Destiny 2 Titan Armor: Best Exotics, Fashion and Armor sets

by | Oct 3, 2023

You obviously want your Guardian to look great while being powerful enough to tackle the game’s tougher challenges. There’s a lot to take into account here, including your Exotic of choice, the build around it, and the way it all comes together to look good.

This all can seem daunting early on, but trust me, it’s pretty easy to get started. This guide will help every step of the way and help you choose an Exotic, find great-looking armor sets, and finally, put it all together to create some dope Titan fashion.

Best Titan Exotics

We reviewed and ranked every single Titan exotic here. But today, we focus only on the absolute best Exotics for PvE and PvP, and more precisely, the Exotics we consider to be S-tier. As you can only equip one Exotic at a time, your choice of what Exotic armor to use matters a lot. These are the top-tier Titan Exotics we recommend:

NameTypeRankExcelsSubclassSourceRequirementsArmorTier rankSubclass?Final VerdictClass
DunemarchersLegsS › BestPvENeutralExotic EngramsFree-to-PlayDunemarchers Titan Destiny 2

Dunemarchers

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "Increases sprint speed. Sprinting builds up a static charge. After melee-attacking an enemy, that charge will chain damage to nearby enemies."

Dunemarchers is the main Titan exotic for enhanced movement inside of PvP. It grants improved Sprint Speed and Slide Distance passively and also gives your melees the ability to chain light to other enemies, provided you have been sprinting for 1.5 seconds.
Titan
SynthocepsArmsS › BestPvE + PvPNeutralExotic EngramsFree-to-PlaySynthoceps Titan Destiny 2

Synthoceps

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "Increased melee lunge range. Improved melee and Super damage when you're surrounded."

Great in both PVE and PVP for melee-focused builds and general gameplay. The extra melee range is very strong in PVP and the damage increase can be used with other perks to one punch. There are a number of excellent PvE builds that include this exotic.
Titan
Heart of Inmost LightChestS › BestPvE + PvPNeutralExotic EngramsForsaken PackHeart of Inmost Light Titan Destiny 2

Heart of Inmost Light

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic 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."

Heart of Inmost Light has been through the balancing wringer, but it has come through still strong. The ability regeneration from this exotic is still something that you can't ignore, and it still outclasses practically all of the competition.
Titan
PeacekeepersLegsS › BestPvPNeutralExotic EngramsFree-to-PlayPeacekeepers Titan Destiny 2

Peacekeepers

Best

S



Excels in:
PvP
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "Reloads stowed Submachine Guns and allows you to ready them instantly. Improves your handling with SMGs and your movement while wielding one."

Peacekeepers grant numerous buffs to SMGs when equipped allowing for a far more aggressive playstyle inside PVP.
Titan
StrongholdArmsS › BestPvENeutralExotic EngramsForsaken PackStronghold Titan Destiny 2

Stronghold

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "Maximizes guard stats on equipped Swords. You take reduced damage while blocking with a Sword. Rapidly damaging targets after blocking shots with a Sword grants restoration for a duration determined by the number of shots blocked."

Stronghold is the exotic for Sword aficionados. With this exotic now granting Restoration and massive damage reduction while blocking, it's hard not to recommend these Gauntlets if you are planning on using a sword in endgame content. The only thing that holds this exotic back is the current state of Swords.
Titan
Loreley Splendor HelmHelmS › BestPvE + PvPSolarLost SectorsThe Witch QueenLoreley Splendor Helm Titan Destiny 2 art

Loreley Splendor Helm

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Solar Subclass Destiny 2 icon
Solar
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "When you have Sun Warrior, your Sunspots heal you. When you are critically wounded, create a Sunspot at your location."

Even after the nerf, Lorely is still one of the strongest builds for endgame content. With the right setup, you can be almost immortal. Check out the Top Titan Builds for an example.
Titan
Pyrogale GauntletsArmsS › BestPvESolarLost SectorsSeason 22Pyrogale Gauntlets art

Pyrogale Gauntlets

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Solar Subclass Destiny 2 icon
Solar
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Modifies Burning Maul into a single high-damage slam of your hammer that creates five cyclones of flame. Consecration's second slam creates a cyclone of flame."

