The Best Titan Builds In Destiny 2 [Expert’s Insight]

Learn everything there is about the best Titan builds in Destiny 2 Lightfall for subclasses such as Solar and Strand to dominate PVE.

The Titan class is close to my heart as I have used it since the dawn of Destiny 1, and the subclasses and playstyle now featured with Destiny 2’s best PVE Titan builds have left me even more in awe of its capabilities. The guide I have prepared will showcase my personal top 3 PVE builds for the Titan class in Destiny 2, ranging from popular subclass choices such as the Strand and Solar as well as a support build for the Void subclass.

Key Takeaways
  • Currently, the best Titan builds in Destiny 2 as of Season 22 focus on the Strand, Solar Hammer, and Void Sentinel Shield subclasses.

  1. Strand Titan build focuses on using Charged Melee’s Strand Projectiles and Banner of War stacks to increase HP regeneration.
  2. Solar Titan build utilizes Throwing Hammer and Sunspots to increase general survivability and melee damage against all targets greatly.
  3. The Void Titan build requires constant ability cycling, collecting Void Breach charges, and using a Void weapon to explode trash fodder enemies.

  • The advantage of using these builds in Destiny 2 is that tackling endgame PVE content, such as Raids or Dungeons, will become easier.
  • Another advantage is that you will have increased survivability in boss fights or intense crowd-control situations.
  • The disadvantages of not using the Best Titan Builds will create issues such as improper ability cooldowns and being a liability to your fireteam.
  • Overall, the best gear to use with most Titan builds right now would be the Synthoceps Exotic gauntlets.
Important: The following Best Destiny 2 Titan builds are based on the meta of Season 22 in the Lightfall DLC, which are subject to buffs or nerfs with any balancing patch released by Bungie in the future.

Best Titan Builds In Destiny 2

Following is a summarized version of each build for the Titan class in Destiny 2, their subclasses, fragments, aspects, and, of course, any additional gear to make it work:

SUBCLASSASPECTSFRAGMENTSUNIQUE GEARPLAYSTYLE
Strand- Banner of War
- Flechette Storm
- Thread of Warding
- Thread of Fury
- Thread of Continuity
- Thread of Generation
- Synthoceps
- Monte Carlo
Charged Melee Strand Projectiles and Healing via Banner of War.
Solar- Sol Invictus
- Roaring Flames
- Ember of Torches
- Ember of Solace
- Ember of Ashes
- Ember of Benevolence
- Ember of Searing (Optional)
- SynthocepsThrowing Hammer damage and Sunspot creation for survivability.
Void- Controlled Demolition
- Offensive Bulwark
- Echo of Provision
- Echo of Starvation
- Echo of Reprisal
- Echo of Cessation
- Doomfang Pauldrons
- Void Weapon of your choice.
Ability Cycling, collecting Void Breach Charges and exploding enemies.

1. Strand Build

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Strand Build (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

The Banner of War is a new Strand subclass aspect introduced in Season 22 (Season of the Witch) of Destiny 2, which essentially allows Titans to provide a healing role via pulsing healing bursts as well as increase their Charged Melee damage.

You’ll also be dishing out insane damage using the Flechette Storm Aspect, which allows you to launch Strand projectiles after sliding and pressing your charged melee action. It is the primary building block for my best Strand build for the Titan, along with exotic armor Synthoceps and Exotic Auto Rifle, the Monte Carlo.

This build is very popular for PVE, especially in solo content like Legend Lost Sectors and Seasonal events. It’s one of Destiny 2’s top Titan Strand builds, which Bungie can tweak or balance soon.

  • Great Survivability Applications
  • Ability-Focused Playstyle
  • Constant Melee Ability Damage
  • Using Melee Ability in the air can leave you vulnerable to airborne damage.

Aspects And Fragments

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Aspects and Fragments (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Firstly, you will need to know the basic components of the build, which consist of your subclass’ Aspects and Fragments’ that grant various buffs, stats, and other unique properties to your Guardian.

The Strand Aspects and Fragments can be purchased via a specific amount of Strand Meditations from the Pouka Pond on Neomuna, while the Banner of War can be picked up once you complete the Parting the Veil and Unveiled quests from Nimbus after the Lightfall Campaign.

