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Guardians wielding Prismatic

Prismatic is a fusion of both the Light and Darkness. Prismatic allows the user to combine abilities and Supers from all previously acquired Subclasses, and fill up a Light meter and a Dark meter to activate Transcendence, which will modify a grenadeq to use a Light and Dark element. It was first introduced in The Final Shape.




The Prismatic Hunter is evasive and maneuverable, grappling around the battlefield and leaping to advantageous positions with Ascension. Their starting Prismatic build enables that maneuverability, with Winter’s Shroud providing a handy debuff that Stylish Executioner (which now triggers by defeating an enemy afflicted by any subclass debuff) can activate from, providing easily accessible Invisibility to reposition to wherever you need to be with safety.

The Prismatic Titan excels at disabling enemies to make them easy targets for high-impact follow-ups. Drengr’s Lash, Shackle Grenade, and Diamond Lance are all potent primers for a subsequent Consecration, Thunderclap, or powerful Unbreakable blast. Their starting build allows them to freeze targets with Diamond Lance (which can be created from any ability final blow) and wind up fully charged Thunderclaps to remove the threat from the fight in one fell swoop.

The Prismatic Warlock brings an army to bear, summoning a horde of Bleak Watchers, Hellions, and Threadlings in the blink of an eye. Their starting build lets them lock down entire rooms with Bleak Watcher and Penumbral Blast, and their ability damage (including damage caused by shattering the frozen targets) kickstarts Feed the Void, granting grenade energy to start the cycle anew.


Common effects of the Prismatic subclass are:

  • Transcendance - When you deal Light-aligned damage (Arc, Solar, and Void) or apply Light-aligned buffs or debuffs, the Light bar on the left fills. When you deal Darkness-aligned damage (Stasis or Strand) or apply Darkness-aligned buffs or debuffs, the Darkness bar on the right fills. Kinetic damage fills both bars at a reduced rate, but that rate increases when either bar is filled. When both bars are full and meet in the middle, Transcendence is available.
    While Transcendent, your melee and grenade energy are instantly refreshed and regenerate more quickly. Dealing damage with a grenade further increases your melee regeneration rate and vice versa. Your weapon damage is slightly increased, and you are more resistant to incoming damage.

Movement Modes

  • High Jump
  • Strafe Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • ArcS.png Blink
  • High Lift
  • Strafe Lift
  • Catapult Lift
  • Burst Glide
  • Strafe Glide
  • Controlled Glide
  • VoidS.png Blink

Class Abilities

  • Marksman’s Dodge
  • Gambler’s Dodge
  • SolarS.png Acrobat’s Dodge
  • Towering Barricade
  • Rally Barricade
  • ArcS.png Thruster
  • Healing Rift
  • Empowering Rift
  • SolarS.png Phoenix Dive

Melee Abilities

  • ArcS.png Combination Blow
  • SolarS.png Knife Trick
  • StasisS.png Withering Blade
  • StrandS.png Threaded Spike
  • VoidS.png Snare Bomb
  • VoidS.png Shield Throw
  • ArcS.png Thunderclap
  • StrandS.png Frenzied Blade
  • SolarS.png Hammer Strike
  • StasisS.png Shiver Strike
  • SolarS.png Incinerator Snap
  • VoidS.png Pocket Singularity
  • ArcS.png Chain Lightning
  • StasisS.png Penumbral Blast
  • StrandS.png Arcane Needle


  • ArcS.png Arcbolt Grenade
  • SolarS.png Swarm Grenade
  • StasisS.png Duskfield Grenade
  • StrandS.png Grapple
  • VoidS.png Magnetic Grenade
  • SolarS.png/StasisS.png Hailfire Spike (Transcendent)
  • VoidS.png Suppressor Grenade
  • ArcS.png Pulse Grenade
  • StrandS.png Shackle Grenade
  • SolarS.png Thermite Grenade
  • StasisS.png Glacier Grenade
  • StrandS.png/ArcS.png Electrified Snare (Transcendent)
  • SolarS.png Healing Grenade
  • VoidS.png Vortex Grenade
  • ArcS.png Storm Grenade
  • StasisS.png Coldsnap Grenade
  • StrandS.png Threadling Grenade
  • VoidS.png/StasisS.png Freezing Singularity (Transcendent)




