Destiny 2 Prismatic Subclass Detailed: Supers, Grenades, Melee, Aspects, and More

By Zuhaad Ali
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Following the gameplay preview of The Final Shape earlier this week, Bungie has now shared more details on what to expect when it comes to subclass combinations for Destiny 2’s upcoming Prismatic subclass.

Yesterday, Bungie shook the Destiny 2 community with a surprise announcement: the introduction of a groundbreaking subclass named Prismatic in the upcoming expansion, The Final Shape.

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This new subclass promises to redefine the gameplay experience by allowing players to combine Light and Darkness abilities into a custom subclass. Accompanying this announcement was another bombshell: the introduction of a brand-new enemy race known as the Dread, set to debut with The Final Shape expansion.

Destiny 2 The FInal Shape Prismatic Subclass
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Bungie Reveals More Details About Destiny 2’s Prismatic Subclass

Today, Bungie has released an update regarding the Prismatic subclass, revealing which Light and Darkness subclass abilities players can expect. Contrary to initial fan expectations, not all Light and Darkness abilities can be combined with the Prismatic subclass. Instead, the subclass will only offer a selection of abilities from the Light and Darkness subclasses.

Destiny 2 Hunter Prismatic Subclass Details

  • Supers: Storm’s Edge (Arc), Golden Gun: Marksman (Solar), Silence and Squall (Stasis), Silkstrike (Strand), Shadowshot: Deadfall (Void)
  • Class Abilities: Marksman’s Dodge, Gambler’s Dodge, Acrobat’s Dodge (Solar)
  • Movement Modes: High Jump, Strafe Jump, Triple Jump, Blink (Arc)
  • Melee Abilities: Combination Blow (Arc), Knife Trick (Solar), Withering Blade (Stasis), Threaded Spike (Strand), Snare Bomb (Void)
  • Grenade Abilities: Arcbolt Grenade (Arc), Swarm Grenade (Solar), Duskfield Grenade (Stasis), Grapple (Strand), Magnetic Grenade (Void)
  • Aspects: Ascension (Arc), Gunpowder Gamble (Solar), Winter’s Shroud (Stasis), Threaded Specter (Strand), Stylish Executioner (Void)
Destiny 2 Prismatic Subclass Detailed: Supers, Grenades, Melee, Aspects, and More
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Destiny 2 Titan Prismatic Subclass Details

  • Supers: Thundercrash (Arc), Hammer of Sol (Solar), Glacial Quake (Stasis), Bladefury (Strand), Twilight Arsenal (Void)
  • Class Abilities: Towering Barricade, Rally Barricade, Thruster (Arc)
  • Movement Modes: High Lift, Strafe Lift, Catapult Lift
  • Melee Abilities: Thunderclap (Arc), Hammer Strike (Solar), Shiver Strike (Stasis), Frenzied Blade (Strand), Shield Throw (Void)
  • Grenade Abilities: Pulse Grenade (Arc), Thermite Grenade (Solar), Glacier Grenade (Stasis), Shackle Grenade (Strand), Suppressor Grenade (Void)
  • Aspects: Knockout (Arc), Consecration (Solar), Diamond Lance (Stasis), Drengr’s Lash (Strand), Unbreakable (Void)
Destiny 2 Prismatic Subclass Detailed: Supers, Grenades, Melee, Aspects, and More
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Destiny 2 Warlock Prismatic Subclass Details

  • Supers: Stormtrance (Arc), Song of Flame (Solar), Winter’s Wrath (Stasis), Needlestorm (Strand), Nova Bomb: Cataclysm (Void)
  • Class Abilities: Healing Rift, Empowering Rift, Phoenix Dive (Solar)
  • Movement Modes: Burst Glide, Strafe Glide, Controlled Glide, Blink (Void)
  • Melee Abilities: Chain Lightning (Arc), Incinerator Snap (Solar), Penumbral Blast (Stasis), Arcane Needle (Strand), Pocket Singularity (Void)
  • Grenade Abilities: Storm Grenade (Arc), Healing Grenade (Solar), Coldsnap Grenade (Stasis), Threadling Grenade (Strand), Vortex Grenade (Void)
  • Aspects: Lightning Surge (Arc), Hellion (Solar), Bleak Watcher (Stasis), Weaver’s Call (Strand), Feed the Void (Void)
Destiny 2 Prismatic Subclass Detailed: Supers, Grenades, Melee, Aspects, and More
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Destiny 2 Prismatic Subclass: Transcendence Explained