Pyrogale Gauntlets are the new DPS option for Titans. Being one of the few Super-modifying exotics that grant an additional effect, Pyrogale has a natural advantage over the competition. Burning Maul, in particular, does incredible damage with these Gauntlets equipped.
Titan
Star-Eater ScalesLegsS › BestPvENeutralLost SectorsBeyond LightStar Eater Scales Destiny 2 art

Star-Eater Scales

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "You gain additional Super energy from Orbs of Power you pick up. While your Super energy is full, picking up an Orb of Power overcharges your Super, causing you to gain a burst of healing when cast and a bonus to your Super damage. At maximum overcharge, you also gain an overshield."

Star-Eater Scales is a beast. It focuses entirely on your super and can buff Hunters' supers to the highest DPS levels in the game. When using Star-Eater Scales, all subclasses get the highest DPS supers in the game, making Star-Eater Scales an excellent pick everywhere, no matter the difficulty.
Hunter
OmnioculusChestS › BestPvE + PvPVoidLost SectorsBeyond LightOmnioculus Destiny 2 art

Omnioculus

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Void Subclass Destiny 2 icon
Void
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "You gain a second Smoke Bomb charge and have damage resistance while invisible. When you make an ally invisible, they gain damage resistance while invisible and you gain melee energy."

Omnioculus is a ridiculously strong exotic. Granting an extra smoke bomb charge and giving melee energy when you make allies invisible is already excellent. However, giving your team damage resistance on demand takes Omnioculus to another level in both PvP and PvE.
Hunter
Assassin's CowlHelmS › BestPvENeutralExotic EngramsShadowkeepAssassin's Cowl Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Assassin's Cowl

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

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."

Assassin's Cowl is a ridiculously powerful pick for Hunters right now. A key staple in a number of powerful Hunter builds, Assassin's Cowl has the ability to turn you invisible while also granting plenty of health on a melee kill.
Hunter
Lucky PantsLegsS › BestPvENeutralExotic EngramsFree-to-PlayLucky Pants Hunter Exotic Destiny 2 art

Lucky Pants

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "When you ready a fully loaded Hand Cannon that deals kinetic damage or a damage type that matches your subclass energy type, each hit from that Hand Cannon increases the damage of the next shot for a short time against a combatant. Hand Cannons ready faster and are more accurate immediately after swapping to them."

Lucky Pants are pretty insane right now. When combined with Malfeasance or the recently reworked Warden's Law, they can result in remarkably high DPS outputs. When using Warden's Law, you can easily pair it with support weapons such as Gjallarhorn or Tractor Cannon with a Fusion Rifle to still pump out some excellent DPS.
Hunter
Renewal GraspsArmsS › BestPvEStasisLost SectorsThe Witch QueenRenewal Grasps Hunter Destiny 2 art

Renewal Grasps

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Stasis Subclass Destiny 2 icon
Stasis
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Your Duskfield grenades have a much larger effect radius. Allies inside the Duskfield take reduced damage and targets inside the area deal reduced damage."

Renewal Grasps saw their absurdly long cooldown reduced back to standard levels, which results is a monstrous buff. While Stasis may not be in the best of spots these days, Renewal makes Revenant Hunter actually viable which is a testament to how strong these gloves actually are.
Hunter
Gyrfalcon's HauberkChestS › BestPvE + PvPVoidLost SectorsThe Witch QueenGyrfalcon's Hauberk Hunter Exotic

Gyrfalcon's Hauberk

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Void Subclass Destiny 2 icon
Void
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

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."

Gyrfalcon's Hauberk is still arguably one of the strongest exotics in the entire game. It's practically an entire build all by itself and can turn any Nightstalker setup into an ad-clearing machine.
Hunter
Felwinter's HelmHelmS › BestPvE + PvPNeutralExotic EngramsShadowkeepFelwinter's Helm Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Felwinter's Helm

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE + PvP
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "Powered melee final blows create a burst of energy that weakens nearby targets. Finishers and final blows against more powerful targets increase the radius of the burst and the length of the weakening effect."

