30 Dec 2023 (Season of the Wish - S23)

DJ Immortal’s Swarm Wrangler (id: nzytuti)

Strand Warlock

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Added
30 Dec 2023 (Season of the Wish - S23)
Submitted by
DJ Immortal
Summary
This is a fun build for low to mid level content, designed to create carnage on the battlefield by utilising all Strand verb’s & commanding an army of threadlings!
Notes

Limited survivability in high level content (GMs, master raids etc)

Build Information

Quick Look

Details

Exotic
Weapons
Abilities
Aspects
Fragments
Artifact perks

Armor mods

Helmets
Arms
Chests
Legs
Class items
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Keywords
Woven mail
Tangle
Threadling
Unravel
Suspend
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Explanation

Threading final blows create tangles.
Tangles suspend targets.
Orbs generated by grenade kills, strand or solar weapon kills or kills within 10 seconds of casting a rift.
Rifts create threadlings & collects nearby orbs.
Collecting orbs grants unravelling rounds, woven mail, grenade energy & health.

Gameplay Loop

Throw grenade
Collect orb.
Pick up & throw or shoot tangle.
Drop rift.
Use strand weapons to cause threadlings & unravelling carnage!

Requirements

Swarmers

Exotic
  • Swarmers
    Leg Armor
    Swarmers – Destroying a Tangle spawns a Threadling. Your Threadlings unravel targets that they damage.
Weapons
  • Wish-Keeper
    Combat Bow
    Snareweaver – Precision hits and final blows build energy towards a Snareweaver arrow that can be fired from the hip. On impact, Snareweaver arrows create a pattern of traps that suspend nearby targets.
  • Circular Logic
    Machine Gun
    Adaptive Frame – A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy.
Abilities
  • Needlestorm
    Super Ability
    Threadling
    : Conjure a hail of deadly woven needles. After embedding themselves in the environment, the needles will re-weave into a host of Threadlings. Threadlings you create will return to you and perch if they can't find any nearby targets. Damaging targets with your weapons or melee will send out perched Threadlings to attack.
  • Threadling Grenade
    Strand Grenade
    Threadling
    A woven projectile that reweaves itself into Threadlings while in flight.
  • Healing Rift
    Class Ability
    Conjure a well of power that continuously heals those inside it.
  • Arcane Needle
    Melee
    Unravel
    Sling a woven needle that will embed in your target, unraveling them. Activate your melee ability again to chain up to two additional attacks.
  • Burst Glide
    Movement Ability
    Jump while airborne to activate Glide and start an airborne drift with a strong initial boost of speed.
Aspects
  • Weaver's Call
    Threadling
    Activate your class ability to weave three Threadlings and deploy any Threadlings you have perched. Targets defeated by Strand damage have a chance to generate a perched Threadling.
  • The Wanderer
    Tangle
    Threadling
    Suspend
    Tangles you throw attach to targets and detonate into a suspending burst. Destroying a Tangle creates a suspending burst after a short delay. Threadling final blows create a Tangle.
Fragments
  • Thread of Evolution
    Threadling
    Threadlings travel farther and deal additional damage. +10 Intellect ▲
  • Thread of Ascent
    +10 Mobility ▲ Activating your grenade ability reloads your equipped weapon and grants bonus airborne effectiveness and handling for a short duration.
  • Thread of Rebirth
    Threadling
    Strand weapon final blows have a chance to create a Threadling.
  • Thread of Warding
    Woven Mail
    -10 Resilience ▼ Picking up an Orb of Power grants Woven Mail.
Armor mods

Helmet armor mods

  • Solar/Strand Dual Siphon
    Rapid Strand weapon final blows create Orbs of Power. Rapid Solar weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.
  • Heavy Ammo Finder
    Increases the drop chance of Heavy ammo upon defeat of an opponent.
  • Ashes to Assets
    Gain bonus Super energy on grenade kills.

Arms armor mods

  • Firepower
    Your grenade final blows create Orbs of Power.
  • Fastball
    Increases grenade throw distance.
  • Bolstering Detonation
    Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a grenade.

Chest armor mods

  • Harmonic Reserves
    Increases the amount of ammo you can carry for Strand weapons
  • Solar Resistance
    Reduces incoming Solar damage from combatants.
  • Arc Resistance
    Reduces incoming Arc damage from combatants.

Leg armor mods

  • Innervation
    Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.
  • Strand Weapon Surge
    Collecting an Orb of Power causes you to gain 1 temporary Armor Charge. Your Strand weapons gain a small bonus to damage while you have any Armor Charge. Your Armor Charge now decays over time.
  • Recuperation
    Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Power.

