Is a Titan right for you? Do hunters have an advantage over other classes? Is the Warlock a good fit for your playstyle? Questions like these are exactly why we’re making this three-part series available for newcomers to Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 has a lot of flexibility with how you approach combat. However, without knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each class, you might be hesitant to dive into the world of Destiny. In this episode, we’ll first take a look at the Warlock. It’s definitely one of the cooler-looking classes, but aesthetics aside it’s an excellent choice if you’re used to performing in any type of team-based support capacity. Warlocks are also notorious damage dealers, however, so if you’re big on PvP this can be an excellent class to support those efforts.
Speaking purely for myself, the warlock is an absolute blast to play and in my opinion a perfect blend of the strengths of the Hunter and Titan classes. They’re excellent if not essential in team-based engagements but no slouch in a one-on-one confrontation either. No, you won’t be able to tank through droves of enemies with the abandon of a titan and you’re not nearly as agile as a hunter, but the warlock’s balance and adaptability in a variety of combat scenarios are solid.
That flexibility is especially helpful when soloing PvE content where you can heal yourself (ideally behind cover) and if you’re dashing between points in Control your opponents will definitely think twice about engaging a warlock standing on an empowering rift. If your tastes in play shift regularly, the warlock is a great fit in contrast to the more rigidly defined roles of the hunter and titan.