Best Hunter Arc Builds in Destiny 2 Lightfall

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 has continued to be the case from the inception during the Season of Plunder through Lightfall and beyond.

Lightfall Arc Hunter Build

This build is all about being in the mix of enemies, staying amplified, and jolting everything with a pulse. Those Jolts tie into creating Ionic Traces which keep those abilities on a relatively low cooldown.

Related: Best Arc 3.0 Build for Warlocks in Destiny 2

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.

Arc 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.

Arc Fragments

  • Spark of Feedback: Taking melee damage briefly increases your outgoing melee damage. (+10 Resilience)
  • 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.


  • Ragnhild-D
    • Aggressive Frame, Subsistence, Thresh, Hakke Breach Armaments, Major Spec
  • Trinity Ghoul
    • Fires an arrow that splits when released. Aiming down sights and fully drawing the bow both decrease the spread.
  • Any Legendary Arc Machine Gun

Armor & Mods

Mod usage is subject to how your Resilience stat is set. Invest in getting that to 100. Despite the debuff to Resilience and buff to enemy damage output, it can still be the determining factor in whether you survive a hit or not.

  • Helm
    • Arc Siphon, Font of Wisdom
  • Liar's Handshake: Using your Arc melee ability or being hit by a melee attack will allow you to follow up with an extremely powerful melee counterpunch that will heal you.
    • Arc Loader, Font of Focus
  • Chest
    • Charged Up x2
  • Legs
    • Arc Weapon Surge x2
  • Class Item
    • Utility Kickstart x2

For more Destiny 2 goodies, check out Best Arc 3.0 Build for Titans in Destiny 2 on Pro Game Guides.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on your favorite games!

About the Author

Christian has been playing games since he could hold a controller in the late 80s. He's been writing about them for nearly 15 years for both personal and professional outlets. Now he calls Pro Game Guides home where he worships at the altar of Destiny 2.
Find Christian Dawson On: Twitter

Write A Comment

Best Hunter Arc Builds in Destiny 2 Lightfall

Comments are on moderation and will be approved in a timely manner. Please read the following rules before commenting:

  • All comments must be on topic and add something of substance to the post
  • No swearing or inappropriate words
  • No asking or begging for anything free
  • Do not attempt to start a poll in the comments
  • Comments in all CAPS will be removed
  • We reserve the right to remove a comment for any reason
  • Do not impersonate a staff member or influencer

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.