Bungie just announced Destiny 2 Hunter Exotic Armor Changes in Season 22, adjusting some underutilized exotic armor.
Recently, Bungie released a massive developer preview for sandbox changes coming in next season. In the preview, we get a look at multiple nerfs, buffs, adjustments, and outright changes to some undervalued or overvalued aspects of the sandbox. The most important changes towards build crafting are the Destiny 2 Exotic Armor Changes in Season 22.
Exotic armor changes are often massive shakeups in the meta equipment that are desired for all levels of gameplay. Some changes are outright nerfs to overly potent armor or specific builds while some are massive buffs to increase the usage in an otherwise lack luster exotic. Regardless, its sure to bring more builds to light and decrease usage of certain overpowered builds.
Hunter Exotic Armor Changes in Season 22
In Destiny 2, Hunter Exotic Armor changes will include pieces of armor such as Knucklehead Radar, Foetracer, Lucky Raspberry, and Renewal Grasps.
Knucklehead Radar Exotic Changes
Knucklehead Radar is getting a nice buff by adding all the current functionality of Foetracer added to its exotic perks.
- Current: Provides radar while you’re aiming. Enhances your radar resolution while crouched.
- Update: Added the Foetracer Exotic (Visually marks targets. Deals more damage to low-health marked targets. Provides a small benefit to the airborne effectiveness stat of all weapons.) helmet buff to existing perks.
Foetracer Exotic Changes
Foetracer is getting an entire rework, it will now give a weapon damage boost by dealing damage with matching energy abilities and some additional functionality with subclass collectible objects.
- Curent: Visually marks targets. Deals more damage to low-health marked targets. Provides a small benefit to the airborne effectiveness stat of all weapons
- Update: When you deal damage with one of your abilities, you gain a damage bonus with weapons that have damage types matching your subclass damage type. Additionally, when you defeat an enemy you’ve damaged with one of your abilities (either with another ability or with a weapon with a damage type matching your subclass type), you will spawn one of the collectible objects associated with your subclass, such as Ionic Traces or Firesprites.
Lucky Raspberry Exotic Changes
Lucky Raspberry is getting its base functionality buffs by allowing you to generate more grenade energy the more you use the grenades and some anti-champion functionality.
- Current: Increases the chaining capabilities of Arc Bolt Grenade and has a chance to recharge it each time it deals damage. A full chain always recharges.
- Update: It still will expand the chaining capabilities of Arc Bolt Grenades but now each time you damage an enemy with the lightning strikes from the jolted condition—as well as each time you pick up an ionic trace—you gain additional grenade energy. Also, the grenades gain intrinsic anti-overload stun.
Renewal Grasps Exotic Changes
Renewal Grasps is finally getting one of the nerfs to its viability removed by removing the increased grenade timer added in a previous patch.
- Current: Your Duskfield grenades have a much larger effect radius. Allies inside the Duskfield take reduced damage and targets inside the area deal reduced damage. Increases the base cooldown of the Duskfield Grenade from 62s to 152s
- Update: Exotic perk still functions the same but removal of the increased base Duskfield grenade cooldown.
A lot of these changes look like great adjustments to underutilized exotics allowing them to fit in a variety of new builds. Should these changes translate well to the live game, there are definitely some meta shaking options available here.
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