Introduction Best The Division 2 Build
Hey everyone, we are here with a new guide. Today we’re doing something different. As I’m sure you are all well aware, build guides are one of the most popular contents going back to The Division 2 game, and rightly so. The building is one of the essential components of the game. People want to know what others are using and get inspiration for their creations.
The idea that came to my mind is it’s a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re a bit newer or returning to the game. There are so many builds to choose from that are relevant to what I want to do. I like how this build plays but will it work in PvP? Will it work in heroic content?
There are a lot of questions to be had there. So I came up with an idea as somebody who, over the years, has solidified my load-outs. I relied on them to complete all types of content in the game: heroic, legendary raids, and PVP. Why not share that? That’s what I’m going to do today.
I want to share the Builds with you all are five top-tier builds you should strive to put together and have in your load-outs. They will give you at least one option to use in practically every type of endgame content in The Division 2. Raids got you covered, PVP no problem, all of it. So that’s what we’re going to do.
Keep in mind: There’s one important thing to remember, however, that everybody has their play styles and preferences. For example, even though they’re super effective, I tend to use only a few skill builds. Because I love them and these builds work for me, they might not feel the same in your hand.
So keep that in mind, if nothing else, then use these as a template to try and figure out why they work so well. These different load-outs can inspire you to create something more tuned to your style of play.
Here are my five top load-outs for Best The Division 2 Build in 2023. These builds are designed to be effective in various endgame content, including raids, legendary missions, and PVP.
DPS Build: Everybody needs a good DPS build, and this one is my go-to for many prestige endgame contents like raids and legendary missions. If you’re in one of those activities and need to be able to output competitive damage, this build will get you there.
Using an AR for our primary, I’ve chosen the FAL. But there are other options, like the AK-M or the TKB-408. Those slower fire rates and high-damage archetypes do well with these builds. The Optimist is my go-to talent here.
Then depending on the kind of content and specific fights you’re doing, I alternate my secondary between the Scorpio and Nemesis Exotics. They’ve covered you on each end of the extremely short and long-range damage, and that’s all you need to know. Use one of those too.
We’ve got six red cores weapon damage all the way, and other than building that damage, we’re going for “Crit” everywhere else. Coyotes masks give some great crit bonuses to the team. “The Sacrifice” chest piece ramps up that damage with perfect glass Cannon.
A Sombra backpack Buffs up my crit damage with that brand bonus, and we’re using vigilance to boost damage even further. Fenris gloves to boost up my AOE damage, and an improvised holster allows us to gain even higher current value. Since we already have Sombra and Fox’s pair of knee pads, giving us that great source of Amplified damage.
The total crate distribution here with the FAL is 47 chance 184 damage. My rule of thumb is to never go above 50 crit chance when using the Coyote’s mask or anything other than an SMG. And when you hit that mid-range bonus, you want to stay within the crit cap, which is 60.
This allows you to take advantage of some of those team Buffs and group content if other people are running coyotes. So it’s good all around for the specialization Gunner works well for me, but there’s some wiggle room in cases you could experiment with others. And the decoy and revive Hive is a nice skill combo to run with and get back up.
Crowd Control Build: This is an odd or unnecessary pick. But it’s one thousand percent underrated and a fantastic crowd control build in the form of eclipse protocol.
Eclipse is that build if you’re running casual in-game content solo or with friends. Thus, you want to go easy mode. You want to watch enemies die in front of you with the click of a button. It’s got you covered ten times over.
The name of the game here is status effects. I’m using the Pyromaniac as my primary for that bonus damage to enemies on fire. In other words, the burn is the main status I’m spreading. Your other weapons here, even your primary, are up to you.
There is no surprise for the gear; the status is six skill tiers. We want to buff up the base skills as much as we can. I’ve got the Vile exotic mask since it dabbles with statuses. It pairs well with four pieces of Eclipse to get that four-piece set bonus. Then we’re using the chest piece and backpack to get those amplification talents. They’re useful for enhancing Eclipse’s abilities.
Now, this one is controversial. I use Hana-U. It helps you to take out as much skill haste as possible. Because we’ve already got many status effects, let our skills return faster. But you could also run one piece of gold in here. That’s up to you.
I’m also running three-skill haste of mods. As for our skills, the right foam is a fantastic option to lock down enemies for easier Target acquisition by you and your teammates. And again, a bit controversial, I use the Airburst Seeker mine. It has the highest burn duration potential in the game. I get over 31 seconds of burn duration on the setup, which translates to fantastic spreading capabilities.
But you could also use something like a Sticky Fire Bomb; totally up to you. I use the firewall specialization because it gives you 20 extra burn duration, which is quite nice for this setup. But you could try out a technician. Both are good options.
Heroic Patriot Build
True Patriot Build: We easily come to one of my most popular and favorite builds of all time, and that is my True Patriot Build. Now, look, there are a lot of great builds that I consider Heroic Bruisers.
They’re great at clearing any heroic content in the game solo or groups, and I’m sure you’ll find the perfect one over time. However, this True Patriot Build is phenomenal as a starter and one of the most well-balanced of those builds.
For your weapon, you will want to use the Chameleon exotic AR. I will admit this weapon does take some getting used to if this is the first time you have used it. But it is so so so worth it, I promise. The thing lets you build incredible bonuses of +90% weapon damage, huge crit values, and baffling reload speed. It’s a beast once you learn to tame it. Secondary and sidearm are up to you for what you want to use.