Assuming you have some status effect or ability to protect yourself with, Felwinter's Helm provides a whopping 30% debuff to surrounding enemies with little downside. It can be unsafe to use in higher-level content, but the risk may be worth the reward; the potency of Felwinter's debuff is nearly unmatched and can crowd control like nothing else.
Warlock
Karnstein ArmletsArmsS › BestPvENeutralExotic EngramsFree-to-PlayKarnstein Armlets Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Karnstein Armlets

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "Melee kills instantly restore a large amount of health and continue to restore health afterwards for a short duration."

Best used with projectile melees. Karnstein Armlets are extremely good for any solo PVE content and are even good in PVP. While it's incredible with any subclass or melee you choose, projectile melees are the best option because they make the exotic perk safer and easier to trigger.
Warlock
SunbracersArmsS › BestPvESolarExotic EngramsFree-to-PlaySunbracers Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Sunbracers

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Solar Subclass Destiny 2 icon
Solar
Source: Exotic Engrams

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

Best used with Touch of Flame and Heat Rises. Giving you tons of grenades, Sunbracers provides great ad clear. Plus, it has great synergy with Dawnblade's Aspects and Fragments, making it a great option for any low-mid level PVE activity. For a full build, check out our Top Warlock Builds guide!
Warlock
Transversive StepsLegsS › BestPvENeutralExotic EngramsFree-to-PlayTransversive Steps Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Transversive Steps

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "Sprint speed increased. After a short time sprinting, your currently equipped weapon is automatically reloaded."

The movement speed buff that Tranversive Steps gives is super potent, and the reload ability can be useful at times. If you are looking for a great neutral exotic to run in any activity, this exotic is one of the best options out there.
Warlock
Vesper of RadiusChestS › Best-NeutralExotic EngramsFree-to-PlayVesper of Radius Warlock Exotic Destiny 2 art

Vesper of Radius

Best

S



Subclass neutral icon V2
Neutral
Source: Exotic Engrams

Exotic Perk: "Rifts periodically release Arc shockwaves. Final blows with these shockwaves create an Arc explosion. While an Arc subclass is equipped, the shockwaves and subsequent explosions blind nearby targets. Rift energy recharges faster when you are surrounded by targets."

Vesper of Radius now competes with Fallen Sunstar for the best Stormcaller exotic out there. The ability to both blind and damage all enemies within a considerable radius of your rift is extremely powerful in PvE, and it synergizes perfectly with Stormcaller's already strong aspects and fragments.
Warlock
Osmiomancy GlovesArmsS › BestPvEStasisLost SectorsThe Witch QueenOsmiomancy Gloves Warlock Destiny 2 art

Osmiomancy Gloves

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Stasis Subclass Destiny 2 icon
Stasis
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Your Coldsnap grenades have an additional charge that recharges quicker on direct impact. The seeker spawned from Coldsnap grenades travels further."

Best used with Bleak Watcher. Even though Coldsnap Grenades aren't currently very good, being able to have two stasis turrets at a time (using Bleak Watcher) makes this exotic an exceptional choice in harder PVE content. And with the ability to constantly freeze opponents in PVP, the Osmiomancy Gloves are one of the best picks in the game.
Warlock
Fallen SunstarHelmS › BestPvEArcLost SectorsThe Witch QueenFallen Sunstar Warlock Exotic

Fallen Sunstar

Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Arc Subclass Destiny 2 icon
Arc
Source: Legend/Master Lost Sectors

Exotic Perk: "Ionic traces you create move faster and grant you additional ability energy. Nearby allies also gain ability energy when you collect an ionic trace."

Ever since Fallen Sunstar debuted in Season 18, there has been debate over whether it or Crown of Tempests is better. While it's partially a personal preference, we prefer Fallen Sunstar for its ability to buff nearby allies. Pair this with Arc Soul to help teammates even further or Electrostatic Mind to get a more consistent gameplay loop.
Warlock

For the record, these are the different Tier levels used for this ranking:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking armor.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong armor, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier – Average: Decent choices that can be lethal in the hands of a skilled player.
  • C Tier – Weak: The middle of the pack, somewhat mediocre.
  • D Tier – Worst: Lagging behind the competition, these don’t have much to offer.

