In case you didn’t know, a new Stasis subclasses is being introduced by Bungie in Destiny 2’s upcoming expansion, Beyond Light. While we’ve seen gameplay of the expanison. the studio has now given us a look at the upcoming Destiny 2 Stasis Shadebinder class for Warlocks!
Head on below and check out the gameplay trailer and class overview.
Imbued by Stasis energy, the Shadebinder can summon a Stasis staff that fires projectiles that can freeze opponents, immediately rendering them immobile. The Shadebinder’s Penumbral Blast melee attack is a quick burst of Stasis energy erupting from the staff and instantly freezing anyone they hit. From there, the Warlock can either deal with the frozen foes, or leave them be and move on to other more immediate threats.
In addition to the trailer, the Destiny 2 Shadebinder class skill tree have been revealed as well, and the different level of customization Beyond Light offers.
No class embodies the concept of “freezing” better than the Warlock Shadebinder. Imbued by Stasis energy, the Shadebinder can summon a Stasis staff that fires projectiles which can freeze opponents, immediately rendering them immobile. The Shadebinder’s Penumbral Blast melee attack is a quick burst of Stasis energy that erupts from the staff and instantly freezes anyone it hits. From there, the Warlock can either deal with the frozen foes, or leave them be and move on to other more immediate threats.
If you’re looking to combine freezing with destruction, look no further than the Shadebinder’s Super: Winter’s Wrath. Here, the Shadebinder summons their Stasis staff and fires projectiles that instantly freeze opponents. The second stage begins (and the fight ends) when the Guardian raises the staff, detonates its Stasis crystal and sends a devastating Shatter Shockwave that disintegrates nearby frozen opponents.
According to Bungie, each Stasis subclass in Beyond Light will give players the ability ti customize abilities like grenades, movement modes, class abilities and more. There’s also a new layer of customization with the addition of Aspects and Fragments.
Aspects manifest as physical items in the world (such as a crystallized Vex conflux or a robotic Fallen arm, for example). When slotted in, Aspects will offer players new abilities, among other effects. These abilities can be mixed and matched freely by the player. Many Aspects will have space for Fragments to be slotted in. Fragments are also physical items you can discover in the world that, when applied to Aspects, offer additional passive perks such as stat bonuses that may come with penalties. Aspect upgrades are unique to each Stasis subclass, while Fragment slots are class agnostic; how players combine these two different types of upgrades will lead to a range of customization options.
For example, a Warlock finds a Frostpulse Aspect in the world and equips it. This Aspect augments their Rift ability, which now freezes any enemies caught in the field. The Frostpulse Aspect also has a Fragment slot available, allowing further customization. This Warlock decides to slot in the Whisper of Refraction Fragment that replenishes some of their class ability energy upon shattering enemies. They have now set themselves up with a nice 1-2 punch and, if played skillfully, can use this combo frequently.
Bungie will go over the next Stasis subclass this Thursday, and it’ll be the Titan’s turn!