Who Would Win Wednesdays: Destiny Special
Posted by Robert Ramsey
If you haven't already noticed, Push Square has been going Destiny mad over the past week or so. We've been keeping a diary for each day of our exploits in the beta, but we thought that we'd try something a little different with today's traditional Who Would Win Wednesdays. A feature that's usually reserved for one versus one battles between popular PlayStation personalities, today marks the first time that we've had a three-way brawl. As always, weigh up which combatant you like the best, and then vote for your winner in our poll.
For some reason, we had been seeing a huge amount of Titans in the early stages of the Destiny beta, but their numbers seem to have taken a bit of a dip as it's gone on. Nevertheless, the burliest Guardians boast the toughest armour in the game, making them the hardest to kill in a straight up gunfight. When it comes to Traveller powers, Titans prefer to render enemies into dust with their fists rather than fancy space magic. You'll often see them running up to foes and smashing them with a Storm Fist, and when the going gets tough, their electrified grenades can either temporarily blind their opponents or send off shockwaves at set intervals after being thrown. Meanwhile, their super ability, Fist of Havoc, boasts an area of effect after they've smashed into the ground with both hands in a display of pure power.
Hunters are the wiliest Guardians of the bunch, and can usually be seen sprinting around the battlefield either stabbing things or blowing them away with a flaming gun. At any range, the Hunter seems to be a preferred class for those looking for something a little devious – especially as they can fling a rather large throwing knife at enemies. Their armour, meanwhile, sports a roguish look complete with hoods and capes, and seeing them blast across the dusty ruins of Old Russia may just conjure up some nostalgia of another popular sci-fi property. Grenade-wise, Hunters can block corridors with homing shards that tear anyone apart if they get too close, while their super sees them infusing a hand cannon with the Traveller's light, making it a weapon of mass destruction.
Commonly referred to as the space mage, the Warlock completes the trio of traditional RPG classes in Destiny. Aside from their helmets, Warlock attire has more in common with clothes or robes than actual armour, but this is so that they can concentrate on gliding around the field of battle, picking off enemies before unleashing some powerful space magic. For their melee attacks, these Guardians lash out with a force-like push from the palm of their hand that sends enemies flying backwards. Meanwhile, their grenades burst creating an area of effect that constantly damages those unfortunate enough to be trapped within it. And finally, their super ability is perhaps the most cinematic of the bunch, as the Warlock jumps into the air and lets loose with a Nova Bomb that detonates below them.
Which type of Guardian are you? Has your choice of character influenced your decision? Vote for your winner in our poll, and tell us which side you're fighting for and why in the comments section below.
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