Hunters still have a swath of viable Destiny 2 builds available to them. If you’re looking for something new, however, we’ve got just the thing for you. You can thank the Mask of Bakris and new Salvager’s Salvo for helping making it all possible. In this guide, we’ll get you up to speed on running an Arc-based Mask of Bakris build!
Naturally, this is an armor piece you can make an entire build around to increase your lethality. Keep in mind, half the fun of Destiny is experimenting so feel free to customize this build based on your playstyle. This is simply designed as a foundation to support the Mask of Bakris’ ability.
Mask of Bakris Build
- Kinetic – Anything
- Energy – Salvager’s Salvo
- Heavy – Anarchy
With Mask of Bakris, your Stasis dodge ability becomes a faster, longer range Shift that partially cloaks you. That’s cool, but the effect after that is what this build focuses on. With it, your Arc weapons deal increased damage for a short amount of time and you yourself also get a buff to all slowed or frozen enemies.
Naturally we’re going to want two Arc damage weapons. I can’t count the number of times Guides Writer Collin MacGregor has told the Destiny players at Fanbyte how badly they need to unlock Salvager’s Salvo. The perks on this thing are wild. It’s got Firefly so every enemy it kills also explodes. If you want boss DPS it has Vorpal Weapon, Demolitionist if you’re running a grenade build, and Ambitious Assassin for two shots in the chamber. The flexibility this thing offers is wild!
When it comes to the Power slot, there are few weapons which can compete with Anarchy. Plus it’s Arc damage! With Mask of Bakris in mind, you likely want to run Duskfield Grenade as that will slow the most enemies possible.
We’re listing these as core mods as they’re some of the best available for the build. It is worth noting, however, that they aren’t required for the build to function. They’ll simply make you better at staying alive and using those Grenade Launchers.
- Blast Radius (3 Solar Legs): This is our main way of becoming Charged with Light as we’ll be getting a ton of Grenade Launcher kills.
- Protective Light (2 Void Class): One of my favorite mods in the entire game, Protective Light has saved my butt so many times. While it does eat up a Charged with Light stacks, the damage resistance you gain cannot be underestimated. This ensures that we can get close to foes without risking death or take on higher difficulty content with this build. Just remember, you have a -10 penalty to Strength, so try to make that up with a Strength mod.
- Grenade Launcher Loader – Any Element: Since we’re running two Grenade Launchers, you get big returns for running one or two of these.
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These are simply some armor mods to consider running if you need to use up additional Energy. None of them are key to the build, so don’t feel forced to hunt down and run them.
- Powerful Friends (4 Arc Chest): Here’s where your own personal touch comes into play because these mods are entirely up to you. Personally, I like to run Powerful Friends since I will frequently become Charged with Light. This ensures your team can still become Charged with Light, plus you get a +20 Mobility bonuses which is nothing to scoff at.
- Stacks on Stacks (4 Void): Another wildly popular choice, Stacks on Stacks simply gives us an additional Charged with Light stack when we obtain one. Again, you will take another hit to recovery when using this, so if you don’t want that to happen consider Kindling the Flame or Reactive Pulse instead.
- Radiant Light (3 Arc Helmet): Again, this mod is great if you have friends which are also running it. With it, you’ll gain Strength, but more importantly, give allies Charged with Light whenever you cast your Super.
- Supercharged (5 Solar Arms): This just increases our maximum Charged with Light stacks to five.
If you’d like a more in depth look at this kind of build, with example as to how well it works, check out Aztecross Gaming’s build guide!
Guide put together with contributions by Guides Writer Collin MacGregor.