We’re looking at three blue and four red distributions for the gear. We’re using the Memento to get those extra cores. Having at least three blues adds that bit of survivability for Heroic content. Trust me; you’ll still have more than enough damage with everything else we’re using.
Four pieces of the True Patriot to get the full bonus. True patriot provides great general bonuses like extra damage, reduced enemy damage, and healing on hit-to-mark targets. So it’s super easy to use and understand.
Specialization and Mods
We want to reserve the chest piece for a Thunderous chest piece. This gives us that native ten extra AR damage for the Chameleon and then obliterates talent to provide a phenomenal boost of extra damage. Some people might say you should run unbreakable, but you have plenty of survivability with the armor and Memento bonuses, but try it out if you like.
Lastly, the Memento exotic backpack, need I say more? This thing is fantastic and perfectly complements the type of build that this is. We’re fully spec-ing into crit chance and damage on all the pieces. Our total amounts are 52 chance and 104 damage, which will be boosted even more when you procure the Chameleon’s bonus.
Gunner fits perfectly for the specialization, providing an extra fire armor rate, etc. It also gives you access to the Banshee pulse, which works wonders. I use that with a revive Hive for that extra safety blanket, but use whatever fits you best.
Next, given what we covered, we get to what might seem redundant. The thing is a build everybody should have in their load-outs. Because while the Patriot building ones like it are more of a casual heroic clearer, this build takes it to the next level.
I’m talking heroic countdown, intense, heroic content. You could even stretch it towards legendary and raids when you need that next level of damage and tankiness. This has got you covered, but the trade-off is that it’s much more intensive to run and upkeep compared to some of these others, but man is it worth it.
We’re talking about Heartbreaker Build. In simple terms, the build stacks of armor, damage off of pulsed enemies and go to town with those stacks. We’re using King Breaker AR as our primary for the perfected Flatline Talent.
The secondary is the rock and roll named ACS 12, it can be something other than this one, but I recommend an ACS 12 for easy stack building.
For the pistol, we use the exotic Busy Little Bee. The pistol allows you to gain so much extra damage with little effort, and it’s such an easy boost in content like a heroic countdown. Then, of course, we have four Heartbreaker pieces, and six Reds rolled everywhere.
Where does all that tankiness come from? Both are from Heartbreaker Stacks, and we’re running three protection from Elites mods. They give us 36 percent in total, along with those few other survivability sources we have. It’s a great way to be able to stay alive while still getting huge chunks of damage.
Mods and Specialization
We get that AR damage boost with one piece of Fenris on the knee pads. The Memento exotic backpack is hard to pass up because it works great here. And then we have headshots rolled everywhere because Heartbreaker revolves around headshots for pulses.
Furthermore, it takes more coordination, concentration, and skill than a crit setup does. I guarantee the trade-off is worth it. That gives us a total of 112 percent headshot damage.
You may be wondering why I have the Firewall specialization. It can use the Striker’s Shield that it comes with. The shield grants you extra damage for enemies in front of it while you’re using it.
We are going for the most damage here again for the likes of a heroic countdown, and you need every bit you can get. Additionally, the revived Hive has the same reasons as before. I like that little bit of a safety nip. You can choose your fate there.
And then, last but certainly not least, we come to PVP. All those builds above will get you through all types of PVE content in the game, but they need to be more tuned for PVP. So in case you’re heading into the DZ or conflict anytime soon, I’ve got you covered.
This isn’t my absolute favorite PVP build, but this one has equal power to what is my favorite. But it is far easier to maintain and use. So it would be more appropriate to show off here.
For our primary, we’ve got the Famas, one of the best high-end ARs to use in PvP, got Optimist on there. The secondary pistol is up to you, but I recommend the Busy Little Bee exotic for some great damage.
For the gear, 5 Blues is the great distribution here. You might need more damage, but you make up for it with the Bee and other stuff we’ll cover right now.
The Catharsis exotic mask is a fantastic PVP item that gives you damage, status effect protection, and healing, so I recommend it there. The Fender’s chest piece for the AR damage brand bonus buff, and unbreakable for extra sustenance in those intense fights.
The Picaros holster is a newly named item they introduced in season 10. It has a 15 weapon damage attribute as one of its regular attributes, making its dual-core attribute function very lucrative for this type of setup.
The Matador named Walker, Harris & Co. backpack gives you the perfect Adrenaline Rush. It’s great for sustain and helps us get that five percent extra weapon image and damage to armor from the brand more damage there.
Gloves of Walker, Harris & Co. are more desirable than running contractors because of that little extra crit you can get. And then the fox’s prayer knee pads for that damage to targets out of cover.
On this build, getting crit any and everywhere you can is important as it amounts to a lot of sustained different things keeping you alive while outputting lots and lots of damage. The decoy and EMP sticky are great skills to run in PvP, but you can mix in the defender drone if you prefer. Because of that unbeatable armor, the firewall specialization remains my favorite spec for PVP.
All right, folks, and that was a look at five of my top load-outs for The Division 2 in 2023. Remember that this does not represent every build you can make in the game. Some of the builds can compete in these different types of content.
We didn’t even begin to dabble with the healer and tank builds here. But again, as a newer player or someone who wants to expand their content, these five builds allow me to play pretty much any endgame content for The Division 2 that’s out there. They’re a fantastic place to start. Thank you all for reading; I hope you found this helpful.