Destiny 2: Best Warlock Builds [Strand, Arc, Solar]

With 3000+ hours of experience, these are my favorite Warlock builds to use in the game.

Warlocks have been the epitome of builds in Destiny 2, to the extent that it is almost necessary to have them in your fireteam. There are many Destiny 2 best Warlock build that you can use in the current PvP/PvE meta however, I have selected a few that are easy to use and can benefit you in several activities.

Key Takeaways
  • Destiny 2 best Warlock builds are great for providing support and increasing damage output.
  • Their significance is maintaining class abilities, such as healing/empowering rifts and grenades.
  • The best Warlock build for the Arc sub-class will increase the duration of Chaos Reach.
  • Void sub-class build will offer you infinite health regeneration using the Devour ability.
  • The Strand sub-class build can make you invisible and provide great damage resistance.
Before You Start: In my opinion, it will be in your best interest that you masterwork all the armor that you intend to use for your Warlock build.

Destiny 2 Best Warlock Build Summary

Here is an overview of each Warlock build I have listed for the three sub-classes:

StrandThe Best Ad Clear Build.-Weaver`s Call
-Mindspun Invocation
-Thread of Evolution
-Thread of Rebirth
-Thread of Fury
ArcThe Best Ability Spam Build.-Electrostatic Mind
-Arc Soul
-Spark of Discharge
-Spark of Ions
-Spark of Shock
-Spark of Resistance
VoidThe Best Health Regeneration Build.-Child Of The Old Gods
-Feed The Void
-Echo of Remnants
-Echo of Persistence
-Echo of Harvest
-Echo of Starvation

1. Strand Build

The Best Ad Clear Build.
Destiny 2 Best Warlock build for strand subclass
Warlock Strand Build. (Image By eXputer).
  • Why I Chose This: It provides great damage resistance against enemies and proper cooldown management is also good for clearing enemies.

This Warlock build uses the Strand sub-class for Warlock called the Broodweaver, and it is by far one of the most overpowered builds in the game. It utilizes an army of Threadlings as its primary arsenal damaging and destroying everything in its path. I highly recommend using this build in high-density activities.

abilities strand warlock build
Abilities, Aspects & Fragments. (Screenshot By eXputer).
  • Decent amount of damage resistance.
  • Threadlings are great for clearing groups of enemies.
  • Quick ability regenration.
  • Lacks boss damage potential.
  • Provides no utility for teammates.
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  • Weaver`s Call: Casting your rift deploys three threadlings.
  • Mindspun Invocation: Grenades have better functionality; Consuming grenades deploys more threadlings.


  • Thread of Evolution: Increased Threadlings travel distance and damage.
  • Thread of Rebirth: Strand weapon final blows may create Threadlings.
  • Thread of Fury: Damaging targets with tangle grants melee energy.


  • Healing Rift: Provides healing to you and allies inside it.
  • Burst Glide: Jump while airborne to activate glide with a strong initial boost.
  • Arcane Needle: Throws a needle grenade that sticks to enemies.
  • Threading Grenade: The grenade turns into Threadlings that splits in-flight.


  • Quicksilver Storm - Exotic Auto Rifle. (Image by eXputer).

You can use several exotic weapons with this build such as Monte Carlo. However, In my experience, this Warlock build is best paired with the Quicksilver Storm exotic auto-rifle and Swarmers exotic boots.

  • Quicksilver Storm: Landing multiple hits will turn your next shot into a micro-rocket.
  • Swarmers: Destroying a Tangle creates a Threadling which will Unravel the target they damage.
Important: The two exotics I have mentioned are only available if you own Lightfall expansion.


You can choose freely between stat mods and resist mods. However, here is a list of all the important mod combinations that I recommend you use with this best Warlock build:

-Elemental Siphon
-Ashes to Assets
-Bolstering Detonation
-Impact Induction
-Resist Mods
-Elemental Surge x2
Class Item-Discipline/Resilience

How It Works

  1. Cast Rift: Start by casting your healing rift near a hoard of enemies.
  2. Threadlings: The healing rift will give you health regeneration and spawn three Threadlings.
  3. Consume Grenade: consume your grenade to spawn even more Threadlings.
  4. Create Tangles: Using Quicksilver Storm, kill enemies to create Tangles.
  5. Destroy Tangles: Shoot the Tangles to spawn more Threadlings.
  6. Cast Super: Use your super for majors, bosses, champions, etc.

2. Arc Build

The Best Ability Spam Build.
Destiny 2 best warlock build arc subclass
Warlock Arc Build. (Screenshot Grab By eXputer).
  • Why I Chose This: It lets you spam your sub-class abilities and increase the recharge and duration of your Chaos Reach super.

This is probably one of the best Chaos Reach Arc builds in Destiny 2. It lets your spam abilities recharge your super at a much faster rate. This will help you clear hordes of enemies quickly. Furthermore, you can dish out decent boss damage by utilizing your Chas Reach super.

arc build warlock destiny 2
Abilities, Aspects, & Fragments. (Image By eXputer).
  • Great for spamming abilities such as grenades.
  • Quick super regeneration.
  • Give Arc Souls to teammates who walk through your rift.
  • Restricts you to use Arc weapons.
  • Difficult to maintain abilities in endgame activities.
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  • Electrostatic Mind: Killing enemies with arc abilities creates Ionic Traces, which makes you Amplified.
  • Arc Soul: Casting your rift grants Arc Soul that fires at nearby targets.


  • Spark of Discharge: Kills from Arc weapons may generate an Ionic Trace.
  • Spark of Ions: Killing jolted or blinded enemies creates an Ionic Trace.
  • Spark of Shock: Damage from grenade ability Jolts enemy targets.
  • Spark of Resistance: While surrounded by enemies you have more Damage Resistance.


