Titan (class)

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This article is about the Guardian class. For the moon of Saturn, see Titan (moon).

Focal world(s):

Solar System

Average height:


Average weight:



Constructors of the City Wall.

Average lifespan:


Notable groups:

The Sunbreakers

Notable individuals:

Lord Shaxx
Wei Ning
Lord Saladin
Lady Jolder
Kabr, the Legionless
Rezyl Azzir


"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

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


"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 Light 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[edit]

"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


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]


  • Striker: "At close quarters a fist is better than any gun." An ArcS.png Arc combat class with a heavy emphasis on armor, close range damage and crowd control.
    • Super:
      • Fist of Havoc: One of the powers of the Titans is an Arc Light area-of-effect ground punch.[8]
      • Thundercrash: Launch yourself and damage targets upon impact to a surface
    • Grenades: Flashbang Grenade, Pulse Grenade and Lightning Grenade, Storm Grenade, Skip Grenade, Flux Grenade, Arcbolt Grenade
    • Melee:
      • Storm Fist: A powerful melee attack which utilizes arc light to annihilate enemies.
      • Thunderclap: Send out a charged attack that damages targets upon release
      • Seismic Strike: After sprinting, damage targets in front of you
      • Ballistic Slam: While airborne, send a wave of Arc energy crashing down on nearby targets,
    • Jump: Lift
  • Defender: "The wall against which the Darkness breaks." A VoidS.png Void defensive class used for both shielding and strengthening offense. Unlocked at level 15[9].
    • Super:
      • Ward 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 SolarS.png Solar artillery class focused on strong offense, recovery, and ability buffs. Available in The Taken King.[13]
    • Super:
      • Hammer of Sol: Summon a flaming hammer and wreak destruction down upon your enemies, whether up close and personal or at a distance.
      • Burning Maul: Summon a flaming cudgel to smdamage nearby targets and slam it to scorch them.
    • Grenades: Thermite Grenade, Fusion Grenade, Incendiary Grenade, Firebolt Grenade, Tripmine Grenade, Healing Grenade, Swarm Grenade, Fusion Grenade.
    • Melee:
      • Sunstrike: Ignite your enemies with a heavy solar strike.
      • Hammer Strike: After sprinting, damage your targets with a hammer.
      • Throwing Hammer: Throw your hammer, which can be picked up to regain melee energy.
    • Jump: Lift
  • Sentinel: "Valiant heart, unwavering resolve." A VoidS.png Void class that can be focused for offense or defense.
    • Super:
      • Sentinel Shield: Summon a glowing shield and use it to destroy your enemies however you choose.
      • Ward of Dawn: Conjure a Void bubble that supports nearby allies.
      • Twilight Arsenal: Hurl a trio of Void axes that pull in nearby targets and use them as a melee weapon.
    • Grenades: Magnetic Grenade, Voidwall Grenade, Suppressor Grenade, Axion Bolt, Scatter Grenade, Void Spike, Vortex Grenade
    • Melee:
      • Void Fist: Disintegrate enemies with a Void-charged punch.
      • Shield Throw: Hurl your Void shield at a target.
      • Shield Bash: After sprint, charge at target with a bash and suppress them.
    • Jump: Lift
  • Behemoth: "Particle or planet, it all shatters with enough force." A StasisS.png Stasis subclass made available with the release of Beyond Light.
    • Super
      • Glacial Quake: Summon a Stasis Gauntlet to shatter enemies and slam the ground to send fourth walls of ice.
    • Grenades: Glacier Grenade, Duskfield Grenade, Coldsnap Grenade.
    • Melee:
      • Shiver Strike: Hold input to leap through the air. Releasing unleashes a powerful dash attack that knocks targets back, slowing and damaging them.
    • Jump: Lift
  • Berserker: "The flash of a drawn blade in their eyes, the flash of fury in yours." A StrandS.png Strand subclass made available with the release of Lightfall.
    • Super:
      • Bladefury: Create claws out of Strand to suspend and tear at opponents.
    • Grenades: Grapple, Threadling Grenade, Shackle Grenade.
    • Melee:
      • Frenzied Blade: Unleash claws that severs targets. Can be used up to 3 times.
    • Jump: Lift

Titan orders[edit]

Known Titans[edit]


Name Order/faction/Group Rank Status Character information
ZavalaGhost.png Zavala Vanguard Vanguard Commander and Titan Vanguard representative Alive Former Student of Lord Saladin Forge
SloaneInfobox.jpg Sloane Vanguard Deputy-Commander Alive Deputy Commander assigned to oversee Vanguard interests on Titan.
  • Left stranded on Titan after it was taken by the Pyramids
  • Bonded to Ahsa and partially Taken
Higher Resolution, 5:7 image ratio Lord Saladin Forge Iron Lords Iron Banner Handler Alive Former Iron Lord who survived SIVA
ShaxxInfobox.jpg Lord Shaxx Crucible Crucible Handler Alive Veteran of Twilight Gap and overseer of the Crucible arena.
  • Lord Shaxx aides The Guardian in PvP combat.
  • Is a master swordsmith.
OrinInfobox.jpg Orin The Nine Emissary Alive Former member of the Pilgrim Guard and Firebreak Order.
  • Friend of Mara Sov.
  • She was transformed by the Nine into their Emissary.
Saint 14 season of dawn.jpg Saint-14 Vanguard Overseer of The Trials of Osiris Alive A legendary Guardian who was beloved by nearly everyone he met.
Ouros (voice only) The Sunbreakers Last Empyreal Magistrate of The Sunbreakers Deceased Killed by the Red Legion alongside the rest of the Sunbreakers.


