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Prismatic Melee Titan Build

Last Updated: July 5th 2024

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The Final Shape

Prismatic Melee Titan is already a breath of fresh air for many "punch first, ask questions later" mains out there. It not only takes the best parts of Arc Titan, but also adds in many of the benefits we get from the Prismatic fragments as well. Bungie gave abilities like Thunderclap some big buffs before The Final Shape so we put them to the test with this new setup.

Let's start by talking about the exotic helmet we use for this build, An Insurmountable Skullfort. This is a perfect option for someone looking to smack things and keep health up all the time. Its perk refills your melee charge whenever you get a final blow plus it instantly starts health regeneration. I've been a big fan of this for a while for its utility, but it hasn't been exactly meta since it doesn't produce more melee damage. Now with Prismatic, the player has access to more fragments that boost your light ability damage with certain darkness debuffs.

Pros
  • Great Ad Clear
  • Consistent Debuffs on Targets
  • High Recharge and Uptime for Transcendence
Cons
  • Poor Boss Damage
  • Sometimes Bad In Team Settings

Gameplay Loop

For this build, you mainly want to put yourself in the thick of it at all times. Charging up your Thunderclap now provides you with a more significant damage reduction so you can get max damage from it. Add in the fact when you get a final blow with Thundercalp you instantly get it back plus regenerate lost health. Now I also recommend taking advantage of Tractor Cannon for its debuff ability. This way you can ensure that any enemy in your way is going down with one punch.

It can't be stated enough you should always take advantage of darkness debuffs that help benefit all around you, even damage as well. When using Facet of Courage you get a nice boost to your Thunderclap damage. This means hitting targets with that Shackle Grenade or Diamond Lance not only take targets out of the fight but also mean they take more overall damage.

Ability Breakdown

Super

  • Twilight Arsenal
    • This is the new Void super for Titan and wow is it good. Not only does it do a massive amount of damage per axe throw, but you also Weaken targets on each hit. That means the 2nd and 3rd throw results in more damage. A big reason we choose this is so we can gain a Void Overshield because of our fragment Facet of Purpose. Not only gets you instant health regen from both Skullfort and Knockout but you get a nice Void Overshield as well.

Abilities

  • Thruster - Big fan of this since we can just bounce around to targets even faster.
  • Strafe Lift - Jump of your choice!
  • Thunderclap - High damage plus damage reduction means this is a top choice for those one punch fans.
  • Shackle Grenade - This is an easy way to take enemies out of the fight while also applying a darkness debuff to them.

Aspects

  • Knockout - Perfect for melee focused builds since it not only increases damage and melee range, but also instant health regeneration while Amplified
  • Diamond Lance - Being able to throw these Stasis lances around to freeze and shatter targets is an absolute blast.

Remember if you lose your Thunderclap regular melee hits while Amplified provides extra melee energy.

Fragments

  • Facet of Devotion - This is an easy way to gain light Transcendence energy since most enemies we take down have a darkness debuff.
  • Facet of Protection - Big fan of this for the easy damage reduction in combination with Galvanic Armor.
  • Facet of Courage - You consistently have a light buff on you with Amplified or Void Overshield. This means anytime you take on a darkness debuffed target you do more damage. Very cool right?
  • Facet of Purpose - You constantly are making orbs with your melee so this provides that nice Overshield for you.
  • Facet of Sacrifice- Again you always have those nice light buffs on you so this adds extra darkness energy to your Transcendence bar.

Gearing

Required Gear and Weapons

An Insurmountable Skullfort

How to acquire:

  • Purchase from Xur (his loot rotates weekly).
  • Decrypting exotic engrams at Rahool (it's a random exotic drop, but prioritizes exotics you currently do not have, known as the knockout system).
  • Farm Exotic helmet Armor engrams on their respective day.
  • This is a base game exotic item.
  • Available as drop from Vex Strike Force.

Stat Priorities

  • Resilience > Discipline > Recovery.
  • Resilience is the amount of damage you can take before dying, as well as your shield capacity.
  • Discipline is what reduces your grenade cooldown.
  • Recovery is how long it takes for your health to regenerate after you take damage.

Learn more about the Stats available to you in Destiny 2 with our dedicated guide.

Armor Mods

  • Helmet
    • Special Ammo Finder - You are going to run out of special ammo before heavy so this is a good choice.
    • Hands-On x2 - Easy way to instantly juice up your super when defeating targets with your melee.
  • Gauntlets
    • Heavy Handed x3 - Because of the cooldown on this mod having 3 means you have a 1 second cooldown to constantly generate orbs of power.
  • Chest
    • Resist mods, your choice - Choose for the activity you are going into!
      • Recommend Arc, Solar, and Melee resistance mods for general combat.
  • Leg
    • Invigoration - Easy way to get melee charges back when losing them.
    • Recuperation - Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Power.
    • Absolution- The same idea as Invigoration just adding more cooldown reduction to your other abilities as well.
  • Bond
    • Reaper - Use class ability, then get a kill with a weapon to spawn an orb of power.
    • Outreach - You should use your Thruster often around targets so this provides easy energy for that.
    • Powerful Attraction - Easy way to snag all those orbs around you.

Artifact Mods

For the artifact this Act we have a couple of things that really help the flow of this build.

Most of the mods you need are from the 4th column. Void Hegemony is very nice since whenever you defeat a target with your Twilight Arsenal you gain a Void Overshield. Easy way to get that light buff.

Next Radiant Orbs provides another nice buff to us so our fragments keep working as intended.

The biggest is Galvanic Armor since it provides great damage reductions alongside our fragment Facet of Protection.

Recommend Weapons

  • Kinetic Weapon: The Call - We chose this since it's currently quite meta plus it is a Strand weapon meaning it helps feed our darkness transcendence bar.
  • Energy Weapon: IKELOS_SG_v1.0.3 - Having a shotgun with One-Two Punch is always a good choice especially when you run out of charged melee energy.
  • Power Weapon: Tractor Cannon - One of the best weapons for any melee focused build. Easy debuff to targets plus it adds a Suppression debuff to them as well.

Variants

The only real variant that we see with this build is using the Monte Carlo to get your melee charge back faster. Other than that it works perfectly as is.

Video

Checkout this video going over this Prismatic Melee Titan Build and how to best utilize this setup!

Summary

This Prismatic Melee Titan setup might not out damage current Prismatic Hunter builds, but it for sure keeps you alive in a nasty fight. Having access to high melee damage abilities plus instant health is nice for anyone looking to solo content.

Credits

Written by: Byrdman

Reviewed by: Chadly99

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