Today we explain how to get and use Protective Light Destiny 2. One of the most potent game mods in the past was Protective Light. It was actually thought to be a must for anyone attempting to take on endgame content, such as Master and Grandmaster activities.
However, Protective Light was significantly nerfed once The Witch Queen was released in favor of the more recent Well of Tenacity patch. How bad, though, was that nerf? And perhaps more importantly, is it still useful?
How to get and use Protective Light Destiny 2?
Protective Light may be purchased from Ada-1 in the Tower, where you can also find the vast majority of Combat modifications in Destiny 2. Be careful that she now sells four combat mods per day as a result of The Witch Queen’s release.
The mods she has available change every day, so you’ll need to stop by daily until she starts selling Well of Tenacity once more. Alternately, you can adhere to the Twitter account for Destiny Insights. Every day, it will inform you about the products that Ada-1 and other significant merchants are selling.
The cost for Protective Light is 10,000 Glimmer.
What does Protective Light do?
The mod’s description is clear and specific about what it does:
While Charged with Light, you gain significant damage resistance against combatants when your shields are destroyed. This effect consumes all stacks of Charged with Light. The more stacks consumed, the longer the damage resistance lasts.
Additionally, the mod results in a -10 Strength disadvantage, but its advantages clearly outweigh this minor negative.
Protective Light’s damage protection has decreased from 50% to just 10%. As explained by Bungie:
By swapping the damage reduction values of Protective Light and Well of Tenacity, Protective Light should no longer feel like a mandatory part of every loadout, and players will need to choose between a smaller, but longer-lasting, amount of damage reduction on-demand when wounded (Protective Light) vs. a shorter-duration but stronger amount of damage reduction when picking up Void wells (Well of Tenacity).
This was a huge change that made Protective Light a mediocre mod that hardly anybody uses anymore from a top-tier, must-have mod.
To be fair, Protective Light is still good and will be helpful when taking on difficult content, like as raids and stuff for Legend, Master, and Grandmaster. Your survival still rises with Protective Light, though not to the same extent as before.
Depending on how many Charged with Light stacks you have, Protective Light will last longer:
- 1 stack: 6 seconds
- 2 stacks: 10 seconds
- 3 stacks: 13 seconds
- 4 stacks: 16 seconds
- 5 stacks: 20 seconds
I advise aiming for 2 stacks due to the decreasing returns with each additional stack.
Does Protective Light stack?
No matter how many Protective Light mods you have installed, they do not stack. The duration of Protective Light is extended by having many Charges of Light. The buff doesn’t increase stronger; rather, it lasts longer, as was previously mentioned.
How do you use the Protective Light mod?
The Charged with Light mod system may seem scary if you’re brand-new to Destiny 2, but it’s actually very simple to utilize. When utilizing Protective Light, you must:
- Any component of your Void armor should have the Protective Light mod applied.
- Any other piece of armor you have should have at least one Charged with Light mod in it.
- Simply begin with the “Taking Charge” mod, in my opinion.
Protective Light’s gameplay cycle is as follows:
By eliminating numerous adversaries with your Super or a Masterworked weapon, you can produce Orbs of Power. By collecting up those orbs, the Taking Charge mod grants you stacks of Charge with Light. When your shields are broken, Protective Light will immediately turn on and provide you with the additional damage reduction you’ll need to find cover and heal.