Are you a Titan main and want to take your game to the next level? These are the best Titan Arc builds in Destiny 2, including builds for endgame and Solo players. And by the way, as any top-tier Titan build, these will guide you every step of the way, including essential Exotics, Mods, and more.
Best Titan Arc build for PvE
God of Thunder
Excels In: Casual Content (Seasonal Activities, Strikes, etc.)
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 (we also have a Strand build that works wonders with HoiL!).
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.
Heart of Inmost Light
|Titan||Chest||Forsaken Pack||Exotic Engrams||Season 4|| |
|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.
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.
Best Titan PvP builds
PvP is a different ball game when it comes to gearing up and taking your Titan to the max level. Unlike PvE, most gameplay mods such as Elemental Wells and Warmind Cells are disabled in PvP. Those slots are then freed up for more PvP-orientated mods such as Targeting or Unflinching mods.
One thing that does carry over between the game modes is the importance of certain stats. Recovery replaces Resilience as the most important stat. You should always aim to get 100 Recovery or as close as possible. Recovery dictates the speed at which you can engage in fights and can be the difference between a loss and a win.
Due to the current sandbox that focuses on abilities, your next port of call should be to increase your Discipline, Strength, and Resilience as high as possible. Whilst Resilience doesn’t give a damage reduction like in PvE, the increased health can allow you to survive certain weapons and combos. It also grants you a faster barricade, which is always helpful.
Titan Subclasses: Ranked
Titan is actually in a pretty good spot when it comes to the strength of its subclasses in PvP.
Arc 3.0: Striker
The latest class to get the 3.0 treatment, Arc titan, is incredibly strong in this current meta. Strong Aspects such as Knockout and Touch of Thunder, make titan a force to be reckoned with in close-range engagements. The new thruster class ability adds a new level of movement to the class which has previously lacked behind the other classes. This allows titans to rapidly close the distance and get it to key positions/melee range.
Fragments such as Spark of Magnitude and Spark of Feedback enhance Arc titan’s ability to be a menace in close range. Spark of Magnitude combined with Touch of Thunder grants Titan arguably the best grenades in PVP.
Best PvP Titan Exotics
|Titan||Legs||Free-to-Play||Exotic Engrams||Season 1|| |
|Exotic Perk: "Increases sprint speed. Sprinting builds up a static charge. After melee-attacking an enemy, that charge will chain damage to nearby enemies."|
|Titan||Helm||Forsaken Pack||Exotic Engrams||Season 4|| |
|Exotic Perk: "Highlights the enemy who dares to damage you. Track down and destroy your enemy for an overshield."|
|Titan||Arms||Free-to-Play||Exotic Engrams||Season 1|| |
|Exotic Perk: "Increased melee lunge range. Improved melee and Super damage when you're surrounded."|
There are loads of viable exotics for Titans to use inside the Crucible.
Dunemarchers are a good example of an exotic that has stood the test of time. The added mobility they provide as well as the extra lightning chain upon punching an opponent makes them extremely strong for all subclasses. Titans have struggled to keep up with the other classes, and Dunemarchers help to close that gap.
The infamous One-Eyed Mask is still a solid choice inside PVP. While is nowhere near as strong as it once was, it still is a competitive option for all subclasses. Its exotic perk “Vengeance” grants you an over-shield for defeating an opposing guardian. This gives you an advantage when it comes to the next fight due to the health increase.
Synthoceps are another strong exotic that work with any titan subclass. The extra melee range can catch opposing guardians off guard and pair well with a close-range weapon such as a shotgun or SMG.