Knucklehead Radar

You can see the point, right? Who wants to team up with one?


Excerpt from "'Should I Buy It?' - Red Death & Other Exotics" (Mar. 13th, 2015)

Knucklehead Radar is one of four Hunter helms, and is the only subclass-neutral Hunter helm. The main feature is a constant radar while using your Primary weapons; it's like having Third Eye for all your primaries. Since KR benefits Strength, the reduced melee cooldown fits in well. Lastly, more Super energy in PVE is always welcome.

This is a polarizing Exotic. Some Guardians swear by it, but many others consider it a weak Hunter Exotic. We lean toward the latter group. Generally the "best case scenario" for Knucklehead Radar is getting a slight drop on someone in PVP – aiming while strafing around a corner, watching your radar in anticipation.

If you really feel like you get overwhelmed or ambushed by enemies too often, give it a shot. Otherwise, we'd recommend looking elsewhere. There are simply better choices available.

Where to get Knucklehead Radar


This item can drop from Nightfall activities.

Prison of Elders

This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.


This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.

Xûr, Agent of the Nine

Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.