Best Destiny 2 Hunter Void Builds for PvE and PvP

by | May 5, 2023

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

Top Void Hunter builds

--NameClassAreaSubclassExcels inElementStatus
Omnioculous Hunter armor Veiled AnchorHunterPvEVoid VoidGrandmaster NightfallsVoidBest in Class
Gyrfalcon's Hauberk Hunter ExoticStealthed GyrfalconHunterPvEVoid VoidMid to Endgame PvE contentVoidBest in Class

Best Hunter Void builds for PvE

Gyrfalcon's Hauberk Hunter Exotic

The Stealthed Gyrfalcon

Excels in: Endgame (Dungeons, Raids, Legend content)

Goal of the Build: Chain Invisibility to retain Volatile Rounds and synergize as much as possible with your Void 3.0 kit and weapons.

Mandatory Gear: The Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk Exotic is an essential part of this build. Weapons with Repulsor Brace are best, such as Unforgiven, Veles-X, or The Hero’s Burden; however, weapons without Repulsor Brace can work, too, Funnelweb being a fine example. Collective Obligation is also excellent for this build.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Gyrfalcon's Hauberk Hunter Exotic

Gyrfalcon's Hauberk

HunterChestThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 18The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Your weapons gain a bonus to damage briefly after you emerge from being invisible. When you are invisible and defeat a combatant using a finisher, you and your nearby allies gain a reserve overshield and improved class ability regen. These reserve overshields can be deployed by using a class ability."
  • Aspects: Stylish Executioner is necessary. Vanishing Step is best for the additional fragment slot, but Trapper’s Ambush can work.
  • Fragments: Echo of Starvation, Echo of Persistence, Echo of Remnants, and Echo of Obscurity.
  • Abilities: Moebius Quiver for your Super, Vortex Grenades, and either Dodge can work.
  • Stats: Maximum Resilience and high Mobility and Discipline.
  • Mods: This build is unique in the way that it functions completely on its own through the exotic and requires practically no mods.
    • Helmet: Void Siphon, Heavy Ammo Finder, and Heavy Ammo Scout
    • Arms: Firepower and Bolstering Detonation
    • Chest: Concussive Dampener and resistance mods matching your enemy’s damage
    • Legs: Surge mods matching your weapons
    • Cloak: Reaper and Time Dilation

Gameplay Loop

Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk does practically everything. Essentially, the goal is to go Invisible through your dodge, exit Invisibility, gain Volatile Rounds, kill a Volatile enemy, and thus, re-enter Invisibility through Stylish Executioner and continue the cycle of exiting Invis, getting a kill on a Volatile enemy and repeating.

Adding in Devour grants you both Healing and Invisibility on kill. Then, once you add a Repulsor Brace weapon on top of this (which provides an overshield when defeating a Void-debuffed target), you become practically unkillable, weaving in and out of Invisibility with a tanky overshield and full health on kill.

By the way, Volatile Rounds also offer a lot of DPS potential. This excellent video by Imagine clearly demonstrates the potential that a god-rolled Retrofit Escapade and Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk have together.


Omnioculous Hunter armor

The Veiled Anchor

Excels in: Grandmaster Content

Goal of the Build: Protect your Fireteam with constant Invisibility and damage resistance, and be the ‘anchor’ of the team.

Mandatory Gear: Given that this build will normally be used in Grandmaster Nightfalls, the weapon requirements are simply whatever weapons can be used to kill the specific Champions in that GM. For the Exotic, you’ll definitely need Omnioculus:

