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- "You Acolytes, lead your Thrall in battle. Take enough killing to feed your worm, and a little more to grow, and take the tithe of the Thrall you lead. Then tithe the remainder to the Knight or Wizard who commands you. Thus you pay tribute."
- — Oryx, the Taken King
- "Belief is a powerful weapon."
- — Grimoire description.
They utilize firearms and strategy to counter their enemy, coordinating with other Hive to destroy their targets. Unlike the lesser Thralls who act with little sense of self-preservation, Acolytes actively utilize cover to avoid incoming fire from enemies. If they survive long enough they become Wizards if female or Knights if Male.
Acolytes are basic enemies that are mostly seen behind cover. They occasionally pop out to fire off some shots at the player, forcing them to retreat. However, they lack in defenses, and as such can easily be killed by small arms fire. The best strategy would be to separate an Acolyte from their piece of cover and leave them exposed to incoming damage. This can be done by tossing a grenade in their general direction to flush them out, followed by shooting them with your primary weapon or rushing forward for a melee attack.
Acolytes gain the ability to summon and throw grenade-like incendiary explosives, and some act as snipers with the new Soulfire Rifle, but otherwise fight the same way.
- Acolyte of Balwûr
- Anointed Acolyte
- Ascendant Acolyte
- Bone Collector
- Blessed Acolyte
- Blistered Acolyte
- Chosen Acolyte
- Deathtongue Chorister
- Eyes of Crota
- Hallowed Acolyte
- Kamus Acolyte
- Lightbearer Acolyte - Acolyte risen by a Ghost
- Lunar Scavenger
- Mindbent Acolyte
- Namuš Acolyte
- Ravagers of Xivu Arath
- Revenant Acolyte - common Elite variant
- Servant of the Plague
- Spectral Herald
- The Anathema
- Unhallowed Acolyte
- Xûr's Edgekeeper
- Acolytes were originally called "Troopers." "Acolyte" was the de facto term by Destiny's alpha.
- Given the Hive's odd biology, it may be that all Acolytes are biologically sterile females, as common to most eusocial species.
An Acolyte of the Blood of Oryx with a Shredder
An Acolyte of the Spawn of Crota
An Acolyte of the Silent Brood
An Acolyte of Savathûn's Brood
An Acolyte of the Grasp of Nokris
An Acolyte of the Hidden Swarm in Destiny 2
An Acolyte of the Lucent Brood
List of appearances
- Destiny (First appearance)
- Destiny 2
- Bungie (2014-6-12) Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.
- Game Informer January 2014, page 55
- Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: The Moon