Finishers are a new feature added to Destiny 2 with the Shadowkeep update. They allow you to instantly finish off a weakened opponent, using a cool animation to do it. Depending on what weapons you run, it will enable you to whittle down an enemy’s health bar quickly, then finish them off with your finisher move.
How To Perform A Finisher
To perform a finisher against an enemy, you must first reduce their health to a certain threshold. Finishers are execution moves and will kill the enemy outright. Damage an enemy until you see a yellow/golden circle appear over their head. This indicator tells you can hit the enemy with a finisher.
Once it appears, run towards them and hit the finisher button to perform the execute. This default button is “Q” on PC, and clicking the right thumbstick on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by default.
When you hit the button, your Guardian performs the execution, instantly killing the enemy. The finisher doesn’t appear to have a cooldown, and from what I can tell offers some generous invincibility-frames when you are performing it. Keep these in mind if you need to dodge something with some style.
Each of the three classes have a unique finisher for them to perform. You can buy a four-pack of finishers from Eververse, and equip them to your inventory screen to change their respective animations.
That’s everything you need to know about Finishers in Destiny 2. Best of luck out there, Guardian!