Destiny 2 Armor Mods Guide [and Tier list]

by | Jul 18, 2022 | Armor

Creating builds is one of the most rewarding parts of Destiny 2’s endgame, be it for PvE or PvP.  When you manage to combine the right weapons, armor mods, and playstyle that result in a “good build”, everything comes together in a way that makes you feel stronger than you’ve ever been.

Armor mods play a crucial part in the build-crafting process. And while the entire system is still complex and intimidating, it is much more accessible than it used to be. To help you get started with builds (or go even further), this table covers all Armor mods and includes crucial information that will help you more easily create lethal builds.

Checkmark icon V3List updated as of Season of the Haunted’s release (S17).

Destiny 2 Artifact Mods: Season 17

These are all of the seasonal Artifact mods for Season of the Haunted. As we have come to expect from seasonal mods, these are among the most powerful in-game:

ArtMod NameSlotAffinityCostEffectsTypeElementReleased
Anti-Barrier Pulse RifleArmsAny1Pulse Rifles you are wielding fire shield-piercing rounds and stun Barrier Champions (also deal bonus damage to Barrier Champions).SeasonalAnySeason 17
Piercing SidearmsArmsAny1Sidearms gain shield-piercing rounds, which bypass combatant defenses.
Strong against Barrier Champions.
SeasonalAnySeason 17
Armor of the Dying StarChestAny2Reduces incoming Solar damage from combatants.
SeasonalAnySeason 17
Classy RestorationClass ItemAny6Activating your Solar class abilities grants you restoration.SeasonalAnySeason 17
 width=Flame HarvestingClass ItemAny5Solar Exotic final blows create Solar elemental wells.SeasonalAnySeason 17
 width=Glaive of DreamsUniversalAny2While you have a Glaive equipped, the Unstable Essence buff gained by picking up objects dropped by Nightmares has double its normal duration.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Molten Overload GrenadesClass ItemAny2Solar grenades cause disruption, delaying ability regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Nightmarish OpulenceHelmetAny1Increases the duration of the Psychohack Origin Trait and the effect of the Extrovert Origin Trait.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Overload Auto rifle and SMG mod Destiny 2 artOverload Auto Rifle & SMGArmsAny1Uninterrupted fire from Auto Rifles and Submachine Guns grants bullets that stun combatants, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Overload Trace RiflesArmsAny3Uninterrupted fire from your equipped Trace Rifles causes the beam to stun combatants, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Radiant OrbsClass ItemAny5Picking up an Orb of Power makes you radiant.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Rays of PrecisionClass ItemAny6While radiant, Solar precision final blows cause combatants to ignite.SeasonalAnySeason 17
 width=Revitalizing BlastClass ItemAny4Stunning a Champion causes it to ignite and clears your shield stun.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Solar FulminationClass ItemAny3Your ignitions do increased damage in an increased radius.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Trace Rifle Ammo FinderHelmetAny1Increases your chance of finding Special ammo while you have a Trace Rifle equipped.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Trace Rifle ReservesChestAny1Increases the amount of Trace Rifle ammo you can carry.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Unquenchable ThirstHelmetAny1Increases the buff effect of the To Excess Origin Trait and the healing effect of the Souldrinker Origin Trait.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Unstoppable Glaive mod Destiny 2 artUnstoppable GlaiveArmsAny1Glaives you wield fire a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Unstoppable Scout RifleArmsAny1Aiming down sights for a short time causes Scout Rifles you wield to fire a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.SeasonalAnySeason 17
Withering HeatClass ItemAny6Causing damage with a Solar ability weakens Champions for a short duration.SeasonalAnySeason 17

To be clear, weapon perks and your usage of buffs and debuffs will also play an integral part of your build. Those are covered in separate guides:

New Destiny 2 Mods: Year 4 mods

These are all the brand-new mods released since the release of The Witch Queen expansion (excluding Artifact mods):

ArtMod NameSlotAffinityCostEffectsTypeElementReleased
Arc Siphon mod Destiny 2 artArc SiphonHelmetArc Arc3Rapid Arc weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightArcSeason 16
 width=Harmonic SiphonHelmetAny1Rapid weapon final blows with damage matching your subclass type create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightAnySeason 16
 width=Kinetic SiphonHelmetAny3Rapid Kinetic weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightAnySeason 16
Solar Siphon mod Destiny 2 artSolar SiphonHelmetSolar Solar3Rapid Solar weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightSolarSeason 16
Stasis Siphon mod Destiny 2 artStasis SiphonHelmetStasis Stasis3Rapid Stasis weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightStasisSeason 16
Void Siphon mod Destiny 2 artVoid SiphonHelmetVoid Void3Rapid Void weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightVoidSeason 16

