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Destiny 2 Necrotic Grip And Thorn Build Is Insane

This build is so damn powerful that it’s probably going to get banned.

Destiny 2 Necrotic Grip And Thorn Build Is Insane

With the launch of Destiny 2 Beyond Light comes a number of new Exotics. Everyone is always excited to try these out, and the best are often the Class-specific ones. This year however, the Exotics are synergising in a way that’s devastating Guardians in the Crucible.

This all comes down to Necrotic Grip. This is the new Warlock-specific Exotic Gauntlets that will inflict poison on an enemy when you melee attack them. If that enemy dies, the poison will spread, and you’ll have your melee energy returned for a new attack.

The thing is, as found by Forbes, it turns out that Thorn can trigger the Intrinsic Perk on Necrotic Grip on its own. As long as you’re wearing these Gauntlets, you can fire Thorn into enemies and see the perk fire off. A pool of disgusting poison will burst out and infect nearby enemies.

The beautiful thing about this combination is that Thorn will deal damage over time as well. You can fire off a few shots into an enemy, and know that they’ll probably die and spread damage even if you don’t kill them.

While most Guardians initially thought that this interaction between Exotics was a bug, and would get banned soon, it’s definitely not. As you can see below, Bungie intended for these poisonous Exotics to be used together in exactly this way.

I can imagine someone at Bungie pitching this idea and it getting turned down. But then everyone slowly came around to the idea. All the developers must have known that Guardians would try this combination out pretty quickly. That means that since this is intentional, it’s not as overpowered as you might think. At least not in Bungie’s minds.

This is just the first secret that Guardians have uncovered in Destiny 2 Beyond Light. It makes me wonder what other Exotics have intentional interactions like this. I’d like to say that each of the new Class-specific Exotics have at least one weapon that they interact with in this way, but I’m not sure at this point.

Only time will tell if enough Crucible Guardians kick off and cause too much fuss over this interaction. If they do, Bungie may have to step in and change it. For now though, this makes Warlocks incredibly powerful once again.

Let us know what you think of this build in the comments.

Image Source: Forbes

I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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  1. Happy

    December 8, 2020 at 10:50 am

    I hope that Bungie doesn’t change it for Crucible reasons. I wish that Bungie would create separate powers for PvE and PvP (similar to what WoW has). That way they wouldn’t struggle as much in regards to balancing.

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