Best Destiny 2 Builds for Titan, Hunter and Warlock in 2023

by | Jan 16, 2023 | Armor

Do you want to take your game to the next level? Destiny 2 is not only about having a good aim or even good positioning. If you want to succeed in PvE, you also have to have the right gear. The right Exotics, weapons, mods, and, more importantly, the right build.

And while we already covered the top builds per class for PvE and PvP (links to those below), this guide covers every single viable build we have for PvE in Season 19.

Hunter PvE Builds

--NameClassAreaSubclassExcels inElementStatus
Solar Hunter buildRadiant AssassinHunterPvESolar SolarMid to Endgame PvE contentSolar
Omnioculous Hunter armorVeiled AnchorHunterPvEVoid VoidGrandmaster NightfallsVoidBest in Class
Hunter Solar SuperTripmine MasterHunterPvESolar SolarCasual PvE ContentSolar
Hunter Arc 3.0 featuredGhost of LightningHunterPvEArc ArcMid to Endgame PvE contentArcBest in Class
Hunter Strand Silky FeastHunterPvEVoid StrandMid to Endgame PvE contentStrand
Gyrfalcon's Hauberk Hunter ExoticStealthed GyrfalconHunterPvEVoid VoidMid to Endgame PvE contentVoidBest in Class
Stasis Hunter buildTouch of DuskfieldHunterPvEStasis StasisMid to Endgame PvE contentStasisBest in Class
Solar supersStar-Eating BarrageHunterPvESolar SolarMid to Endgame PvE contentSolarBest in Class
Solar gameplay Destiny 2 featuredIgniting KnifeslingerHunterPvESolar SolarMid to Endgame PvE contentSolar
Hunter Subclass Strand The Woven WidowHunterPvEVoid StrandMid to Endgame PvE contentStrand

Titan PvE Builds

--NameClassAreaSubclassExcels inElementStatus
Titan Arc 3.0 featuredGod of ThunderTitanPvEArc ArcMid to Endgame PvE contentArcBest in Class
Titan Void gameplayOne Punch (Bash) ManTitanPvEVoid VoidMid to Endgame PvE contentVoidBest in Class
Titan Solar 3.0 featuredUndying FlameTitanPvESolar SolarMid to Endgame PvE contentSolarBest in Class
Titan StrandAbeyant LeapTitanPvEVoid StrandMid to Endgame PvE contentStrand
Titan Subclass StrandOverflowing SuspensionTitanPvEVoid StrandMid to Endgame PvE contentStrand
Titan Stasis gameplayIce FortressTitanPvEStasis StasisMid to Endgame PvE contentStasisBest in Class
Solar supersSolar PaladinTitanPvESolar SolarMid to Endgame PvE contentSolar
Precious Scars Destiny 2 featuredWounded HealerTitanPvENeutralMid to Endgame PvE contentNeutral
Doom Fang Pauldron Titan exotic gameplayDoom Fang PauldronTitanPvEVoid VoidCasual PvE ContentVoidBest in Class

Warlock PvE Builds

--NameClassAreaSubclassExcels inElementStatus
Solar supersHarnesser of FlameWarlockPvESolar SolarMid to Endgame PvE contentSolarBest in Class
Void WarlockCommander of ChaosWarlockPvEVoid VoidGrandmaster NightfallsVoidBest in Class
Solar WarlockSun WizardWarlockPvESolar SolarCasual PvE ContentSolar
Warlock SubclassMindspun SuspenderWarlockPvEVoid StrandMid to Endgame PvE contentStrandBest in Class
Osmiomancy Gloves Warlock DestinyStasis EngineerWarlockPvEStasis StasisGrandmaster NightfallsStasisBest in Class
Coldheart Destiny 2Arc SummonerWarlockPvEArc ArcCasual PvE ContentArcBest in Class
Ager's Scepter ExoticThe FrostmakerWarlockPvEStasis StasisGrandmaster NightfallsStasis
Boots of the Assembler WarlockNoble AssemblerWarlockPvESolar SolarTeam-based contentSolar
Vex Mythoclast ExoticRadiant TimestriderWarlockPvESolar SolarCasual PvE ContentSolar
Swarmers Warlock ExoticSorcerer of SwarmsWarlockPvEVoid StrandCasual PvE ContentStrand

More Destiny 2 builds per Class:

Top 3 Warlock Builds

Void Warlock

Commander of Chaos

Excels In: Grandmaster Nightfalls

Goal of the Build: Be able to throw debuffing Vortex Grenades while maintaining Devour for survivability.

