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Destiny 2 Woven Mail – what it does and how to get it

Find out all there is to know about the Destiny 2 Woven Mail effect for Strand subclasses to help make the best Strand builds you can around this buff.

Destiny 2 Woven Mail: A STrand Titan wielding their Strand blades during their Super.

Destiny 2 Woven Mail is one of the many new gameplay mechanics introduced with Strand, alongside the likes of Tangles, Suspend, and Sever. These terms require a bit of explaining, however, since it’s not immediately obvious what each of them do, especially Woven Mail. Luckily, here’s everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Woven Mail, from what it does and how to get it, to how Woven Mail can stack with Resistance.

Before learning more about Destiny 2 Woven Mail, make sure you have an understanding of the Destiny 2 Strand subclasses you’re using. If you’re unsure of how to unlock Strand in Destiny 2, then we’ve got you covered in that department as well. We’ve used Woven Mail while exploring Neomuna for our Destiny 2 Lightfall review.

Destiny 2 Woven Mail

Destiny 2 Woven Mail is a Strand buff that protects the Guardian with Strand matter, reducing incoming damage. In PvP, Woven Mail will only reduce damage taken to the body, with head damage and melee damage remaining the same.

Woven Mail is great for improving your survivability in combat, granting significant damage reduction. What’s more, Woven Mail also stacks with the Resistance stat to further increase damage resistance. According to ‘Aceblast135’ on Reddit, Woven Mail and tier 10 Resistance totals a 72% damage reduction.

Here are the calculations for how Woven Mail stacks with Resistance:

  • Tier 7 Resistance + Woven Mail = 68.4% damage resistance
  • Tier 8 Resistance + Woven Mail = 69.6% damage resistance
  • Tier 9 Resistance + Woven Mail = 70.8% damage resistance
  • Tier 10 Resistance + Woven Mail = 72% damage resistance

This means that, if you’re aiming to have Woven Mail consistently, you could either choose to have less Resistance and allocate your stats elsewhere, or maintain tier 10 Resistance and Woven Mail for even more damage reduction.

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How to get Woven Mail in Destiny 2

Here are all the ways to get Woven Mail in Destiny 2:

  • Into the Fray Titan Aspect – Destroying a Tangle or casting your Super grants Woven Mail for nearby allies. While you have Woven Mail, your melee regeneration rate is increased.
  • Thread of Warding Strand Fragment – Picking up an Orb of Power grants Woven Mail
  • Abeyant Leap Titan Exotic legs – Drengr’s Lash spawns two additional projectiles, tracks targets more aggressively, and travels farther. Gain Woven Mail when suspending targets.
  • Crytarachne’s Façade Hunter Exotic helmet – Gain Woven Mail when activating grapple. Increased flinch resistance while Woven Mail is active.

While all three Strand subclasses have access to Woven Mail through the Thread of Warding Destiny 2 Strand Fragments, Hunters and Titans will have an easier time activating this powerful buff.

The Titan class has the Into the Fray Aspect which will grant Woven Mail upon destroying a Tangle or casting your Super. To make best use of this, you’ll want to focus on creating and destroying Tangles. Furthermore, Titans also have the Abeyant Leap Exotic leg armour at their disposal, granting Woven Mail when suspending enemies. Casting your barricade among other abilities in a Titan’s arsenal will cause Suspend frequently, thereby granting Woven Mail with ease.

Similarly, Hunters can use the Crytarachne’s Façade Exotic helmet which will grant Woven Mail when activating the grapple ability. To make best use of this, you’ll want to use anything that gets your grenade ability back faster, such as improving the Discipline stat or using a Grenade Kickstart mod.

That’s all there is to know about Destiny 2 Woven Mail, including what it does and how to get it. Now you’re ready to become nearly invincible thanks to your newfound Strand powers. However, to make the most out of Woven Mail and other powerful buffs and abilities, you’ll want to make sure you have the best Destiny 2 Titan build, the best Destiny 2 Warlock build, or the best Destiny 2 Hunter build you can get.