Level 79 and below exotic equipment offer the highest attribute bonuses for their level, while level 80 exotic equips offer the second highest (with Ascended and Legendary equipment offering the highest).
All exotics contain an upgrade slot: one slot for armor, one-handed weapons and trinkets; two slots for two-handed weapons.
Most exotic equipment are Soulbound on use, i.e. you cannot move the equipment from one character to another or sell it on the Trading Post. They can still be placed in the bank, however they cannot be retrieved except by the character it is bound to.
All exotic Specialization equipment and second-generation Precursor weapons are account bound. In addition, Mordant weapons and Machined weapons are example of craftable account bound exotic weapons. Ornate Guild armor are examples of account bound craftable exotic armor pieces.
- At release, exotic equipment was the highest tier available, until the introduction of Ascended equipment during the November 16, 2012 update.