Mandatory Gear: A primary weapon with Demolitionist will significantly help. Contraverse Hold is at the center of this build, so running it is mandatory.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Contraverse Hold Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Contraverse Hold

WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Exotic Perk: "Resist incoming damage while charging your Void grenade with Chaos Accelerant, Feed the Void, or Handheld Supernova. Charged Void grenades return an amount of grenade energy on a hit."

  • Aspects: Chaos Accelerant and Feed the Void.
  • Fragments: Echo of Undermining, Echo of Remnants, and Echo of Persistence or Instability.
  • Abilities: Vortex Grenades are mandatory for this build.
  • Stats: Discipline and Recovery.
  • Mods: Elemental Ordnance is the one clear pick here since you’ll be getting tons of grenade kills. Beyond that, however, it’s up to you! Some recommendations

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType

Gameplay Loop

The gameplay loop here is simple. Just throw a charged Vortex Grenade using Chaos Accelerant, and the build will do the rest for you. When that grenade damages something, Contraverse Hold will trigger, giving you just under 50% of your grenade energy back. This can proc twice with one Vortex Grenade when using Echo of Remnants, potentially giving you your full grenade back with no added work.

Any kills with that grenade will also grant you Devour to help you stay alive, and they’ll spawn Elemental Wells. Picking up these wells will grant you energy for all of your abilities. As previously stated, you can add more mods here to do anything from giving you damage resistance to buffing void weapon damage.

Like the Harnesser of Flame build shown earlier, this is strong on its own but can be expanded upon in numerous ways to fit the activity you’re playing.


Solar Warlock

Sun Wizard

Excels In: Casual PvE Content (Seasonal Activities, Strikes, etc.)

Goal of the Build: While it’s simple at its core, this build allows you to rain terror from above by throwing an infinite amount of Solar Grenades. It provides excellent ad-clear, and you’ll receive the Radiant buff frequently to provide extra weapon damage toward higher-health targets.

Mandatory Gear: Any solar weapons can be helpful here, but they are in no way required. Sunbracers is the exotic we’ll be using here, as it grants you tons of Solar Grenades and has unmatched synergy with Heat Rises.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Sunbracers Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art


WarlockArmsFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Exotic Perk: "Increases the duration of Solar Grenades. Solar melee kills grant unlimited Solar Grenade energy for a brief time."

  • Aspects: Touch of Flame and Heat Rises.
  • Fragments: Ember of Torches, Ember of Empyrean, Ember of Solace, and Ember of Ashes (optional)
  • Abilities & Stats: Solar Grenade and Celestial Fire are musts here.
  • Stats: Resilience and Recovery are the only two stats you might want to spec into here.
  • Mods: We don’t usually bother running any specific mods with this build, but some suggestions:

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType

Gameplay Loop

Get a kill with your charged melee ability to start the gameplay loop. If you’re struggling with this step, try binding your charged melee to a unique button so you can send it off at a more specific time. Doing so will proc Ember of Torches, giving you and nearby allies Radiant. This can be extended by getting solar kills because of Ember of Empyrean.

Getting that powered melee kill will also proc Sunbracers, granting you five seconds of ‘infinite’ Solar Grenades. Realistically, you can only fire a maximum of five in this time due to the time it takes to execute the animation. After this, take to the skies, and watch everything below you start to burn. Any kills in the air (including those from the grenades) will give you 30% of your melee energy, allowing you to repeat this loop infinitely. If you ever fail to kill something with your melee, just get kills in the air with your weapons—you’ll get it back soon after due to Heat Rises.

This build was already strong before Solar 3.0, but with the new aspects and fragments, it has gotten even more powerful. While it doesn’t excel much in higher-level content, this is a great build to run in seasonal activities and other lower-end content if you want to mix it up.



Warlock Arc 3.0 featured

BONUS: Controller of Storms

Excels In: Mid to Endgame PvE content (Dungeons, Raids, Grandmaster Nightfalls)

Goal of the Build: Have constant access to jolt-inflicting abilities, allowing for exceptional ad clear and major-killing potential.

