Destiny 2 TWAB: Season 21 Will Introduce Three New Aspects for Strand Subclass

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If you love using the new Strand subclass in Destiny 2, you'll be excited to know that new Aspects specifically made for Strand are arriving in Season 21.

Strand Aspects

Aspects in Destiny 2 are unique items tied to subclasses that either provide a new active ability or improve an existing mechanic. In Season of the Deep, each major class will receive a brand new Strand aspect.

For Hunters, they will get the new Threaded Specter. When you use Dodge with this aspect equipped, you'll leave behind a decoy that's woven entirely from Strand matter. The decoy then draws the attention of nearby enemies and can soak damage from hits. Once it takes enough damage, the decoy detonates, dealing damage and releasing Threadlings that seek out and attack nearby foes. The decoy is pretty useful, especially in more difficult PvE content like Grandmaster Nightfalls where there's a huge chance that you'll be surrounded by a ton of enemies.

If you are a Titan main, you're going to love the Flechette Storm. This Strand aspect for Berserker Titans allows you to launch a cluster of damaging, Unraveling projectiles while airborne. To use Flechette Storm, all you have to do is perform a slide and then activate your charged melee ability to prompt your Guardian to jump high in the sky. Activate your charged melee again to rain some pain down your foes.

To emphasize the Warlock Broodweaver's identity of being a Strand minion master, Bungie is giving this subclass the Wanderer aspect in Season 21. Broodweavers equipped with this new aspect pick up a Tangle and turn it into the entity known as "The Wanderer." When thrown, the Wanderer seeks out targets, latches onto them, and then explodes, dealing damage and suspending any nearby enemies. This aspect also enables Threadling final blows from any source to generate a Tangle.

Deepsight Activation

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Season 21 is going to implement changes to Deepsight as well. Deepsight is a feature in Destiny 2 that allows you to extract patterns from certain weapons so you can use them for crafting.

In Season of the Deep, Bungie will introduce the concept of Deepsight Activation, giving you the power to activate Deepsight on weapon instances to obtain pattern progress. This is accessible through a new mod slot in the weapon details screen for eligible weapons. While this is a nifty new feature, there are some important things to keep in mind.

First, you will need a new currency called Deepsight Harmonizer. To perform Deepsight Activation, one Harmonizer is required for non-raid weapons, and 15 Spoils of Conquest (plus one Harmonizer) for weapons acquired from raids. This new currency can be obtained from Season Pass rank rewards. Once this feature goes live, you can get a total of six Deepsight Harmonizers; three from free ranks and another three in the paid track.

Second, not all weapon instances are compatible with Deepsight Activation. For instance, you cannot activate Deepsight for a weapon that has already had its pattern unlocked.

And third, crafting costs are adjusted to account for this new feature. Legendary Shards will be removed from all crafting components, though Glimmer and Enhancement Cores still exist and will remain untouched.

That said, if Bungie only makes six Deepsight Harmonizers available in Season 21, it will be far too limiting, especially if you plan to obtain more than six weapon patterns.

But what do you think? Which of the new Strand aspects are you most excited about? Do you have concerns regarding the upcoming Deepsight Activation feature?

Destiny 2 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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