Destiny 2 – How to get Necrotic Grip (Exotic Warlock Gauntlets) Plus PVE Warlock Build

Necrotic Grip are Exotic Warlock Gloves introduced as part of the Beyond Light update. Poison is rumoured to be a future Darkness subclass, but if you’re a Warlock then you can pretty much enjoy this power today, through an awesome combination with Thorn. Today I am going to go through how to get Necrotic Grip, plus look at a Poison Warlock PVE build, that’s going to make you very deadly in the endgame.

First I am going to check out the armour itself, then look at how to get Necrotic Grip, and finally put together a build for Warlocks in PVE. First of all let’s have a closer look at the exotic gauntlets.

Necrotic Grip is Exotic Warlock Gauntlets that come with the perk Grasp of the Devourer.

Grasp of the Devourer – Damaging combatants envenoms them with poison that deals increasing damage over time. Defeating a poisoned combatant spreads the condition to nearby targets.

This is incredibly powerful on its own, but when you combine it with Thorn (Exotic Hand Cannon), then this is a different beast entirely. Leading into the Witch Queen there’s been some speculation about the next darkness subclass and poison or decay could be a decent shout.

How to get Necrotic Grip

Necrotic Grip is one of the newer Exotic pieces of armour introduced in the Beyond Light update (specifically Season 12). Previous to Beyond Light and these newer armour pieces being introduced, Exotic armour was acquired at random through Exotic engrams or campaign story content.

Now, there’s a way to target farm Exotic armour pieces through Legend and Master Lost Sectors. If you complete these activities solo, then there’s a chance at the Exotic armour to drop for you. Every day the Legend (1310) and Master (1340) Lost Sectors rotate, with two available each day across Europa, Cosmodrome, Moon, and Tangled Shore.

As well as the location for Legend and Master Lost Sectors rotating, the rewards rotate too with different armour pieces for the head, arms, chest, and legs. If you want to check the location and the rewards, then you can do so in-game by completing the Lost Sectors on the regular difficulty, and then check on the map. The Legend and Master Lost sectors are indicated as a blue shield icon. Another good way to check is a great tool called This will quickly tell you what the location is, plus what the reward is.

To get Necrotic Grip, you want to look out for the Exotic Arms Reward. Then if you complete the Legend or Master Lost Sector Solo, you’ll have a chance for that reward. If you don’t get it the first time, keep trying and you’ll get it after a few tries.

Necrotic Grip and Thorn Warlock PVE build


I’m going to put together an Arc Build for Warlocks with a twist of Poison. I use this in raids, plus legend and master lost sectors. This is great for all PvE content, I’d recommend getting the armor ASAP if you are a Warlock.

Kinetic – Thorn

Thorn is one of the must-have components of the build. Thorn triggers the Necrotic Grip’s poison if you kill an enemy with it (or land the final blow). As well as triggering the Necrotic Grips poison, you get the benefits from Thorn too.

There’s a couple of nice perks which include:

  • Mark of the Devourer – Rounds pierce targets and deal damage over time. Kills with this weapon leave behind Remnants.
  • Soul Devourer – Absorbing a Remnant strengthens Mark of the Devourer and partially refills the magazine.

You can get this one from the Exotic Kiosk Monument to Lost Lights in the Tower.

For the energy and power weapons, you can use whichever weapons you’d like to use. I am going for an Arc theme to the build, so I’m using Salvager’s Salvo in the energy slot and Temptations Hook in the Power slot.


For this build, I am using Attunement of the Elements which is a bottom-tree Stormcaller.

  • Rising Storm — This electrocuting melee ability recharges your Super, grenade, and melee energy.
  • Landfall — On casting Stormtrance, fire a bolt of lightning into the ground, creating a devastating shockwave under you.
  • Electrostatic Surge — Your Rift lasts longer. It charges faster when allies are near.
  • Arc Soul — Your Rift now grants you or any ally that uses it an Arc Soul to aid in battle.

There’s a couple of benefits to the subclass, first of all, Rising Storm. Given we’re using Elemental Ordinance to help us generate Elemental Wells that are going to help us get our super back nice and fast. Rising Storm is going to help us generate grenade energy, and when this is paired with the demolitionist perk on one of our weapons, we’re going to have plenty of grenades to create Elemental Wells.

Arc Soul is also going to be useful as when we cast our Rift, this is going to grant us, or one of our allies an Arc Soul to help out in Battle. So it’s not only us that’s going to have more firepower, we can also share this benefit around the fire team too.


Elemental Charge (2 Energy) – Become Charged with Light by picking up an elemental well. If the elemental well’s element type matches your subclass element, you gain 2 stacks of Charged with Light.

Elemental Ordnance (3 Energy) – Defeating a combatant with a grenade spawns an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type.

Font of Wisdom (4 Energy) – Picking up an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type grants you a temporary significant increase in your Intellect, improving the recharge rate of your Super. This gives you a +50 intellect boost for 30 secs, so this one is going to boost your super regeneration significantly.

Breach and clear – When using a grenade launcher, damaging a boss, damaging a champion, or breaking a combatant’s shields reloads your stowed weapons and causes the combatant to take increased damage for a short duration. (Seasonal artifact)

Lucent Blade – More damage with swords.

Let me know what you think of the Necrotic Grip gauntlets, plus if you have any improvements to the build let me know.

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