Mandatory Gear: To regenerate abilities quickly, we’ll use Crown of Tempests. Season 18’s Fallen Sunstar can also work here, but we usually prefer Crown for its consistency. As for weapons, we’ll be utilizing Delicate Tomb.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Crown of Tempests Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Crown of Tempests

WarlockHelmFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Exotic Perk: "Arc ability kills increase the recharge rate of your Arc abilities and extend the duration of Stormtrance."

  • Aspects: Arc Soul doesn’t contribute much here, so Lightning Surge and Electrostatic Mind are the way to go for aspects.
  • Fragments: Spark of Shock, Discharge, Magnitude, and Beacons.
  • Abilities: We prefer Stormtrance (especially with Crown of Tempests). Pulse Grenade and Chain Lightning are the most potent abilities here in our experience, but these are once again up to you.
  • Stats: Resilience and Recovery are the top two stats you’ll want to spec into. Discipline can also help you top off your grenade charge if you don’t get it from everything else, but this shouldn’t be too much of an issue in theory.
  • Mods: Because no Charged with Light or Elemental Well mods have come out recently, there’s little we can do with mods here. The classic Taking Charge + a Charged With Light-consuming mod will work, but beyond that, there’s little opportunity to expand this build:

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType

Gameplay Loop

The beauty of this build is that there isn’t a specific “loop” for it; using Delicate Tomb or any ability will end up triggering something else most of the time. The goal here is to generate as many Ionic Traces as possible, amplifying you and buffing Delicate Tomb, then allowing you to jolt enemies.

One fun synergy worth mentioning is that of Delicate Tomb and Spark of Beacons. While amplified (which you can easily get by picking up an Ionic Trace through Electrostatic Mind), kills with Delicate Tomb will release blinding explosions. This makes it very easy to jolt and blind enemies simultaneously, while also regenerating other abilities to continue the loop.

Overall, as long as you’re getting kills with arc abilities or Delicate Tomb, all of the moving parts in this build should automatically regenerate your abilities quickly. A great build for ad clear that’s also extremely fun to use, the Controller of Storms can excel against anything you put it up against.

Top 3 Hunter PvE builds

Gyrfalcon's Hauberk Hunter Exotic

The Stealthed Gyrfalcon

Excels in: Mid to Endgame PvE content (Dungeons, Raids, Grandmaster Nightfalls)

Goal of the Build: Chain Invisibility to retain Volatile Rounds and synergize as much as possible with your Void 3.0 kit and weapons.

Mandatory Gear: The Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk Exotic is an essential part of this build. Weapons with Repulsor Brace are best, such as Unforgiven, Veles-X, or The Hero’s Burden; however, weapons without Repulsor Brace can work too, Funnelweb being a fine example. Collective Obligation is also excellent for this build.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Gyrfalcon's Hauberk Hunter Exotic

Gyrfalcon's Hauberk

HunterChestThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 18
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Your weapons gain a bonus to damage briefly after you emerge from being invisible. When you are invisible and defeat a combatant using a finisher, you and your nearby allies gain a reserve overshield and improved class ability regen. These reserve overshields can be deployed by using a class ability."

  • Aspects: Stylish Executioner is necessary. Vanishing Step is best for the additional fragment slot, but Trapper’s Ambush can work.
  • Fragments: Echo of Starvation, Echo of Persistence, Echo of Remnants, and Echo of Obscurity.
  • Abilities: Moebius Quiver for your Super, Vortex Grenades, and either Dodge can work.
  • Stats: Maximum Resilience and high Mobility and Discipline.
  • Mods: This build is hyper-flexible, allowing you to run whatever mod setup you want. However, the best mods in general right now are Elemental Well mods  (you will need an orb-generating mod, though):

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType
Harmonic Siphon modHarmonic SiphonHelmet1Rank 6Rapid final blows with weapons matching your Subclass create an Orb of Power.General

Gameplay Loop

Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk does practically everything. Essentially, the goal is to go Invisible through your dodge, exit Invisibility, gain Volatile Rounds, kill a Volatile enemy, and thus, re-enter Invisibility through Stylish Executioner and continue the cycle of exiting Invis, getting a kill on a Volatile enemy and repeating.

Adding in Devour grants you both Healing and Invisibility on kill. Then, once you add a Repulsor Brace weapon on top of this (which provides an overshield when defeating a Void-debuffed target), you become practically unkillable, weaving in and out of Invisibility with a tanky overshield and full health on kill.

