The Game Director of Destiny 2 reveals that a popular super ability could receive a nerf
The Game Director of Destiny 2 announces a possible nerf for the "Well of Radiance," a popular super ability for Solar Warlocks, in the upcoming expa...
The Game Director of Destiny 2 announces a possible nerf for the "Well of Radiance," a popular super ability for Solar Warlocks, in the upcoming expansion.
The "Well of Radiance" has been a staple for endgame challenges, providing healing, damage amplification, and reload time bonuses. However, its dominance has raised concerns regarding build diversity and player creativity.
The upcoming nerf will elicit a strong reaction within the Destiny 2 community, sparking debates about the impact of the change and its influence on the upcoming race for the world record in the first raid.
Destiny 2 Warlocks may want to prepare for "The Final Shape" as the Game Director has just announced an upcoming nerf to one of the most popular super abilities, the "Well of Radiance." The new expansion for Destiny 2 is set to grant three new supers to each class, with Warlocks receiving a solar-based super ability that focuses on enhanced grenade and melee capabilities, similar to Radiance from Destiny. Alongside the new supers, the subclass will also receive new fragments and aspects to expand the possibilities for building light-based builds.
The appeal of Destiny 2 lies in the seamless integration of firearms and ability-based gameplay, creating a unique player experience even within the looter shooter genre. Fans of the game's combat system have often praised the cooperative synergy between weapon perks and subclass abilities, working together or amplifying each other to create stronger builds. The pinnacle of ability-based gameplay is the super ability available to each elemental subclass. Supers generate the most powerful effects in a player's toolkit, either dealing massive damage or providing a six-person team with protection against overwhelming pressure. Due to their longest cooldowns, supers are often used to defeat bosses or survive situations with numerous enemies.
The "Well of Radiance" super of the Solar Warlock has long been a staple for challenging endgame activities, particularly in Master and Grandmaster content or world record races in Destiny 2's first raid. The super provides strong healing, damage amplification, and reload speed bonuses for every player within its radius, and resourceful Warlocks also make use of the exotic Lunafaction Boots to further improve team reload times. Unfortunately, the time of the "Well of Radiance" for Solar Warlocks is likely coming to an end, as Destiny 2 Game Director Joe Blackburn stated in an interview with PC Gamer. The director also pointed out how players will have to choose between healing and amplification with the "Well of Radiance," as the new super, "Song of Flame," will enhance fire abilities.
We've had to do this before with things like Divinity and auto-reloading. At some point you're like: 'Hey, this super provides utility that a lot of people like, but we are handcuffing a bunch of our players too. So what's the version of this where we can say: 'Okay, the time for everyone feeling like they have to run this is over'. We know that we have to make some changes before The Final Shape raid.
The news should come as little surprise to players, as the "Well of Radiance" has long been in the spotlight for balance and difficulty in endgame content. The super, combined with Destiny 2 exotics like "Divinity," continues to dominate the endgame in terms of support and DPS meta, although the playstyle has garnered a strong reaction within the community. Many experienced raid players and seasoned build creators have voiced their opinions about the well's impact on limiting build crafting and player creativity in the endgame.
The upcoming nerf will elicit a strong reaction within the Destiny 2 community, both in favor and against the decision. Meanwhile, the upcoming race for the world record in the first raid of Crota's End is guaranteed to showcase the effectiveness of the "Well of Radiance" in the endgame, further influencing discussions on this topic.
Destiny 2 is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Source: PC Gamer