Titanfall 2: Every Single Titan and What They Do
By Matt Espineli on
The Magnificent Titans
Titanfall 2 doubles the original game's Titan roster this time around, offering six new Titans with their own distinct abilities. To better acquaint you with the game's different Titans, we've gathered details about each of their loadouts, as well as their primary abilities and tactics. Click ahead to find out more about each Titan.
Ion is a reliable and well-rounded Titan best suited for beginners. Her abilities share one energy resource, meaning that every move she makes--except for her primary fire and Core ability--drain from a single cooldown; even her alternate aim-down-sights firing mode takes up energy. Ion is all about power management, so it's essential that you understand the perks of her abilities during a given situation. You never want to be caught doing anything that'll senselessly waste your energy; be methodical. For instance, avoid firing a fully charged laser shot while retreating; instead, save energy for her Vortex Shield or Mines. And once Ion's Laser Core is available, engage it on any coverless Titans.
Scorch is the Titan you want if you're looking to inflict copious amounts of area-of-effect damage. His ignitable Incendiary Traps can be used to set enemies aflame, but it's knowing when and where to ignite them that's tricky. Scorch's primary weapon has a slow rate-of-fire, so it's best to focus on using his Firewall ability to ignite his traps. It's all about timing with Scorch, as igniting his traps can be used methodically to deal with a variety of situations. If you can, do your best to save a trap when unleashing his Flame Core to inflict mass damage. And when it comes to countering a Pilot grapple towards you, Flame Shield is the perfect solution.
Northstar is the "Sniper Titan" that's equipped with a Plasma Railgun that can easily eliminate enemies from afar. Her VTOL Hover allows her to float in the air for a brief period of time, giving her the chance to fire shots from vantage points that no other Titan can. While Northstar packs an impressive degree of firepower from her primary weapon alone, she's completely lacking in defensive strength. Fortunately, she has a Tether Trap that can render enemies immobile for a few seconds, and a powerful Cluster Missile that she can deploy to aid in her retreat. Northstar is best used from a distance, but when her Flight Core is ready, everything you know about her playstyle goes out the window; Tether Trap your foe, and unleash this devastating attack from above.
Like Northstar, Ronin has weak defense, but what he lacks in armor he makes up for in mobility and offensive power. Ronin can dash around foes, confusing them as he closes in to use his most destructive weapon: an electric-charged broadsword. For maximum damage, all you needs to do is block incoming attacks with Ronin's blade and slice up his foes. In addition to his melee capabilities, Ronin also comes equipped with a Leadwall shotgun that can shred enemy HP, as well as an Arc Wave attack that can temporarily stun foes that attempt to get too close.
Tone defies the concept of enemy cover with a weapon arsenal that can surprise enemies with explosive attacks. Her Tracker Rockets ability fires a small barrage of homing missiles at a target, which when combined with her Sonar Lock ability, can curve around corners to hit enemies attempting to hide or escape. In addition, she comes equipped with a 40mm Tracker Cannon that can pick off foes from long distances. And with her Salvo Core, she can unleash an even larger wave of homing missiles at enemies. Be wary; her low defense means keeping your distance is vital, so make smart use of her Particle Wall shield whenever enemies get too close.
Legion is capable of laying down a copious amount of damage against opposing Titans, but only if you know how to manage the strengths and weaknesses of his long and short range firing modes. With his Predator Cannon, Legion can unleash a spray of bullets onto waves of enemies from a distance or widen its firing cone to better deal with enemies directly in front. Legion's firing modes also play into his other ability: the power shot. In short range mode, the attack knocks back enemies, while in long range mode it launches a powerful surge of energy. Legion's Smart Core only enhances his destructive capabilities by giving him the ability to auto-lock onto all targets with his Predator Cannon for brief period of time.