Best Destiny 2 Titan Strand Builds for PvE and PvP

by | Mar 28, 2023

Are you a Titan main and want to take your game to the next level? These are the best Titan Strand builds we’ve discovered so far. And by the way, as any top-tier Titan build, these builds will guide you every step of the way, including essential Exotics, Mods, and more.

Top Titan Strand builds

--NameClassAreaSubclassExcels inElementStatus
Titan StrandAbeyant LeapTitanPvEVoid StrandMid to Endgame PvE contentStrand
Titan Subclass StrandOverflowing SuspensionTitanPvEVoid StrandMid to Endgame PvE contentStrand
Titan Subclass StrandBerserkerTitanPvPVoid StrandThe King of Titan movement.Strand

Best Titan Strand PvE builds

Lightfall Tormentors

Overflowing Suspension

Excels In: Grandmaster Content

Goal of the Build: With an insane ability uptime, this build allows a Titan to spam the new strand abilities for great ad-clear.

Mandatory Gear: Heart of Inmost Light is still one of the best exotics for ability-based builds and is used here. Again, Strand weapons best fit this build due to the numerous artifact mods that buff them.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Heart of Inmost Light Titan Destiny 2

Heart of Inmost Light

TitanChestForsaken PackExotic EngramsSeason 4Forsaken Destiny 2 icon
Forsaken Pack
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: Into the Fray and Drengr’s Lash.
  • Fragments: Thread of Mind and Thread of Generation are used for their ability regeneration. Thread of Wisdom and Thread of Warding are great ways to generate Orbs of Power and Woven Mail
  • Abilities: Grapple or Shackle Grenade are the best choices, with Shackle Grenade being the choice for harder content. Rally Barricade is used for the shorter cooldown.
  • Stats: Resilience and Recovery.
  • Mods: A mod that generates Orbs of Power, such as an Elemental Siphon or Firepower, works great. Grenade or Utility Kickstart can use these charges for even faster ability regeneration. Stacks on Stacks can provide additional charges, so is also recommended.

Gameplay Loop

Despite its nerf, Heart of Inmost Light is still one of the best exotics for PVE. Casting your barricade will suspend enemies due to Drengr’s Lash and empower your other abilities, making them stronger with faster regeneration. Defeating the suspended enemies will refund your barricade and create Orbs of Power.

Grenade/Utility Kickstart can then use these orbs to refund large portions of the respective abilities. The melee is best used by using a single charge to try and maintain the Overflowing Light buff from Heart of Inmost Light. This combination allows for a high-ability uptime.


Titan Strand

Abeyant Leap

Excels In: Endgame (Dungeons, Raids, Legend content)

Goal of the Build: This build allows a single titan to dominate large areas by Suspending enemies whilst also providing Woven Mail to you and your allies.

Mandatory Gear: The only hard requirement for this build is the new exotic leg armor, Abeyant Leap. However, Strand weapons synergize with this build due to the new artifact mods such as “Threaded Blast”.

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Abeyant Leap Titan exotic

Abeyant Leap

TitanLegsLightfallLost SectorsSeason 20Lightfall Preorder icon
Exotic Perk: "Drengr's Lash spawns two additional projectiles, tracks targets more aggressively, and travels farther. Gain Woven Mail when suspending targets."
  • Aspects: Into the Fray and Drengr’s Lash.
  • Fragments: Thread of Mind is the most valuable fragment for this build. Other fragments such as Thread of Continuity and Thread of Generation are also suitable. The last fragment is a personal choice.
  • Abilities: Rally Barricade is preferred due to the shorter cooldown and Shackle Grenade is the grenade of choice.
  • Stats: Resilience and Recovery.
  • Mods: An Elemental Siphon that matches your preferred weapon is the most important mod to include. Stacks on Stacks can then utilize the orbs generated for additional armor charges. Grenade or Utility Kickstart will be able to consume these charges.

Gameplay Loop

The centerpiece of this build is the Abeyant Leap exotic. The exotic perk Puppeteer’s Control buffs Drenger’s Lash by creating additional ripples. These ripples suspend enemies and allow for some of the best ad control in the game. Defeating these enemies will refund portions of your barricade due to Thread of Mind and create Tangles and Orbs of Power.

The tangles can be used to grant yourself and allies the Woven Mail buff, whereas the orbs of power can be used to proc Grenade/Utility Kickstart reducing the cooldown of these abilities. This setup allows you to infinitely suspend large groups of enemies.

Strand PvP build

PvP Essentials

Titan has always been a strong class inside of the crucible. The combination of potent neutral games, strong class abilities, and powerful supers make Titan a very competitive class.

One of the most important aspects of an effective PVP build is your armor stats. Whilst the new mod system does work inside PVP, it is far harder to proc and utilize. Therefore, it is important to make up for this with good stat distributions. The main stats to focus on are Resilience and Recovery. Titan’s class ability cooldown is tied to Resilience; hence it is an important stat to focus on for high ability uptime. Additionally, high levels of Resilience can alter the optimal TTK of many weapons. Recovery is just as important as it dictates how fast you can play and how much time you have to spend waiting for your health to regen. Other important stats are Discipline and Intellect, with the latter being more important in slower game modes like Trials.


Every titan subclass can be built into being viable for PVP. However, there are always subclasses that are stronger/weaker than the rest.


Titan Subclass Strand


Berserker is the king of Titan movement. The combination of Grapple and the three charges of Frenzied Blade melee allows Berserker to move around the map much faster than any other titan subclass.

Whilst not meta-defining, Berserker can still be used effectively in all the different PVP playlists. Building into the suspend mechanic is the best way to go around creating a Berserker PVP build.


  • Powerful crowd-control abilities (Suspend)
  • Fantastic movement
  • Great Super


  • Weaker Neutral Game
  • Long Cooldowns
  • Higher Skill Floor

Before you go…

If you’re looking for a killer Hunter Strand build or Warlock Strand build, we’ve got you covered too! Don’t miss our up-to-date Hunter and Titan builds!

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