Sustained Charge is incredibly simple to use and while it may not look like much, it is a great Charged with Light generator and can combo with even stronger mods to create endgame ready builds.
This short guide dives deep into what makes Sustained Charge such a strong option, how to use it, and show you a typical gameplay loop involving the mod.
|Sustained Charge||Universal||Solar||4||Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating combatants with Auto Rifles, Trace Rifles, or Machine Guns.||Charged with Light||Solar|
How to get Sustained Charge in 2022?
Like the vast majority of Combat mods in Destiny 2, Sustained Charge can be purchased from Ada-1, located in the Tower. However, be aware she only has 2 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 Sustained Charge again. Next season (Season 16), Ada-1 will offer 4 daily combat mods, which should increase your chances of getting Sustained Charge.
Alternatively, you can follow the Destiny Insights Twitter bot. It will tell you, every day, what Ada-1 (and other important vendors), have for sale.
The cost for a Sustained Charge is 10 Mod Components, but starting next season, the price for all Mods will be 10,000 Glimmer.
What does Sustained Charge do?
As mentioned, Sustained Charge is one of the more basic mods to implement into your Charged with Light build and if you are already clued into how Charged with Light works then you’ll easily be able to find a good use for it.
In-game, the mod says that you:
Become Charged with Light by rapidly defeating combatants with Auto Rifles, Trace Rifles, or Machine Guns. Additional copies of this mod increase the time allowed between combatants that are defeated.
Diving into the actual numbers, this mod will provide you a Charge with Light by:
- Killing 3 enemies in a set amount of time with Auto Rifles, Trace Rifles, or Machine Guns.
This mod comes with the downside of forcing you into using certain weapons. However, Auto Rifles and Trace Rifles, such as Ager’s Scepter, are excellent options in low to high-level PvE content thanks to their mob clearing potential.
Sustained Charge does have the benefit of being a very passive way to generate stacks of Charged with Light. Simply equip the mod, equip one of the listed guns and mow down enemies to receive top-tier benefits through other Charged with Light mods.
Does Sustained Charge Stack?
Yes, Sustained Charge is one of the few Charged with Light mods that can be used multiple times in a build. As described in the perk description, having more copies of Sustained Charge on your different armor pieces allows for more time between kills and leniency:
- For every mod you stack, you will get more time to get those 3 kills and get a charge with Light.
This, combined with mods such as Charged Up or Supercharged, allows you to rack up Charged with Light stacks all the way to five very quickly. Even in endgame content were mobs take longer the die.
How do you use the Sustained Charge mod?
Charged with Light can be quite overwhelming and daunting to new players but breaking it down piece by piece makes everything a lot easier to understand, especially when Sustained Charge itself is not that complex.
To use the mod, you need to follow these steps:
- Slot the Sustained Charge mod into a Solar armor piece.
- Equip an Auto Rifle, Trace Rifle, or Machine Gun to work with Sustained Charge.
- Slot at least one mod that uses the generated stacks of Charged with Light. Mods that use generated Charged with Light will have yellow icons (two powerful examples are Protective Light and High-Energy Fire).
Using these mods will create a basic but effective Charged with Light build. But as is always the case with Destiny 2, you can always add more layers of personalization to your gameplay.
To keep things simple, let’s say you are running a basic Charged with Light build that uses Sustained Charge, Supercharged, and Protective Light.
The gameplay loop will look something like this:
- You use your Auto Rifle, Trace Rifle, or Machine gun to rapidly defeat enemies.
- These, in turn, give you stacks of Charged with Light.
- Thanks to the Supercharged mod, you can store up to 4 stacks of Charged with Light.
The generated charges will automatically be used up when your shields get broken, activating Protective Light, which provides you with damage resistance, allowing you to retreat and heal up.
Post by Matthew “Skyknight” Evans