Speaker's Sight Solar Warlock Build (2024)

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Speaker’s Sight Solar Warlock Build

The Final Shape

Welcome to the Speaker's Sight Solar Warlock build guide! You're going the full support route with this build. Offering your fireteam near unlimited healing with No Hesitation and turret style Healing Grenades transformed by Speaker's Sight. Opting for Song of Flame instead of Well of Radiance for the added damage resistance and ability regeneration.

If you've found that Destiny 2 hasn't helped you fulfill a healer's role, this build is sure to give you that satisfaction. Master the power of the Solar Light and your comrades are going to thank you until the Traveler comes home. This support build gives you a good balance of restorative and offensive capabilities. Gjallarhorn empowers your fireteam's rocket launchers with Wolfpack Rounds and Physic even gives you Restoration when rapidly healing allies with No Hesitation. A drawback of this build is its strength in fireteams makes it shine. When playing solo, you aren't able to take advantage of all your primary weapon's benefits.

A final note for support is your ability to create Orbs of Power when healing allies because of Speaker's Sight. Incandescent, Celestial Fire, and Hellion help you spread Scorch to drive Ember of Singeing. Having a near infinite uptime on Restoration keeps you in the game so you can keep supporting your fireteam. Ember of Benevolence is going to be working overtime, keeping all of your abilities charged by just playing your role as a Guardian medic.

WARNING: The Speaker's Sight Exotic helmet, The Call sidearm, and No Hesitation auto rifle require The Final Shape DLC to unlock. Gjallarhorn requires the 30th Anniversary DLC to unlock.

Pros

  • Unique playstyle.
  • High ability uptime.
  • Very strong self healing.

Cons

  • Less optimal in solo play.
  • Locked into Healing Grenade.

Gameplay Loop

The focus of the Speaker's Sight Solar Warlock is to be a beacon of support for your fireteam all without using Well of Radiance and spamming your abilities whenever they are fully charged.

  1. Throw a Healing Grenade at your feet or an ally to apply Cure. This grenade ability is transformed into a healing turret able to continuously heal nearby Guardians, thanks toSpeaker's Sight.
  2. Cast Phoenix Dive to apply Cure and activate your Hellion aspect. This sentient Solar turret attacks nearby targets and applies Scorch.
  3. Cast Celestial Fire to apply more Scorch.
  4. Damaging enemies with No Hesitation fills up its healing charge. Hipfire this weapon in the direction of allies to heal them. You're able to heal friendly Guardians with this weapon when your reticle changes.
  5. Every source of healing you have drives Ember of Benevolence to its fullest potential, filling all of your abilities quickly.
  6. Incandescent, Celestial Fire, and Hellion all Scorch enemy targets, activating Ember of Singeing to recharge Phoenix Dive.
  7. Cast Song of Flame during damage phases on bosses or during ad dense encounters to gain Radiant and apply a damage resistance to nearby allies.

Ability Breakdown

Super

  • Song of Flame
    • Casting this Super ability turns you into a roaming beacon of Solar Light. Your Grenade ability becomes a small sentient phoenix that seeks out targets, creating an explosion that Scorches. Your melee ability is supercharged and sends out extra projectiles to apply even more Scorch. While active, you and nearby Guardians gain Radiant and damage resistance, yours being 90% and your allies 30%. Your abilities recharge at an extremely fast rate and when the Super ends, they are refilled completely.

Abilities

  • Phoenix Dive - Jump in the air and activate your class ability. You and surrounding allies gain 2 stacks of Cure.
  • Burst Glide - Your jump ability is up to you, but the example setup uses Burst Glide.
  • Celestial Fire - Send out a spiral of three explosive Solar bolts, applies Scorch on hit.
  • Healing Grenade - This is the only Grenade ability that interacts with Speaker's Sight. Applies Cure on impact and Restoration when picked up for 4 seconds. Speaker's Sight turns this into a turret that heals multiple times while active.

