Destiny 2 Stasis: Best builds, how to unlock all Aspects & Fragments

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Destiny 2 added the Stasis element for players with the Beyond Light DLC expansion. That’s why we’ve put together a guide on the best Destiny 2 Stasis builds, as well as how to unlock all Aspects and Fragments.

Destiny 2’s Stasis element has been a contentious subject since its arrival way back in Beyond Light, and chances are you’ve been frozen solid and shattered while playing PvP in the Crucible.

With Destiny 2: Lightfall just around the corner and players gearing up to tackle the latest expansion pack in the long-running FPS franchise, you may be wondering how to wield the power of cosmic ice for yourself.

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Thankfully, it’s not too tough, but you will need access to the Beyond Light expansion that launched in 2020. Without it, you can still earn Stasis-based weapons, but you won’t be able to use the absolute best Destiny 2 Stasis builds to wreck opponents.

Now that the Witch Queen expansion is out, here’s how to unlock Stasis, as well as its Aspects and Fragments, and the best Destiny 2 Stasis builds.


What is Stasis in Destiny 2?

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Quite simply, Stasis is ice-type, elemental damage that can be inflicted upon enemies. Like Destiny 2’s other damage types, it is effective against enemies that have a weakness to it. Stasis is an extremely versatile element that can be used both offensively and defensively to great effect.

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If you’re new to Destiny, the other non-Stasis elements are:

  • Arc – Electricity Damage
  • Solar – Fire Damage
  • Void – Dark Damage
  • Kinetic – Standard damage

How to unlock Stasis in Destiny 2

Stasis is only available for Guardians that own the Beyond Light expansion. If you do own it, then to get your hands on Stasis, you’ll need to beat the campaign, and if you have one of each class, you’ll need to do it three times.

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You’ll also be able to wield it a few times throughout the campaign to get a small taster, before getting your hands on it after the story ends.

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How to unlock Stasis Aspects & Fragments in Destiny 2

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Once you’ve finished the Destiny 2: Beyond Light campaign, the Exo Stranger will offer you a new quest called Born in Darkness.

You’ll also need to speak to the Drifter to receive a quest to earn the Salvation’s Grip grenade launcher. This weapon is capable of destroying Entropic Shards.

As you can imagine, your next step is to destroy those Entropic Shards. Use our guide to find them and follow the quest to earn a new Aspect.

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All Stasis Aspects and Fragments

Guardians can customize their Stasis subclass in multiple ways, and that’s done through Aspects (class-specific) and Fragments (universal) options. These are crucial to Destiny 2 Stasis builds.


Class Aspect name Effect
Hunter Grim Harvest Defeating slowed or frozen combatants creates Stasis shards. These shards grant melee energy when picked up by you or your allies.
Hunter Shatterdive Activate while midair to quickly descend and shatter nearby targets on impact.
Hunter Touch of Winter
  • Your Glacier, Duskfield, and Coldsnap grenades have enhanced functionality.
  • Glacier Grenades spawn an additional crystal and form in a ring pattern.
  • Duskfield Grenades are larger and create a small Stasis crystal on impact.
  • Coldsnap Grenades can chain one additional time and spawn small Stasis crystals on detonation.
Hunter Winter’s Shroud Dodging slows nearby targets.
Titan Cryoclasm After sprinting for a short time, enables a longer and more powerful slide. Sliding into Stasis crystals or frozen targets shatters them and any nearby frozen targets.
Titan Diamond Lance
  • Shatter or defeat targets with Stasis abilities to create a Stasis Lance.
  • Throw the lance to freeze targets on impact. Melee with the lance to slam the ground, freezing targets in a small area.
Titan Howl Of The Storm While sliding, activate your charged melee ability to launch a wave of Stasis energy forward that freezes targets and creates Stasis crystals.
Titan Tectonic Harvest Shattering a Stasis crystal creates a Stasis shard. This shard grants melee energy when picked up by you or your allies.
Warlock Bleak Watcher Press and hold the grenade button to convert your grenade into a Stasis turret that fires slowing projectiles at nearby targets.
Warlock Frostpulse Casting your Rift generates a shockwave that freezes nearby combatants.
Warlock Glacial Harvest Freezing targets creates Stasis shards around the frozen targets. Higher-tier combatants create more shards.
Warlock Iceflare Bolts Shattering a frozen target spawns seekers that track and freeze other nearby targets.