By the way, Volatile Rounds also offer a lot of DPS potential. This excellent video by Imagine clearly demonstrates the potential that a god-rolled Retrofit Escapade and Gyrfalcon’s Hauberk have together.


Hunter Arc 3.0 featured

The Ghost of Lightning

Excels in: Mid to Endgame PvE content (Dungeons, Raids, Grandmaster Nightfalls)

Goal of the Build: Stack up Combination Blow and slay out with your abilities while striking from the shadows.

Mandatory Gear: For the Exotic, you’ll definitely need Assassin’s Cowl. There are no “necessary” weapons for this build. However, a 1-2 punch shotgun significantly boosts this build’s effectiveness.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Assassin's Cowl Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Assassin's Cowl

HunterHelmShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 8
Exotic Perk: "Powered melee final blows grant invisibility and restore a portion of health and shields. Finishers and final blows against more powerful targets increase the duration of the invisibility and the amount of health and shields."

  • Aspects: Lethal Current and Flow State are the go-to’s for this build.
  • Fragments: Spark of Resistance is the perfect pick for this setup, Spark of Feedback and Spark of Shock are both suitable picks too.
  • Abilities: Combination Blow and Gambler’s Dodge are both required. Any Grenade works. However, Storm and Pulse Grenades are both strong picks.
  • Stats: Maximum Resilience and Discipline are  are best.
  • Mods: Melee Wellmaker is the perfect mod for this build. Pairing this with other Elemental Well mods like Well of Ions and Bountiful Wells allows for quite a solid setup:

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType
Hands On mod Destiny 2 artHands-OnHelmet3Rank 5Gain bonus Super energy on melee kills.General

Gameplay Loop

Stacking Combination Blow to x3 is your main goal. Once you do this, you will be able to 1-punch all squishy enemies and will be able to 1-2 Punch Shotgun all other enemies besides bosses.

Due to the immense number of Elemental Wells you generate, you will have your Grenade up very often. Due to Hands-On, you’ll be getting your Super rather quickly, so weaving these into your general gameplay simply takes practice and time with the build.
This build is tricky to use, especially for a less experienced player in higher-level content. However, mastering it will allow you to take on practically all types of content, regardless of the difficulty.

If you want to learn more about this playstyle, check out this excellent Arc 3.0 Hunter Playbook video from Mactics.


Solar Hunter build

The Radiant Assassin

Excels in: Mid to Endgame PvE content (Dungeons, Raids, Grandmaster Nightfalls)

Goal of the Build: Have infinite survivability through invisibility and a constant source of healing by having access to unlimited throwing knives.

Mandatory Gear: A solid ad clear primary weapon is helpful (Osteo Striga and Huckleberry are among my favorites), and a high-damage Solar Heavy weapon is also valuable (Cataclysmic, Gjallarhorn and Lament are all excellent options).

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?
Osteo Striga artOsteo StrigaSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvE + PvPDeluxe Edition
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Cataclysmic art v2CataclysmicLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavySolarThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvEVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Gjallarhorn artGjallarhornRocket LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolar30th AnniversaryYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvE + PvPGrasp of Avarice Dungeon
30th Anniversary
30th Anniversary eventHeavyNo
The Lament Destiny 2The LamentSwordExoticExoticHeavySolarBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar


PvEExotic Quest
Beyond Light
Season 12HeavyNo
Destiny 2 The Huckleberry artThe HuckleberrySubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic


PvEExotic Engram
Season 3KineticNo

For the Exotic, you’ll definitely need Assassin’s Cowl:

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Assassin's Cowl Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Assassin's Cowl

HunterHelmShadowkeepExotic EngramsSeason 8
Exotic Perk: "Powered melee final blows grant invisibility and restore a portion of health and shields. Finishers and final blows against more powerful targets increase the duration of the invisibility and the amount of health and shields."

