Destiny 2 Class Guide - Which Class Should you Play as? Which Destiny 2 Class is the Best?

Destiny 2 Class Guide - Which Class Should you Play as? Which Destiny 2 Class is the Best?

Here's everything you need to know on all three of Destiny 2's classes, as well as each subclass for the Hunter, Titan, and Warlock.

In this Destiny 2 class guide, we'll be analysing each of the three classes in detail, in order to help you choose a class that's perfect for you Destiny 2 play style. The Hunter, Titan, and Warlock classes all have their own individual abilities, as well as items and gear that can only be equipped by that particular class, meaning that your choice of class at the beginning of Destiny 2 is a pretty important one. Read this Destiny 2 class guide for all the info you need.

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Destiny 2 Class Guide

When you first jump into Destiny 2, you might think that picking is a class is overly simple. But this simple choice at the beginning of the game can have a huge impact on how you play the game, based on the unlockable character abilities that Destiny 2 gives each class to play around with. There's plenty of abilities to contend with for each class, and we'll be listing all of those in detail in the relevant class guides.

Once you've eventually settled on a class, it doesn't end there, as you'll then have to decide on which subclass you want to go with. There are three subclass for the Hunter, Titan, and Warlock in Destiny 2, one of which is a returning class from the original game. Again, we'll be outlining all three subclass in the classes guides, but each subclass comes with a unique and powerful Super Ability, as well as a litany of other abilities for you to utilise.

Aside from this, there can also be plenty of class-specific items in Destiny 2. Just a few of these are Riskrunner, Sunshot, and Sweet Business, and you can find out about them and more in our Destiny 2 Exotic items guide.

Just below, we'll briefly break down the abilities and areas of expertise for each of the three classes in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Hunter Guide

The Hunter's Shadowshot Super Ability in action.

The Hunter class is generally the most nimble of the three, relying mainly on pistols and sidearm weapons to get the job done. Their Golden Gun Super Ability is generally viewed as one of the best among the Destiny community, and can be lethal when going up against other players in the Crucible PvP mode.

The leader of the Hunter class is Cayde-6, and Hunters will be able to get special gear from him for completing various quests throughout the main Destiny 2 campaign. For a complete breakdown of every Hunter subclass ability, as well as a general guide to how the class plays, head over to our Destiny 2 Hunter guide.

Destiny 2 Titan Guide

The Titan with the exclusive Sweet Business weapon.

The Titans are traditionally the more hefty of the three classes in Destiny 2, able to dole out damage with some of the biggest weapons in the game. Their armor is traditionally the sturdiest, and they are generally the slowest class to move around the battlefield.

But what they lack in speed they make up for in firepower, and Commander Zavala will offer Titans some nice exclusive gear throughout Destiny 2. For all the information on every different Titan subclass as well as all their different abilities, make sure to check out our Destiny 2 Titan guide.

Destiny 2 Warlock Guide

The Warlock's powerful Dawnblade Super Ability.

Finally, the Warlock class generally specialises in dealing out elemental damage of all sorts in Destiny 2, and many of the abilities of each of the three subclasses for the Warlock reflect this.

The Warlock class also has a few abilities called Healing Rift and Empowering Rift, that both focus on boosting statistics of your teammates. For a complete breakdown of the Warlock class, head over to our Destiny 2 Warlock guide.

Make sure to check out our other guides on Destiny 2, including our complete Crucible maps guide, as well as everything you need to know about the Farm.

We've got loads more Destiny 2 for you on USGamer. We've got info on finding Xur in Destiny 2, and a look at exotic weapons in Destiny 2 (including how to get the Rat King in Destiny 2 and how to get the Mida Multi-Tool in Destiny 2) and exotic armor.

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