Since the 3.0 subclass update in Destiny 2, all classes now have access to the same Void grenades. These grenades range from incredible to nearly useless, so we’ll take an in-depth look at each of them to determine which are the best!
This list is going to be split in half—the first for PVE content and the second for PVP. We’ll also look briefly take a look at what makes a Void grenade good in both PVE and PVP, so make sure to check that out, too!
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7 Best Void Grenades for PvE
In PVE, grenades have a very important role. You can use them as a major source of ad-clear, boss DPS, or for utility purposes like applying a debuff. Here’s each Void grenade in Destiny 2 ranked from worst to best in PVE.
Using the Axion Bolt in PVP doesn’t usually make any sense. It does do decent damage, but when compared to all the other grenades, it just feels like a joke for PVE. It’ll be much higher on the PVP list, but avoid it outside of that. It can be funny to watch it track a Dreg sometimes, though.
Spike Grenade sticks onto a surface and shoots up a cone of Void damage for a few seconds. This long AOE can allow for some interesting grenade placement, but it’s usually just an annoyance. It isn’t useless, but it’s just too specific for most situations. Its damage is pretty solid, though — if you like it, feel free to use it.
Scatter Grenade is great for killing bunched-up ads, but that’s about it. While it feels great to use, unfortunately, it just doesn’t do enough to beat the best PVE grenades. This is a pretty decent choice for someone who wants a more traditional grenade, though.
This one tracks to enemies and sticks on them, then does two bursts of damage. If you like the idea of being able to more carelessly throw grenades around, then this one is great, but it’s not the most practical choice.
Voidwall Grenade makes a long line of Void damage on the ground and can be pretty useful. It covers a very large area and does respectable damage, so if nothing else, it can be great in specific situations where you need long lines of damage.
Suppression Grenade is great because it suppresses enemies. This is an incredibly powerful ability, and it’s one of the only easy ways to apply the debuff. There’s always a good use for Suppression Grenade on every fireteam. The only downside here is that it takes a while to get used to the way it bounces, since every other grenade just explodes on impact.
Vortex Grenade is simply the best PVE grenade in Destiny 2 for most situations. While it doesn’t have the utility of Suppression Grenade, its universal strength makes it the best default pick. It’s especially good on Warlocks, who get an augment that increases its AOE and damage.
7 Best Void Grenades Ranked for PvP
Grenades in PVP serve a different purpose than they do in PVE. Of course they’re still used to damage and/or kill enemies, but they’re also important for map control. Grenades are often used to push enemies away from an area or to clear out said areas. Here are all the Void grenades ranked for PVP.
This is a similar situation to Axion Bolt in the PVE list. Both are great grenades in their intended area, and for Suppression Grenade, that means it really doesn’t see a ton of use in PVP. Suppression Grenades were simply not meant for this purpose.
Voidwall isn’t a bad grenade for PVP, but you have to use it in specific ways. Since most people aren’t going to just walk into a line of fire on the ground like ads in PVE will (most of the time), they’re mainly used as zoning tools in modes like Control or Rift. They can be great sometimes, but they’re inconsistent.
Scatter Grenade is pretty good because it does all of its damage very quickly, but this is its only real upside. If all you care about is raw damage, then Scatter Grenade might be right for you. It’s a perfectly average grenade, but it doesn’t do anything special.
Spike Grenade is pretty much the same in PVP and PVE, except that it’s harder to get actual people to walk into a very obvious cone of death. If you’re good with it, you might be able to pull off some impressive stuff since its AOE is quite large, but it’s not the strongest pick.
This grenade tracks and sticks to people, so of course it’s good in PVP. It might not be flashy, but that’s a part of what it makes it so good. It’s a very easy grenade to land kills with, and while it might not be the best overall, it’s certainly fun to use.
Vortex Grenade is always good in PVP because of how long it stays around. For Warlocks, especially, Vortex Grenade is incredible in PVP. Even for non-Warlocks, though, Vortex Grenade is strong and always worth using.
If Magnetic and Vortex Grenade are easy to use, then Axion Bolt is the novice difficulty. You just throw it in someone’s general direction and usually get a free kill. Its tracking ability doesn’t do much at all in PVE, but as soon as you use it in PVP, you understand why it’s so good.
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