(Also works for Firebat, ARES, and Infestor)
Based on most common gameplay experience, things can obviously change
Key: Early XP and Gold
Early Wood Bases
Most Popular Bases
The Archon is like a weak child in the beginning, seeing as how scan is a must have, start by sweeping the RED zones to grab a quick 15G, if nothing is found branch out to the more common wood base areas
BACKTRACKING WHERE YOU JUST WERE is a huge fail. Efficient killers get the job done as they say. In this picture, follow the blue path searching a common area, rather than backtrack your same path to the gold. Golding builders last saw you exit there so are most likely to wall that area first. By taking the new path back, you have a possible wood base to hit in the Blue Circle also 2 random nuke spots that may possibly contain MULEs, plus a common feed spot containing some walls.
If its a total failure theres always the possiblity of a cloak and rage from the new enterance, don't "expect" it... But it happens a lot
Yes, you may want to scan the pesky DT to stop him from bothering you, but priority has to be thought out. Do I think that DT will amount to much? And if I scan a wood base that might give me 500xp, do I want to risk chasing that DT for something that will payoff much more?
Even most "Pro" titans I see don't do this. Don't be afraid to blind nuke random popular cliffs, I've already had games of getting 2k extra XP just from cliff nukes that I had no idea contained MULEs. As long as the focal point of the nuke is at ground level, everything in the circle will be hit:
A Sneaky Beast
If you find a wood base don't just rush into it, think of the closest possible location you can get to their workers without being noticed for maximum food. Sometimes if they're busy running/golding you hit the jackpot and they don't even realize they've been nuked
The Established Titan
(Usually Level 8-10 Area)
So a base is established you can't yet break. Before nuking their worker line maintain the sneakiness. Side scan to find out if a careless builder is in nuke range. Immo mini + your nuke might just take 1 right there. Small Changelings are another common one
Look at the basers supports. Is there a Specre or Baneling?
Make sure you nuke is not on CD and attack the front door while scan is active. A lot of Banelings will drop eggs right on top of you. Simply nuke the eggs right when they drop and keep going like nothing happened. Lots of free gold.
Just because you're the titan doesn't make you unstoppable force, if you think you're losing to a well supported base, figure out who your aggressive feeders or chasers are and nudge them to send units. And always keep an exit strategy
Some of my own personal strategies are narrowing down the possibilities. If you are currently in the bottom left, scan the bottom right. If the feed you see there is nothing worth stopping at this point (random walls, ovies, a forge etc) leave it for now and find what matters. If the wood bases are in the top left and you waste all the time for a Forge, you'll have to travel twice the distance to hit what is of real value.