Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer is here and it’s time to elevate your fashion game. Along with new weapons, a 6 player activity, exotics, story missions, and season pass, the heavily requested armor transmogrification feature is finally arriving. In this season, players will team up with the Fallen Captain Mithrax to stop the Vex from plunging Earth into total darkness. Along with all the content listed above, Season 14 also brings three new Stasis Aspects (one for each class) that players can earn to enhance this subclass. Here’s what they do and how to unlock these Stasis abilities.
How to Unlock the New Stasis Aspects
To obtain the new Aspects, you need to first complete the opening story mission. This level will trigger when you open the game and task you with meeting Mithrax. It should only take about 15-20 minutes, so once you’re done head back to Europa and visit Elise Bray. Speaking with her at the camp will give you a quest that tasks you with hunting down a new Aspect on Europa. You’ll first be tasked with finding Entropic Shards in Kells Rising. Equip Salvation’s Grip and follow your waypoint to this area. The shards will be lined going up the path on the right and only one will spawn at a time. Blow them up with the grenade launcher until the massive pyramid spawns. Defeat all the enemies to finish this step.
Your next step requires you to defeat as 1320 Braytech Simulation. Not only will this include champions, but you’ll need to deal with a lot of additional modifiers. I strongly recommend bringing a friend or two for this part. It can be quite difficult solo. Completing this and visiting the Ziggurat by the Exo Stranger’s camp will award you with a new Aspect you can equip to your Guardian.
What Are The New Aspects?
There are three new Aspects that you will need to hunt down if you want to enhance and augment your Stasis subclass. Like similar Aspects, these are specifically tied to that class you earn them on. Meaning, if you cannot earn the Glacial Harvest aspect for the Warlock if you’re on a Hunter or Titan. Fragments, however, are able to be used across every class. Here is a quick breakdown of what each of the three Aspects does, so you can start to formulate future Stasis builds:
Touch of Winter – Hunter
Your Glacier, Duskfield, and Coldsnap grenades have enhanced functionality.
Glacier Grenade: Adds a Stasis crystal and changes the formation.
Duskfield Grenade: Increases slow-field size and creates a small Stasis crystal on impact.
Coldsnap Grenade: Seeker travels farther, faster, and chains one additional time.
Diamond Lance – Titan
Shatter or defeat targets with Stasis abilities to create a Stasis Lance.
[Shoot] : Throw the lance to freeze targets on impact.
[Melee] : Slam the lance to the ground to freeze targets in a small area.
Glacial Harvest – Warlock
Freezing targets creates Stasis shards around the frozen targets. Higher tier combatants create more shards.
Of the three, Warlock may appear to be the most underwhelming. While it doesn’t outwardly impact your abilities, it actually has some pretty wild synergies with some of the new Fragments. For example, the Whisper of Rime will grant a small overshield whenever you pick up a Stasis shard. Even though all classes can make shards, the Warlock’s aspect ensures a more consistent method of creating them in a larger amount. This will be great for endgame content like Grandmaster Nightfalls where Stasis is such a powerful area denial ability.
Both Hunter and Titan’s Aspects are also quite powerful, but definitely don’t require you to really pick the right fragments. I suspect the Hunter’s will be extremely popular in Crucible, as enhancing these already potent grenades will only
tilt kill more Guardians. As for the Titan’s, it will entirely depend on how strong the actual lance is. If it’s similar to the Javelins found on Mars, it could certainly be a PVE staple, but I don’t see it making waves in Crucible. After all, most Titans are pretty content with sliding 100 miles per hour around corners.