Taken King expansion has been out for almost two months now and, there are lots of secrets that has already been discovered. Say for example the Black Spindle, Sleeper Simulant and No Time to explain. All these exotic weapons were the very center of talk in Destiny universe when they were still a secret but now, all of these have been found and it looks like some of these exotic weapons are not a mystery at all. Guardians will have to wait for a certain time that Bungie will reveal that it's time to hunt for these weapons. When all of these are found, all those talks about these exotics were buried and, we might not be seeing any exotic weapons until the next DLC.
On the other hand, there are still exotic armors in Taken King that has not been found yet or, yet to be discovered. You could say that the quest to finding all secrets in Destiny: The Taken King is not over yet until we finally have grasp on these exotic armors. The question now is, where could these exotic armors be?
As you may know, there are three unlocked pieces of Taken King exotic armors for each class and also, there are three hidden ones. Right now, here's what's missing:
- Ophidian Aspect (Gloves)- Improved Siphon and weapons ready and reload very quickly
- Astrocyte Verse (Helmet)- Reduces Blink cooldown and increases travel distance
- Transversive Steps (Boots)- Gain faster movement speed while crouching. Picking up ammo automatically reloads the weapon matching that ammo's type.
- Shinobu's Vow (Gloves)- Improves Skip Grenade and you gain additional Skip Grenade charge.
- ATS/8 Tarantella (Chest)- Take reduced Arc damage from minions of the Darkness; Arc Grenaces and Arc Blade recharge faster.
- Frost-EE5 (Boots)- Tighter turn radius while sprinting. Increased grenade and melee regeneration while sprinting.
- Twilight Garrison (Chest)- Press B, B (O,O) will airborne to evade.
- Thagomizers (Gloves)- Fist of Havoc kills recharge your melee and melee kills recharge Fist of Havoc. Gain an additional melee charge
- Dunemarchers (Boots)- Increased sprint speed, extended slide distance, increase movement speed while aiming your weapon, and tighter turn radius while sprinting.
Amongst these exotic armors, I only found a few Guardians decrypt an exotic chest engrams, and turn to these exotic armors. Say for example the Twilight Garrison which was reported here on this blog that it has already been found. However, not by many but only a few. I think for the time being, I have never seen a report that they also found Twilight Garrison or, any other exotic armors. So, is it really that hard to find these exotic armors? Where could they be?
Possibly theories why these exotic armors are not yet found are:
#1 It is extremely rare
As I have mentioned above, it was reported by a Guardian that he has found the Twilight Garrison by decrypting an exotic engram chest and after that, no one seems to found it using the method. I was hoping that many would decrypt another Twilight Garrison but, no one did. I have never heard of any report following the first acquisition of Twilight Garrison so, I then concluded that maybe, just maybe, it's really that rare! However, just think, million of players are playing Destiny according to Bungie's stats and, only a few, when I say few, I mean less than 10 found some of these exotic armors? That's ridiculous!
#2 Xur will sell the missing exotic armors
Remember that Xur did sell a Y2 version of Skull of Dire Ahamkara, a helmet that was only to have a Y1 version but, it ended up on his inventory. In addition, Xur also sold the elusive Zhalo Supercell which leads me to believing that maybe, just maybe, Xur will end up selling also the missing exotic armors. However, if we think of it, it will really be time consuming if Xur sell all these missing exotics. In addition, I think Bungie will not be selling any unknown exotic armors yet by way of Xur. So, the event where Xur sells these items is not possible. Maybe when it's already known, then that's the time you'll see it on Xur's inventory.
#3 They are just hidden in the game right now
Number 3 of the possible reason why these exotic armors is still missing is possibly we just didn't dig deeper and, these items are just buried somewhere in the game and we couldn't find it because we don't put extra effort in doing so. Agreed? Well not really. This theory also has a flaw. Remember Sleeper Simulant? At first, players searched everywhere for it. Every map in TTK was explored and players couldn't find it and then Bungie says "hey, we will be giving you a quest which will reward you the Sleeper Simulant (and then they laughed at us really hard)". All that time wasted searching it, believing that it's right there in the corner and then, Bungie......Oh nevermind! Enough said. I think this theory isn't that viable either. Another theory on where could these exotic armors be found is:
#4 They are found in Bungie's Time Gate jail
Just like what I've said before, just remember when Bungie drop the news about the Sleeper Simulant quest or, the No Time to Explain. I think it's pretty good theory that Bungie will be announcing these exotic armors quest in the right time. Maybe we'll end up just one day waking up in the morning seeing a new quest which rewards us with a class specific exotic armor, just like what Bungie did to the exotic weapons. The last theory is:
#5 Maybe they will be revealed when Challenge Mode for Raids will be release
Bungie did announced that challenge mode will be added to raids. The details are pretty vague at the moment but maybe, these exotic armors will be rewards in the upcoming challenge mode in TTK.
Out of all these 5 theories, I find #4 and #5 more viable. We have no official confirmation yet but obviously, Bungie likes ther timegates and, they love to bring new surprises in their new updates. So possibly, these exotic armors are hidden either on timegates or challenge mode.
So what do you think? Where could these exotic armors be?
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