Over the last few years, Destiny 2 has become a build-focused game. Which weapons, sub-classes, and armor options you decide to run with can make all the difference. Heck, even the specific mods you choose or perks you roll can mean the difference between complete destructive harmony or a disjointed mess. Here, we’re going to dive into the best Titan builds in Destiny 2 for each game mode.
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For Titans (as well as the other classes), it all starts with which Exotic armor you choose. Then it entirely depends on what game mode and the role you intend to play. So let’s dive into which Titan builds are currently best in Destiny 2.
Best Titan Build for Raids
Titan’s and endgame content are somewhat antithetical. It’s about being aggressive and up close in every other game mode, but that can get you in serious trouble when playing more challenging encounters. Endgame is all about focusing on builds that work defensively or provide enough protection to let you get in and get out with minimal damage. Here are our top choices.
Ward of Dawn Titan Build
Being able to pop a shield that then boosts damage when fired through is key to successfully rolling through Nightfalls and Raids. Running Ward of Dawn with the Helm of Saint-14 is a no-brainer, as it consistently pops an overshield as you shift in and out of the bubble. And as long as you focus on boosting your Intellect and Recovery stats, you can quickly generate your Ward of Dawn while still getting in the thick of things.
The final element to keep in mind is your weapon choice. Generally, focus on using a long-range weapon that can generate Orbs of Light for your primary. For your Energy and Power weapons, opt for close-range or AOE options that you can amplify with armor mods. You want to be able to quickly move in to take on major enemies but have enough power to pull back, pop your shield, and still chip away at bosses.
Exotic Armor: Helm of Saint-14
Weapons: [Kinetic] No Time to Explain or Masterworked Legendary Weapon; [Energy] Any Shotgun or Fusion Rifle; [Power] Two-Tailed Fox, Code Duellos, or Any Sword
Subclass: Code of the Protector
Primary Armor Stats: Intellect and Recovery
Armor Mods: Taking Charge, Stacks on Stacks, Supercharged, Lucent Blade, Protective Light
Icefall Mantle Titan Build
Warmind Cells are a fun concept to play with, especially if you’re opting for a more tank-like build. Generally, if you use a Warmind-specific build, you can opt for any subclass. We recommend using an option that produces large-scale AOE effects that can group enemies or detonate them en masse using the Warmind Cells. The key here is staying alive to do it, which is where the Icefall Mantle comes in.
These Exotic Arms remove your barricade ability but replace it with a persistent overshield. You can then opt to use Heir Apparent to spin up another shield when at full health, which can be consistently maintained if you opt for Resilience boosts. Just be sure that you focus on applying Warmind specific mods and any associated weapons to make this build work. Otherwise, you’ll have a decent overshield but no additional damage output to take on bosses and Major enemies.
Exotic Armor: Icefall Mantle
Weapons: [Kinetic] Any Hand Cannon or Pulse Rifle; [Energy] IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 or First In, Last Out; [Power] Heir Apparent, Lament or Thunderlord
Subclass: Behemoth or Code of the Juggernaut
Primary Armor Stats: Mobility and Resilience
Armor Mods: Wrath of Rasputin, Warmind’s Protection/Rage of the Warmind, Global Reach, Fireteam Medic
Best Titan Builds for PvE
PvE builds for Titans are all about ramping up damage output. These are meant to make you play recklessly and have the power and AOE abilities to back it up. And like the endgame builds, these are the most synergistic subclass and armor variants you’ll find in the game.
Siegebreaker Titan Build
Siegebreaker is an excellent AOE subclass all by itself. By focusing on armor, weapons, and mods that can produce or extend the duration of Sunspots and Warmind Cells, however, you can turn yourself into an erupting volcano. The main question you’ll need to consider is whether you want to boost your Fireteam with Phoenix Cradle or your own recharge rate with Hallowfire Heart.
Generally, we’d recommend starting with Hallowfire Heart unless your playing with a well-coordinated Fireteam. Then be sure to add mods and additional armor that can boost the recharge rate of your abilities. Lastly, choose your favorite Solar-based Energy Exotic and an AOE-boosted Power weapon to take full advantage of the Warmind Cells you’re producing. Just keep in mind, this is a fairly offense-centric build, so if you take this into endgame content, you may need to shuffle around some Resilience or Recovery stats to make it useful.
Exotic Armor: Phoenix Cradle or Hallowfire Heart
Weapons: [Kinetic] Any Rapid-fire Weapon; [Energy] Sunshot, Trustee, Xenophage; [Power] Code Duello
Subclass: Code of the Siegebreaker
Primary Armor Stats: Intellect and Discipline
Armor Mods: Wrath of Rasputin, Rage of the Warmind, Global Reach, Fireteam Medic
Behemoth Titan Build
To truly make your Stasis Titan build work, first make sure you have the Cryoclasm and Tectonic Harvest Aspects equipped. Next, you’ll want to leverage the Whisper of Shards, Hedrons, and Fissures Fragment to take full advantage of your freezing abilities. Then it’s up to you to decide if you want to enhance your recharge rates or get an absolutely broken reflective shield while sliding.
