KEY POINTS

  • Loreley Splendor now spawns enhanced Sunspots with better healing 
  • Resilience now grants damage resistance in PvE
  • Stack Resilience and resist mods for maximum survivability 

Titans have always been recognized as the tank class in “Destiny 2” with their ability to create walls of protection. Their role as the fireteam’s frontline has been made more prominent in “Season of the Haunted” with the introduction of Solar 3.0 and the minor rework to Sunspots.

Though Sunspots no longer boost a player’s outgoing damage, they are now much easier to create. On top of that, Sunspots are now very potent sources of healing, which can be used to craft a Titan build that can soak up tons of damage with very little effort. Here’s how to set it up.

Aspects, Fragments and Abilities

For this build, players will need Sol Invictus for Sunspot generation and Roaring Flames for extra Solar ability damage. However, the latter can be swapped for Consecration if players require a mass Scorch application and add-clear.

As for fragments, use the following:

  • Ember of Singeing
  • Ember of Benevolence
  • Ember of Solace
  • Ember of Torches

Torches, Benevolence and Solace all work together to buff the Radiant and Restoration effects applied to the player while also offering some free damage buffs for the rest of the fireteam. Meanwhile, Singeing is used for faster class ability regeneration.

For the melee ability, use Throwing Hammer for its high single-target damage and its innate Cure effect when picked up, granting even more upfront healing.

The reworked Sunbreaker tree for Titans in Destiny 2 The reworked Sunbreaker tree for Titans in Destiny 2 Photo: Destiny 2

Gear and Mods

The keystone exotic for this build is the Loreley Splendor helmet since it now creates enhanced Sunspots that have better healing effects than normal ones.

This build also requires high Resilience because the stat now grants up to 40% damage resistance in PvE. It also reduces the cooldown of Barricade, which will allow for more frequent enhanced Sunspot generation.

For mods, use the following:

  • Elemental Charge
  • Melee Wellmaker
  • Protective Light
  • Armor of the Dying Star
  • Perpetuation
  • Utility Kickstart

Despite the nerfs, Protective Light is still fairly strong in high-end content. It pairs nicely with Loreley’s healing and the rest of the damage resistance buffs from this build.

Armor of the Dying Star can be dual-stacked for maximum protection against Void and Solar or paired with Arc Resistance for all-around defense.

For maximum survivability in difficult activities, use a glaive and the Crimson hand cannon.