Class item armor mods

  • Powerful Attraction
    Automatically collects nearby Orbs of Power when you activate your class ability.
  • Reaper
    Shortly after using your class ability, your next weapon final blow spawns an Orb of Power.
  • Bomber
    Reduces grenade cooldown when using your class ability.
Artifact perks
  • Horde Shuttle
    Damaging unraveled targets with a weapon occasionally spawns a threadling.
  • Solo Operative
    While you are the only member of your fireteam, you deal increased damage to all combatants.
  • Origin Perk Specialization I
    Improves the benefits provided by the Sundering, Nano-Munitions, and Nanotech Tracer Rockets Origin Traits. Additionally, weapons with these traits are always overcharged.
  • Flame, Fiber, and Freeze
    Combines the Solar/Strand and Solar/Stasis Siphon mods into one.
  • Wished into Being
    While your Super is nearly fully-charged, ability final blows spawn Orbs of Power.   Wearing Season of the Wish armor decreases Super amount threshold.
  • Flint Striker
    Rapid Solar weapon precision hits and rapid Solar weapon final blows grant Radiant.
  • Dragon's Bite
    Breaking a combatant's shield with a Strand or Stasis weapon has a chance to suspend or freeze that combatant. Wearing Season of the Wish armor increases this chance.
  • Unravelling Orbs
    Picking up an Orb of Power grants Strand weapons Unraveling Rounds.

Breakdown

Orb generation

Firepower
Your grenade final blows create Orbs of Power.

Solar/Strand Dual Siphon
Rapid Strand weapon final blows create Orbs of Powe... Rapid Solar weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.

Wished into Being
While your Super is nearly fully-charged, ability final blows spawn Orbs of Power. ...

Reaper
Shortly after using your class ability, your next weapon final blow spawns an Orb of Power.
Orb pickup

Innervation
Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.

Strand Weapon Surge
Collecting an Orb of Power causes you to gain 1 temporary Armor Charge. ...

Recuperation
Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Power.

Thread of Warding
... Picking up an Orb of Power grants Woven Mail.

Unravelling Orbs
Picking up an Orb of Power grants Strand weapons Unraveling Rounds.
Armor Charge create

Strand Weapon Surge
Collecting an Orb of Power causes you to gain 1 temporary Armor Charge. ...
Armor Charge effect

Strand Weapon Surge
... Your Strand weapons gain a small bonus to damage while you have any Armor Charge. ...
Class Ability cooldown

Bolstering Detonation
Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a grenade.
Grenade cooldown

Innervation
Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.

Bomber
Reduces grenade cooldown when using your class ability.
Final blows

Firepower
Your grenade final blows create Orbs of Power.

The Wanderer
... Threadling final blows create a Tangle.

Solar/Strand Dual Siphon
Rapid Strand weapon final blows create Orbs of Powe... Rapid Solar weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.

Wish-Keeper
Snareweaver – Precision hits and final blows build energy towards a Snareweaver arrow that can be fired from the hip. ...

Wished into Being
While your Super is nearly fully-charged, ability final blows spawn Orbs of Power. ...

Flint Striker
Rapid Solar weapon precision hits and rapid Solar weapon final blows grant Radiant.

Reaper
Shortly after using your class ability, your next weapon final blow spawns an Orb of Power.

Thread of Rebirth
Strand weapon final blows have a chance to create a Threadling.
Defeating an enemy

Weaver's Call
... Targets defeated by Strand damage have a chance to generate a perched Threadling.

Heavy Ammo Finder
Increases the drop chance of Heavy ammo upon defeat of an opponent.

Tangle
... Defeating targets afflicted by any Strand debuff will unwind them and create a Tangle.

Unravel
... Unraveled targets unwind into a Tangle when defeated.

Suspend
... Suspended targets unwind into a Tangle when defeated.

Keywords

Woven mail

Your body is encased in a protective mesh of tightly woven Strand matter, greatly reducing any incoming non-precision damage.

Thread of Warding
... Picking up an Orb of Power grants Woven Mail.
Tangle

A knot of Strand matter, swirling with potential. Tangles can be shot and destroyed, or picked up and thrown, dealing damage. Defeating targets afflicted by any Strand debuff will unwind them and create a Tangle.

The Wanderer
Tangles you throw attach to targets and detonate into a suspending burst. Destroying a Tangle creates a suspending burst after a short dela... Threadling final blows create a Tangle.
Threadling

A creature woven from pure Strand matter that seeks nearby targets and attacks, dealing damage.

Needlestorm
... After embedding themselves in the environment, the needles will re-weave into a host of Threadling... Threadlings you create will return to you and perch if they can't find any nearby targets. Damaging targets with your weapons or melee will send out perched Threadlings to attack.

Weaver's Call
Activate your class ability to weave three Threadlings and deploy any Threadlings you have perche... Targets defeated by Strand damage have a chance to generate a perched Threadling.

The Wanderer
... Threadling final blows create a Tangle.

Thread of Evolution
Threadlings travel farther and deal additional damage. ...

Thread of Rebirth
Strand weapon final blows have a chance to create a Threadling.

Threadling Grenade
A woven projectile that reweaves itself into Threadlings while in flight.
Unravel

The target is permeated with destructive Strand matter. As they take additional damage, they create unraveled projectiles that seek out nearby targets. Unraveling Rounds from your Strand weapons pierce the shields of Barrier Champions and stun them. Unraveled targets unwind into a Tangle when defeated.

Arcane Needle
Sling a woven needle that will embed in your target, unraveling them. ...
Suspend

The target is immobilized by a web of Strand matter, lifting them into the air. While suspended, Guardians are unable to move freely, combatants are unable to move or fire their weapon, and Unstoppable Champions are stunned. Suspended targets unwind into a Tangle when defeated.

The Wanderer
Tangles you throw attach to targets and detonate into a suspending burst. Destroying a Tangle creates a suspending burst after a short delay. ...
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