Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion adds a new weapon type called the Glaive. We have seen this cool-looking weapon in the promos and trailers. In this Destiny 2 guide, we are going to walk you through how you can get and use the Glaive.
The Glaive is a melee weapon like the sword but it is used in first-person. Other than cutting down enemies it can also shoot energy blasts. Furthermore, it can also provide you with a shield to protect yourself in battle. With all this in mind, this is a very unique and versatile weapon.
Getting The Glaive In Destiny 2
In order to get the Glaive in Destiny 2, you need to complete the introductory mission of The Witch Queen campaign. As part of the campaign, you will head to Mars Enclave where you need to talk to Ikora. Once you complete the objective, she will reward you with the Glaive.
How To Use The Glaive
As mentioned above, you can use the weapon to attack enemies and cut them down. It has a basic three-hit combo that does significant damage. You can melee attack by pressing R1 on PlayStation, RB on Xbox, and C on PC. These swipe attacks do not consume any ammo.
Alternatively, you can use the weapon fire button in order to shoot a burst of energy matching the element type of the Glaive. This does consume ammo. After a few shots, you will also need to reload. The burst is decent at short to mid-range but the damage is not as high as the melee attack.
The range attack is used to charge your shield. Which is another great function of the Glaive. This can be used by pressing the aim/guard weapon button. As long as you have ammo, you can keep firing and absorbing damage. Once the shield is down, you can recharge it by using the energy burst attack and getting kills. Kills from melee attacks are not going to count.
This is how you can get the Glaive and use it in Destiny 2. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on how you can get the Loreley Splendor Exotic Helmet. You can also check out our guide on how you can get the Renewal Grasps Exotic Gauntlets. For more content related to the game, check out our Destiny 2 guides hub.