[Top 10] The Division 2 Best Exotic Weapons

Division 2 Best Exotic Weapons
Best Exotic Weapons from The Division 2

Exotic weapons in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 are available weapons for players that are dedicated to the game’s features and want to make their names known Raids and Conflicts. 

There are a exotic weapons spanning across the categories like shotguns and assault rifles. 

Players have found their way around making this exotics fit their builds or have built destructive builds that surrounded these amazing weapons. 

Here, we are going to be discussing the 10 best exotic weapons in the game in detail. 

1. Nemesis

This weapon is the Nemesis, an exotic sniper that can be dubbed as a harbinger of death. 

 

It is a hard weapon to acquire but once you receive it, you will always use it and with two talents that are ripe to deal extreme damage. 

Here are the weapon stats for the Nemesis and a detailed look on what its talents are and how they work. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 50
  • Reload Speed: 2.4s
  • Optimal Range: Long
  • Critical Strike Range: 10-70m
  • Fire Mode: Bolt-Action
  • Magazine: 5+1 

What Brings Out The Best In The Nemesis:

  • Permanent Talents:
  • Counter Sniper
    • “Deal 0-100% weapon damage based on how long the trigger is held before releasing. The time to reach max weapon damage is reduced whenever a shot does not kill an enemy it hits”.
  • Nemesis
    • “Aiming at an enemy marks them as your nemesis for 15 seconds, letting you see them through walls. Your shots gain +5% damage to the nemesis for each second they are market, to a maximum of 50%.”
  • Preparation 
    • “While holstered, gain +25% headshot damage when scoped with your current weapon.”

How To Get Nemesis: 

2. Eagle Bearer

Eagle Bearer is an exotic assault rifle and was introduced with The Division 2 Raid, which makes it a difficult weapon to gain. 

When you’re firing this baby, you want to make sure your aim is A-1 because Eagle Bearer’s talents are going to make your accuracy worth it.

Let’s go over some of its stats in detail and read about what the talents can do for you. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 750
  • Reload Speed: 2.5s
  • Optimal Range: Medium
  • Critical Strike Range: 10-45m
  • Fire Mode: Full-Auto
  • Magazine: 60+1
  • What Brings Out The Best In 

Permanent Talents:

  • Eagle's Strike

    • “Accuracy increases as you continuously fire, up to +100%.”
    • “Headshot kills grant +100% Reload Speed, +50% Damage and the Tenacity buff for 10s.(PvP Version remains at 35%).”
    • “The strength of Tenacity is increased by 1% for body shots and 5% for headshots.”
  • Tenacity
    • “40-80% of damage taken is delayed until the buff expires.”
    • “All of the total delayed damage is reduced for each enemy killed while the buff is active, up to 100% with 3 kills.”
  • Protected Fire
    • “While holstered, gain +10% bonus armor while firing your current weapon.”

How To Get Eagle Bearer:

3. Sweet Dreams

This weapon definitely takes its name seriously as it will assure the player that whoever is on the other end of that barrel, won’t wake up. 

This shotgun is dubbed as one of the best shotguns in the game and it shows when a player at Tier 4 can get this weapon with over 130k damage. 

The mag on this shotgun is flexible as opposed to some of the other shotguns in the game like the double barrel and its talents are real threats. 

Here are some of the detailed stats of Sweet Dreams and a look into what the talents are. 

  • Weapon Stats:
  • RPM: 70
  • Reload Speed: 5.4s
  • Critical Strike Range: 0-20m
  • Magazine: 8

What Brings Out The Best In 

Permanent Talents:

  • Sweet Dreams

    • “ Landing a melee attack on an enemy after swapping to this weapon grants 60% bonus armour(35% in PvP) and applies the Sandman debuff. Killing an enemy with the Sandman debuff reapplies this bonus armour.”
  • Sandman
    • “ This debuff prevents the enemy from using armour kits and from receiving healing from any source.”
  • Evasive
    • “While equipped, dodging reloads 25% of your current weapon's magazine. While Drawn, dodging grants 20% Weapon Damage for 10 seconds.”

How To Get Sweet Dreams: 

4. Ruthless

With the purchase of the ultimate edition of The Division 2, one obtains the Elite Agent Pack which gives you the exotic rifle Ruthless. 

Initially the weapon stays at level 1 and won’t be worth upgrading until endgame when you’re faced with the Black Tusks. 

Until then, it is best kept in your stash but even with all of that we can look at some of Ruthless’ stats. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 260
  • Reload Speed: 1.9s
  • Critical Strike Range: 10-60m
  • Magazine: 30

What Brings Out The Best In 

Permanent Talents:

  • Binary Trigger

    • “This weapon is equipped with a binary trigger that fires on trigger pull and release. This will allow you to get more shots off of this weapon in a shorter amount of time.”
  • Brutality
    • “While holstered, landing a shot has a 5% chance to deal 20% damage as explosive damage.” 

How To Get Ruthless:

5. Chatterbox

The Chatterbox is an exotic submachine gun. 

This weapon is really formidable because of its talents and while accuracy is initially not favorable, its talents grant interesting advantages to make this weapon fun to use.

