- "This is the first I've heard from the Sunbreakers in years. They were an ancient order of Titans, bearers of the Hammer of Sol—unstoppable, vigilant."
- — Commander Zavala
The Sunbreakers were a Titan order that operated independently of the Last City, preferring to live among the wilds beyond the City and take the fight to the forces of the Darkness directly. They were made up entirely of Titans of the Sunbreaker subclass. Led by an Empyreal Magistrate, the Sunbreakers offered their services to people and organizations of the City as mercenaries for hire. At one point before his exile, Osiris brokered a contract between the Vanguard and the Sunbreakers, but Zavala found the terms unsatisfactory and objected to it, earning the Sunbreakers' resentment.
One of the Sunbreakers had fought alongside Lord Shaxx during the Battle of Twilight Gap during the critical counterattack against the Fallen. Shaxx recounts this story during the Sunbreaker subclass mission in Destiny 2.
During the Taken War, a remorseful Zavala sent the Guardian to Ishtar Academy in search of the Sunbreakers, hoping to recruit them to aid in the conflict against Oryx, the Taken King and his Taken. The Guardian discovered that a squad of Sunbreakers had fallen to the Vex. Following the trail to The Burning Shrine on Mercury, the Guardian was contacted by Empyreal Magistrate Ouros and shown how to activate the Shrine's forge to create the Hammer of Sol. Having rediscovered the subclass, the Guardian took up the mantle of a Sunbreaker while Zavala honored the lost order.
Sadly at the onset of the Red War, the Sunbreakers found themselves at the mercy of the Red Legion. They fought valiantly, but without their Light or resurrection abilities, the Sunbreakers were slaughtered by the Legion, putting an end to the once mighty Titan Order. Their legacy lives on through the Guardian.
- Aodh—the Second Empyreal Magistrate of the Sunbreakers
- Ouros—the Third Empyreal Magistrate of the Sunbreakers
- Liu Feng
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