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Destiny 2 - Dawnblade Warlock Subclass Guide

Everything you need to know about the Warlock’s new solar subclass, Dawnblade.

This guide will show you everything we know about the Dawnblade subclass, the new Solar subclass for Warlocks in Destiny 2. With the Destiny 2 reveal occurring recently, Guardians everywhere are scrambling to get their hands on any information possible, and there’s a lot of information floating around out there.

An article over at PCGamesN has revealed an insight into three subclasses in Destiny 2, but we’re taking a look at the Warlock’s Dawnblade. Be sure to check out our other guide on the Hunter’s Gunslinger subclass and the Titan’s Striker subclass.

These are all subject to change as Destiny 2 is still in production, but hopefully we can get our hands on the Warlock Dawnblade in the Destiny 2 Beta.

Warlock Dawnblade Subclass

The Warlock’s Dawnblade subclass is extremely similar to the Titan’s Sunbreaker subclass from Destiny 1 in that is has a throwable weapon and deals Solar damage.

Dawnblade Super – Daybreak

Weave Solar Light into blade and smite your foes from the skies.


  • Solar Grenade - a grenade that creates a flare of Solar Light which continually damages enemies trapped inside
  • Firebolt Grenade - a grenade that unleashes bolts of Solar Light at nearby enemies
  • Fusion Grenade - an explosive grenade that causes bonus damage when attached to its target

Class Ability – Rift

  • Healing Rift - conjure a well of Light that continually heals those inside it
  • Empowering Rift - conjure a well of Light that increases the attack power of those inside it

Jump – Glide

  • Balanced Glide - Glide jump ability provides bonuses to both speed and control
  • Focused Burst - Glide jump ability provides an initial burst of speed
  • Controlled Glide - Glide jump ability provides better directional control when in the air


The Dawnblade subclass for the Warlock is all about damage
The Dawnblade subclass for the Warlock is all about fighting in mid-air and increasing the damage and chaos you can cause with Daybreak.

Perks and abilities in Destiny 2 are grouped into two different sections, both consisting of four perks. Of these four perks, one has a direct affect on the Melee ability. As it stands, players cannot select some perks from one group and the remainder from the other.

While this might sound limiting, the groups are setup in such a way that it removes the need to try and stick with a "meta'. In Destiny 1, perks were often overlooked in favor of others, now, these groups are designed to work together. Instead of one "meta" choice of perks, Bungie has given us two.

Attunement of Sky

  • Igniting Touch - a powerful melee ability that ignites enemies and causes them to explode
  • Skyfire - when Daybreak is active, descend causes explosive damage when you land
  • Phoenix Dive - Hold B/Circle to quickly descend from mid-air and regenerate health
  • Risen Angel - while in the air, aim your weapon to hover in pace for a short time. Dealing Precision damage will extend this effect’s duration

Group 2/Unknown Name

  • Firestarter - a powerful melee ability that damages enemies while also increasing your movement and reload speed
  • Wild Fire - engage your enemies in mid-flight. Fire weapons and throw grenades while gliding
  • Blazing Dash - dodge in mid-air
  • Everlasting Flames - killing an enemy with Daybreak extends its duration

The Blazing Dash ability is similar to the ability attached to the Titan chest piece, the Twilight Garrison. While the Warlock might have borrowed from the Titan, the Striker Titan still retains its Shoulder Charge.

As you can see, while there are a few similarities between the Sunsinger and the Dawnblade, many new abilities have been added a few old ones have been reworked. Right now, this all we know about the new Warlock subclass, the Dawnblade in Destiny 2. Be sure to check out our other article on everything we know about Destiny 2.


Sam Chandler

Sam loves all things shooters, whether it's a cheeky chicken dinner in PUBG or diving into a raid in Destiny, he'll be there.