“He walked out into the demon light. But in the end he was brighter.” – Paean to Saint-14
The Helm of Saint 14 is a niche exotic specifically for the Titan Defender. It embodies all of what Saint-14 stood for, which was the first line of defence and of attack in the oncoming Darkness. The Helm is quite unique and adds a bit more defence capabilities to the Ward of Dawn with its exotic perk, Starless Night, which blinds all enemies who enter your Ward of Dawn. Now while your Ward may provide powerful buffs to your Guardian and your allies, it is still possible to be surrounded, swarmed and ultimately killed. However with the ability to blind all that oppose you, you can pick them off at your leisure. The blinding effect of the Helm of Saint-14 does not run out within a short time and in fact will stay active the entire time your enemies are present within the bubble. On top of this, the blinding effect reduces movement speed. This exotic is a worthy addition to any armour set of a Defender. In the Crucible, it can stop a charging Guardian dead in their tracks and allow you to eliminate them while you remain cozy and shielded inside your Ward of Dawn. In PVE it is even better as the adds essentially run straight into it without a care in the world making your life a little bit easier. However it should be noted that Ultra level enemies that enter part of your bubble while you are wearing the Helm do not become blinded, except for Omnigul.
The main aesthetic for this helmet is that of a Roman legionnaire or centurion, with the long plumed head piece that begins about half way down the top of the exotic and continues all the way to its base. It is large and feathered with some kind of material and most importantly it stands out both to enemies and to allies, that this Guardian is both a powerful offensive individual as well as a potential safe haven. On top of this, the bright purple/pink dividing line down the centre showcases the Helmet as technologically advanced and so worthy of being called an exotic.
How to Acquire it?
The Helm of Saint-14 can be gained from an exotic helmet engram or purchasing it from Xur if you are lucky enough for him to have it in his inventory.