Destiny 2: all Hunter Arcstrider subclass skills and abilities

By Shabana Arif, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:00 GMT

The Arcstrider is the Bladedancer’s replacement for the Hunter in Destiny 2. Find out all about it here.

Destiny 2 is inching closer by the day, and we’ve had a fair amount of information on the game so far.

The three new subclasses for the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock classes will be the Sentinel, Arcstrider, and Dawnblade respectively.

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Alex has already covered the Warlock’s Dawnblade, Titan’s Striker and Hunter’s Gunslinger subclasses, and he’s back to fill us in on the Hunter’s Arcstrider.

The Arcstrider replaces the Bladedancer subclass, and for the special, you’ll whip out an Arc staff.

The grenade loadout options are the same as in the first Destiny, and the jumps haven’t changed either, with high jump, strafe jump, and triple jump to choose from. Blink doesn’t seem to have made an appearance yet, so we’ll have to wait and see if it’s been scrapped altogether.

Class abilities Markman’s Dodge and Gambler’s Dodge are identical to the Gunslinger options; the subclass really differentiates in the two apssive trees.

The Way of the Warrior includes a dodge cooldown after a melee kill which works well with Gambler’s Dodge for a potential infinite close-combat damage loop. Deadly reach extends your weapon range, pairing nicely with the damage loop set up. Lethal current lets your Arc staff hit twice after dodging, and shocking blow will have lightning shooting out of your fists when you bop someone.

The Way of the Wind is all about speed. Disorienting blow disorients an enemy, but if you kill them with it, it immediately recharges. Lighting reflexes reduces damage taken when dodging with Arc staff, and battle meditation kicks in when you’re critically wounded, with melee and grenade cooldown drastically reduced. Lastly focused breathing increases sprint speed and reduces dodge cooldown whilst sprinting.

So you can either slap everyone silly, or become a blur on the battlefield. Here’s the full skill tree as far as we can reconstruct it without footage of the menus:

    Super: Arc Staff

  • [Final description TBC]
    Grenades

  • Skip grenade:
    A grenade which splits on impact, creating multiple projectiles which seek enemies.
  • Flux Grenade
    An explosive grenade which deals additional damage when attached to enemies.
  • Arcbolt Grenade
    A grenade that chains bolts of lightning to nearby enemies.
    Class ability: dodge

  • Marksman Dodge
    Automatically reload your equipped weapon while dodging
  • Gambler’s Dodge
    Dodging near enemies generates Melee energy
    Jump

  • High Jump
    Upgrades Double Jump with even greater height.
  • Strafe Jump
    Upgrades Double Jump with better directional control while in the air.
  • Triple Jump
    Upgrades Double Jump with a third jump.
    Way of the Warrior – passive tree 1

  • Combat Flow
    Melee kills recharge your dodge skill
  • Deadly reach
    dodging temporarily increases melee range
  • Lethal Current
    Arc Staff attacks hit twice after dodging
  • Shocking Blow
    Striking an enemy with this powerful melee attack emits a deadly bolt of lightning from your fist
    Way of the Wind – passive tree 2

  • Disorienting Blow
    Striking an enemy with this debilitating melee attack disorients the target. Killing a target with Disorienting Blow instantly recharges it
  • Lightning Reflexes
    Take less damage while dodging when Arc Staff is active
  • Battle Meditation
    When critically wounded, melee and grenades recharge drastically faster
  • Focused Breathing
    Sprinting reduces your dodge cooldown. Increased maximum sprint speed

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