Let's face it, Destiny 2 is really a great big fashion show. Guns are great and all, but everyone's obsessed with not only getting the best but also most beautiful armour to rock in front of other Guardians. Of course, don’t be fooled into thinking your get-up doesn’t matter - sometimes your very survival depends upon your choice of clothing.
Unlike weapons, there haven’t been significant changes made from Destiny to Destiny 2, but Guardian gear now sports Power not Light, and there’s no Intellect, Strength, and Discipline to worry about anymore. Now you make tweaks to your Mobility, Resilience, and Recovery instead.
We’ve many more things to explore and experiment with still, of course, but for now, here's a run down of all the exotic armour available across all three classes. Time to suit up, Guardian, starting with the Titan...
Mask of the Quiet One - Helmet
Exotic perk: Dreaded Visage: Grants ability energy when damaged, and health regeneration when inflicting Void damage.
Perfect for: Sentinel Titans who like to get involved in big, multi-enemy scraps in PvE. This one will trigger health recharge if you deal Void damage, and will reduce Void ability cool-downs when you get hit, so it’s a perfect tool for staying alive longer and dishing out damage to clear out enemies. Perfect for the Raid.
An Insurmountable Skullfort - Helmet
Exotic perk: Transfusion Matrix: Kills with Arc melee abilities trigger health regeneration and restore melee energy.
Perfect for: This is the perfect all-rounder for Strikers and, if you’re smart, you can use it to get unlimited melee kills. Combine with the Code of the Earthshaker node and every time you get a Seismic Strike kill (shoulder charge) it’ll refill your melee bar. Which means you can do it again. And again. And again.
Hallowfire Heart - Chest
Exotic perk: Sunfire Furnace: Greatly improves the recharge rate of your solar abilities while Hammer of Sol is charged.
Perfect for: Sunbreaker Titans looking for more value from their Super - ideal for Crucible. This one will improve the recharge rate of your solar abilities while Hammer of Sol is active, so you should probably have a fresh grenade and melee after you’ve taken out enemies with your hammers. Plus, it looks ace AND gives you a slight speed boost.
Actium War Rig - Chest
Exotic perk: Auto-Loading Link: Steadily reloads a portion of your equipped Auto Rifle’s magazine from reserves.
Perfect for: This is ideal for all those ‘just survive’ situations in Destiny’s PvE modes. Essentially, the Exotic perk here means you reload your Auto Rifle far less, if at all, so you can combine with stuff like Sweet Business and Uriel’s Gift to devastating effect. Not into Autos? This is definitely not for you.
Crest of Alpha Lupi - Chest
Exotic perk: Survival Well: Generates an additional Orb of Light from Supers and a healing pulse when Barricade is activated.
Perfect for: This is very much a support item, which is great for team buffs in the Crucible, and for keeping squadmates alive during Strike bosses and Raid scenarios. The healing pulse you get from barriers, too, is ideal for Heroic Public events where your team has to stay in a single spot and survive.
Doomfang Pauldron - Gauntlet
Exotic perk: Horns of Doom: Shield Bash melee kills recharge Shield Throw. Melee Ability Kills recharge Sentinel Shield Super.
Perfect for: Sentinel class Titans who want to make the most of their Super, especially in Crucible. This one gives you an extra shield throw if you cause damage with your melee during your Super. It’ll also recharge your Sentinel Shield with every melee kill, which means you’ll be able to go full-on Captain America more often.
Synthocepts - Gauntlet
Exotic perk: Biotic Enhancements: Increased melee Lunge range. Improved damage when surrounded.
Perfect for: Love being a Striker and charging people with your shoulder? This could be the Exotic for you. It’s perfect for PvE, when you need to pick off certain enemies and do damage against foes who rush you. Experiment by combining with the Tractor Cannon or something like MIDA Mini-Tool for mega mob-clearing.
ACD/0 Feedback Fence - Gauntlet
Exotic perk: Fury Conductors: Melee kills build up explosive energy within the ACD/0 Feedback Fence. Being struck by a melee attack unleashes this energy in a devastating explosion.
Perfect for: Close-range Crucible maps. If you’re playing a small multiplayer map where there’s a lot of punching, equip this and you’ll have the edge in any close-quarters scrap. And again, if you need to clear out boat-loads of melee enemies like Thrall or Warhounds… this is very handy.
Lion Rampant - Leg
Exotic perk: Jump Jets: Provides additional aerial manoeuvrability.
Perfect for: This Exotic gives you a surprising amount of aerial dexterity, but it’s largely useless outside some of the game’s more challenging jumping puzzles. As we know, jumping in Crucible is often a death sentence, and unless you’re keen to leap away from danger situations during Strike boss fights and Raids… avoid this.
Dunemarchers - Leg
Exotic perk: Linear Actuators: Increases sprint speed. Sprinting builds up a static charge. After melee attacking an enemy that charge will chain damage to nearby enemies.
Perfect for: Yet another piece of armour designed to make the most of Striker’s shoulder charge attack. Great for closing down people in the Crucible, this can potentially allow you to take out two or three guardians at very close range.
Peacekeepers - Leg
Exotic perk: Mecha Holster: Reloads stowed submachine guns and allows you to ready them instantly.
Perfect for: Crowd control. While these are the weakest of the Titan leg pieces, they are super effective if you love using Riskrunner. Essentially, you can draw the SMG instantly (and it will always have a full clip), and because of Riskrunner’s insta-reloads when you take damage, you can probably see off ALL your ammo without ever reloading.
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So those are our top picks for the Titan... but what are your favourites?