No Backup Plans are Exotic Titan Gauntlets introduced in Season of the Lost, and if you are a shotgun-loving Titan, then this is the exotic armor for you. Today I am going to look at No Backup Plans, look at how to get them, and then put together a Titan PVE build, so you can run in there up close and personal with a bunch of enemies and send them packing with a shotgun to the face.
First of all, let’s check out the No Backup Plans armor.
No Backup Plans are Exotic Titan Gauntlets and they come with the perk
Force Multiplier – When you have full melee energy, Shotgun final blows activate your Defensive Strike and consume your melee energy. Shotgun final blows also give you melee energy.
How to get No Backup Plans
No Backup Plans is one of the newer Exotic pieces of armor introduced in Season of the Lost. Previous to Beyond Light and these newer armor pieces being introduced, Exotic armor was acquired at random through Exotic engrams or campaign story content.
Now, there’s a way to target farm Exotic armor pieces through Legend and Master Lost Sectors. If you complete these activities solo, then there’s a chance at the Exotic armor to drop for you. Every day the Legend and Master Lost Sectors rotate, with two available each day across the planets and moons.
As well as the location for Legend and Master Lost Sectors rotating, the rewards rotate too with different armor pieces for the head, arms, chest, and legs. If you want to check the location and the rewards, then you can do so in-game by completing the Lost Sectors on the regular difficulty, and then check on the map. The Legend and Master Lost sectors are indicated as a blue shield icon. Another good way to check is a great tool called todayindestiny.com. This will quickly tell you what the location is, plus what the reward is.
To get No Backup Plans, you want to look out for the Exotic Arms Reward. Then if you complete the Legend or Master Lost Sector Solo, you’ll have a chance for that reward. If you don’t get it the first time, keep trying and you’ll get it after a few tries.
No Backup Plans Titan PVE build
This is a build for those who like to get up close and personal with their enemies. I’m going to be using a combination of subclass, weapons and mods to get you up and running, meaning you’re going to be able to get in the face of enemies and dispose of them quickly with a few shorts blasts of the shotgun.
Code of the Protector
- Defensive Strike – Defeat an enemy with this melee ability to create an overshield around you and nearby allies. Final blows grant melee energy when this overshield is active.
- Rallying Force – Melee kills restore health for you and nearby allies.
- Turn the Tide – Your overshield from Defensive Strike lasts longer and increases melee damage and reload speed.
- Ward of Dawn – When Super energy is full, create an indestructible dome to protect you and your allies. Passing through Ward of Dawn grants you and your allies a temporary increase to weapon damage.
The main perk we’re leaning into here is Defensive Strike. This works great with No Backup Plan and Force Multiplier, when you have full melee energy and get a shtogun final blow, then Defensive Strike is activated.
Fractethyst is a Legendary Kinetic Shotgun that deals Stasis damage plus it has a Precision Frame. You can get this one from the Astral Alignment activity. Also, I’ve got one with Trench Barrel, which works well for the melee nature of the build, as when I run in there and get a melee hit, and follow it up with shotgun blasts, that’s going to give me more damage for a short time, plus it’ll trigger Rallying Force if you get the melee kill.
Bottom Dollar (Energy)
Bottom Dollar is a void Energy 120 Hand Cannon. Void is important because I’m wanting to use the same energy type as my subclass to get the benefit of the elemental wells.
Tractor Cannon (Power)
Tractor Cannon is an Exotic Power Shotgun
Repulsor Force – This weapon emits a powerful impulse that pushes enemies away, suppresses their abilities, and makes them more vulnerable to all incoming damage.
The Scientific Method – Damaging an opponent temporarily increases speed and handling.
This is great in two ways. You are doubling up on the shotguns here in the power and kinetic slot, plus it’s a void weapon too. This is going to work great for Force Multiplier on No Backup plans, giving melee energy and activating defensive strike.
Elemental Armaments – Kills with weapons of the same energy type as your subclass spawn elemental wells.
Elemental Ordnance – Defeating a combatant with a grenade spawns an elemental well that matches your subclass energy type.
Font of Wisdom – Picking up an Elemental Well gives you a boost to intellect, meaning your super respawns faster.
Melee Wellmaker – Powered melee final blows spawn elemental wells matching your subclass element type.
The main point of the build is to get in there with a shotgun, take out enemies and hopefully your overshield will help you out with the close range combat. Given we have two shotguns here, this is going to help, and I forgot how hilarious it is to boop enemies off a cliff.
No Backup Plans aren’t going to change the way Titans play, not in the same way as Cuirass of the Falling Star did in the past. However, if you like playing as a Titan with a shotgun already, then these are the gauntlets for you. It does make PVE content a whole load of fun, running in there with a shotgun and picking off as many as possible, and given you have that overshield up all the time, you’re going to be killing a lot.
Let me know in the comments what you think of No Backup Plans, and share your builds with the community.
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