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Destiny 2 players say Stasis is busted in the Crucible

Published: 15/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young


In Destiny 2’s new Beyond Light expansion, Bungie added the first darkness-based subclass into the game. Many players are enjoying Stasis, but the PVP community is worried about the balance of these new abilities in the Crucible.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light added a substantial chunk of new content into the game. Along with new weapons and gear to chase, the expansion’s biggest selling point for many is the addition of new darkness-based subclasses, called Stasis.

The Titan Behemoth, Warlock Shadebinder, and Hunter Revenant offer new abilities and playstyles for players to explore. Stasis provides players with a level of detail and fine-tuning for their abilities that has been missing since the transition from Destiny 1 to the current title.

While many players voiced their appreciation of Bungie’s move towards more nuanced abilities for their characters, the portion of Destiny 2’s community that is heavily invested in PVP have pushed back at Bungie for not balancing Stasis in the Crucible.

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The Destiny 2 community has voiced concerns surrounding the balance of Stasis in PVP.

Frustration with balancing in the Crucible

When freezing Fallen or Vex on Europa and smashing them into pieces, players have praised the mechanics of Stasis. However, when these abilities were unleashed in the Crucible, Guardians grew concerned with the power of Stasis.

Several Destiny 2 content creators have voiced their concerns with Stasis balancing in PVP only a few days after release.

Gothalion, a Facebook Gaming creator who has streamed Destiny for many years, questioned how Stasis was implemented so poorly in the Crucible.

Destiny 2 Twitch streamer Gigz agreed with Gothalion in a response to his tweet.

Even more content creators reinforced Gothalion’s take, with Destiny 2 YouTuber Aztecross quoted his tweet agreeing that “Stasis is busted in PVP.”

Although the majority of players seem unhappy with the current balancing of Stasis, not all players feel the same. Destiny 2 YouTuber Mtashed took a more positive approach to the issue, saying he would rather have broken abilities in the game than make things boring.

No updates from Bungie on balancing

In a tweet posted on November 12, the developer announced that the release of Trials of Osiris in Beyond Light – the game’s pinnacle PVP activity – will be delayed until the weekend of November 27.

Bungie did not directly confirm this delay was due to Stasis balancing, but players began to draw their own conclusions. Gothalion once again chimed in with a response on Twitter: “Oh you guys played crucible then.”

For now, Destiny 2 players must wait for Bungie to provide an official response to those concerned around balancing Stasis in the Crucible. Guardians should keep an eye on Bungie’s social accounts for any future updates.


Destiny 2 devs reveal more Stasis nerfs coming in Season 13 update

Published: 26/Feb/2021 5:22

by Brad Norton


While Stasis was the chilling new addition in Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion, Bungie has already laid out plans for a secondary wave of nerfs in Season 13.

With the introduction of Beyond Light came the new Stasis powers. For the first time since Destiny launched, players were given access to an entirely new element thanks to powerful subclasses in the 2020 expansion.

Since then, however, the originally “busted” set of abilities have been hit with significant nerfs. Months later and things don’t appear to be improving for Stasis fans anytime soon. Bungie outlined further plans to scale back the new subclasses in a February 25 blog post.

From “universal adjustments” to more specific damage reductions, there’s plenty to wrap your head around. Here’s what you need to know about planned Stasis nerfs.

In order to “achieve a healthier balance of subclasses in the Crucible,” Bungie is targeting Stasis and Light subclasses “over the next several seasons.” 

Not all changes will be made instantly, but rest assured, the devs are taking a close look at Stasis with a clear goal of reducing power over the coming months.

Behemoth Titan, Revenant Hunter, and Shadebinder Warlock all have specific changes outlined in the latest update. Titans will have reduced damage using their Super moving forward. Hunters will find their Withering Blade less effective. While Warlocks have just been treated to a handful of bug fixes.

Surprisingly, the recent Shatterdive damage changes will soon be scrapped in a coming update, Bungie added.

The full list of specific changes can be seen below.

Behemoth Titan:

  • Decrease Super damage reduction.
  • Increase Super energy cost when performing light attacks. 
  • Remove freeze AOE on Super cast. 
  • Reduce traveling efficacy of Shiver Strike when slowed.

Revenant Hunter:

  • Decrease Withering Blade damage and tracking. 
  • Decrease slow stacks applied to targets. 
  • Remove Shatterdive damage reduction. 

Shadebinder Warlock:

  • Fix bug where Iceflare Bolts wouldn’t track towards targets immediately on creation. 
  • Fix bug where Shadebinder Super projectiles were not tracking until a certain distance traveled. 


  • Decrease crystal shatter damage. 
Destiny 2 gameplay
Stasis nerfs are a key focus for Bungie moving forward.

Outside of these key changes, Bungie is also “looking at universal adjustments to Stasis.” The first of which aims at increasing damage reduction while frozen, therefore providing “more survivability for the victim.”

On the opposite side of the coin, Season 15 will implement “targeted buffs” to Light subclasses. No further details were given as to what these tweaks might look like.

Destiny 2 gameplay
Expect to see many of these Stasis changes in Season 15.

“The goal of all these changes is to keep Stasis feeling great in PVE and to bring its representation in PVP more in line with our Light-based abilities,” Bungie explained.

As a final note on Stasis, the developers also touched on upcoming additions to the Destiny 2 sandbox. Season 15 will see the first set of Legendary Stasis Energy and Power weapons added into the game.

“There will be a lot more info as we get closer to the fall.” We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all future Stasis changes as Destiny 2 continues to evolve.