  • Aspects: Knock ‘em Down is necessary. The other Aspect is up to you. However, we do recommend On Your Mark for the ability to equip 5 Fragments.
  • Fragments: Ember of Torches is mandatory too. For the rest, Ember of Solace, Ember of Empyrean, Ember of Singeing, and Ember of Searing are all suitable.
  • Abilities: Gambler’s Dodge, Blade Barrage, Healing Grenade, and Knife Trick.
  • Stats: High Mobility and Resilience are recommended for optimal uptime on your Gambler’s Dodge and heightened levels of damage resistance.
  • Mods: No mods are “necessary” here. However, adding these can give you solid DPS:

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType

Gameplay Loop

The gameplay loop is quite simple with Assassin’s Cowl. The goal is to chain Knife Trick kills together to ensure maximum uptime on your invisibility and to have as much healing as possible. If you miss, Gambler’s Dodge is there to pick up the slack and provide you with another melee. Gambler’s Dodge and your melee will also recharge faster by scorching enemies with your Knife Trick.

You also have options like Healing Grenade if you find yourself out of a dodge and a melee ability. This can help fill in the gaps where you may miss your abilities on a target and need some survivability.

To maximize DPS, you will want the mods mentioned earlier. Simply get a throwing knife kill, grab the Solar Elemental Well that drops and deal as much damage as possible with your Solar Heavy Weapon of choice. At the same time, you have the Font of Might buff and High Energy Fire. You will also have Radiant from Ember of Torches, which can serve as a backup buff should you lose High Energy Fire or Font of Might.


Top 3 Titan PvE builds

Titan Arc 3.0 featured

God of Thunder

Excels In: Mid to Endgame PvE content (Dungeons, Raids, Grandmaster Nightfalls)

Goal of the Build: This build aims to turn you into the ultimate ad clearing machine harnessing the power of the new Arc 3.0 subclass and the Heart of Inmost Light exotic.

Mandatory gear: This build focuses on ability uptime, and hence no weapons are mandatory. This allows you to tailor your weapon choice to best fit the activity you are completing, such as weapons that have season champion mods. The only hard requirement is the Heart of Inmost Light Titan exotic.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Heart of Inmost Light Titan Destiny 2

Heart of Inmost Light

TitanChestFree-to-PlayExotic Engrams
Exotic Perk: "Using an ability (grenade, melee, or Barricade) empowers the other two abilities. Empowered means abilities have faster regen, melees and grenades do more damage, and Barricades have more hit points."

  • Aspects: Touch of Thunder is the only required aspect for this build. That means the second aspect is up to personal preference.
  • Fragments: Spark of Magnitude is the only required fragment. However, Spark of Shock and Spark of Ions are strongly recommended to enhance this build.
  • Abilities: Storm Grenades combined with Rally Barricade or Thruster are the best suited for this build.
  • Stats: High or Max Resilience (increased damage reduction and faster barricade cooldown) and Discipline are the two stats that you should focus on.
  • Mods: Heart of Inmost Light doesn’t require any mods to excel, but mods that help reduce ability cooldowns help strengthen this build. Examples include:

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType
Bolstering Detonation modBolstering DetonationArms2Rank 5Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a grenade.General
Bomber mod Destiny 2 artBomberClass Item1Rank 5Reduces grenade cooldown when using your class ability.

Gameplay Loop

This is one of the strongest builds in Destiny with a very simple and easy playstyle. It excels in both solo and team content.

The playstyle of this build revolves around the Heart of Inmost Light and maintaining high ability uptime. Heart of Inmost Light’s exotic perk ‘Overflowing Light’ empowers your abilities when you use one. This increases both the damage and the regeneration of your abilities. This can stack up to 2x for each ability, and the goal is to maintain a 2x stack by using your abilities whenever they are off cooldown.

When Heart of Inmost Light is combined with storm grenades and the required aspects/fragments, you can achieve a 100% uptime on your grenade. These nades are extremely good for both ad clear and damaging bosses. With this aspect, they roam around following enemies, which makes them even more deadly. Any enemies that survive the constant barrage of thunder from the roaming grenades can be easily dealt with using your empowered melee. This results in one of, if not the best ad clearing builds in the game currently.


Titan Void gameplay

One Punch (Bash) Man

Excels In: Mid to Endgame PvE content (Dungeons, Raids, Grandmaster Nightfalls)

Goal of the Build: Titans are known for their punching skills, and this build aims to take it to a new level. Void 3.0 and Wormgod Caress allow you to one-punch anything from strike Bosses to soloing Raid bosses; the raw damage potential of this build is unmatched.

Mandatory gear: Wormgod Caress is the only hard requirement here. Since this build is all about punching things, weapons that improve/recharge/benefit from melee excel. One-Two Punch shotguns are heavily recommended.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Wormgod Caress Titan Destiny 2

Wormgod Caress

TitanArmsFree-to-PlayExotic EngramsSeason 5
Exotic Perk: "Melee kills increase melee damage for a period of time. Additional kills extend duration and increase effects."

