[Top 15] Destiny 2 Best Ghost Shells and How To Get Them (2023)

As our little companions and guides, Ghosts help your character make your way through the galaxy and provide support like flying your ship and transporting your weapons to you. They’re with you 24/7, so a little something to make your little robot pal feel more original is always nice.

That’s why you want a nice shell for your Ghost, besides being fashionable, they also provide different perks such as helping you find materials. Today we’ve curated our top 15 list of Ghost shells in Destiny 2 for you to choose from.

How to Get Ghost Shells

Ghost shells are earned by completing Triumphs and Activities or purchasing them from a select few vendors, or by opening Bright Engrams from Eververse. Most of the ones we will list will be available through the Eververse cosmetic store, which rotates different items every week, so if you don’t see the shell you want to keep an eye out for when it’s in stock.

Our Top 15

  • Trichromatica Shell
  • Eyeball Shell
  • Alchemical Dawn Shell
  • Kill Tracker Shell
  • Cottontail Shell
  • Awakened Shell
  • Contender’s Shell
  • Adonis Shell
  • Armory Forged Shell
  • Shaded Shell
  • Sunshot Shell
  • Painted Eye Shell
  • Tyrant Shell
  • Lantern Shell
  • Restless Shell

1. Trichromatica Shell

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"Void, Solar, then Arc. Hmm. We're not naive enough to think the order is a coincidence. But we've got bigger things to worry about." —Zavala

This Exotic shell gives your Ghost a subtle void glow as well as some handy perks for when you’re dealing with the gunsmith and fighting on Nessus.

Shell Perks:

  • Banshee’s Favorite: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon kills at an increased rate.
  • Nessus Experience Log: Gain 10% more XP while on Nessus.
  • Nessus Cache Detector: Detect caches within a 30-meter range while on Nessus.

How to get this shell:

You can get this shell from the Inverted Spire Nightfall strike when it circulates into the Nightfall playlist.

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/953357968/trichromatica/

2. Eyeball Shell

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For Ghosts who are literal.

This rounded shell makes your Ghost look like, well, an eyeball. This design harkens back to the early concept art of Ghosts when they were only floating spheres before getting their signature angular shell.

Shell Perks:

The Perks for this Shell are random

How to get this shell:

You can buy this shell with Silver or Bright Dust from the Eververse Store

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/374922811/eyeball-shell/

3. Furtive Shell

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For Ghosts who crave the thrill of competition.

Rock the signature Gambit style of dark greens and worn leather with this shell. You get this a Gambit reward so get in that arena if you’re looking to deck out your ghost in dark age style.

Shell Perks:

The Perks for this Shell are random

How to get this shell:

You can get this shell by ranking up your Gambit infamy rank with the Drifter and resetting it 3 times.

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/4257852942/furtive-shell/

4. Kill Tracker Ghost Shell

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For Ghosts who want to brag about the achievements of their Guardians.

Formerly a pre-order bonus, the Kill-Tracker shell does what it says on the box. It tracks both your PvP as well as PvE kills and looks great even though the shell shape is the standard design.

Shell Perks:

  • Vanguard Kill Tracker: Allows your Ghost to track your kills against the City's enemies.
  • Crucible Kill Tracker: Allows your Ghost to track kills in the Crucible.
  • 2 Other Random Perks

How to get this shell:

This may be one of the easier shells to obtain. You can get this shell by finishing the Red War campaign, reaching level 20, or just purchasing it from Lord Shaxx if he has it in stock.

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/1843730201/kill-tracker-ghost/

5. Cottontail Shell

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For Ghosts who set the pace.

It’s not Easter, but who cares? It’s a bunny ghost! Or ghost bunny. Hop over to the Prophecy Dungeon and beat it solo to get it. Get it? Hop over? Haha lmao I pretend to have a sense of humor to mask my insecurities.

Shell Perks:

  • Omni-Telemetry: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon kills.
  • Speed Demon: Your vehicles take less time to summon and reload your weapons while you ride.

How to get this shell:

This can come as a reward for beating the Prophecy Dungeon solo.

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/732682038/cottontail-shell/

6. Awakened Shell

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For Ghosts who rise when it's needed most.

The Traveler is awake again at the end of Destiny 2’s vanilla campaign, have your Ghost reflect that by donning this shell that you can get by completing the Moments of Triumph 2020.

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Shell Perks:

  • Treasure Hunter: Detects caches within a 50-meter range and increases Glimmer gain.
  • Banshee’s Favorite: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon kills at an increased rate.

How to get this shell:

Complete the 2020 Moments of Triumph, here’s a guide to help:

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/3478783829/awakened-shell/

7. Contender’s Shell

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For Ghosts who rise when it's needed most.

This strange shell comes from the Leviathan raid. Like most raid rewards this item has some very unique perks that make the long battle worth it.

Shell Perks:

  • Seeker of Glory: Tracks the number of encounters on the Leviathan you have cleared.
  • Seeker of Brilliance: In addition to their normal rewards, encounters in the raids "Leviathan" and "Leviathan, Eater of Worlds" can award Bright Engrams. This chance increases each time no Bright Engram drops.
  • Seeker of Opulence: Exotic drops from encounters in the raids "Leviathan" and "Leviathan, Eater of Worlds" has a 50% chance of being a Year 1 Exotic not already in your collection.

