Fragments are a new type of ability modifier in Destiny 2. Introduced with the Beyond Light expansion in 2020, Fragments drastically improve player builds and allow them to fine-tune their playstyle. With so many to choose from, and only being able to unlock them one at a time, picking the right one to unlock and the best ones to use can be tough. And now, with the release of Season 18, there are Stasis Fragments, Void Fragments, Solar Fragments, and Arc Fragments. Let’s see what’s on offer and what you should be equipping.
All Stasis Fragments
There are quite a few Stasis Fragments for players to unlock in Destiny 2. As the game continues to expand and evolve, players should likely expect more to be added to the sandbox. Below are all the Stasis Fragments currently available in the game.
|Whisper of Hedrons||Dramatically increases weapon stability, weapon aim assist, Mobility, Resilience, and Recovery after freezing a target with Stasis.||-10 Strength|
|Whisper of Fissures||Increases the damage and size of the burst of Stasis when you destroy a Stasis crystal or defeat a frozen target.|
|Whisper of Refraction||Defeating slowed or frozen targets grants you class ability energy.|
|Whisper of Durance||Slow from your abilities lasts longer. For those abilities that linger, their duration will also increase.||+10 Strength|
|Whisper of Bonds||Defeating frozen targets grants you Super energy.||-10 Intellect
|Whisper of Shards||Shattering a Stasis crystal temporarily boosts your grenade recharge rate. Shattering additional Stasis crystals increases the duration of this benefit.||+10 Resilience|
|Whisper of Chains||While you are near frozen targets or a friendly Stasis crystal, you take reduced damage from targets.||+10 Recovery|
|Whisper of Torment||You gain grenade energy each time you take damage from combatants.|
|Whisper of Fractures||Your melee energy recharges faster when you are near two or more targets.||-10 Discipline|
|Whisper of Impetus||Damaging targets with a Stasis melee reloads your stowed weapons and grants you a temporary boost to weapon ready speed.|
|Whisper of Conduction||Nearby Stasis shards track to your position.||
|Whisper of Rending||Kinetic weapons do increased damage to Stasis crystals and frozen targets.|
|Whisper of Hunger||Increases the melee energy gained from picking up Stasis shards.||
|Whisper of Rime||Collecting a Stasis shard grants a small amount of overshield, which falls off after 10 seconds. Collecting additional shards adds to the overshield and refreshes the timer.|
All Void Fragments
With the release of The Witch Queen in 2022 came Void 3.0, which introduced Void Fragments. These enhance how you build and use your Void subclass, improving and tweaking different areas.
|Echo of Starvation||Picking up an Orb of Power grants Devour||-10 Recovery|
|Echo of Persistence||Void buffs applied to you (Invisibility, Overshield, and Devour) have increased duration.||-10 Recovery|
|Echo of Explusion||Void ability final blows cause targets to explode.||+10 Intellect|
|Echo of Reprisal||Final blows when surrounded by combatants grant Super energy.|
|Echo of Provision||Damaging targets with grenades grants melee energy.||-10 Strength|
|Echo of Exchange||Melee final blows grant grenade energy.|
|Echo of Remnants||Your lingering grenade effects (Vortex Grenade, Void Wall, Void Spike, and Axion Bolt) have increased duration.|
|Echo of Undermining||Your Void grenades weaken targets.||-20 Discipline|
|Echo of Leeching||Melee final blows start health regeneration for you and nearby allies.||+10 Resilience|
|Echo of Domineering||After suppressing a target, you gain greatly increased Mobility for a short duration and your equipped weapon is reloaded from reserves.||+10 Discipline|
|Echo of Dilation||While crouched, you sneak faster and gain enhanced radar resolution.||+10 Mobility
|Echo of Instability||Defeating targets with grenades grants Volatile Rounds to your Void weapons.||+10 Strength|
|Echo of Harvest||Defeating weakened targets with precision final blows will create an Orb of Power.||-10 Intellect|
|Echo of Obscurity||Finisher final blows grant Invisibility.||+10 Recovery|
All Solar Fragments
The release of Season of the Haunted introduced Solar 3.0 and with it a slew of new Solar Fragments. These will allow players to further tweak their builds, leaning into a new set of verbs that focus on scorching, igniting, and healing effects.
