[Top 10] Destiny 2 Best Hunter Builds

Destiny 2 Best Hunter Builds

Hunters are the agile class of Destiny 2 and have long been the favorite of those who want to be a space cowboy / ninja type character. Their abilities make players who choose this class an invaluable part of any fireteam. To show you Hunters some love, we've searched the internet for the top 10 Hunter builds. Each build comes from a creator on Youtube, and we encourage you to watch the original videos will be included in the Build Video section for each one.

Our top 10 Hunter builds:

  • Stick and Move (Arc PvP)
  • Monte and Marty (Solar Hunter)
  • Mobility Build (Void Hunter)
  • Raiden Flux Build (Arc Hunter) (PvE)
  • Infinite Invisibility Build (PvE and PvP)
  • “Purple Death” Build (PvE)
  • Nightfall, Raid, and Dungeon Build (PvE)
  • Wormhusk Crown Build (PvP)
  • Stasis PvE Build (PvE)
  • Stasis PvP Build (PvP)

1. Stick and Move (Arc PvP)

This hunter build is heavily focused on maneuvering around the map. You’ll be running bottom tree Arcstrider, focusing on speed,pairing it with the Wormhusk Crown exotic helmet.

Skill Tree: Way of the Wind

Ability: Your choice for grenade, dodge, and jump

Armor: Wormhusk Crown

Weapons: Crimson, SUROS Regime,

Recommended Armor Mods: Mobility mod, Recovery mod, Intellect mod, Dynamo, Distribution,

Build Strengths:

  • Good for run ‘n gun playstyle
  • Evasive
  • Good recovery

Build Video by Marcusbgaming:

2. Monte and Marty (Solar PvP)

This build pairs the top tree Gunslinger’s Proximity Explosive Knife attack with the Ophidia Spathe chest armor. Meaning you get two knives that explode when enemies walk near it. Making it great for trapping choke points in maps. You’ll keep the knives flowing by using the exotic perk of Monte Carlo, which reduces your melee cooldown.

Skill Tree: Way of the Outlaw

Ability: Gambler’s Dodge, Tripwire grenade, and jump

Armor: Ophidia Spathe

Weapons: Monte Carlo, Martyr’s Retribution

Recommended Armor Mods: Solar Plexus, Strength Mod, Solar ability mods, and Ability cooldown mods

Build Strengths:

  • Ophidia Spathe exotic grants two knives
  • Monte Carlo and gambler’s dodge charges both knives
  • Very good at trapping enemies

Build Video by Aztecross: 

3. Mobility Build (Void PvP)

This build focuses on getting your mobility stat as high as possible and pairing then with weapons that are good for a run-and-gun play style.. 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 PartTimeGuardian:

4. Raiden Flux Build (Arc PvE)

This build has been around for a long while but still holds up even now. By combining the powerful, large sweeping strikes of the hunter’s arc staff with the Raiden Flux exotic chest piece you become stronger as you chain kills.

Skill Tree: Way of the Wind (Bottom Tree)

Ability: Marksman’s Dodge, Skip Grenade, Triple Jump

Armor: Raiden Flux (Exotic chest armor)

Weapons: Traveler’s Judgement (sidearm), Mountaintop (grenade launcher)

Armor Mods to Use: Special Ammo Finder, Grenade launcher scavenger, Intellect mod, Discipline Mod

Build Strengths:

  • Simple but effective
  • Weapons loadout can easily be swapped with some mod tweaks
  • Higher damage and longer super

Build Video by Dychronic:


5. Infinite Invisibility Build (Void PvE/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 on 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 PartTimeGuardian:

6. “Purple Death” Build (Void 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:

7. Nightfall, Raid, and Dungeon Build (Any subclass 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 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 PartTimeGuardian:

8. Hawkmoon Hunter Build (Stasis PvP/PvE)

In the Beyond Light expansion, the beloved hand cannon Hawkmoon made its return. This build synergizes your armor and abilities to bring out the best of this exotic weapon. With a few adjustments, you can make this work in PvE as well. There’s a lot to this build, so be sure to watch the details video below.

Subclass: Revenant 

Ability: Marksman’s Dodge, Withering Blade, Strafe Jump, Glacier Grenade

Armor: Mask of Bakris (exotic helmet)

Weapons: Hawkmoon, Felwinter’s Lie/Seventh Seraph CQC, your choice heavy weapon

Armor Mods to Use: Hand Cannon Targeting, Powerful Friends, Radiant Light, Hand Cannon Loader, Hand Cannon Loader, Fastball, Unflinching Hand Cannon Aim, Unflinching Shotgun Aim, High Energy Fire

Build Strengths:

  • Easily modified for PvE
  • Rewards precision and awareness
  • Can be helpful against more than one enemy

Build Video by Pattycakes Gaming:

9. DPS PvE Build (Stasis PvE)

This Stasis build uses the Hunter’s Revenant subclass. It prepares you to dole out hearty helpings of damage against enemies in PvE activities. It makes use of the class’ Glacier grenade and utilizes high DPS weapons like the Witherhoard grenade launcher and the beastly Falling Guillotine sword.

Subclass: Revenant 

Ability: Gambler’s Dodge, Withering Blade, Strafe Jump, Glacier Grenade

Armor: Frost-EE5 (exotic boots)

Weapons: Witherhoard, IKELOS_SMG_V1.0.2, Falling Guillotine

Armor Mods to Use: Resilience Mod, Taking Charge, Bolstering Detonation, Focusing Strike, Shield Break Charge, Concussive Dampener, Melee Damage Resistance, Radiant Light, Absolution, Outreach, High Energy Fire

Build Strengths:

  • Great DPS
  • Works well in team activities

Build Video by Unstoppable:

10. Stasis PvP Build (PvP)

Combining exotic hand cannon Ace of Spades and the Dragon’s shadow exotic chest piece this build makes you beastly. The recent buff for hand cannons as well as Ace’s exotic perk Memento Mori which gives you high damage bullets makes for an impressive setup.

Subclass: Revenant 

Ability: Gambler’s Dodge, Withering Blade, Strafe Jump, Coldsnap Grenade

Exotic Armor: Dragon’s Shadow (exotic chest armor)

Weapons: Ace of Spades, Felwinter’s Lie, you choice machine gun

Armor Mods to Use: Discipline, Hand Cannon Targeting, Radiant Light, Recovery, Hand Cannon Loader, Fastball, Unflinching Hand Cannon Aim, Unflinching Shotgun Aim, High Energy Fire, Powerful Friends, 

Build Strengths:

  • Good for 6v6 and 3v3 games
  • Takes advantage of Ace of Spade’s perk for high damage
  • High synergy

Build by Pattycakes Gaming:


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