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 700
  • Reload Speed: 2.2s
  • Critical Strike Range: 0-30m
  • Magazine: 60+1

What Brings Out The Best In 

Permanent Talents:

  • Incessant Chatter

    • “Every shot landed grants 1% rate of fire to a max of 60%. This resets on reload.”
  • Box magazine
    • “Kills with this weapon refills 75% of its magazine and grants a buff for 10s. While the buff is active, every shot landed increases the magazine capacity by 3 to a max of 60, Killing a target consumes the buff to fully refill the increased magazine.”
  • Blabbermouth
    • “While holstered, reloading your weapon within 5s after a kill grants 15% rate of fire for 10s.”

How To Get Chatterbox:

6. Liberty

If you are feeling patriotic and are looking to instill some values into the enemies of D.C., this exotic pistol will help you keep the theme. 

One may look at the sidearms in general as a last resort, but Liberty is everything but second-rate. 

This weapon was built for damage and its talents will show you that. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 150
  • Reload Speed: 1.9s
  • Critical Strike Range: 0-30m
  • Magazine: 8

What Brings Out The Best In 

Permanent Talents:

  • Liberty

    • “Gain +100% damage to hostile electronics. While aiming, enemy weak points and hostile electronics are highlighted.”
  • Blind justice
    • “After destroying an enemy's weak point, or hostile electronics, your next bullet deals +500% weapon damage. If that shot kills an enemy, your magazine is refilled and grants +100% weapon damage for the entire magazine.”
  • Independence
    • “While holstered, destroying weak points refills 20% of your current weapon's magazine.”

How To Get Liberty:

7. Lullaby

This exotic is one of those that you get around the beginning of the game, so after awhile it won’t be useful.

 

So while it stays nice and safe in your stash, you can work your way through the game until the end when you’re able to take this bad boy out again for an upgrade. 

Let's look at what it has to offer. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 70
  • Reload Speed: 5.4s
  • Critical Strike Range: 0-20m
  • Fire Mode: Pump-Action
  • Magazine: 8

What Brings Out The Best In 

Permanent Talents:

  • Lullaby

    • “Landing a melee attack on an enemy after swapping to this weapon grants 35% bonus armor for 5s.”
  • Evasive
    • “While equipped, dodging reloads 25% of your current weapon's magazine.”

How To Get Lullaby:

  • Pre-game order.
  • Converting Sweet Dreams into Lullaby

 

8. Merciless

Merciless is an extremely strong assault rifle and with its talents, is a formidable instrument. 

This weapon is favorable for those who can’t keep their hands off of assault rifles and want to get their hands on an exotic piece. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 400
  • Reload Speed: 1.9s
  • Critical Strike Range: 10-60m
  • Magazine: 30+1

What Brings Out The Best In 

Permanent Talents:

  • Binary Trigger

    • “This weapon is equipped with a binary trigger that fires on trigger pull and release.”
  • Guerrilla Warfare
    • “Pulling the trigger fires primer rounds that stay embedded in an enemy. Releasing the trigger fires detonator rounds that detonate all primers on the enemy it hits. Each primer detonated gains +100% damage per primer detonated.(Remains at 75% in PVP) Only one enemy can have primers and at most five primers can be embedded.”
  • Brutality
    • “While holstered, landing a shot has a 5% chance to deal +100% damage as explosive damage.”

How To Get Merciless:

9. Diamondback

Diamondback is an exotic rifle that is a variation of the 1886 rifle in the game. 

Since it is a lever-action, it fires incredibly slow but each shot deals an amazing amount of damage. 

We can get to know the weapon a little more by looking at its stats and talents that come with it. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 100
  • Reload Speed: 3.4s
  • Critical Strike Range: 10-60m
  • Magazine: 5

What Brings Out The Best In 

Permanent Talents:

  • Agonising Bite

    • “Diamondback randomly marks an Enemy. Hitting that enemy Consumes the Mark, guaranteeing a critical hit with 20% total damage. A new random enemy is then marked afterwards and whenever you reload.”
  • Deep Fangs
    • “After hitting 5 marked enemies, gain 50% reload speed, 20% total damage and all shots fired are guaranteed critical hits for 15 Seconds.”
  • Shedding Skin
    • “While drawn, each time a round is loaded, gain 20% bonus armor for 3 seconds. While holstered, each time you reload or feed your current weapon, gain 8% bonus armor for 2 seconds.”

How To Get Diamondback:

10. Pestilence

Pestilence is the only exotic LMG and does not deal the best damage in the exotic category. 

And while it is an underperforming weapon its talents are very interesting and may appeal to some players, especially those who are fans of LMGs.

Let’s take a look at the stats and permanent talents of Pestilence.  

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 550
  • Reload Speed: 5.4s
  • Critical Strike Range: 10-50m
  • Magazine: 100

What Brings Out The Best In The Pestilence:

Permanent Talents:

  • Plague of the Outcasts

    • “After hitting the same enemy 5 times, that enemy is inflicted with Plague of the outcasts for 10 seconds.”
  • Pestilence
    • “This debuff reduces healing received by 50% for 10s. Whenever an enemy with Pestilence would be downed, they are instead instantly killed. This debuff is removed is the enemy is repaired to full armor.”
  • Outcast Resilience
    • “While holstered gain 20% bonus armor for 5s whenever you are affected by Blind, Bleed or Burning.”

How To Get Pestilence: 

 

What did you think about The Division 2’s exotic weapons? 

Are there some that you want to try and swap out? 

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