  • Facet of Awakening: Rapidly defeating targets with Light or Darkness damage or Super final blows generates an elemental pickup of the matching damage type. +10 Resilience
  • Facet of Balance: Rapidly defeating targets with Light damage grants melee energy. Rapidly defeating targets with Darkness damage grants grenade energy.
  • Facet of Blessing: Melee final blows start health regeneration. While transcendent, melee final blows start health regeneration for you and nearby allies.
  • Facet of Bravery: Defeating targets with grenades grants Volatile Rounds to your Void weapons. Defeating targets with powered melee final blows grants Unraveling Rounds to your Strand weapons.
  • Facet of Command: Freezing or suppressing a target reloads your equipped weapons and increases weapon stability, aim assist, and airborne effectiveness. Defeating frozen or suppressed targets creates a Stasis Shard or Void Breach.
  • Facet of Courage: Your Arc, Solar, and Void abilities deal increased damage to targets afflicted with Darkness debuffs. +10 Discipline
  • Facet of Dawn: Powered melee hits against targets make you radiant. Powered melee final blows make both you and nearby allies radiant. -10 Strength
  • Facet of Defiance: Finishers create a detonation that either jolts, scorches, slows, severs, or makes targets volatile, based on the damage type of your equipped super. +10 Recovery
  • Facet of Devotion: Defeating targets afflicted with Stasis or Strand debuffs grants bonus Light Transcendence energy.
  • Facet of Dominance: Your Void grenades weaken, and Arc grenades jolt targets. -10 Discipline
  • Facet of Generosity: Defeating targets while transcendent creates Orbs of Power for your allies.
  • Facet of Grace: Damaging targets with Kinetic weapons grants you bonus Transcendence energy. Defeating targets with your Super grants you and nearby allies bonus Transcendence energy. -10 Resilience
  • Facet of Honor: Collecting an elemental pickup or destroying a Tangle grants Transcendence energy of the same type. +10 Strength
  • Facet of Hope: While you have an elemental buff, your class ability regenerates more quickly.
  • Facet of Justice: While transcendent, your ability final blows explode. +10 Intellect
  • Facet of Mending: Grenade final blows cure you. Transcendence grenade final blows increase the strength of the effect.
  • Facet of Protection: While surrounded by enemies, you are more resistant to incoming damage. While transcendent, the effect is increased. +10 Strength
  • Facet of Purpose: Picking up an Orb of Power grants either Amplified, Restoration, Frost Armor, Woven Mail, or Overshield, based on the damage type of your equipped super. -10 Recovery
  • Facet of Ruin: Increases the size and damage of the burst when you shatter a Stasis crystal or frozen target and increases the size of Solar ignitions. +10 Mobility
  • Facet of Sacrifice: While you have an Arc, Solar, or Void buff, ability final blows grant bonus Darkness Transcendence energy. +10 Discipline
  • Facet of Solitude: Landing rapid precision hits emits a severing blast from the target. While transcendent, the severing blast is bigger.


While no enemies deal Prismatic damage, there exist some foes that are protected by the power of The Witness to the point that they are invulnerable to damage, indicated by the term Bound and a pinkish healthbar and glow. The only way to break this protection is for a player to hit them while they are transcendent, after which point they will remain vulnerable until slain. This protection replaces the base enemy's Absorption Shield, which they will not generate even after their defenses are broken. If no Prismatic Wells are available or if a player doesn’t have either a Light or Darkness-aligned damage type equipped, shooting Bounded enemies will fill both bars and will allow for a player to enter Transcendence to damage Bounded enemies.