Destiny 2 Solar Hunter PvP Build

This guide gives weapons, exotics, and armor mods for a Destiny 2 Solar Hunter PvP Build, intended for all levels of PvP players!

Destiny 2 Solar Hunter Gunslinger

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Why Should You Play PvP Solar Hunter?

PvP Solar Hunter is the epitome of explosions everywhere. The whole object of the subclass is to explode your enemies and set them on fire before they can even damage you. Paired with subclass healing and damage buffs, its hard to not enjoy making things go BOOM!

Abilities provide massive buffsExotic dependent
Learning curve is lowMissing abilities reduces kill potential
High damage abilitiesNo disengage tools

Solar Hunter PvP Playstyle

The Solar Hunter PvP Playstyle is one of intense explosions. It requires a constantly using your grenade to keep everything moving effectively but it can be very rewarding once you understand it.


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.

Blade Barrage

Gambler’s Dodge

Strafe Jump

Tripmine Grenade

Proximity Explosive Knife

Blade Barrage – This super casts a large amount of exploding knives that can cover an entire area in damage or be used to deal a lot of damage to a heavy health target. Great for shutting down enemy supers

Gambler's Dodge – Activating this dodge while in close proximity to enemies will give you your melee ability back. It also makes ourselves harder to hit while dodging

Strafe Jump – A higher single jump with strong directional control makes this jump a must have for PvP

Tripmine Grenade – Tripmines stick to surfaces and explode when enemies get close or stick to an enemy and explode on them dealing damage to them and any nearby enemy

Proximity Explosive Knife – Throw this knife to have it stick to a targets location, waiting for it to go off until an enemy gets close


Knock ‘Em Down

On Your Mark

Knock 'Em Down – This buffs our super and also gives us a melee back if we kill an enemy while radiant, basically allowing us to have constant melees

On Your Mark – This gives a handling and reload buff after getting a precision kill or max stacks when we use our dodge


Ember of Singeing

Ember of Ashes

Ember of Searing

Ember of Mercy

Ember of Torches

Ember of Singeing : This reduces our dodge cooldown when we scorch targets, since our abilities and weapons are constantly scorching, this will make sure our dodge is up insanely fast

Ember of Ashes : We apply more scorch from every scorch source. This allows two grenades to ignite any enemy

Ember of Searing : This gives us melee energy and creates a firespite when we kill a scorched target

Ember of Mercy : The main part of this fragment is the restoration given by picking up a firespite generated by our other fragments

Ember of Torches : Our melee is a potent tool that can help us get our grenades back and also scorch enemies, this fragment allows us to now get a damage buff after dealing powered melee damage


Weapon Perk 1 Perk 2


Explosive Payload

Eye of the Storm

Matador 64

Threat Detector

Opening Shot

The Other Half

Eager Edge

Vorpal Weapon

Fatebringer – One of the most consistent handcannons in the game. Obtainable in Vault of Glass raid

Matador 64 – Strong shotgun with amazing perks. Obtainable in Grasp of Avarice dungeon

The Other Half – Sword that has a unique perk allowing you to lunge from insane range to kill an enemy. Obtainable in Dares of Eternity

Exotic Armor

Exotic Armor Mod

Young Ahamkara's Spine – This buffs our tripmine grenades making an already powerful grenade even better add allowing us to spam them

Armor Stats








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Armor Mods

Mods for PvP are almost entirely dependent upon weapon loadout so adjust depending on your needs.


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