The power of Stasis has been a game changer in Destiny 2: Beyond Light. For big armored Titans, this is no exception. But like the rest of the Stasis subclasses, Behemoth requires a bit of rethinking your approach to combat. At the end of the day however, you're still a stubborn pile of heavy armor that hits stuff hard and shrugs off explosions like mosquito bites. Here's our guide to get the most out of the Behemoth subclass.
Destiny 2 Titan Behemoth – Grenades and Melee Ability
As mentioned before in our Warlock Shadebinder guide, Stasis is less about overlapping damage and direct combat and more about making the battlefield work for you. Behemoth is no different. You'll start out with Glacier Grenades which create ice walls and freezes any poor soul that touches them. It's a bit disappointing until you take into account the Behemoth's melee ability. The Shiver Strike is a chargeable bull rush attack where you slam into your enemy like a freight train. This causes anything hit by it to be knocked back and slowed. This means it's entirely possible to either ram through ice walls to trigger shatter damage, or knock enemies into ice walls you've already created.
This means you'll be getting really friendly with ice walls. Setting them up with a grenade then corralling your targets into them, either by strategic bottlenecking or just punching them really hard.
Destiny 2 Titan Behemoth – Glacial Quake Super
Lo and behold, the Behemoth's Super is also all about throwing up icy cover. The Glacial Quake at first seems like an icy version of the Fists of Havoc. Casting it causes a small shatter shockwave to ripple out before you slam the ground with your fists, causing a wave of ice walls to spread out. Then with another button press, you can perform a supercharged Shiver Strike, blasting through ice walls and shattering enemies.
Glacial Quake is the most devastating Stasis Super right now, and for good reason. Coupled with the right grenade placement, this Super can blast apart an entire room of enemies all at once. My current record is a whopping 18 kills, two of which were Majors. The only real issue is the range of the ice walls are about short to medium range. This means you'll have to get in close to make the super work. But Titans are built tough, so it fits their playstyle.
Destiny 2 Titan Behemoth – Aspects and Fragments
Once again, assuming you put in the time and grinded out the laundry list of quests to get the most out of Behemoth, you'll have unlocked an Aspect and gained access to Fragments from the Exo Stranger. Your first Aspect will be Cryoclasm, and it is gloriously made for ice wall destruction. While it is equipped, you'll have a longer power slide. Better still, this slide will instantly shatter any ice walls or frozen enemies that are nearby. This is amazing since, as sturdy as ice walls are, it takes quite a while for gunfire or melee abilities to break them down. This can give enemies time to regroup or move out of range. With this Cryoclasm power slide, you can cut through this cover and shred enemies with the shattered crystals instantly.
This goes fantastically with close-range weapon loadouts. A shotgun with the Slideshot perk, a high-impact hand cannon, or a nasty sword will be your bread and butter here.
Unfortunately, the Cryoclasm only has one Fragment slot compared to the Shadebinder's three. But the good news is there's only one Fragment that springs to mind to keep this chilly mayhem going. Equipping the Whisper of Shards reduces your Grenade cooldown every single time you shatter an ice wall. Shattering multiple ice walls will keep the effect going longer. Even better, the Fragment grants you +10 Resilience, giving you even more health.
Throw all of this together with high Discipline and you should be covering the arena in ice walls then blasting through them like a wrecking ball. You'll cut through them with power slides and shotgun blasts, all while getting your grenade back to do it all over again. Combine this with Exotic chest piece The Armamentarium, which gives you an extra grenade, and you'll be throwing ice nonstop.
The ice walls also have the added effect of improvised cover against tougher enemies. Anything that breaks up enemy fire can help take the heat off of you and your teammates. The boost to the Resilience will also help the cooldown on your barrier, letting you layer on additional defense if you're tackling more aggressive bosses.
The only weakness in this build is that, with the exception of the Glacial Quake, it might not be as direct an approach as some Titan players like. Too much setup, not enough pay off. But if you can groove on the idea of treating your walls more like giant mines than walls, you can chain together some nasty combos. Also, only having one Fragment slot severely limits any other strategies this Aspect provides. But if it works, why change it?
Once again, Beyond Light hasn't even been out a week and there are still multiple Aspects and Fragments players haven't seen yet. These strategies aren't set in stone. However, as a starting point to get the most out of your ice-slinging Behemoth, this is a great start.