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The wall against which the Darkness breaks.
― In-game description

Defender is a Titan subclass in Destiny. The subclass is unlocked when any of a player's characters reach level 15. It is geared toward mitigating damage with the use of deployable shields via the use of the Defender's Super Ability, Ward of Dawn and Melee Ability, Disintegrate. A number of the passive abilities can also buff the team via Ward of Dawn.

Skill Tree[]

Grenades[]

Magnetic Grenade perk icon.png Magnetic Grenade
A grenade that attaches to enemies and explodes twice.
Spike Grenade perk icon.png Spike Grenade
A grenade that attaches to any surface and emits a torrent of damaging void light.
Suppressor Grenade perk icon.png Suppressor Grenade
An explosive grenade that prevents enemies from using abilities for a short time.

Jump Ability[]

Lift perk icon.png Lift
Jump and press again while in the air to activate Lift.

Jump Ability Modifiers[]

Increased Height perk icon.png Increased Height
Upgrades Lift to travel to greater heights.
Increased Control perk icon.png Increased Control
Upgrades Lift for better directional control while in the air.
Catapult perk icon.png Catapult
Upgrades Lift to provide a strong initial burst of momentum.

Super Ability[]

Ward of Dawn perk icon.png Ward of Dawn
Shape Void Light into an indestructible shield to protect you and your allies from harm. Replenishes grenade and melee energy on activation.

Super Ability Modifiers[]

Armor of Light perk icon.png Armor of Light
While inside Ward of Dawn you and your allies gain significant damage resistance.
Blessing of Light perk icon.png Blessing of Light
Passing through Ward of Dawn grants you and your allies a temporary shield.
Weapons of Light perk icon.png Weapons of Light
Passing through Ward of Dawn grants you and your allies a temporary increase to weapon damage.

Melee Ability[]

Disintegrate perk icon.png Disintegrate
Killing an enemy with this powerful melee attack creates a Force Barrier around you which absorbs incoming damage.

Melee Ability Modifiers[]

War Machine perk icon.png War Machine
While Force Barrier is active all your weapons reload and ready blindingly fast.
Gift of Light perk icon.png Gift of Light
While Force Barrier is active all your melee kills create Orbs of Light.
Unbreakable perk icon.png Unbreakable
Force Barrier continually recharges.

Attribute Modifiers 1[]

Titan Codex I perk icon.png Titan Codex I
Training focused on battle recovery and toughness.
Titan Codex I perk icon.png Titan Codex II
Training focused on speed and toughness.
Titan Codex I perk icon.png Titan Codex III
Training focused on battle recovery and speed.

Ability Modifiers 1[]

Transfusion perk icon.png Bastion
Increases the duration of Ward of Dawn.
Relentless perk icon.png Relentless
Increases the duration and strength of the Force Barrier.
Gift of the Void perk icon.png Gift of the Void
As Ward of Dawn takes damage from enemy fire it creates additional Orbs of Light.

Attribute Modifiers 2[]

Titan Codex IV perk icon.png Titan Codex IV
Training focused on all attributes.
Titan Codex IV perk icon.png Titan Codex V
Training focused on maximum battle recovery.
Titan Codex IV perk icon.png Titan Codex VI
Training focused on raw speed.

Ability Modifiers 2[]

Untouchable perk icon.png Untouchable
Reduces the cooldown time of Ward of Dawn.
Iron Harvest perk icon.png Iron Harvest
Heavy Weapon kills have a chance to create Orbs of Light for your allies.
Illuminated perk icon.png Illuminated
Increases the benefits granted by Blessing of Light and Weapons of Light.

Subclass Armor[]

  • Helm of Saint-14: Your Ward of Dawn blinds enemies who enter it.
  • No Backup Plans: Increases the duration of Force Barrier, shotgun kills trigger Force Barrier.
  • The Glasshouse: Blessing of Light and Weapons of Light last longer.

Trivia[]

  • Force Barrier lasts 15 seconds. Relentless increases it to 20 seconds and is stackable with No Backup Plans.
  • Ward of Dawn lasts 30 seconds. Bastion increases it to 45 seconds.
  • Weapons of Light increases damage output by 25%. Illuminated increases it to 35%.

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