9: Dawnblade Warlock
Destiny 2 Best PvP Classes, Ranked
The Dawnblade Warlock is in an interesting predicament in Destiny 2. It’s not necessarily bad at anything, yet it finds itself in the middle of the road for PvE and just average at best in PvP. Still, in PvP it definitely has its uses and does have some higher survivability than the other Warlock classes, as well as the ability to cause a lot more mayhem with its super.
Warlock grenades are nothing to write home about, with the exception of possibly the Fusion grenade which is worthwhile as long as you manage to stick it to your target. When it comes to mobility, the Dawnblade is lacking, especially when compared to the more lithe Hunters (or even the Voidwalker). However, its air perks and super (if you can manage to charge it during a match) do help out quite a bit, especially since many players still panic when an opponent takes to the skies.
With the Attunement of Sky, you can fire weapons and throw grenades as you glide, and kills while up there will recharge your grenade and melee. You can also do an air dodge and increase your mobility by getting kills with your melee ability. This is very valuable, as it will allow you to pick off players behind cover much more easily, although it does leave you as a sitting duck in the sky. Plus, it’s useless in more closed maps and areas with low ceilings. Attunement of Flame offers Phoenix Dive which is possibly the only really useful perk in that tree for PvP. It allows you to drop from the sky and heal. Perfect for when you jump up for some quick headshots and take a few licks yourself.
Without the ability to self-revive, though, this Solar Warlock just isn’t as interesting as Destiny 1’s Sunsinger. It’s super is powerful, albeit quite easy to dodge, which does put it above some others, but if you’re trying to really impress Lord Shaxx in the Crucible you may want to look elsewhere. Although, the only person to ever best Shaxx does happen to be a Warlock…