Best Titan Arc 3.0 Build for PvE & PvP – Destiny 2

Last Updated on October 22, 2022

Among all three classes, Titan was left in the dirt for a long time. Bungie has finally changed with the introduction of 3.0 subclasses. I used to main Titan back in the day when One Eyed Mask used to excel. After this, I switched to Hunter and kept maining it for several seasons.

Arc 3.0 rework is very recent and Bungie has made sure that it’s not Broken like Solar and Void were. You can make great builds for PvE, but things are still lacking on PvP side of things. I still prefer to use the Loreley build for PvP.

Titan currently has multiple meta builds, thanks to the YouTubers and players who put in hours and hours to create the right builds. Finding the synergy between the aspects and fragments is the key to making the right build. With Grandmaster Nightfalls making a comeback, most of the sub-par builds will be left out.

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In today’s article, I will be mentioning the best Arc 3.0 builds for Titan that exist in Season 18:


Best Titan Arc 3.0 Build for PvE (Raids, Gambit, & GM Nightfalls)

Let’s start with the PvE Build, this is also my current build that focuses on the storm grenade. You basically have unlimited grenades to throw, and since this season is mainly focused on Arc damage, this will undoubtedly excel.

Super: Thundercrash

Thundercrash is currently one of the best supers in Destiny 2. One hit Super that deals a lot of damage and has a lot of AOE damage. Thundercrash can be used to clear a big hoard of enemies at once or deal a massive chunk of damage to yellow bar enemies or even bosses.

Class Ability: Thruster

Thruster has the lowest cooldown. You have to have the resilience of 100 to ensure your Thruster ability stays up all time. This will also be used to trigger ability and grenade regeneration with Heart of Inmost Light.

Melee: Thunderclap

The only good option for end-game content, you don’t have to hug enemies to damage them. Just press the melee button, and your Titan will throw a lightning strike that targets with arc damage.

Grenade: Storm Grenade

The most important requirement of this build. This is the grenade that will carry you through all the end-game content that there is. The grenade creates arc energy and strikes enemies from above. It also follows them dealing huge AOE damage.

Aspects

Slot 1: Touch of Thunder

Touch of Thunder interacts differently with each grenade. For Storm, After detonating, it creates a roaming thundercloud that tracks nearby targets and fires lightning bolts at foes beneath it.

Slot 2: Knockout

Defeating targets with melee attacks starts health regeneration and makes you amplified. Take down red-bar enemies and get back your health in an instant.

Fragments

Slot 1: Spark of Magnitude

Lingering Arc Grenades have an increased duration. Storm is also a lingering grenade, already deadly enough; more duration means more DPS.

Slot 2: Spark of Shock

Your Arc Grenades jolt targets.

Slot 3: Spark of Ions

Defeating a jolted target creates an Ionic Trace. This synergizes with the fragment we used earlier, so each jolted target will make an ionic trace that will trigger ability regen.

Slot 4: Spark of Resistance

While surrounded by combatants, you are more resistant to incoming damage. In Destiny 2, players are constantly surrounded by enemies, so having a bit of resistance will always help. Those confident in their ability to stay alive can switch this with any other fragment of their liking.

Armor & Other Important Details

  • Weapon Recommendations: Riskrunner
  • Exotic Armor Piece: Heart of Inmost Light

Mod Configuration:

  • Helmet (🔥 Solar): 1x Ashes to Assets, Explosive Wellmaker
  • Arms (🟣Void): Bolstering Detonation, and Elemental Ordnance.
  • Chest (🔥 Solar): Bountiful Wells
  • Leg (🔵 Arc): Seeking Wells
  • Mark (🔥 Solar): Well of Life

The mods mentioned have to be used in your build to make it work. The other left-out space can be used for Resilience and Discipline mods depending on what your armor focuses on.

To make this build work, your armor should focus mainly on Resilience and Discipline. You can work with lesser Discipline but having 100 Resilience is a must, as this offers a 40% reduction in incoming damage.

How Does This Build Work?

This build mainly focuses on having your grenade energy at all times. Use your Thruster Ability to trigger cooldown, thanks to Heart of Inmost Light. The Storm Grenade in Arc 3.0 is one of the highest damage-dealing grenades that can take down champions in no time. My team finished Master Duality and 1600 Power Nightfall using this build without problems.

The only thing you will need to focus on would be staying alive; this is where the melee Thunderclap will come in handy. Just take down a red-bar enemy with your melee and this will trigger health regeneration.

This sums up the best arc titan build in the game. Now that we are done with the PvE build, let’s move on to the PvP build.

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Best Arc 3.0 Titan Build for PvP (Crucible & Trials of Osiris)

I won’t be explaining much for the PvP build, as its focuses mostly on running and taking down enemies. Make sure to read the “How does this build work” section at the end of this build.

Super: Thundercrash

Easiest super to use and can take down roaming supers in a jiffy. I like it mainly because it can also take down the Titan Ward of Dawn. In control, you can take down multiple enemies while they’re trying to capture a point.

Class Ability: Thruster

This ability has the lowest cooldown. You can dodge and escape from corner fights easily. You can switch to Barricade; this comes down to personal preference.

Melee: Seismic Strike

Have you ever seen a Titan running at you with their Shotguns and kicking you so hard that you die instantly? This is the ability that does it. You can hit enemies with this and immediately shoot them with your favorite weapon. I mostly use this to run around in different directions very fast.

Seismic Strike also blinds enemies.

Grenade: Storm or Pulse Grenade

The lighting is mighty which can make enemies run away from a spot. I also recommend using Pulse if you have multiple Titans running Barricade.

Aspects

Slot 1: Touch of Thunder

Touch of Thunder interacts differently with each grenade. For Storm, After detonating, it creates a roaming thundercloud that tracks nearby targets and fires bolts of lightning at foes beneath it.

Slot 2: Knockout

Defeating targets with melee attacks starts health regeneration and makes you amplified. A great aspect to use while fighting with other guardians, take one down with your melee, and your health regeneration will be triggered.

So many fights in Crucible end with melee attacks, and this is where this aspect will help you.

Fragments

Slot 1: Spark of Resistance

While surrounded by combatants, you are more resistant to incoming damage. Usually, there’s a 10% damage reduction; this data comes from YouTubers.

Slot 2: Spark of Recharge

While critically wounded, your melee and grenade energy regenerate more quickly. This will help you in getting your shoulder charge and nade back.

Slot 3: Spark of Magnitude

Lingering Arc Grenades have an increased duration.

Slot 4: Spark of Feedback

Taking melee damage briefly increases your outgoing melee damage.

Armor & Other Important Details

  • 100 Recovery & 100 Resilience
  • 2x Targeting Mod on Helmet
  • 1x Unflinching Mod on Chest
  • Exotic Armor: Synthoceps
  • Weapon: Light-weight frame shotgun and Pulse Rifle

How Does this build work?

The build focuses on running and gunning. You run around with your Shotgun and take down enemies; Snythoceps will ensure you can finish enemies with the huge lunge range. The synergy between Aspects and Fragments will also trigger health regen, ensuring you stay in fights for long.

Get your medal, guardian!

This was my guide explaining the arc subclass for Titan in Destiny 2. Please let me know if you liked it or not by using the comment section below.

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Written by Vikas

I am Vikas, and I have been into computers and gaming since I was four. I have been solving computer issues since Windows 2000 was a thing. I love playing PC games (especially online multiplayer ones). Professionally, I have worked as a Brand Enabler and hold a computer engineering degree. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats.

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