Destiny 2: The Witch Queen has arrived and players can jump into the latest expansion and begin unraveling the mysteries of Savathun’s Throne World and its Lucent Hive. She’s carefully laid out plans for years in the lore, and it’s time to see what exactly she’s been up to. The new expansion introduces a new type of energy weapon: the Glaive. In this guide, we’ll go over how to use the Glaive in Destiny 2 and get the most out of this unique new melee weapon.
The Glaive is unique in that it is a melee weapon, like the sword, but is used in first person and can also do more than just punch. It can also fire a short burst of energy that matches the weapon’s energy type, and can also provide a quick shield that you can use to protect yourself in battle. Hands down the most versatile non-exotic weapon Bungie has come up with, that’s for sure.
How to get and use Glaive in Destiny 2
- Play and complete the introductory quest in The Witch Queen.
- Go to the Enclave on Mars as part of the story and talk to Ikora.After completing this objective, Ikora will reward you with an elaborate Glaive.
It’s not entirely straightforward how Glaive works. Glaive’s most basic function is to swing it like a sword with your melee attack (R1 on PS, RB on Xbox, C on PC). You can do a three move combo over and over again that will do decent damage to all but the tankiest of Ultras in Destiny 2. As long as you’re confident enough to get in close, it’s a high DPS weapon as far as energies go. they go. You don’t need ammo to use this Glaive feature.
Range Burst Attack
If you press the button on your firearm, it will fire an energy blast instead. This costs ammo and you will have to reload when you are empty after a few shots. The energy blast isn’t as strong as the melee attack, but it’s decent at short to medium ranges when something is out of range of your melee attacks. It will make short work of the minors, but the majors will take a couple of shots.
Glaive Guard Shield
However, the ranged attack has another purpose besides damaging enemies, it also charges your shield. The Glaive also has a shield function that is activated by pressing the aim/stow weapon button. Your target’s reticle will have a charge that will deplete as you keep your guard down. This will soak up the damage for you and allow you to keep shooting as long as you have ammo.
When it runs out, the only way to recharge it is to kill again with the energy weapon. Melee kills don’t count.
That’s pretty much everything you need to know about how to use the Glaive weapon in Destiny 2 starting with The Witch Queen. For more information on Destiny 2 Year 5, check out our Witch Queen wiki guide.