Destiny 2 Strand Hunter PvE Build

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

Destiny 2 Strand Hunter Threadrunner

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Why Should You Play PvE Strand Hunter?

PvE Strand Hunter fulfills everyone’s dream of becoming a super hero, allowing you to fly around with grapples cover large areas in Strand based damage. With multiple choices on playstyles and builds, there is little in terms of things you can’t do with the subclass.

Very fun combat cycleNo source of subclass healing
Functions without optimized modsDoesn’t excel in one form of combat
Customizable for different contentSubclass exotics are lackluster

Strand Hunter PvE Playstyle

With a wide variety of customizable and builds available, the PvE Strand Hunter playstyle itself can vary hugely. The main objectives of the subclass is to bounce around the field, dishing out damage when needed and getting back to safety preparing for your next strike.


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.


Marksman’s Dodge

Triple Jump

Threadling Grenade

Threaded Spike

Silkstrike – Casting this summons a knife on a rope that we can use to unleash mass amount of enemies over a large area or to a specific target, it also swaps our grenade to a grapple allowing us to move around the battlefield to engage targets or get out of trouble

Marksman's Dodge – This ability will reload your equipped weapon and with our aspects allow you to go invisible. Easily preparing you for the next engagement

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

Threadling Grenade – Throwing this will spawn threadlings, due to our aspects we will have two of these

Threaded Spike – This melee will bounce around targets, severing them, the return to you. Collecting it when it returns will give back melee energy depending on how many enemies were hit before it returned


Widow’s Silk

Threaded Specter

Widow's Silk – Gives us an additional threadling grenade charge

Threaded Specter – When we dodge, we leave behind a distracting clone, once its destroyed it will detonate releasing some threadlings


Thread of Finality

Thread of Warding

Thread of Generation

Thread of Evolution

Thread of Finality : Finishers generate threadlings which just pairs with our build

Thread of Warding : Gives damage reduction after picking up an orb of power

Thread of Generation : Grants grenade energy while we deal damage allowing us a little more skill spam

Thread of Evolution : Buffs our threadlings which are a main point of our build

Weapons Optimal

Weapon Perk 1 Perk 2

Traveler’s Chosen

Adaptive Frame

QuickDot SAS

Techeun Force


Controlled Burst

The Hothead

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Explosive Light

Traveler's Chosen – A powerful sidearm that gives us our abilities back as we get kills. Obtainable from the Tower Exotic Kiosk

Techeun Force – Powerful fusion rifle with high damage and damage per second. Obtainable in Last Wish raid

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

Weapons Secondary

Weapon Perk 1 Perk 2

Quicksilver Storm

Grenade Chaser

Rocket Tracers



Chain Reaction

Koraxis’s Distress

Chain Reaction


Quicksilver Storm – This Auto Rifle is great for subclass synergy and damage. Obtained from owning the Deluxe Edition of Lightfall

Forbearance – Great add clear wave frame grenade launcher with some active healing. Obtainable from Vow of Disciple raid

Koraxis's Distress – Very powerful grenade launcher. Obtainable from the Root of Nightmares raid

Exotic Armor

Exotic Armor Mod

The Bombardiers – This exotic leaves behind a detonating bomb that severs targets, paired with our aspect it will weaken or set off our clone summoning threadlings

Armor Stats








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Armor Mods


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