The following are the required Aspects and Fragments for the best Strand subclass build in Destiny 2, along with their in-game descriptions:

NAME TYPE DESCRIPTION
Banner Of War Aspect
  • Defeat a target with melee, finisher, or Sword to raise a Banner of War that pulses, slowly heals nearby allies, and increases melee and Sword damage.
  • When you and your nearby allies defeat enemies, the banner gets charged up and pulses faster.
Flechette Storm Aspect
  • As you slide, use your charged Melee ability to jump into the air, pushing away nearby enemies and causing damage.
  • If you repeatedly use your charged melee, you can chain additional throws.
    While airborne, activate your charged melee again to launch a cluster of damaging, Unraveling projectiles.
  • Repeatedly activating your charged melee will chain additional throws.
 
Thread of Warding Fragment
  • Picking up an orb of power grants Woven Mail.
  • -10 Resilience
Thread of Fury Fragment
  • Damaging Targets with a Tangle grants melee energy.
  • -10 Strength
Thread of Continuity Fragment
  • Suspend, Unravel, and Sever effects applied to targets have increased duration.
Thread of Generation Fragment
  • Dealing damage generates grenade energy.
  • -10 Discipline

Abilities And Mods

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Mods (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Aside from the Melee and Grenade ability selection, you can go with your own preference for the movement and class ability, which will be the case for the other two builds I discuss later in the guide.

Regardless of which, I have listed the ones I’ve used with the former below for your convenience:

  • Class Ability: Towering Barricade
  • Movement: Strafe Lift
  • Melee: Frenzied Blade
  • Grenade: Shackle Grenade

Before discussing the mods for your armor pieces, I strongly advise you to farm the Artifice Armor from the weekly rotating Dungeons of Destiny 2 to achieve a solid 100-value distribution among your three desired stats.

Aside from the stat mods, the following is the list of mods to equip with the Strand build for each armor piece on your character:

ARMOR PIECE MOD
Helmet
Gauntlets
  • Fastball
  • Heavy-Handed
  • Melee Kickstart
Chest Armor
  • Elemental Resistance Mods (Personal preference)
  • Charged Up
Leg Armor
  • Invigoration
  • Stacks on Stacks/Elemental Surge (Boss DPS)
  • Recuperation
Class Item
  • Reaper
  • Powerful Attraction
  • Outreach

Loadout

The unique gear, which will synergize greatly with the Best Strand build, revolves around the Exotic Auto Rifle known as the Monte Carlo along with the Synthoceps Exotic arm pieces, which, if you ask me, are the best Titan Exotics in Destiny 2.

  • The Monte Carlo helps you recharge your melee ability when you get kills, and if you’re lucky, you can fully restore it; plus, this pairs well with Flechette Storm’s charged melee move.
  • Synthoceps, a highly popular Titan Exotic gauntlet, boosts melee and super damage when foes surround you.
  • You can use it effectively in various PVE activities, like solo dungeons and raids, to maximize your charged melee’s damage.

Playstyle

Now, the way this entire Strand build works is that you will be constantly spamming your charged melee projectiles via sliding and hovering into the air at enemies. The mods I’ve used rely on keeping your melee energy constantly regenerating at all times via Orbs of Power pickups and using up any Armor Charge stacks that’ve accumulated on your character during gameplay.

  • Monte Carlo maintains Melee energy and generates Orbs of Power combined with the Kinetic Siphon mod.
  • Keep Rally of War stacks at 4x for constant health regeneration and fire team survival.
  • Use your Strand Melee projectiles to defeat Champions and Major enemies efficiently in most PVE activities.
  • Be cautious in Grandmaster Nightfalls, as enemies can easily take you down while you’re airborne during the charged melee’s animation.

2. Solar Build

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Solar Build (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

The best Solar Titan build in Destiny 2 relies on the Throwing Hammer for great damage and sunspot creation, ensuring survival in endgame PVE activities like Ghosts of the Deep Dungeon.

The best Destiny 2 Solar build for the Titan class is focused on using your Throwing Hammer to cause massive damage to enemies and create numerous sunspots to ensure you maintain survival at all times, making it extremely viable across any endgame or ritual PVE activity.

  • Sunspots heal allies, beneficial in activities like the Ghosts of the Deep dungeon.
  • Similar to the Strand Subclass build, it offers extended invulnerability.
  • Synthoceps boosts DPS against grounded bosses like the Nightmare of Ghalran and Echtar.
  • In Season 23, Synthoceps and throwing hammers received slight nerfs.
  • Not Effective in long-range encounter scenarios.

