Season of the Lost

How to get Omnioculus (Exotic Hunter Chest Armor) Plus Hunter PVE Build

Omnioculus is one of the most valuable Exotic armor pieces for Hunters in Destiny 2, and today I’m going to have a look at why, plus how to get Omnioculus, and then put together a Hunter PVE build that’s going to help you out in endgame PVE content like Legend and Master Lost Sectors, Nightfalls, GMs and also raids too.


Omnioculus is an Exotic Hunter Chest Armor. This was originally introduced in Season 13, Season of the Chosen, and has been a massive boost to Hunters who want to engage in endgame PvE content.

Let’s have a closer look at Omnioculus and the perks

Beyond The Veil – You gain a second Smoke Bomb charge and have damage resistance while invisible. When you make an ally invisible, they gain damage resistance while invisible and you gain melee energy.

The perk here is great as we’re going to be invisible as much as possible, and also as well as protecting ourselves, we’re going to be helping out our teammates and confusing our enemies. That second smoke bomb for Hunters is going to be invaluable, not only do you disappear from sight, but you also get that damage resistance, and if you make an ally invisible then you’ll gain melee energy, which feeds back into making more smoke bombs. Therefore it’s a nice gameplay loop, which is going to help you protect teammates and become your fireteam’s MVP.

How to get Omnioculus

Omnioculus is one of the newer Exotic pieces of armor introduced in Beyond Light, specifically Season of the Chosen. You can target farm Exotic armor pieces through Legend and Master Lost Sectors. If you complete these activities solo, then there’s a chance at the Exotic armor to drop for you. Every day the Legend and Master Lost Sectors rotate, with two available each day across the planets and moons.

As well as the location for Legend and Master Lost Sectors rotating, the rewards rotate too with different armor 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 checking on the map.

To get Omnioculus, you want to look out for the Exotic Chest 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.

Omnioculus Hunter PVE Build

Let’s dive into the build for Hunters. I’m going to be focusing on Omnioculus, and building around that with void weapons, void subclass, and also Elemental Well mods, another relatively new addition to the game, which are now given Warmind Cell mods a run for their money due to their build crafting potential, and I think the build today is a great demonstration of that.


For this build, I’m going to be using Way of the Pathfinder, which is the bottom tree void Hunter.

Let’s have a look at the subclass perks.

  • Vanish in Smoke – Throw a Smoke Bomb from a distance with this melee ability. The Smoke Bomb creates a smoke cloud that makes you and nearby allies invisible.
  • Lockdown — Grenade effects last twice as long, allowing for strong territorial control and increased damage potential.
  • Combat Provision — Damaging enemies with grenades grants melee ability energy. Making allies invisible grants grenade energy.
  • Moebius Quiver — Fire Shadowshot multiple times, in rapid succession. Shadowshot deals massive damage against tethered enemies.
  • Gamblers Dodge – Gives you melee back, which means more smoke Bombs.

We’re going to be using a couple of key elements in the subclass. Vanish in Smoke and Omnioculus work very well together, since Omnioculus doubles our smoke bomb output. Gambler’s Dodge is also useful, as that’s going to give us our Melee back, which again means more smoke bombs. Using a combination of these is going to allow for a lot of smoke bombs and hopefully keep you out of trouble. We then have Moebius Quiver, which can be used for DPS against bosses, when paired with your power weapon.


Here I am using whatever is working well in Nightfalls and Lost Sectors, and that’s specific to the season. This season it’s Unstoppable Fusions, Anti Barrier Auto Rifles, Overload Bows. I would take a look at your inventory, plus what works well for champions in a given season, and match the weapons accordingly. The only thing I would do would be to match void weapons, as we’re using a void subclass, and that’s going to help us create plenty of Elemental Wells through our mods.

Kinetic – Chroma Rush

This is a decent Auto Rifle in the Kinetic slot, plus the roll I have has a rampage which is going to help with the damage.

Energy – Le Monarque

Le Monarque is a great Void weapon to use, as you not only get the damage from the arrows on impact but also that poison effect over time. Overload weapons are Bows this season, so having access to a great Bow is very useful, and Le Monarque is probably the best Void Bow option.

Power – Threaded Needle

Threaded Needle is great at the moment because of Particle Deconstruction, however, Linear Fusion Rifles are getting a 10% damage buff in the December sandbox balancing, so they are still going to be useful when the artifact mod goes away. This could always be swapped out for Falling Guillotine or another void power weapon.


  • Elemental Armaments – Spawn wells on kills, yellow bar enemies increase chances of spawning wells.
  • Insulation – Reduces class ability cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.
  • Reaping Wellmaker – After class ability the next kill spawns and Elemental Well
  • Well of Tenacity – Picking up Void wells reduces the damage you take. Can stack Well of Tenacity too if you have enough mod slots.

These mods are all about spawning Elemental Wells and then using them to reduce the damage for take. This works great with Omnioculus as we’re going to get that damage reduction from our Smoke Bombs too, so this is going to help keep you and your teammates alive for longer.

Let me know what you think of Omnioculus and let me know your build tips.

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