Destiny 2 Mods: The complete list

This table includes every Armor Mod currently available in Destiny 2 (except specific Raid mods and Seasonal mods):

ArtMod NameSlotAffinityCostEffectsTypeElementReleased
Arc Siphon mod Destiny 2 artArc SiphonHelmetArc Arc3Rapid Arc weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightArcSeason 16
 width=Harmonic SiphonHelmetAny1Rapid weapon final blows with damage matching your subclass type create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightAnySeason 16
 width=Kinetic SiphonHelmetAny3Rapid Kinetic weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightAnySeason 16
Solar Siphon mod Destiny 2 artSolar SiphonHelmetSolar Solar3Rapid Solar weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightSolarSeason 16
Stasis Siphon mod Destiny 2 artStasis SiphonHelmetStasis Stasis3Rapid Stasis weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightStasisSeason 16
Void Siphon mod Destiny 2 artVoid SiphonHelmetVoid Void3Rapid Void weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.Charged with LightVoidSeason 16
Bountiful Wells mod Destiny 2 artBountiful WellsUniversalSolar Solar2Elemental well mods that cause you to spawn elemental wells can now stack, spawning additional wells for each additional copy of the mod you have equipped.Elemental WellSolarSeason 15
Elemental Shards mod Destiny 2 artElemental ShardsUniversalStasis Stasis2Stasis shards count as Stasis elemental wells for you. Does not apply to Crucible, Trials, or Iron Banner.Elemental WellStasisSeason 15
Elemental Time Dilation mod Destiny 2 artElemental Time DilationUniversalStasis Stasis3Elemental well mods that grant you time-limited benefits can now stack, increasing the duration of the effect for each copy of the mod you have equipped.Elemental WellStasisSeason 15
Enduring Wells mod Destiny 2 artEnduring WellsUniversalVoid Void2Increases the lifespan of elemental wells you create. Multiple copies of this mod stack, further extending the lifespan.Elemental WellVoidSeason 15
Melee Wellmaker mod Destiny 2 artMelee WellmakerUniversalAny4Powered melee combatant final blows spawn elemental wells matching your subclass energy type.Elemental WellAnySeason 15
Seeking Wells mod Destiny 2 artSeeking WellUniversalArc Arc2Elemental wells you create will move across the ground toward nearby players.Elemental WellArcSeason 15
Supreme Wellmaker mod Destiny 2 artSupreme WellmakerUniversalStasis Stasis3Casting your Super spawns three Stasis elemental wells near you. Does not apply to Crucible, Trials, or Iron Banner.Elemental WellStasisSeason 15
Well of Ordnance mod Destiny 2 artWell of OrdnanceUniversalSolar Solar1Picking up a Solar elemental well grants you additional grenade energy. Multiple copies of this mod increase this effect.Elemental WellSolarSeason 15
Well of Restoration mod Destiny 2 artWell of RestorationUniversalStasis Stasis4Picking up a Stasis elemental well grants you additional energy for your ability that has the lowest energy. Multiple copies of this mod increase this effect.Elemental WellStasisSeason 15
Well of Striking mod Destiny 2 artWell of StrikingUniversalArc Arc1Picking up an Arc elemental well grants you additional melee energy. Multiple copies of this mod increase this effect.Elemental WellArcSeason 15
Well of Utility mod Destiny 2 artWell of UtilityUniversalVoid Void1Picking up a Void elemental well grants you additional class ability energy. Multiple copies of this mod increase this effect.Elemental WellVoidSeason 15
Protective Light ModProtective LightUniversalVoid Void2While Charged with Light, you gain significant damage resistance against combatants when your shields are destroyed. This effect consumes all stacks of Charged with Light. The more stacks consumed, the longer the damage resistance lasts. -10 Strength ▼Charged with LightVoidSeason 9
Unstoppable Hand cannon mod Destiny 2 artUnstoppable Hand CannonArmsAny1Aiming down sights with any Hand Cannon you are wielding loads a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions.ChampionsAny
Elemental Armaments mod Destiny 2 artElemental ArmamentsUniversalAny2Weapons takedowns with a damage type that matches your subclass element have an escalating chance to spawn an elemental well.Elemental WellAny
