Some Big Stasis Nerfs Are Coming In Future Destiny 2 Patch
Well, we knew this day was coming. After going an entire season as a force to be reckoned with, Bungie is finally nerfing Stasis to be more in-line with Destiny 2’s other subclasses.
As mentioned during Bungie’s state-of-the-game update last month, Stasis has been running wild in the Crucible, so much of the upcoming nerfs focus on cooling Stasis’s utter domination in Destiny 2’s PvP game modes.
Every class will be affected by nerfs to Stasis Crystal shatter damage, which will go from 85 max damage to 55 max damage, as well as Duskfield Grenades having their effective range cut by about a third. Duskfield Grenades will also have their slow effect reduced by half, making them less of a death sentence to be caught in one.
Note that these changes as well as subclass-specific changes are only effective Stasis in PvP. Stasis abilities in PvE are largely unaffected, but there are a few exceptions.
For example, Warlock’s Winter’s Wrath Super ability will be improved in both PvE and PvP. Ice shards fired from Winter’s Wrath will have improved tracking and better proximity detonation, making it far more effective and easier to use. The Iceflare Bolts aspect has also been improved to increase its target acquisition range and the speed at which the turret turns so they’re more effective against nearby targets.
Hunter’s will see damage resistance removed from Shatterdive and also a cooldown added to prevent Shatterdive from being used more than once in a four-second period. Withering Blade, Stasis Hunter’s melee ability will have its slow, damage, and secondary target range reduced significantly in PvP, but not in PvE.
But it seems Titan Behemoths are getting the bulk of the upcoming Stasis nerfs. Using Shiver Strike during Glacial Quake will now take 7% Super energy up from 3%, effectively cutting Super duration in half. This, along with a slight reduction in Glacial Quake’s damage resistance, will go a long way to removing its dominance in the Crucible.
Expect these changes to arrive on the March 23 patch.
On the plus side, dinosaurs have won the costume contest for this year’s Festival of the Lost event, so Titans can look forward to looking like a T-rex come October.
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