Best Classes & SubClasses in Destiny 2 (Ranked) (2023)

Destiny 2 is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Bungie. A sequel to Destiny, a game that was released in 2014, Destiny 2 was first released as Destiny 2: New Light in 2019. Since then, millions of players joined in a journey of a guardian, who wakes up after an unspecified catastrophe and finds out that humanity is on the verge of extinction. The game has multiple expansions where a player can grind their stats with their guardian, and go through a story-driven campaign attached to the multiplayer. In this article, we rank the best classes & subclasses in Destiny 2.

Classes and subclasses for guardians are pretty important for Destiny 2 since there are game mods that allow a player to battle it out on the maps throughout the whole Destiny Universe. These also provide a variety of different weapons and builds that a player can acquire and build onto with quest solving that Destiny 2 offers. The Tower is the main HQ and social place where the players can connect with other players and plan quest solving together. This destination also provides a player to customize the gear and take quests from multiple different in-game characters.

New Light, Forsaken, Shadowkeep, and Beyond Light are Destiny’s 2 expansions with New Light being free to play, while others need to be bought.

There are three main classes – Titan, Warlock, and Hunter. Each of these classes has subclasses that we’re going to list out. We feel before we start, there need to be some pointers. We will take into account both PvE (Player versus Environment) and PvP (Player versus Player) and try to balance the list out and choose the best subclasses which are good for both game modes. Also, keep in mind there are 30 different subclasses that are available in Destiny 2 and we picked the best of the best.

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12. Arcstrider Hunter

11. Sunbreaker Titan

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10. Stormcaller Warlock

7. Voidwalker Warlock

6. Sentinel Titan

5. Nightstalker Hunter

4. Gunslinger Hunter

3. Revenant Hunter

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2. Behemoth Titan

1. Dawnblade Warlock

12. Arcstrider Hunter

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This is a hunter subclass and has the super ability Arc Staff that summons an Arc empowered staff that can be used for close-quarters combat. This particular skill tree is if you want to run through every single opponent. Hunters have super agility and are usually played if you want to surprise your opponents. This subclass was one of the stronger at the beginning of the game, however, that changed with the last expansions like Shadowkeep and Beyond Light.

Nowadays, in PvE (Player versus Environment), Destiny 2 players use this build and guardian only for Vanguard Strikes (another game mode) that requires special quests and rewards. Still, if your fire team has covered the rest of the crucial options then go for it. Arcstrider has the ability to stun bosses, blocking damage and its clearing ability of additional enemies can be pretty useful. Great starting class for new Destiny 2 players. All in all, later in the game there are just much better subclasses to use, and we will definitely mention them on this list.

11. Sunbreaker Titan

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This subclass was also really good at the beginning of Destiny 2, and with the right build was sometimes unstoppable. Well, this class fell back into the weak tier since the other Titans subclasses had more utility and cool perks to deal with additional enemies and sometimes against the opponents in PvP. That changed and Sunbreaker Titan, like Arcstrider Hunter, fell into the “only needed sometimes” tier during Vanguard Strikes and Gambit.

Despite all of these cons, Sunbreaker Titan is still playable, especially at the beginning of the game when you are still learning about Destiny 2. This subclass is much better for PvP where you can plow through the enemies in close combat. Great starting guardian with PvP pros, so definitely check it out.

10. Stormcaller Warlock

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This one is quite interesting. In PvE, this subclass is not that useful. It is quite complicated when it comes to clearing additional enemies with the bosses and there needs to be a specific situation for the Stormcaller super to activate. Even though the Warlock class is probably the best in the game, this subclass is bad in PvE.

On the other hand, Stormcaller is pretty good in PvP since its abilities punish other players who are going aggressively with their supers, and if they are not skilled enough, this subclass exposes them pretty heavily. You can easily go on the big kill spree which makes Stormcaller Warlock almost unstoppable and really hard to hit. Regardless of the tree built you pick for your Stormcaller, PvP is definitely a mode Stormcaller players need to utilize.

8. Striker Titan

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Okay, so this one is pretty interesting since its potential is largely good for PvP, however, PvE is quite bad. Regardless, even with some bad characteristics, Striker Titan is better overall than the two previous entries. Its insane output of going into the bosses and PvP opponents is really cool and only the “brave” ones can achieve something with this class. Moreover, this subclass is more 1v1 oriented, which is not good for team fights like strikes and raids.

