Titans have become tanks since the introduction of Solar 3.0 in Destiny 2, making solar build more powerful. The survivability that Destiny 2 Titan Solar build offers is making Titan the most survivable type of guardian. With Titan solar 3.0 build, players can become unkillable till legend difficulty. It uses all three aspects (one from the exotic armor) to turn the player into a beast. Not only does it increases survivability but it also lets players do an insane amount of damage. It gives you three aspects thanks to the use of new exotic. The Solar Titan build does not use any artifact mods which makes it viable for years to come.
Pieces of Destiny 2 Solar Titan Build
To make the Solar Titan build, you need armor pieces with high resilience. Try maxing out the resilience and take it to 100. Resilience has gotten a major buff with the Solar 3.0 update. With 100 resilience your health will increase by 40%. It will also reduce the cool-down time of your class ability which is important for the Titan Solar 3.0 build. The other stats are up to you because recovery is not important. You will be regenerating your health all the time, even while taking damage. You will need Loreley Splendor Helm to make the build work.
Loreley Splendor Helm
Using Loreley Splendor Helm will give you 3 aspects and it will regenerate your health. Every time you use class ability (barricade), you will start regarding your health. It is similar to the Sol Invictus aspect but it provides double regeneration. This regeneration will continue even while you are taking damage. So you basically will not die while it is active, that is the power of the Sunbreaker Titan build.
Just like aspect it will increase your ability regeneration and will burn enemies that get close to you. When your health gets low it will automatically activate and use your class ability energy. With mods, and fragments you will always have a barricade so you don’t have to worry about running out of it.
You would need at least one solar energy armor piece. Your gauntlets should have arc energy. The energy of the rest of the gear pieces is up to you.
Your helmet is Loreley Splendor Helm and you can use any energy depending on preference. Just do not use stasis energy as it will not help you that much. Using arc energy will allow you to use the Hands-On mod. Hands-On is an arc energy exclusive mod that will grant you super energy on melee kills. Since you will be defeating a lot of enemies with melee it will help you gain super energy quickly.
If you have the energy, use two Hands-On mods as it takes 3 energy. Use Harmonic Syphon as the second mod because it only costs one energy if you don’t have energy. It will help you create orbs of power when you defeat enemies with weapons having matching energy as your sub-class. Since you will be using a solar weapon, it will work well with the Destiny 2 Titan Solar build.
Your gauntlets should have arc energy because it will allow you to use Momentum Transfer. It will reduce your melee cool-down time whenever you damage enemies with a grenade. Momentum Transfer is an Arc energy exclusive mod that requires three energy. If you have the energy, use two Momentum Transfer mods. It will help reduce the cool-down time on your melee.
Note: While doing an activity that has champions, use anti-barrier, unstoppable, overlord mods instead of Momentum Transfer to stun champions.
There is no requirement for using specific energy on the chest armor. You can use any energy on the chest armor.
Use any energy type on boots but using solar boots can be a good choice as it will be helpful for one of the combat style mods. You can use Orb of Restoration which is a stasis energy exclusive mod. It will grant energy to the least charged ability whenever you pick up an orb of power.
Use Absolution mod as the second mod if you have the energy. It will give energy to all abilities whenever you pick up an orb of power. Absolution requires three energy and it is a universal mod.
Titan Mark (Class Armor)
Class ability is an important part of Destiny 2 Titan solar build. If you have less than 100 resilience then use stasis energy. It will allow you to use Utility Kickstart which will grant class ability whenever you use class ability. You can also use Solar or any other energy type.
Using solar energy will allow you to use the Bombardier mod. It will reduce grenade cool down whenever you use barricade. Since you will be using barricades a lot, this will be a major help in reducing grenade cooldown time. The distribution mod should be the second mod if you have the energy. It will reduce the cool-down time of all abilities while using class ability near targets. Distribution takes four energy and it is a universal mod.
Combat Style Mods
Combat style mods can have a major impact on the performance of a build. Destiny 2 Titan Solar build uses Elemental Wells to increase the efficiency of the Solar 3.0 Titan.
Elemental Light or Font of Wisdom
Elemental Light is a universal mod that will let you create elemental well whenever you defeat enemies with Super. It only costs one energy. Use Elemental Light if you are not fighting champions. It will give you space to use other energy-hungry mods.
Font of Wisdom is also a universal mod that will increase your super regeneration whenever you pick up an elemental well. It lasts for 30 seconds and requires 4 energy. Use it if you are fighting against champions since you will have the energy on armor pieces to do so.
Melee attacks are a major source of damage for Destiny 2 Titan solar build. It will let you make elemental well whenever you take down enemies with melee. Since you will be taking down a lot of enemies with melee due to the Consecration aspect it will let you make elemental wells. Melee Wellmaker requires 4 energy and it is a universal mod.
The ability regeneration of the Solar 3.0 Titan build is pretty good including grenades. Elemental Ordinance will let you make elemental well every time you defeat enemies with grenades. Elemental Ordinance requires 3 energy and it is a universal mod.
Seeking Wells or Bountiful Well
Seeking Wells helps you pick up elemental wells with ease. Elemental Wells that you create from different sources will travel on the ground to your location. Seeking Wells makes it easier to collect elemental wells during combat since you don’t have to go to their location and pick them up. Seeking Wells is an arc energy exclusive mod that requires two energy.
Bountiful Wells will increase the amount of well you make from each source. Equipping it will let you make two elemental wells instead of one from each source. The bountiful Well mod is a Solar exclusive mod that takes two energy.
You can use either Seeking Wells or Bountiful Wells as the choice is up to you. I will prefer Seeking Wells over Bountiful wells.