Name Order/faction/Group Rank Status Character information
Amrit Vo
Anokai Tai Vanguard Guardian Deceased Killed during the Red War.
Aodh The Sunbreakers Second Empyreal Magistrate of The Sunbreakers Deceased
Bretomart Iron Wolves Member Deceased Student to Lady Jolder.
Bjorna-3 Vanguard Guardian N/A
Callieach Vanguard Guardian Alive
Callisto Yin Firebreak Order Member Alive Saved the Flame Victorious from the Last City when the Red Legion attacked.
Citan Warlord Deceased Ruler of 32nd Sector of Old Russia during the Dark Age.
Cogburn Vanguard Guardian Alive
Daimos-22 Vanguard Guardian Deceased
Elriq Firebreak Order Member N/A
Emonda Swale First Pillar Order Member Deceased Died in battle in the Cosmodrome.
Enoch Bast Vanguard Guardian Alive
Esta Tel Vanguard Guardian N/A
Finnala Iron Wolves Member Deceased
Gimble-4 Vanguard Guardian Deceased A Titan who perished on the Moon after being corrupted by the Hive.
Gunnvor, the Dawncaller First Pillar Order Member Deceased Died in battle in the Ocean of Storms at the hands of Crota, Son of Oryx during The Great Disaster.
Holborn Holborn's Host The commander of Holborn's Host Alive Leader of an expedition searching for Warminds on Mars.
Jagi Jagi's Host Leader of the fireteam Jagi's Host Disappeared Disappeared south of the Cosmodrome.
Lady Jolder Iron Lords Member Deceased An Iron Lord and close friend to Lord Saladin.
  • Jolder made the sacrifice to seal SIVA away, preventing it from going out of control.
Joxer Vanguard Guardian Deceased A Titan veteran of the Great Ahamkara Hunt and a former frequent competitor in Gambit. Died attempting to follow The Witness through the portal on the Traveler, and he and his Ghost were both partially liquified from the shock of returning to normal reality after being ejected from the portal.
Kabr, the Legionless Kabr's fireteam Leader of the Kabr's fireteam Deceased 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.
Karl Seven Stars - N/A
Kei-Ying First Pillar Order Member Deceased Died during the Battle of the Twilight Gap.
Liu Feng The Sunbreakers Member Deceased Forged the Sunbracers and Sunshot.
Luke Romagne First Pillar Order Member Deceased Died in battle in the EDZ.
Lyria Graemer Vanguard Guardian Deceased Killed during the Red War.
Mav Vanguard Guardian N/A
Maeve Vanguard Guardian Deceased Died by the hands of Navôta in the Cosmodrome during a failed strike to eliminate the Hive Wizard.
Meliorea Vanguard Guardian Alive Fireteam leader
Lord Radegast Iron Lords Founder and leader of the Iron Lords Deceased
Omnibull Vanguard Guardian N/A
Pershing Vanguard Guardian Deceased
  • Member of a fireteam that included Wilhelm-7 and Agadir.
  • Murdered by Agadir.
Redrix-3 Vanguard Guardian Alive Crucible champion
Reed-7 Vanguard Guardian Deceased
Rezyl Azzir Vanguard (formerly) Deceased One of the very first Guardians revered for stabilizing the City; went missing but was later revealed to be the dreaded villain, Dredgen Yor.
  • Owned the Hand Cannon Rose.
Sadhij Khuruf Vanguard Guardian Alive
Siegfried Praxic Order Guardian Alive First Titan to join the Praxic Order.
Tanishe Vanguard Guardian Alive
Security Titan Vanguard Guardian Alive
Theus-7 Vanguard Guardian Deceased Killed during the fall of the Last City.
Lord Silimar Iron Lords Member Deceased An Iron Lord who specialized in building defenses.
Thalor Crucible Champion Deceased A Titan whom reigned undefeated in the Crucible before being murdered by Dredgen Yor.
Tormod Iron Wolves Member Deceased
Tubach Holborn's Host Second in command of the Holborn's Host Alive
Vell Tarlowe First Crota Fireteam Member Deceased The First Crota Fireteam attempted to assassinate Crota, Son of Oryx. He was Killed by the Thrall spawn of Alak-Hul, the Darkblade.
Wei Ning Vanguard Guardian Deceased 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.
Yardarm-4 Kentarch 3 Member Deceased A Titan member of the Kentarch 3 Fireteam.
  • Fell to the Darkness and destroyed his Ghost.
  • Killed by fellow Kentarch 3 member Lisbon-13.


  • 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 four Titan Orders which stood during Six Fronts.


List of appearances[edit]