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Abilities are powers given to Guardians by the Traveler. They are alternatively referred to as "space magic". They are largely impacted by class and focus. Classes determine the focuses a player can choose, and those focuses determine the abilities a player can choose. They can be unlocked and upgraded by gaining experience.

 

Abilities

Hunter

Titan

Warlock

Hunter Abilities

Gunslinger Subclass

Gunslinger.jpg "A lone wolf who lives for the perfect shot."

Gunslinger in Destiny, is a subclass of Hunter. Gunslingers specialize in Solar Damage and Solar based abilities. This is the default subclass of Hunter and is available from the start of the game. Below is a list of unlockable Gunslinger abilities:

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incendiary_grenade.png double_jump.png golden_gun.png throwing_knife.png path_forgotten.png scavanger.png way_of_the_drifter.png chain_of_woe.png
swarm_grenade.png better_control.png deadeye.png circle_of_life.png path_forbidden.png keyhole.png way_of_the_fearless.png over_the_horizon.png illumination.png
tripmine_grenade.png triple_jump.png combustion.png incendiary_blade.png path_unknown.png gunslingers_trance.png way_of_the_nomad.png gamblers_dagger.png
higher_jump.png gunfighter.png knife_juggler.png

List

Name Type Description

incendiary_grenade.png Incendiary Grenade

Attack "An explosive grenade that catches enemies on fire, causing additional damage over time"

swarm_grenade.png Swarm Grenade

Attack "A grenade which detonates on impact, releasing multiple drones that seek nearby enemies." Needs incendiary grenade first

tripmine_grenade.png Tripmine Grenade

Attack "An explosive grenade that sticks to surfaces and detonates when enemies pass through the laser trigger." Requires Swarm Grenade

double_jump.png Double Jump

Movement "Jump a second time after leaving the ground."

better_control.png Better Control

Movement "Upgrades Double Jump for better directional control while in the air."

triple_jump.png Triple Jump

Movement "Upgrades Double Jump with a third jump."

higher_jump.png Higher Jump

Movement "Upgrades Double Jump for even greater height."

golden_gun.png Golden Gun

Super "Summon a flaming pistol which disintegrates enemies with Solar Light."

deadeye.png Deadeye

Super "Significantly increases the accuracy of Golden Gun"

combustion.png Combustion

Super "Killing enemies with Golden Gun causes them to explode."

gunfighter.png Gunfighter

Super "Reduces the cooldown of Golden Gun, allowing it to be used more often."

throwing_knife.png Throwing Knife

Melee "Throw a knife from a distance."

circle_of_life.png Circle of Life

Melee "Killing an enemy with Throwing Knife while Golden Gun is active extends the duration of Golden Gun."

incendiary_blade.png Incendiary Blade

Melee "Throwing Knife catches enemies on fire, dealing additional damage over time."

knife_juggler.png Knife Juggler

Melee "Precision kills with Throwing Knife immediately resets its cooldown"

path_forgotten.png Path Forgotten

Passive "Training focused on toughness and speed." Raises armor and agility

path_forbidden.png Path Forbidden

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and speed." Raises Recovery and agility

path_unknown.png Path Unknown

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and toughness." Raises Armor and Recovery

scavanger.png Scavenger

Passive "Picking up armor reduces the cooldown of your grenade and Throwing Knife."

keyhole.png Keyhole

Passive "Golden Gun overpenetrates and can damage multiple targets."

gunslingers_trance.png Gunslinger's Trance

Passive "Precision kills increase weapon stability. Stacks up to 3 times."

way_of_the_drifter.png Way of the Drifter

Passive "Training focused on all attributes." Raises Armor, Recovery and Agility

way_of_the_fearless.png Way of the Fearless

Passive "Training focused on toughness at all costs." Raises Armor

way_of_the_nomad.png Way of the Nomad

Passive "Training focused on maximum battle recovery." Raises Recovery

chain_of_woe.png Chain of Woe

Passive "Precision kills increase weapon reload speed. Stacks up to 3 times"

over_the_horizon.png Over the Horizon

Passive "Increases the range of Golden Gun."

gamblers_dagger.png Gambler's Dagger

Passive "Gains an additional Throwing Knife."

 

Bladedancer Subclass

bladedancer.jpg "Beautiful lethality, relentless style."