Well of Life
Well of Life will help you gain an extra source of health regeneration. The regeneration from Well of Life is consistent and does not stop even when taking damage. Well of Life can be an overkill for Destiny 2 Titan solar build since you will be regenerating uninterrupted health from Loreley Splendor Helm. You can also swap it for Bountiful Wells if you want to.
It is a Solar 3.0 build so the Solar sub-class is the obvious choice. Titan Sunbreaker has high survivability and damage.
You can use any grenade but Thermite grenades can perform better than others. It will let you scorch enemies that will regenerate your class ability through Ember of Singeing.
Throwing Hammer is a good choice because it is unlimited melee ability if you are not using Consecration. Picking the hammer up after hitting an enemy with it will regenerate your health. You can also use it to stack up roaring flames.
Rally Barricade is the way to go with the Destiny 2 Titan Solar build. It has a lower cool-down time than Towering Barricade. You only need the class ability to activate Cauterizing Flame which is the armor perk of Loreley Splendor Helm.
The class ability will act as Sol Invictus aspect, making it an integral part of the build. It will not only give you an insane amount of health regeneration but also increase the regeneration of your abilities. On top of regeneration, Loreley Splendor Helm will scorch enemies that can even lead to ignition.
Aspects and Fragments
Aspects and Fragments are an important part of Solar 3.0 builds. It can completely change the performance of a build.
Destiny 2 Titan Solar build utilizes Consecration and Roaring Flames aspects. The combination of Consecration and Roaring Flames will let you do an insane amount of damage. Loreley Splendor Helm will give you the third aspect (Sol Invictus). It is the reason that the Sunbreaker Titan build is so powerful.
Consecration is a high damaging melee ability that is extremely powerful. While sliding, press the melee key to leap in the air and release a wave of flames. These flames will scorch enemies in front of you that will cause damage. While in the air, press the melee key again to slam on the ground, creating a second wave of flames. When the second wave hit the scorched targets they will ignite.
Pressing the melee key once while sliding will use half of the melee energy. Pressing it for the second time will use all of the melee energy. However, you can gain half of this energy back even if you use all of your melee energy thanks to Ember of Searing. If you take down multiple enemies with Consecration you can get complete melee energy. Consecration has a large area of effect damage. It can even one-shot a legend-level boss at max Roaring Flames stacks.
Roaring Flames is all about increasing your ability damage. It will help increase the damage by 20% for each enemy you kill with the ability of Destiny 2 Titan solar build. Roaring Flames can stack up to 3x times which can increase damage by 60%. Roaring Flames lasts for 17 seconds and each ability kill will reset the timer while also adding a stack.
While the Roaring Flames is active, your uncharged melee will also deal solar damage and scorch enemies. So it will turn even your uncharged ability into charged abilities. Defeating enemies with uncharged abilities will also reset their time and increase their stacks. Since Loreley Splendor Helm grants Sol Invictus through class ability, kills from it will also work with Roaring Flames.
Fragments are an important part of any build Destiny 2 Solar Titan build is no different. The fragments used in the Solar 3.0 Titan takes everything that it offers to the next level.
Ember of Empyrean
It will increase the duration of the Radiant and Restoration effect when you take down enemies with solar weapons or abilities. Ember of Torches will make you radiant, Loreley Splendor Helm will grant restoration, and Ember of Empyrean will increase the duration of the two. It will help you keep regenerating health as long as you are defeating enemies. Ember of Empyrean will also give you a penalty of -10 resilience.
Ember of Torches
Power Melee attacks make you radiant. While radiant your weapon damage will increase by 25%. Radiant lasts for 10 seconds.
Ember of Searing
Ember of Searing is important for getting melee energy quickly. Melee is a major source of damage for Destiny 2 Titan Solar build. With Ember of Searing, you will gain melee energy for defeating scorched targets. Since you will be scorching enemies all the time both with weapons and abilities you will gain melee energy quickly. It works quite well with the Consecration aspect and Hands-On helmet mod. Ember of Searing will give you 10 extra recovery as well.
Ember of Singeing
It is the most important fragment of the Titan Solar 3.0 build. It will help you have class ability energy all the time. You will gain class ability every time you scorch target. Your abilities and weapons will be scorching targets all the time which will grant you melee energy. Ember of Singeing will let you use class abilities whenever you need them.
Solar weapons perform better with Three Aspects Solar build than any other weapon type. One of your weapons should be a solar weapon. Try to use a solar weapon with the Incandescent perk or a weapon that can scorch enemies. Incandescent will spread scorch to nearby enemies when you defeat a target.
At the time of this writing, there are only two weapons that can scorch targets. These two weapons include Skyburner’s Oath and Prometheus Lens. Skyburner’s Oath and Prometheus Lens will start scorching enemies the moment you damage them. It can even lead to ignitions after a couple of shots.
How to Use Destiny 2 Solar Titan Build?
Use the exotic piece, fragments, aspects, and mods mentioned above. Try to max out your resilience to decrease the cool-down time of the barricade. Maxed-out reliance will also help you take 40% less damage. The regeneration from Loreley Splendor and 100 resilience can turn you into a tank. Once you have the build, you will be ready to use it in combat.
Start by activating your class ability it will grant you regeneration. After that, attack enemies with the Consecration melee. It will instantly refill your class ability and melee if you defeat multiple enemies with it. As long as you are scorching enemies with solar weapons and abilities your class ability will be full all the time. You will also gain super for each powered melee kill thanks to the Hands-On mod. Keep using class ability as soon as you are out of regeneration. Destiny 2 Titan Solar build will not only give you an insane amount of damage but survivability as well.