Titan Exotic Helm Review

Published on: Dec 31, 2014 @ 10:53

Now that we’ve reviewed all of the Exotic weapons that are currently accessible in Destiny, we’re going to focus on Exotic armor.

The Exotic armor reviews will focus on class builds to maximize their use. For more subclass guides, click here.

This article will cover each of Destiny’s Exotic Titan helmets.

Each of these Exotic helmets can be acquired via Xûr or randomly in PvP/PvE.

An Insurmountable Skullfort (Striker)an insurmountable skullfort

  • Discipline
  • Infusion – Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Light.
  • Impact Induction – Causing damage with a melee reduces your grenade cooldown.
  • Improved Transfusion – Kills with Storm Fist immediately trigger health regeneration. You also respawn with full Melee energy.

Review

An Insurmountable Skullfort’s unique ability is awesome for Striker Titans that love to punch things (and who doesn’t love to punch?). Coupling this helm with Storm Fist’s Overload or Amplify can help out even more for a reliable and consistent stream of health regeneration.

An Insurmountable Skullfort has Discipline and Impact Induction, which will replenish grenade energy just when you damage an enemy with a melee, so that obviously works well together; you’ll be able to use your grenades and melee a lot.

Infusion of course is just very situational, and is nice when it happens, but not something you can rely on. Fortunately the other two perks really mesh well together, and Infusion is just an added bonus.

Ultimately this helmet will serve you well in both PvE and PvP.

As for cosmetics, it’s got a hypnotic holographic effect as the circular lights ripple outward, one of the coolest looking helmets.

Score

PvE: 7.5/10

PvP: 7.7/10

Helm of Inmost Light (Striker)helm of inmost light exotic

  • Strength
  • Rain Blows – Increases melee attack speed.
  • Invigoration – Reduces melee cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.
  • Recklessness – Provides Death from Above and Headstrong for Fist of Havoc.

Review

Helm of Inmost Light is probably the best Striker Titan Exotic helmet. Its unique perk will grant you the Death from Above and Headstrong talents for Fist of Havoc, allowing you to customize your talent loadout even more, and making your Super that much more powerful.

With this helm, you can spec for Transfusion since you’re not getting any health benefits directly from Helm of Inmost Light‘s perks.

The other perks and stats are really built around your melee ability. Picking up an Orb will decrease your melee cooldown, and you also attack faster with melee abilities. The helm also gives you Strength, further reducing the cooldown time of your melee ability.

Invigoration, while arguably better than Infusion, is still situational. However, everything else on the Helm of Inmost Light is enough to warrant any Striker wearing this helm into battle.

The cosmetic effects and perks make this an appealing choice for a Striker. Coming with the House of Wolves, Eternal Warrior has similar perks, but doesn’t appear to be as good.

Score

PvE: 7.9/10

PvP: 8.7/10

Helm of Saint-14 (Defender)Helm_of_Saint-14 exotic

  • Intellect
  • Rain Blows – Increases melee attack speed.
  • Inverse Shadow – Increased Super energy gained from killing minions of the Darkness.
  • Starless Night – Your Ward of Dawn blinds enemies who enter it.

Review

Helm of Saint-14 is what a PvE Defender Titan’s dreams about.

Starless Night will blind any enemy (aside from bosses) that enter the Ward of Dawn bubble. Being able to blind enemies is incredibly useful in PvE and even PvP, and adds a new depth to the Ward of Dawn.

When enemies enter the Ward of Dawn, they’ll be unable to consciously react. Being overwhelmed by any number of enemies is nothing this helmet can’t handle; it’s a great way to get easy punches on powerful enemies which you wouldn’t normally engage up close.

The bubble can now be used in a more aggressive manner, completely blocking off choke points.

helm of saint-14 cat

This helm will also increase your Intellect. This is a huge help, since Inverse Shadow will help with that too in PvE, your bubble can more often become a part of your strategy.

As with the Helm of Inmost Light, the increase to melee attack speed will allow you to melee faster, allowing you to defend your bubble fortress better.