Aspects And Fragments

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Aspects and Fragments (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

The Light Subclass’ (Solar, Void, Arc) Aspects and Fragments can all be purchased from Ikora Rey in the Tower for a specified amount of Glimmer.

Following are the required Aspects and Fragments for the best Solar subclass build in Destiny 2, along with their in-game descriptions:

NAME TYPE IN-GAME DESCRIPTION
Sol Invictus Aspect
  • Solar ability final blows, Hammer of Sol impacts, and defeating scorched targets create Sunspots.
  • Your abilities regenerate faster, and your Super drains more slowly while standing in a Sunspot.
  • Sunspots apply scorch and deal damage to targets inside.
  • Entering a Sunspot applies Restoration.
Roaring Flames Aspect
  • Final blows with [Solar] Solar abilities or ignitions increase the damage of your Solar abilities.
  • Stacks up to 3x times.
Ember of Torches Fragment
  • Powered melee attacks against combatants make you and nearby allies radiant.
  • 10 Discipline
Ember of Solace Fragment
  • Radiant and Restoration effects applied to you have increased duration.
Ember of Ashes Fragment
  • You apply more Scorch stacks to targets.
Ember of Benevolence Fragment
  • Applying restoration, cure, or radiant to allies grants increased grenade, melee, and class ability regeneration for a short duration.
  • -10 Discipline
Ember of Searing (Optional) Fragment
  • Defeating scorched targets grants melee energy and creates a Firesprite.
  • +10 Recovery

Abilities And Mods

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Mods (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Following are the Abilities to equip for the Solar Subclass Titan build in Destiny 2:

  • Class Ability: Towering Barricade
  • Movement: Strafe Lift
  • Melee Ability: Throwing Hammer
  • Grenade: Fusion/Healing Grenade

Again, you can change your movement and class abilities as you wish, but the Throwing Hammer charged Melee ability is compulsory for this build. Lastly, I have also listed the Healing grenade as an optional Grenade ability that you can use in Master difficulty activities or Grandmaster Nightfalls to support your teammates during intense situations.

The following is the list of mods to use on the Solar build armor for the Titan:

ARMOR PIECE MOD
Helmet
  • Hands-on
  • Heavy Ammo Finder
  • Heavy Ammo Scout
Gauntlets
  • Heavy Handed
  • Impact Induction x2
Chest Armor
  • Emergency Reinforcement
  • Elemental Resistance mods of your choice
Leg Armor
  • Invigoration
  • Recuperation
  • Element Weapon Surge of your choice
Class Item
  • Outreach
  • Time Dilation (Optional)
  • Any Finisher mods of your choice (Optional)

Loadout

Once again, I strongly recommend using Synthoceps with the Solar Titan, as it will considerably boost the damage of your Throwing Hammer along with your Hammer of Sol Super as long as you are surrounded by enemies within the given range (10-15 meters with 3+ enemies) of these Exotic gauntlets.

Thankfully, in terms of what weapons to use, you can pretty much go with anything you desire here, but keep in mind that Solar weapons such as the Sunshot Exotic Handcannon or the Royal Executioner Fusion Rifle will work incredibly well with this build due to the Scorch stacks it applies to targets.

Playstyle

The Strategy to use this build is pretty straightforward, as your main focus will be to use your charged melee at enemies in close range so that you can easily recover it after the initial throw.

I strongly encourage you to re-bind your charged melee separately from your normal one. Otherwise, you will use your regular melee attack up close and personal scenarios against bosses or enemies instead of the Throwing Hammer.

  • Ember of Torches Fragment boosts the Radiant buff, briefly increasing weapon damage for you and your allies.
  • Ember of Solace extends Radiant and Restoration durations, enhancing survivability and providing team support via extra damage.
  • Ember of Benevolence is primarily useful for endgame PVE activities, like raids, for fast ability recharges.
  • Ember of Searing is a swappable option for solo activities, such as Flawless Solo Dungeons or Legend Lost Sectors.

3. Void Build

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Void Build (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Lastly, the final build focuses on the Void Subclass for the Titans, which utilizes your Overshields and void debuffs to weaken targets, along with juggling between your abilities to efficiently clear ads or Majors across most PVE activities with ease. The key elements for this build are the Controlled Demolition and Offensive Bulwark Aspects, which grant firework-like chain reaction explosions, and the aforementioned Overshield.