In addition to the subclass combinations, Prismatic also introduces a new ability called Transcendence–tied to the Light and Dark meter below the Super bar. Here’s how Transcendence works in Destiny 2:

  • Dealing Light-aligned damage or applying Light-aligned buffs or debuffs fills the Light bar, while dealing Darkness-aligned damage or applying Darkness-aligned buffs or debuffs fills the Darkness bar.
  • Kinetic damage fills both bars at a reduced rate, but that rate increases when either bar is filled.
  • When both bars are full and meet in the middle, Transcendence is available, allowing for instant refresh and quicker regeneration of melee and grenade energy.
  • Dealing damage with a grenade further increases your melee regeneration rate and vice versa.
  • While Transcendent, you deal slightly increased weapon damage and are more resistant to incoming damage.
  • Transcendence allows you to break the shields of “special combatants” standing in your way.

Players will also gain a new Grenade ability per class (Titan, Warlock, Hunter) while Transcendent, dealing both Light and Darkness damage to enemies.

  • Hunter—Hailfire Spike: Throw a device charged with Stasis matter and Solar energy that attaches to surfaces or targets and then erupts into a slowing storm. After a short duration, the device ignites, creating a deadly scorching cyclone.
  • Titan—Electrified Snare: Throw an explosive device energized with Strand matter and Arc energy that detonates in a supercharged suspending burst. The suspended target takes heavy damage over time and chains jolting lightning to any nearby targets.
  • Warlock—Freezing Singularity: Throw a mass of Void energy and Stasis matter. On impact, it deploys a miniature black hole orbited by a halo of slowing ice. After a short duration, the black hole implodes, suppressing and dealing heavy damage to all nearby targets.
Destiny 2 Prismatic Subclass Detailed: Supers, Grenades, Melee, Aspects, and More
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Destiny 2 Prismatic Fragments Explained

There will also be a total of twelve Prismatic Fragments available in The Final Shap expansion. Below you can find a list of all of them and what they do.

  • Facet of Balance: Rapidly defeating targets with Light damage grants melee energy. Rapidly defeating targets with Dark damage grants grenade energy.
  • Facet of Bravery: Defeating targets with grenades grants Volatile Rounds to your Void weapons. Defeating targets with powered melee final blows grants Unraveling Rounds to your Strand weapons.
  • Facet of Dawn: Powered melee hits against targets make you Radiant. Powered melee final blows make both you and nearby allies Radiant.
  • Facet of Defiance: Finishers create a detonation that either Jolts, Scorches, Slows, Severs, or makes targets Volatile, based on the damage type of your equipped super.
  • Facet of Dominance: Your Void grenades Weaken, and Arc grenades Jolt targets.
  • Facet of Generosity: Defeating targets while Transcendent creates Orbs of Power for your allies.
  • Facet of Grace: Damaging targets with Kinetic weapons grants you bonus Transcendence energy. Defeating targets with your Super grants you and nearby allies bonus Transcendence energy.
  • Facet of Hope: While you have an elemental buff, your class ability regenerates more quickly.
  • Facet of Justice: While Transcendent, your ability final blows explode.
  • Facet of Protection: While surrounded by enemies, you are more resistant to incoming damage.
  • Facet of Purpose: Picking up an Orb of Power grants either Amplified, Restoration, Frost Armor, Woven Mail, or Overshield, based on the damage type of your equipped super.
  • Facet of Ruin: This increases the size and damage of the burst when you shatter a Stasis Crystal or Frozen target and increases the size of Solar Ignitions.

And, that’s everything new Bungie has revealed this week for the upcoming Prismatic subclass in Destiny 2 The Final Shape. What are your thoughts on the new subclass and the new enemy race coming to Destiny 2 in June? Let us know in the comments below!

Destiny 2 The Final Shape is set to launch on June 4, 2024, on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

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