Hunter Build Beginner Destiny 2

Build Setup – Hunter Build Beginner D2

Welcome to the Hunter Build for beginners in Destiny 2. As a Hunter, you’re quick on your feet and even quicker on the trigger. In Destiny 2, they stand out for their excellent mobility and surprise effects. But there are a few important principles that you have to keep in mind as a hunter. You will learn them step by step in this article.

All these aspects make the Hunter in Destiny 2 build such good, a more detailed layout can be founded below in each build sections.

  • Good Evasion
  • Fast and Agile
  • Good Damage over safe distance
  • Best looking ;)
Hunter Build Destiny 2

Just a picture of how a Hunter might look later in the endgame.

Skill Tree – Hunter Build D2

For this Build here, we’ll take the Way of a Thousand Cuts Solar Subclass. Solar is the orange thing that always has something to do with fire.

One of the advantages of this Subclass is that you can set enemies on fire. With your melee ability, you throw a few throwing knives that set enemies on fire. If you now defeat these enemies on fire, you will get your throwing knives back faster.

With the Gamblers Dodge as your Class Ability you can get your throwing knives back when you dodge near enemies. The best way to combine this is to throw your throwing knives, then dodge and throw your throwing knives again. Then you have set as many enemies on fire as possible that you can now defeat with your weapons to get your throwing knives back again and so it goes on and on.

If you are in front of a large horde of enemies and can’t see a way out, the Blade Barrage is a great choice. It is best to jump into the air beforehand to hit as many enemies as possible with the strong exploding knives.

For the grenade, I recommend the Swarm Grenade, especially for beginners, because it is the easiest to use.

Way of a Thousand Cuts Destiny 2

Synergies with exotic armour – Hunter Build D2

Exotic Armor is particularly rare armor, which you will later explore piece by piece. You will only be able to equip a maximum of one of these at a time. I have searched out a suitable for this Build but if you are not yet so far advanced in the game is not a problem. Just skip it.

With Shards of Galanor Equipped you get super energy back for every enemy you defeat with your super. You can regain up to a maximum of 50%. This is quite useful if you often face larger hordes of opponents. And it’s fun to explode a whole area of enemies as often as possible.

Shards of Galanor Exotis Gauntlets Destiny 2
Information Shards of Galanor Exotis Gauntlets Destiny 2

Mods and Stats – Hunter Build D2

Note here that it is not worth to worry about the stats too early. Especially with blue armor and armor with low total values (less than 55). Do not waste much thought and just keep the one with the highest Powerlvl and dismantle the rest.

As soon as you reach the point where you have to choose between armors with high stats, it is worthwhile as a Hunter to go for the highest possible mobility and recovery.

Putting more than 100 points into a stat is not worth it because 100 is the maximum. And the effect only shows at 10s steps so whether you have, for example, 50 or 59 mobility shows no difference.

  • Mobility Stat Destiny 2 D2
  • Recovery Stat Destiny 2 D2

With Mods you can strengthen certain effects, create them or simply give yourself passive bonuses. There are certain Mods that are unlocked from the beginning and those that you can buy from Merchants. The following merchants sell mods:

  • Ada-1 (changes his offer daily)
  • Bunshee-44 (changes its offer daily)
  • Splicer Servitor
  • Wayfinders Compass
  • War Table

Mods cost so-called Mod Components, which you can earn by doing Bounty’s from Banshee-44. These Bounty’s are very worthwhile for beginners because you get besides Mod Components also Enhancement Core to improve your Armor and Weapons.

The most important Mods you should equip for any PvE activity are:

  • Taking Charge
  • Protective light (Void)
  • Protective Light Mod Destiny 2
  • Taking Charge Mod Destiny 2

Playstyle – Hunter Build

As a Hunter, it is important to make good use of the available covers. Always keep track of your life and cooldown before jumping into an enemy horde.

To reach the maximum height with the Hunter jump you have to do your normal jump first and then wait until you reach the highest point to do the double jump.

Recommended Weapons – Hunter Build D2

In the beginning, it is best to simply take the weapons that suit you best. Note that you will be most efficient if you equip a primary weapon and a special weapon. Save the special ammo until you encounter a heavy enemy that takes almost no damage from your primary weapon.

The Ritual Weapons of each season are always very strong, so it’s worth unlocking them even if it takes a bit of time. Ritual weapons are for example:

  • Null Composure
  • Ascendancy
Null Composure Fusion Rifle Destiny 2

Null Composure

Ritual Weapon from Season of the Splicer Season 14

Ascendancy Rocket Launcher Destiny 2 D2


Ritual Weapon from Season of the Lost Season 15

For all those who use Destiny Item Manager I have put together the Build here in the link.

You can remove the unimportant mods on the left side and add your favorites.