• Hunters can gain unlimited tripmines with the Young Ahamkara's Spine
  • Mines and knives can quickly charge the dynamite bundle from Gunpowder Gamble
  • Use Gambler's Dodge to refresh Knife Trick when Radiant is down

The update to the Solar subclass has caused a lot of ability-spamming builds in “Destiny 2” to appear, including one particular build for Hunters that involves knives, tripmines and bundles of dynamite.

One of the most popular Gunslinger builds for “Destiny 2” right now involves one strong interaction between the Hunter’s exotics and the new aspects and fragments, resulting in an almost unlimited amount of high-damage explosives. Here’s the gist of the build.

Aspects, Fragments and Mods

The two main aspects for this build are Knock ‘Em Down for the throwing knife refresh when Radiant, and Gunpowder Gamble for the big bundle of explosives after every few Solar kills. Then, use the following fragments:

  • Ember of Blistering
  • Ember of Torches
  • Ember of Ashes

The fragments will allow Solar Ignitions to proc more often while providing the Hunter with a constant source of the Radiant buff via throwing knives and Knock ‘Em Down. Knife kills will charge Gunpowder Gamble very quickly, which will allow for even more destruction.

Gunslinger 3.0 subclass screen in Destiny 2
Gunslinger 3.0 subclass screen in Destiny 2 Destiny 2

For mods, use the following:

  • Ashes to Assets
  • Impact Induction
  • Grenade Kickstart
  • Explosive Wellmaker
  • Melee Wellmaker

This mod combo will allow for a constant loop of knife-throwing and explosives-slinging, and it will feed nicely into the exotic armor piece of choice for this build.

For the rest of the kit, use Knife Trick, Blade Barrage and any weapon of choice.

Required Exotics

The star of this build is the Young Ahamkara’s Spine exotic gauntlets, which empower tripmines to do more damage over a larger area while at the same time refunding grenade energy for every enemy hit.

With the mod and subclass setup listed above, the exotic will let players throw back-to-back tripmines between Gunpowder Gamble charges, resulting in massive damage to groups and single targets alike.

Players can run with any weapon they want since this is mostly an ability-focused build. However, Skyburner’s Oath is recommended because of its ability to inflict Scorch with its hip-fired shots. This can let players loop their abilities in case their combos go wrong.

The build is effective in all activities, but it truly shines in boss fights with plenty of background enemies.