Either option will be helpful, and your choice may depend on the armor stats and mods you work with. Generally, you want mods that will optimize damage and targeting for your weapons. And if you run with Masterworked weapons, you can quickly generate Orbs of Light to boost your Super and other abilities.
Exotic Armor: Heart of Inmost Light or Antaeus Wards
Weapons: [Kinetic] Any Rapid-fire Weapon; [Energy] Any Shotgun; [Power] Salvation’s Grip
Primary Armor Stats: Recovery and Mobility
Armor Mods: Targeting/Unflinching Aim, Shotgun Scavenger, Blast Radius, Firepower
Best Titan Builds for Crucible
For Crucible, you want to either focus on supercharging your ability regeneration or apply anything that provides an edge with your weapons. Here are a few of our picks for the best Titan build for PvP in Destiny 2 that add some unique traits that are perfect for taking down groups of enemies or seeking revenge.
Mask of the Quiet One Titan Build
It may seem backward to want to take damage in Crucible, but Mask of the Quiet One makes it worthwhile. The more damage you take, the faster you regenerate your abilities. And if you take critical damage, you gain full health upon a successful kill.
This is a crucial advantage all by itself, which is why the rest of your build is really up to what you feel comfortable using to get quick kills. Other than that, focus on boosting your Intellect and Discipline and equipping mods that also boost ability regen.
Exotic Armor: Mask of the Quiet One
Weapons: [Kinetic] Any Rapid-fire Weapon; [Energy] Any Void-damage Weapon; [Power] Falling Guillotine or Temptation’s Hook
Subclass: Any Sentinel subclass
Primary Armor Stats: Intellect and Discipline
Armor Mods: Taking Charge, Stacks on Stacks
One-Eyed Mask Titan Build
The One-Eyed Mask is designed to help you seek revenge. If an enemy targets you, you’ll be able to mark and track them until they die. If you’re the cause of their death, you get an overshield as a reward.
To help elevate this ability, you’ll want to focus on boosting your Recovery and Resilience to keep you alive long enough to find your enemies. Next, leverage weapons that can also target, explode, or cause chain damage. The quicker you can take damage, eliminate and gain that overshield, the more enemies you’ll take down and the longer you’ll survive.
Exotic Armor: One-Eyed Mask
Weapons: [Kinetic] Any Hand Cannon or Pulse Rifle; [Energy] Ticuu’s Divination, Hard Light or Trinity Ghoul; [Power] Any Machine Gun or Grenade Launcher
Primary Armor Stats: Recovery and Resilience
Armor Mods: Damage Resistance (General), Traction, Targeting
Best Titan Builds for Gambit
Gambit is a bit of a mixed bag. You can’t wholly lean into the trickiness required to be effective in Crucible without sacrificing some of the more effective offensive builds out there. Luckily, there are a few options out there that tow the line between defense and offense to spectacular effect.
Cuirass of the Falling Star Titan Build
Cuirass of the Falling Star works perfectly with your Thundercrash Super to allow you to layout as much damage as possible while retaining your overshield for far longer. If you equip the Volatile Conduction mod and unleash your Super while critically damaged, this boots the damage output. And thankfully, the overshield makes critical health a non-issue.
Everything else about this build is about racking up kills and dealing damage. If you can, opt for other Arc-based weapons to take advantage of your mod choices. And other than that, look for opportunities to boost your Super and health regen.
Exotic Armor: Cuirass of the Falling Star
Weapons: [Kinetic] Any Rapid-fire Weapon; [Energy] Salvager’s Salvo, Witherhoard, or Trinity Ghoul; [Power] Code Duello or The Colony
Subclass: Code of the Missile
Primary Armor Stats: Intellect and Resilience
Armor Mods: Volatile Conduction, Surge Detonators, Global Reach, Hands-On
Actium War Rig Titan Build
Actium War Rig is a fun Exotic to run with if you love using SMGs and Assault Rifles. It automatically reloads them as you continue to fire, making it perfect for crowd control and boss damage alike.
The real benefit here is that you can focus exclusively on these weapons for your armor mods. And aside from that, opting for AOE-heavy Supers is a perfect combination for laying out splash-damage alongside your continuous stream of bullets. In this case, Behemoth is our recommendation since you basically lay out additional explosives to shoot.
Exotic Armor: Actium War Rig
Weapons: [Kinetic] Suros Regime, Gnawing Hunger; Escape Velocity, or Huckleberry; [Energy] Hardlight or Ikelos_SMG; [Power] Choose Your Favorite
Subclass: Code of the Devastator or Behemoth
Primary Armor Stats: Resilience and Mobility
Armor Mods: Assault rifle or SMG Ammo Finder, Light Arms or Assault Rifle Loader, Unflinching
We’ll Build Him Better, Faster, Stronger
We hope you found one of the best Titan builds in Destiny 2 that works for you! Finding the right Titan build can be a long but incredibly rewarding process. Just remember to work on a handful of variants to use between game modes to truly get the most out of your armor, weapons, and mods.
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