How to get this shell:

You can get this shell as a reward from the Leviathan raid.

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/113124080/contenders-shell/

8. Adonis Shell

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For Ghosts who float with grace.

It kinda looks like a starfish doesn’t it? This Exotic shell boosts your XP gain by 10%. It’s not a significant boost but it’s nice to know that your starfish Ghost is useful.

Shell Perks:

  • Guiding Light: All XP gains increased by 10%.
  • Public Defender: Increased loot from public events on all destinations.
  • 1 Other Random Perk

How to get this shell:

You can buy this shell with Silver or Bright Dust from the Eververse Store

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/3398078482/adonis-shell/

9. Armory Forged Shell

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For Ghosts who honor the tradition of the Black Armory.

This slick Black Armory themed shell is slick and stylish. A perfect choice for red and black enthusiasts. I’m not the only one right? Right?

Shell Perks:

  • Omni-Telemetry: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon kills.
  • Speed Demon: Your vehicles take less time to summon and reload your weapons while you ride.
  • 1 Other Random Perk

How to get this shell:

You can buy this shell with Silver or Bright Dust from the Eververse Store

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Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/2960983142/armory-forged-shell/

10. Shaded Shell

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For Ghosts who like to stay cool.

The most radical shell of them all. Nothing else to say here. Go hit that wave hoss, or whatever beach saying/metaphor fits in this situation.

Shell Perks:

  • Banshee’s Favorite: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon kills at an increased rate.
  • Guiding Light: All XP gains increased by 10%.
  • 1 random mod

How to get this shell:

You can buy this shell with Silver or Bright Dust from the Eververse Store

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/537036425/shaded-shell/

11. Sunshot Shell

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For Ghosts who like to stay cool.

Themed after the Sunshot exotic hand cannon, this shell is the perfect pairing for it. Why don’t they make more shells themed after exotics? Maybe one day we’ll have a Gjallarhorn shell to commemorate the legendary weapon.

Shell Perks:

  • Omni-Telemetry: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon kills.
  • 2 random mods

How to get this shell:

You can buy this shell with Silver or Bright Dust from the Eververse Store

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/527607308/sunshot-shell/

12. Painted Eye Shell

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For Ghosts who watch—and see all.

Do you like triangles? Of course, you do! Give this shell a try and you’ll come to realize that it reminds you of black Adidas clothes. Great for you Slavic Adidas lovers.

Shell Perks:

2 random mods

How to get this shell:

You can buy this shell with Silver or Bright Dust from the Eververse Store

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/374922806/painted-eye-shell/

13. Moonshot Shell

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For Ghosts who shoot for the Moon.

After beating powerful enemies on the moon you can get this gold, white, and blue shell. Its soft colors give it an old-school vintage feel. Plus, it’s not too challenging to get….. you’ll just need time….4 weeks that is…..but hey, on the bright side you’ll also get lots of other loot!

Shell Perks:

2 random mods

How to get this shell:

Complete the Wandering Nightmares Triumph, kill powerful bosses that change week to week. Here’s a guide:

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/1272828316/moonshot-shell/

14. Lantern Shell

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For Ghosts who have known Trials.

This is a very unique shell that gives your Ghost a nice and shiny cover but a slightly creepy iris that makes it look a bit like a human eyeball. To each their own.

Shell Perks:

  • Omni-Telemetry: Generate Gunsmith telemetry data on any elemental weapon kills.
  • Crucible Experience Log: Gain 10% more XP while in the Crucible.

How to get this shell:

You can get this shell as a random reward from Trials of Osiris matches.

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/3892999872/lantern-shell/

15. Restless Shell

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For Ghosts who were torn from the tomb.

It’s always Halloween. Even when it’s not. Let’s hope those bandages aren’t used.

Shell Perks:

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  • Guiding Light: All XP gains increased by 10%.
  • Public Defender: Increased loot from public events on all destinations.
  • 1 Other Random Perk

How to get this shell:

You can get this shell as a reward from Eva Levante during the Festival of the Lost event.

Details:

https://www.light.gg/db/items/2505000979/restless-shell/

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FAQs

How do you get good ghost shells in Destiny 2? ›

Most Ghost Shells are acquired from Eververse either from her storefront or through Bright Engrams. However, there are a few Ghost Shells that are earned through events or pinnacle activities. Once you have obtained a certain type of Ghost Shell, you can reobtain it from your Collections menu under the Equipment tab.

What is the rarest Ghost Shell in Destiny 2? ›

The actual rarest ghost shell is a variant of the last city shell (damaged).

How do I get an exotic ghost? ›

So this one is and it's always in the same order so it's just melee melee interact and shoot.

How rare is the lantern shell? ›

Less than 15% of players have this unique Ghost Shell! Less than 1% chance to get it after Trails of Osiris Flawless run! Book our players to get it for you guaranteed.

How rare is the trials Ghost Shell? ›

The In Memoriam Trials Ghost Shell is one of the rarest Exotic Ghost Shells in the game with less than 1% drop chance.

