Destiny 2 Best PvP Build Season 19 – What You Need to Make It

Arc Titan is on a rampage in Destiny 2 PvP and it's not going to stop anytime soon

A recent Tweet by stat tracker Trials Report revealed what’s hot in the meta after last week’s Trials of Osiris. The Destiny 2 best PvP build for that season 19 weekend had a shocking win rate of over 90% with at least 25 matches played.

According to this Destiny 2 report, Arc Titan was a dominant force in last week’s Trials of Osiris with a whopping 42% usage rate. Void Hunter came in at a distant second. What’s truly surprising, however, is the fact that Solar Titan is dead last on the list. (Don’t lose hope, Solar Titans mains! Your day will come.)

In this guide, we’ll tell you what you need to have in order to be the Arc Titan in PvP this season. This includes build details and what Exotic you should be running with. And as an added bonus, we’ll also go over the premiere Hunter PvP build for the season as well.

Destiny 2 Best PvP Build for Season of the Seraph

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In a shocking twist, Citan’s Ramparts beats every other Titan exotic save for Dunemarcher. And that’s evident with the number of shotgun-wielding, shoulder-charging Titans running around lately.


  • Towering Barricade
  • Catapult Lift
  • Seismic Strike
  • Storm Grenade


  • Touch of Thunder
  • Knockout


  • Spark of Shock
  • Spark of Magnitude
  • Spark of Feedback
  • Spark of Volts

Spark of Feedback and Spark of Volts aren’t necessary for this build but they do offer +10 to Resilience and Recovery respectively.

Armor Mods

The best PvP Arc Titan build for PvP currently uses Citan’s Ramparts as its Exotic. This little painful number allows you and your fireteam to shoot through allied Towering Barricades though it comes at the cost of reduced health and duration. The last condition shouldn’t be an issue since most engagements within Trials of Osiris are decisive and deadly. Only at the highest skill level will you find long-drawn games of survival.

This build also utilizes Bolstering Detonation which grants class ability energy when you cause damage with a grenade. And three guesses which grenade an Arc Titan prefers? The Storm Grenade.

Additionally, Radiant Light is also part of this build to give you a slight stat bump to Strength and since you and your team are practically shooting behind the same barricade, they’ll be Charged with Light at a moment’s notice. Another key armor mod for this build is the class item mod, Utility Kickstart. You’ll want to run two of these to get a chuck of class ability energy back when you put up a barricade.


Your goal with this build is to constantly pressure your opponents by putting down a shield one after another and choking the life out of them behind the safety of your defenses.

The only issue occurs when you go up against a team that uses the same tactics. When this happens, it usually boils down to who can melt the opponent’s shield faster.

If you want to be truly oppressive with this build, go for 100 Discipline and swap out Utility Kickstart with a couple of Bomber mods. But this will mean living behind your barricade. At least you’ll have the added benefit of your grenades covering your approach. Before you put down another Barricade.

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This build is pretty much unchanged from last season. For this build, Strength is the most important stat. Sorry, I know Mobility is king but that’s what the build demands.


  • Gambler’s Dodge
  • Strafe Jump
  • Snare Bomb
  • Axion Bolt


  • Trapper’s Ambush
  • Vanishing Step


  • Echo of Provision
  • Echo of Remnants
  • Echo of Persistence

Armor Mods

As a Hunter, you’ll be using Khepri’s Sting to your advantage as Truesight reveals the locations of your enemies. You’ll want this to be Stasis so you can take advantage of the Melee Kickstart armor mod which gives you melee energy when you use your charged melee aka the smoke bomb. This build also greatly benefits from the use of the Trapper’s Ambush aspect.

You’ll also want to throw on Powerful Friends and Radiant Light for that stat boost for Mobility and Strength.

For your class item, you need to have Outreach on both slots to get your melee back faster when you use your dodge.


Your job on the team is to be all over the place. If you aren’t smoking the place and your allies, you’ll be using your Truesight to see through walls and mark the positions of the enemy team.

You’ll want to play on the safe side because most teams will be sticking together behind Barricades. You’ll want to play the angles and hope that they don’t rush you or your other teammates.

As long as you have your smoke bomb in hand and a slam in your pocket, you should be able to put up a fight.

And that’s it for short this short Destiny 2 guide on what’s meta in Trials of Osiris. Happy hunting, Guardians.

Check out our other Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph guides:

Also, check out this video from YouTuber Aztecross where he talks about the return of now top 5 Destiny 2 Trials weapon of choice, Dead Man’s Tale.


And this very recently uploaded video shows you what’s it like in Trials of Osiris right now.