In Solar 3.0, the best Destiny 2 Warlock builds for PvP and PvE

In Solar 3.0, the best Destiny 2 Warlock builds for PvP and PvE ...

The best Destiny 2 Warlock builds have dramatically changed since the subclass redesigns gave players greater customization options in this FPS game. Players now have the ability to not only customize their elemental subclass, armour, weapons, and mods, but also select certain aspects and fragments, leading to some rather complex character designs.

Here are some of Destiny 2's best Warlock builds for PvP and PvE in Solar 3.0.

The Invincible Dawnblade is Warlock's best PvP build.

This Warlock PvP build focuses on ongoing healing for you and your teammates while also maximising weapon and Super effectiveness. This provides a significant advantage in a 1v1 match with a similarly skilled player who lacks a similar defensive mechanism.

Dawnblade Daybreak is a class.

  • Daybreak grants the player wings and a sword that fires exploding projectiles on collision.
  • Glide is the Warlocks base jump ability and it grants infinite casts, increased boost, and decreased downward acceleration. Firing a projectile while gliding suspends the players altitude.
  • Icarus Dash is a movement ability that allows the player to dash and reset vertical momentum. The player can assert directional control of the dash, and the ability can be cast again after 0.5 seconds. Its augmented to one cast of a longer dash and also grants an Orb of Light for each kill.

Essential stats: 100 recovery, at least 70 effort, at least 70 intelligence, and, if possible, high recovery.

  • Gain this by masterworking armour to maximize stats and using armour mods that increase them even more.
  • Healing rift: Grants a well of power that continuously heals all inside it.
  • Burst glide: Grants more singular momentum than the other options.
  • Celestial fire: A spiral of three explosive Solar energy blasts.
  • Healing grenade: Cures allies on impact and grants an Orb of Solar Light, which grants restoration to allies who pick it up.
  • Touch of Flame: When used with healing grenades, it improves the strength of its cure and restoration effects.
  • Icarus Dash: Dodge quickly while airborne. Rapidly defeating targets with your super or weapon grants cure.
    • This also grants benefits for the Heat Rises aspect, but that will only be useful for players who tend to take a lot of airborne fights.
  • This also grants benefits for the Heat Rises aspect, but that will only be useful for players who tend to take a lot of airborne fights.
  • This also grants benefits for the Heat Rises aspect, but that will only be useful for players who tend to take a lot of airborne fights.
  • Ember of Benevolence: Applying restoration, cure, or radiant grants increased grenade, class ability, and melee regeneration. (-10 discipline)
  • Ember of Torches: Powered melee attacks make you and nearby allies radiant.
  • Ember of Solace: Radiant and restoration effects applied to you have increased duration.
  • Ember of Beams: Solar super projectiles have stronger target acquisition. (+10 intellect)
  • Ophidian Aspect: Improved weapon ready speed, reload, and melee range.
    • Alternatively, try Promethium Spur, which creates a healing and empowering rift after killing Guardians or enemies when Daybreak is active.
  • Alternatively, try Promethium Spur, which creates a healing and empowering rift after killing Guardians or enemies when Daybreak is active.
  • Alternatively, try Promethium Spur, which creates a healing and empowering rift after killing Guardians or enemies when Daybreak is active.
  • Use mods that support the types of weapons you use in PvP. For seasoned players, this will often mean prioritising hand cannons, shotguns, and rocket launchers.
  • Radiant Light (leg armour): Casting your super causes nearby allies to become charged with Light. (+20 strength if socketed with another Arc mod)
  • Classy restoration (class item seasonal mod): Activating Solar class abilities grants you restoration.
  • In this case, your choice of weapons wont impact the build as long as you choose the proper armour mods to match, so choose a loadout youre comfortable using.

The Supercharged Shadebinder Turret is Warlock's finest PvE build.

This Warlock build is extremely effective because it works both defensively and offensively simultaneously, making it an excellent choice for protecting your team while also avoiding expensive ads. Additional tweaks allow players to freeze their foes with Stasis while priorising quick ability regeneration. Armour mods also highlight the use of Stasis elemental wells in PvE.

