We bring you a breakdown of all the current exotic weapons, their strengths, weaknesses and main features. These are some of the best weapons in the game and something each Guardian should strive to obtain!

 

PRIMARY


AUTO RIFLES

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Hard Light Kinetic Equip/Reload Impact Shots penetrate and ricochet on hard surfaces.
Monte Carlo Kinetic Range Stability Dealing damage reduces melee cooldown.
SUROS Regime Kinetic Balanced Rate of Fire Bottom half of clips deals bonus damage and may heal you.

FUSION RIFLES

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Vex Mythoclast Solar Charge Time N/A Has no Charge Time.

HAND CANNONS

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Hawkmoon Kinetic Impact Rate of Fire 2-3 random shots in clip deal “considerable” bonus damage.
The Last Word Kinetic Impact Range Can be shot incredibly fast. Great from-the-hip precision.
Thorn Kinetic Impact Stability Shots penetrate and deal damage-over-time (no stacking).

PULSE RIFLES

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Bad Juju Kinetic Rate of Fire Impact Kills briefly enable instant reloads and a small damage buff.
Red Death Kinetic Impact Rate of Fire Each kill heals you and speeds up reloads.

SCOUT RIFLES

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
MIDA Multi-Tool Kinetic Reload N/A Boosts movement. Fires on a hair trigger. Radar active in-aim.

SHOTGUNS

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Universal Remote Kinetic Stability Range Aiming greatly increases range and precision damage.

 

SPECIAL


FUSION RIFLES

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Plan C Arc Impact Charge Rate Charge/equip time is very fast after weapon swap.
Pocket Infinity Solar Impact Charge Rate Fires in full-auto. Missed rounds may return to clip.

SHOTGUNS

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Invective Solar Rate of Fire Reload Can be fired in full-auto. Regenerates ammo.

SNIPER RIFLES

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Ice Breaker Solar Range Stability Kills explode. Regenerates ammo into 6-shot clip (can’t reload).
Patience and Time Arc Stability Clip Size (4) Active radar and temporary invisibility while aiming.

 

HEAVY


MACHINE GUNS

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Super Good Advice Solar Rate of Fire Impact Almost all missed shots are returned to the magazine.
Thunderlord Arc Impact Rate of Fire Increased Rate of Fire and accuracy the longer it’s fired.

ROCKET LAUNCHERS

Name Type Strength Weakness Main Feature(s)
Gjallarhorn Solar Velocity Rate of Fire Rockets split into a cluster of target-tracking missiles on impact.
Truth Void Blast Radius Rate of Fire Aggressive target-tracking.