Destiny class guide: Warlock

By Brenna Hillier
5 September 2014 09:52 GMT

Jump to page: 1 2 3

Destiny_ps4

Warlock: Voidwalker subclass guide

Hurl an explosive bolt of Void Light at the enemy, disintegrating those caught within its blast.

Both of the Warlock subclasses are killing machines, but the Voidwalker is perhaps the easiest to exploit for beginner magic users. There’s an obvious grenade spam loop there if you use Energy Drain freely. Of course, this means you have to get close enough to the enemy to slap a palm against them, but if you find this too painful you can always plump for the health restoration perk. Less obviously, there’s a great opportunity to get your super going faster, so that at their best, Warlock are firing powers near constantly.

The Voidwalker can be progressed through the following upgrades:

    Grenade
  • A grenade that creates a Vortex which continually damages enemies trapped inside.
  • Scatter Grenade – A grenade that splits into many submunitions and covers a large area with explosions.
  • Axion Bolt – A bolt of Void Light which forks into smaller bolts on impact which seek toward enemies.
    Nova Bomb (super)
    Hurl an explosive bolt of Void Light at the enemy, disintegrating those caught within its blast.
  • Vortex – Nova Bomb creates a Vortex which continually damages enemies trapped inside.
  • Shatter – Nova Bomb splits into three projectiles.
  • Lance – Nova Bomb travels farther and faster.
    Energy Drain (melee)
    A powerful melee attack which drains energy from enemies and uses it to reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
  • Surge – Killing an enemy with Energy Drain increases movement speed for a short time.
  • Life Steal – Killing an enemy with Energy Drain immediately restores a significant portion of your health.
  • Soul Rip – Killing an enemy with Energy Drain reduces the cooldown of Nova Bomb.
    Synergy
  • Vortex Mastery – Increases the range of Axion Bolt seekers and the duration of the Vortex effect of Nova Bomb and Vortex Grenade.
  • Bent Gravity – Increases the range of grenades and Nova Bomb.
  • The Hunger – Increases the duration of the Energy Drain effect.
    Uber
  • Angry Magic – Nova Bomb tracks enemies.
  • Embrace the Void – Damaging enemies with Nova Bomb or any grenade triggers the Energy Drain effect.
  • Bloom – Enemies killed by any of your abilities explode.

Next: The Warlock’s Sunsinger class.

Jump to page: 1 2 3

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch