Best Destiny 2 Hunter Stasis Build for PvE and PvP

by | Apr 2, 2023

Are you a Hunter main and want to take your game to the next level? These are the best Hunter Stasis builds in Destiny 2 for PvE and PvP. And by the way, as all the best Hunter builds, these will guide you every step of the way, including essential Exotics, Mods, and more.

Top Stasis Hunter build

--NameClassAreaSubclassExcels inElementStatus
Stasis Hunter build Touch of DuskfieldHunterPvEStasis StasisMid to Endgame PvE contentStasisBest in Class

Best Hunter Stasis build for PvE

Stasis Hunter build

Touch of Duskfield

Excels in: Grandmaster Content

Goal of the Build: Keep areas locked down and protect your Fireteam with infinite Duskfield Grenades.

Mandatory Gear: Headstone weapons such as the Syncopation-53 or Eyasluna are solid options for even more synergy and increased uptime on your Duskfield Grenades. Demolitionist weapons are also an excellent choice. Options like the Ogma PR6 with Demolitionist and Wellspring can be highly useful.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Eyasluna artEyaslunaHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasis30th AnniversaryYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis


PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice DungeonError icon V2Destiny 2 30th anniversary icon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventKineticNoTop-tier
Ogma PR6 artOgma PR6Pulse RifleLightweightLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar


PvEWorld loot poolError icon V2Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 16EnergyNo
Syncopation-53 artSyncopation-53Pulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis


PvPWorld loot poolCheckmark icon V3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Season 16KineticCraftable

For the Exotic armor piece, you’ll definitely need Renewal Grasps:

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Renewal Grasps Hunter Destiny 2 art

Renewal Grasps

HunterArmsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 16The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Your Duskfield grenades have a much larger effect radius. Allies inside the Duskfield take reduced damage and targets inside the area deal reduced damage."
  • Aspects: Touch of Winter and Grim Harvest are the best Aspect choices. Touch of Winter provides improved Duskfield Grenades, and Grim Harvest synergizes with certain Fragments.
  • Fragments: Whisper of Torment, Whisper of Conduction, Whisper of Rime, Whisper of Chains, and Whisper of Shards. These will also allow for more survivability and even more Duskfield Grenades.
  • Abilities: Duskfield Grenades and Gambler’s Dodge are the best options for maximum freezing potential.
  • Stats: Maximum Discipline and Resilience are highly recommended. High Mobility is also good.
  • Mods:
    • Helmet: Harmonic Siphon, Heavy Ammo Finder and Heavy Ammo Scout
    • Arms: x2 Grenade Kickstart
    • Chest: Charged Up and matching Resist mods to enemy damage
    • Legs: Stacks on Stacks and x2 Innervation
    • Cloak: x2 Bomber and Time Dilation

Gameplay Loop

The gameplay loop for the Renewal Grasp build can be altered and changed depending on your needs and playstyle. But, despite the versatility, the core ‘needs’ of the build remain the same.

Whisper of Shards is the engine that keeps the train going, granting Grenade energy upon shattering a Stasis crystal. Forming crystals is easy with Headstone weapons or through Touch of Winter Grenades. Making sure you destroy every Stasis crystal you see is paramount to keeping the Duskfield spam going.

Despite saying this, Whisper of Chains also provides damage resistance when near a Stasis crystal, so timing is essential. Try to destroy Stasis crystals when you have gotten good use out of them as they can not only provide damage resistance but also deal solid AoE damage.

Overall, the aim is to lock down large groups of enemies and make them deal less damage while spamming Duskfields. This will help protect you and your Fireteam, regardless of difficulty.



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Hunter Stasis PvP build

Step one to playing Hunter in PvP is understanding that your Dodge is the strongest ability in your kit. Because of this, maximizing Mobility is a very standard choice for the shortest cooldown on your Dodge. Making sure that you have maximum Recovery is also recommended.

