How to Turn Your Titan into a Thunder-Bomber in Destiny 2: Arc 3.0 Season Of Plunder Builds

Each Guardian class in Destiny 2 has a specific idea behind it, and when it comes to Titans, that archetype is all about crushing enemies and scattering their ashes into the wind. With the Arc 3.0 subclass live and loaded for battle, Titans are now deadlier than ever thanks to the lightning-fast mobility and aggression they can harness with this item.

While builds focused on Season of Plunder’s new Titan Exotic, Point-Contact Cannon Braces, have yet to be fully completed due to the current unavailability of this item, there are other pieces of gear that can help create a powerful loadout. Here’s an example, which prioritizes flexibility, agility, and grenadier transformation as you bounce around the battlefield.

Useful Exotics

Heart of Intimate Light is again a popular choice for Titans in Season of Plunder, because when paired with the right mods, you can essentially spam a loop of abilities that have been amped up to deadly levels. If you don’t have it, this exotic chest armor will boost your two remaining abilities after using one of your subclass powers. Want to crush a vandal captain with a Thunderclap melee? Then your grenades and class ability will get a bonus buff. Want to kill multiple Hive Birds with a single Arc Grenade? Congratulations, your melee and barricade (or dodge push) are now strengthened.

Reinforced means abilities will have faster regeneration, melee and grenades will do more damage, and barricades have more health when you spawn them to protect you from enemy attacks. If you don’t have this Exotic, you’ll need to travel through a Legendary Lost Sector for a chance to add it to your collection. Keep in mind that these Lost Sectors are much more difficult and you’ll need to equip several Seasonal Mods in order to defeat the powerful Champions lurking there. For a more detailed breakdown, check out the Warlock Exotic Fallen Sunstar guide.

For your exotic weapon, thunder lord is a reliable option this season. His Lightning Rounds perk allows him to do extra damage by generating lightning strikes, his rate of fire increases when you hold down the trigger, and he has an intrinsic perk that makes him very useful against overload champions. Great for clearing rooms and spreading cover fire when dealing with bosses, the Machine Gun’s Return Stroke Catalyst will partially reload its magazine after generating a lightning strike. Basically, the more heavy bullets fired, the more lightning strikes your enemies, and the more devastation to expect.

For your legendary weapons, Season of Plunder’s pirate-themed gear is great if you manage to get one with a Right Hook attribute – dealing melee damage gives this weapon increased target acquisition and range for a short period – or the Voltshot ability which overloads a weapon and causes it to apply Jolt to the next target.

Arc 3.0 skins and fragments

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For Fragments, you can equip thunder key and knock out on this build. Touch of Thunder will make your Storm Grenades deadlier and more persistent, while Knockout will empower your melee attack with beneficial buffs, like a fast healing charge when you land the attack. Each shard has two aspect slots, so you’ll be able to maximize your range of additional Arc 3.0 perks with these two items.

For aspects, enter resistance, amplitude, magnitude, and shock sparks. Amplitude Spark will make your storm grenade last longer and fire more arc bolts, spark of resistance upgrade your Titan to withstand more punishment when surrounded by enemies, Amplitude Spark will create Power Orbs after quickly defeating enemies while amped up, and shock spark so that your grenade can shake targets.

Useful Abilities of Arc 3.0

While it’s tempting to equip the new one-punch Titan melee Thunderclap, it doesn’t work very well for a build focused on speed and power. Seismic Strike works well here, and paired with its ability to blind surrounding targets after attacking an enemy, it’s great for charging into battle and clearing a path forward for your Titan. Tied to this maneuverability theme, cast the Thruster class ability so you can keep moving and dodging out of harm’s way.

Storm Grenade is a must here, as this particular ability can reduce enemies to ashes when used correctly thanks to all the setup done here. It’s raining lightning and it chases an opponent, making it ideal for dealing with those pesky overload champions and other nimble enemies. Once you find your groove and do the groundwork with your mods and abilities, you’ll be amazed at how much damage a single grenade can do. Additionally, you’ll often pick up energy wells and rebuild your abilities almost instantly.

For your Super, you are ready to use Fists of Havoc or Thundercrash. I personally choose Thundercrash for its unique approach and because nothing beats seeing a Titan launch directly at a very startled Fallen Captain.

Useful Armor Mods

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For your helmet (solar affinity will work best here) split in two From ashes to assets mods for you to gain bonus energy on grenade kills and Basic ammunition so you can generate an arc well with each grenade kill. On your arms (Void affinity), use two support detonation mods so you can continue to generate grenade energy when you get an explosive kill. Throw in another Elemental Ordnance mod for good measure.

With Heart of Inmost Light (Arc Affinity), equip a Finding the Well mod and throw on the Seasonal Heat Shock Plating mod for that extra layer of protection. Resistance mods still seem to be buggy at the time of writing, so be sure to use whatever space you have to equip specialist defense mods here.

On your boots (Solar affinity), it’s time to start working on your recovery. Equip two Recovery mods for you to start regenerating health each time you pick up a Power Orb, which you can generate in abundance through Masterwork Weapons and Spark of Amplitude. Don’t forget to attach a Abundant wells mod so you can stack all your Elemental Ordnance mods so you can create an obscene number of elemental wells with every kill.

Finally, your Titan mark (sun affinity) can be provided with a Bomber mod to reduce grenade cooldown when using your class ability and Lightning strikes twice Seasonal Artifact so you can get an increased recharge rate after using your Arc Grenade or Arc Finishers.

The strategy

With all (or most) of these items and mods, you’re going to be using an absurd amount of explosive power with your Titan. Heart of Inmost Light will buff your abilities the more you use them, so stack the perks and make sure you use your grenade last to get the most out of your Arc money. At Empowered x 2, your Arc Grenade will deal much more damage, Jolt aims to chain lightning to anyone nearby, and you’ll regenerate your ability energy much faster from the elemental wells that have been created.

With the grenade also scouring the environment for more enemies to kill, this just feeds into a loop where an ability boosts and still boosts your Titan’s unused powers. You’ll hit harder, unleash deadlier grenades, and avoid danger while massively reducing your cooldowns. You also gain Super energy much faster from Ashes to Assets mods. If you are missing any of the mods listed, contact Ada-1 in the tower as she stocks new armor mods every day.

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