Best Strand Fragments to unlock first in Destiny 2: Thread of Ascent, Binding, Continuity & more

Best Strand Fragments to unlock first in Destiny 2: Thread of Ascent, Binding, Continuity & more
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


9th May 2023 12:00


The best Strand Fragments will take your Strand builds from good to great, as Destiny 2's latest subclass gives Guardians some pretty incredible new powers - especially with the right build.

Strand Fragments are purchased with Strand Meditations, a rare resource that can be difficult to come by. To prevent some buyer's remorse, here are the best Strand Fragments to unlock first in Destiny 2.

All Strand Fragments in Destiny 2

The Fragment section of the Strand menu in Destiny 2
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First, let's break down the full list of the Strand subclass' Fragments in Destiny 2, so you can easily see what each one does and refer to it as needed:

  • Thread of Ascent: Activating your grenade ability reloads your equipped weapon and grants bonus airborne effectiveness and handling for a short duration.
  • Thread of Binding: Super final blows emit a suspending burst from the target.
  • Thread of Continuity: Suspend, Unravel and sever effects applied to targets have increased duration.
  • Thread of Evolution: Threadlings travel farther and deal additional damage.
  • Thread of Finality: Finisher final blows create Threadlings.
  • Thread of Fury: Damaging targets with a Tangle grants melee energy.
  • Thread of Generation: Dealing damage generates grenade energy.
  • Thread of Isolation: Landing rapid precision hits emits a severing burst from the target.
  • Thread of Mind: Defeating suspended targets grants class ability energy.
  • Thread of Propagation: Powered melee final blows grant your Stand weapons Unraveling Rounds.
  • Thread of Rebirth: Strand weapon final blows have a chance to create a Threadling.
  • Thread of Transmutation: While you have Woven Mail, weapon final blows create a Tangle.
  • Thread of Warding: Picking up an Orb of Power grants Woven Mail.
  • Thread of Wisdom: Defeating suspended targets with precision hits creates an Orb of Power.

  • An excellent option for a weapon to pair with any of these builds is the Destiny 2 Synchronic Roulette.

Best Strand Fragments for Hunter in Destiny 2

A Strand Hunter using their super in Destiny 2
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Many Strand Fragments are best utilized for specific builds within Destiny 2, but some are just great in general for specific classes. For example, Hunters with high mobility are likely to want to use the new grapple mechanic, and Fragments that complement it.

These would include Thread of Ascent for the instant reloads and extra airborne effectiveness, and Thread of Generation to get your grapple back quickly. If you have the new Hunter exotic helmet Cyrtarachne's Facade, which grants Woven Mail when you use your grapple, you should pair it with Thread of Transmutation, which has kills while using Woven Mail to create Tangles.

Best Strand Fragments for Titan in Destiny 2

A Titan using their super in Destiny 2
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Strand Titans hit hard in Destiny 2, contrary to what some believed would be the case. Berserkers can use a combination of Tangles, Suspend, and Woven Mail to absolutely dominate the battlefield. Much like the Hunters, Titans can make great use of Thread of Generation and Thread of Transmutation, alongside grapples, high strength stats, and their devastating melee abilities to punch enemies into oblivion. Pair all of this with Heart of Inmost Light to do all of that, but do it even stronger.

For a more specific but very powerful build, get the new Titan exotic, the Abeyant Leap leg armour. Use that alongside Thread of Mind, Thread of Continuity, Thread of Fury, Thread of Generation and shackle grenades. All of these things together are going to ensure you are consistently Suspending multiple enemies, creating Tangles and giving yourself Woven Mail.

Best Strand Fragments for Warlock in Destiny 2

A Warlock using their Strand super in Destiny 2
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Warlocks can go absolutely buck wild with Strand in Destiny 2, using practically infinite grenade energy to consistently Suspend every enemy you encounter. The aspect Mindspun Invocation allows Warlocks to consume their shackle grenades to gain a buff, which creates suspending detonations when an enemy is defeated.

This works really well with a weapon that deals damage to a lot of enemies at once, ideally the Osteo Striga with its poison spread. Couple these things with Thread of Mind to receive class ability energy from suspended kills, Thread of Wisdom to create Orbs of Power from Suspended precision kills, Thread of Continuity to extend suspend effects, and absolutely use Thread of Generation.

Generation grants grenade energy from dealing damage, something you will be constantly doing while Suspending every enemy. This creates a never-ending cycle of damage, Suspend, and decimating large groups of enemies.

Those are some great ways to get started with which Destiny 2 Lightfall Strand Fragments to unlock first. Be sure to also check out our Destiny 2 Season of the Deep guide to get ready for the upcoming season.

Dave McAdam
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Dave McAdam
Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
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