Titans are juggernauts, so when you see a Striker Titan going full throttle at you, you better run. The cons we listed here are salvageable with the right exotics but those need grinding and good luck with that during PvE missions.

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7. Voidwalker Warlock

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So, this subclass was available in the first game as well and is still a decent pick, both for PvE and PvP. In PvE, this subclass is really good since its abilities can be used for additional enemies around the boss. Specifically, this guardian is able to use the life force of their victims to fuel explosive power, the Voidwalker is versed in an array of abilities that allow players to sow widespread destruction.

Voidwalker Warlock is the most neutral subclass on this list – this guardian is tanky, and can heal itself non-stop. They are a solid solo option but also good in teams during raids and strikes. Great against the opponents with void shields and large exotic options can make this guardian pretty good. However, there are better subclasses in the Warlock department, that is why this subclass found itself in the 7th place on our list.

6. Sentinel Titan

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Sentinel Titan is more of a support subclass that is great in teams during strikes and raids and can be pretty good in PvP. In PvE, this subclass is a must in strikes and raids since it provides shielding and “tankyness” to any team in Destiny 2. Suppression grenades are a nightmare for fast-moving super since it prevents the enemies from using abilities for a short time. Sentinel Titan and its Defensive strike are absolutely insane when used at the right time.

When charging against the enemies, your guardian and teammates get an overshield that protects them from oncoming damage. Moreover, you get melee energy while dealing final blows to the enemies. Ward of Dawn, a Sentinel super grants you the ability to create an indestructible dome that provides shielding to you and the enemies. Also, it grants you temporary weapon damage when in the dome.

An absolutely insane subclass that is great for players who are not that aggressive in their gameplay. As said before, great in both PvP and PvE, just pair up with your fellow guardians and cause havoc.

5. Nightstalker Hunter

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This class has always been great. Its super Flawless Execution provides you invisibility and Truesight with the increase of melee range if you precision kill your enemies. One of the most broken super in the game that can be unstoppable if you’re on a killing spree. Great utility guardian that can provide you both with already mentioned Flawless Execution, and Corrosive smoke that slows the enemies and damages them over time.

Great guardian for both PvP and PvE, however, some other Hunter subclasses edge Nightstalker out, but not by a big margin.

4. Gunslinger Hunter

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This subclass is really cool. This solar-based Hunter subclass has two different supers a player can choose from and it depends on what kind of built tree are you going to pick. This subclass is predominately a sharpshooting class and it is one of the hardest in the game. Moreover, the effect of the class really depends on how are you doing in the fps shooters.

With that being said, for PvP standards, this class is pretty average if you do not know how to aim, but I emphasize again that most of it depends on players’ skills. If you’re a sharpshooter, this subclass can be insane. All in all, with the right exotics like Celestial Nighthawk, that modifies Golden Gun super to fire single high damage shot and other perks, this subclass can be really deadly.

3. Revenant Hunter

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Currently the best Hunter subclass in the game. Glaciar grenade that creates walls out of stasis shards to block damage and freeze the targets, paired up with Whisper of Fissures, the stasis fragment, is absolutely broken. Another skill, Withering Blade provides you with two charges that bounce off the walls to slow and damage enemies.

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Silence and Squall is probably the only non-movements super that is in the S tier of the supers, especially in PvP. That fact alone shows us how broken Revenant Hunter really is. Paired up with appropriate exotic items, this subclass is insane in both PvE and PvP.

2. Behemoth Titan

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The best Titan subclass in the game. Behemoth Titan, in comparison to other guardians from this list, is a bit harder to learn. However, once you master all elements of Behemoth Titan, you are almost unstoppable. As in any combat game, stuns and slows are really important, and when you pair that with Stasis Aspect like Cryoclasm, which enables longer and more powerful slides with the ability to go through frozen walls, this Titan is unstoppable. Behemoth Melee, with all previously mentioned abilities, is really deadly because if the sliding shotgun shot does not work, you just smack the opponent on sight.

A great subclass for shotgun users who like more aggressive and concrete gameplay. Great both in PvE and PvP.

1. Dawnblade Warlock

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And the best subclass on this list is definitely Dawnblade Warlock. With only a super, called Daybreak, which provides the player an ability to weave Solar Light into blades and smites its enemies from the above, makes this subclass unbelievably strong. Great in both PvE and PvP, a player cannot go wrong when picking this class. Yes, it needs grinding but at the end of the day, you will get a payoff.

