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Destiny 2 Ashen Wake: Perks Detailed and General Reception

Destiny 2 Ashen Wake is a Titan exotic gauntlet that appeared with the Warmind expansion. This can be obtained via drop, engram, or vendor.

Destiny 2 Ashen Wake: Armor Perks

Level 27 is a requirement for Ashen Wake. It’s worth mentioning that grenades will recharge faster when using a solar subclass. The intrinsic perk, “Bring the Heat,” and additional details are listed below.

  • Bring the Heat
    • Fusion Grenades now explode on impact and gain increased throw speed.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod
    • Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod
    • Increased Health Recovery.
  • Impact Induction
    • Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.
  • Special Ammo Finder
    • Increases the drop chance of Special ammo when a kill is executed.

Destiny 2 Ashen Wake: General Reception

Across the internet, fans seem to have a negative to lukewarm perception of Ashen Wake. For the most part, the majority of people feel that it’s not really worth taking up an exotic slot because it doesn’t do anything too impressive.

As far as pros, the generous “explode on impact” range is nice as players don’t have to be perfectly accurate to get the grenade to damage their target. The speed is also cited as a large benefit in situations where it feels like every second counts.

However, at the end of the day the fusion grenade is, well, just that. And a grenade isn’t exactly the best method of attack at a player’s disposal. Additionally, the main complaint is that the grenade doesn’t deal much damage. Splash damage is also something players need to be mindful of when throwing fusion grenades as they explode on impact, giving you no time to escape.

Others claim that when used right the Ashen Wake can be a helpful exotic. At the end of the day it will depend on your playstyle and the game mode you’re playing in.