  • Healing Rift: Provides healing to you and allies inside it.
  • Burst Glide: Jump while airborne to activate glide with a strong initial boost.
  • Ball Lightning: Fires an Arc projectile that causes lightning and detonation if amplified.
  • Pulse Grenade: An Arc grenade that damages the target over time in its radius.


Here is a list of mod combinations that I recommend you use with this Destiny 2 Warlock build:

-Arc Siphon
-Impact Induction
-Bolstering Detonation
-Damage Resist
-Arc Weapon Surge
Class Item-Discipline/Resilience


In my experience, this build is best paired with the Coldheart exotic trace-rifle and Geomag Stabilizers exotic boots. You can also use other Arc weapons instead of Coldheart such as Riskrunner which will give you additional damage resistance. However, Coldheart is more suited for this build.

  • Coldheart - Exotic Trace Rifle. (Screenshot By eXputer).
  • Coldheart: Kills from will generate Ionic Traces, which will refill sub-class abilities.
  • Geomag Stabilizers: Increased duration of Chaos Reach and faster super regeneration.

How It Works

  1. Cast Rift: Start by putting your Healing Rift down to create an Arc Soul.
  2. Coldheart: Use your Coldheart trace rifle to get kills and create Ionic Traces.
  3. Grenade: Throw Pulse Grenades at hordes of enemies to clear them out.
  4. Ionic Traces: Collect Ionic Traces to refill ability energy and super energy.
  5. Cast Super: Use your Chaos Reach super at majors, bosses, champions, and alike.
  6. Save Super: Canceling your super midway will give you 30% energy for your next super.

3. Void Build

The Best Health Regeneration Build.
Destiny 2 best warlock build void subclass
Warlock Void Build. (Screenshot By eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: It provides you with a Weaken debuff and has massive health regeneration potential.

In my opinion, this build is one of the finest for the Void sub-class. It reaps several benefits such as increased duration of Devour buff, quicker super recharges, health regeneration, spamming your grenade, and Weaken debuff. Furthermore, you get your void buddy, Void Soul, that damages and debuffs enemies.

Abilities, Aspects, & Fragments. (Image By eXputer).
  • Quick super regeneration.
  • Grenades and Void Souls can debuff enemies.
  • Deals good boss damage from Nova Bomb Super.
  • Less effective if exotic arms are not equipped.
  • Requires aggressive playstyle.
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  • Child Of The Old Gods: Casting your rift creates a void soul that damages and weakens targets.
  • Feed The Void: Defeating a target with void abilities activates Devour.


  • Echo of Remnants: Enhances the effects of your grenade and its abilities.
  • Echo of Persistence: Void buffs such as invisibility have increased duration.
  • Echo of Harvest: Defeating weakened enemies creates Orbs of Power.
  • Echo of Starvation: Picking up Orbs of Power grants or refreshes Devour.


  • Healing Rift: Provides healing to you and allies inside it.
  • Burst Glide: Jump while airborne to activate glide with a strong initial boost.
  • Pocket Singularity: Launches a ball of void energy that damages and explodes on impact.
  • Vortex Grenade: A grenade that continuously damages and attracts nearby enemies.


Here is a list of mod combinations that I recommend you use with this best Warlock build:

-Ashes to Assets
-Bolstering Detonation
-Focusing Strike
-Charged Up
-Resist Mods
-Stacks on Stacks
Class Item-Discipline/Resilience
-Utility Kickstart


In my opinion, this Void Warlock build is best paired with the Briarbinds exotic arms. However, they are only available if you own the Lightfall expansion.

  • Briarbinds Exotic Arms: Enhance the effectiveness of your build; increase the duration and damage of your Void Souls.

How It Works

  1. Cast Rift: Immediately start by casting your rift to get Void Soul.
  2. Use Abilities: Next, when enemies are grouped, you should use your melee and grenade ability.
  3. Maintain Devour: This will grant you with Devour and start filling up your super.
  4. Throw Grenade: Use your next grenade at bosses and major enemies to debuff them.
  5. Use Heavy Weapon: Use your heavy weapon to finish off the boss enemy.
  6. Cast Super: Finally, use your super as required on enemies or bosses.

My Criteria For Destiny 2 Best Warlock Build

With every sandbox change brought to Destiny 2, the PvE and PvP meta changes greatly. Until and unless something game-breaking is found, these Warlock builds I have listed should do you good for the foreseeable future.

Among these three, the Void build is my way for most activities, especially because of the Devour ability, which regenerates health, and the Weaken debuff, which provides extra bits of damage potential for you and your teammates.

This brings my guide to an end. If you play on Titan and Hunter class as well, I would highly recommend you to check out my best Titan builds in Destiny 2 and the best builds in Destiny 2 for all three classes.

Finally, I would highly suggest you use D2 Armor Picker and Destiny Item Manager (DIM). These will help you pick and choose the right armor, Mods, Aspects, and Fragments, while also showing you the stats for each armor. If you have any queries, let us know in the comments, your feedback is highly appreciated.

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Usama Mehmood is a Games Specialist, and writer on eXputer who's either hunting for the richest loot in Destiny 2 or endlessly playing his favorite games such as Yakuza or Final Fantasy. Usama has been gaming for 15+ years during which he has accumulated 4000+ hours on Destiny 1 & 2. His constant adoration for video games has allowed him to pursue eXputer as a platform to showcase his striving talents in writing helpful articles. Get familiar with Usama's extensive gaming library on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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