Destiny 2 Strand Guardian

Destiny 2 Strand Hunter: Abilities Aspects & Fragments

In Destiny 2, Strand Hunter wields many powerful Abilities, Aspects & Fragments that make them “Masters of lethal grace”.

Destiny 2 - Hunter Strand Ability
Hunter Strand

Strand hunters are Masters of lethal grace, also called Threadrunner, the city becomes their playground as they use the Weave to dance unscathed among their foes. The guide presents all known Abilities, Aspects & Fragments, and how to unlock them.

Strand Hunter (Threadrunner): Abilities, Aspects & Fragments

In Destiny 2, Guardians use the Solar, Void and Arc elements by wielding the power of Light granted by the Traveler. Stasis is the first darkness subclass, introduced in Beyond Light Expansion. Strand is the second manifestation of the darkness in elemental form.

Strand flows through you. As it flows through everything

Silkstrike Super Ability


Weave a vicious rope dart and tear through your targets.

[Light Attack] : Swing the rope dart in front of you to deal damage. The tip of the dart deals bonus damage, and defeating targets with the tip causes them to explode.

[Heavy Attack] : Swing the rope dart in a circular motion to deal heavy damage all around you.

[Grenade] : Use the grapple to move forward quickly.

Threaded Spike Melee Ability

Threaded Spike

Throw a rope dart that bounces between targets, damaging and severing them. The dart will return to you once it’s done, returning melee energy to you for each target hit. Press [Melee] just as the dart gets back to you to catch it and increase the amount of energy returned.

Grapple Grenade Ability


Weave a grappling hook, and quickly pull yourself forward. Grappling to a Tangle immediately recharges your grenade energy. During and shortly after grappling, your melee attack deals area damage and unravels targets.

Shackle Grenade Ability

Shackle Grenade

A thrown weapon of weighted Strand matter that detonates on impact, suspending targets and creating additional suspending subprojectiles.

Threadling Grenade Ability

Threadling Grenade

A woven projectile that reweaves itself into Threadlings while in flight.

Threaded Specter Aspect – Coming, Season 21, Season of the Deep

Activate your class ability to leave behind a decoy woven from Strand matter that draws the attention of nearby combatants. After taking significant damage or when combatants approach, the decoy detonates, dealing damage and releasing Threadlings that seek out and attack nearby foes.

Ensnaring Slam Aspect

Ensnaring Slam

Activate your air move to consume your class ability energy and dive to the ground, suspending all nearby targets on impact. Using this ability extends class ability cooldown time.

Widow’s Silk Aspect

Widow's Silk

Grapple more often and create grapple points that you and your fireteam can use indefinitely. You have an additional grenade charge. Your grapple creates a Grapple Tangle at the grapple point.

Thread of Ascent Fragment

Activating your grenade ability reloads your equipped weapon and grants bonus airborne effectiveness and handling for a short duration.

Stat Increase: +10 Mobility

Thread of Binding Fragment

Super final blows emit a suspending burst from the target.

Stat Increase: +10 Resilience

Thread of Continuity Fragment

Suspend, unravel, and sever effects applied to targets have increased duration.

Stat Increase: +10 Strength

Thread of Evolution Fragment

Threadlings travel farther and deal additional damage.

Stat Increase: +10 Intellect 

Thread of Finality Fragment

Finisher final blows create Threadlings.

Stat Increase: +10 Recovery

Thread of Fury Fragment

Damaging targets with a Tangle grants melee energy.

Stat Increase: -10 Strength

Thread of Generation Fragment

Dealing damage generates grenade energy.

Stat Increase: -10 Discipline

Thread of Isolation Fragment

Landing rapid precision hits emits a severing burst from the target.

Thread of Mind Fragment

Defeating suspended targets grants class ability energy.

Thread of Propagation Fragment

Powered melee final blows grant your Strand weapons Unraveling Rounds.

Thread of Rebirth Fragment

Strand weapon final blows have a chance to create a Threadling.

Thread of Transmutation Fragment

While you have Woven Mail, weapon final blows create a Tangle.

Stat Increase: +10 Strength

Thread of Warding Fragment

Picking up an Orb of Power grants Woven Mail.

Stat Increase: -10 Resilience

Thread of Wisdom Fragment

While you have Woven Mail, weapon final blows create a Tangle.

Strand Subclass

Stasis was the first subclass that came out with Stasis 3.0 – the system that includes the aspects and fragments to make classes more customisable and powerful. Soon after, over months, other subclasses received 3.0 reworks. With the release of Lightfall expansion, guardians can use Strand Subclass 3.0, adding more playstyles, builds, powerful weapons, and unique abilities to the game.

How to unlock Strand Subclass

Destiny 2 - The Pouka pond location
Destiny 2 – The Pouka pond location

To unlock the Strand subclass, players must own Ligthfall expansion and complete the main campaign in order to get access to all abilities. Additionally, to unlock aspects and fragments, players must buy them from the special Vendor marked on the map above.

Players must collect the Strand Meditations – the currency that they can spend at the Pouka Pond to unlock additional Strand grenades, Aspects and Fragments. The Strand Meditations are the reward for using Strand abilities anywhere in the system and completing activities in Neomuna. Additionally, players can earn the currency from all sources while they are in the Vex Incrusion Zone in Neomuna.

The best place to farm Strand Meditations is located in the Neomuna world activity called Vex Incursion Zone.

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