Destiny 2: List Of Exotic Armor Changes Coming With Bungie 30th Anniversary

By Zuhaad Ali
Source: Bungie

Today, Bungie released its weekly blog post This Week At Bungie which features a massive list of sandbox abilities changes, and tweaks coming to Destiny 2. In this article, we will go over all the changes, tweaks, and update that Bungie has released, specifically for the exotic armor pieces incoming with the 30th Anniversary update in Destiny 2.

The 30th Anniversary event goes live on December 7, 2021, and with that, there will be new content coming to the game including, a new dungeon, six-player PvE activity, new armor ornaments, emotes, and other cosmetics. Recently, Bungie has also confirmed that all unobtainable exotic catalysts that are currently in-game will be available in The Witch Queen.

You can find the list of exotic armor changes below.

List of Exotic Armor Changes Coming in Destiny 2 30th Anniversary Update

  • Frost-EE5: No longer stacks multiplicatively in PvP with other regeneration buffs, is now an additive scalar.
    • No change in PvE.
  • Heart of Inmost Light:: Ability energy regeneration scalars reduced by 50% in PvP.
    • Reworked so activating multiple abilities will now reliably result in multiple Empowered stacks. The stacking behavior was previously a bug, but this seemed like a good opportunity to promote it to a feature.
  • Contraverse Hold: Duration of the grenade regeneration buff is no longer random between 1 and 4 seconds and is now a fixed duration of 1.75 seconds. Reduced grenade energy regeneration scalar by 50% in PvP.
    • The previous average duration due to weighting was 1.71 seconds, with a 1 second duration being most common, so this should improve the Exotic’s consistency across the game with a lower return in PvP.
  • Doomfang Pauldrons: Reduced Super energy gain on activation when an opposing player is killed by a Void melee by 50%.
    • No change in PvE.
  • Shinobu’s Vow: Reduced grenade energy gain on hits vs players by 66%.
    • No change in PvE.
  • Crown of Tempests: Grenade, melee, and Super energy regeneration scalar buff duration reduced from 7s to 4s in PvP.
    • No change in PvE.
  • The Stag: Reduced class ability energy refund on shield break by 50% in PvP.
    • No change in PvE.

For Armor mods, Bungie has “reduced energy returns from these mods by roughly 50% in PvP.” These include:

  • Melee Kickstart
  • Grenade Kickstart
  • Utility Kickstart
  • Perpetuation
  • Bolstering Detonation
  • Focusing Strike
  • Bomber
  • Outreach
  • Dynamo
  • Distribution
  • Momentum Transfer
  • Impact Induction