With bolts, a crest and big metal plates, Helm of Saint-14 looks like a futuristic knight, and the luminous purple glow is also a very nice touch.

Score

PvE: 9/10

PvP: 7.5/10

The Glasshouse (Defender)the glasshouse exotic helm

  • Intellect
  • Rain Blows – Increases melee attack speed.
  • Quintessence Transfer – Replenish Super energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade.
  • Bathed in Light – Blessing of Light and Weapons of Light last longer.

Review

The Glasshouse is designed for Defender Titans who are adamant about increasing the effectiveness of Blessing and Weapons of Light. Bathed in Light will extend the duration of either of those talents by 5 seconds, allowing it to stay active for a total of 15 seconds.

Blessing of Light grants you and any allies who pass through the shield a bonus shield that stacks on top of your existing health. This shield normally has 65 health (boosted to 95 with the Illumination talent). If the shield is damaged or destroyed, you can simply step back into your Ward to regenerate it. It’s helpful in situations where you need some extra muscle to break an enemy position.

Weapons of Light is a powerful damage bonus, granting you and any friendly Guardians who pass through it a 25% damage bonus (35% with the Illumination talent). Weapons of Light gives Ward of Dawn some offensive bite and can result in more sustained damage being dealt over the lifespan of Ward of Dawn.

Blessing/Weapons of Light are obviously best used when your teammates can take advantage of it too.

Similar to the Helm of Saint-14, this helm also has Rain Blows, an excellent perk for both PvP and PvE.

This helm will give you Intellect, which meshes well with Quintessence Transfer, increasing your Super recharge speed when you land grenade kills.

Both the Helm of Saint-14 and The Glasshouse are worthy Exotics, but The Glasshouse is better used in situations where your team will benefit from Bathed in Light, while if you’re going to be overwhelmed like in Crota’s End, the Helm of Saint-14 might be a better choice.

Score

PvE: 7.7/10

PvP: 7/10

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  • William D.

    since my titan is my highest level character, this helm review is great! I have the Helm of Saint 14 but I need to get INmost LIght, especially after reading this review!

    • Christian

      Glad you enjoyed it. I must say I am feeling exactly the same way. Haha. I need that Helm of Saint-14. It was the first exotic I ever saw, and I loved it from the first moment I saw it. Inmost light is a great helmet, it’s no wonder its a fan favourite.

      • imac1119

        I have all helmets except for glasshouse. I always roll with helm of saint.

  • BAMozzy69 .

    For me there are only 2 choices of Helm depending on which subclass I am playing. If Striker – Helm of Inmost Light, If Defender – The Glasshouse – especially as I really only use this subclass when playing with others.
    Aesthetically Insurmountable Skullfort could well be the best looking Helm of any class (still think the Hunter’s Helms are the worst) but its perks are not that great comparatively. I really don’t like the look of the Saint-14 and find its perks much more situational. I much prefer to have a ‘bubble’ behind me than in front anyway as you cannot shoot through them. Even pre-expansion I would rather wear subclass neutral Exotics (Armamentarium most often) than Saint 14

  • rico brown

    I am a titan and I have 3 of the 4 helms except insurmountable fort and I must say that saint 14 is by far the most useful for pve and helm of inner most light for pvp. I switch depending on the situation and ideally you can have all 4 to pick.

  • Thiago123

    I have Helm of Saint-14, but I only really use it when I need a boost to intellect and Super meter gain from kills (e.g., if I’m doing the 20 supers bounty).
    The real problem with all of the Titan helmets is that as far as exotic armor versatility, the Armamentarium always wins for me. So…the helmets end up staying in my inventory when I’m doing anything that matters.

  • Joe Brown

    Far too generous to Helm of Inmost light. It’s definitely not that useful. In fact I find it more annoying than anything, there’s so much you can’t do because of the Death from Above and so many times it can screw up your Fist of Havok.

  • shingouki1979

    The skullfort also replenishes health when you pick up orbs.Invaluable for Crota Hard mode.