Sunshot Solar Hunter Build Destiny 2 (S22)

Destiny 2 Season of the Witch is now on, this season Bungie decided to buff the Hand Cannons. They deal now more 20% damage to red bar enemies and 75% against orange bar enemies. Take advantage of that with this Solar Hunter build with the Sunshot and Lucky Pants.

This is a Hunter build without tricks, just focused on greatly increasing the Hand Cannon damage, thanks to the Lucky Pants. To take advantage of solar synergies the choice goes to the famous Sunshot, it´s a very cool weapon perfect for burning everything in your way. Meanwhile don’t forget to check our other Destiny 2 guides like, the Briarbinds Void build for Warlocks.

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 Empyrean – Solar weapon or ability final blows extend the duration of restoration and radiant effects applied to you.

Recommended Gear – Sunshot & Lucky Pants

sunshot solar hunter build

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)

This build is specific for Solar weapons so the obvious choice goes to the Sunshot. She fires explosive rounds and targets explode when die, other enemies killed by the explosion also explode themselves which can create a domino effect, perfect for ads clearing.

Recommended Mods for Solar Hunter Build

Focus on Resilience and Mobility.


  • Dynamo
  • Harmonic Siphon


  • Impact Induction
  • Heavy Handed


  • Any resistance mod


  • Solar Weapon Surge

Class Item

  • Time Dilation
  • Reaper
  • Powerful Attraction