Hunters come with the benefit of being able to completely ignore the Strength stat, as using Gambler’s Dodge allows you to completely refund your melee ability when dodging near an enemy. This lets you dump the rest of your stat points into Discipline and Resilience. Personally, I choose to run 100 Mobility, Recovery, and Discipline; however, feel free to adapt some stats to your own preference.


There will always be a ‘meta’ option for PvP, but every Hunter subclass is viable in its own way, with its own set of pros and cons.


Despite falling off in use, Revenant is still an excellent option for all hunters, as it can have such an influence on the game by merely throwing your abilities in the general direction of your opponent.


  • High utility. It can be used to help win gunfights solo or pick targets off with your teammates.
  • Slowing enemies can massively help you win a fight, but freezing enemies gives your opponent a free kill.
  • Strong Aspects across the board and even stronger Fragments that allow for some potent builds.


  • Poor super. Cast time is incredibly long, and there are better options if you are looking for a ‘shutdown’ super.
  • Very limited kit, with only one Melee option and 3 Grenade options.
  • Lack of potent freeze potential when compared to Shadebinder Warlock and lack of high movement compared with Behemoth Titan.

Best PvP Hunter Exotics

General Exotics

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Fr0st-EE5 Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art


HunterLegsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Increased grenade, melee, and dodge regeneration while sprinting. Dodging increases your sprint speed."
Wormhusk Crown Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Wormhusk Crown

HunterHelmFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 3Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "We strive to know infinity, and sharpen our minds on the whetstone of the impossible."
St0mp-EE5 Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art


HunterLegsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 1Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Exotic Perk: "Increases sprint speed and slide distance. Improves High Jump, Strafe Jump, and Triple Jump."

Due to a lack of prerequisites, neutral and more passive Exotics are often favored in PvP. Stompees, Wormhusk and Frostees always find a place in the meta for Hunters as they provide benefits while requiring nothing/very little to receive benefits from.

Stompees, despite the nerfs, is still an excellent pick. It allows you to rotate around the map quicker and also feels brilliant to use, which is always a bonus. People like moving fast regardless of the downside, and Stompees provides this in abundance.

Wormhusk Crown has been in the meta since it was released back in the Warmind DLC. Wormhusk provides unmatched instant value as it gives around a third of your health back for simply dodging. This allows you to take riskier engagements and get out with ease. Dodging is already a ‘get out of jail free card’, and Wormhusk takes this to another level.

Frostees are the pick for players who want high-ability uptime but don’t want to commit to a full-on build. By merely sprinting, you can increase your ability recharge rate by 100% and increase your Sprint Speed by 6.25% by simply dodging. Frostees will always serve players well when they want to maybe switch it up from the Stompees, but want to retain some movement speed and have high ability uptime.

Stasis-specific Exotics

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Mask of Bakris Destiny 2 art

Mask of Bakris

HunterHelmBeyond LightLost SectorsSeason 12Beyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Exotic Perk: "Replaces your Stasis subclass Dodge ability with a longer range, faster-moving Shift that partially cloaks you during use. After Shifting, your Arc weapons deal increased damage to combatants for a short time, and you deal increased damage to all slowed or frozen combatants."

Subclass-specific Exotics normally see less use overall as they have more requirements to satisfy to reach their full potential. However, their raw strength often makes up for this increased demand, as seen with Omnioculus, Mask of Bakris, and Young Ahamkara’s Spine.

Mask of Bakris may be one of the most fun exotics in the game. Replacing your Dodge with an extended ‘Shift’ allows you to get the drop on your opponents and completely break their ankles. Mastering this exotic can help you see incredible success as you can weave in and out of dangerous situations like nobody’s business.

Before you go…

You can find all the best builds for Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters here.

About The Author

Matthew Evans
Matthew Evans
Games have been a part of my life for the better part of my age, I've been hooked on them for years, and Destiny 2 is no exception. I've racked up countless hours and plenty of experience, which I hope to share with Blueberries who want to get involved with Destiny.
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