Shadebinder Winters Wrath is a class.

  • Winters Wrath: Summon a stasis staff.
    • Primary: Cast out a barrage of Stasis shards that freeze targets.
    • Secondary: Cast out a shockwave that shatters all frozen targets.
  • Primary: Cast out a barrage of Stasis shards that freeze targets.
  • Secondary: Cast out a shockwave that shatters all frozen targets.
  • Primary: Cast out a barrage of Stasis shards that freeze targets.
  • Secondary: Cast out a shockwave that shatters all frozen targets.

Essential statistics: 100 recovery, 100 discipline, and, if possible, 100 recovery.

  • Gain this by masterworking armour to maximize stats and using armour mods that increase them even more.
  • Healing rift: Grants a well of power that continuously heals all inside it.
  • Burst glide: Grants more singular momentum than the other options.
  • Glacier grenade: A grenade that creates walls out of Stasis crystals to block damage and freeze targets.
    • Other options include the Duskfield Grenade or the Coldsnap grenade (when paired with Osmiomancy Gloves, explained below).
    • Penumbral blast: Send a blast of Stasis forward to freeze your targets.
  • Other options include the Duskfield Grenade or the Coldsnap grenade (when paired with Osmiomancy Gloves, explained below).
  • Penumbral blast: Send a blast of Stasis forward to freeze your targets.
  • Other options include the Duskfield Grenade or the Coldsnap grenade (when paired with Osmiomancy Gloves, explained below).
  • Penumbral blast: Send a blast of Stasis forward to freeze your targets.
  • Glacial Harvest: Freezing targets creates stasis shards around the target.
  • Bleak Watcher: Press and hold the grenade button to turn your grenade into a Stasis turret that fires slowing projectiles at nearby targets.
  • Whisper of Torment: Gain grenade energy each time you take damage from targets.
  • Whisper of Durance: Slows from your abilities last longer. For abilities that linger, their duration also increases. (+10 Strength)
  • Whisper of Shards: Shattering a Stasis crystal temporarily increases grenade recharge rate. (+10 Resilience).
  • Whisper of Conduction: Nearby stasis shards track to your position.
  • Eye of Another World: Highlights priority targets and improves the regeneration speed of your grenade, melee, and Rift abilities. Also adds a minor increase to airborne effectiveness.
    • Alternatively, players who prefer Coldsnap Grenades can use Osmiomancy Gloves, which grant Coldsnap Grenades better tracking and grant grenade ability upon both hitting and freezing an enemy.
  • Alternatively, players who prefer Coldsnap Grenades can use Osmiomancy Gloves, which grant Coldsnap Grenades better tracking and grant grenade ability upon both hitting and freezing an enemy.
  • Alternatively, players who prefer Coldsnap Grenades can use Osmiomancy Gloves, which grant Coldsnap Grenades better tracking and grant grenade ability upon both hitting and freezing an enemy.
  • Harmonic Siphon (helmet armour): Rapid weapon final blows with damage matching your subclass type create an Orb of Power.
  • Grenade Kickstart (arms armour): When your grenade energy is fully expended, gain grenade energy.
  • Better Already (leg armour): Health begins to regenerate immediately after picking up an Orb of Power.
  • Distribution (class item): Reduces all ability cooldowns when using your class ability near targets.
  • Perpetuation (class item): Reduced ability cooldown when using your class ability.
  • Elemental Shards: Stasis shards count as elemental wells for you.
  • Well of Restoration: Picking up a Stasis elemental well grants you additional energy for the ability that has the lowest energy. Multiple copies of this mod increase its effect.
  • Weapon containing a Headstone trait: Precision final blows spawn a Stasis crystal at the victims location.

Your particular build will depend on your playstyle, but it should serve as a starting point to help you understand how Exotic armor, armour mods, aspects, and fragments can work together to enhance your base character class and make it even more powerful. Check out our guides to Void 3.0 and Solar 3.0.