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Dawn Chorus

This is a great general use build that utilizes the Daybreak super to spread massive amounts of scorch to enemies. Dawn Chorus adds the effect that every daybreak attack applies scorch to enemies. As an added bonus, all your scorch effect will now deal double their normal damage. You also regain melee energy each time a scorch effect damages enemies. This allows a near constant uptime of your melee charge to keep enemies scorched, and to keep yourself and allies radiant.

Touch of Flame is a big increase in our survivability. Healing grenades now have improved healing and restoration effects. If you don’t want to use Healing grenade, use Solar grenade in order to keep enemies scorched and deal decent damage. I prefer Heat Rises, as our second aspect as it allows you to shoot your weapons while gliding. Consuming the grenade will allow you to float for much longer, and you gain increase directional control. This is really helpful for any jump puzzles in raids that you may encounter. While you are using Heat Rises, you can activate your phoenix dive to gain restoration while diving, and scorch enemies upon landing.

Ember of Searing
will create Firesprites when killing any scorched enemy. It does have a short cooldown between activations. Firesprites provide grenade energy when collected. Ember of Ashes allow you to apply more scorch stacks when you scorch enemies. When enemies get scorched enough, they ignite and explode. Ember of Torches make you radiant when you hit enemies with your powered melee attack. Radiant increases your damage and the damage of anyone near you. Ember of Char will spread even more scorch to enemies with every ignition you cause. This keeps the scorching effect on enemies going without needing to manually re-apply it every time.

Class Breakdown

Super : Daybreak


Touch of Flame & Heat Rises


Ember of Searing
Defeating scorched targets creates Firesprites

Ember of Ashes
Increase the amount of scorch stacks you apply

Ember of Torches
Apply the radiant buff on successful melee attacks

Ember of Char
Spread scorch on your solar ignitions


Phoenix Dive
Dive down to cure allies. While in heat rises, also scorch enemies.

Burst Glide
Best overall movement jump for the Warlock.

Celestial Fire
Ranged scorching melee attack. Helps apply radiant.

Healing Grenade
Great survivability for yourself and allies. Applies cure and restoration.

Weapon Recommendation
Exotic Weapon(s)
Polaris Lance

Polaris Lance is a great weapon to use with this build. It is able to apply scorching effect to enemies, and excels at range that can be really helpful in hard PvE content like Nightfalls or Story missions. Honorable mention to Gjallarhorn for both your own damage, and to increase allies rocket launcher damage.

Legendary Weapon(s)
Calus Mini-Tool

The Calus Mini-Tool SMG can roll with Incandescant which is very strong with any scorching build. Highly recommended in this build.

Cartesian Coordinate

This is a great rapid-fire fusion rifle that can output great damage. With the Vorpal weapon perk, it is great for bosses.


Cataclysmic is amazing for boss damage. It is particularly powerful for any distant DPS requirement.

Perk Recommendation

Incandescant or Demolitionist

Any weapon with Incandescant is ideal for this build. Because Incandescant will Scorch targets for each final blow. The more scorch stacks on enemies the better since it helps with solar ignitions as well. You could also get away with Demolitionist, it won’t synergize quite as well with this build, but it will help you keep your grenade energy charged.

Armor Stat Priority


Armor Mod Recommendation


Solar 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.


Heavy Handed

Powered Melee final blows create Orbs of Power


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


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


Solar Weapon Surge
While having active armor charges, your Solar 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