These are the best exotic armor choices in Destiny 2 if you want to change your look or build for Arc 3.0.
Destiny 2’s Season 18 got off to a big start with the release of the new Arc 3.0 characters. With the rework of subclasses, you can make new builds, try out new guns, and maybe even take some old Exotics out of the vault.
Once you’ve cleaned up those beautiful items, the best way to decide which one to improve is to try each one with your favorite build. If you don’t have much time or don’t know where to start, there are a few standout choices that will make your time in Arc 3.0 surprisingly fun.
Liar’s Handshake — Hunter*
Liar’s Handshake has always been a good Exotic, but until the update, Arc Hunter was a bad subclass in Destiny 2.
With the Hunter’s skill, “Combination Blow,” your melee attacks do even more damage and should keep you healthy.
If you combine these perks with the Lethal Current and Flow State Aspects, you can make an even more powerful combat build. Each of your hits will stun your target, make you stronger, and make it harder to kill you in general, among many other useful effects.
Cuirass Of The Falling Star — Titan*
Due to the damage boost it gives, Cuirass of the Falling Star has been called a savior for Thundercrash fans ever since it came out.
This buff sent Thundercrash straight to the top of the damage charts and kept its users safe at the same time. The damage isn’t as high as it used to be, but you can still use this chest piece in core material like Strikes.
Even though it does less damage now, Cuirass is still a good choice for Titans who just want to make big explosions without thinking about where they are.
Stormdancer’s Brace — Warlock*
Warlocks who want to feel like Emperor Palpatine again can use the Stormdancer’s Brace to heal their powers quickly and in a way that some people think isn’t normal.
If you already have the most Intellect possible so that you can use Stormtrance as fast as possible, this combination should give you even better results because you will be able to use your devastating powers to clear adds so often that it will be hard to believe.
If you have the right build, you might spend more time in Stormtrance than you do out of it.
Dunemarchers — Titan
Titan mains will tell you that Dunemarchers let you make one of the most fun Titan builds for both PvP and PvE by giving you a lot of useful abilities.
What Dunemarchers doesn’t say is that these Arc-chains spread out in a 12-meter radius, which is less than the 20-meter radius they had before.
This is very hard to avoid in PvP, even though its damage was lowered. However, when paired with the Titan’s Ballistic Slam melee ability, which knocks you down with an arc explosion while you’re in the air, it’s a great way to clear adds in PvE.
Crown Of Tempests — Warlock*
With this great helmet, Warlocks who love both their Stormtrance and their skills won’t have to choose which one they like more.
In practice, you’ll get the most out of the Electrostatic Mind Aspect because absorbing Ionic Traces gives you more ability energy, which you’ll need to keep your ability recovery going.
Once you get the hang of the ability-kill-regenerate loop, it will be easy to clear out whole levels.
Raiju’s Harness — Hunter*
Raiju’s Harness has a troubled past. In 2021, it was used to make a shield that lasts forever and to make Whirlwind Guard last longer than it should. Raiju’s is a must-have Exotic for fans of the Whirlwind Guard when it works as it should.
Raiju’s is for you if you like to block incoming damage or use Hunter Squall storms against their owners without fear.
Even though newer, shinier toys like the Gathering Storm Super have been added, this Exotic still makes Whirlwind Guard a better choice than its base form.
Getaway Artist — Warlock*
For a long time, Getaway Artist was the only way to get an improved Arc Soul, which is a floating, independent arc friend that acts as a portable turret.
But when the reworked Arc subclasses came out, Warlocks got a new Aspect called “Arc Soul” that gives them the same bonus as “Getaway Artist.”
This new Aspect didn’t make these gauntlets useless, but it did change how they should be used. With the Lightning Surge Aspect, they are now best for PvP.
Lightning Surge lets Warlocks blink forward after slipping and call down a lightning strike that stuns enemies when they come back into view. Using this Aspect with Getaway Artist should lead to some rewarding kills, so go to Crucible and try it out.
Star-Eater Scales — Hunter*
Any Hunter Super gets a great boost from Star Eater Scales. But you have to do some prep work because you need four Orbs of Power to supercharge your boots.
Gathering Storm is the best ability to use with these boots for Arc Hunters, since it deals large amounts of damage over and over again. This makes Star Eater Scales as powerful as they are stylish against raid bosses and other strong fighters.
Heart Of Inmost Light — Titans*
Heart of Inmost Light is trendy if you like speedrunning or finishing Raids with a small group of people.
It was used to beat Rhulk, the last boss of the Vow of the Disciple Raid, when only two people were available. Empowering abilities made the already powerful Storm Grenades even stronger, which helped a three-person fireteam beat Rhulk.
Heart of Inmost Light gives Titans the tools they need to do amazing Damage Per Second (DPS) or just run their abilities over and over.
Assassin’s Cowl – Hunter*
Even though it can be used by different types, Assassin’s Cowl is one of the best exotics for Arc Hunters in 8 Ball Pool. Whether you’re on Arc or not, it can be the best part of your best Hunter builds.
But this helmet is especially useful for an Arc Hunter who uses a Build with Combination Blow.
You can kill a lot of small enemies quickly with Combination Blow’s damage-adding effect by doing a final blow with your powered attack, dodging, and then doing it again. This very simple gameplay loop will keep you invisible and heal you as long as you keep getting powered melee kills.
Fallen Sunstar — Warlock*
Fallen Sunstar, which came out with Arc 3.0 in Season 18, is the best Arc Warlock rare in Destiny 2. It gives Warlocks a way to regain their Exotic abilities that is similar to the Heart of Inmost Light, but even more useful.
Fallen Sunstar makes a great Warlock build the center of any fireteam, since you will be destroying hordes of Taken, Hive, and other enemies while refilling your and your friends’ abilities with ionic traces.
Sunstar isn’t useless when you’re alone, but it loses some of its attraction. Try it out in your next Nightfall or Raid. Enjoy hearing your teammates squeal with joy as they spam their abilities and feel like they have endless power.