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Those who have stared into the Void are not bound by the laws of space and time.
― In-game description

Voidwalker is a Warlock subclass in Destiny.[1][2] It focuses on the manipulation and use of Void energy to obliterate enemies. It is a "glass cannon," offering a strong offense but taking away from defense.[2][3]

The Voidwalker's super ability is Nova Bomb, a ranged attack that lets the player "hurl an explosive bolt of Void Light at the enemy, disintegrating those caught within its blast."[4]

Destiny Skill Tree[]


Vortex Grenade perk icon Vortex Grenade
A grenade that creates a vortex which continually damages enemies inside the sphere.
Scatter Grenade perk icon Scatter Grenade
A grenade that splits into many submunitions and covers a large area with explosions.
Axion Bolt perk icon Axion Bolt
A bolt of Void light which forks into smaller bolts on impact which seek toward enemies.


Glide perk icon Glide
Double jump in mid-air to activate Glide.


Focused Control perk icon Focused Control
Upgrades Glide for better directional control while in mid-air.
Focused Burst perk icon Focused Burst
Upgrades Glide to provide an initial burst of speed.
Blink perk icon Blink
A short distance teleport that replaces Glide.

Super Ability[]

Nova Bomb perk icon Nova Bomb
Hurl an explosive bolt of Void light at the enemy, disintegrating those caught within its blast.


Vortex Grenade perk icon Vortex
Nova Bomb creates a vortex which continually damages enemies trapped inside. Lasts 3.5 seconds.
Shatter perk icon Shatter
Nova Bomb splits into three projectiles.
Lance perk icon Lance
Nova Bomb travels farther and faster, and does more damage.


Energy Drain perk icon Energy Drain
A powerful melee attack which drains energy from enemies and uses it to reduce the cooldown of your grenade.


Surge perk icon Surge
Damaging an enemy with Energy Drain increases your weapon and movement speed.
Life Steal perk icon Life Steal
Damaging an enemy with Energy Drain immediately restores a significant portion of your health.
Soul Rip perk icon Soul Rip
Damaging an enemy with Energy Drain reduces the cooldown of Nova Bomb.

Class Modifiers[]

Arcane Wisdom perk icon Arcane Wisdom
Training focused on battle recovery and speed.
Arcane Wisdom perk icon Arcane Spirit
Training focused on battle recovery and toughness.
Arcane Wisdom perk icon Arcane Force
Training focused on toughness and speed.

Ability Modifiers[]

Annihilate perk icon Annihilate
Increases the size of the explosion created by Nova Bomb and Vortex grenade.
Angry Magic perk icon Angry Magic
Nova Bomb tracks enemies.
The Hunger perk icon The Hunger
Increases the duration of the Energy Drain effect.

Attribute Modifiers[]

Ancestral Order perk icon Ancestral Order
Training focused on all attributes.
Ancestral Order perk icon Chaos Order
Training focused on raw speed.
Ancestral Order perk icon Divine Order
Training focused on toughness at all costs.

Ability Modifiers[]

Vortex Mastery perk icon Vortex Mastery
Increases the range of Axion Bolt seekers and the duration of the Vortex effect of Nova Bomb and Vortex Grenade.
Bloom perk icon Bloom
Enemies killed with any of your abilities explode.
Embrace the Void perk icon Embrace the Void
Killing enemies with Nova Bomb or any grenade triggers the Energy Drain effect.

Subclass Armor[]

  • Voidfang Vestments: Axion Bolt grenades receive an extra seeker on detonation. Respawn with full grenade energy.
  • Skull of Dire Ahamkara: Take reduced damage when using Nova Bomb. Siphon abilities are also improved.
  • Obsidian Mind: Nova Bomb kills reduce the cooldown of your next Nova Bomb.
  • Astrocyte Verse: Temporary increase to Recovery on Blink.
  • Claws of Ahamkara: Adds additional charge for Energy Drain.
  • The Ram: Increased armor. All Voidwalker melees trigger Life Steal on hit.
  • Nothing Manacles: Enables tracking for Scatter Grenades. Hold an extra Scatter Grenade charge.
  • Ophidian Aspect: Improved Siphon and weapons ready and reloads very quickly.


  • This subclass was previously known as "Circle of Night."[2]
  • The Glide is affected by when you activate it. Activating it at the height of your jump will let you float to the ground. Activating it while you're gaining height during a jump and you will be further elevated by it, much like a jetpack.
  • In August 2014, the Voidwalker subclass was tweaked so that the Surge modifier speeds up weapon handling as well as movement speeds, and one only has to damage an enemy to trigger the effect, not kill them. What used to be Bent Gravity was changed to Annihilate, which increases the size of explosions of the Nova Bomb and grenades (whereas Bent Gravity previously increase the range). Additionally, the ability modifiers were moved around so that Vortex Mastery took Angry Magic's place, Angry Magic took Annihilate's place, and Annihilate took Vortex Mastery's place. Bloom and Embrace the Void also switched places.



  1. Miller, Matt. (January 2014 Print Edition) "A Player's Journey: Destiny". Game Informer. Retrieved 31 Dec. 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Vore, Bryan. (2013-12-27) "The Character Progression of Destiny". Game Informer. Retrieved 31 Dec. 2013.
  4. (2014) Destiny - Character Creation 3:45. Retrieved 11 June 2014.