Best Arc 3.0 Builds for Hunters in Destiny 2

Show 'em your spicey side, Guardian.

Ah, Hunters. The long-rumored favorite of Destiny 2's developer, Bungie. Whether they're actually the favorite class is debatable, but what isn't up for dispute is how downright nasty their Arc 3.0 rework is. This build is all about being in the mix of enemies, staying amplified, and jolting everything with a pulse.

What is the best Arc 3.0 build for Hunters?

Arc Abilities

  • Gathering Storm: Hurl your Arc Staff forward, embedding it into surfaces or large targets and jolting nearby targets. After a short time, a devastating lightning bolt strikes the staff, overcharging it with Arc energy. While overcharged, your staff discharges lightning at nearby foes.
  • Marksman's Dodge: Dodge to perform an evasive maneuver with a steady hand. Dodging automatically reloads your weapon.
  • Combination Blow: A quick strike that temporarily increases your melee damage when defeating a target, stacking three times. Defeating targets with this ability also fully refills your class ability energy and restores a small amount of health.
  • Skip Grenade: A grenade that splits upon impact, creating multiple projectiles that seek targets.

Related: Best Arc 3.0 Build for Warlocks in Destiny 2

Hunter Arc 3.0 Aspects

  • Flow State: Defeating a jolted target makes you amplified. While you are amplified, your dodge recharges more quickly, you are more resilient while dodging, and your reload speed is greatly increased.
  • Lethal Current: After dodging, your next melee attack has increased lunge range, jolts the target, and creates a damaging aftershock. Damaging any jolted target with melee attacks also blinds them.

Hunter Arc 3.0 Fragments

  • Spark of Shock: Your Arc grenades jolt targets.
  • Spark of Ions: Defeating a jolted target creates an Ionic Trace.
  • Spark of Discharge: Arc weapon final blows have a chance to create an Ionic Trace. -10 Strength.
  • Spark of Amplitude: Rapidly defeating targets while you are amplified creates an Orb of Power.

Weapons, Armor, and Mods

  • Weapons
    • Thunderlord: Reign Havoc: Final blows with this weapon generate stunning lightning strikes from above. Strong against Overload Champions.
    • Riskrunner: When taking Arc damage, this weapon becomes more powerful and resists incoming Arc damage. Kills extend the time in this overcharged state.
    • Coldheart: This weapon shoots a steady cold-fusion-powered Arc laser, dealing more damage the longer it remains on a target.
    • Trinity Ghoul: Fires an arrow that splits when released. Aiming down sights and fully drawing the bow both decrease the spread.
  • Armor
    • Shinobu's Vow: Improves Skip Grenade, and you gain an additional Skip Grenade charge. Skip Grenade returns energy when it damages enemies.
    • St0mp-EE5: Increases sprint speed and slide distance. Improves High Jump, storage Jump, and Triple Jump. The airborne effectiveness stat of all weapons receives a large penalty.
  • Mods
    • (Thunderlord Build) Machine Gun Holster: Gradually reloads your stowed machine guns over time. Multiple copies of this perk stack to reduce the time taken to fully reload.
    • (Thunderlord Build) Machine Gun Scavenger: Machine guns get bonus reserves when you pick up ammo.
    • Thermoshock Plating: Reduces incoming Solar and Arc damage.
    • Amped Up: Stay amplified longer.
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