All New Strand Aspects in Destiny 2 Season 21

New Strand Aspects are coming in Season 21 of Destiny 2. Discover them here.

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There are new Strand Aspects in Destiny 2 Season 21 that will help diversify an already ultra-powerful subclass. Each class — Titan, Hunter, and Warlock — will be getting one new Aspect that caters to their gameplay fantasy while offering a new way to experience that class from moment to moment.

Full List of New Destiny 2 Strand Aspects

New Titan Aspect: Flechette Storm

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Bungie describes the new Titan Strand like this: “While sliding, activate your charged melee ability to leap into the air, knocking nearby targets away and dealing damage. While airborne, activate your charged melee again to launch a cluster of damaging, Unraveling projectiles. Repeatedly activating melee will chain additional throws.”

Strand Titans are woefully lacking good ranged options beyond the Shackle Grenade and the blade beam created by their Super’s heavy attack, and Flechette Storm seems like it will provide that in spades. Most players will likely use Flechette Storm to replace the Into the Fray Aspect.

There are so many other ways of reliably applying Woven Mail and tons of different methods to restore ability energy that Into the Fray is somewhat redundant. Drengr’s Lash synchronizes far too well with the Abeyant Leap Exotic Leg Armor, so losing that would be a huge issue.

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New Warlock Aspect: The Wanderer

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Described by Bungie as “Tangles you throw attach to enemies and detonate into a suspending burst. Threadling final blows create a Tangle.”

Unlike the Titan’s Flechette Storm, The Wanderer might be a tougher choice for Warlock players to make. Both their current Aspects are helpful in some way to the best meta builds. Weaver’s Call is the most likely to be replaced, as it only creates three Threadlings compared to the Threadling Grenade’s five.

Additionally, Mindspun Invocation’s ability to spread the Suspend effect by consuming a Shackle Grenade is almost too good to lose. The Wanderer will add another way to Suspend anything and everything in sight.

New Hunter Aspect: Threaded Spectre

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Described by Bungie as, “Activate your class ability to leave behind a decoy woven from Strand matter that draws the attention of nearby combatants. After taking significant damage or when combatants approach, the decoy detonates, dealing damage and releasing Threadlings that seek out and attack nearby foes.”

Given the recent nerfs to Grapple Grenades, most Hunters will likely replace the Widow’s Silk Aspect for Threaded Spectre. There are too many use cases for the Ensnaring Slam Aspect, from how it Suspends targets to its additional mobility options.

However, there are tons of ways to activate other abilities using Widow’s Silk, so it’s a bit of a toss-up that will be replaced more often. Decoy mechanics are new to Destiny 2, so hopefully, they not only work as intended by dealing enough damage and distraction to be worthwhile over Hunter mobility and versatility.

Those are the new Strand Aspects in Destiny 2 Season 21. Strand is one of the most powerful subclasses in the game, though specific builds in others can be better in certain situations. Strand’s survivability is its greatest weakness, as there’s no built-in way to self-heal, even if Woven Mail provides a stupidly high amount of damage reduction. Still, with these additions and whatever else is coming in Season 21, there’s bound to be plenty to enjoy.

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John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.