Destiny 2 Lightfall
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  • The damage bonus for Worm God's Caress was reduced by more than half
  • Glaives do not work with melee class aspects like Offensive Bulwark and Knockout
  • Void Titan works best with melee-oriented glaive builds

Glaives can be very effective when dealing with crowds and taking on some of "Destiny 2's" tougher chaff enemies.

They may not get as much notoriety as some of the game's strongest weapons, but with the right setup, they can be just as good. Here's a glaive build for Titans that's versatile enough for both ranged and melee combat.


The Worm God's Caress gauntlets will be the primary exotic armor piece for this build. It did get its damage bonus nerfed from a 7.5x multiplier to just 3.5x since the previous patch, but it still gets the job done.

The important part about this exotic is that it now stacks on top of glaive melee kills and the perks the weapon might have. However, damage-boosting perks like Frenzy only affect the glaive's primary fire and not the melee attacks.

The Judgement of Kelgorath glaive from Season 19 comes with the Close to Melee perk, which causes projectile kills to boost melee damage. This synergizes well with Worm God's perk, and when both are active, players will be able to one-shot most yellow-bar enemies like Minotaurs.

Alternatively, consider using The Enigma with Grave Robber and Unrelenting for a smoother overall experience.

Class Setup

Void is the most consistent out of the three subclasses in terms of survivability. Unfortunately, glaives don't trigger melee-related aspects like Offensive Bulwark and Knockout—however, it does activate fragment effects such as Void's Echoes of Leeching, Exchange and Reprisal.

This fragment combo will make every glaive melee kill restore a bit of grenade energy and immediately trigger health regeneration. Overshields from Bastion Barricades will further improve the Titan's survivability.

Despite losing out on the melee bonuses, Offensive Bulwark remains the preferred second aspect for this loadout since it helps with grenade energy regeneration while an Overshield is active.

Destiny 2 - Kelgorath glaive
The Judgement of Kelgorath legendary glaive in Destiny 2 Destiny 2

Armor Mods

Utility Kickstart is the most important armor mod for this setup since it will allow for more frequent Barricade usage and Overshield generation. Secure two slots for this mod, then squeeze in the following:

  • Energy Diffusion Substrate (Season 19)
  • Passive Aggressive Guard (Season 19)
  • Elemental Ordnance
  • Font of Might
  • Elemental Charge
  • High-Energy Fire

Players will still be using the projectile part of their glaive when using this build, so stacking damage for it would be a good idea as well.

Destiny 2 Enigma
A crafted Enigma glaive from Destiny 2 Destiny 2