  • Great against Void-shield enemies.
  • Chain Reaction AOE Explosions.
  • Effective in Mid to Close range scenarios.
  • Not a typical meta build for endgame activities.
  • In my opinion, the Sentinel Shield is an unreliable Titan super.

Aspects And Fragments

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Aspects and Fragments (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Following are the required Aspects and Fragments for the best Void subclass build in Destiny 2, along with their in-game descriptions:

NAME TYPE IN-GAME DESCRIPTION
Controlled Demolition Aspect
  • Hitting a target with a Void ability or Volatile explosion makes them volatile. Further damage to a volatile target causes it to explode.
  • Grants you and nearby allies health when volatile targets explode near you.
Offensive Bulwark Aspect
  • While you have an Overshield or are inside Ward of Dawn, your grenade charges significantly faster, you have increased melee range and damage, and melee final blows extend the duration of your Overshield.
  • You gain an additional shield throw while in Sentinel Shield.
Echo of Provision Fragment
  • Damaging Targets with grenades grants melee energy.
  • -10 Strength
Echo of Starvation Fragment
  • Picking up a Void Breach or Orb of Power grants Devour.
  • -10 Recovery
Echo of Reprisal Fragment
  • Final Blows, when surrounded by combatants, grant Super energy.
Echo of Cessation Fragment
  • Finisher’s final blows create a burst of Void damage that causes nearby combatants to become volatile.
  • Defeating volatile targets creates a Void Breach.

Abilities And Mods

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Mods (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Following are the Abilities to equip for the Void Subclass Titan build in Destiny 2:

  • Class Ability: Towering Barricade
  • Movement: Strafe Lift
  • Melee Ability: Shield Throw
  • Grenade: Vortex Grenade

Regarding the abilities selection here, I went with the Vortex Grenade due to its tendency to pull targets inwards, causing explosions, and the Shield Throw for the Charged Melee due to its ricochet effects when tossed. The Shield Toss will work great with our chosen exotics for the build, which are the Doomfang Pauldrons.

The following is the list of mods to use on the Void Titan build’s armor pieces:

ARMOR PIECE MOD
Helmet
  • Kinetic Siphon
  • Ashes to Assets
  • Hands-On
Gauntlets
  • Impact Induction
  • Heavy Handed
  • Grenade Kickstart
Chest Armor
  • Personal choice of Elemental Resistance Mods
Leg Armor
  • Elemental Charge
  • Innervation
  • Recuperation/Invigoration
Class Item
  • Bomber
  • Powerful Attraction
  • Reaper

Loadout

The main exotic armor for the Void Titan Build revolves around the Doomfang Pauldrons, which boost your Void weapon damage, grant your Super energy, and grant you additional Shield Throws while using the Sentinel Shield Super and successfully using its Shield Bash.

Any of your favorite/popular Void weapons will be the optimal choice here, such as the Funnelweb, Null Composure, or even the Retrofit Escapade, which will synergize smoothly with this build.

Playstyle

The exact instructions, along with the strategy to use the Void Build in action, are discussed below:

  • You’ll always have your Grenade ready during combat by swapping and effectively using your core abilities.
  • The Powerful Attraction Mod on your Class Item will pull nearby Orbs of Power, allowing you to recharge your Armor Charges efficiently.
  • If you run out of Grenade energy, the Grenade Kickstart Mod makes it easy to regain the needed energy.
  • Using a Void Weapon, you can generate and collect Void Breaches from defeated enemies to recharge your Class Ability.
  • Continuously activating your Class Ability will provide Overshields for survivability.
  • This build is best for clearing out regular enemies but isn’t recommended for facing bosses or challenging solo activities.

Best Titan Builds Criteria

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Destiny 2 hours spent [Image via Time wasted on Destiny]
The following guide for the Best Titan builds was written by me (Steam ID: LIONT4MER), and my Destiny 2 game time is listed in the image above. Among the three main Classes, Titan has been my main since the first Destiny installment back on Consoles. Furthermore, with high-end PVE experience, as seen by my Raid Report Stats, you can rest assured that the information I have discussed here contains the utmost expertise.

This concludes my guide to the best Destiny 2 Titan builds to use in PVE. For similar guides, be sure to check out the Best Ways to Farm XP, as well as the Best PVE Weapons Tier List. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to mention them in the comments section below!

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