💠 Find the complete Exotic tier list in our Titan Exotics: Ranked guide.

How to farm Exotic armor

Farming specific Exotic armor pieces used to be impossible, but nowadays, you can run Legend or Master Lost Sectors solo to farm Exotics. Plus, all of the newest Exotic armor pieces can only be found in Legend/Master Lost Sectors.

PS: Do you main another class? Hunters, Warlocks, we’ve got you covered too!

Best Titan armor sets

Once you have found and Masterworked your Exotic of choice, you’ll want to combine it with some top-tier legendary armor pieces.

Looks are subjective, of course, but when it comes to the best-looking armor sets in Destiny 2, you’ll generally find them within endgame content (as it should be). Endgame content being the most difficult, it’s only natural it rewards players with the best gear there is. Did I mention endgame armor also comes with some of the highest stats out there?

Titan endgame armor can be resumed to the Raid, Dungeon, and Trials of Osiris armor sets:

Titan Raid armor sets

CategoryTitan SetSourceObtainable?Titan PreviewReleased
End GamePalate of AgonyRoot of Nightmares RaidYesPalate of Agony Armor TitanSeason 20
End GameWar NumenKing's Fall RaidYesKing's Fall (War Numen) armor Titan Destiny 2Season 18
End GameResonant FuryVow of the Disciple RaidYesResonant Fury armor TitanSeason 16
End GameKabrVault of Glass RaidYesKabr's armor Titan Destiny 2Season 14
End GameLegacy's OathDeep Stone Crypt RaidYesLegacy's Oath Armor TitanSeason 12
End GameKentarch 3Garden of Salvation RaidYesDestiny 2 Of Righteousness Titan maleSeason 08
End GameShadow of WarCrown of Sorrow RaidNoDestiny 2 Shadow Titan maleSeason 07
End GameBulletsmith's IreScourge of the Past RaidNoDestiny 2 Bulletsmith's Ire Titan maleSeason 05
End GameGreat HuntLast Wish RaidYesDestiny 2 The Great Hunt Titan maleSeason 04
End GameTurris ShadeSpire of Stars Raid LairNoDestiny 2 Turris Shade Titan maleSeason 03
End GameNohrEater of Worlds Raid LairNoDestiny 2 Nohr Titan femaleSeason 02
End GameRullLeviathan RaidNoDestiny 2 Rull Titan maleSeason 01

Titan Trials Of Osiris armor sets

CategoryTitan SetSourceObtainable?Titan PreviewReleased
CrucibleAtavistic IdolTrials of OsirisYesAtavistic Armor TitanSeason 17
CruciblePyrrhic AscentTrials of Osiris FocusingYesDestiny 2 Pyrrhic Ascent Titan femaleSeason 13
CrucibleExileTrials of Osiris FocusingYesExile Armor TitanSeason 10

💠 Find full set images of every Armor set (Titan, Hunter, and Warlock) in our Destiny 2 Armor Collection.

Best Titan Fashion

This is where it all comes together. Properly combining your Exotic with some top-tier armor is what leads to a great-looking Guardian. To help you find some inspiration, these are some of the best Titan fashion we’ve spotted on contests and community round-ups these past few months:

Brown Grug - Round 5 Titan fashion Destiny 2

Brown Grug Titan fashion, Destiny 2

Prime - Round 1 Titan fashion Destiny 2

Prime, Titan fashion

Mytheria - Round 4 Titan fashion Destiny 2

Mytheria, Titan fashion

IsKyu - Round 2 Titan fashion Destiny 2

IsKyu, Titan fashion

Grey - Round 3 Titan fashion Destiny 2

Grey, Titan fashion

Ryn - Round 4 Titan fashion Destiny 2

Ryn, Titan fashion

💠 Find more top-tier Titan fashion examples in our Destiny 2 Fashion hub.

Your turn

You now know everything there is to know about Titan armor in Destiny 2, including Legendary and Exotic pieces. So what’s your favorite Titan armor piece in the game right now?

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 MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) 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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