Destiny 2 Strand Warlock PvP Build

This guide gives weapons, exotics, and armor mods for a Destiny 2 Strand Warlock PvP Build intended for all Guardians!

Destiny 2 Strand Warlock

Why Should You Play Strand Warlock?

Strand Warlock has a few essential strengths and a unique playstyle, making it incredibly fun to play. If following “Pros” is what you’re looking for, this is the build for you!

Super Tracks EnemyNeed Light Fall Expansion
Very mobileNeed Strand meditation resource
High Damage ResistLong tangle cooldown

Strand Warlock Playstyle

Firstly, cast your Rift, so you get your Threadlings to spawn. If they cannot find a target they will come back to you and stay on you until you either shoot a target or recast your rift to release all of them. Use your melee to kill an enemy to create a tangle. With this, you can throw the tangle and grapple while it’s flying. If you get enough momentum you can use the new strand melee ability that cost 0 energy to use and do extra damage to an enemy. Your grapple will be refunded if you use it on a tangle. If a grapple is used and no tangle was there to latch onto then you will not get your grapple back.

Your weapons should be used to quickly finish an enemy when you hit them with your melee. The warlock ranged melee Arcane Needle Unravels the target making it spew this green needles that seek out other targets or focus the target that the needles came out of. Combine a high rate of fire weapons to make the target spew out more needles.


To get the Strand subclass, you must own Ligthfall expansion and complete the entire main campaign to get access to all abilities. Additionally, to unlock Strand aspects and fragments, players must buy them from the special vendor, the Pouka Pond, with new currency.

The full guide can be FOUND HERE for step-by-step details.


Healing Rift

Burst Glide


Arcane Needle

Needlestorm – This is our super ability. When you cast this you will go up in the air and fire very strong homing needles at your enemy. When they land they will blow up and Spawn a Threadling that will seek out your target to deal aditional damage.

Healing Rift – This is our class ability that will keep us and our teamates alive. While standing inside you get an overshield if you have full health.

Burst Glide – This is the best warlock movement ability since it helps you move faster. Warlock jump will keep your momentum so if you are falling down you will not go up.

Grapple – Our main movement tool to help us get around the map faster.

Arcane Needle – This melee comes with 3 charges and will track your enemy.


Weaver’s Call

Mindspun Invocation

Weaver's Call – Cast your Rift to weave three Threadlings and deploy any Threadlings you have perched.

Mindspun Invocation – Your grapple, Shackle Grenade, and Threadling Grenade have enhanced functionality. Your grapple melee spawns three Threadling eggs. [Grenade] : Hold to consume your Shackle Grenade and activate Weaver’s Trance. Final blows while Weaver’s Trance is active create a suspending detonation. [Grenade] : Hold to consume your Threadling Grenade and immediately generate five perched Threadlings


Thread of Ascent

Thread of Binding

Thread of Generation

Thread of Isolation

Thread of Ascent : Activating your grenade ability reloads your equipped weapon and grants bonus airborne effectiveness and handling for a short duration.

Thread of Binding : Super final blows emit a suspending burst from the target.

Thread of Generation : Dealing damage generates grenade energy.

Thread of Isolation : Landing rapid precision hits emits a severing burst from the target.


Loadout Option 1

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 rife that comes from beating the Beyond Light Campaign.

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

The Other Half – Strong sword that will allow you to close the gap between your enemies with its increased lunge distance.

Loadout Option 2

Weapon Perk 1 Perk 2

The Immortal


Target Lock



Mortal Polarity

Cry Mutiny



The Immortal – The strongest smg in the game. This weapon shoots very fast and drops from Trials of Osiris.

Cloudstrike – Very strong sniper rifle that drops from the legend empire hunts. This weapon will create a massive aoe explosion around the target. This weapon is perfect for objective based gamemode where target are usually together.

Cry Mutiny – Great grenade launcher that can be purchased from the monuments lost to light vendor at the tower.

Exotic Armor

Exotic Armor Mod

Transversive Steps – As your first option you want to use these boots for more mobility and will reload your weapons when you reload.

Ophidian Aspect – Your second option for exotic revovles around buffing your main stats with the weapon like reloading and handling. This exotic will help you with that.

Armor Stats








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Armor Mods


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