Bladedancer in Destiny, is a subclass of Hunter. Bladedancers specialize in Arc Damage and Arc based abilities. This subclass is unlocked at level 15. Below are a list of the Bladedancer unlockable abilities:

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flux_grenade.png double_jump.png arc_blade.png blink_strike.png path_forgotten.png fleet_footed.png way_of_the_drifter.png encore.png
skip_grenade.png higher_jump.png showstopper.png backstab.png path_forbidden.png quick_draw.png way_of_the_fearless.png stalker.png illumination.png
arcbolt_grenade.png better_control.png razors_edge.png escape_artist.png path_unknown.png shadowjack.png way_of_the_nomad.png hungering_blade.png
blink.png vanish.png fast_twitch.png

List

Name Type Description

incendiary_grenade.png Flux Grenade

Attack "An explosive grenade which deals additional damage when attached to enemies."

skip_grenade.png Skip Grenade

Attack "A grenade which splits on impact, creating multiple projectiles which seek enemies."

arcbolt_grenade.png Arcbolt Grenade

Attack "A grenade that chains bolts of lightning to nearby enemies."

double_jump.png Double Jump

Movement "Jump a second time after leaving the ground."

higher_jump.png Higher Jump

Movement "Upgrades Double Jump for even greater height."

better_control.png Better Control

Movement "Upgrades Double Jump for better directional control while in the air."

blink.png Blink

Movement "A short distance teleport that replaces Double Jump."

arc_blade.png Arc Blade

Super "Charge your blade with Arc Light and consume your foes with lightning."

showstopper.png Showstopper

Super "Press R2/RT during Arc Blade to damage nearby enemies"

razors_edge.png Razor's Edge

Super "Press R2/RT during Arc Blade to unleash a destructive wave of energy that travels along the ground."

vanish.png Vanish

Super "Press R2 during Arc Blade to disappear from sight."

blink_strike.png Blink Strike

Melee "A powerful melee attack with extended range."

backstab.png Backstab

Melee "Hitting an enemy from behind with Blink Strike causes significantly more damage."

escape_artist.png Escape Artist

Melee "Hitting an enemy with Blink Strike grants brief invisibility"

fast_twitch.png Fast Twitch

Melee "Reduces the cooldown of Blink Strike."

path_forgotten.png Path Forgotten

Passive "Training focused on toughness and speed." Raises Armor and Agility

path_forbidden.png Path Forbidden

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and speed." Raised Recovery and Agility

path_unknown.png Path Unknown

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and toughness." Raised Armor and Recovery

fleet_footed.png Fleet Footed

Passive "Increases maximum sprint speed and extends slide distance."

quick_draw.png Quick Draw

Passive "Weapons ready immediately after dealing damage with any knife attack."

shadowjack.png Shadowjack

Passive "Increases the duration of invisibility effects."

way_of_the_drifter.png Way of the Drifter

Passive "Training focused on all attributes." Raises Armor, Recovery and Agility

way_of_the_fearless.png Way of the Fearless

Passive "Training focused on toughness at all costs." Raises Armor significantly

way_of_the_nomad.png Way of the Nomad

Passive "Training focused on maximum battle recovery." Raises Recovery significantly and agility slightly

encore.png Encore

Passive "Killing an enemy with Arc Blade extends its duration."

stalker.png Stalker

Ability "Gain invisibility after crouching in place for a short time."

hungering_blade.png Hungering Blade

Passive "Kills with Arc Blade and Blink Strike immediately regenerate health."

Titan Abilities

Striker Subclass

striker.jpg "At close quarters a fist is better than any gun."

Striker in Destiny, is a subclass of Titan. They specialize in Arc Damage and Arc based abilities. This is the default subclass for Titans and is available from the beginning of the game. Below is a list of all the Striker abilities that can be unlocked:

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flashbang_grenade.png lift.png fist_of_havoc.png storm_fist.png titan_codex_i.png headstrong.png titan_codex_iv.png unstoppable.png
pulse_grenade.png increased_height.png aftermath.png overload.png titan_codex_ii.png aftershocks.png titan_codex_v.png shoulder_charge.png illumination.png
lightning_grenade.png increased_control.png death_from_above.png discharge.png titan_codex_iii.png transfusion.png titan_codex_vi.png juggernaut.png
catapult.png shockwave.png amplify.png

List

Name Type Description

flashbang_grenade.png

Flashbang Grenade
Attack "An explosive grenade that disorients the enemies it damages."

pulse_grenade.png

Pulse Grenade
Attack "A grenade that periodically damages enemies inside its explosion radius."

lightning_grenade.png

Lightning Grenade
Attack "A grenade that sticks to any surface periodically emitting bolts of lightning."

lift.png

Lift
Movement "Jump and then press X/A again while in the air activate lift."

increased_height.png

Increased Height
Movement "Upgrades Lift to travel to greater heights."

