28 May 2024 (Season of the Wish - S23)

Strand DPS (id: zu3smii)

Strand Warlock

28 May 2024 (Season of the Wish - S23)

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Puppy
Summary
Strand DPS build

Build Information

Quick Look

Details

Exotic
Weapons
Abilities
Aspects
Fragments

Armor mods

Legs
Class item
Keywords
Woven mail
Tangle
Threadling
Unravel
Suspend
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Explanation

Swarmers are purely a damage boost for your super and to generate your grapple faster
NEEDS to have the thread of ascension fragment for the grapple melee

Gameplay Loop

1 Start with witherhoard, then throw your melee to sever for bonus damage
2 Couple of shots with secondary to proc bait and switch, fire 2 bait rockets
3 then witherhoard, secondary, and rocket again
4 use grapple to reload your rocket, shoot it again
5 Super to generate your grenade energy
6 Repeat step 3 and throw in grapple reloads whenever you can

Exotic
  • Swarmers
    Leg Armor
    Swarmers – Destroying a Tangle spawns a Threadling. Your Threadlings unravel targets that they damage.
Weapons
  • Witherhoard
    Grenade Launcher
    Primeval's Torment – Projectiles fired by this weapon blight the target or nearby area on impact.
  • Apex Predator
    Rocket Launcher
    Adaptive Frame – A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy.
  • CALUS Mini-Tool
    Submachine Gun
    MIDA Synergy – Superb handling. Move faster with this lightweight weapon equipped. This weapon grants additional speed benefits when MIDA Multi-Tool is also equipped.
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.
  • Grapple
    Strand Grenade
    Unravel
    Weave a grappling hook, and quickly pull yourself forward. Grappling to a Tangle immediately recharges your grenade energy. During and shortly after grappling, your melee attack deals area damage and unravels targets.
  • 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 Generation
    -10 Discipline ▼ Dealing damage generates grenade energy.
  • 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 Warding
    Woven Mail
    -10 Resilience ▼ Picking up an Orb of Power grants Woven Mail.
Armor mods

Leg armor mods

  • Kinetic Weapon Surge
    Collecting an Orb of Power causes you to gain 1 temporary Armor Charge. Your Kinetic weapons gain a small bonus to damage while you have any Armor Charge. Your Armor Charge now decays over time.
  • Solar Weapon Surge (x2)
    Collecting an Orb of Power causes you to gain 1 temporary Armor Charge. Your Solar weapons gain a small bonus to damage while you have any Armor Charge. Your Armor Charge now decays over time.

Class item armor mods

  • Special Finisher
    Collecting an Orb of Power causes you to gain 1 temporary Armor Charge. Finishers generate Special ammo for the whole fireteam. Consumes 3 stacks of Armor Charge.

Breakdown

Orb pickup

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

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

Special Finisher
Collecting an Orb of Power causes you to gain 1 temporary Armor Charge. ...

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

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

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

Special Finisher
Collecting an Orb of Power causes you to gain 1 temporary Armor Charge. ...
Armor Charge effect

Kinetic Weapon Surge
... Your Kinetic weapons gain a small bonus to damage while you have any Armor Charge. ...

Solar Weapon Surge
... Your Solar weapons gain a small bonus to damage while you have any Armor Charge. ...
Armor Charge consume

Special Finisher
... Consumes 3 stacks of Armor Charge.
Grenade cooldown

Grapple
... Grappling to a Tangle immediately recharges your grenade energy. ...

Thread of Generation
... Dealing damage generates grenade energy.
Final blows

The Wanderer
... Threadling final blows create a Tangle.
Defeating an enemy

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

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.
Finishers

Special Finisher
... Finishers generate Special ammo for the whole fireteam. ...

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. ...
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. ...

Grapple
... During and shortly after grappling, your melee attack deals area damage and unravels targets.
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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