Elemental Charge mod Destiny 2 artElemental ChargeUniversalAny2Become Charged with Light by picking up an elemental well. If the elemental well's element type matches your subclass element, you gain 2 stacks of Charged with Light.Elemental WellAny
Elemental Light mod Destiny 2 artElemental LightUniversalAny1Defeating a combatant with your Super spawns an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type.Elemental WellAny
Elemental Ordnance mod Destiny 2 artElemental OrdnanceUniversalAny3Defeating a combatant with a grenade spawns an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type.Elemental WellAny
Explosive Wellmaker mod Destiny 2 artExplosive WellmakerUniversalSolar Solar3Rapidly defeating combatants with explosive damage spawns a Solar elemental well.Elemental WellSolar
Font of Might mod Destiny 2 artFont of MightUniversalAny4Picking up an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type grants a temporary bonus to weapon damage of that same elemental type.Elemental WellAny
Font of Wisdom mod Destiny 2 artFont of WisdomUniversalAny4Picking up an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type grants you a temporary significant increase in your Intellect, improving the recharge rate of your Super.Elemental WellAny
Overcharge Wellmaker mod Destiny 2 artOvercharge WellmakerUniversalArc Arc4Defeating a combatant with a finisher spawns 2 Arc elemental wells.Elemental WellArc
Reaping Wellmaker mod Destiny 2 artReaping WellmakerUniversalVoid Void2After activating your class ability, your next weapon final blow spawns a Void elemental well.Elemental WellVoid
Shieldcrash Wellmaker mod Destiny 2 artShieldcrash WellmakerUniversalAny4Breaking a shield with the matching weapon type creates an elemental well.Elemental WellAny
Well of Ions mod Destiny 2 artWell of IonsUniversalArc Arc2Picking up an Arc elemental well causes your next melee to deal increased damage.Elemental WellArc
Well of Life mod Destiny 2 artWell of LifeUniversalSolar Solar2Picking up a Solar elemental well grants increased regeneration for a short period of time.Elemental WellSolar
Well of Tenacity mod Destiny 2 artWell of TenacityUniversalVoid Void2Picking up a Void elemental well reduces the damage you take from combatants for a short period of time.Elemental WellVoid
Argent Ordnance mod Destiny 2 artArgent OrdnanceUniversalSolar Solar5While Charged with Light, dealing damage with a Rocket Launcher to a powerful combatant gives you a major increase to Rocket Launcher damage for a short time, consuming one stack of Charged with Light.Charged with LightSolar
Blast Radius mod Destiny 2 artBlast RadiusUniversalSolar Solar3Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating multiple enemies with Grenade Launchers or Rocket Launchers.Charged with LightSolar
Charge Harvester mod Destiny 2 artCharge HarvesterUniversalVoid Void3While you are not Charged with Light, any kill or assist has a small cumulative chance to cause you to become Charged with Light. -10 to the stat that governs your class ability recharge rate.Charged with LightVoid
Charged Up mod Destiny 2 artCharged UpUniversalSolar Solar2Allows for 1 additional stack of Charged with Light.Charged with LightSolar
Empowered Finish mod Destiny 2 artEmpowered FinishUniversalAny1Become Charged with Light by finishing a combatant, consuming one-tenth of your Super energy.Charged with LightAny
Energy Converter mod Destiny 2 artEnergy ConverterUniversalVoid Void4While Charged with Light, using your grenade attack grants you Super energy, consuming all stacks of Charged with Light. -10 Discipline.Charged with LightVoid
Extra Reserves mod Destiny 2 artExtra ReservesUniversalVoid Void3While Charged with Light, defeating combatants with Void damage grants a chance to drop Special ammo. This effect consumes all stacks of Charged with Light. The more stacks you have, the higher your chance of gaining the ammo drop. -10 Intellect.Charged with LightVoid
Firepower mod Destiny 2 artFirepowerUniversalSolar Solar4While Charged with Light, regain a portion of your grenade energy when you use your grenade, consuming one stack of Charged with Light.Charged with LightSolar
Heal Thyself mod Destiny 2 artHeal ThyselfUniversalSolar Solar4While Charged with Light, grenade final blows heal you and consume one stack of Charged with Light.Charged with LightSolar
