The Season of the Witch is now live in Destiny 2 and Bungie has decided to buff the Hand Cannons. They now deal 20% more damage to red bar enemies and 75% more damage to orange bar enemies. If you want to take advantage of this, try using the Malfeasance and Lucky Pants with this Solar Hunter build.
This is a Hunter build without tricks, just focused on greatly increasing the Hand Cannon damage, thanks to the Lucky Pants. The Malfeasance Hand Cannon is now even more powerful, with 20 magazine rounds, that apply a kind of poison effect that stacks and causes targets to explode, stunning enemies nearby. With the catalyst equipped, deals 20% more damage to bosses.
Hunter Solar Abilities, Aspects & Fragments
Super Ability – Blade Barrage
Class Ability – Marksman’s Dodge
Melee Ability – Knife Trick
Grenade Ability – Healing Grenade
Knock ‘Em Down – Your Solar Supers are enhanced. Deadshot Golden Gun has damage resistance, Marksman Golden Gun has increased duration, and Blade Barrage launches more projectiles. While radiant, final blows with your equipped Throwing Knife fully refund your melee energy.
On Your Mark – Precision final blows grant you and nearby allies increased weapon handling and reload speed for a short duration. Stacks 3 times. Activating your class ability immediately grants maximum stacks of On Your Mark.
Ember of Mercy – When you revive an ally, you and other nearby allies gain restoration. Picking up a Firesprite grants restoration.
Ember of Torches – Powered melee attacks against combatants make you and nearby allies radiant.
Ember of Searing – Defeating scorched targets grants melee energy and creates a Firesprite
Ember of Singeing – Your class ability recharges faster when you scorch targets.
Ember of Solace – Radiant and restoration effects applied to you have increased duration.
Recommended Gear – Malfeasance & Lucky Pants
This Destiny 2 solar Hunter build focuses on buffing the damage from your Hand Cannon, the Lucky Pants are perfect for that. With those exotic legs when you have a Hand Cannon with Kinetic damage or the same element of your subclass, each hit on a target increases the next shoot damage by 60% by 5.5 seconds, and stacks up to 10 times with a 600% bonus damage. This bonus is activated when you swap to your Hand Cannon or if you pull up your ghost (maybe a bug, but works for now)
The Malfeasance is a great choice for this Hunter build, for boss damage is the best. The catalyst gives this exotic hand cannon the Vorpal Weapon which causes 20% more damage to bosses. If you prefer to take advantage of the synergies of a solar weapon, you can use the Sunshot in the build, check here.
Recommended Mods for Solar Hunter Build
Focus on Resilience and Mobility.
- Kinect Siphon
- Impact Induction
- Heavy Handed
- Any resistance mod
- Kinect Weapon Surge
- Time Dilation
- Powerful Attraction