Playing as a Titan in Destiny 2 favors being aggressive — getting up close, unleashing devastating AOE attacks, and rolling through enemies. What makes this even better is when you equip an Exotic piece of armor that further augments your Titan build.

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As of Beyond Light, there are currently thirty-two pieces of Exotic Titan Armor to collect. However, like everything in Destiny 2, there are some pieces of armor that are game-changers, and others that simply aren’t worth using. Thankfully, with the recent Stasis balance, more tried-and-true pieces have become viable again and expanded what Exotics are useful for Titans.

The Best Titan Exotics in Destiny 2

Without further ado, here are the 20 best Titan Exotics in Destiny 2 as of 2021.

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Ashen Wake

Ashen Wake
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  • Type: Gauntlets
  • Perk: Fusion Grenades explode on impact and gain increased throw speed. Final blows with Fusion Grenades will grant grenade energy.

First up on our list of best Titan Exotics in Destiny 2 is Ashen Wake. If you’re a fan of running as the Sunbreaker and want to increase the speed and distance of your grenades, Ashen Wake will do just that. The added grenade energy is also useful if you’re running a high Discipline stat character, basically giving you semi-infinite supercharged grenades. The only real drawback is that this Exotic doesn’t amplify the residual Solar damage of attacks, which is really the best aspect of that subclass.

2/20

Doom Fang Pauldron

Doom Fang Pauldron
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  • Type: Gauntlets
  • Perk: Void melee kills grant Super energy and while Sentinel Shield is active any melee kills will recharge your Shield Throw, extending your Super upon successful attacks.

The Void Subclass for Titan’s is still a great offensive option, especially when you can extend your Super duration. Unlike other action-required buffs, this one is basically a guarantee with your Shield Throw having a fairly consistent auto-targeting system. If you’re facing a vast amount of Minor enemies, you can easily extend your Super to almost double the output and keep your Shield flying with little effort.

3/20

Stronghold

Stronghold
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  • Type: Gauntlets
  • Perk: Maximizes Guard stats on equipped Swords and regenerate health by blocking shots.

Released alongside Beyond Light and a slew of excellent Swords, on paper this should be the best Exotic for Titans who love wielding blades. The healing capabilities and diminished ammo usage when guarding can help keep your Sword active for longer and help you more regularly execute heavy attacks. The only issue is that the guard system in Destiny 2 is incredibly janky and difficult to leverage consistently, making this piece of Armor only somewhat useful.

4/20

ACD/O Feedback Fence

ACDO Feedback Fence
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  • Type: Gauntlets
  • Perk: Melee kills build energy, reducing incoming enemy melee damage and releasing the energy as an elemental explosion.

If you’re a fan of getting up close and personal with your enemies, these Gauntlets can provide a major boon. The criteria to activate the energy build-up and explosive payload is a bit lengthy but can become a consistent loop with heavy strength stats. While not the go-to Armor for these Subclasses, these work best if you’re running Arc or Stasis, otherwise, look for something else.

5/20

Ursa Furiosa

Ursa Furiosa
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  • Type: Gauntlets
  • Perk: Move faster while guarding when Sentinel Shield is active and convert guarded damage into Super energy after the Super ends.

The lesser focus on the Defender Subclass has diminished the usefulness of this Armor just a bit, but the Super regeneration buff is still excellent. It forces you to play the typically aggressive version of the Void Subclass a bit differently, actively switching between shielding and attacking. It takes some training to maximize the boost this provides, but if you favor using the Sentinel Shield, it’s worth throwing on.

6/20

One-Eyed Mask

One-Eyed Mask
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  • Type: Helmet
  • Perk: Highlights the enemy who dares to damage you and provides an overshield if you kill them.

This is hands down the best Titan Exotic armor for playing Crucible. The tracking ability highlights anyone that damages you, making it easier to avoid traps and rundown your opponent. On top of that, you can play far more aggressively since a successful kill grants an Overshield which is pretty refreshing for PvP. It’s also pretty useful in PvE play, especially in higher-difficulty Strikes, but the tracking consistency isn’t quite the same. 

7/20

Mask of the Quiet One

Mask of the Quiet One
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  • Type: Helmet
  • Perk: Grants ability energy when damaged and gain maximum health with successful kills while critically damaged.

This Armor basically rewards you for being a damage sponge. The more you get hit, the faster you regenerate your class abilities. Stack that power up enough and when things are looking grim, you can throw a grenade or take out an enemy up close to regain all of your health. The only drawback is that it requires you to play dangerously to gain the full benefit, making it far less useful in end-game content.

8/20

Cuirass of the Falling Star

Cuirass of the Falling Star
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  • Type: Chest
  • Perk: Greatly increases your Thundercrash impact damage and provides an overshield that lasts longer the further you travel before striking

Code of the Missile is a bit hit-or-miss when it comes to the Thundercrash Super, but this Armor heavily tilts the damage output in your favor. It basically doubles your DPS output and rewards you for taking risks by targeting enemies further away. The Overshield you gain after executing basically takes all the risk out of using this high-flying Super and makes it far easier to stay in the action after executing. 

9/20

Citan’s Ramparts

Citan’s Ramparts
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  • Type: Gauntlets
  • Perk: Your Towering Barricade has reduced health and duration but allows you and your allies to shoot through it.

Titan Barricades are useful but come with very obvious trade-offs. The smaller barrier is harder to duck behind but grants offensive capabilities, while the Towering Barricade provides ample cover. This Exotic combines the two, allowing you and your allies to fire through the larger shield. The actual benefit is a bit difficult to measure since the decreased health and duration is a major drawback. So, if you run this, just be very selective where you pop the Barrier.

