Titan

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This article is about the Guardian class. For the moon of Saturn, see Titan (moon).
"What does it mean to be a Titan? As a Titan, you are a part of the City - in a way no Warlock or Hunter could understand. The dream of the City rests upon our shoulders."
Commander Zavala
Titan
TitanD2.jpg
Overview

Focal World(s):

Solar System

Average height:

Various

Average weight:

Various

Distinctions:

Constructors of the City Wall.

Average lifespan:

Immortal

Notable groups:

Sunbreakers

Notable individuals:

Zavala
Shaxx
Wei Ning
Jolder
Saladin

 

The Titan is a class of Guardian. They tend to have the highest armor of any of the three classes in Destiny and the lowest agility.

Overview

"Strive for honor. Stand for hope."
Grimoire description

They are equipped with suits of powered armor that boost their strength and endurance. Titans utilize their strength and skill with firearms to kill their enemies.

Titans have long honed the power of the Traveler, passing these skills to each new generation of warrior. Their strength gave birth to the City, and they have taken a blood oath to ensure it will always stand strong.[1] The Wall surrounding the City was built by the first Titans, who also perished defending it.[2] Steadfast and suresighted, Titans face any challenge head-on, serving as living, blunt force instruments of the Traveler’s will.[3]

Class Description

"The first Titans built the Wall, and gave their lives to defend it. Now, you stand in the same high place, steadfast and sure, protecting all who shelter in your shadow. You hail from a long line of heroes, forged from strength and sacrifice. Our enemies may be deadly and merciless, but so are you."
—Class Description

Gameplay

All Guardians have certain abilities, some of which are granted by the Traveler. All Guardians have a vertical movement ability and a "grenade-type" ability whose effects vary by class.[4][5] All these abilities with the exception of the double jump can be upgraded over time and can be used in competitive PvP.[6][7]

Subclasses

  • Striker"At close quarters a fist is better than any gun." A good heavy combat class for crowd control, with a heavy emphasis on armor and Arc Light attacks.
    • SuperFist of Havoc: One of the powers of the Titans is an Arc Light area-of-effect ground punch.[8]
    • Grenades—Flashbang Grenade, Pulse Grenade and Lightning Grenade
    • Melee—Storm Fist: A powerful melee attack which utilizes arc light to annihilate enemies.
    • Jump—Lift
  • Defender"The wall against which the Darkness breaks." A defensive class for shielding allies. Unlocked at level 15[9].
    • SuperWard of Dawn: The Titan casts a small bubble shield of Void Light around itself and allies.[10][11] Guardians who enter the shield receive a temporary boost to defense or offense when they wander back outside of it.[12]
    • Grenades—Magnetic Grenade, Spike Grenade and Suppressor Grenade.
    • Melee—Disintegrate: Another powerful melee attack, which upon killing an enemy, creates a Force Barrier around you, absorbing incoming damage.
    • Jump—Lift
  • Sunbreaker"Forge the fury of undying suns." A unique, artillery-like class that rains down Solar hammers on your foes. Available in The Taken King.[13]
    • SuperHammer of Sol: Summon a flaming hammer and wreak destruction down upon your enemies, whether up close and personal or at a distance.
    • Grenades—Thermite Grenade, Fusion Grenade, Incendiary Grenade.
    • Melee—Sunstrike: Ignite your enemies with a heavy solar strike.
    • Jump—Lift
  • Sentinel-An offensive subclass that grants a Void shield, which can be thrown at enemies, or used to smash them with Void energy.
    • SuperSentinel Shield: Summon a glowing shield and use it to destroy your enemies however you choose.
    • Grenades
    • Melee
    • Jump—Lift

Titan Orders

Known Titans

In-Game

Mentioned

  • Holborn
  • Jagi
  • Lady Jolder—An Iron Lord and close friend to Lord Saladin. Jolder made the sacrifice to seal SIVA away, preventing it from going out of control.
  • Kabr, the Legionless—A titan who lead the first mission to breach the Vault of Glass and used the parts of Vex units as pieces of his armor. Unfortunately, the lingering Vex presence in his armor consumed Kabr's mind but in his final act, he poured all his light into the Aegis, a weapon capable of breaching the Templar's shields.
  • Lord Radegast—Founder and leader of the Iron Lords.
  • Rezyl Azzir—one of the very first Guardians revered for stabilizing the City; went missing but later revealed to be the dreaded villain, Dredgen Yor.
  • Saint-14—a legendary Guardian who was beloved by nearly everyone he met and who killed Solkis, Devil Kell. Went missing after going to Mercury searching for Osiris.
  • Lord Silimar—An Iron Lord who specialized in building defenses.
  • Thalor
  • Tubach
  • Vell Tarlowe—one of the six members of Eris Morn's fireteam when they attempted to assassinate Crota, Son of Oryx.
  • Wei Ning-A legendary warrior who was a part of the attack to reclaim the Moon from the Hive. Tragically, Wei Ning was personally killed by Crota.

Trivia

  • Titan armor was inspired by Medieval armor layered over tight-fitting suits.[14]
  • The armor worn by the Titans is similar in overall design to the MJOLNIR powered armor worn by Spartan supersoldiers in the Halo series. The SPARTAN-II program's creator, Dr. Catherine Halsey, considered calling the project "Titan" before settling on the final name.
  • The T-shaped visors of some Titan helmets are reminiscent of the Corinthian-style helmets used by the ancient Greeks. Such helmets are strongly associated with Spartan hoplites, both historically and in popular culture.
  • The Titan emblem represents the six Titan Orders which stood during Six Fronts.

Gallery

List of appearances

References

  1. ^ Destiny.bungie.org: Transcript of the official English version of the cards
  2. ^ Bungie.net: Destiny: Titan
  3. ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Titan
  4. ^ Destructoid: Destiny's Combat is Solid, But I'm Not So Sure About the Rest of it.
  5. ^ Destiny Players: Warlock controls
  6. ^ MMORPG: Delving Into Bungie's Vision
  7. ^ Bungie.net: The Mail Sack of Your Dreams
  8. ^ Bungie.net: Building the Destiny E3 Reveal
  9. ^ If it's the first character created, otherwise interchangeable after character creation is done and story mode has been started.
  10. ^ YouTube: Destiny ViDoc: Out Here in the Wild
  11. ^ IGN: I Played Destiny And
  12. ^ Destiny the Game: Game Master July 2014 Destiny Cover Issue & PlayStation UK Magazine June 2014 Destiny Hands-on: Breakdown
  13. ^ Bungie.net: The Taken King: Sunbreaker
  14. ^ Polygon: Bungie outlines ambitions for Destiny's extensive character customization