My name is Byf has a few video guides to these weapons (the best weapons) currently in Destiny!
Video: All Exotic Weapons Guide – Part 1
Video: All Exotic Weapons Guide – Part 2
Video: Hawkmoon Exotic Hand cannon
One of the things that makes an Exotic weapon powerful and exciting is its Exotic mods; You can find Exotic gear that has completely unique abilities not found on any other equipment. Finding your first Exotic is an exciting moment, and later, when you have assembled an arsenal with multiple Exotic and Legendary pieces, fine-tuning full sets of complementary equipment will occupy your time.