10/20

Crest of Alpha Lupi

Crest of Alpha Lupi
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  • Type: Chest
  • Perk: Generates an additional orb of light from Supers and a healing pulse when Barricade is activated.

This may be the most consistent piece of Exotic Armor out there. There are no specific damage, movement, or other randomized qualifications, and it produces relatively useful boosts. Sure, the additional Orb of Light may be a bit minor, but the healing pulse can be a lifesaver when under heavy fire. Ramp up your Intellect stat and run with a Masterworked weapon to get the most from this Exotic.

11/20

Actium War Rig

Actium War Rig
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  • Type: Chest
  • Perk: Steadily reloads your equipped Auto Rifle or Machine Gun magazine.

If you love running Auto Rifles or Machine Guns, this Exotic is a God-send. Stack this with Armor Mods that increase clip size and ammo acquisition, and you can create an infinite loop of ammo for these weapons. This can be a crucial ability to have for lengthy boss fights or any time Barrier Champions are active. If you’re not a fan of those weapon types, then this piece of Armor will be fairly useless.

12/20

The Insurmountable Skullfort

The Insurmountable Skullfort
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  • Type: Helmet
  • Perk: Trigger health regeneration and restore melee energy with successful Arc melee kills.

If you like to play Striker, this should be your go-to gear among the Destiny 2 best Exotic armor for Titans. While it does require a successful Arc melee kill to pop the health regeneration, this can be incredibly useful when in a tight spot in PvP or surrounded by Minor enemies in PvE. Buff up on your Recovery and Resilience stats to make sure you can survive and start swinging.

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Synthoceps

Synthoceps
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  • Type: Gauntlets
  • Perk: Increased melee lunge range with additional melee and Super damage when surrounded.

Synthoceps are the epitome of what it means to be a Melee-centric Titan. It increases your range when punching and provides a boost to your ability damage when taking on multiple enemies. It’s one of the best options to allow you to throw a punch without worrying about whiffing it, and it can make you incredibly deadly when running into multiple enemies in Crucible. 

14/20

Antaeus Wards

Antaeus Wards
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  • Type: Legs
  • Perk: Improved slide that reflects incoming projectiles and grants Super energy.

Sliding has become all the more important for Titans due to Stasis. If you run with the Cryoclasm Aspect, for example, your slide is already increased and it allows you to shatter Stasis crystals. This Armor boosts your slide distance and speed even further while making you impervious to projectiles. In turn, anything deflected can shatter more Stasis crystals, further amplifying your ability to layout damage, just by sliding.

15/20

Phoenix Cradle

Phoenix Cradle
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  • Type: Legs
  • Perk: Sun Warrior lasts twice as long and allies who pass through Sunspots gain Sun Warrior.

Phoenix Cradles are best used if you’re running with a full Fireteam. The boost to you and your allies’ damage and recharge rates for melee and grenade abilities can be incredibly useful. This is especially the case if you’re playing anything with a Solar Burn and can take advantage of that additional damage boost.

16/20

Armamentarium

Armamentarium
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  • Type: Chest
  • Perk: Gain an additional grenade charge.

This may be the most underrated of the Destiny 2 best Titan Exotics. Yes, the only boost it gives you is an additional Grenade. But it doesn’t require any actions to activate the Perk and it is Subclass agnostic, making it useful with any burn. Pour into your Discipline stat and you’ll basically never find yourself running out of Grenades.

17/20

Dunemarchers

Dunemarchers
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  • Type: Legs
  • Perk: Increases sprint speed and a static charge build-up that chains damage between nearby enemies when executing a melee attack.

Dunemarchers provide a similar benefit as the Anteus Wards, but in this case, it all has to do with how fast you can run. If you’re running Stasis or Striker, this makes you a far more difficult target to hit while amplifying your ability to layout Melee damage. It may be a bit of an unusual Perk, but it can be incredibly useful if you upgrade your Resilience and Strength stats. 

18/20

Heart of Inmost Light

Heart of Inmost Light
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  • Type: Chest
  • Perk: Using an ability empowers the other abilities with faster regen, additional damage, and Barricades last longer.

This piece of Armor is incredibly useful if you lean on your abilities in a fight. The added benefit is that you can actually work to increase a specific ability stat to further promote the regeneration boost. There’s no strange qualifier to activate and it basically rewards you for using your abilities, making it one of the best pieces of Armor out there.

19/20

Helm of Saint-14

Helm of Saint-14
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  • Type: Helmet
  • Perk: Enemies that enter Ward of Dawn or guarding with Sentinel Shield blinds enemies, while allies that pass through gain an Overshield. 

The Helm of Saint-14 has been a useful Exotic since it was introduced in the original Destiny. And while Ward of Dawn may be somewhat of an old trick, it is still one of the most useful abilities in end-game encounters. Throwing in the Overshield and enemy stagger is just icing on the cake at this point.

20/20

The Path of Burning Steps

The Path of Burning Steps
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  • Type: Legs
  • Perk: Solar final blows grant an escalating bonus to weapon damage. You are harder to slow or freeze with Stasis and when breaking out you take no damage and create a burst of Solar energy.

This is your anti-Stasis Armor. Sure, the weapon damage boost is great, but the way it negates freezing damage and diminishes the range and effect of slowing is the real benefit here. While Stasis was nerfed recently, especially in PvP, and isn’t the obvious go-to Subclass that it was, this is still one of the best Titan Exotics in Destiny 2 thanks to the offensive and defensive abilities it gives you.

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