Now that Destiny 2 is out, new guardians have set out to explore it’s far reaching universe. But before those adventures can begin, and important decision needs to be made. What class is best for you? If you’ve never played Destiny before, it can be difficult to make that choice. And even if you have, not everything is the same for each of the guardians. Let’s take a look at the process for selecting the right guardian for you.
1. What Is Your Play Style?
Do you like offense? Try the warlock. If defense is your thing, the Titan in the perfect choice. But if stealth, speed, and agility are what you crave in a game, the Hunter is the way to go. And from a very superficial point of view, these are solid descriptions. But there’s other things you should know.
The Titan now has a shield no matter what class he is. This time, there are two shields to select from. One gives a small barrier that you can use as cover and shoot over. The other gives a larger barrier that can protect a team. The shields no longer add to offense or defense like this did in the first Destiny.
In fact, this skill has been passed on to the Warlock, who is now responsible for either healing or buffing his team (more on this later). Sure, the Warlock can dazzle with powerful spells from his collection of supers, but it’s just as important that the Warlock keep an eye on the team.
Speaking of support, the Hunter keeps his all-important tethering skill, which is a killer for most strong enemies (including bosses). Blade Dancer has been replaced with a different kind of melee super, but the Golden Gun is back and as powerful as ever. The Hunter also has the ability to dodge attacks, which is useful in tight or frantic situations.
If you’re looking for the tank who takes over the battlefield, though, look no further than the Titan. His defensive skills coupled with some new or improved supers make him incredibly formidable. The ground smashing attack can now be used up to 4 times, and his new super gives players a taste of what it’s like to be Captain America.
2. How Do You Want To Jump?
I know – this sounds like a really strange question, and I won’t defend it. It IS a strange question. But it’s one that matters. Because each of the 3 classes have incredibly different jumping styles.
The Titan has powerful boosting jumps that grant him some control in the air. The Warlock has shorter but more controlled, almost “floaty” jumps. And the Hunter has the a jumping style that’s best described as the multiple jumps you can earn in many platforming games (where he jumps, and then jumps again as if jumping from solid ground even though he’s still in the air). While the Hunter’s jumps are smaller than the other two, he will eventually earn a third jump, or has the option to strengthen his double jump.
All three styles are fine, but the Hunter’s is the easiest to get a hold of if you’ve never played Destiny before. However, be careful if you have more than one character, as switching between them can cause a brief jumping disorientation, as they are all really unique.