Heavy Handed mod Destiny 2 artHeavy HandedUniversalArc Arc7While Charged with Light, regain half of your melee energy when you use a charged melee ability, consuming one stack of Charged with Light. While surrounded by multiple enemies, defeating an enemy with a Fusion Rifle, Shotgun, Sidearm, or Submachine Gun adds ammo for that weapon to your reserves.Charged with LightArc
High Energy Fire mod Destiny 2 artHigh-Energy FireUniversalAny4While Charged with Light, gain a bonus to weapon damage. Each defeated enemy consumes one stack of Charged with Light.Charged with LightAny
Kindling the Flame mod Destiny 2 artKindling the FlameUniversalSolar Solar2While Charged with Light, reviving a downed Guardian gives you a burst of healing, consuming one stack of Charged with Light.Charged with LightSolar
Lucent Blade mod Destiny 2 artLucent BladeUniversalArc Arc4While Charged with Light, dealing damage with a Sword gives you bonus Sword damage for 5 seconds, consuming one stack of Charged with Light. Greatly increases the charge rate for your equipped Swords.Charged with LightArc
Powerful Friends mod Destiny 2 artPowerful FriendsUniversalArc Arc4When you become Charged with Light, nearby allies also become Charged with Light, if they are not already. +20 Mobility.Charged with LightArc
Precisely Charged mod Destiny 2 artPrecisely ChargedUniversalVoid Void1Become Charged with Light by getting multiple rapid precision final blows with Linear Fusion Rifles or Sniper Rifles. -10 Discipline.Charged with LightVoid
Precision Charge mod Destiny 2 artPrecision ChargeUniversalVoid Void2Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating combatants with precision kills from Bows, Hand Cannons, and Scout Rifles. -10 Strength.Charged with LightVoid
Quick Charge mod Destiny 2 artQuick ChargeUniversalArc Arc5Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating multiple enemies with Fusion Rifles or Shotguns.
Greatly increases the ready speed of Fusion Rifles, Shotguns, Submachine Guns, and Swords.
Charged with LightArc
Radiant Light mod Destiny 2 artRadiant LightUniversalArc Arc3Casting your Super causes nearby allies to become Charged with Light. +20 Strength.Charged with LightArc
Reactive Pulse mod Destiny 2 artReactive PulseUniversalArc Arc3While Charged with Light, taking damage when surrounded by combatants allows you to emit a burst of damaging Arc energy, consuming one stack of Charged with Light. Gain a powerful overshield while performing your finisher.Charged with LightArc
Shield Break Charge mod mod Destiny 2 artShield Break ChargeUniversalAny1Become Charged with Light by breaking an enemy shield with the matching energy type.Charged with LightAny
Stacks on Stacks mod Destiny 2 artStacks on StacksUniversalVoid Void4Gain an extra stack of Charged with Light for every stack you gain. -10 Recovery.Charged with LightVoid
Striking Light mod Destiny 2 artStriking LightUniversalArc Arc5While Charged with Light, defeating enemies with melee damage and Swords spawns 1 Orb of Light for your allies and consumes one stack of Charged with Light. Gain damage resistance against non-Guardian enemies while sprinting.Charged with LightArc
Supercharged mod Destiny 2 artSuperchargedUniversalSolar Solar5You can have 2 additional stacks of Charged with Light, up to a maximum of 5.Charged with LightSolar
Surprise Attack mod Destiny 2 artSurprise AttackUniversalVoid Void1While Charged with Light, reloading or readying a Sidearm will consume all stacks of Charged with Light and convert them into stacks of a major damage buff, which are depleted as you damage combatants with that Sidearm. -10 Intellect.Charged with LightVoid
Sustained Charge mod Destiny 2 artSustained ChargeUniversalSolar Solar4Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating combatants with Auto Rifles, Trace Rifles, or Machine Guns.Charged with LightSolar
Swift Charge mod Destiny 2 artSwift ChargeUniversalArc Arc5Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating combatants with Pulse Rifles, Sidearms, or Submachine Guns. Defeating combatants with a Pulse Rifle grants a chance to drop Special ammo for your allies.Charged with LightArc
Taking Charge Mod mod Destiny 2 artTaking ChargeUniversalAny3Become Charged with Light by picking up Orbs of Light.Charged with LightAny