Besides the already mentioned super, that’s absolutely insane in its movement and strength, Icarus Dash provides a Warlock to move quickly through combat and dodge enemies. A great escaping tactic as well, if you found yourself in hairy situations.

Dawnblade Warlock is absolutely the best subclass in Destiny 2, however, maybe something changes in the future. We will wait and see.

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What is the best subclass in destiny 2 right now? ›

1. Warlock Dawnblade (Solar 3.0) A subclass primarily used for support, Dawnblade fills its lack of ad clear and boss damage with some of the most powerful buffs in the game. Radiant provides a whopping 25% increase to damage, and Restoration provides continuous health regeneration even through damage.

What's the best class to be in Destiny 2? ›

The Sunbreaker is quite possibly the most balanced of the four subclasses in both PvE and PvP. They can fire molten hammers that shatter into shards, dealing massive damage to enemies. They can also choose to get up close and smash enemies with a maul, triggering earthquakes.

What is the most played subclass in Destiny 2? ›

Hunters are Destiny 2's most popular class by a large margin, doubling the number of Guardians that play Warlock or Titan. With their majestic capes and well-designed subclasses, it's easy to see why. Hunters can offer a bit of everything, ranging from powerful Supers to team buffs.

What is the best subclass for PVE Destiny 2? ›

Arguably the best Stasis subclass for PVE, Shadebinder can easily take advantage of all the element has to offer. With Bleak Watcher and Iceflare Bolts, slowing and freezing enemies can be extremely easy. Winter's Wrath is also worth mentioning, which serves as one of the game's best utility and roaming supers.

What is the hardest class in Destiny 2? ›

I'd say that Warlock is the hardest to be exceptionally good in situations with. Hunters can focus on dealing damage and moving quickly and stealthily. Titans can also do so, with a bit of defending the team. No need to worry about stealth here.

What is the least played subclass in Destiny 2? ›

Hunters are generally the most popular, with titans either being the least popular or very close in population compared to warlocks.

What is the most op exotic in Destiny 2? ›

Coming in at number one is Witherhoard! This kinetic, special ammo, Grenade Launcher is an absolute unit in all modes and is useful in any encounter, and works with whatever build your character is using. Its exotic perk, Primeval's Torment, makes its fired projectiles blight enemies or the nearby area on impact.

What subclass is Zavala use? ›

Commander Zavala is an Awoken Guardian who serves as the Vanguard of the Titan class, and overall Vanguard Commander of The Last City.

What is Shaxx subclass? ›

Shaxx is his own subclass, which involves punching things and looking intimidating. His super is to punch skulls out of things so he can mount them on his wall. He took Razelighter from the vault not with the intent to use it, but because it's the best shishkabob stick in the tower.

Is Hunter or Warlock better Destiny 2? ›

Hunters usually have the best exotics, a great class ability useful in every form of content and the best jump out of the 3. It is the best DPS class followed by Titan. Really you can't go wrong with hunter either.

Who has the most PVE kills in Destiny 2? ›

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What is the strongest thing in Destiny 2? ›

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  • Rank: Former Titan Vanguard.
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What is the strongest class for Warlock? ›

The Voidwalker is the ultimate solo class in PvE and a great PvP subclass for aggressive play. Most Voidwalker builds spec heavily toward their grenade, using Verity's Brow or Contraverse Hold to increase their grenade uptime and damage output.

Who has the most flawless in Destiny 2? ›

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What super in Destiny 2 does the most damage? ›

That super? Blade Barrage, boosted with the fresh damage of Knock Em Down, the new Solar 3.0 aspect that gives you more knives to throw, and combined with a specific exotic, it's about 50% more damage than any other super in the game.

What is the most popular subclass in Destiny? ›

Hunters are Destiny 2's most popular class by a large margin, doubling the number of Guardians that play Warlock or Titan. With their majestic capes and well-designed subclasses, it's easy to see why. Hunters can offer a bit of everything, ranging from powerful Supers to team buffs.

What is the easiest dungeon in Destiny? ›

As the oldest dungeon, Shattered Throne is the easiest to complete. The mechanics are simple, there are no cramped spaces with massive enemy density, and there's usually good cover in most encounters.

What is the best void subclass in Destiny 2? ›

Though all classes were given some new and powerful aspects and fragments to play with, Warlocks are by far the best class to run the new Void subclass on in Destiny 2.

What is the most op weapon in Destiny 2? ›

The lone Sword stands at the top of this list. The Lament is an absolute beast and allows for some of the most DPS in the game, due to its ability to be revved up and deal massive bonus damage.

