Warmind Cell builds are one of the most effective ways to create a destructive guardian in Destiny 2 and given that a lot of Seraph and Ikelos weapons were reintroduced into Beyond Light, Warmind Cell builds are still easy to create and will help you out if you’re going for that endgame PVE activity – Nightfalls, Legend/Master Lost Sectors and Raids. Today I am going to run how to create a warmind cell build, what weapons are available, a look at the mods and how to get them plus an example build with each class.
Warmind Cells were originally introduced into Destiny 2 in Season 10 during Season of the Worthy. Bungie did a pretty good job of not communicating this feature very well, but they have become a mainstay of endgame builds in Destiny 2. If you’ve been playing for a while I am sure you know abotu Warmind Cell builds, but for new and returning players then they maybe a little bit of a mystery.
Warmind cells are small orange orbs that all of the warmind mods interact with. These orbs spawn when you kill an enemy with a seventh seraph weapon or from some of the mods. There are three main ways to use these orbs. You can shoot then, causing them to explode, collect them, which effects vary based on mods, or keep them on the ground.
To generate Warmind Cells you have to use a certain type of weapon, and here’s the examples based on each slot:
Warmind Cell Weapons
- Kinetic: Seventh Seraph Carbine (Auto Rifle), Seventh Seraph Officer Revolver (Hand Cannon)
- Energy: Ikelos SMG, Ikelos Sniper, Ikelos Shotgun, Seventh Seraph SMG, Seventh Seraph SI-2 (Sidearm), Seventh Seraph CQC (Shotgun), Seventh Seraph VY-7 (SMG)
- Power: Seventh Seraph Saw (Machine Gun)
How to get the weapons:
They all drop from random activities now – strikes, crucible, gambit, rank up at vendors and packages.
Now you have some of the weapons, then once you can generate Warmind Cells then you’ll want to have some mods to make the best use of them. Yes, you can simply shoot them and they will explode, but some mods can make them even better. The way to use these are to first acquire them and then slot them into your armour. They cost a variety of energy points and they have to slot into the right element.
Let’s have a look at the mods now.
Warmind Cell Mods
- Fireteam Medic – Solar – 3 Destrying a cell creates a healing burst.
- Modular Lightning – Arc – 3 Collecting a cell causes a burst of chaining arc damage around you.
- Strength of Rasputin – Arc – 2 Collecting a cell gives you half your melee back.
- Blessing of Rasputin – Arc – 2 Collecting a cell increases the chance the next kill with a Seraph weapon drops one.
- Chosen of the Warmind – Arc – 1 Collecting or destroying cells causes a concussive blast that knocks away enemies.
- Power of Rasputin – Void – 4 Bonus weapon damage to enemies near cells.
- Warmind’s Protection – Void- 2 Reduced damage from enemies near cells.
- Global Reach – Neutral – 1 Warmind cells you make have a larger explosion and effect enemies from farther away.
- Rage of the Warmind – Solar – 5 Additional solar damage from cells you destroy.
- Wrath of Rasputin – Solar – 1 Solar splash damage kills have a chance to create a warmind cell.
- Burning Cells – Solar – 3 Destroying a cell causes a burst of solar energy that makes enemies burn.
How to get the mods
Check Banshee-44 daily in the tower and he sells them
Let’s have a look at some examples of each class. I am going to be mainly using a combination of the 4 most important Warmind Cell mods in my mind.
Warmind Cell Builds – All Classes
Subclass: Bottom Tree Sunbreaker
Exotic Armour: Phoenix Cradle
Weapons: Seraph Carbine, Sunshot, Seventh Seraph Saw
Mods: Global Reach, Wrath of Rapsutin, Burning Cells
Gameplay: This build is going to be mainly using Wrath of Rasputin where solar splash damage kills have the chnace to create warmind Cells. Together with our Kinetic and Power weapons that will create warmind cells given they are Seventh Serpah Weapons, then I am going to be using the exotic hand cannon Sunshot for the additional solar splash damage. Bottom tree sunbreaker and Phoenix Cradle are one of the most effective Titan builds in the game for creating sunspots (which can empower you and your teammnates to cause more damage) plus the boots make them last longer.
Subclass: Top Tree Nightstalker
Exotic: Orpheus Rig
Weapons: Ace of Spades, Ikelos SMG, Falling Guillotine (replacement for Ace of Spades could be the Seventh Seraph Revolver)
Mods: Wrath of Rasputin, Global Reach, Rage of the Warmind
Gameplay: Using Wrath of the Warmind allows Ace of Spades to turn into a Warmind Cell generator through the perk Firefly. We’re going to be using the Ikelos SMG that was reintroduced in season of arrivals for the energy weapon, which can generate cells as well as Falling Guillotine for more damage if you come up against bosses or anything like that. Mainly going to be using our kinetic and energy weapons here for warmind cells and then pick your favourite exotic weapon or armour to make up the build. Top tree nightstalker and orpehus rig are still my top combination in the game and pairing this combo with a wamind cell build causes a hell of a lot of damage.
Subclass: Middle Tree stormcaller
Exotic: Felwinter’s helm
Weapons: Seventh Seraph Carbine, Seventh Seraph VY-7 (SMG), Xenophage
Mods: Modular Lightning, Global Reach, Wrath of Rasputin, Blessing of Rasputin
Gameplay: Here I’m using modularl lightning with the arc subclass and Felwinter’s Helm. Blessing of Rasputin increases the chance for the next seventh serpah kill to drop a warmind cell, plus rwath of rasputin can turn xenophage into a warmind cell generating weapon too.
You can pick and choose the class, subclass and armour. The main point I want to get a across in this video is the weapon selction and the mods. Warmind Cells are still one of the best ways to create a powerful Guardian in Destiny 2, even though they have been around for a few seasons now, they are still under used and slightly hidden away from new players. I am sure many of you know about Warmind Cell builds already and if you have any great builds, it’d be awesome if you shared them in the comments.
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