With Lightfall just around the corner, interest in each of the new Strand subclasses is at a high and the Warlock looks like they might be one of the most interesting to use. The Destiny 2 Warlock Strand subclass Broodweaver will help our Guardians explore the city of Neomuna, the home of the Cloudstriders, a group of advanced humans who have prospered on Neptune and give the class a whole new aspect when it comes to how it plays.
As you prepare to head to Neomuna and face off against the Witness and his new disciple Callus, it’s time to brush up on what Strand brings to the Warlock class in Destiny 2. This guide will touch on what we know about the Destiny 2 Strand subclass for the Warlock.
Destiny 2 Warlock Strand subclass Broodweaver
In Destiny 2 the Warlock Strand subclass, the Broodweaver is capable of “effortlessly manipulate the Weave using only their mind. From the backline, these telekinetic sorcerers can even twist Strand into sentient creatures to do their bidding,” according to the Lightfall website.
As with the Titans, Bungie recently changed the official name of the Warlock Strand subclass from Architect to Broodweaver. Any Destiny 2 player will attest to being absolutely sick of being killed by the mysterious “architects” (which usually means the game decided to yeet you into a wall for no discernible reason), but that’s unlikely to have much to do with it. It’s more likely to reflect that the Broodweaver is capable of crafting weapons of death from the Weave itself.
If we just go back and read that again: “twist Strand into sentient creatures”. Now the trailers don’t show any sign of this particular ability, it’s pretty clear that the Broodweaver will be able to summon allies from the Weave itself.
This is exciting for a number of reasons – most notably the link between the word “brood” and the Hive, whose identifying colour is the same bright, otherworldly green as Strand energy. Now, we might be reaching here, but could the Broodweaver summon or create their own version of Hive Thralls? We’re giddy at the thought.
The big question is where such an ability fits into the Warlock’s arsenal. We know the Grappling Hook uses a grenade slot, but we have also seen a different version of the grenade used by Warlocks.
In the Game Awards trailer, we see the Broodweaver hurl a grenade into a crowd of Cabal that suspends those caught in its radius on vertical threads of Darkness. They’re unable to move and are completely at the mercy of the follow-up attack by a nearby Titan.
We have seen a great deal of the Warlock’s Super though. Missile Barrage does exactly what it says on the tin, summoning a wall of missiles that smash through the enemy defence with brutal precision.
As with the Hunter and Titan subclasses, some of this is just conjecture. We’ve yet to see concrete evidence of what the Destiny 2 Warlock Strand subclass Broodweaver can do, but we’re sure Bungie will reveal more as we draw closer to Lightfall on all the Destiny 2 Strand subclasses for each one.