What’s the best Destiny 2 class in New Light? It’s one of the earliest questions you’ll face as you come to the character creator before New Light gets you up to speed with the main game. You have the choice of three classes in Destiny 2 New Light: a burly and tanky Titan, a cloaked and stealthy Hunter, and the arcane space wizard known as the Warlock.
Despite their vibrant personalities, the three are primarily separated by the subclasses and Exotics they have access to. Titans can offer a barrier with their class ability and Sentinel subclass, Hunters can turn invisible and tether enemies with their Nightstalker subclass, and Warlocks can provide healing with their rift class ability and Well of Radiance subclass.
It’s a lot to get to grips with, and levelling all of these classes and subclasses up is a heck of a grind just to find out which is the best Destiny class to use. That’s where our handy Destiny 2 best class guide comes in – we’ll go over what we believe the best class to be and how to best utilise them in Crucible, Raid, and Strike activities.
What’s the Destiny 2 Best Class for New Light?
The handiest class to start your Destiny 2 sojourn with is Titan. This burly boy has all the tools to be an essential part of any raid team and to turn the tide of any Crucible match. Your class ability will give you access to two shields: the Towering Barricade creates a large shield you can use to reinforce a position, while the Rally Barricade is smaller but will reload your team’s weapon should they take cover.
The Titan also has access to a diverse set of subclasses. The Sentinel subclass lets you hurl around a Captain America-like shield that can also be used to guard your team. If you’d rather go hell for leather, the Striker subclass is an excellent option that lets you charge your way through hapless Guardians.
The Titan is currently the king of the Crucible, and it’s – sadly – not too uncommon to come up against full teams of the blighters in the competitive playlist. A lot of that comes down to One Eyed Mask, which will mark you for death just for shooting at a Titan who is wearing the Exotic.
Once you’re marked, the aggrieved Titan can score an over shield and bonus damage for killing you. The Exotic has been nerfed, so it’s not quite as overbearing as it has been, but it’s still a mighty Exotic, indeed.
If you’re looking for another option, though, then An Insurmountable Skullfort is also neat (annoying). Rock the Exotic with a Striker subclass and kills with arc melee abilities will trigger health regeneration and restore melee energy. This is quite potent as the Titan’s shoulder charge ability counts as a melee kill. Not only is this attack quite easy to land, thanks to a generous lock-on, but it’s a one-hit kill.
When it comes to the best weapons for Destiny 2 PvP, you have the pick of the bunch. The Recluse SMG is nice if you can get it, but the Austringer hand cannon is something you’ll be able to pick up quickly.
A Titan is always a welcome presence in PvE thanks to the Sunbreaker subclass. Pick the Code of the Fire-forged skill tree, and you’ll get access to the Hammer Strike ability. Essentially, this acts as a shoulder charge that leaves enemies weak to increased damage from your team. The ability forms the crux of a lot of boss melt strategies.
Exotics are pretty here and there isn’t a clear standout. When it comes to Destiny 2 Exotics, One Eyed Mask is a fine pick to keep you topped up with shields and dealing damage, while Hallowfire Heart will improve the recharge rate of your solar abilities.
And there you have it, the best Destiny 2 class to go with in New Light- in our opinion. Everyone has their own taste and yours may fall the way of the Hunter or Warlock. Once the Destiny 2 Shadowkeep release date hits, you’ll soon find out either way. If you’re looking for a good starting place, though, we reckon the Titan has all the flexibility you need.