What is the hardest weapon to get in Destiny 2? ›

In short, Redrix's Claymore is a pretty relentless death dealer. Redrix's Claymore, the hardest to get weapon in Destiny 2.

What is the rarest weapon in Destiny 2? ›

10. Quicksilver Storm (25.95%) — Rarest Destiny 2 Weapons. Quicksilver Storm doesn't require any special feat to earn it — all you have to do is pre-order Lightfall.

How old is Cayde-6? ›

The earliest mention of him in the City news was 126 years ago, though he claimed to be older than that. Prior to his first death, Cayde left behind several journals detailing various parts of his life. Many of Cayde's memories of his past life had to do with two figures, his Ace and his Queen.

What class was Cayde in Destiny? ›

Cayde-6 is the Hunter class Vanguard and in the original Destiny, he could be found selling Hunter armour and emblems in the Tower. He's also in charge of tracking and assigning bounties to high-value targets.

Is Cayde-6 a warlock? ›

The hilarious voice behind Cayde-6 took to his Instagram account to show off his shiny Warlock, rocking an impressive 280 powerlevel and more engrams than he knows what to do with.

Who is Shaxx in love with? ›

Shaxx seems to have a secret crush on Mara Sov, and is implied to have slept with her once.

Who is Shaxx dating? ›

Shaxx is in love with Mara. Come see the evedince > Destiny 2 - Lore | Forums |

What Hunter subclass is best? ›

And since Abilities and Supers are so strong, Subclasses are a crucial part of the game.
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  2. Arcstrider (Arc 3.0) Ranking: A Tier. ...
  3. Gunslinger (Solar 3.0) ...
  4. Revenant (Stasis)
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What is the strongest class in Destiny 2 PvP? ›

Overall, the Warlock class and its Shadebinder subclass are competent in the PvP game modes thanks to their ability to quickly and efficiently take down opponents. With an array of powerful capabilities at their disposal, Warlocks are a force to be reckoned with in any PvP match.

Who is the number 1 Destiny 2 player? ›

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Which Destiny 2 DLC is best? ›

With so many changes and new content, Forsaken is considered to be what The Taken King was to the first Destiny: a game changer. To this day people say it's probably the best Destiny 2 DLC of the ones released so far.

Does class matter in Destiny 2? ›

Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters all have their own unique advantages, disadvantages, and skill sets that cater to wildly different styles of play, so choosing the right class can make all the difference in someone's Destiny 2 journey.

Whats the fastest TTK in Destiny 2? ›

Optimal TTK: 1.0 seconds.

What is the highest power level player in Destiny 2? ›

The Pinnacle cap for Destiny 2 is 1810, meaning that between 1800 and 1810, the only way to increase your Power level is to get Pinnacle rewards.

What is the best legendary hand cannon? ›

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Fatebringer has proven itself to be Destiny 2's best Legendary Hand Cannon. This weapon features one of the best perk pools out of all Hand Cannons, a great stat package, and it has an Adept variant.

What is the best subclass Destiny 2 PvP? ›

Overall, the Hunter class and its Revenant subclass offer great utility for PvP players looking to gain an advantage in Destiny 2's competitive mode. Its mobility, versatility, and utility-based tools provide players with many options for taking down their opponents.

What is the next subclass in Destiny 2? ›

Destiny 2: Lightfall will change the game all over again when the new Darkness subclass Strand enters the fray in 2023 called Strand, letting Guardians weave the very fabric of the universe to form useful tools like grappling hook that can help explore locales such as the new cyberpunk city of Neomuna on Neptune.

Who is the strongest hunter in Destiny lore? ›

Lady Efrideet is the only other remaining Iron Lord. By all accounts, she is likely the oldest and most powerful of the Hunters.

Who is the best Destiny 2 player? ›

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What is Zavala's subclass? ›

Commander Zavala is an Awoken Guardian who serves as the Vanguard of the Titan class, and overall Vanguard Commander of The Last City.

What worlds are leaving Destiny 2? ›

Other things leaving Destiny 2
  • Umbral Decoder.
  • Prismatic Recaster.
  • Splicer Servitor.
  • Wayfinder's Compass.
  • Mara Sov's Chambers.
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What planet is Lightfall on? ›

Gameplay. Lightfall expands on the base Destiny 2 gameplay by adding a new free roam world for the city Neomuna on the planet Neptune.


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