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Cyrtarachne's Facade

This is a very simple exotic, but can be used as a general purpose strand build. It has reliable survivability and can output decent damage to stay competitive. When you activate your grapple grenade, you will gain the Woven Mail buff, which is a great damage reduction buff. This is the main addition provided by this exotic. The rest of the build revolves around getting your grenade back, and dealing damage with strand weapons. If you want a general purpose strand build to use in the game, this is a great build, and fun.

Widow’s Silk is a simple but strong aspect that adds another grapple grenade charge. With this build, since the exotic choice provides woven mail when you activate your grapple grenade, having an extra charge helps with keeping this benefit active. Threaded Specter is a fun aspect that both helps with surviving and some minor damage. When you activate your dodge ability, you leave behind a decoy made of strand in your place. When this decoy takes enough damage, or when enemies get close, the decoy will detonate, dealing damage. Additionally, it will release Threadlings that seek out and attack nearby enemies.

Thread of Continuity
increase the duration of all suspend, unravel and sever effects applied to enemies. Thread of Generation dealing damage will now generate grenade energy. This will help our survivability with the build and ensuring we have our grapple grenade as much as possible.  Thread of Mind defeating suspended targets generates class ability energy. Thread of Propagation provides Unraveling rounds to our strand weapons when you get powered melee final blows. This bonus amplifies the already strong Quicksilver storm auto rifle to be even more effective.

Class Breakdown

Super : Silkstrike

Widow’s Silk & Threaded Specter


Thread of Continuity
Suspend, unravel and sever effects last longer.

Thread of Generation
Dealing damage generates grenade energy.

Thread of Mind
Defeating suspended enemies grants class ability energy.

Thread of Propagation
Powered melee final blow gives your strand weapons Unraveling Rounds.


Gambler’s Dodge
Best for melee builds, dodging fully recharges your melee ability.

Triple Jump
Best overall movement jump for the Hunter.

Threaded Spike
Throwable rope that ricochets from target to target before returning to you. Activate your melee as it returns to increase the melee energy received.

Grapple Grenade
Grapple and quickly pull yourself forward. Activate your melee ability while grappling to activate an attack and unravel enemies.

Weapon Recommendation
Exotic Weapon(s)
Quicksilver Storm

This is a great option for a strand weapon (when the catalyst is complete) that has multiple added extra features. While retaining fire, it will shoot out rockets that deal extra damage. After securing enough kills, you can use the alternate firing mode that acts like a grenade launcher. Getting final blows with the grenade launcher firing mode will create tangles that can be used to deal further damage, or to help traverse with your grapple grenade.

Legendary Weapon(s)
The Immortal

Currently the strongest strand SMG available. Has create perks and stats for both a threadling build, or general.

Until it's Return

A strong strand shotgun should you need to use a exotic heavy. Has great perks available to suit any playstyle

Laser Painter

If you can get good perks on it, this strand linear can be a strong contender for your heavy weapon of choice.

Perk Recommendation

Hatchling // Demolitionist

Any weapon with the above perks will benefit the build. Hatchling is always a strong choice with any strand build thanks to the strand effect damage they  They are a great source of additional damage at no extra cost of yourself. Demolitionist is a simply perk that produces grenade energy with any final blow. This is ideal for keeping your grenade energy charged throughout any encounter.

Armor Stat Priority


Armor Mod Recommendation


Strand Siphon/Harmonic Siphon
Either one of these siphons works for the build. Recommend using the less expensive one that is currently available.

Generate super energy on Powered Melee kills.

Font of Wisdom (opt)
Increase Intellect for a short while.


Heavy Handed

Powered Melee final blows create Orbs of Power

Impact Induction
Causing damage with your Melee attack will reduce your grenade cooldown


Grenade Kickstarter (opt)
When using your grenade, generate grenade energy based on armor charges.


Element Resistance
Use the appropriate element resistance that corresponds with the activity you are doing.


Strand Weapon Surge
While having active armor charges, your Void weapon damage is increased.


Reduce grenade cooldown with each Orb of Power pickup


Absolution (opt)
Reduce all ability cooldowns with each Orb of Power pickup.


Time Dilation
You can retain armor charges for a longer period of time


Reduce your grenade cooldown when you use your class ability