  • Aspects: Bastion and Offensive Bulwark.
  • Fragments: While no fragments are mandatory, there are several fragments that enhance this build, including Echo of Undermining, Echo of Leeching, and Echo of Expulsion.
  • Abilities: Any barricade will work for this build. In terms of grenades, Vortex or Void Wall are best. For melee, Shield Bash is the required option.
  • Stats: High or Max Resilience (increased damage reduction and faster class ability) with as high as possible Recovery, Discipline, and Strength as possible.
  • Mods: Whilst not mandatory, mods can be used to enhance this build:

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType
Melee Kickstart modMelee KickstartArms4Rank 7When your melee energy is fully expended, you gain melee energy. Additionally, your Armor Charge is consumed and you gain additional melee energy for each stack.Passive
Focusing Strike mod Destiny 2 artFocusing StrikeArms2Rank 5Grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a melee attack.General
Outreach mod Destiny 2 artOutreachClass Item1Rank 5Reduces melee cooldown when using your class ability.General

Gameplay Loop

The aspects used in this build work hand in hand with each other to help strengthen your melee damage you output. Bastion grants an overshield when using your barricade, allowing Offensive Bulwark to activate. This increases your melee damage, range, and regeneration. It also allows for melee final blows to increase the duration of the overshield. This loop of constant overshield helps you regen your other abilities faster and help keep the melee chain going.

Wormgod Caress adds to this chain by significantly increasing the melee damage dealt with each kill. When combined with a 1-2 punch shotgun, you will be able to punch your way through anything you encounter. It is worth saving your weakening grenade and shield bash for when you encounter a more difficult opponent such as a champion or mini-boss. Weaken them with your grenade and use a 1-2 punch bash for an instant kill (or an easy finisher). To do this, make sure you shoot when sliding as it will allow you to shield bash coming out of the slide.

Titan Solar 3.0 featured

Undying Flame

Excels In: Mid to Endgame PvE content (Dungeons, Raids, Grandmaster Nightfalls)

Goal of the Build: This build aims to create an unkillable Titan by harnessing the power of Solar 3.0 and the Loreley Splendor exotic helm.

Mandatory gear: This build is all about the Lorely Splendor exotic helm, and hence this exotic piece is a must-have. Since this build focuses on survivability, there a no mandatory weapons, but solar weapons will see the most benefit due to their synergy with Solar 3.0.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk

  • Aspects: Sol Invictus is the only hard requirement for this build. The secondary aspect is up for debate: Roaring Flames can be more beneficial in endgame content, but Consecration is a fun and solid choice.
  • Fragments: Ember of Solace, Ember of Singeing, Ember of Empyrean, and Ember of Torches are recommended.
  • Abilities: Rally barricade is preferred as it has a shorter cooldown and provides several buffs for you and your team.
  • Stats: High or Max Resilience is the only requirement for this build.
  • Mods: Whilst no mods are needed for this build to work, a simple elemental well setup can improve this build:

ArtMod NameSlotCostRequirementsEffectsType
Utility Kickstart modUtility KickstartClass Item3Rank 7When your class ability energy is fully expended, you gain class ability energy. Additionally, your Armor Charge is consumed and you gain additional class ability energy for each stack.Active

Gameplay Loop

This is one of the easiest and most straightforward builds for Titan. It requires little to no setup and functions extremely well in all levels of content.

This build revolves around the Loreley Splendor exotic helmet. Its exotic perk, “Cauterizing Flame,” creates a sunspot upon barricade cast or when you are critically wounded. This allows you to get the Restoration buff which regenerates your health and shields over time. This cannot be stopped by damage and only runs out when the buff itself runs out. Ember of Solace increases this duration.

Ember of the Empyrean allows you to maintain this restoration buff by chaining solar weapon kills to refresh the duration. With the above-mentioned Elemental Well build, using Font of Might can also increase the damage of your solar weapon, making it even easier to maintain the restoration buff.

Before you go…

If you want to go deeper down the rabbit hole that is build crafting in Destiny 2, you should also check our Subclass tier lists for Hunter, Warlock, and Titan.

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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  1. Erikatron

    Harnesser of flame for warlock links to a titan build?

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