Aspects

  • Touch of Flame - Doubles the Cure and Restoration effects of your Healing Grenade. You're fully leaning into support with this build, so Touch of Flame is an obvious choice.
  • Hellion - Casting Phoenix Dive summons a Solar turret that stays with you. This turret fires mortars at nearby enemy targets that apply Scorch on hit. This aspect is purely for the added Scorch it causes.

Fragments

  • Ember of Benevolence - You are constantly applying Restoration and Cure to your allies on Solar Warlock while using Speaker's Sight. Benevolence grants you an increased recharge rate to your abilities after applying these effects.
    • This fragment costs 10 Discipline.
  • Ember of Empyrean - All Solar final blows from weapons and abilities extend the duration of your active Restoration buff. Between this and healing other Guardians, Restoration is going to be up most of the time.
    • This fragment costs 10 Resilience.
  • Ember of Mercy - When you revive an ally, you and nearby allies gain Restoration. This further increases your level of support. Firesprites are spawned with Elemental Siphon, also granting you Restoration.
    • This fragment gives you 10 Resilience.
  • Ember of Singeing - Your class ability is constantly recharged by applying Scorch to targets. Incandescent, Celestial Fire, and Hellion all Scorch targets to help this fragment run full time.

Gearing

Required Gear

Speaker's Sight

  • Your Healing grenades are modified to be a sentient turret that sends out healing orbs to you and your allies every few seconds. Healing allies occasionally spawn an Orb of Power. Speaker's Sight is your primary mode of support while on Solar Warlock, between the healing and Orb of Power generation.

How to acquire:

  • Complete The Final Shape campaign on Legend difficulty.
  • Decrypting exotic engrams at Rahool if unlocked.
  • Farm the expert lost sector on helmet Armor days.
  • Note: The Speaker's Sight Exotic helmet requires The Final Shape DLC to unlock.

Stat Priorities

  • Resilience > Discipline > Recovery.
  • Resilience is always the most coveted stat when in a PVE environment. It increases your damage resistance and shield capacity. The goal is 100 Resilience.
  • Discipline decreases the cooldown on your grenade ability, allowing it to charge faster.
  • Recovery governs the cooldown on the Warlocks class ability and decreases the time it takes to regenerate your health and shields.

Learn more about the Stats available to you in Destiny 2 with our dedicated guide.

Armor Mods

  • Helmet
    • Harmonic Siphon - Rapid Solar weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.
    • Heavy Ammo Finder - Increases the drop chance of Heavy ammo upon defeat of an opponent.
    • Powerful Friends - Collecting an Orb of Power causes nearby allies to increase their current armor charge by 1.
  • Gauntlets
    • Harmonic Loader - Increases reload speed of Solar weapons.
    • Focusing Strike - Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a powered melee attack.
    • Impact Induction - Causing damage with a powered melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.
  • Chest
    • Charged Up - Increases the maximum number of armor charge stacks you can carry by 1.
    • Resist/Reserve mods of your choice - Choose for the activity you are going into!
  • Leg
    • Solar Weapon Surge - Your Solar weapons gain a small bonus to damage while you have any armor charge. Your armor charges now decay over time.
    • Insulation - Reduces class ability cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.
    • Innervation - Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.
  • Bond
    • Bomber - Reduces grenade cooldown when using your class ability.
    • Time Dilation - Your decaying armor charges have a longer duration.
    • Powerful Attraction - Automatically collects nearby Orbs of Power when you activate your class ability.

Armor Mods are unlocked by progressing your Guardian Rank. Check out the Guardian Ranks Guide for more information.

Artifact Mods

  • Unstoppable Sidearm - An active way to stun Unstoppable Champions with your sidearm with 100% uptime.
  • Winning Hand - While using weapons with Dealer's Choice, precision or rapid final blows cause the target to explode. Since you're using two weapons with this origin trait, this explosion is made more powerful.
  • Press The Advantage - Gain a buff to your weapon stability, handling and reload speed when you break an enemy combatant's shield.
  • Elemental Siphon - Create a Firesprite when rapidly defeating targets with a Solar weapon.
  • Radiant Orbs - Gain Radiant when picking up an orb of power while you have Song of Flame equipped.
  • Shieldcrush - While you are Radiant, your Healing Grenade recharges 20% faster.
  • Prismatic Transfer - When you cast Song of Flame, your fireteam members gain a boost to weapon damage when they do not have a Solar Super ability equipped.