increased_control.png

Increased Control
Movement "Upgrades Lift for better directional control while in the air."

catapult.png

Catapult
Movement "Upgrades Lift to provide a strong initial burst of momentum."

fist_of_havoc.png

Fist of Havoc
Super "Smash the ground and dissolve nearby enemies in a maelstrom of Arc Light."

aftermath.png

Aftermath
Super "Fist of Havoc leaves a damage-dealing field in its wake."

death_from_above.png

Death From Above
Super "After jumping, Fist of Havoc can be aimed at enemies below."

shockwave.png

Shockwave
Super "Fist of Havoc unleashes a wave of devastating energy which travels along the ground."

storm_fist.png

Storm Fist
Melee "A punishing melee attack that deals bonus damage."

overload.png

Overload
Melee "Hits with Storm Fist have a chance to immediately reset its cooldown."

discharge.png

Discharge
Melee "Hits with Storm Fist have a chance to deal area of effect damage around the target."

amplify.png

Amplify
Melee "Kills with Storm Fist significantly reduce the cooldown of Fist of Havoc."

titan_codex_i.png

Titan Codex I
Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and toughness." Raises Armor and Recovery

titan_codex_ii.png

Titan Codex II
Passive "Training focused on speed and toughness." Raises Armor and Agility

titan_codex_iii.png

Titan Codex III
Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and speed." Raises Recovery and Agility

headstrong.png

Headstrong
Passive "Sprinting increases the distance of Fist of Havoc"

aftershocks.png

Aftershocks
Passive "Increases the duration of Pulse Grenade, Shock Grenade, and Aftermath."

transfusion.png

Transfusion
Passive "Kills with melee attacks immediately trigger health regeneration."

titan_codex_iv.png

Titan Codex IV
Passive "Training focused on all attributes." Raises Armor, Recovery and Agility

titan_codex_v.png

Titan Codex V
Passive "Training focused on maximum battle recovery." Raises Recovery

titan_codex_vi.png

Titan Codex VI
Passilve "Training focused on raw speed." Raises agility

unstoppable.png

Unstoppable
Passive "You are harder to kill while using Fist of Havoc."

shoulder_charge.png

Shoulder Charge
Melee "After sprinting for a short time, press R1/RB to unleash a devastating melee attack"

juggernaut.png

Juggernaut
Passive "After sprinting for a short time, gain a protective field."


Defender Subclass

defender.jpg "The wall against which the Darkness breaks."

Defender in Destiny, is a subclass of Titan. Defenders specialize in Void Damage and Void based abilities. This subclass is unlocked at level 15. Below is a list of unlockable abilites for the Defender:

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magnetic_grenade.png lift.png ward_of_dawn.png disintegrate.png titan_codex_i.png bastion.png titan_codex_iv.png untouchable.png
spike_grenade.png increased_height.png armor_of_light.png war_machine.png titan_codex_ii.png relentless.png titan_codex_v.png iron_harvest.png illumination.png
supressor_grenade.png increased_control.png blessing_of_light.png gift_of_light.png titan_codex_iii.png gift_of_the_void.png titan_codex_vi.png illuminated.png
catapult.png weapons_of_light.png unbreakable.png

List

Name Type Description

magnetic_grenade.png Magnetic Grenade

Attack "A grenade which binds to enemies and explodes twice"

spike_grenade.png Spike Grenade

Attack "A grenade that attaches to any surface and emits a torrent of damaging Void Light."

supressor_grenade.png Suppressor Grenade

Attack "An explosive grenade that prevents enemies from using their abilities for a short time."

lift.png Lift

Movement "Jump and then press X again while in the air to activate Lift."

increased_height.png Increased Height

Movement "Upgrades Lift to carry you higher."

increased_control.png Increased Control

Movement "Upgrades Lift for better directional control while in the air."

catapult.png Catapult

Movement "Upgrades Lift to provide a strong initial burst of momentum."

ward_of_dawn.png Ward of Dawn

Super "Shape Void Light into an indestructible shield to protect you and your allies from harm."

armor_of_light.png Armor of Light

Super "While inside Ward of Dawn you and your allies gain significant damage resistance."

blessing_of_light.png Blessing of Light

Super "Passing through Ward of Dawn grants you and your allies a temporary shield."

weapons_of_light.png Weapons of Light

Super "Passing through Ward of Dawn grants you and your allies a temporary increase to weapon damage."

disintegrate.png Disintegrate

Melee "Killing an enemy with this powerful melee attack creates a Force Barrier around you which absorbs incoming damage."

