Destiny 2 Is Getting 19 Exotic Armor Reworks In The Final Shape

By Zuhaad Ali
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Bungie has revealed a series of reworks for some of the exotic armor pieces in Destiny 2 The Final Shape.

In a highly anticipated update for Destiny 2, Bungie has announced a series of updates for several exotic armor pieces for the upcoming expansion, The Final Shape. Set to be released on June 4, this update will involve adjustments to a total of 19 exotic armor pieces, with the aim of balancing out the overpowered exotics and increasing the effectiveness of the underutilized ones in the game’s new sandbox.

Related: Bungie Wants Destiny 2 The Final Shape’s Prismatic Subclass To Be The ‘Ultimate Representation’ Of A Guardian

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of all the exotic armor reworks for each class, which can be found below.

Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Hunter Exotic Armor Changes

For Hunters, we have six armor updates coming in The Final Shape. You can check them out below.

  • Triton Vice: Glaive projectile final blows now always trigger a detonation that matches the Glaive’s damage type, even when the Glaive does not match the equipped subclass. The surrounded effect provided by Triton Vice while wielding a Glaive now lingers on the player for five seconds after no longer being surrounded.
  • Dragon’s Shadow: Updated to trigger its effects when using Ensnaring Slam or the new Ascension Arc aspect.
  • Foetracer: Now grants the bonus damage it inflicts on a target to weapons. The damage type matches the ability used to damage the target, rather than always matching your equipped subclass. With Prismatic, you can apply various damage elements with your abilities.
  • The Sixth Coyote: Added the ability to create Orbs of Power from final blows after using your class ability. This is implemented as the Exotic granting a free copy of the Reaper armor mod’s effects.
  • Renewal Grasps: On entering your Duskfield Grenade volume, you or allies gain a stack of Frost Armor. About every 0.9 seconds, an additional stack of Frost Armor is granted, resetting your timer.
  • Star-Eater Scales: Increased the Orbs of Power required to grant maximum benefits from 4 to 6. Reduced the increased Super energy gained per Orb of Power when the Golden Gun is equipped from 2% down to 0.5%.
Destiny 2 Is Getting 19 Exotic Armor Reworks In The Final Shape
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Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Warlock Exotic Armor Changes

Warlocks are also getting six exotic armor updates. We have compiled a list of them below.

  • Mantle of Battle Harmony: Now grants Super energy ranging between +1.5% and +4.5%, depending on the target type killed. Removed the 2-second cooldown for the perk’s activation.
  • Ballidorse Wrathweavers: Activating your Rift grants you and nearby allies the maximum Frost Armor stacks when Frostpulse is equipped. Activating your Winter’s Wrath shatter attack grants nearby allies the maximum amount of stacks of Frost Armor. When your Winter’s Wrath ends, you gain maximum stacks of Frost Armor.
  • Secant Filaments: Empowering Rift will now reset a player’s existing Devour buff duration back to 11 seconds when they enter it, in addition to its previous behavior.
  • Verity’s Brow:  now requires final blows with a weapon matching your grenade’s damage type, instead of one matching your equipped subclass.
  • Sunbracers: Reduced the increased Solar Grenade duration from 4 seconds to 2 seconds. Reduced its increased grenade recharge rate to allow a max of 4 grenades while the effect is active, down from 5.
  • Cenotaph Mask: Multiple players using Cenotaph Mask can no longer trigger its effect using a single enemy target. Cenotaph’s target lock visual marker is now hidden for the Exotic’s wearer and only appears to the wearer’s allies.
Destiny 2 Is Getting 19 Exotic Armor Reworks In The Final Shape
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Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Titan Exotic Armor Changes

For Titans, there are a total of seven exotic armor pieces that are getting updated in The Final Shape. You can check them out below.

  • Ursa Furiosa: Now provides increased movement speed while guarding with Unbreakable. Also grants Super energy for guarding with Unbreakable. This energy scales based on the amount of incoming damage the shield absorbs.
  • Eternal Warrior: No longer requires an Arc subclass for Arc final blows to grant its escalating Arc weapon damage bonus.
  • Armamentarium: It now creates Orbs of Power from grenade final blows. This is implemented as the Exotic granting a free copy of the Firepower armor mod’s effects.
  • Khepri’s Horn: Increase the damage from the Solar blast by 100% in PvE. The Solar blast now scorches each time it hits a target, instead of scorching only once. Khepri’s Horn now benefits from Ember of Eruption and Ember of Ashes (+30 scorch in PvE and +15 scorch in PvP).
  • Heart of Inmost Light: Now it displays a single, consolidated status effect icon in the HUD to communicate its state. The functionality of the Exotic is unchanged.
  • Synthoceps: Reduced the amount of time that Bionic Enhancements lingers after no longer being surrounded, from 8 seconds to 5 seconds. This duration is now visible as a timer on the buff.
  • Severance Enclosure: Its explosions now require line of sight to damage enemies. We also reduced the knockback intensity of these explosions, which will now launch enemies more consistently vertically.
Destiny 2 Is Getting 19 Exotic Armor Reworks In The Final Shape
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  • Powered Melee update: Severance Enclosure and Assassins Cowl only trigger their effects when a player spends a melee charge (or uses a finisher) to get a final blow.

Alongside these reworks, Bungie has also teased the introduction of six brand-new exotic armor, two for each class, in The Final Shape. If you wish to learn more about each of them, check out our article here.

Adding to the excitement, Bungie has also released a list of updates for both Light and Darkness subclasses just yesterday, which you can learn more about here.

Destiny 2 The Final Shape is set to launch on June 4, 2024, on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

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