Warlock Arc Build Destiny 2 / DestinyBuildMaker

Build Setup – Warlock Arc Build Destiny 2 D2

Discover the Ultimate Destiny 2 Warlock Arc Build – Unleash Your Inner Thor!

Elevate your Destiny 2 gaming experience with our top-tier Warlock Arc Build. This Warlock build in Destiny 2 lets you harness the power of Thor, making you feel like a god of lightning. Whether you’re taking on challenging raids or conquering solo missions, this versatile Warlock build is optimized for success, with the flexibility to adapt to various in-game scenarios.

The Warlock Arc Build for Destiny 2: Unlocking Excellence

Unveiling the extraordinary qualities of the Warlock Arc Build for Destiny 2 that truly set it apart:

  1. Swift Ability Cooldowns: Experience lightning-fast ability refresh times, ensuring you’re always ready to strike.
  2. Exceptional Crowd Control: Master the art of controlling the battlefield, keeping enemies at bay with finesse.
  3. Team Support at Its Best: Elevate your team’s performance with outstanding support abilities, enhancing your squad’s effectiveness.
  4. Loads of Fun: Playing with this build is a blast, and you’ll have a great time.

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Skill Tree – Warlock Arc Build Destiny 2 D2

Optimal Abilities for Your Warlock Arc Build Destiny 2 D2

When it comes to general gameplay without specific strategies, equipping the healing rift is a wise choice. This ability provides a crucial advantage when defending a position briefly or taking on powerful foes with high damage output.

For this Arc Warlock build in Destiny 2, I highly recommend using the pulse grenade. It complements this build exceptionally well, delivering exceptional results.

As for your melee skill, opting for the ball lightning is the way to go, particularly in tougher content. It allows you to engage with enemies at a safer distance, ensuring your survival and effectiveness in challenging encounters.

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We leverage two key aspects that are instrumental in our strategy, enhancing the power and effectiveness of our Warlock build in Destiny 2:

  1. ELECTROSTATIC MIND: The ‘Electrostatic Mind’ ability brings a game-changing dynamic to our approach. By defeating targets with Arc abilities or taking down jolted or blinded foes, you generate ‘Ionic Traces.’ These traces are essential as collecting them results in an ‘amplified’ state for your character. This amplified state elevates your abilities, making you even more formidable in the heat of battle. The ability to create and harness Ionic Traces is a core component of our strategy, allowing us to unleash our true potential.
  2. ARC SOUL: ‘Arc Soul’ adds another layer of power to our arsenal. By casting your Rift, you create an ‘Arc Soul’ that autonomously fires at targets in your line of sight. What’s more, your allies can benefit from this by simply passing through your Rift, receiving their own ‘Arc Soul’ to assist in combat. This not only bolsters our offensive capabilities but also encourages team play. As a bonus, your Rift charges faster when allies are nearby, ensuring you can deploy ‘Arc Soul’ more frequently. When we are in the amplified state, our ‘Arc Souls’ become supercharged, gaining an increased fire rate, which can turn the tide of any engagement.

By combining these two aspects, ‘Electrostatic Mind’ and ‘Arc Soul,’ our strategy becomes a force to be reckoned with, offering enhanced damage, defense, and teamwork that sets us apart in the world of Destiny 2.

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We’ve strategically integrated four key fragments into our Warlock build in Destiny 2, each with its unique purpose:

  1. SPARK OF MAGNITUDE: Our Arc grenades have extended durations, offering superior crowd control.
  2. SPARK OF SHOCK: Arc grenades now jolt targets, delivering added disruption and damage.
  3. SPARK OF BEACONS: In an ‘amplified’ state, Arc Special weapon final blows create blinding explosions, enhancing our offensive capabilities.
  4. SPARK OF DISCHARGE: Arc weapon final blows can create Ionic Traces, consistently boosting our power and abilities.

These fragments work in harmony to make our Warlock build highly versatile and formidable, capable of adapting to any situation and achieving victory.

