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Mantle of Battle Harmony Prismatic Warlock Build

Last Updated: July 9th 2024

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The Final Shape

Welcome to the Mantle of Battle Harmony Prismatic Warlock Guide! That's quite a mouthful, but the Prismatic subclass truly embraces the harmony between the Light and Darkness. This build focuses on building Song of Flame and Transcendence as quickly as possible. A secondary focus is holding onto your Super to give both Sunshot and Apex Predator a big damage buff.

Mantle of Battle Harmony works in two different ways. If your Super ability is not fully charged, final blows matching your Super's element grant you bonus Super ability energy regeneration. The amount gained is based on enemy rank, with the rank and file giving 1.5% and 4.5% on majors and bosses, with no cooldown between kills. However, while you're at full Super charge, this turns into a 25% damage buff increase for 11 seconds to those same weapons. The duality of this Exotic chest piece is its greatest strength.

For the rest of the build, you are bolstering your ability regeneration and survivability. Feed the Void gives Warlocks a way to regenerate their grenades very quickly while keeping them alive with one of the strongest self heals in the game. Facet of Balance charges up your Arcane Needle with every kill from Light damage, whether it be from your weapons or abilities. Your Vortex Grenade is also a dual threat, offering you either a Weaken because of Facet of Dominance, or a Stasis turret from Bleak Watcher.

Before you continue, it's worth noting that this build is not New Light friendly because of its subclass and choice of Exotic.

WARNING: The Prismatic subclass and The Call sidearm requires The Final Shape DLC to unlock. The Mantle of Battle Harmony Exotic chest piece requires the Beyond Light DLC and the Apex Predator rocket launcher requires the Forsaken DLC Pack to unlock.

Pros
  • High ability uptime.
  • Super charges very fast.
  • Multiple subclass synergy options.
Cons
  • Not New Light friendly.
  • Must match weapons to Super for full benefit.

Gameplay Loop

The aim of the Mantle of Battle Harmony Prismatic Warlock is to charge your Super and Transcendence as quickly as possible. The secondary focus is keeping your abilities charged, weakening targets and staying in the fight.

  1. Activate Devour by scoring a kill with your Vortex Grenade or Arcane Needle. This buff heals you to full on each kill, returns grenade ability energy, and fuels Facet of Sacrifice for Dark Transcendence energy.
  2. Charge your Vortex Grenade (if available) to spawn in a Stasis turret with Bleak Watcher.
  3. Continue using Arcane Needle to spread Unravel. Both this and the Slow from your Stasis turret fuel Facet of Devotion.
  4. Get kills with Sunshot to spawn Orbs of Power and to keep Devour rolling.
  5. Throw your Vortex Grenade at stockier targets to Weaken them with Facet of Dominance.
  6. When Song of Flame is fully charged, don't pop it right away. The longer you hold onto your Super ability, the longer you have the 25% damage buff to your Solar weapons.
  7. Pop Transcendence whenever it's off cooldown. This allows you to spread Unravel at a very high rate with Arcane Needle and any weapon final blows during Transcendence returns energy for your next activation.
  8. Pop Song of Flame during boss damage phases or any time you need a high rate of ad clear. Your next one charges up quickly with every Solar weapon final blow.

Ability Breakdown

Super

  • Song of Flame
    • Casting this Super ability turns you into a roaming beacon of Solar Light. Your grenade ability becomes a small sentient phoenix that seeks out targets, creating an explosion that Scorches. Your melee ability is supercharged and sends out extra projectiles to apply even more Scorch. While active, you and nearby Guardians gain Radiant and damage resistance, yours being 90% and your allies 30%. Your abilities recharge at an extremely fast rate and when the Super ends, they are refilled completely.

Abilities

  • Phoenix Dive - Jump in the air and activate your class ability. You and surrounding allies gain 2 stacks of Cure.
  • Burst Glide - Your jump ability is up to you, but the example setup uses Burst Glide.
  • Arcane Needle - This melee ability gives you three charges. Used as a way to activate Devour and apply Unravel to enemy targets.
  • Vortex Grenade - A Light damage type grenade ability that pulls enemies into its core. Use as a Weaken tool from Facet of Dominance or charge up and throw the grenade to create a Stasis turret from Bleak Watcher.