Recommended Weapons

  • Kinetic Weapon: The Call - This fresh take on the newly introduced rocket frame sidearm is a powerhouse in the Kinetic slot. With a huge ammo economy and high damage output, this is an easy choice for your special weapon. It gives you the ability to stun Unstoppable Champions with Unstoppable Sidearm. The Call is locked behind The Final Shape DLC.
  • Energy Weapon: No Hesitation - A unique weapon with the intrinsic ability to provide healing to friendly Guardians. The Speaker's Sight Solar Warlock build thrives off of the use of this auto rifle. No Hesitation is locked behind The Final Shape DLC.
  • Power Weapon: Gjallarhorn - A powerful weapon with deep ammo reserves that suites all kinds of encounters. The main perk here is that it applies Wolfpack Rounds to your ally's Legendary rocket launchers for even deeper support. Gjallarhorn is locked behind the 30th Anniversary DLC.

Variants

New Light

Solo

Best in Slot

Ability Swaps

  • Swap Song of Flame for Well of Radiance.
    • Song of Flame is locked behind The Final Shape DLC so Well of Radiance gives you the ability to still provide some support to allies.
  • Swap Hellion for Heat Rises.
    • Hellion is locked behind The Final Shape DLC and Heat Rises gives you some much needed ability regeneration.
  • Your fragments can all remain as shown, but the potency of your support is greatly reduced as a New Light.

Gear Swaps

  • Swap The Call for The Mountaintop.
    • The Call is locked behind The Final Shape DLC. The Mountaintop gives you a decent special weapon that is free for all players and earned by playing Onslaught.
  • Swap No Hesitation for Sunshot.
    • No Hesitation is locked behind The Final Shape DLC. Sunshot is free for all players and can be earned right away by purchasing the Solar New Light Kit from Ikora Rey. Sunshot gives you a perfect Exotic weapon that still helps drive your benefits from Scorch.
  • Swap Gjallarhorn for Marsilion-C.
    • Gjallarhorn is locked behind the 30th Anniversary DLC. Marsilion gives you a Solar power weapon capable of putting out decent damage and ad clear.
  • Swap Speaker's Sight for Verity's Brow.
    • Verity's Brow is earned by the Solar New Light Kit from Ikora Rey and still gives you a way to support your fireteam. A legendary set of armor can be earned from any world drop source.

Gear Swaps

  • Swap No Hesitation for Sunshot.
    • No Hesitation provides zero benefit when playing solo. Consider using Sunshot for a top tier Exotic primary weapon.
  • Swap Gjallarhorn for Apex Predator.
    • Apex Predator gives you a high damage output power weapon capable of rolling with Demolitionist. This means that when you cast Song of Flame, every time you throw your grenade ability you can reload the weapon.
  • Swap Powerful Friends for any other helmet mod.
    • Powerful Friends only benefits fireteam members so this is wasted here.
  • This is already the best in slot version of the Speaker's Sight Solar Warlock build. Artifice armor can be earned from Crucible in the Competitive playlist as well as any master difficulty dungeon. The Echo set shown drops from Grasp of Avarice which is locked behind the 30th Anniversary DLC.

Summary

The Speaker's Sight Solar Warlock provides you with a support playstyle that many Guardians have hungered for over the years. Give you and your allies massive amounts of healing from your weapons and abilities that are in high demand during more difficult activities. This build channels the power of the Solar Light in a different way, adding a little variety to your loadouts. Never hear "Guardian down" again!

Credits

Written by: SquirrelyDan

Reviewed by: ShieldMaiden, Dredscythe

Speaker's Sight Solar Warlock Build (2024)

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