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Gunslinger

Grenades

  • Incendiary Grenade at Level 2. An explosive grenade that catches enemies on fire, causing additional damage over time.
  • Swarm Grenade at Level 7. A grenade that detonates on impact, releasing multiple drones that seek nearby enemies.
  • Tripmine Grenade at Level 18. An explosive grenade that sticks to surfaces and detonates when enemies pass through its laser trigger.

Jumping

Double Jump at Level 3. Jump a second time after leaving the ground.

  • Better Control at Level 8. Upgrades Double Jump for better directional control while in the air.
  • Triple Jump at level 19. Upgrades Double Jump with a third jump.
  • Higher Jump at Level 23. Upgrades Double Jump for even greater height.

Super

  • Golden Gun at Level 4. Summon a flaming pistol that disintegrates enemies with Solar Light. Has a recharge of four minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Deadeye at Level 9. Significantly increases the accuracy of Golden Gun.
  • Combustion at Level 20. Killing enemies with Golden Gun causes them to explode.
  • Gunfighter at Level 24. Reduces the cooldown of Golden Gun, allowing it to be used more often.

Melee

  • Throwing Knife at Level 5. Throw a knife from a distance.
  • Circle of Life at Level 10. Killing an enemy with Throwing Knife while Golden Gun is active extends the duration of Golden Gun. +1 Armor.
  • Incendiary Blade at Level 21. Throwing Knife catches enemies on fire, dealing additional damage over time.
  • Knife Juggler at Level 25. Precision kills with Throwing Knife immediately reset its cooldown.

Stat Modifier, Tier 1

  • Path Forgotten at Level 6. Training focused on toughness and speed. +2 Armor/Agility
  • Path Forbidden at Level 14. Training focused on battle Recovery and speed. +2 Recovery/Agility
  • Path Unknown at Level 22. Training focused on battle Recovery and toughness. +2 Armor/Recovery

**Ability Modifier, Tier 1**

  • Scavenger at Level 11. Picking up ammo reduces the cooldown of your grenade and Throwing Knife.
  • Keyhole at Level 15. Golden Gun overpenetrates and can damage multiple targets.
  • Gunslinger's Trance at Level 26. Precision kills increase weapon Stability. Stacks up to three times.

Stat Modifier, Tier 2

  • Way of the Drifter at Level 12. Training focused on all attributes. +2 Armor/Agility, +1 Recovery
  • Way of the Fearless at Level 16. Training focused on toughness at all costs. +5 Armor
  • Way of the Nomad at Level 27. Training focused on maximum battle Recovery. +4 Recovery, +1 Agility

**Ability Modifier, Tier 2**

  • Chain of Woe at Level 13. Precision kills increase weapon reload speed. Stacks up to three times.
  • Over the Horizon at Level 17. Increases the range of Golden Gun. +1 Agility.
  • Gambler's Dagger at Level 28. Gain an additional Throwing Knife.

Bladedancer

Grenades

  • Flux Grenade at Level 2. An explosive grenade that deals additional damage when attached to enemies.
  • Skip Grenade at Level 7. A grenade that splits on impact, creating multiple projectiles that seek enemies.
  • Arcbolt Grenade at Level 18. A grenade that chains bolts of lightning to nearby enemies.

**Jumping**

  • Double Jump at Level 3. Jump a second time after leaving the ground.
  • Higher Jump at Level 8. Upgrades Double Jump for even greater height.
  • Better Control at Level 19. Upgrades Double Jump for better directional control while in the air. +1 Recovery.
  • Blink at Level 23. A short-distance teleport that replaces Double Jump.

Super

  • Arc Blade at Level 4. Charge your blade with Arc Light, and consume your foes with lightning. Has a recharge time of four minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Showstopper at Level 9. A lethal area-of-effect explosion with 7-meter radius.
  • Razor's Edge at Level 20. A powerful, ground-based, ranged energy wave.
  • Vanish at Level 24. Cloaking effect that allows user to disappear from sight.

**Melee**

  • Blink Strike at Level 5. A powerful melee attack with extended range.
  • Backstab at Level 10. Doubles damage when hitting targets from behind.
  • Escape Artist at Level 21. Allows the user to cloak instantly after hitting a target with Blink Strike.
  • Fast Twitch at Level 25. Reduces the cooldown of Blink Strike.

Stat Modifier, Tier 1

  • Path Forgotten at Level 6. Training focused on toughness and speed. +2 Armor/Agility
  • Path Forbidden at Level 14. Training focused on battle Recovery and speed. +2 Recovery/Agility
  • Path Unknown at Level 22. Training focused on battle Recovery and toughness. +2 Armor/Recovery

**Ability Modifier, Tier 1**

  • Fleet Footed at Level 11. Increases maximum sprint speed and extends slide distance. +1 Agility.
  • Quick Draw at Level 15. Weapons ready immediately after dealing damage with any knife attack.
  • Shadowjack at Level 26. Increases the duration of invisibility effects.

Stat Modifier, Tier 2

  • Way of the Drifter at Level 12. Training focused on all attributes. +2 Armor/Agility, +1 Recovery
  • Way of the Fearless at Level 16. Training focused on toughness at all costs. +5 Armor
  • Way of the Nomad at Level 27. Training focused on maximum battle Recovery. +4 Recovery, +1 Agility

**Ability Modifier, Tier 2**

  • Encore at Level 13. Killing an enemy with Arc Blade extends its duration.
  • Stalker at Level 17. Gain invisibility after crouching in place for a short time.
  • Hungering Blade at Level 28. Kills with Arc Blade and Blink Strike immediately regenerate health.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Activision
  • Platforms
    PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    FPS
  • Guide Release
    8 September 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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The Traveler blessed us with new life, terraforming our solar system and allowing us to make great strides as a civilisation. That is, until the Darkness came. Now the Traveler hangs suspended over the last bastion of humanity, floating alone. Out of those remnants, you are awoken as a Guardian to fight against the tides of Darkness. Look up to the stars and claim your destiny.

Walk with us as we show you how to get the most out of your Destiny experience. In the guide you will find:

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