Destiny 2 Stasis Hunter PvP Build

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

D2 Stasis Hunter PvP Build

This build has been updated for Season 23, Season of the Wish.

Why Should You Play Stasis Hunter in PVP?

PVP Stasis Hunter is the epitome of a good offense is a good offense. The object of the subclass is to get in the face of your enemies and freeze or slow them to keep them from even being able to fire a shot. This fun but aggressive playstyle makes it hard to not enjoy the Stasis Hunter playstyle. Find out all the details on how to craft, create, and optimize our Stasis Hunter PVP Build.

Destiny 2 Stasis Hunter PVP Build

The following list presents all the essential Stasis Hunter PVP Build Mechanics and Features in Destiny 2:

  • Subclass: Stasis
  • Primary Stat: Mobility
  • Super: Silence and Squall
  • Class Ability: Marksman’s Dodge
  • Jump: Strafe Jump
  • Grenade: Glacier Grenade
  • Melee: WIthering Blade
  • Aspects: Touch of Winter, Shatterdive
  • Fragments: Whisper of Shards, Whisper of Rending, Whisper of Chains, Whisper of Fissures


The best abilities for the Stasis Hunter PVP Build are Glacier Grenade, Withering Blade, and Silence and Squall. The Silence and Squall super is mighty because it can freeze and eliminate any enemy it hits. Also, it will roam around the battlefield tracking additional enemies to slow, freeze, and then shatter to kill them. The Glacier Grenade is incredibly powerful for denying angles or shattering to eliminate anything caught inside the crystals. Lastly, our Withering Blade is great for slowing enemies to reduce their effectiveness in combat.

Silence and Squall

Marksman’s Dodge

Strafe Jump

Glacier Grenade

Withering Blade

Silence and Squall – Casting this super will give you two kamas to throw, wherever the second kamas hits a stasis tornado will form that will slow, freeze, and shatter enemies while tracking them across the battlefield

Marksman'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

Glacier Grenade – This grenade spawns a circle of crystals that can be shattered to deal AOE damage

Withering Blade – We have two of these melees which bounce around slowing any enemies hit

The most important ability we are using is our Glacier Grenade. This grenade when paired with our aspects allows us to dive and shatter all the crystals to severely injure or eliminate our enemies. Also, our Withering Blade is great for starting engagements by allowing us to slow multiple enemies. However, even in PVP abilities that are strong can be swapped due to situational needs.


The best aspects to use with our Stasis Hunter PVP Build are Touch of Winter and Shatterdive. Touch of Winter changes the shape of our grenade and adds additional crystals. Also, Shatterdive allows us to use an air move to shatter any nearby crystals or frozen enemies.

Touch of Winter


Touch of Winter – This gives our grenade additonal crystals and changes the shape

Shatterdive – This allows us to use an air move that shatters crystals and frozen enemies

Both of our Aspects are essential with this build since one changes our grenade allowing it to produce additional crystals needed to do enough damage to one-shot our enemies while the other provides a way to shatter all the crystals instantly killing anything caught inside them.


The best fragments for our Stasis Hunter PVP Build are the Whisper of Shards, Whisper of Rending, Whisper of Chains, and Whisper of Fissures. Since these provide us with damage resistance, extra shatter damage, regenerate our abilities, and buff our primary damage to crystals and frozen targets.

Whisper of Shards

Whisper of Rending

Whisper of Chains

Whisper of Fissures

Whisper of Shards : When you destroy a stasis crystal we boost our grenade recharge rate

Whisper of Rending : Primary weapons gain additonal damage to stasis crystals and frozen combatants

Whisper of Chains : While nearby frozen targets or stasis crystal we gain some damage reduction

Whisper of Fissures : Increases the damage done by shattering stasis crystals

Whisper of Fissure is one of the most important fragments for our build since it buffs our shatter damage and is required to one-shot enemies. Secondly, Whisper of Shards allows us to regenerate our grenade insanely faster after destroying a stasis crystal allowing us to keep our gameplay loop going. Moreover, Whiper of Rending provides our primary damage weapons a damage boost to frozen combatants and stasis crystals. Lastly, Whisper of Chains gives us some damage reduction while near stasis crystals and frozen combatants.

Best Weapons

The best weapon combination to use with the Stasis Hunter PVP Build is an Igneous Hammerand Conditional Finality. Since these provide the best utility for both good close-range and mid-range engagements. Also, Hand Cannon and Shotgun is one of the highest skill gap weapon combinations and is often preferred by veteran players or those participating in high levels of PVP content.

