Renewal Grasps remain a solid choice for the hunter stasis build, despite the nerf it received. While using your Duskfield grenade, the radius is greatly increased, this is additively increased while using Touch of Winter aspect (2x the increase radius). As an added benefit, allies inside the radius take reduced damage, and enemies in the field deal less damage. This comes at a cost with a 40% lower recharge rate for your grenade. While using the Touch of Winter aspect, the inner crystal will also be an upgraded size. This is a great build to support your fireteam, and have decent add control through content. It really shines in nightfalls, and general content with good enemy density. It does not have a huge benefit for raids when it comes to boss damage and team benefit.
Touch of Winter enhances your grenade ability. In this case, Duskfield grenade will have increased freezing radius, and will also create a stasis crystal at the center. Grim Harvest , this is a required aspect so that some of your fragments will work. This aspect will create stasis shards when you destroy stasis crystals or defeat frozen enemies. The shards will also grant melee energy when collected.
Whisper of Chains helps with survivability by standing by stasis crystal or frozen enemies. Since this build is very ability heavy, it should be pretty easy to keep enemies frozen. Whisper of Fissures is a more offensive perk that amplifies the damage and damage radius of shattering stasis crystals. If you don’t need the damage reduction of Whisper of Chains anymore, shattering the crystal will do good damage. Whisper of Rime is another great survivability booster, by collecting stasis shards, they will provide a small amount of overshield. Collecting additional shards will add to the overshield, and extend the duration. Whisper of Shards not only provides some resilience, but is another grenade energy generator. Shattering stasis shards will generate grenade energy. The more crystals you shatter, the longer the recharge rate will last. Whisper of Durance will increase the slow effect from your abilities to last longer, and any lingering effects (Duskfield) will also last longer.
Touch of Winter & Grim Harvest
Whisper of Chains
Increase damage resistance while standing near a frozen target, or stasis crystal.
Whisper of Fissures
Increase the damage an radius burst when destroying stasis crystals.
Whisper of Rime
Collecting stasis shards grants a small overshield. Collecting additional shards adds to the overshield.
Whisper of Shards
Shattering stasis crystals boosts grenade energy.
Whisper of Durance
Slow from your abilities last longer. Lingering abilities also last longer.
Dodging near enemies will fully refund your melee ability
Best overall movement jump for the Hunter.
Multiple charges of this melee, throw a shuriken that ricochets and slows enemies.
Leaves behind a field that slows enemies and freeze’s enemies that are caught inside too long.
This is an extremely strong shotgun to use, not only for it’s freezing effect, but for how easily it can deal with champions, tough enemies, even add clear. For this build, its effectiveness at freezing enemies makes it ideal. It can perform in any difficulty aspect of the game which makes it the perfect weapon to use. The freezing effects are particularly strong against Unstop champions, but freezing any champion type makes dealing with them a breeze.
Bloodfeud is a strong SMG that can roll with Headstone, and your choice of 3rd column perk. I like Pugilist for more melee energy.
The strongest stasis fusion rifle. Lowest charge time, and can have Chill Clip which slow/freezes enemies effectively.
An aggressive frame rocket that can have Chill Clip. This paired with someone using Gjallarhorn enables multiple freezing and shatter damage from chill clip.
Headstone // Chill Clip
Any weapon with the above perks will benefit the build. While not needed, the ability to freeze/slow any enemy is very strong, and with a stasis build, ties in quite nicely. Headstone will create a stasis crystal on every precision kill you get. Chill clip will apply slowing stacks on enemies, and with enough slow, it will freeze the enemy in place. Both of these effect benefit the build and tie in to our fragments/aspects of choice.
Stasis 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 Melee kills.
Font of Wisdom (opt)
Increase Intellect for a short while.
Powered Melee final blows create Orbs of Power
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.
Use the appropriate element resistance that corresponds with the activity you are doing.
Stasis Weapon Surge
While having active armor charges, your Void weapon damage is increased.
Reduce grenade cooldown with each Orb of Power pickup
Reduce all ability cooldowns with each Orb of Power pickup.
You can retain armor charges for a longer period of time
Reduce your grenade cooldown when you use your class ability