Destiny 2 Arc Warlock PvP Build

This guide gives weapons, exotics, and armor mods for a Destiny 2 Arc Warlock PvP Build.

Destiny 2 Arc Warlock Pvp

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Why Should You Play Arc Warlock PvP?

The Destiny 2 Arc Warlock PvP Build is both a passive playstyle and aggressive playstyle. Your abilities allow you to deal extra damage to enemies and quickly charge them head on with a powerful melee ability. This class is easy to master and fun to play.

Fast MovementAggressive Playstyle
AOE DamageRequires Quick Thinking
Strong Supers

Arc Warlock PvP Playstyle

Arc Warlock can be both Passive and Aggressive playstyle. Depending on the aspects that you take it will define how you play the class. If you take Arcsoul, then play around your rift. The Arc Soul is very strong as it is a sentry that stays on you and can shoot all around you. If you use LIGHTNING SURGE, then play aggressively this melee does high damage in an area. Remember, the warlock has no true one-shot kill ability, so you gotta lower them a little bit to secure the kill. Having a higher strength stat will allow you to use this ability often.


Some abilities, aspects and fragments need to be unlocked before use. In order to do that, Destiny 2 players need to visit Ikora in the Tower and do the related quest or purchase them from her. Lastly, if you bought new aspects and fragments don’t forget to “meditate”. Simply click the “meditate” option on the table next to Ikora.


Healing Rift

Burst Glide

Arcbolt Grenade

Chain Lightning

Stormtrance – Chain Arc Lightning from your hands to electrify targets with devastating streams of Arc Light that intensify over time. Casting Stormtrance creates a jolting shockwave underneath you. [Sprint] : Teleport forward, consuming a small amount of Super energy. STORMTRANCE has a longer cooldown Flex: CHAOS REACH Unleash a long-range channeled beam of concentrated Arc super again to deactivate your Super early, saving Super energy. Has shorter cooldown

Healing Rift – Conjure a well of power that continuously heals those inside it.

Burst Glide – Jump while airborne to activate Glide and start an airborne drift with a strong initial boost of speed. FLEX: Strafe Glide. Jump while airborne to activate glide and start an airborne drift with strong directional control

Arcbolt Grenade – A grenade that chains bolts of lightning to nearby targets. Flex: STORM GRENADE: A grenade that calls down a focused lightning storm

Chain Lightning – An extended range melee that jolts your target and chains lightning to nearby targets. While amplified, it creates an additional set of chains. Flex: BALL LIGHTNING: Fire an Arc projectile forward that releases a perpendicular lightning strike after a short time. While Amplified, Ball Lightning releases additional lightning strikes before detonating


Lightning Surge

Electrostatic Mind

Lightning Surge – While sliding, activate your charged melee ability to blink forward, calling down lightning strikes that jolt targets as you rematerialize. Use If playing Aggressive. Flex to Arc Soul if playing passive.

Electrostatic Mind – Defeating targets with Arc abilities or defeating jolted or blinded targets creates an Ionic Trace. Collecting an Ionic Trace makes you amplified. Always use.


Spark of Feedback

Spark of Recharge

Spark of Resistance

Spark of Frequency

Spark of Feedback : Taking melee damage briefly increases your outgoing melee damage.

Spark of Recharge : While critically wounded, your melee and grenade energy regenerates more quickly.

Spark of Resistance : While surrounded by combatants, you are more resistant to incoming damage.

Spark of Frequency : Melee hits greatly increase your reload speed for a short duration.


Loadout Option 1

Weapon Perk 1 Perk 2

The Immortal


Target Lock



Mortal Polarity

The Other Half

Eager Edge

Vorpal Weapon

The Immortal – Strongest Smg in the game has insane range and damage. Drops form trials of Osiris.

Cloudstrike – Super strong sniper that can get Very easy multi kills if you aim is true

The Other Half – A sword is great, this one with the right perks has an increased lunge to reach those that are far.

Loadout Option 2

Weapon Perk 1 Perk 2

No Time to Explain

Feeding Frenzy

Rewind Again

Found Verdict


Opening Shot

The Other Half

Eager Edge

Vorpal Weapon

No Time to Explain – Very strong pulse rifle you will need to complete Beyond Light to get this weapon.

Found Verdict – Very strong shotgun that drops from the Vault of Glass raid.

The Other Half – A sword is great, this one with the right perks has an increased lunge to reach those that are far.

Exotic Armor

Exotic Armor Mod

Transversive Steps – Very strong exotic that will enable you to move quicker and reload your weapons while sprinting.

The Stag – The damage reduction helps out in every situation. Great choice for a passive playstyle.

Armor Stats








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Armor Mods


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