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Synergies with Exotic Armor – Warlock Arc Build Destiny 2 D2

What truly sets our Destiny 2 Warlock Arc Build apart is the remarkable synergy it shares with the Fallen Sunstar Exotic Helmet.

This helmet features a game-changing armor perk called “IONIC CONDUCTOR,” which offers the following benefits:

  1. Swift Ionic Traces: Ionic traces created by you move faster and grant you additional ability energy.
  2. Teamwide Energy Boost: Nearby allies also receive ability energy when you collect an Ionic Trace, enhancing the collaborative potential of your Destiny 2 Arc build.

To break it down further, here’s the breakdown of the ability energy gained per Ionic Trace for your Destiny 2 Arc build:

  • Grenade: 25%
  • Melee: 25%
  • Class Ability: 30%

Moreover, when you pick up an Ionic Trace, your allies receive a 10% boost in Grenade, Melee, and Class Ability Energy. This synergy is particularly potent in group play, as it empowers your teammates to make the most of their own builds and abilities in Destiny 2.

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Stats and Mods – Warlock Arc Build Destiny 2 D2


For Warlock players, my general recommendation is to prioritize maximum Discipline and Resilience. Ideally, aim for 100 Discipline, 100 Resilience, and 100 Recovery, although reaching this level can be challenging.

Having Resilience at Tier 10 provides a substantial 30% damage reduction, a significant advantage in PvE encounters.

Equipping the Pulse Grenade and reaching tier 10 Discipline results in a grenade cooldown of just 1:01, granting you rapid access to this powerful ability.

When you attain Tier 10 Recovery, your recovery rate is boosted by an impressive 43%. Notably, since recovery is the primary Warlock class stat, it also contributes to reducing the cooldown of your rift ability.

This combination of Stats and Abilities can significantly enhance your Warlock’s performance in Destiny 2.

  • Mobility Destiny 2 D2 character stat warlock titan
  • Resilience Destiny 2 D2 character stat warlock hunter
  • Recovery Destiny 2 D2 warlock class stat
  • Discipline Destiny 2 D2 character stat warlock titan hunter
  • Intellect Destiny 2 D2 character stat warlock titan hunter
  • Strength Destiny 2 D2 character stat warlock titan hunter


To maximize the potential of this Arc Warlock Build, I highly recommend the following mods for different gear pieces:


  • kinetic siphon (helmet / 2 energy)
  • fast ball (gauntlets / 1 energy)
  • grenade kickstart (gauntlets / 3 energy)
  • bolstering detonation (gauntlets / 2 energy)
  • concussive dampener (chest / 3 energy)
  • harmonic resistance (chest / 1 energy)
  • solar/void resistance (chest / 2 energy)
  • recuperation (leg / 1 energy)
  • elemental charge (leg / 3 energy)
  • special finisher (class item / 1 energy)
  • bomber (class item / 1 energy)

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Discipline / Resilience Mods to get as near to 100 / 100  as possible.

  • heavy ammo finder (helmet / 3 energy)
  • heavy ammo scout (helmet / 1 energy)  not needed in solo play
  • innervation (leg / 1 energy)
  • (matching element of your heavy weapon) scavenger (leg / 3 energy)
  • reaper (class item / 3 energy)

For a good example of how you could distribute the mods look at the following images:


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RESILIENCE MOD general armor mod Destiny 2
RECUPERATION leg armor mod solar Destiny 2
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Class Item

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Playstyle – Warlock Arc Build Destiny 2 D2

When it comes to making the most of this Warlock Arc Build in Destiny 2, the recommended playstyle is crucial for success. Here’s a breakdown of the optimal strategy:

