Our Destiny 2: Mobility, Resilience and Recovery guide explains how each of these stats work and which you should invest points in.
Some mods and armour in Destiny 2 affect your Mobility, Resilience and Recovery stats. While we all have an idea of what they may do, it’s never explained exactly how they operate, and this can be particularly frustrating to those of us who want to optimise their Guardians to suit a particular playstyle.
To help you understand exactly how Mobility, Resilience and Recovery works in Destiny 2, we’ve put together a simple breakdown of each attribute and which ones are worth turning your attention to.
We’ve based this guide off Fallout Plays’ deep dive into these stats and it’s a fantastic breakdown of how it all works. We urge you to go and support his work as his Destiny 2 content is brilliant. We’ve embedded his video in the article down below, so make sure you give it a watch for some extra information.
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Mobility, Resilience and Recovery: A Basic Overview
What do they do?
Here’s a very simple outline of how bolstering each of these attributes will affect your Guardian.
- Mobility: Putting points in mobility provides increases to walking speed, jump height and strafing.
- Resilience: Increased resilience means you’re granted more health and armour.
- Recovery: A higher recovery stat sees your armour and health regenerate at a faster rate.
How do I boost these stats?
Throughout your time playing Destiny 2 you’ll accrue a number of Rare and Legendary Class mods, and sometimes earn pieces of armour with these already equipped.
If all of your armour pieces have mobility boosts, then your overall Mobility stat will be increased dramatically, but you’d have very little or no points at all in your other stats. Of course, the same applies to both Resilience and Recovery.
You can achieve a fairly even distribution by equipping all of your armour pieces with a variety of Mobility, Resilience and Recovery buffs.
Mobility, Resilience and Recovery: In depth
Below you’ll find a complete breakdown of how increasing the mobility stat will affect your Guardian and whether it’s worth investing in at all.
- It does not affect your sprinting speed in any way.
- You’ll have a far faster walking speed at 10 Mobility in contrast to 0.
- Your jump height is increased - but it’s a miniscule improvement.
- Strafing is dramatically improved.
We’d say that Mobility is only worth investing in if you’re big on PVP. Dramatic increases to your strafing speed will prove vital for winning those long range duels and outmaneuvering opponents. While in PVE, it’s a completely different story. As you’ll be battling AI opponents, there’s no real need for such tweaks - especially if you’re sacrificing other stats too.
Here’s a look at how your health increases when putting points in Resilience.
The data below comes courtesy of both Mercules and Fallout Plays.
- Firstly, higher Resilience means more health.
- A Guardian with 0 Resilience has around 186 health.
- A Guardian with 10 Resilience has roughly 201 health.
- So, if you put all your points into Resilience, that’s an increase of 15 health.
- From 0 to 5 Resilience your health will climb by 2 for each extra point.
- From 6 to 10 Resilience your health start climbing by only 1 for each extra point.
So, is it worth maxing out or putting loads of points into Resilience?
It all depends on you really. Personally, we’d avoid maxing it out and invest only a few points instead. This ensures that you’re able to take one or two extra hits when it matters most. Maxing out Resilience seems a little overkill, considering that your health gains are minimal past 5 points and you’ll be sacrificing the all important Recovery stat which we’ll get to below.
Finally, let’s take a look at how beneficial putting points into Recovery is.
Below you’ll see a gif taken from Fallout Plays’ video which clearly shows how much your Recovery stat makes a difference to both your armour and health regeneration.
As you can see, there’s a massive difference between Recovery 1 and Recovery 10. It’s important that you don’t neglect your Recovery stat, as it can have a profound effect on your success in both PVE and PVP scenarios.
With a medium to high Recovery, you’ll be able to get back into the fight when it comes to activities like Raids, Strikes and Public Events. What’s more, you’ll be far less vulnerable to enemies chasing you down in PVP and more able to engage in duels if you’re recovering health rapidly.
All in all, we recommend slapping at least a few points into Recovery!