Destiny 2’s PvP can be extremely hard to get into. Nearly every player is running with hi-powered exotic builds. On top of that, certain perks and subclasses you use can fall from grace in the meta you’re playing in. 

That’s why you need to make sure you’re sing the best Destiny 2 PvP builds available.

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Powerful equipment and subclass options let you tailor an effective PvP loadout that suits your playstyle. While Exotic weapons and Artifice armor sets are commonplace in Destiny 2’s Crucible, you won’t always need super-rare loot to dominate a lobby.

That said, knowing the best Destiny 2 PvP builds lets you learn the meta, and how to counter it.

This article explores the best PvP builds in Destiny 2 and how to get them.

Best Destiny 2 PvP builds

Destiny 2 Warlock
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Best Destiny 2 PvP builds 1: Void Warlock

Also called the “Blinklock”, our first build uses the “Voidwalker” subclass while being empowered by certain Exotic buffs. 

Improved teleports that increase your Super Ability’s uptime, strong debuffs, extra team sustain and more make this Warlock build a nasty option for PvP. This build will get you up close and personal with the enemy team, so bring your favorite shotgun/rifle.

We’ll be doing a general overview of the best Void Warlock PvP build in Season 23. If you want to get into the specific armor mods and subclass abilities of this build, we highly recommend watching Apoxy’s Blinklock video:

Void Warlock Gear

ExoticAstrocyte Verse
Stat FocusDiscipline, Recovery
WeaponAdept inquisitor/Astral Horizon

The Astrocyte Verse helmet is the main crux of this build since it lets you blink further and more frequently while making nearby enemies “Volatile”. Verse’s buffs – which stretch out your Super’s duration – counter popular melee builds by having more damage in danger-close situations (and a solid exit strategy). 

That said, teleporting all over the place can be slightly disorienting, so some practice is warranted with the Blinklock.

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But regardless of whether or not you get the exotic drop, the best Void Warlock build has Discipline and Recovery as their highest stats. So focus on those when you’re selecting your gear.

Void Warlock abilities

  • Blink 
  • Entropic Pull
  • Insatiable

Void Warlock aspects

  • Feed the Void 
  • Child of the Gods 

Void Warlock fragments

  • Echo of Leeching fragment
  • Echo of Vigilance fragment
  • Echo of Persistence fragment
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Best Destiny 2 PvP builds 2: Strand Titan

The best Titan PvP build in Destiny 2 is a modified version of its strongest PvE loadout.  

Abilities in this set-up give you a ton of speed, letting you travel to where the enemy is and lock them down with Drengr for your allies.

This playstyle procs Into the Fray faster for more team sustain. Finally, the fragments on this Thread build increase weapon handling while also rewarding suspended kills on your Super Ability.

Berserker Titan Gear

ExoticOne-Eyed Mask
Stat FocusResilience, Recovery/Mobility

This Destiny 2 build reflects what Berserker Titans are known for; extreme toughness and continuous crowd control. We also take things a step further with the One-Eyed Mask helmet, which grants overshields after you kill players who damage you first. 

For the best Titan PvP build in Destiny 2, prioritize Resilience and Recovery. Having both of these stats on 100+ boosts your survivability. But don’t be afraid to experiment with armor with Mobility stats.

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Berserker Titan abilities

  • Rally Barricade (Towering Barricade if playing Trials of Osiris)
  • Frenzied Blade
  • Grapple

Berserker Titan aspects

  • Drengr’s Lash 
  • Into the Fray 
  • Flechette Storm

Berserker Titan fragments

  • Thread of Ascent
  • Thread of Binding
  • Thread of Mind
Destiny 2 pvp gameplay
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Best Destiny 2 PvP builds 3: Arc Hunter

The best Hunter build for Destiny 2 PvP focuses on cancelling ability cooldowns while getting extra sustain and disorienting enemies. 

Running Arcstrider empowers you and your charged melee attacks. You instantly regain your charged melee when you dodge near an enemy. And both Aspects make your slide-melee combo even more devastating.

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Lastly, your grenades blind and jolt enemies when your HP is low. The same fragment also Amplifies you, helping you kill jolted enemies for additional ability energy.

Arc Hunter Gear

ExoticWormhusk Crown
Stat FocusDiscipline>Recovery, Mobility
WeaponTraveller’s Chosen, Explosive Personality

To get the best Arc Hunter build for PvP, acquire the Wormhusk Crown exotic. This exotic is a class-exclusive helmet that restores 67 HP when you use a class ability. Moreover, its passive grants extra health and shielding every time you dodge.

Arc Hunter abilities

  • Gambler’s Dodge
  • Strafe Jump
  • Disorienting Blows
  • Flashbang Grenade

Arc Hunter aspects

  • Tempest Strike
  • Flow State

Arc Hunter fragments

  • Spark of Shock
  • Spark of Instinct
  • Spark of Ions
  • Spark of Haste

That concludes our guide of the Best Destiny 2 PvP builds to play in Season 23.

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