How to Get Necrotic Grip in Destiny 2

"To gain power, you must sacrifice. Exos have known this long before the Guardians' rise." —Taeko-3

There is one particular Exotic that almost all Warlocks covet: Necrotic Grip. By itself, it’s powerful. But with another Exotic that inflicts Poison damage? You’re the Horseman of Pestilence. Here’s how to get Necrotic Grip in Destiny 2.

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How to Get Necrotic Grip in Destiny 2

There are a few Exotics that never leave my inventory as a Warlock. And for endgame content that’s full of mobs, Necrotic Grip is essential. Its Exotic Perk, Grasp of Devourer, causes melee hits to apply Poison. Necrotic Poison ticks every .5 seconds (.7 in PvP), for 19 ticks over 10 seconds. The damage this does is fantastic, but what makes it so essential against mobs is that it spreads. Poisoned enemies will spread Poison on death in a five-meter radius. And that Poison status effect doesn’t just have to come from Necrotic Grip. It can come from any source, including the Exotics like Thorn and Osteo Striga.

But there are only two ways to get the Exotic Necrotic Grip in Destiny 2:

  • Complete a Legend or Master Level Lost Sector
  • Complete Vex Incursion Zones

Legend or Master Level Lost Sectors is a challenging end game activity that ups the ante of normal Lost Sectors. Each day, a new Lost Sector is selected, which has the chance to drop gauntlets, chest pieces, helmets, and leg pieces, in that order. Complete the Lost Sector on the Legend or Master Level difficulty when the reward is gloves and there’s a chance the Necrotic Grip will drop.

Vex Incursion Zones is a rare random activity that can spawn in Neomuna. It requires you to defeat six bosses, who can be difficult to take down solo. Complete the event successfully and your reward has the potential to be any Exotic that you don’t have yet, including the Necrotic Grip.

If you’re not sure when the next Gauntlet-dropping Lost Sector is, check out the Legendary Lost Sector Schedule here: Legendary Lost Sector Schedule in Destiny 2 (March 2023).

You’ll need to complete the Legendary Lost Sector solo, but even then there’s no guarantee it will drop in the cache at the end of the level. There is only a 25% chance that it will drop at all. And because Legendary Lost Sectors are now more difficult than ever, grinding out the Necrotic Grip can be quite a slog.

Fortunately, we have a build that can help you breeze through any Legendary Lost Sector, so long as you have Strand, game sense, and plenty of patience. Check it out here: Best Build for Completing Legendary Lost Sectors in Destiny 2.


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Daphne Fama
A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms