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Destiny 2 Best Hunter Build for Lightfall – Best PvE and PvP builds

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Nico Vergara Updated on by

Hunters are the most popular class in Destiny 2 for a reason. They’re often the ones that dish out the most damage in fireteams and they also have the potential to go solo if need be.

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But even though this class is inherently strong, a Hunter’s power means nothing if it isn’t equipped with the right build. So to help you out in taking on the worst villains that the game has to offer, here are some of our suggestions for the best PvP and PvE Hunter Builds.

Best PvE Hunter Build in Destiny 2

The Hunter’s best subclass in Destiny 2 is by far the Void Nightstalker. With its ability to both dish out and avoid massive amounts of damage, it can demolish enemy hordes single-handedly. Here is the build that you can equip with this subclass so you can get the most out of it.

  • Subclass: Void Nightstalker
  • Stats: We recommend prioritizing Mobility and Resilience for that extra bit of agility and survivability. Raising Discipline is also important for spamming your Vortex Grenade.
  • Super Ability: Moebius Quiver
  • Grenade: Vortex Grenade
  • Class Ability: Gambler’s Dodge
  • Fragments: Echo of Cessation, Echo of Obscurity, Echo of Persistence, Echo of Starvation
  • Aspects: Vanishing Step, Stylish Executioner. You can swap the latter out for Trapper’s Ambush if you’re running with a fireteam.
  • Exotic Armor: Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk or Omnioculus
  • Weapons: We suggest using a Void weapon with the Repulsor Brace trait for this build. Some examples include the Hollow Denial Trace Rifle, the Unforgiven Submachine Gun, or the Doom of Chelchis Scout Rifle.

The key component of this build is the Armor that you choose to equip with it. Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk is an Exotic Chest Armor that lets you gain Volatile Rounds after you emerge from being invisible. Pair this with the Vanishing Step and Stylish Executioner Aspects and you’ll be able to finish campaign missions and dungeons single-handedly.


On the other hand, the Omnioculus is another Exotic Chest piece that is meant to be used with the Trapper’s Ambush Aspect. The Omnioculus gives you a second Smoke Bomb charge and also gives you and your team damage resistance while invisible, which is perfect for those playing in squads.

Best PvP Hunter Build in Destiny 2

The best Hunter PvP build is largely the same as the PvE build, but with a few minor tweaks to the aspects, stats, and abilities.

  • Subclass: Void Nightstalker
  • Stats: Mobility should still be your main focus even in PvP. Don’t forget to raise your Resilience, Discipline, and Recovery to a decent level as well.
  • Super Ability: Spectral Blades
  • Grenade: Vortex Grenade or Voidwall Grenade
  • Class Ability: Gambler’s Dodge
  • Fragments: Echo of Cessation, Echo of Obscurity, Echo of Persistence, Echo of Leeching
  • Aspects: Vanishing Step, Trapper’s Ambush
  • Exotic Armor: Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk
  • Weapons: The best weapons here are naturally those with the best TTK, like the Ace of Spades or Hawkmoon.

Again, this build is largely similar to what we listed for PvE apart from a few minor changes. The most important update that you will need to take note of is the switch from Moebius Quiver to Spectral Blades and Stylish Executioner to Trapper’s Ambush.

Activating Spectral Blades allows you to become invisible throughout its duration. Not only that, but you’ll also be able to perform a light and a heavy melee attack that deals devastating damage. Executing the latter also allows you to become to vanish from enemy’s sights again. This and the fact that you can deploy smoke bombs to confuse your enemies even more makes this the go-to build for Hunter mains in PvP.

What is the most powerful class in Destiny 2?

The Hunter is arguably the most powerful class in Destiny 2 as they can use several skills that can quickly clear ads and cause high damage. The Void subclass is particularly powerful as they also have the ability to go invisible, which is extremely useful in different scenarios.

What race is best for Hunter in Destiny 2?

The race that you choose for your characters in the game don’t really matter as they’re mainly just there for cosmetic purposes. With this in mind, feel free to choose from either the Human, Awoken, or the Exo race when creating a Hunter.