Destiny 2 best class for solo players and best solo subclass explained

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Looking for the best Destiny 2 solo class? Although Bungie’s space-faring FPS is often best played with friends, sometimes you’ll want or need to go at things alone. If that’s the case, what class should you use? Warlocks, Titans and Hunters all have their benefits and drawbacks, and each have a variety of useful subclasses. But which is the best to take into battle when going at it alone?

Here, we’re going to explain our pick for the best Destiny 2 solo class, and the best subclass to match. If you’re intent on polishing this solo character into a force to be reckoned with before the Final Shape release date, be sure to stock up on rare materials like Ascendant Shards, Deepsight Harmonizer and Exotic Ciphers. You might also want to take a look at our picks for the best PvE weapons and best PvP weapons too.

Destiny 2 best class for solo players and best solo subclass explained: Hunter performing a finisher.

Best class for solo players in Destiny 2

The best class for solo players in Destiny 2 is the Hunter. There are a few reasons for this, but it primarily comes down to superior survivability and versatility due to the following factors.

  • Dodge class ability. The Hunter’s class ability is a dodge. Not only is this just useful for avoiding damage in PvP and PvE, there are a huge number of ways to modify the dodge to perform additional actions on activation, such as regenerating abilities, triggering invisibility, or damaging nearby enemies.
  • Versatile exotcis. While this isn’t something it definitively holds over the best Warlock exotics or the best Titan exotics, the best Hunter exotics are often pretty versatile, allowing them to fit well into a wider variety of builds.
  • Support and DPS balance. Hunters can utilise a lot of abilities that support teammates by weakening enemies and empowering damage output. However with powerful supers like Blade Barrage and Arc Staff, Hunters are just as capable at dealing damage as they are at setting up fireteam DPS.
  • Survival abilities. Hunters have some abilities that are just better suited for survival, especially prioritising their individual survival. Invisibility is a good example. While it can certainly be used on teammates too, it’s most prominently used as a way for Hunters to disengage from unfavourable situations, recover health, and reposition.
Destiny 2 best class for solo players and best solo subclass explained: Hunter Void subclass.

Best Subclass for Solo Players in Destiny 2

If you want to take on the worst that Destiny 2 has to offer by yourself, like Legend Lost Sectors or the, solo dungeons, or the weekly Nightfall, we recommend making use of the Hunter Nightstalker. This Void subclass gives you the chance to use the Vanishing Step Aspect, which grants you temporary invisibility whenever you dodge. It’s incredibly useful for when you find yourself becoming overwhelmed with enemies and you want to take a short breather.

The Nightstalker’s Super Ability, Shadowshot: Deadfall, is also extremely handy in taking down hordes. Once you cast it, it deals heavy damage and keeps those within its area in place so you can aim and shoot without having to worry about them hitting back.

In fact, this class and subclass is so good that it made our list of the best Hunter builds in Destiny 2, and can perform on par alongside the best Titan builds and best Warlock builds with ease. It’s well worth trying the subclass out for yourself.

That covers the best Destiny 2 solo class and subclass. If you’re tired of build crafting, why not shift focus to some of the game’s more relaxing activities like Destiny 2 fishing, or check out what’s in the weekly Eververse Store to get your fashion game on-point?

What are Destiny 2 Warlocks good at in solo play?

Warlocks are great at crowd control and broad support, which can improve the flow of combat in solo activities.

What are Destiny 2 Titans good at in solo play?

Titans are fantastic at tanking damage and dealing with powerful combatants, sustaining themselves through solo battles.

About the Author

Finlay Cattanach

Fin is a Guides and Reviews writer for Videogamer.com. He's worked previously with Startmenu, The Loadout, and more. He plays everything from strategy and sandbox titles to FPS and souls-likes.

Destiny 2

  • Release Date: September 6, 2017
    • - 06 September 2017 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
    • - 24 October 2017 (PC)
    • - 31 December 2019 (Google Stadia)
  • Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Web, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, First Person, Massively Multiplayer, Shooter
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