As promised, developer Bungie has detailed the Masterwork Armor that will be coming soon to Destiny 2. The armor takes the Masterwork system (formerly applied only to weapons) further, creating a similar grind for the opposite side of players’ inventory screens. Come next week, when Masterwork armor is added to the game, players might want to pay attention.
That’s because the Masterwork armor could potentially give players an edge, especially in the Crucible. Masterwork armor’s unique benefit is granting 3% additional damage resistance while in a Super with the ability to stack up to 15% with a full set of Masterwork armor.
Of course, until players can get their hands on a full set and test the effectiveness of the 15% additional damage resistance, fans may not be able to fully judge if the grind is worth it. But there is potential that the increased damage resistance will make Destiny 2‘s numerous roaming Supers even more formidable.
Another big benefit of Masterwork armor is that it can be re-rolled to be a different stat package, thus allowing players to choose whether they want it to be Heavy, Light, or Restorative, which favors the Armor, Mobility, or Recovery stats, respectively.
With Recovery being such a preferred stat in comparison to the other two, this alone may be worth it for fans who want to re-roll a favorite armor set. This also, in a way, provides fans with something they’ve been asking for. While many may have preferred that it wasn’t a part of the Masterwork system, players have been asking Bungie for a way to re-roll their armor.
Bungie promised that this is just the first step in the new Masterworks system, with the developer planning to continue to update it and add additional benefits to the armor. Just as with Masterwork weapons, Masterwork armor will be found as random drops that can give a Legendary. On top of that, endgame activities like Trials of the Nine and raid activities have an increased chance to drop Masterwork armor. As mentioned, Masterwork armor will be added to the game in the January update, dated for next week.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.