How to unlock Prismatic in Destiny 2: The Final Shape

How to unlock Prismatic in Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Prismatic is a different kind of Subclass in Destiny 2, and is exclusive to The Final Shape expansion. It’s unique, as it allows you to combine elements from other Subclasses into one super Subclass. It’s also the only ability suite in the game that lets you go Transcendent.

In this Destiny 2 guide, I’ll give you a brief overview of what Prismatic is and how you can unlock it for yourself.

What is the Prismatic subclass in Destiny 2?

A Warlock Transcends in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie

Prismatic is a completely unique Subclass type in Destiny 2. Instead of offering new or unique abilities, equipping it instead allows you to mix and match abilities from other elements. So there are no Prismatic-specific abilities, but you can combine, say, Diamond Lance (Stasis) with Consecration (Solar) on your Titan. Or Bleakwatcher (Stasis) and Lightning Surge (Arc) on your Warlock.

Being able to gain multiple elemental buffs and deal damage with different kinds of abilities is cool, but the real reason you want to play Prismatic is to become Transcendent. Transcendence is a kind of mini-Super tied to Prismatic, which gives you a special grenade when you activate it, alongside increased weapon damage, damage resistance, and ability recharge.

To activate Transcendence, you’ll need to deal damage with both Light and Dark abilities and weapons in order to fill two different bars.

As of The Final Shape, Prismatic only has one Aspect per element per class, so you can’t combine Sol Invictus Sun Spots with Banner of War, for example. But Bungie’s developers have said that Prismatic will grow and evolve over time, so expect the unexpected.

How to unlock the Prismatic subclass in Destiny 2

A Prismatic Titan prepares a Thunderclap melee in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie

Like Strand with Lightfall, Prismatic is locked behind The Final Shape expansion’s paywall, so you’ll need to purchase that if you’d like to use the new subclass. Without a sale, it’ll run you $49.99.

However, unlike Strand (or Stasis before it), you won’t need to spend the entire Final Shape campaign being teased by the new Subclass. Without spoiling anything, you’ll unlock the base form of Prismatic at the end of the first campaign mission inside The Pale Heart of the Traveler. From then on, you’ll unlock new Aspects and Fragments to add to Prismatic, but Bungie will never take it away from you again.

It’s currently unclear if Prismatic will ever become free for players the way Stasis has.