Before we begin anything, make sure you are on the Titan class.
The first and most important requirement is a Crown-Splitter sword, which is the Titan exclusive aggressive frame sword you can farm from Umbral engrams in S14.
The roll does not overly matter, but better perks will result in even higher damage. The obvious choices being Honed Edge or Jagged Edge for the blade, and Vorpal Weapon for the second perk column. The sword can not roll with a block other than Heavy Guard, and the first perk column does not add much to the sword’s capabilities.
Crown-Splitter has a unique heavy attack which when used, will slam the sword into the ground and cause explosive damage. Because of this, the seasonal artifact mod Energy Acceletant buffs its damage. This is probably not intended but does result in the sword being able to do massive spike damage, twice what the sword should be doing which in its own right is still a lot of damage,
making it comparable to Celestial Nighthawk.
This of course means that the second requirement is the seasonal artifact mod Energy Accelerant, which is the bottom right mod (final column, bottom row) that costs 2 energy and can only be socketed into a class item.
After unlocking the mod, go ahead and socket it into your glorious loincloth. This will make you unable to run Breach and Clear, so sadly you will miss out on the ability to apply a 30% debuff to bosses, but that is the trade that this setup requires.
There is an additional mod you can use to increase the damage and decrease the cooldown of this attack. Lucent Blade from S11 can be socketed into arc element armor to increase your sword damage by 35%, and increase the speed at which you recharge your sword energy when you socket it with another arc mod on the same armor piece. This is not required but is definitely worth trying if you have it.
That concludes the requirements part of this guide.
This is the easy part. Hop into an activity and find a boss you want to task manager out of the game. It can not kill every boss in 1 shot, especially when you get into higher-level activities like master Nightfalls, but it can deal massive amounts of damage nonetheless.
Make sure your sword energy is full, completely full. It should be lit up with the color of your subclass. If it is not fully charged, it will deal nowhere near as much damage as it is capable of.
Now, get in sword range, and simply use the heavy attack. You will raise your sword above your head, lunge towards the enemy, and slam into the ground at their feet. This does a lot of damage. Enough to straight-up nuke any minor and major, almost every ultra, and some bosses.
After the attack finishes, your sword energy will be completely drained. Remember, you only generate sword energy while holding your sword, so make sure you do not stow it if you plan on whipping it out to delete another enemy later. The Heavy Guard makes this sword charge slower than others, which is why Lucent Blade plus another arc mod is recommended. If the enemy is not dead, you can use some light attacks while you wait for your energy to recharge. It is a very slow sword, but by no means does that make it weak.
This is pretty much it. A very basic set up to deal insane amounts of damage. Again, this is most likely not intended as the description of Energy Accelerant says it causes Chain Reaction, Dragonfly, and Firefly to deal additional damage, but for some reason buffs most explosive damage. Either way, if you have played Gambit and wondered how the enemy deep-fried their boss seconds after it spawned, this is probably how. Go have fun while it lasts, because whether it gets nerfed or not, Energy Accelerant will disappear at the end of S14.
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I have to credit https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198108137054, a clanmate of mine, who brought this combo to my attention. I was aware of Energy Accelerant doing funky stuff to explosive weapons but I never thought to try it with Crown-Splitter.
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