Aspects

  • Feed the Void - Getting a kill with any of your available abilities activates Devour. This is your main source of grenade ability energy to keep debuffing targets with Weaken and fuels your second Aspect. Every kill while Devour is active restores your health to full and a portion of your grenade energy.
  • Bleak Watcher - With Prismatic, charge your Vortex Grenade to convert it into a sentient Stasis turret, firing projectiles that apply Slow on impact. If enough of these projectiles land, the target is Frozen.

Fragments

  • Facet of Sacrifice - While Devour is active, ability final blows grant Darkness Transcendence energy. This fuels one side of your Transcendence activation.
    • This fragment gives you 10 Discipline.
  • Facet of Devotion - Defeating enemy targets afflicted with Unravel, Slow or Freeze grant bonus Light Transcendence energy fueling the other half of Transcendence.
    • This fragment gives you 10 Strength.
  • Facet of Balance - Rapidly defeating targets with any source of Light damage grants melee energy. Since Devour only helps out your Vortex Grenade, Arcane Needle gets a little love here.
  • Facet of Courage - Your Light damage abilities deal more damage to targets afflicted with Unravel, Slow or Freeze. Consider throwing down a Stasis turret or hitting a boss with Arcane Needle before popping Song of Flame.
    • This fragment gives you 10 Discipline.
  • Facet of Dominance - Your Vortex Grenade applies a Weaken debuff to enemies and Devour allows you to keep applying it whenever necessary.
    • This fragment costs you 10 Discipline.

Gearing

Required Gear

Mantle of Battle Harmony - While your Super is uncharged, final blows with Solar weapons grant bonus Super energy, between 1.5% and 4.5% depending on the rank of the enemy killed. Once Song of Flame is fully charged, this turns into a 25% damage buff to your Solar weapons for 11 seconds. A dual threat Exotic, Mantle of Battle Harmony can be used with a variety of weapons and Super abilities on the Prismatic Warlock.

Substitution: Solipsism with Spirit of Harmony. See the Variants section for build recommendations.

How to acquire:

  • Decrypting Exotic engrams at Rahool if unlocked.
  • Farm the expert lost sector on chest Armor days.
  • Note: This Exotic is locked behind the Beyond Light DLC.

Stat Priorities

  • Resilience > Recovery > Discipline.
  • Resilience is always the most coveted stat when in a PVE environment. It increases your damage resistance and shield capacity. The goal is 100 Resilience.
  • Recovery governs the cooldown on the Warlocks class ability and decreases the time it takes to regenerate your health and shields.
  • Discipline decreases the cooldown on your grenade ability, allowing it to charge faster.

Learn more about the Stats available to you in Destiny 2 with our dedicated guide.

Armor Mods

  • Helmet
    • Heavy Ammo Finder - Increases the drop chance of Heavy ammo upon defeat of an opponent.
    • Harmonic Siphon - Rapid Solar weapon final blows create an Orb of Power.
    • Heavy Ammo Scout - When your Heavy Ammo Finder creates a brick of Heavy ammo for you, it also creates a brick for your allies.
  • Gauntlets
    • Bolstering Detonation - Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a grenade.
    • Harmonic Loader - Increases reload speed of Solar weapons.
    • Momentum Transfer - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.
  • Chest
    • Charged Up - Increases the maximum number of armor charge stacks you can carry by 1.
    • Resist/Reserve mods of your choice - Choose for the activity you are going into!
  • Leg
    • Solar Weapon Surge - Your Solar weapons gain a small bonus to damage while you have any armor charge. Your armor charges now decay over time.
    • Invigoration - Reduces melee ability cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.
    • Insulation - Reduces class ability cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Power.
  • Class Item
    • Powerful Attraction - Automatically collects nearby Orbs of Power when you activate your class ability.
    • Time Dilation - Your decaying armor charges have a longer duration.
    • Outreach - Reduces melee cooldown when using your class ability.

Armor Mods are unlocked by progressing your Guardian Rank. Check out the Guardian Ranks Guide for more information.

