A comprehensive guide to obtaining all the Y2/Y3 exotic weapons

Hey everyone,

I saw this post by /u/tom0902000 about how many people do not have the Sleeper Simulant. I've come across a lot of people who do not have some exotic sword or the other (excluding people who don't want to grind for mats) and I have found out that it is because they do not know how to obtain them. So, I decided to create a guide on how to obtain each and every Y2/Y3 exotic weapon in the game (including the elusive RNG-based bastards). I hope this helps all the new players get the exotics they need.

The order is based on the way they are visible in the kiosk. Weapons like the Vex, Universal Remote and NLB are shown in special weapons category. Only exception is the Sleeper Simulant.


Primary Weapons

Auto Rifles

  • Zhalo Supercell

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Hard Light

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Suros Regime

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Monte Carlo

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Khvostov 7G-0X

    Quest- We Found A Rifle

    Requirements- Obtain a 'Khvostov 7G Schematic' by either dismantling a Khvostov 7G-02 (White rarity. First weapon to be used in the game) or killing a Hive Brood Mother to obtain a Splicer Intel Relay, boarding the ketch in the Breach area of the Plaguelands and killing the Pilot Servitor to access the chest at the back of the room.

    Steps for completing the quest

    Video Guide

  • Necrochasm

    Quest- The Crux of Darkness

    Requirements- Kill Ogres in missions or strikes at heroic difficulty to get the 'Husk of the Pit' (white rarity auto rifle) to drop.

    Steps for completing the quest

    Video Guide

Hand Cannons

  • The First Curse

    Quest- Imprecation

    Requirements- Rank 5 with the Gunsmith, completed class based exotic weapons quest (see below for those).

    Steps for completing the quest

    Video Guide

  • The Last Word

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Hawkmoon

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Thorn

    Quest- A Light in the Dark

    Requirements- Quest drops randomly from completing Iron Lord bounties from Shiro-4 (Vanguard Scout in the Iron Temple)

    Steps for completing the quest)

    Video Guide

Pulse Rifles

Scout Rifles

  • Boolean Gemini

    Quests- The Taken War: Petra, Lost and Found, The Wolves of Mars

    Note- This weapon will drop once you complete the entire 'Taken War' questline, all its offsprings and are Rank 3 with the Queen's Wrath (Petra Venj).

    Steps for:

    The Taken War: Petra

    Lost and Found

    The Wolves of Mars

  • Touch of Malice

    Quests- The Shattered Past, The Old Hunger, Hunger Pangs

    Note- The first quest appears when you pick up a calcified fragment. The second one appears when you enter the King's Fall raid for the first time. Both the quests need to be completed in order to progress the third quest. You need at least 45 calcified fragments to complete Hunger Pangs and get the Touch of Malice. If you have played through the Taken King story line, there is a good chance you have the first quest.

    Steps for:

    The Shattered Past

    The Old Hunger

    Hunger Pangs)

    Checklist for Calcified Fragments with guides on how to get each of them

    Video Guide

  • The Jade Rabbit (Playstation exclusive exotic weapon)

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • MIDA Multi-Tool

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

Class-Based Primaries

Quest- Back in the Saddle

Requirements- Reach rank 3 with the Gunsmith and complete the quest for class-based legendary special weapon.

Steps

Video Guide

Note- All the data that needs to be collected and all weapons that need to be dismantled should be of the type the weapon is related to. For example- if I have the quest on my hunter then I will need hand cannon kills and will need to dismantle rare or legendary hand cannons in the respective steps.

Adept Primaries

Note- These weapons are randomly dropped after completing challenge modes in the following raids. At least one of them is guaranteed on the first challenge completion per character the week that raid is the featured weekly raid. Using Knuckles of Eao during the challenge encounter may increase your chances.

Vault of Glass Adept Primaries

Crota's End Adept Primaries

King's Fall Adept Primaries

Wrath of the Machine Adept Primaries


Special Weapons

Fusion Rifles

  • Telesto (the Besto)

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Plan C

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Queenbreaker's Bow

    This weapon can be drop as a reward from completing Challenge of Elders.

Shotguns

  • Invective

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • The 4th Horseman

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Lord of Wolves

    This weapon can be drop as a reward from completing Challenge of Elders.

  • The Chaperone

    Quest- Jolly Holliday

    Requirements- Complete the Taken King quest line (Taken War not required).

    Steps for completing the quest

    Video Guide

Sniper Rifles

  • Hereafter

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Patience and Time

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Zen Meteor (Playstation exclusive exotic weapon)

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Black Spindle

    Requirements- Complete the mission 'Lost to Light' on heroic difficulty and complete the alternate ending.

    This weapon can also drop from the Deathsinger encounter in Crota's End (LL 390).

    Text guide

    Video guide

    Video guide for those attempting to solo

  • Icebreaker

    This weapon may drop as a reward by completing Zavala's weekly 'Sunrise' bounty (get a gold tier completion on Nightfall within 30 minutes)

Sidearms

  • Dreg's Promise

    This weapon can be drop as a reward from completing Challenge of Elders.

  • Trespasser

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

Special Weapons with 'Primary Care'

  • Vex Mythoclast (Fusion Rifle) (still awesome)

    This weapon can drop after completing Vault of Glass (390 light). If it is the weekly featured raid, use Knuckles of Eao at Atheon to increase your chances.

  • Universal Remote

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • No Land Beyond

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.


Heavy Weapons

Machine Guns

  • Super Good Advice

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Nemesis Star

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Thunderlord

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Nova Mortis

    Quest- Songs of the Void

    Requirements- Schematic can be obtained randomly by patrolling the Plaguelands.

    Steps for completing the quest

    Video Guide

  • Abbadon

    Quest- Hymns of Fire

    Requirements- Can be obtained from Zavala immediately after acquiring the Nova Mortis

    Steps for completing the quest

    Video Guide

WMDs

  • NorseFenrir's Revenge

    Obtained by wishing NorseFenrir a happy birthday.

Rocket Launchers

  • Dragon's Breath

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Truth

    This weapon can be purchased from Xur, decrypted from exotic engrams or can drop as a random reward from completing endgame activities like Y2/Y3 raids, nightfalls, and Shaxx's weekly bounties.

  • Gjallarhorn

    Quest- Beauty in Destruction

    Requirements- Complete the 'Rise of Iron' quest to obtain 'Echoes of the Past' quest and then complete that.

    Steps for completing the quest

    Video guide

  • Iron Gjallarhorn

    Can only be obtained if you had pre-ordered the 'Rise of Iron' expansion. Will be unlocked at the postmaster after obtaining Y3 Gjallarhorn.

Fusion Rifle

Swords


I hope this guide helps you guys get the missing exotics (RNG can be a bitch so don't blame me) and prepare yourself better for all the encounters.

All the videos are from Datto's channel. He has covered EVERYTHING!!!

edit- and here come the downvotes. Why, though?

edit 2- thanks for the gold!

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