Destiny: Class and Subclass Overview

A brief description of every class and subclass. Also contains the details on unlocking advanced subclasses.

Destiny is a first-person shooter RPG. Within the game there are three classes and two subclasses for each. At the start of the game you’ll get the basic subclass, the other is unlocked through playing the game.

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Within each subclass there are skills and specializations for your character. These allow you to customize your character’s playstyle the way you want it.

In this overview I’ll give a brief description of each class and subclass, as well as how to unlock the advanced subclasses.

Unlocking Advanced Subclasses:

Unlocking the advanced subclasses is actually really simple. All you need to do is get one character to 15 to unlock the advanced subclasses for all characters. This means, until you hit 15 on your first character you should just grind out the levels through the available means. Even if you decide the current class isn’t the one for you, it’s more efficient to still hit 15 on it.

Classes and Subclasses:

In this section I’ll cover a brief description of each class and both of its subclasses. For in depth descriptions of what the subclasses offer, take a look at the links within their descriptions below.

Hunter:

The Hunter class focuses primarily on mobility and precision. In an intense battle, the Hunter is designed to pick a spot, fire off a few rounds, and move to a new location. This makes them very well mated with the Scout Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher build. You never want to be caught in one place for very long as a Hunter.

Gunslinger Subclass:

The Gunslinger subclass is designed to focus on precision over all else. Several active and passive abilities are modified through use of precision. Passives like Chain of Woe and the Throwing Knife ability modifier Knife Juggler really increase the killing potential of the Gunslinger. As a Gunslinger you’ll want to stay mobile since you have a really low armor rating.

Bladedancer Subclass:

The Bladedancer subclass is a highly mobile melee fighter. You’d play this spec much like an assassin. Blink Strike and Arc Blade make a deadly combination for any situation. With the Fast Twitch modifier, Blink Strike’s cooldown is reduced to 5 seconds, allowing for almost non-stop melee killing.

Titan:

The Titan is basically the tank class of Destiny. Titans have a high armor rating, but lack significant mobility. As a Titan you’ll be in the middle of the fighting taking hits for your allies, blocking damage, and keeping the enemies focused on you.

Striker Subclass:

The Striker subclass focuses primarily on melee and short-range combat. Fist of Havoc is really useful to get you into the fight while doing massive area damage. With the addition of Storm Fist, you can spec for Storm Fist resets or another area damage attack through your ability modifiers.

Defender Subclass:

The Defender subclass is the tank subclass for Titans. With a large area shield created from Ward of Dawn and Suppressor grenades, your fireteam will survive fights that otherwise seemed impossible. The melee attack Disintegrate also grants the Defender a barrier that soaks up damage if you kill the target. Defender’s are a literal wall that other players can hide behind during combat.

Warlock:

The Warlock class focuses more on your use of grenades and your Special. When played to its fullest potential, you’ll do an immense amount of burst area damage.

Voidwalker Subclass:

The Voidwalker subclass focuses on the ability to throw grenades out more often. Utilizing Energy Drain, the Voidwalker’s melee ability, you lower the recast timer of your grenades. The Voidwalker also uses the Special Nova Bomb which does massive area damage, for use on clustered enemies.

Sunsinger Subclass:

The Sunsinger subclass gains access to a unique utility Special that boosts your damage resistance, skill recharge speeds and melee damage for 1.3 seconds. With the Fireborn modifier, you can even come back from death by activating the ability. This subclass makes your Warlock a powerful brawler during your Special.

This wraps up the general overview of the classes and subclasses. For a more in depth look at the individual subclass options be sure to click the links above.

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