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Omnioculus Destiny 2 art


HunterChestBeyond LightLost SectorsSeason 13Beyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Exotic Perk: "You gain a second Smoke Bomb charge and have damage resistance while invisible. When you make an ally invisible, they gain damage resistance while invisible and you gain melee energy."
  • Aspects: Trapper’s Ambush, Vanishing Step (Pro tip: Trapper’s Ambush’s ‘dive’ effect grants you increased invisibility duration and debuffs enemies for a longer period of time compared to the base smoke bomb, so always dive if possible).
  • Fragments: Echo of Persistence, Echo of Obscurity, and Echo of Remnants.
  • Abilities: Gambler’s Dodge, Vortex Grenade, Trapper’s Ambush Snare Bomb, and Moebius Quiver.
  • Stats: Maximum Mobility is strongly recommended to be able to have optimal invisibility rotations. High Resilience and Discipline are also recommended.
  • Mods: The mods you’ll need are Surge mods matching your weapons and:
ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType
Heavy Ammo Scout modHeavy Ammo ScoutHelmet1Rank 5When one of your ammo finder perks creates a brick of Heavy ammo for you, it also creates bricks of Heavy ammo for your allies.General
Heavy Ammo Finder modHeavy Ammo FinderHelmet3Rank 5Increases the drop chance of Heavy ammo on kill.General
Bolstering Detonation modBolstering DetonationArms2Rank 5Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a grenade.General
Momentum Transfer mod Destiny 2 artMomentum TransferArms3Rank 5Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.General
Distribution mod Destiny 2 artDistributionClass Item3Rank 5Reduces all ability cooldowns when using your class ability near targets.General
Special Finisher modSpecial FinisherClass Item1Rank 7Finishers generate Special ammo for the whole fireteam. Consumes 3 stacks of Armor Charge.Active

Gameplay Loop

The Omnioculus build is one of the most versatile builds in the game. This gives it a plethora of gameplay loops and combat rotations. However, the most important loop to learn is the ‘Dive>Dodge>Repeat’ combo, as Mactics puts it. To be able to repeat the loop, you need to push your invisibility to the absolute limit. To do this, you must alternate between your Trapper’s Ambush smoke bomb and your Vanishing Step dodge while only having a second to spare.

Learning this basic combo will allow you to incorporate more advanced skills into your gameplay.

Another gameplay loop that is critical to the ‘support’ nature of Omnioculus is the ‘Rez>Dive’ combo. Mastering this Combo allows you to pick up allies from anywhere on the field, no matter the danger. To pull this off, you should activate your ‘Shadowdive’ when you are around 80% through your teammate’s revive. This will grant them invisibility as soon as they spawn, allowing you to both retreat to safety.

This build is heavily inspired by Mactic’s guide. If you want to learn how to truly master the Omnioculus playstyle with detailed strategies and combat rotations, check out his video.



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Hunter Void 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.

Void Hunter build


Nightstalker remains one of the most powerful kits in the game, even despite the nerfs that it has received. Invisibility is still incredible, and the map control and radar manipulation possible is not something to ignore.


  • Invisibility and Smoke Bombs allow you to fool your opponents and catch them off guard completely.
  • It synergizes incredibly well with certain meta-picks such as Omnioculus or Wormhusk Crown.
  • Invisibility makes you incredibly hard to see with the changes to Invisibility’s ‘visibility’ that came with Void 3.0.


  • Weak super choices. Spectral Blades is often outclassed and takes incredibly long to charge, and Tether is too inconsistent to warrant use.
  • The kit relies heavily on Invisibility as much of the kit’s strength is placed on Invisibility.
  • One-dimensional fragment choices. All grant Invisibility and provide little else, perhaps making the subclass slightly boring to play.

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.

Void-focused Exotics

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Omnioculus Destiny 2 art


HunterChestBeyond LightLost SectorsSeason 13Beyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Exotic Perk: "You gain a second Smoke Bomb charge and have damage resistance while invisible. When you make an ally invisible, they gain damage resistance while invisible and you gain melee energy."

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.

Omnioculus is arguably the single strongest exotic in the game right now for PvP. Being able to grant damage resistance to yourself and your allies is incredibly strong, and gaining another Smoke Bomb charge on top of this just tops this exotic off.

Before you go…

You can find all our favorite 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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