Fragment name Effect Stat change
Whisper of Bonds Defeating frozen targets grants you Super energy. -10 Intellect, -10 Discipline
Whisper of Chains While you are near frozen targets or a friendly Stasis crystal, you take reduced damage from targets. +10 Recovery
Whisper of Conduction Nearby Stasis shards track to your position.  +10 Resilience, +10 Intellect
Whisper of Durance Slow from your abilities lasts longer. For those abilities that linger, their duration will also increase. +10 Strength
Whisper of Fissures Increases the damage and size of the burst of Stasis when you destroy a Stasis crystal or defeat a frozen target.
Whisper of Fractures Your melee energy recharges faster when you are near two or more targets. -10 Discipline
Whisper of Hedrons Dramatically increases weapon stability, weapon aim assist, Mobility, Resilience, and Recovery after freezing a target with Stasis. -10 Strength
Whisper of Hunger Increases the melee energy gained from picking up Stasis shards. -10 Mobility, -10 Recovery
Whisper of Impetus Damaging targets with a Stasis melee reloads your stowed weapons and grants you a temporary boost to weapon ready speed.
Whisper of Refraction Defeating slowed or frozen targets grants you class ability energy.
Whisper of Rending Kinetic weapons do increased damage to Stasis crystals and frozen targets.
Whisper of Rime Collecting a Stasis shard grants a small amount of overshield, which falls off after 10 seconds. Collecting additional shards adds to the overshield and refreshes the timer.
Whisper of Shards Shattering a Stasis crystal temporarily boosts your grenade recharge rate. Shattering additional Stasis crystals increases the duration of this benefit. +10 Resilience
Whisper of Torment You gain grenade energy each time you take damage from combatants.

Destiny 2 Stasis builds

Here are the best Destiny 2 Stasis builds we’ve found so far across each of the Hunter, Titan, and Warlock classes.


Destiny 2 Stasis Hunter build

Destiny 2 Stasis Hunter build

Hunter Stasis abilities can make the class a force to be reckoned with in the Crucible, especially since Silence & Squall remains a powerful Super for area control. This build is geared towards freezing, and subsequently smashing, everything in sight.

  • Aspects: Shatterdive, Touch of Winter
  • Melee: Withering Blade
  • Grenade: Duskfield Grenade
  • Fragments: Chains, Durance, Torment
  • Mods: Harmonic Siphon, Melee Kickstart


Destiny 2 Stasis Titan build

Destiny 2 Stasis Titan build

If you can get yourself the Hoarfrost-Z exotic, you’ll want to test out this build that will have you creating, breaking, and absorbing the power from Stasis Crystals throughout every encounter. You’ll be able to take more damage, regenerate abilities more quickly, and generally tear through minions of the Darkness with ease.

  • Aspects: Howl of the Storm, Tectonic Harvest
  • Melee: Shiver Strike
  • Grenade: Any
  • Fragments: Chains, Conduction, Rime, Shards
  • Mods: Elemental Time Dilation, Font of Might


Destiny 2 Stasis Warlock build

Destiny 2 Stasis Warlock build

Playing solo can get lonely, but this Warlock build lets a Stasis buddy help you take on the Darkness by forming a turret. The magic here is that the Osmiomancy Gloves exotic allow for an extra Coldsnap Grenade, so you can create a turret AND throw one as per usual.

  • Aspects: Bleak Watcher, Iceflare Bolts
  • Melee: Penumbral Blast
  • Grenade: Coldnsap Grenade
  • Fragments: Chains, Fissures, Rending, Torment
  • Mods: Firepower, Grenade Kickstart

That’s how to unlock Stasis in Destiny 2, as well as the best Destiny 2 Stasis builds and its Aspects and Fragments. For more on the game, be sure to check out the following guides.

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