|Ember of Singeing||Your class ability recharges faster when you scorch targets.|
|Ember of Benevolence||Applying restoration, cure, or radiant to allies grants increased grenade, melee, and class ability regeneration for a short duration.||-10 Discipline|
|Ember of Beams||Your Solar Super projectiles have stronger target acquisition.||+10 Intellect|
|Ember of Empyrean||Solar weapon or ability final blows extend the duration of restoration and radiant effects applied to you.||-10 Resilience|
|Ember of Combustion||Final blows with your Solar Super cause targets to ignite.||+10 Strength|
|Ember of Torches||Powered melee attacks against combatants make you and nearby allies radiant.|
|Ember of Char||Your Solar ignitions spread scorch to affecterd targets.||+10 Discipline|
|Ember of Tempering||Solar weapon final blows grant you and your allies inceased recovery for a short duration. Stacks 3 times. While Ember of Tempering is active, your weapons have increased airborne effectiveness.||-10 Recovery|
|Ember of Blistering||Defeating targets with Solar ignitions grants grenade energy.|
|Ember of Solace||Radiant and restoration effects applied to you have increased duration.|
|Ember of Eruption||Your Solar ignitions have increased area of effect.||+10 Strength|
|Ember of Ashes||You apply more scorch stacks to targets.|
|Ember of Wonder||Rapidly defeating multiple targets with Solar ignitions generates an Orb of Power.||+10 Resilience|
|Ember of Searing||Defeating scorched targets grants melee energy.||+10 Recovery|
All Arc Fragments
Arc 3.0 arrived with Seasn 18 in Destiny 2. This new system revamped the Arc subclasses which meant new Fragments were added. As was the case previously, Arc Fragments give players more control over their builds. Right now, only four Fragments are known of following Bungie's Arc 3.0 overview.
|Spark of Beacons||While you are amplified, your Arc Special weapon final blows create a blinding explosion.|
|Spark of Resistance||While surrounded by combatants, you are more resistant to incoming damage.||+10 Strength|
|Spark of Momentum||Sliding over ammo bricks reloads your equipped weapon and grants a small amount of melee energy.|
|Spark of Shock||Your Arc grenade jolts targets.||-10 Discipline|
|Spark of Ions||Defeating a jolted target creates an Ionic Trace.|
|Spark of Discharge||Arc weapon final blows have a chance to create an Ionic Trace.||-10 Strength|
|Spark of Frequency||Melee hits greatly increase your reload speed for a short durection.|
|Spark of Focus||After sprinting for a short time, your class ability regeneration is increased.||-10 Recovery|
|Spark of Recharge||While critically wounded, your melee and grenade energy regenerates more quickly.|
|Spark of Magnitude||Your lingering Arc grenades (Lightning Grenade, Pulse Grenade, and Storm Grenade) have extended duration.|
|Spark of Amplitude||Rapidly defeating targets while you are amplified creates an Orb of Power.|
|Spark of Feedback||Taking melee damage briefly increases your outgoing melee damage.||+10 Resilience|
|Spark of Volts||Finishers make you amplified.||+10 Recovery|
|Spark of Brilliance||Defeating a blinded target with precision damage creates a blinding explosion.||+10 Intellect|
Best Fragments to use
Depending on what class you’re playing, the best Fragments for you may change slightly. However, there are some undeniably fantastic choices, especially for your first unlocks.
- Whisper of Hedrons
- Whisper of Bonds
Whisper of Hedrons is the obvious pick and one of the best Fragments in Destiny 2. This Fragment boosts your weapon damage whenever you freeze an enemy with Stasis. By using Stasis abilities, you’re practically always freezing enemies which means you ought to always have this damage buff active. In a boss fight, the extra damage can certainly help get some teams over the line.
Whisper of Bonds synergizes quite well with Whisper of Hedrons as destroying a frozen target grants Super energy. Freeze targets to get the damage buff and destroy them to get Super energy. You’ll then be throwing out your Super, which freezes enemies once more. It’s a beautiful cycle.
Another option some players may want to explore is Whisper of Refraction. This Fragment does what Bonds does but for your Class ability.
Though it might sound good, Whisper of Shards is actually more difficult to proc. The reason for this is that few abilities actually create Stasis crystals. For example, the Glacier Grenade and Salvation’s Grip are some of the only ways of creating Stasis crystals. If you are able to create a lot of crystals, consider coupling Shards with Whisper of Fissures to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
Then there’s Whisper of Endurance, which increases the slow effect and keeps lingering abilities around for longer. This is good, but not great. It may be useful for the Duskfield Grenade whenever the Thermal Overload and Surge Eater mods are available.
Season of the Chosen added four new Fragments for players to unlock. Out of all available options, the only one that doesn’t seem as immediately beneficial as the others is Whisper of Impetus. The reason why Impetus might not be a top choice is that it requires a fully charged Stasis melee to proc, at which point your stowed weapons are reloaded. This is useful, but not as much as the others.
Whisper of Torment ensures that taking damage from enemies has a positive effect in that it charges your grenade. Meanwhile, Chains reduces how much damage you take when near frozen enemies. This is no doubt useful when there are a lot of enemies on the field. The final one, Fractures, has your melee recharging faster when near two or more enemies – this might pair well with Impetus for those punchy Titans.
As Fragments are added, the variety of builds available to players across all subclass elements is going to grow. With the information of all the Fragments in Destiny 2, you can start planning your builds, which should certainly including Warmind Cell, Charged with Light, and Elemental Well mods. Sparrow over to the Shacknews Destiny 2 guide for more insights into builds and weapon recommendations.