Weapon Combinations

Below are some additional weapon combinations for our Stasis Hunter PVP Build:

  • Hand Cannon & Fusion Rifle- Best for good aimers
  • Submachine Gun & Sniper Rifle- Best for aggressive players
  • Pulse Rifle and Shotgun- Best for passive players

If you wish to run a different weapon combination, we highly recommend at least running a primary ammo weapon and a special ammo weapon. Running two special weapons will limit your ammo and is not functional. Even though utilizing two primary weapons is doable, you will be at a massive disadvantage due to the strength of special ammo weapons.

Hand Cannon & Fusion Rifle

While not as iconic as the hand cannon and shotgun meta that ruled Destiny 2 for many years, the hand cannon and fusion rifle combo is a lethal pairing. You gain the benefit of both mid-range engagements with your hand cannon and close-range bursts with your fusion rifle. This combination is especially powerful for guardians who like the high skill gap of Hand Cannons while providing an easier-to-use special weapon with the Fusion Rifle.

Submachine Gun & Sniper Rifle

With both close-range and long-range engagements taken care of with this pairing, however, it is recommended to play very aggressively with this combination. With a submachine gun, you are lethal at close ranges allowing you to contest most weapons within short range. A sniper rifle allows you to clear a lane and push up towards your enemies.

Pulse Rifle & Shotgun

This pairing allows for both long-range and close-range to be secured. Pulse Rifles can out-range most hand cannons while providing a very easy-to-use weapon so they work well with more passive players. Shotguns provide one-shot potential when getting rushed by enemy players that push your position.

Exotic Armor

The best exotic armors to use for Stasis Hunter PVP Build are Knucklehead Radar and ST0MP-EE5. Within PVP, the best exotics are often neutral exotics that work without requirements like subclass or build synergy.

Often, movement and passive exotics are preferred over exotics that require a specific gameplay loop to be effective as these can be hard to maintain in a PVP environment. So Exotics like Knuckhead Radar and ST0MP-EES are great because they provide massive passive benefits like movement and constant radar without needing outside assistance from abilities or builds. For example, Knucklehead Radar provides radar and minimap even while aiming down sights, visually marks targets, provides extra damage to low-health marked targets, and provides a small boost in airborne effectiveness of all weapons. Also, ST0MP-EE5 increases your sprint speed and slide distance, improves your jumps, and gives a slight boost in damage reduction while airborne.

Armor Stats

The best stats to focus on in our Stasis Hunter PVP Build are Mobility, Intellect, and Recovery. Since these provide us with survivability, reduce our class ability cooldown, and reduce our super cooldown.

  • Mobility: 100
  • Resilience: 80
  • Recovery: 20
  • Disciple: 70
  • Intellect: 30
  • Strength: 30

Armor Mods

The best armor mods for our Stasis Hunter PVP Build are Targeting Mods, Dexterity Mods, and Unflinching Mods. Since these build into how well our weapons perform in combat, they are of the highest priority.


While we have kinetic weapon mods and arc weapon mods, you should adjust these depending on your weapon choices. So make sure to swap these mods to match your weapon energy types.

Gameplay Tips

This Stasis Hunter PVP Build is about using our abilities to slow or freeze our enemies which provides an easy way to eliminate them. Our entire kit is designed around moving around the battlefield freezing and slowing every enemy we see. The one-shot combo we are utilizing is pairing our grenade with our in-air move called Shatterdive. Try and throw your grenade and catch enemies inside of the center of the crystals. Afterward, you will jump in the air, activate your air move, to shatter all the crystals at once. This allows you to eliminate or severely injure any enemies caught inside or nearby. Also, you can use the grenade to shut down routes for the enemies by blocking doors and paths with your crystals. This build doesn’t have any built-in healing so it’s incredibly important to focus on health regeneration when low.

Our weapons aren’t the only powerful weapons we have in the kit. Our grenade is quite powerful and we can get it back fast due to our fragments. Also, our super is fantastic as a shutdown super and has a major area of effect and area denial. Our melees are weak in damage but strong in utility. They can slow multiple enemies reducing their effectiveness in battle. The whole kit is fantastic at being a nuisance to your enemies and can often allow for an advantage in any engagement.

Build Summary

Below is a complete summary of stats, weapons, mods, abilities, and fragments for our Stasis Hunter PVP Build for Destiny 2:


  • Marksman’s Dodge
  • Glacier Grenades
  • Withering Blade
  • Silence and Squall


  • Touch of Winter
  • Shatterdive


  • Whisper of Shards
  • Whisper of Rending
  • Whisper of Chains
  • Whisper of Fissures

Weapon Combinations

  • Hand Cannon & Shotgun
  • Submachine Gun & Sniper Rifle
  • Shotgun & Pulse Rifle
  • Hand Cannon & Fusion Rifle

Head Mods

  • Targeting Mods

Arm Mods

  • Dexterity Mods
  • Fast Ball

Chest Mods

  • Unflinching Mods

Leg Mods

  • Holster Loading Mods
  • Recuperation

Class Mods

  • 2x Bomber
  • Reaper

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