Destiny 2 has never been shy about leaning further and further into the MMO aspects of the game. The development team has gradually tried to increase the focus on acquisition and stat management, from specific weapon combinations serving as the meta for different PvE and PvP activities to adding modifiers and roll-specific perks.
But one area that hasn’t seen this same treatment is the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock subclasses. At least until the release of Stasis and the Fragments and Aspects systems, that is. In this article, we’ll be exploring Fragments — what they are, how to earn them, and which Stasis Fragments are currently the best.
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What Are Stasis Fragments?
Fragments are Stasis subclass modifiers that provide passive bonuses to your Guardian.
These benefits are relegated to Stasis abilities or damage once Stasis has been executed and typically decrease a base stat to maintain balance. You can typically equip between two to three Fragments at a time, depending on the Aspect you’re running with.
How Do You Unlock Stasis Fragments?
It can be easy to completely miss out on the best Fragments Destiny 2 has to offer due to how long they take to unlock. While fragments end up becoming easier to acquire, their mission chains won’t unlock until you earn your first Aspect.
Here’s what you’ll need to complete to start unlocking Fragments:
- Complete the Beyond Light Campaign
- Complete the Born in Darkness questline (5 steps)
Once you’ve acquired your first Aspect, simply go back to the Exo Stranger on Europa. At this point, she should allow you to choose two Fragment questlines per week. These are relatively simple quests that let you opt between Strike, Gambit, or Crucible options. You don’t need to run one of each and can instead double up on whichever game mode you play the most.
From there, just keep running two of these quests per week, and you’ll gradually unlock the ten Fragments. Just know that you need to unlock all of the original Fragments before you can earn the new drops from Season of the Chosen.
Every Stasis Fragment in Destiny 2 Ranked From Worst to Best
Fragments are just like any other system in Destiny 2. Some are fantastic and worth playing with, while others are either mediocre or limited to a specific use case. Luckily, you do have the option to choose which ones you unlock first, meaning that you don’t have to waste time with lesser Fragments upfront.
To help you get the most out of your Fragment unlocks, here are all Fragments in Destiny 2 ranked from worst to best.
10. Whisper of Fractures
Melee energy recharges faster while you are near two or more combatants. (-10 Discipline)
This ability is all about letting enemies surround you. The more enemies are near you, the more your melee regeneration compounds. This is great in theory (especially for Battlegrounds), but more often than not, you’ll be struggling to have even two enemies nearby.
On top of that, the Stasis melee abilities aren’t the real benefit of those subclasses. This means you’re likely wasting a Fragment slot if you opt for Whisper of Fractures.
What’s it best for? Battlegrounds, and that’s it.
9. Whisper of Refraction
Defeating slowed or frozen targets grants class ability energy.
Defeating enemies when slowed or frozen by Stasis will provide a minor recharge of class abilities. The more difficult the enemy, the greater the recharge rate, meaning any affected majors or boss-types can almost bring back half of your energy.
This buff’s real limitation is that it’s only useful if you build around the freezing ability. The standard class functions of Titans and Warlocks simply don’t leverage the freezing or slowed abilities effectively enough to make it useful.
What’s it best for? This Fragment is really only useful for Hunters who favor AOE freezing abilities with their melee, super, and dodge abilities.
8. Whisper of Bonds
Defeating frozen targets with weapons grants Super energy. (-10 Intellect / -10 Discipline)
There’s a lot of wiggle room with Fragments. On the surface, this appears to say you’ll need to land final blows with your weapon to activate this ability. However, just landing weapon damage before death will do the trick. Unfortunately, the actual Super regeneration is fairly low, meaning that you’ll need to take out multiple enemies to see a sizable boost.
What’s it good for? This again makes this best suited for Hunters, who have greater potential to freeze larger groups of enemies. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to balance out the stat losses with armor boosts, especially if you plan to use this in Crucible.
7. Whisper of Impetus
Damaging targets with a Stasis melee reloads stowed weapons and grants a temporary boost to weapon-ready speed.
