Destiny 2 – How to get Assassin’s Cowl

Wondering where can you get the Assassin’s Cowl in Destiny 2? Here are the locations.

Destiny 2 – How to get Assassin’s Cowl

Assassin’s Cowl – Description

Assassin’s Cowl is an Exotic Helmet for the Hunter class in Destiny 2. It is one of the best PvP Exotics that you can get for the Hunter class. If you are a player who loves to rush towards the faces of the opponents, hit them with a shotgun and finish the remaining health with a melee attack, then this Exotic is for you. You will get invisibility and almost 50% of your health back immediately after you land a melee attack on your opponent. You don’t even have to have a fully charged melee attack.

I don’t know whether this Exotic is suppose to work like this or is it just a temporary glitch. Because getting invisibility for 5 seconds and health restoration with just a normal melee attack sounds pretty broken to me.

Also if you are an Arcstrider user then you will love this exotic even more. The eliminations with the Arcstrider Super get counted as melee eliminations so you will become invisible every time you get an elimination while using your super. I haven’t touched Spectral Blades even once after I got this Exotic.

Intrinsic Perk

Vanishing Execution – Defeating a Guardian with a melee attack or a combatant with a finisher grants invisibility and restores a portion of health and shields. [Yikes!]

Where to find the Assassin’s Cowl

Now, the Assassin’s Cowl does not have any dedicated source and is a random drop. The drop chance is completely based on RNG. With that being said, there are plenty of ways to farm for this Exotic. They are:

Exotic Engrams

Assassin’s Cowl has a chance to drop from Exotic Engrams that drop randomly while doing PvE activities. An Exotic Engram can drop from any source. It can come from a rank and file enemy, a powerful enemy or a boss. The more exotics you have in your collection book the better your chances of getting the Assassin’s Cowl from an Exotic Engram will get.

Nightfall Ordeal

If you ask me the Nightfall Ordeal at the Master difficulty is probably one of the best locations for farming Exotics right now. The drop rate is insane. Yes the runs might prove to be extremely difficult if you are low level. But if you manage to put together a good team of decent power level with the right weapons and gear then you won’t even feel a thing. And it everything goes right then you would showered with exotic armor and weapons.

Nightfall Chests

The chests that spawn after you eliminate the bosses of normal Nightfalls, also have a decent chance of dropping Exotics. Before the Shadowkeep update when there was no such thing as Nightfall Ordeal. I used to farm normal Nightfalls for exotics and the majority of the Exotics weapons and armor are from those Nightfall chests.


I don’t know about others but I have got a lot of Exotic gear after completing a normal Quickplay match inside Crucible. Now I don’t know whether Crucible has an increased chance of dropping exotics just because it is PvP which suppose to be quite challenging or not. In fact, the Assassin’s Cowl dropped for me at the end of a Crucible Classic Mix match.

Some of my Exotics like the Astrocyte Verse or the Phoenix protocol which I failed to get from PvE activities, dropped for me in Crucible.


The chests you get at various locations inside all the Raids or the rewards you get after clearing encounters in Raids also have a huge chance of dropping Exotic Gear. According to me, The Last Wish raid has been the most rewarding among all the Raids in Destiny 2.

Those are all the ways of obtaining the Assassin’s Cowl in Destiny 2.

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Last Updated on October 20, 2019