Destiny: The Taken King – Exotic changes and year-two transfer list

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 11:53 GMT

They’re exotics, Jim, but not as you know them.


Bungie’s making massive changes to the way Destiny’s exotics work in The Taken King, essentially consigning the most popular yellow weapons to history by not allowing them to be upgraded to year-two damage levels.

A new blueprint system is also being implemented, allowing you to pick up create a new version of your exotics on demand, provided you’ve already found them in-game.

Below is a list of all known changes to existing exotics in terms of whether or not they’re going to be viable against the year-two content. That’s right: Gjallarhorn doesn’t make the cut.

Thanks to IGN for this list.

Exotic armour being upgraded to year-two levels

  • Light Beyond Nemesis
  • Obsidian Mind
  • Voidfang Vestments
  • No Backup Plans
  • Young Amhamkara’s Spine

Exotic weapons being upgraded to year-two levels

  • SUROS Regime
  • Red Death
  • The Last Word
  • Thunderlord
  • Truth
  • Bad Juju
  • Invective
  • Hawkmoon
  • Monte Carlo
  • 4th Horseman

Exotic weapons which aren’t being upgraded to year-two levels

  • Gjallarhorn
  • Super Good Advice
  • Universal Remote
  • Necrochasm
  • Hard Light
  • Thorn
  • Vex Mythoclast
  • Ice Breaker

Head back to our The Taken King guide, or get the full deal with out exhaustive Destiny guide.

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