war_machine.png War Machine

Melee "While Force Barrier is active all your weapons reload and ready blindingly fast."

gift_of_light.png Gift of Light

Melee "When the shield created by Disintegrate is active all your kills have a chance to create Orbs of Light."

unbreakable.png Unbreakable

Melee "Force Barrier continually recharges."

titan_codex_i.png Titan Codex I

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and toughness." Raises Armor and Recovery

titan_codex_ii.png Titan Codex II

Passive "Training focused on speed and toughness." Raises Armor and Agility

titan_codex_iii.png Titan Codex III

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and speed." Raises Recovery and Agility

bastion.png Bastion

Passive "Increases the duration of Ward of Dawn."

relentless.png Relentless

Passive "Increases the duration and strength of the shield created by disintegrate."

gift_of_the_void.png Gift of the Void

Passive "As Ward of Dawn takes damage from enemy fire it creates additional Orbs of Light."

titan_codex_iv.png Titan Codex IV

Passive "Training focused on all attributes." Raises Armor, Recovery and Agility

titan_codex_v.png Titan Codex V

Passive "Training focused on maximum battle recovery." Raises Recovery

titan_codex_vi.png Titan Codex VI

Passilve "Training focused on raw speed." Raises agility

untouchable.png Untouchable

Passive "Reduces the cooldown time of Ward of Dawn."

iron_harvest.png Iron Harvest

Passive "Heavy Weapon kills have a chance to create Orbs of Light for your allies."

illuminated.png Illuminated

Passive "Increases the benefits granted by Blessing of Light and Weapons of Light."

Warlock Abilities

Voidwalker Subclass

voidwalker.jpg "Those who have stared into the Void are not bound by laws of space and time."

Voidwalker in Destiny, is a subclass of Warlock. They specialize in Void Damage and Energy based abilities. This is the default subclass for Warlocks and is available from the very beginning of the game. Below is a list of unlockable Voidwalker abilities:

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vortex_grenade.png glide.png nova_bomb.png energy_drain.png arcane_wisdom.png annihilate.png ancestral_order.png vortex_mastery.png
scatter_grenade.png focused_control.png vortex.png surge.png arcane_spirit.png angry_magic.png chaos_order.png bloom.png illumination.png
axion_bolt.png focused_burst.png shatter.png life_steal.png arcane_force.png the_hunger.png divine_order.png embrace_the_void.png
blink.png lance.png soul_rip.png

List

Name Type Description

vortex_grenade.png Vortex Grenade

Attack "A grenade that creates a Vortex which continually damages enemies trapped inside."

scatter_grenade.png Scatter Grenade

Attack "A grenade that splits into many submunitions and covers a large area with explosives." Requires Vortex Grenade

axion_bolt.png Axion Bolt

Attack "A bolt of Void Light which forks into smaller bolts on impact which seek toward enemies." Requires Vortex Grenade

glide.png Glide

Movement "Jump and then press X/A again while in the air to activate Glide."

focused_control.png Focused Control

Movement "Upgrades Glide for better directional control while in the air."

focused_burst.png Focused Burst

Movement "Upgrades Glide to provide an initial boost of speed."

blink.png Blink

Movement "A short distance teleport which replaces Glide."

nova_bomb.png Nova Bomb

Super "Hurl an explosive bolt of Void Light at the enemy, disintegrating those caught within its blast."

vortex.png Vortex

Super "Nova Bomb creates a Vortex which continually damages enemies trapped inside."

shatter.png Shatter

Super "Nova Bomb splits into three projectiles."

lance.png Lance

Super "Nova Bomb travels farther and faster."

energy_drain.png Energy Drain

Melee "A powerful melee attack which drains energy from enemies and uses it to reduce cooldown of your grenade."

surge.png Surge

Melee "Killing an enemy with Energy Drain increases movement speed for a short time."

life_steal.png Life Steal

Melee "Killing an energy with Energy Drain immediately restores a significant portion of your health."

soul_rip.png Soul Rip

Melee "Killing an enemy with Energy Drain reduces the cooldown of Nova Bomb."

arcane_wisdom.png Arcane Wisdom

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and speed." raises Recovery and Agility

arcane_spirit.png Arcane Spirit

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and toughness." Raises Armor and Recovery

arcane_force.png Arcane Force

Passive "Training focused on toughness and speed." Raises Armor and Agility

annihilate.png Annihilate

Passive "Increases the size of explosions created by Nova Bomb and grenades."

angry_magic.png Angry Magic

Passive "Nova Bomb tracks enemies."

the_hunger.png The Hunger

Passive "Increases the duration of the Energy Drain effect."

