[Top 5] Destiny 2 Best Nightstalker Builds

Destiny 2 Best Nightstalker Builds

The Nightstalker class is a void based subclass for Hunters who like to be a little sneaky and embody what it is to be a Hunter. This class has a support focus with its super either being Shadowshot; a void bow that traps enemies, or Spectral Blades; slashing void blades for close combat.

To help you make the most of this subclass we’ve curated the 5 best Nightstalker builds we could find.

How this list works:

We’ll list what mods, armor, and weapons you’ll need to make each build work. There are usually just one or two recommended weapons and armor pieces so you will have plenty of room to mix and match your other equipment slots and make tweaks as you go.

Top 5 Nightstalker Builds

  • Infinite Invisibility Build
  • Purple Death
  • PvP Invisibility
  • Nightfall, Raid, and Dungeon Build
  • PvP Mobility Build

1. Infinite Invisibility Build (PvE and PvP)

This build uses the bottom-tree Way of the Pathfinder. It centers around the smoke bomb melee ability which makes you invisible as well as boosting your stats. The focus is charging it as fast as possible so that you’ll be able to use it repeatedly in a small timespan.

Skill Tree: Way of the Pathfinder (Bottom Tree)

Ability: Gambler’s Dodge, your choice of grenade

Armor: The Sixth Coyote (Exotic chest piece)

Weapons: Your choice

Armor Mods to Use: Momentum Transfer, Distribution, Strength Mod or Discipline Mods

Build Strengths:

  • Improves survivability against enemies in tough activities
  • Boosted stats more often
  • Stat boosts extend to teammates
  • Can be useful for PvP

Build Video by Part Time Guardian:

 

2. “Purple Death” Build (PvE)

This build has your super and grenade feed off each other in a cycle of void tethers and ability charging. You focus on mods that help fill those meters to squeeze the most out of your abilities. Get your hands on the Orpheus Rig exotic and watch your enemies get caught in your many tether traps.

Skill Tree: Way of the Pathfinder (Bottom Tree)

Ability: Any Dodge, Vortex, or Voidwall grenade

Armor: Orpheus Rig (exotic leg armor)

Weapons: Weapons that roll with Demolitionist perk

Armor Mods to Use: Ashes to Assets, Intellect Mods, Discipline Mods

Build Strengths:

  • Reloads abilities quickly
  • Principles of this build can be applied to other subclasses
  • Cycles Super abilities and grenade/melee ability

Build Video by Marcusbgaming:

 

3. PvP Invisibility Build (PvP)

This PvP build is somewhat similar to the infinite invisibility build from earlier, but what makes it different is the playstyle it encourages. This has you going with run-and-gun style tactics using the agiletop tree Way of the Trapper along with exotics that help you evade and surprise your enemies. You utilize smoke bombs and marksman’s dodge to keep light on your feet.

Skill Tree: Way of the Trapper (Top Tree)

Ability: Marksman’s Dodge, any grenade

Armor: Graviton Forfeit (exotic helmet)

Weapons: Rat King

Armor Mods to Use: Mods that help charge melee, Strength Mods, Discipline Mods

Build Strengths:

  • Mobile
  • Rat King exotic perk turns you invisible, adding more sneak time
  • Graviton Forfeit increases invisibility duration and charges melee

Build Video by Ibetonme:

 

4. Nightfall, Raid, and Dungeon Build (PvE)

This unique build is based around mods and weapons more than abilities so you can run this in tandem with the other builds on this list, though it really works well with the Infinite Invisibility build. What also makes this useful is that you have some leeway in your weapon choices so you aren’t stuck with one set loadout.

Skill Tree: Any skill tree, best if used with Infinite Invisibility Build

Ability: Marksman’s Dodge, any grenade

Armor: Graviton Forfeit (exotic helmet)

Weapons: Sidearms, SMGs, Auto rifles, grenade launchers

Armor Mods to Use: Surprise Attack, Swift Charge, Oppressive Darkness, Overload Grenades, Mods that grant “charges of light”

  • Build Strengths:
  • Easily modified
  • Can be applied with other builds
  • Good for clearing groups of enemies.

Build Video by Part Time Guardian:

 

5. PvP Mobility Build (PvP)

This build focuses on getting your mobility stat as high as possible and making the most of it by choosing the right weapons. You’ll be running top tree Way of the Trapper, and use mods that buff auto rifles. It’s also helpful to mix with armor that boosts your recovery stat as well.

Skill Tree: Way of the Trapper (Top Tree)

Ability: Gambler’s Dodge, your choice of grenade

Armor: The Sixth Coyote (Exotic chest piece)

Weapons: Gnawing Hunger, or your auto rifle of choice

Armor Mods to Use: Traction, Distribution, Mobility mods, Auto rifle buffing mods

Build Strengths:

  • High mobility
  • Long invisibility
  • Faster ability charge

Build Video by Part Time Guardian:

 

Liked our list? What build do you think is best? Let us know in the comments below!

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