Destiny 2 is finally buffing the worst Exotics of all time


Destiny 2 Season 13 will bring much-needed upgrades to the trio of Aeon Exotics, which have long been considered the worst exotics in the game.

Currently, Aeon Exotics generate energy for you and your team when you use certain abilities, and teammates who also wear an Aeon Exotic receive a little more energy than normal. Warlocks generate Grenade Energy when throwing grenades while carrying Aeon Soul, for example. The problem is, this energy boost is incredibly minor, so much so that wearing an Aeon Exotic – let alone filling your team with one – is objectively bad. This is finally changing.


According to the latest TWAB, the current Aeon effects are removed and replaced with three unique Exotic mods that can only be connected on the Aeon armor. All three Exotics will have the same mods, so you can use them on any class or subclass. Here are their effects:

  • Sect of Force: Quick precision hits with a weapon temporarily increase your reload speed and weapon swap speed. When you stun a champion or defeat a boss or miniboss, nearby teammates gain a grenade blast and melee energy. Allies of the Aeon Sect (i.e. teammates also wearing an Aeon Exotic) who do not have the Sect of Force role equipped also gain a Super Energy Blast.
  • Sect of Insight: Successive precision weapon kills have a chance to drop an Orb of Power for your allies. When you use a finisher on an elite enemy, you generate special ammo for your teammates. Completing a boss or miniboss will generate heavy ammo. Nearby Aeon Cult allies that do not have the Sect of Insight role equipped also gain a weapon damage bonus for a short time after using a finisher.
  • Sect of Vigor: You gain class ability energy when your allies die, and your class ability will be fully charged when you revive a teammate. When you use your Super, nearby allies receive a burst of healing. Nearby Aeon Cult allies who do not possess the Stamina Sect role also gain Greater Shield.

As Bungie explained, these special mods were designed so that players are rewarded for being assigned all three roles in Teams of Three – when creating a Nightfall Team, for example. All of these effects stack up too, and like the armor sets released with Gambit Prime, they give you a unique role to fulfill. We’ve never seen Exotics like these before and they look powerful on paper, so it’s crazy to think that they were forged from the worst Exotics in Destiny history.

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