Best Prismatic Hunter build in Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Lucas Simons
Prismatic Hunter Destiny 2 The Final Shape

Prismatic Hunters excel at causing loads of status effects, but this build for Destiny 2 The Final Shape will turn your Hunter into an unstoppable killing machine.

Destiny 2 Hunters were the most buffed class with the The Final Shape update. While the tremendously powerful new Super Storm’s Edge is a great addition to their arsenal, the Prismatic subclass takes the Hunter’s potential to a whole new level.

On that note, here’s the best Prismatic Hunter class build for Destiny 2 The Final Shape.

Destiny 2: Best Prismatic Hunter class in The Final Shape

For the best Destiny 2 Prismatic Hunter build we’ve selected the following abilities to pair with The Final Shape’s strongest subclass:

  • Gambler’s Dodge (Class ability)
  • Triple Jump (Movement ability)
  • Combination Blow (Melee ability)
  • Grapple (Grenade)
  • Silence & Squall (Super)

Gambler’s Dodge will immediately reset your Melee ability while used near enemies, which allows you to infinitely chain Combination Blows and trigger Winter’s Shrowd area debuff on groups of enemies.

Prismatic Hunter The Final Shape Destiny 2
The Prismatic Hunter subclass offers a lot of possible builds, but this one is the strongest.

It only takes two Dodge uses to clear out a massive group of enemies, since the Fragments and Aspecs we’ve selected synergize all too well with the Prismatic subclass perks that allow to activate all elemental debuffs and buffs at the same time.

During the latest Contest Mode of Salvation’s Edge, we chose this build to clear masses of ads and it works like a charm. Plus it has tremendous survivability, you’ll be dodging, hitting melee, and turning invisible most of the time. You’ll rarely take any damage, while you’ll be causing a lot of debuffs and damage on enemy groups.

Best Fragments & Aspects for Destiny 2 Prismatic Hunter

Here are the best Fragments and Aspects you can choose for this Prismatic Hunter build in Destiny 2 The Final Shape:


  • Winter’s Shroud: 3 Fragment Slots – Dodging slows nearby targets. Slowing targets briefly increases your class ability regeneration.
  • Stylish Executioner: 2 Fragment Slots – Defeating a weakened, suppressed, or volatile target grants Invisibility and Truesight. After performing a Stylish Execution, your next melee attack while invisible weakens targets.

Winter’s Shroud will allow your Hunter to turn into a mobile debuff machine, slowing down enemies with Stasis debuffs and Shattering them in chain when executing Combination Blow.

Destiny 2 The Final Shape Prismatic Hunter Gambler's Dodge
Gambler’s Dodge can apply 60 charges of Slow per usage in a wide area.

Stylish Executioner will have you applying Weakened to major targets like Champions and mini-bosses like Tormentors, which is great for the current PvE meta needs.

Finally, this combination also allows you to turn invisible while gaining huge chunks of health and Frost Armor triggered by the Prismatic subclass passive. Silence and Squall Super is another big plus since it adds even more area debuff and Stasis damage.


The key Fragments here are Facet of Protection, Facet of Courage, and Facet of Ruin. These three combined can cause escalating Slow debuffs that accumulate in a huge area, slowing down hordes of enemies while you dispose of them with style.

The full build includes the following Fragments:

  • Facet of Purpose: – 10 Recovery – Picking up an Orb of Power grants either Amplified, Restoration, Frost Armor, Woven Mail, or Overshield based on the damage type of your equipped Super.
  • Facet of Dawn: – 10 Strength – Powered melee hits against targets make you radiant. Powered melee final blows make you and nearby allies radiant.
  • Facet of Protection: +10 Strength – While surrounded by combatants, you are more resistant to incoming damage. While transcendent, the effect is increased.
  • Facet of Ruin: +10 Mobility – Increases the size and damage of the burst when you shatter a Stasis crystal or frozen target, and increases the area of effect of Solar ignitions.
  • Facet of Courage: + 10 Discipline – Your Arc, Solar, and Void abilities deal increased damage to targets afflicted with Darkness debuffs.

Destiny 2 Primsatic Hunter best Exotic

The Best Exotic for the Prismatic Hunter subclass in Destiny 2 The Final Shape is Liar’s Handshake. These Exotic Gauntlets cause any melee damage you receive to activate a powerful counterattack and boost all outgoing melee damage.

The Liar's Handshake Exotic, Destiny 2 The Final Shape
Liar’s Handshake has been one of the best Exotic items for the Hunter since its release in season 6.

This can be paired with the Combination Blow ability to maximize melee damage output, while also greatly increasing your survivability thanks to its perk.

Best Armor mods for Prismatic Hunter in Destiny 2

For Armor mods, you should prioritize ability restoration to synergize with the Destiny 2 Prismatic Hunter build Aspects and Fragments. Here’s what you should pick for every piece of armor:

  • Helmet: Hands-On – Dynamo
  • Gauntlets: 2x Heavy Handed
  • Chest Armor: Melee Damage Resistance, Concussive Dampener
  • Boots: Innervation, Absolution, Orbs of Restoration
  • Class Item: Bomber, Reaper, Powerful Attraction

Hands-One and Dynamo will be providing extra Super energy every time you hit with a melee, and that’s great. Heavy Handed will spawn Orbs of power each time you kill with a melee, and this synergizes with the rest of the build perfectly.

You still need Melee Damage Resistance and Concussive Dampener to avoid most of the Bosses’ melee range damage, especially against Ogres and Hydras.

Innervation, Absolution, and Orbs of Restoration will grant ability energy to every ability each time you pick up an Orb of power, making you practically an ability spam machine.

Finally, Bomber, Reaper, and Powerful Attraction synergize with the aforementioned Orb generation mods, to grant even more grenade energy, Orb spawns, and automatically pick up nearby Orbs.

Destiny 2: Best Primastic Hunter weapons & stats

You’ll want to prioritize building Resilience, Discipline, and Mobility, for this Destiny 2 Prismatic Hunter build.

Resilience will add more resistance (30% at 100 Resilience) to the already great 25% damage reduction at 5 x Frost Armor stacks granted by your subclass as you defeat enemies with Stasis. That makes a whopping 55% damage reduction.

Facet of Protection adds an extra 15% damage reduction (25% while Transcended) when surrounded so this combo will yield a total of 70 damage reduction, which is incredible for a Hunter.

Prismatic Hunter applying debuff in Destiny 2 The Final Shape
The potential area debuff of this Prismatic Hunter build is practically limitless.

Mobility will ensure you never run out of class ability energy, and of course, empower the rest of the mods you have chosen for this build.

Finally, Discipline will add that extra Grenade energy you need to escape tricky situations using Grapple. As this Strand ability also can trigger Combination Blow and Rend, it makes quite a formidable combo to add even more elemental debuffs to the build.

Best Weapons for Prismatic Hunter

Your weapons of choice for this Prismatic Hunter build should be Vulpecula, a Stasis Hand Cannon with access to the Headstone perk. You want to have the Ergo Sum Exotic with a Light damage roll (Solar, Arc, Void). Finally, for your Heavy Weapon, you can go with any Strand or Solar Machine gun for maximizing damage output and debuff capitalization.

That’s all you should know about the best Prismatic Hunter build in Destiny 2 The Final Shape. For more info on the game, check out the current Power Level and Artifact Perks. And here’s all the info about The Final Shape Exotics like Still Hunt and Microcosm.

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