Destiny 2 Season 22 Artifact Perks Detailed

Destiny 2 Season 22 Artifact Perks Detailed

Here’s your early look at next season’s Artifact and its perks.

Season 22 is a few more sleeps away. Up until now, Bungie has released a ton of previews, ranging from the exotic weapon updates to armor, and abilities change for next season.

Fans were eagerly anticipating an early teaser of Season 22’s Artifact perks in the latest This Week in Destiny blog post, as Bungie has done so in the past. This is the last blog post before the launch of the next season.

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While the weekly blog didn’t feature anything regarding the Artifact or its perks, Bungie released a separate blog on Friday with everything you need to know about next season’s Artifact. Here, you can find a list of the names of all artifact perks along with their descriptions for each of the five columns.

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Artifact perks let players create Elemental Orbs on defeating enemies using Arc, Solar, or Void weapons. Any player can grab and throw these Elemental Orbs for explosive effects: Scorch, Jolt, or Volatile, depending on the element.

  • Anti-Barrier Auto Rifle: Your equipped Auto Rifles fire shield-piercing rounds and stun Barrier Champions. Additionally, Auto Rifles are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
  • Piercing Bowstring: Bows gain shield-piercing arrows, which bypass combatant defenses. Strong against Barrier Champions. Additionally, Bows are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
  • Unstoppable Scout Rifle: Aiming down the sights of a Scout Rifle for a short time loads a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Additionally, Scout Rifles are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
  • Overload Hand Cannon: Landing consecutive hits with any Hand Cannon you are wielding disrupts combatants, stunning them, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Additionally, Hand Cannons are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
  • Unstoppable Fusion: Aiming down sights for a brief period with any Fusion Rifle you are wielding loads a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Additionally, Fusion Rifles are always overcharged when that modifier is active.

Column 2 — Destiny 2 Season 22 Artifact Perks

  • Arc/Strand Siphon Combo: Combines the Arc and Strand Siphon mods into one.
  • Solar/Strand Siphon Combo: Combines the Solar and Strand Siphon mods into one.
  • Void/Strand Siphon Combo: Combines the Void and Strand Siphon mods into one.
  • Origin Perk Specialization I: Greatly improves the benefits provided by the Head Rush, Nanotech Tracer Rockets, Unsated Hunger, and [REDACTED] Origin traits.
  • Diviner’s Discount: All Scavenger mods are discounted.

Column 3 — Destiny 2 Season 22 Artifact Perks

  • Thanatotic Tangles: Strand weapon final blows have a chance to generate a Tangle.
  • Origin Perk Specialization II: Weapons with the Head Rush, Nanotech Tracer Rockets, Unsated Hunger, and [REDACTED] Origin traits are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
  • Elemental Orbs: Void While using a Void subclass, Void weapon final blows have a chance to spawn a Void Elemental Orb. Void Orbs can be thrown to create a Void explosion that makes enemies it damages volatile.
  • Elemental Orbs: Arc – While using an Arc subclass, Arc weapon final blows have a chance to spawn an Arc Elemental Orb. Arc Orbs can be thrown to create an Arc explosion that jolts targets it damages.
  • Elemental Orbs: Solar – While using a Solar subclass, Solar weapon final blows have a chance to spawn a Solar Elemental Orb. Solar Orbs can be thrown to create a Solar explosion that scorches targets it damages.

Column 4 — Destiny 2 Season 22 Artifact Perks

  • Overload Machine Guns: Uninterrupted fire from your equipped Machine Gun stuns unshielded combatants, delaying ability energy regeneration and lowering combatant damage output. Additionally, Machine Guns are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
  • Elemental Fury: While stunned, Champions take bonus damage from your abilities and Elemental Orb damage
  • Communal Pickups: When an ally destroys or picks up your Tangle or Elemental Orb, the Tangle cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds, and you gain bonus damage with weapons matching your subclass for 10 seconds.
  • Refreshing Pickups: Picking up a Tangle or Elemental Orb grants energy to your least-powered ability.
  • Semi-Auto Striker: If you have fewer than 2 stacks of Armor Charge, rapid precision shots with Bows, Snipers, and Scout Rifles generate an Armor Charge.

Column 5 — Destiny 2 Season 22 Artifact Perks

  • Monochromatic Maestro: Dealing elemental ability damage increases matching weapon damage, and elemental weapon damage increases matching ability damage. Bonus granted is 10% for 5 seconds.
  • Rapid-Fire Ranger: Rapid precision hits made from long range weaken the target.
  • Elemental Embrace: Subclass elemental buffs grant you bonus recovery and damage resistance against combatant attacks of the matching element type.
  • Elemental Munitions: Combatant final blows with Tangles or Elemental Orbs have a chance to drop Special or Heavy ammo.
  • Frenzied Stacks: Your Armor Charges grant bonus damage to your thrown Tangles or Elemental Orbs. Your Armor Charge now decays over time.

And that’s everything you need to know about Season 22’s Artifact. Now, players can prepare their builds for the launch of the season accordingly. Season 22 launches next week on Tuesday, August 22nd, at 10 AM Pacific.

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