Destiny 2 Best Warlock Arc 3.0 Build

Take advantage of Arc 3.0 to create a powerful build for your Warlock in Destiny 2 PvE and PvE

With the arrival of the Season of Plunder in Destiny 2 comes the update to the last class ability, Arc 3.0. In the previous updates the Void 3.0 and Solar 3.0 subclasses had already been introduced, bringing several interesting new features and greater versatility to create different builds. Now is the time for Arc 3.0, the new update has brought about some significant changes for Titans and Hunters, but for Warlocks, the changes are more conservative. This doesn’t mean that you can’t create a powerful Arc 3.0 Warlock build, on the contrary, that’s what we’re going to show you here.

The main focus for this Build is to generate as many Ionic Traces as possible to decrease skill regeneration time and be constantly on bonuses. With the help of exotics like the Fallen Sunstar and the Delicate Tomb introduced in this Season of Destiny 2, your Warlock will eliminate waves of enemies with ease.

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What is Arc 3.0 in Destiny

With the introduction of Arc 3.0 a set of new keywords are added:

  • Amplified – The movement speed and weapon handling greatly increase, slide further.
  • Blind – Enemies in PvE cannot fire and are disoriented for a few seconds. In PvP, Guardians lose their HUD and get distorted vision.
  • Jolt – Jolted targets release chain lightning to nearby targets when taken damage.
  • Ionic Trace – Arc energy generated with arc kills that travel along the ground seeking you, grant ability energy.

Warlock Arc 3.0 Abilities, Aspects & Fragments

The goal for this Arc 3.0 build is slight the regeneration speed of your abilities. You will constantly get arc abilities and jolted final blows that create Ionic Traces that recharge the abilities much faster.


SuperStormtrance is definitely the best choice, you clear enemy ads in no time.

Class Ability – Staying alive is important, so Healing Rift is an obvious choice, it will pair very well with the Arc Soul aspect to get you to deal damage.

Movement Ability – For faster movement use the Burst Glide.

Melee Ability – With Chain Lightning, you jolt the target and create chain lightning to other nearby targets, so you can damage multiple opponents at once. For PvP the Ball Lightning might be better since is a long-range melee.

Grenade Ability Pulse Grenade or Storm Grenade, both deal continuous area damage.


Arc Soul – Cast your rift generates an Arc Soul, that’s is like a small current that automatically fires to nearby targets. Allies also get an Arc Soul when passing in your rift. Recharges faster when allies are near.

Electrostatic Mind – This is essential for your Warlock build, the Electrostatic Mind generates an Ionic Trace when targets are defeated with arc abilities or if they are jolted or blinded. You become amplified when collecting Ionic Traces.


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Spark of Shock

Your Arc grenades jolt targets

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Spark of Ions

Defeating a jolted target creates an Ionic Trace.

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Spark of Discharge

Arc weapon final blows have a chance to create an Ionic Trace.

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Spark of Magnitude

Your lingering Arc grenades (Lightning Grenade, Pulse Grenade, and Storm Grenade) have extended duration.

Recommended Exotics

Fallen Sunstar – A brand-new Exotic helmet that increases the speed of Ionic Traces. They grant additional ability energy to you and also allies nearby. The Fallen Sunstar is a must-have for your Warlock Arc 3.0 build, you can farm it in Lost Sectors.

Crown of Tempests – This exotic helmet for Warlock is a good alternative to the Fallen Sunstar, although not so strong. Arc ability or Jolt final blows recharges your Arc abilities faster and extend the duration of Stormtrance.

Delicate Tomb – Exotic Fusion Rifle was added in Destiny 2 this Season as a reward in Season Pass. Is the most strong choice for your Warlock Build, was Arc energy and the final blows have a chance to generate Ionic Traces.

Arc Weapons is your meta for this season, below we leave some more great suggestions:

  • Insidious Pulse Rifle
  • Tarnished Mettle Scout Rifle
  • Forbearance Grenade Launcher
  • Thunderloard Machine Gun
  • The Hothead Rocket Launcher
  • Stormchaser Linear Fusion Rifle

Recommended Mods for Arc 3.0

You should prioritize Resilience and Discipline in your Warlock Arc 3.0 build. In order to get grenades as fast as possible and gain more resistance to damage.

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Elemental Ordnance (3 Energy)

Defeating a combatant with a grenade spawns an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type.

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Melee Wellmaker (4 Energy)

Powered melee combatant final blows spawn elemental wells matching your subclass energy type.

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Elemental Armaments (2 Energy)

Combatant weapon final blows with a damage type that matches your subclass element have an escalating chance to spawn an elemental well.

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Bountiful Wells (2 Solar Energy)

Elemental well mods that cause you to spawn elemental wells can now stack, spawning additional wells for each extra copy of the mod you have equipped.

Momentum Transfer

Momentum Transfer (3 Ark Energy)

Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.

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Focusing Strike (2 Void Energy)

Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a melee attack.

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Ashes to Assets (3 Solar Energy)

Give bonus Super energy on grenade kills.