Destiny 2 Solar Hunter Solo Build


This guide gives weapons, exotics, and armor mods for a Destiny 2 Solar Hunter PvE Solo Build, intended for all levels of solo content!

Destiny 2 Solar Hunter Gunslinger
Destiny 2 Solar Hunter Gunslinger

Why Should You Play PvE Solo Solar Hunter?

PvE 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!

Subclassed based healing and buffsRequires a gameplay loop to be strong
Ability SpamCan be dangerous to use in high level content
High damage outputNeed specific exotics and weapons

Solar Solo Hunter PvE Playstyle

The Solar Hunter PvE Playstyle is one of intense explosions. It requires a constant gameplay loop 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

Triple Jump

Healing Grenade

Knife Trick

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

Gambler's Dodge – Activating this dodge while in close proximity to enemies will give you your melee ability back

Triple Jump – The most common jump for a PVE hunter due to its easy of use and strong control. It also allows hunters to generally go higher and further with their jumps.

Healing Grenade – The grenade gives a burst of healing as well as starts a restoration timer as soon as its picked up. One of our strongest survivability tools

Knife Trick – This melee casts three blades that scorch enemies giving some AOE damage and AOE scorch to keep up our other abilities and buffs


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


Break the Bank

Primeval’s Torment

CALUS Mini-Tool

Grave Robber


The Hothead

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Explosive Light

Witherhoard – One of the best add clear and damage over time weapons in the game. Its fantastic for all levels of content and any activity. Obtainable in the tower exotic kiosk

CALUS Mini-Tool – Powerful SMG that allows us to keep out our gameplay loop. Obtained from Xur or Banshee

The Hothead – One of the best rocket launchers in the game due to its available perks. Obtainable as a Nightfall reward or purchased from Zavala

Exotic Armor

Exotic Armor Mod

Assassin's Cowl – After killing with a powered melee or finisher, we gain a boost of healing and invisibility. This gives us a massive boost in survivability

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Armor Mods


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