Blessing of Rasputin mod Destiny 2 artBlessing of RasputinUniversalArc Arc2Collecting a Warmind Cell increases the chances that your next final blow with a Seraph weapon will create a Warmind Cell.Warmind CellArc
Burning Cells mod Destiny 2 artBurning CellsUniversalSolar Solar3Destroying a Warmind Cell creates a burst of Solar energy that causes enemies to burn for several seconds.Warmind CellSolar
Cellular Suppression mod Destiny 2 artCellular SuppressionUniversalVoid Void4Damaging a Warmind Cell creates a burst of suppressing Void energy. Additionally, you deal less damage to Warmind Cells.Warmind CellVoid
Chosen of the Warmind mod Destiny 2 artChosen of the WarmindUniversalArc Arc1Collecting or destroying a Warmind Cell creates a concussive blast that pushes enemies away.Warmind CellArc
Fireteam Medic mod Destiny 2 artFireteam MedicUniversalSolar Solar3Destroying a Warmind Cell creates a burst of healing for you and allies near you.Warmind CellSolar
Global Reach mod Destiny 2 artGlobal ReachUniversalAny3Warmind Cells you create affect and damage targets at a greater distance.Warmind CellAny
Grasp of the Warmind mod Destiny 2 artGrasp of the WarmindUniversalVoid Void3You can pick up, carry, and throw Warmind Cells. Once thrown, a Warmind Cell cannot be picked up again.Warmind CellVoid
Incinerating Light mod Destiny 2 artIncinerating LightUniversalSolar Solar3Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating multiple enemies with the explosion of a Warmind Cell.Warmind CellSolar
Light from Darkness mod Destiny 2 artLight from DarknessUniversalVoid Void3Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating multiple enemies near a Warmind Cell using weapons or abilities.Warmind CellVoid
Light of the Fire mod Destiny 2 artLight of the FireUniversalSolar Solar4Rapidly defeating targets with the detonation of a Warmind Cell generates an Orb of Power.Warmind CellSolar
Modular Lightning mod Destiny 2 artModular LightningUniversalArc Arc3Collecting a Warmind Cell creates a burst of chaining Arc energy around you.Warmind CellArc
Power of Rasputin mod Destiny 2 artPower of RasputinUniversalVoid Void4You gain a bonus to weapon damage against enemies that are near Warmind Cells.Warmind CellVoid
Rage of the Warmind mod Destiny 2 artRage of the WarmindUniversalSolar Solar5Adds additional Solar damage to the explosions of Warmind Cells you destroy.Warmind CellSolar
Sheltering Energy mod Destiny 2 artSheltering EnergyUniversalArc Arc5Collecting a Warmind Cell grants you an overshield.Warmind CellArc
Strength of Rasputin mod Destiny 2 artStrength of RasputinUniversalArc Arc2Collecting a Warmind Cell grants you melee energy.Warmind CellArc
Warmind's Light mod Destiny 2 artWarmind's LightUniversalArc Arc1Become Charged with Light by collecting a Warmind Cell.Warmind CellArc
Warmind's Longevity mod Destiny 2 artWarmind's LongevityUniversalVoid Void1Warmind Cells you create last longer.Warmind CellVoid
Warmind's Protection mod Destiny 2 artWarmind's ProtectionUniversalVoid Void2You take reduced damage from enemies that are near Warmind Cells.Warmind CellVoid
Wrath of Rasputin mod Destiny 2 artWrath of RasputinUniversalSolar Solar1Solar splash damage final blows have a chance to create Warmind Cells.Warmind CellSolar
Absolution mod Destiny 2 artAbsolutionLegAny3Reduces all ability cooldowns each time you pick up an Orb of Power.GeneralAny
Arc Resistance mod Destiny 2 artArc ResistanceChestArc Arc1Reduces incoming Arc damage from combatants.GeneralArc
Ashes to Assets mod Destiny 2 artAshes to AssetsHelmetSolar Solar3Gain bonus Super energy on grenade kills.GeneralSolar
Better Already mod Destiny 2 artBetter AlreadyLegVoid Void1Your health begins to regenerate immediately after picking up an Orb of Power.GeneralVoid
Bolstering Detonation mod Destiny 2 artBolstering DetonationArmsVoid Void1Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a grenade.GeneralVoid
Bomber mod Destiny 2 artBomberClass ItemSolar Solar2Reduces grenade cooldown when using your class ability.
GeneralSolar
Bulwark Finisher mod Destiny 2 artBulwark FinisherClass ItemVoid Void3Finisher final blows generate an overshield. Requires one-fourth of your Super energy.GeneralVoid
Concussive Dampener mod Destiny 2 artConcussive DampenerChestAny1Reduces incoming area-of-effect damage from combatants.GeneralAny
