Subclass customization has finally returned to the Destiny franchise with the Beyond Light expansion. Instead of using a node-based skill grid as the original game did, Bungie introduced two new items named Aspects and Fragments that provide passive and active effects.
Fragments are where Stasis goes from a solid Subclass to a top-tier pick. These passive bonuses range from granting stronger Stasis detonations to increased weapon damage after freezing a target. Since you can only obtain two a week from the Exo Stranger, picking the best Fragments for your build is a massive timesaver. For those looking for the best Fragments, here are all of Destiny 2’s Stasis Fragments ranked from worst to best.
Updated December 24th, 2020 by Charles Burgar: Now that Stasis has reached its peak with the release of every Aspect and Fragment, Guardians have uncovered new strategies with certain Fragments that went unnoted in our list. Furthermore, Bungie also tweaked the Whisper of Bonds Fragment to make it less powerful than it was previously. We have updated the list to not only reflect these changes but to also note a few unique interactions these Fragments have with certain abilities and Exotics.
6 Whisper Of Refraction
Whisper of Refraction: Defeating slowed or frozen targets grants you class ability energy.
Any slowed or frozen targets you defeat while this Fragment is equipped will recharge around 15% of your class ability. This Fragment has no internal cooldown and gives the same returns if the enemy is chilled or frozen, making this a solid choice for Shadebinder Warlocks and Revenant Hunters.
This Fragment will prove to be a fantastic choice for Crucible players as dodges, Barricades, and Rifts with the Frostpulse Aspect are incredibly strong when utilized properly. Note that Icefall Mantle and Mask of Bakris disable this Fragment while your class ability is unable to regenerate, significantly reducing the effectiveness of this Fragment in certain builds.
That said, Hunters can have 100% uptime on The Dragon’s Shadow’s Wraithmetal Mail if they can achieve two kills every ten seconds. Shadebinder Warlocks should also consider using this with Vesper of Radius and the Frostpulse Aspect to have a Rift always at the ready. Behemoth Titans can safely skip this Fragment unless you plan on making a build with Khepri’s Horn or Citan’s Ramparts.
5 Whisper Of Durance
Whisper of Durance: Slows from your abilities last longer. For those abilities that linger, their duration will also increase. +10 Strength.
Whisper of Durance causes all slow debuffs from your Stasis abilities to last much longer, causing them to last around ten seconds. This Fragment’s true strength comes in the increased ability duration.
Duskfield Grenades gain four additional seconds of uptime with this Fragment, causing them to last ten seconds instead of six. The Revenant’s Silence And Squall Super also gains a duration increase, causing the ice tornado to last around 16 seconds instead of 12.
Since Revenants have by far the most methods of applying slows, they are the Subclass that will get the most out of this Fragment. Use the Mask of Bakris Exotic to slow targets for ten seconds when you dodge, teleporting you to a safe distance and allowing you to freeze them with a Withering Blade. Since the other two classes focus more on freezing and shattering, they will see much less mileage out of Durance when compared to other choices. Revenants will want to pair this Fragment with Duskfield Grenades to gain an absurd amount of area denial in their kit.
4 Whisper Of Bonds
Whisper of Bonds: Defeating frozen targets with weapons grants you Super energy. -10 Intellect and -10 Discipline.
Orpheus Rig has become a Stasis Fragment somewhat in the form of Whisper of Bonds. With this Fragment equipped, defeating frozen enemies with weapons will grant you Super energy at the cost of ten intellect and ten discipline.
This description implies that you must achieve weapon final blows for this to work, but this is not the case; you only need to hit a target with your gun before they die to get this Fragment to activate. Every enemy grants 2.5% Super energy on kill. While that sounds low, freezing a small group of enemies can generate a large chunk of Super energy. Shadebinders can use this Fragment to great effect when paired with Coldsnap Grenades, capable of obtaining their Super in under a minute. Behemoths might want to skip this Fragment unless they use Coldsnap Grenades.
Revenants take this Fragment to the next level. Silence and Squall kills will grant Super energy since it isn’t a roaming Super. Freeze a group with Silence before shooting them to gain a substantial amount of your Super back. While this Fragment doesn’t reach the same heights as Orpheus Rig, it comes pretty close in the right circumstances. The stat negatives make this Fragment hard to recommend in PvP, however.
3 Whisper Of Fissures
Whisper of Fissures: Increases the damage and size of the burst of Stasis when you destroy a Stasis crystal or defeat a frozen target.
Any build that focuses on shattering Stasis crystals will want to pick up Whisper of Fissures. This Fragment will increase the damage and size of Stasis detonations while equipped.
It’s hard to quantify how much of a difference this makes, but it is definitely noticeable. The area coverage and damage increase seem to be twice as much, turning Glacier Grenades into miniature nukes if shattered quickly. Every class can benefit from this to some degree. Shadebinders freeze so many targets that this provides a solid chunk of add clear—particularly with Rifts when paired with Vesper of Radius. Behemoths and Revenants can also detonate Stasis with ease, making Whisper of Fissures one of the strongest Fragments if paired with Glacier Grenades.
2 Whisper Of Shards
Whisper of Shards: Shattering a Stasis crystal temporarily boosts your grenade recharge rate. Shattering additional Stasis crystals increases the duration of this benefit. +10 Resilience.
With Whisper of Shards equipped, any Stasis crystals you destroy will grant a temporary boost to your grenade recharge rate. It also grants ten extra resilience. Every crystal destroyed grants five seconds to this buff. Destroying multiple crystals will increase the buff’s duration to a maximum of ten seconds.
The regeneration bonus is on par with the Grenadier modifier seen in strikes and Nightfalls. A ten-second buff from Whisper of Shards grants around 70% grenade energy in PvE and 50% grenade energy in PvP. Couple this with a high discipline stat and you can have a grenade up every eight to ten seconds. Glacier Grenades and Salvation’s Grip synergize best with this Fragment. If you are a Shadebinder Warlock, this is a must-own.
1 Whisper Of Hedrons
Whisper of Hedrons: Gain a bonus to weapon damage after freezing a target with Stasis. -10 Strength.
No Fragment introduced in Beyond Light matches the power of Whisper of Hedrons. After you freeze a target with Stasis, you will gain a 25% weapon damage bonus for ten seconds at the cost of ten strength. Note that this buff does not stack with other damage buffs from abilities or Mods such as Weapons of Light and High-Energy Fire. However, it does stack with damage perks such as Rampage and Vorpal Weapon.
This weapon damage bonus is equal to a Dawnblade’s Well of Radiance Super, can be activated with ease using any Stasis grenade, is easy to refresh, and stacks with weapon damage perks. Whisper of Hedrons is so strong that it allows Bows to one-shot Guardians inside of the Crucible. It also makes Ace of Spades reliably two-tap foes, allows Sturm to one-shot Guardians with a Supercharged shot, and allows Auto Rifles to melt enemies in half a second.
PvE players will also want this buff as it’s better than Empowering Rifts and the High-Energy Fire Mod. Since this stacks with damage perks on your guns like Rampage and Kill Clip, Whisper of Hedrons can turn any Primary into a killing machine in pinnacle content like Nightfalls and raids. This buff is so easy to activate that it has become a meta choice for nearly every Stasis build in Destiny 2. No matter your build, Whisper of Hedrons is always a top-tier choice.
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Charles Burgar is an expert on all things tech and gaming. Graduating from Pikes Peak Community College in 2018 with an Associate of Science, Charles has spent his time dissecting popular video games, movies, and technology. With an understanding of games for as long as he can remember, Charles has a large interest in understanding what makes things fun. He is currently a Freelance writer for TheGamer and Game Rant.
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