Destiny 2 Strand Subclass: Everything We Know

Destiny 2 Strand Subclass: Everything We Know
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Dave McAdam


23rd Aug 2022 18:15

Destiny 2 Strand subclass is the finally revealed new Darkness subclass that is coming to the game. Destiny 2 is gearing up towards the release of Lightfall, the new expansion coming early next year. There have been many rumours and leaks about a potential future darkness power, and Strand seems to be the culmination of those rumours. Here is everything we know about the Destiny 2 Strand subclass.

Destiny 2 Strand Subclass: Source of Power

A Titan using their Strand super
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All Destiny 2 subclasses have a root in some particular source of power. For Strand, this source seems to be a psychic power from within the Guardians themselves. The pervading colour scheme is green, as previous leaks and rumours suggested. However, this power does not come from a known source, as it will be a power the Guardians will develop themselves.

This seems to be a big moment in the story, where the Guardians are no longer dipping their toe into using the Darkness, and are instead mastering it. These new powers will give Guardians far more control over their environment than ever before.

Destiny 2 Strand Subclass Abilities

A Hunter using the Strand grapple hook
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With new subclasses comes the question, what can we do with it? Well, number one with a bullet is a new traversal ability that will be available to all classes. Guardians can use Strand to create grappling hooks anywhere. By anywhere, we mean literally anywhere. They do not need a particular place to hook on to, they do not even need a physical object to hook on to. At any time, you can throw out your grappling hook and launch yourself through the air.

Of course, each Guardian class will have their own Strand abilities as well. We haven't seen everything that Strand Guardians can do, but we have seen some of their new moves. We have seen the Hunter super is basically the Strand grappling hook used as a rope dart, swung around at high speeds and whipped at enemies. Warlocks are masters of the telekinetic aspect of this power, and can use it to create Strand missiles and launch them at enemies. Titans use Strand to create deadly claws to slice apart their opponents.

We have also seen some teasers of other Strand abilities, such as Warlocks casting what seem like miniature Strand missiles, and Hunters creating an area in which enemies are literally strung up by Strand. Strand is looking to be one of the most unique and interesting subclasses that Destiny 2 has ever had.


Destiny 2 Strand Subclass Release Date

A Warlock charging up their Strand missiles
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As suspected, Strand will become available alongside Destiny 2's next major expansion, Lightfall. Destiny 2 Lightfall will release on the 28th of February 2023. From now, at the time of the announcement, until the release date, we have six agonizingly long months to wait until we get our hands on these new powers.

Until then, we will simply have to make do with a new season in Season of Plunder, the returning King's Fall raid, and so much more. How ever will we pass the time?

That is everything we currently know about the Destiny 2 Strand subclass. For more on the game, check out our guide to the Destiny 2 Season 18 Artifact Mods coming with Season of Plunder.

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