How do I get the ghost shell for Horus? ›

The Horus Shell is an Exotic Ghost Shell that players earn by winning matches in the Trials of Osiris.

How do you get a moonshot shell? ›

Source: Found by exploring the Moon.

How do I get a fundament shell? ›

Fundament Shell is an Exotic Ghost shell that can be acquired by completing the triumph Chief Investigator in The Witch Queen. The triumph requires the player to achieve a score of 350 in triumphs listed under Secrets.

How do you get sagira's shell? ›

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How do you get Eris morn shell? ›

Destiny 2 players who purchase the Shadowkeep Digital Deluxe edition will get a total of three Eris Morn-themed items. This includes the "Hearing Whispers" exotic emote, an Eris Morn exotic Ghost shell, and the "Benighted Omen" emblem.

How do you get the Cosmos shell in Destiny 2? ›

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How do you get the no love lost ghost? ›

No Love Lost is an Exotic Ghost shell that can be acquired by completing the Rock Bottom triumph in the Deep Stone Crypt raid.

How do you get the almost Mighty Ghost Shell? ›

Almost Mighty Shell is an Exotic Ghost shell introduced in Season of the Worthy. It was purchasable from the Eververse store during the season. It now has a chance to drop from Eververse Engrams.

How do I get coalition Ghost Shell? ›

Coalition Shell is an Exotic Ghost shell that can be acquired by completing the triumph Codebreaker in Season of the Risen. The triumph requires the player to open fifty Runic chests at the end of PsiOps Battlegrounds.

How do you get the equator shell in Destiny 2? ›

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What is lantern shell from? ›

Lantern Shell is an Exotic Ghost shell that had a chance to drop from winning matches in Trials of Osiris during Season of the Worthy.

How do you get the winds of change in Destiny 2? ›

Source: Flawless chest completion in the Trials of Osiris Lighthouse.

Can you get adept weapons without flawless? ›

No, there is some specific weapon that has an Adept version. There is a total of 38 Adept weapons, and Adept weapon is only obtainable from Grandmaster Nightfalls, Trials of Osiris flawless, and Master tier Raids.

Can you save trials engrams? ›

Save Trials Engrams – An old trick, but a good one. You should be able to stack up Trials engrams and turn them into Rahool when the new season launches to potentially get the new Fusion, Sidearm or pieces of the three new above armor sets that we know are coming this season.

How do you get adept trials weapons? ›

Acquiring Adept weapons requires you to either complete a Flawless card in Trials of Osiris, complete Grandmaster Nightfalls, or complete Master mode challenges in either the Vault of Glass or Vow of the Disciple raids.

How do you get a moonshot shell? ›

Source: Found by exploring the Moon.

What season is omolon shell? ›

Omolon Shell
Season9
TypeGhost Shell
RarityExotic
DescriptionFor Ghosts who try to remain fluid.
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How do you get the ghost shell for Horus in Destiny 2? ›

The Horus Shell is an Exotic Ghost Shell that players earn by winning matches in the Trials of Osiris.

Is there a 170 Sparrow in Destiny 2? ›

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Whats the fastest speeder in destiny? ›

The vanguard and crucible sparrows with an upgraded xur engine have the fastest base speed in the game.

What Sparrow is fastest in Destiny 2? ›

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What is the point of nightmare hunts? ›

Nightmare Hunts are activities accessible on the Moon, introduced in the Shadowkeep expansion. Hunts are instructed by Eris Morn to Guardians to defeat the Nightmares of the Guardians' most formidable foes to weaken the Pyramid as much as possible.

How do you get the harbinger title? ›

Players will need to obtain the full Dreambane Armor set from the campaign, complete Pit of Heresy encounters for the Premonition Pulse Rifle, complete every artifact for Eris Morn for the Sparrow, and complete the rest of Harbinger's requirements to obtain the rest of this badge.

How do you get the Zeroneiro shell in Destiny 2? ›

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What are omolon weapons named after? ›

Omolon weapons follow a naming scheme where an abyssal or cthonic entity is followed by the intitials of the weapon's class and a number (i.e. Acheron SR5).

How do you get the almost Mighty Ghost Shell? ›

Almost Mighty Shell is an Exotic Ghost shell introduced in Season of the Worthy. It was purchasable from the Eververse store during the season. It now has a chance to drop from Eververse Engrams.

How do you get the Cosmos shell in Destiny 2? ›

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How do you inspire the Eidolon? ›

After reaching Strange Favor rank 16 with Xûr, use 5 Treasure Keys to open the chest containing this item. Inspired Eidolon is a Exotic Sparrow.

How do you get the elegant guard shell? ›

Reward: Elegant Guard Shell – Complete ten Triumphs to earn the Elegant Guard Shell.

How do you get Falcon Chase Sparrow? ›

How to get the Falcon's Chase Sparrow? The Falcon's Chase boosting service is the fastest way to unlock and acquire this D2 sparrow into your exotics collection. Our carry team will complete the Trials of Osiris flawless as many times until the Falcon's Chase exotic ship drops from the mission chest.

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