ancestral_order.png Ancestral Order

Passive "Training focused on all attributes." Raises Armor, Recovery and Agility

chaos_order.png Chaos Order

Passive "Training focused on raw speed." Raises Agility

divine_order.png Divine Order

Passive "Training focused on toughness at all costs." Raises Armor and Recovery

vortex_mastery.png Vortex Mastery

Passive "Increases the range of Axion Bolt seekers and the duration of the Vortex effect of Nova Bomb and Vortex Grenade."

bloom.png Bloom

Passive "Enemies killed by any of your abilities explode."

embrace_the_void.png Embrace the Void

Passive "Damaging enemies with Nova Bomb or any grenade triggers the Energy Drain effect."

 

Sunsinger Subclass

firesinger.jpg "There are flames that even the Darkness cannot extinguish"

Sunsinger in Destiny, is a sublcass of the Warlock. They specialize in Solar Damage and Solar based abilities. This subclass is unlocked at level 15. Below are the unlockable abilities of the Sunsinger:

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solar_grenade.png glide.png radiance.png scorch.png arcane_wisdom.png radiant_will.png ancestral_order.png touch_of_flame.png
firebolt_grenade.png focused_control.png song_of_flame.png flame_shield.png arcane_spirit.png viking_funeral.png chaos_order.png angel_of_light.png illumination.png
fusion_grenade.png focused_burst.png radiant_skin.png solar_wind.png arcane_force.png sunburst.png divine_order.png gift_of_the_sun.png
balanced_glide.png fireborn.png brimstone.png

List

Name Type Description

solar_grenade.png Solar Grenade

Attack "A grenade that creates a flare of Solar Light which continually damages enemies trapped inside."

firebolt_grenade.png Firebolt Grenade

Attack "A grenade that unleashes bolts of Solar Light at nearby enemies."

fusion_grenade.png Fusion Grenade

Attack "An explosive grenade that causes bonus damage when attached to its target."

glide.png Glide

Movement "Jump and then press X again while in the air to activate Glide."

focused_control.png Focused Control

Movement "Upgrades Glide for better directional control while in the air."

focused_burst.png Focused Burst

Movement "Upgrades Glide to provide an initial boost of speed."

balanced_glide.png Balanced Glide

Movement 'Upgrades Glide to provide bonuses to both speed and control."

radiance.png Radiance

Super "Fill yourself with Solar Light, dramatically increasing the effectiveness of all your abilities."

song_of_flame.png Song of Flame

Super "While active, Radiance reduces all cooldowns for nearby allies."

radiant_skin.png Radiant Skin

Super "While active, Radiance reduces incoming damage."

fireborn.png Fireborn

Super "Radiance can now be activated from beyond the grave. Doing so returns you to life."

scorch.png Scorch

Melee "A powerful melee attack that Ignites enemies, causing damage over time."

flame_shield.png Flame Shield

Melee "Killing an enemy with Scorch reduces incoming damage for a short time."

solar_wind.png Solar Wind

Melee "Hitting en enemy with Scorch knocks them back."

brimstone.png Brimstone

Melee "Killing enemies with Scorch causes them to explode."

arcane_wisdom.png Arcane Wisdom

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and speed." Raises Recovery and Agility

arcane_spirit.png Arcane Spirit

Passive "Training focused on battle recovery and toughness." Raises Armor and Recovery

arcane_force.png Arcane Force

Passive "Training focused on toughness and speed." Raises Armor and Agility

radiant_will.png Radiant Will

Passive "Increases the duration of Radiance."

viking_funeral.png Viking Funeral

Passive "Enemies you Ignite burn longer and take more damage."

sunburst.png Sunburst

Passive "Killing an enemy with Scorch has a chance to generate orbs of light."

ancestral_order.png Ancestral Order

Passive "Training focused on all attributes." Raises Armor, Recovery and Agility

chaos_order.png Chaos Order

Passive "Training focused on raw speed." Significantly raises Agility

divine_order.png Divine Order

Passive "Training focused on toughness at all costs." Raises Armor significantly and Recovery slightly

touch_of_flame.png Touch of Flame

Passive "All grenades ignite enemies, causing damage over time."

angel_of_light.png Angel of Light

Ability "Aiming your weapon while in the air will hold you in place for a short time."

gift_of_the_sun.png Gift of the Sun

Passive "Gain an additional grenade."



    • abilities25 Aug 2016 15:48

      umm why tf do titans and warlocks get better abilities in taken king my bow lasts a second while there going super saiyan looking like goku battaling freeza

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