If you’re going to opt for a melee-focused Fragment, this is the one for you. Typically if you can land a punch, you’ll take out minor enemies or freeze major ones, allowing you to shatter them. Being able to immediately fire on other enemies with a boost is a serious benefit, especially if you’ve just emptied your clip.
What’s it good for? This is once again best for Hunters, who will get the greatest benefit from the handling boost it provides. However, it’s also a good PvP or high-level PvE ability thanks to the reload capabilities.
6. Whisper of Durance
Slows from your abilities, and abilities that linger last longer. (+10 Strength)
Having the opportunity to increase the duration of slowing effects is a major boon, especially for Hunters. Duskfield Grenades almost double their staying power, while other abilities typically see a two to four-second increase. It’s handy for stalling large groups of enemies or blinding a major enemy or Guardian in order to unleash additional damage.
What’s it good for? Hunters using Duskfield Grenades will get the most out of this Fragment. It’s useful in both PvE and PvP.
5. Whisper of Torment
You gain grenade energy each time you take damage from combatants.
Taking damage only to regenerate grenade energy is an excellent perk for any class. It is limited to one damage source, meaning taking on fire from multiple targets won’t stack the regeneration. But honestly, it doesn’t need it, and just being under fire can bring your grenade back in 20-30 seconds.
Try to stack this with high Discipline armor or grenade regeneration mods to keep pumping out your ability to throw.
What’s it good for? This Fragment is great for any class that wants to focus on using grenade abilities in any encounter. Equip with Whisper of Fissures for additional benefits.
4. Whisper of Fissures
Increases the damage and size of the burst of Stasis when you destroy a Stasis crystal or defeat a frozen target.
Shattering stasis crystals is a satisfying ability that is only compounded by this Fragment. Not only will you increase the damage output, but the AOE significantly increases, potentially doubling the range. This is another useful option for any class but will be especially beneficial to Titans, whose entire super ability hinges on freezing and shattering.
What’s it good for? Pair with any ability that freezes enemies. Especially useful when using Vesper of Radius or Glacier Grenades.
3. Whisper of Chains
While you are near frozen targets or a friendly Stasis crystal, you take reduced damage from targets.
The one drawback of Stasis is how offense-focused the abilities are. This can leave you high and dry if you’re waiting on abilities to regenerate or use up your super in the middle of large groups of enemies. Luckily, Whisper of Chains alleviates that issue by greatly reducing damage as you and your Fireteam layout frozen crystals.
What’s it best for? High-level PvE events or coordinated PvP runs. It’s most useful for Warlocks and Titans when executing their Supers.
2. Whisper of Shards
Shattering a Stasis crystal temporarily boosts grenade recharge rate and any additional crystals that are shattered extend the duration. (+10 Resilience)
The best thing about this Fragment is that it doesn’t require you to eliminate enemies to gain the Grenade regen boost. In fact, you don’t even need to shatter your own crystals. And the more you destroy, the longer this benefit lasts.
Expect to see your grenade ability return in 15-20 seconds if you achieve the longer duration. And if equipped with high Discipline stats or any other modifiers, you can easily halve the amount of time needed to regenerate.
What’s it best for? Great for any class in PvE and PvP, especially if you’re running with a freezing-focused Fireteam.
1. Whisper of Hedrons
Gain a weapon damage bonus after freezing a target with Stasis. (-10 Strength)
The damage boost from Whisper of Hedrons is ridiculous. It lasts for ten seconds and can stack with specific weapon buffs. On top of that, it’s another ability that doesn’t require you to eliminate targets to activate, making it incredibly useful for finishing off enemies that you’ve frozen.
All in all, this is simply the best of the best Stasis Fragments Destiny 2 has to offer.
What’s it best for? Every subclass can benefit from this ability, and it’s useful in both PvE and PvP content.
Further Into the Darkness
The best Fragments Destiny 2 are an exciting addition to the game, further indulging the min-maxing capabilities present in armor and weapons. Be sure to let your Fireteam know which Fragments they should be using by sharing this to your favorite social platform. And for the latest on Destiny 2, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.