Defender is a Titan subclass in Destiny. The subclass is unlocked when any of a player's characters reach level 15. It is geared toward mitigating damage with the use of deployable shields via the use of the Defender's Super Ability, Ward of Dawn and Melee Ability, Disintegrate. A number of the passive abilities can also buff the team via Ward of Dawn.
|A grenade that attaches to enemies and explodes twice.|
|A grenade that attaches to any surface and emits a torrent of damaging void light.|
|An explosive grenade that prevents enemies from using abilities for a short time.|
|Jump and press again while in the air to activate Lift.|
Jump Ability ModifiersEdit
|Upgrades Lift to travel to greater heights.|
|Upgrades Lift for better directional control while in the air.|
|Upgrades Lift to provide a strong initial burst of momentum.|
|Ward of Dawn|
|Shape Void Light into an indestructible shield to protect you and your allies from harm. Replenishes grenade and melee energy on activation.|
Super Ability ModifiersEdit
|Armor of Light|
|While inside Ward of Dawn you and your allies gain significant damage resistance.|
|Blessing of Light|
|Passing through Ward of Dawn grants you and your allies a temporary shield.|
|Weapons of Light|
|Passing through Ward of Dawn grants you and your allies a temporary increase to weapon damage.|
|Killing an enemy with this powerful melee attack creates a Force Barrier around you which absorbs incoming damage.|
Melee Ability ModifiersEdit
|While Force Barrier is active all your weapons reload and ready blindingly fast.|
|Gift of Light|
|While Force Barrier is active all your melee kills create Orbs of Light.|
|Force Barrier continually recharges.|
Attribute Modifiers 1Edit
|Titan Codex I|
|Training focused on battle recovery and toughness.|
|Titan Codex II|
|Training focused on speed and toughness.|
|Titan Codex III|
|Training focused on battle recovery and speed.|
Ability Modifiers 1Edit
|Increases the duration of Ward of Dawn.|
|Increases the duration and strength of the Force Barrier.|
|Gift of the Void|
|As Ward of Dawn takes damage from enemy fire it creates additional Orbs of Light.|
Attribute Modifiers 2Edit
|Titan Codex IV|
|Training focused on all attributes.|
|Titan Codex V|
|Training focused on maximum battle recovery.|
|Titan Codex VI|
|Training focused on raw speed.|
Ability Modifiers 2Edit
|Reduces the cooldown time of Ward of Dawn.|
|Heavy Weapon kills have a chance to create Orbs of Light for your allies.|
|Increases the benefits granted by Blessing of Light and Weapons of Light.|
- Helm of Saint-14: Your Ward of Dawn blinds enemies who enter it.
- No Backup Plans: Increases the duration of Force Barrier, shotgun kills trigger Force Barrier.
- The Glasshouse: Blessing of Light and Weapons of Light last longer.
- Force Barrier lasts 15 seconds. Relentless increases it to 20 seconds and is stackable with No Backup Plans.
- Ward of Dawn lasts 30 seconds. Bastion increases it to 45 seconds.
- Weapons of Light increases damage output by 25%. Illuminated increases it to 35%.