Discipline Mod mod Destiny 2 artDiscipline ModUniversalAny3Provides +10 Discipline.GeneralAny
Distribution mod Destiny 2 artDistributionClass ItemAny4Reduces all ability cooldowns when using your class ability near targets.GeneralAny
Dynamo mod Destiny 2 artDynamoHelmetVoid Void4Reduces Super cooldown when using your class ability near targets.
GeneralVoid
Explosive Finisher mod Destiny 2 artExplosive FinisherClass ItemSolar Solar1Finishers restore grenades. Requires one-fifth of your Super energy.GeneralSolar
Fastball mod Destiny 2 artFastballArmsAny1Increases grenade throw distance.GeneralAny
Focusing Strike mod Destiny 2 artFocusing StrikeArmsVoid Void2Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a melee attack.GeneralVoid
Grenade Kickstart mod Destiny 2 artGrenade KickstartArmsStasis Stasis4When your grenade energy is fully expended, you gain grenade energy.GeneralStasis
Hands On mod Destiny 2 artHands-OnHelmetArc Arc3Gain bonus Super energy on melee kills.GeneralArc
Healthy Finisher mod Destiny 2 artHealthy FinisherClass ItemSolar Solar1Finishers heal you. Requires one-tenth of your Super energy.GeneralSolar
Impact Induction mod Destiny 2 artImpact InductionArmsSolar Solar3Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.GeneralSolar
Innervation mod Destiny 2 artInnervationLegSolar Solar1Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.GeneralSolar
Insulation mod Destiny 2 artInsulationLegVoid Void1Reduces class ability cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.GeneralVoid
Intellect Mod mod Destiny 2 artIntellect ModUniversalAny5Provides +10 Intellect.GeneralAny
Invigoration mod Destiny 2 artInvigorationLegArc Arc1Reduces melee cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.GeneralArc
Melee Damage Resistance mod Destiny 2 artMelee Damage ResistanceChestAny1Reduces incoming damage from combatants that are at point-blank range.GeneralAny
Melee Kickstart mod Destiny 2 artMelee KickstartArmsStasis Stasis4When your melee energy is fully expended, you gain melee energy.GeneralStasis
Minor Discipline mod Destiny 2 artMinor Discipline ModUniversalAny1Provides +5 Discipline.GeneralAny
Minor Intellect mod Destiny 2 artMinor Intellect ModUniversalAny2Provides +5 Intellect.GeneralAny
Mobility Mod mod Destiny 2 artMinor Mobility ModUniversalAny1Provides +5 Mobility.GeneralAny
Minor Recovery mod Destiny 2 artMinor Recovery ModUniversalAny2Provides +5 Recovery.GeneralAny
Minor Resilience mod Destiny 2 artMinor Resilience ModUniversalAny1Provides +5 Resilience.GeneralAny
Minor Strength mod Destiny 2 artMinor Strength ModUniversalAny1Provides +5 Strength.GeneralAny
Modular Lightning mod Destiny 2 artMobility ModUniversalAny3Provides +10 Mobility.GeneralAny
Momentum Transfer mod Destiny 2 artMomentum TransferArmsArc Arc3Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.GeneralArc
One Two Finisher mod Destiny 2 artOne-Two FinisherClass ItemArc Arc1Finishers restore melee abilities. Requires one-sixth of your Super energy.GeneralArc
Orbs of Restoration mod Destiny 2 artOrbs of RestorationLegStasis Stasis1Picking up an Orb of Power grants a small amount of energy to your ability with the least energy.GeneralStasis
Outreach mod Destiny 2 artOutreachClass ItemArc Arc2Reduces melee cooldown when using your class ability.GeneralArc
Perpetuation mod Destiny 2 artPerpetuationClass ItemVoid Void2Reduces class ability cooldown when using your class ability.
GeneralVoid
Power Preservation mod Destiny 2 artPower PreservationHelmetStasis Stasis1Your Super final blows create extra Orbs of Power for your allies.
GeneralStasis
Recovery Mod mod Destiny 2 artRecovery ModUniversalAny4Provides +10 Recovery.GeneralAny
Recuperation mod Destiny 2 artRecuperationLegSolar Solar1Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Power.GeneralSolar
Resilience Mod mod Destiny 2 artResilience ModUniversalAny3Provides +10 Resilience.GeneralAny
Restorative Finisher mod Destiny 2 artRestorative FinisherClass ItemStasis Stasis1When you use a finisher, you gain a portion of energy for your least-recharged ability. Requires one-tenth of your Super energy.GeneralStasis
Snapload Finisher mod Destiny 2 artSnapload FinisherClass ItemAny1Finishers reload all your weapons. Requires one-tenth of your Super energy.GeneralAny