Artifact Mods

  • Unstoppable Sidearm - An active way to stun Unstoppable Champions with your sidearm with 100% uptime.
  • Overload Hand Cannon - An active way to stun Overload Champions with your hand cannon with 100% uptime.
  • Elemental Siphon - Create a Firesprite when rapidly defeating targets with a Solar weapon.
  • Press The Advantage - Gain a buff to your weapon stability, handling and reload speed when you break an enemy combatant's shield.
  • Radiant Orbs - Gain Radiant when picking up an Orb of Power while you have Song of Flame equipped.
  • Prismatic Transfer - When you cast Song of Flame, your fireteam members gain a boost to weapon damage when they do not have a SolarSuper ability equipped.
  • Transference - Gain increased damage to Frozen Singularity and Arcane Needle while Transcendence. All weapon final blows during Transcendence refund both Light and Dark energy for your next activation.
  • Kinetic Weapon: The Call - This fresh take on the newly introduced rocket frame sidearm is a powerhouse in the Kinetic slot. With a huge ammo economy and high damage output, this is an easy choice for your special weapon. It gives you the ability to stun Unstoppable Champions with Unstoppable Sidearm.
  • Energy Weapon: Sunshot - Unmatched ad clear potential and synergizes with the Mantle of Battle Harmony Exotic chest piece.
  • Power Weapon: Apex Predator - Great for damaging tankier enemies and clearing smaller packs of ads and synergizes with the Mantle of Battle Harmony Exotic chest piece.
    • Apex Predator requires access to the Forsaken DLC pack to unlock from the Last Wish Raid.

Variants

Void
Strand
Solipsism

Ability Swaps

  • Swap Song of Flame for Nova Bomb: Cataclysm.
    • This swap allows you to take advantage of Mantle of Battle Harmony with Void weapons.

Gear Swaps

  • Swap The Call for Izanagi's Burden.
    • Gives you a high damage weapon for swaps to activate Bait and Switch. Izanagi's Burden requires the Forsaken DLC Pack to unlock.
  • Swap Sunshot for The Recluse.
    • A Void primary that allows you to both take advantage of Mantle of Battle Harmony and give yourself Void Overshield.
  • Swap Apex Predator for Edge Transit.
    • A Void power weapon with deep ammo reserves, allowing you to take advantage of the Expanding Abyss artifact mod.
  • Swap Prismatic Transfer for Expanding Abyss.
    • All sources of Void damage do increased damage to targets you Weaken with your Vortex Grenade.
  • Solar Weapon Surge for Void Weapon Surge.

Ability Swaps

  • Swap Song of Flame for Needlestorm.
    • This swap allows you to take advantage of Mantle of Battle Harmony with Strand weapons.

Gear Swaps

  • Swap Apex Predator for Cataphract GL3 (Adept).
    • A Strand power weapon with deep ammo reserves.
  • Swap Harmonic Siphon and Harmonic Loader for Solar Siphon and Solar Loader.
    • Since you no longer have a Solar Super ability equipped, the Harmonic mods provide no benefit.
  • Swap Solar Weapon Surge for Strand Weapon Surge.

Gear Swaps

  • Swap Mantle of Battle Harmony for Solipsism.
    • Spirit of Harmony still provides the bonus Super energy on weapon final blows matching your equipped Super element.
    • Pair this with something like Spirit of Inmost Light for added ability regeneration or Spirit of the Necrotic to add in some poison damage.
    • Solipsism is locked behind The Final Shape DLC. It's earned from Dual Destiny, Cooperative Focus campaign missions, or rarely from opening chests on The Pale Heart.
  • The example setup uses Song of Flame and Solar weapons, but these can be swapped out for other Super abilities and weapons. Just make sure the damage types match!

To unlock Solipsism, you need to complete Dual Destiny. Check out our dedicated guide.

Summary

Harmony is the basis of the Prismatic subclass, balancing the power of the Light and the Darkness into one powerful package. No matter what flavor of damage you choose, the Mantle of Battle Harmony Prismatic Warlock has incredible Super ability and Transcendence regeneration.

Credits

Written by: SquirrelyDan

Reviewed by: ShieldMaiden, Dredscythe

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