  1. Seek Adequate Cover: Your first step is to find suitable cover, positioning yourself close to the enemy sprinters while keeping a protective barrier between you and your adversaries. This cover serves as the perfect vantage point for your next moves.
  2. Deploy Your Rift Strategically: Place your rift so that a portion of it extends beyond your cover. This well-placed rift will summon an ‘Arc Soul’ to aid you by keeping smaller enemies in check.
  3. Advance and Conquer: With your rift in place, it’s time to make a move. Temporarily step out from your cover, but ensure you stay within the protective aura of your rift. When confronting major or mini-boss enemies, launch a pulse grenade their way. This strategic move triggers the spawning of ‘Ionic Traces,’ a crucial element for the success of this build.
  4. Leverage Your Ball Lightning Melee: Utilize your ‘Ball Lightning’ melee skill to target and cast it slightly above your intended enemy. This ability will set the ball in motion, releasing a shower of lightning as it gradually advances. Notably, each enemy killed by this lightning has a chance to generate additional ‘Ionic Traces.’
  5. Utilize Arc Weapons: When your abilities are temporarily on cooldown, make the most of your Arc weapons. These weapons possess the capability to generate ‘Ionic Traces’ through the ‘Spark of Discharge’ fragment. Seek out enemies and aim to accumulate as many kills as possible to replenish your abilities and maintain the offensive momentum.

Here’s a bonus tip: In combination with an Arc Titan equipped with the Armamentarium, this build becomes incredibly potent. This synergy is particularly advantageous in Grandmaster Nightfalls where Arc damage is boosted, allowing you to conquer the most challenging encounters with ease.

By adopting this recommended playstyle, you’ll harness the full potential of your Warlock Arc Build, ensuring success in Destiny 2’s diverse encounters.

Recommended Weapons – Warlock Arc Build Destiny 2 D2

In crafting the perfect loadout for your Destiny 2 Warlock Arc Build, we offer a variety of weapon options for you to experiment with. Feel free to customize these loadouts to suit your personal preferences. The key consideration is to incorporate an Arc special weapon, and an Arc heavy weapon can further enhance the effectiveness of the build. Here are some loadout suggestions to get you started:


FATEBRINGER weapon destiny 2


  • Explosive Payload
  • Frenzy / Firefly
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– Ambitious Assassin
– Chain Reaction
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Blood feud is a really good kinetic SMG in Destiny2 with stasis damage. With the changes to ambitious assassin this weapon can be overloaded up to 150%. And since it is cartable you can even put the improved perks on it which makes the reloading bearable.

Commemoration with extended mag and reconstruction is just so fun to play because you never have to reload and you can shoot around forever.


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Blood Feud

  • Ambitious Assassin
  • Frenzy
Delicate tomb fusion rifle destiny 2

Delicate Tomb


The Hothead Rocket Luncher Destiny 2 D2

The Hothead

  • Impact casing
  • Demolitionist
  • Explosive light

To do real burst damage, The Hothead is especially worthwhile with the perk combination demolitionist and explosive light. First fire a rocket, then throw our strong fusion grenade and follow it up with another rocket. This works best if one of the team shoots a Gjallarhorn first because then you can benefit from the wolfpack rounds.

Focus on sustain damage / overall damage output

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Blood Feud

  • Ambitious Assassin
  • Frenzy
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Delicate Tomb


Cataclysmic Linear Fusion Rifle Destiny 2 D2


  • Liquid Coil / Enhanced Battery
  • Fourth times the charm
  • Bait and switch

With Cataclysmic you have enormous damage potential. If you activate bait and switch (do damage with every equipped weapon) you get 35% more damage for 10 seconds. This combined with Fourth times the charm has a great constant damage output while the DPS is also very good.

For Destiny Item Manager users, we’ve compiled the complete Arc Warlock Build with a link provided below. This link allows you to streamline your loadout management and easily customize your setup according to your preferences.

Simply follow the link, and within Destiny Item Manager, you can remove any less crucial mods from the left side and add your favorite mods to fine-tune your build to perfection.


With this handy tool, you can effortlessly tailor your Arc Warlock build, ensuring it aligns perfectly with your playstyle and preferences. Dive in and make the most of your Destiny 2 experience with this highly customizable loadout.