Sniper Damage Resistance mod Destiny 2 artSniper Damage ResistanceChestAny1Reduces incoming damage from combatants that are at long range.GeneralAny
Solar Resistance mod Destiny 2 artSolar ResistanceChestSolar Solar1Reduces incoming Solar damage from combatants.GeneralSolar
Special Finisher mod Destiny 2 artSpecial FinisherClass ItemAny2Finishers generate Special ammo for the whole fireteam. Requires one-third of your Super energy.GeneralAny
Stasis Resistance mod Destiny 2 artStasis ResistanceChestStasis Stasis1Reduces incoming Stasis damage from combatants.GeneralStasis
Strength Mod mod Destiny 2 artStrength ModUniversalAny3Provides +10 Strength.GeneralAny
Utility Finisher mod Destiny 2 artUtility FinisherClass ItemVoid Void1Finishers restore class abilities. Requires one-tenth of your Super energy.GeneralVoid
Utility Kickstart mod Destiny 2 artUtility KickstartClass ItemStasis Stasis1When your class ability energy is fully expended, you gain class ability energy.GeneralStasis
Void Resistance mod Destiny 2 artVoid ResistanceChestVoid Void1Reduces incoming Void damage from combatants.GeneralVoid
Ammo Finder mod Destiny 2 art[Weapon Type] Ammo FinderHelmetAny1-3Increases your chance of finding ammo while you have that weapon type equipped.GeneralAny
Reserves mod Destiny 2 art[Weapon Type] Ammo ReservesChestAny1-3Increases the amount ammo you can carry.GeneralAny
Scavenger mod Destiny 2 art[Weapon Type] Ammo ScavengerLegAny2-5Weapon gets bonus reserves when picking up ammo used by that weapon type.GeneralAny
Dexterity mod Destiny 2 art[Weapon Type] DexterityArmsAny2-5Faster ready and stow speed for that weapon type.GeneralAny
Holster mod Destiny 2 art[Weapon Type] HolsterLegAny2-5Gradually reloads your stowed weapon over time. Multiple copies of this perk stack to reduce the time taken to fully reload.GeneralAny
Loader mod Destiny 2 art[Weapon Type] LoaderArmsAny2-5Greatly increases reload speed of that weapon type.GeneralAny
Targeting mod Destiny 2 art[Weapon Type] TargetingHelmetAny2-5Improved target acquisition, accuracy, and aim-down-sights speed for that weapon type.GeneralAny
Unflinching mod Destiny 2 art[Weapon Type] Unflinching AimChestAny2-5Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming that weapon type.GeneralAny
 width=Unflinching Fusion Rifle AimChestAny3Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming Fusion Rifles.
GeneralAny
 width=Trace Rifle ReservesChestAny2Increases the amount of Trace Rifle ammo you can carry.GeneralAny
Machine Gun Reserves modMachine Gun ReservesChestAny3Increase the amount of Machine Gun ammo you can carry.GeneralAny
Machine Gun Dexterity modMachine Gun DexterityArmsAny4Faster ready and stow speed for Machine Guns.GeneralAny
Sidearm Holster modSidearm HolsterLegAny2Gradually reloads your stowed Sidearms over time. Multiple copies of this perk stack to reduce the time taken to fully reload.GeneralAny
Bow Targeting modBow TargetingHelmetAny4Improved target acquisition, accuracy, and aim-down-sights speed for Bows.GeneralAny
Machine Gun Ammo Finder ModMachine Gun Ammo FinderHelmetAny3Increases your chance of finding Heavy ammo while you have a Machine Gun equipped.GeneralAny
Sidearm Dexterity ModSidearm DexterityArmsAny3Faster ready and stow speed for Sidearms.GeneralAny
Bow Dexterity ModBow DexterityArmsAny3Faster ready and stow speed for Bows.GeneralAny
Sniper Rifle Dexterity Mod Destiny 2 artSniper Rifle DexterityArmsAny3Faster ready and stow speed for Sniper Rifles.GeneralAny
Linear Fusion Rifle Reserves modLinear Fusion Rifle ReservesChestAny3Increases the amount of Linear Fusion Rifle ammo you can carry.GeneralAny
Glaive Scavenger ModGlaive ScavengerLegAny4Glaives get bonus reserves when picking up ammo used by that Glaive.GeneralAny
Sword Scavenger ModSword ScavengerLegAny4Swords get bonus reserves when picking up Heavy ammo.GeneralAny
Hand Cannon Dexterity ModHand Cannon DexterityArmsAny3Faster ready and stow speed for Hand Cannons.GeneralAny
Scout Rifle Targeting ModScout Rifle TargetingHelmetAny3Improved target acquisition, accuracy, and aim-down-sights speed for Scout Rifles.GeneralAny
Unflinching Hand Cannon Aim ModUnflinching Hand Cannon Aim
ChestAny4Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming Hand Cannons.GeneralAny

