Bungie delves into new class customization features coming in Beyond Light.
Bungie has been showcasing gameplay footage for the new Stasis subclasses coming in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, namely the Shadebinder Warlock, Revenant Hunter and Behemoth Titan. In a new article, it goes into further detail on the Shadebinder. The default abilities include firing freezing projectiles while the melee attack, Penumbral Blast, can also freeze foes.
The Super, “Winter’s Wrath”, sends out freezing projectiles before sending out a detonating Shatter Shockwave to immediately destroy any enemies frozen. However, what’s more interesting about the new Stasis subclasses is how they’ll be customized. Bungie is introducing two new customization options – Aspects and Fragments – which alter one’s playstyle significantly.
Aspects grant new abilities, like Frostpulse which causes Warlock Rifts to freeze nearby foes, while Fragments grant different benefits at the cost of stat penalties. For instance, the Whisper of Bonds Fragment will grant Super energy upon defeating frozen enemies with weapons but at the cost of Intellect and Discipline. However, the Whisper of Refraction Fragment will restore Class Ability energy when killing frozen enemies, thus letting you chain Rifts continuously.
Overall, it’s interesting and gives the game some much-needed class customization independent of Seasonal Mods and Exotics. The next in-depth article will cover the Behemoth Titan and its abilities so stay tuned for more details on that. Destiny 2: Beyond Light is currently slated to release on November 10th for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X, PS5, PC and Google Stadia.