Amanda Holliday

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Amanda Holliday
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"The shipwrights of the Tower repair and recommission the ships of the City's Guardians."
—In-game description

Amanda Holliday is a human shipwright found in the Tower's hangar. She repairs Guardians' personal spaceships, as well as sells new ships and Sparrows.


Journey to the City[edit]

Amanda was born on the road, once a refugee before coming to the City. Her people were scavengers, and her childhood was spent fixing up vechicles that helped her family survive.[1] Her mother carried a weapon named The Chaperone, a finely decorated double barreled shotgun that helped shepherd Amanda to the City. Her mother died on the road, and her shotgun was buried with her.[2] A young Amanda stood in the Tower with Commander Zavala, watching a ship flying in the sky with wonder.[3] Her love of flight, and a knack for working with Golden Age tech, allowed her to become the Tower's Shipwright when she grew up.[4]

Tower Shipwright[edit]

Amanda was responsible for outfitting Eris Morn's ship with stealth technology, at the behest of Cayde-6. When she asked Cayde the purpose of the flight for the log, and not believing his lies, he told her the truth about his plan to use in for an unsanctioned mission to board the Dreadnaught. Amanda chose to log it as a "test flight".[5] Later, Amanda worked with Tex Mechanica to recreate her mother's shotgun, the Chaperone, and award a copy of it to the winner of a Crucible contest.[2] She also helped bring the Sparrow Racing League to the mainstream, acting as host for the races, and assisting Guardians in obtaining Licenses.[6]

The Red War[edit]

Fall of the Last City[edit]

"Come on, big guy. Do something."
—Amanda, wishing for the Traveler to awaken

When the Red Legion invaded The Last City, Amanda aided The Guardian in reaching Dominus Ghaul's flagship, the Immortal, through picking them up from the Tower in a Hawk. As she dodged through the aerial battle above the city, destroying several Cabal ships along the way, Amanda looked at the Traveler as the Cabal attached a cage to it. Amanda quietly whispered a plea to the Traveler to help them before executing a risky maneuver to deposit the Guardian aboard the Immortal so they could disable it. She told the Guardian to contact her when they were ready for extraction, but Amanda soon lost contact with them as the Cabal's cage on the Traveler activated and stripped the Guardians of the Light.[7]

Retreat to Titan[edit]

Amanda evacuated Earth alongside Commander Zavala and many other Guardians. After the Guardian reaches Titan, Holliday provides logistics and technical support for several missions involving the repair of the massive derricks and the nearby arcology. While on Titan, Holliday's personality seems to undergo a slight change as she appears somewhat subdued and even reluctant to take part in missions. This may be due to shock at having lost the City, and having seen so many Lightless Guardians fall.

Retaking the City[edit]

Following the reformation of the Vanguard and their plan to strike at the Red Legion, Holliday provided The Guardian with aerial fire support and a tank so the Guardian could board a Cabal transport ship. During the final battle for the City, Amanda presumably fights alongside the Vanguard forces and upon Ghaul's defeat, resumes her duties in the new Vangaurd hangar, selling jumpships and Sparrows to all Guardians.

A New Golden Age[edit]

During the first Dawning after the liberation of the Last City, Amanda was scheduled to take part in the celebratory air show. However, it was canceled to foggy conditions making it unsafe to fly. Determined not to disappoint the people of the Last City, Amanda took the Cerulean Flash and flew over the city streets one-thousand feet below the recommended safe airspace, delighting the citizens. As she returned to the Tower, Amanda knew whatever reprimand she received would be worth it.[8]


  • Amanda Holliday is voiced by Courtenay Taylor.
  • Prior to patch 2.0.0, she appeared cross-eyed in her vendor menu.
  • Amanda's appearance changed following patch 2.0.0. Her face was updated with greater detail, and she received a new outfit and a mechanical right leg. Her personality changed from serious to jokey, matching well with Cayde-6 as seen in multiple conversations between the two.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard. Grimoire: Shipwright
  2. ^ a b Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny, The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard. Grimoire: The Chaperone
  3. ^ Destiny 2: Zavala Trailer
  4. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard. Grimoire: Shipwright
  5. ^ Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny, The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard. Cayde's Stash
  6. ^ Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny, The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard. Sparrow Racing League
  7. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Homecoming
  8. ^ Bungie (2017/12/5), Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Cerulean Flash