How to get Armor Mods in 2022

Mods can be purchased from Ada-1, located in the Tower. Be aware that since the release of The Witch Queen, she now offers 4 combat mods for sale per day. Every day, the mods on offer change, which means you’ll have to pay her a visit every day until she sells what you’re looking for. The cost for an Armor Mod is 10,000 Glimmer.

The best armor mods in Destiny 2 Mods

Now that we’ve covered all the Armor mods, let’s talk about the best armor mods in the game.

10. Shield Break Charge

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Description: Become Charged with Light by breaking an enemy shield with the matching energy type.

Why we like it: Shield Break Charge may not sound like a lot, but it can be extremely valuable when dealing with endgame content. Endgame activities are full of shielded enemies, which is why Shield Break Charge can be so efficient at keeping your stacks of Charged with Light full.

9. Targeting Mods: For PVP

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Description: Improved target acquisition, accuracy, and aim-down-sights speed for that weapon type.

Why we like it: Targeting Mods won’t make you a PVP god, but they will certainly help you land more shots. And given how most mods don’t even work in PVP, it is important to take the time and equip those that do help, including Targeting and Unflinching mods.

8. Special Finisher: For endgame PvE

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Description: Finishers generate Special ammo for the whole fireteam. Requires one-third of your Super energy.

Why we like it: Allowing you to keep your Special ammo reserves topped (especially when also using Ammo Scavenger mods), Special Finisher can be a lifesaver in endgame PVE content.

7. Taking Charge: For PvE and PvP

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Description: Become Charged with Light by picking up Orbs of Light.

Why we like it: Taking Charge is what will allow you to get stacks of Charged with Light most of the time, and is, therefore, a mandatory part of any Charged with Light build.

6. Radiant Light: For PvP mainly

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Description: Casting your Super causes nearby allies to become Charged with Light. +20 Strength.

Why we like it: Radiant Light is a favorite among PVP players. Not only does it offer you +20 Strength, it also gives “free” Charges of Light to your Fireteam. And if you happen to run Powerful Friends (next on the list), you’ll be giving yourself a free charge too.

5. Powerful Friends: For PvP

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Description: When you become Charged with Light, nearby allies also become Charged with Light, if they are not already. +20 Mobility.

Why we like it: Powerful Friends is a mandatory part of any self-respecting PVP build, especially for Hunter mains. That +20 Mobility is reason alone to always have it on you,  but the fact that it allows you to easily become Charged with Light is another excellent reason to always equip it.

4. Wrath of Rasputin: For PvE

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Description: Solar splash damage final blows have a chance to create Warmind Cells.

Why we like it: Warmind Cells are not as popular as they once were, mainly due to the nerf they received. Yet they remain strong and Wrath of Rasputin pairs extremely well with builds that include Solar weapons that deal explosive damage (such as Jötunn or solar rocket launchers).

3. Ammo Scavengers: For PvE and PvP

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Description: Weapon gets bonus reserves when picking up ammo used by that weapon type

Why we like it: Ammo Scavengers mods are virtually mandatory for both PVE and PVP. Having these mods will greatly increase your Special or Heavy ammo reserves and result in a much higher overall DPS in PVE and a higher uptime of your Special weapon in PVP.

2. Stacks on Stacks: For PvE mainly

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Description: Gain an extra stack of Charged with Light for every stack you gain. -10 Recovery.

Why we like it: Charge with Light builds can be extremely strong, provided you have a stack of Charged with Light when you most need it. This is why Stacks on Stacks is so important. It greatly increases your Charge with Light uptime without requiring a specific action from you.

1. Volatile Flow: For PvE

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Description: Picking up a Void elemental well grants your Void weapons Volatile rounds.

Why we like it: Volatile Flow is hands down the most powerful mod this season. No wonder it’s a limited-time affair. All you have to do to enjoy infinite Void explosions is to generate Void Wells using your favorite Elemental Wells, equip a Void weapon, and shoot enemies until they explode in large groups. There is no better ad clear tool in the game right now.

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