Destiny 2 Strand’s tangles could serve as a replacement for Warmind cells, according to a sneak peek at a new set of mechanics set to launch with the Destiny 2 Strand subclass in the popular FPS game. Players recently learned that Warmind Cells, which normally drop from IKELOS and Seventh Seraph weapons, will be leaving the game permanently on Destiny 2 Lightfall’s release date. While it was initially unclear why Bungie made this call, the recently released Destiny 2 Lightfall weapons and gear trailer may provide some insight into the developer’s choice to remove these cells as a Destiny 2 gameplay element.
Warmind cells offer a unique way for players to deal burst or area of effect damage. Once they drop, players with specific mods equipped can shoot them to damage nearby targets. These cells have become less useful in recent seasons, partly because weapons that drop Warmind cells have become more difficult to obtain, but also because Bungie seemed to neglect them in favor of Light Charged mods and elemental wells.
However, the recently released Lightfall weapons and gear trailer shows a Quicksilver Storm exotic grenade launcher weapon catalyst that results in something called Strand Tangles, which are glowing green balls that float in midair (as opposed to Warmind cells, which they fall to the ground). ). Players also noted that in the trailer, characters who destroy these entanglements by throwing or shooting them cause them to explode, thus damaging enemies similar to how Warmind cells currently do. Additionally, the upcoming Warlock Exotic Leg Armor, called Swarmers, indicates that Warlocks who wear the armor piece and hit tangles gain an added buff that spawns threads that attack enemies when they shoot tangles.
It seems likely that skins and shards within the various Strand subclasses cause Strand’s entanglements to produce different effects when fired, although these ‘Strandballs’ could also be tied to weapon perks or armor stats. Elemental Wells will also be leaving the game with Lightfall, and with monumental changes to the game’s overall building systems, it’s also possible that players could see similar Elemental Wells resurface through mechanics like Stasis Shards or weapon perks.
There are only a few weeks left in Destiny 2 Season 19, so be sure to take advantage of everything the season has to offer, like the Destiny 2 Spire of the Watcher dungeon and the Destiny 2 Revision Zero exotic quest. And you’ll also want to check out our Destiny 2 Season 20 release date guide for more on what’s to come with Lightfall in one of the best multiplayer games on PC that’s available to everyone.