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Dracus is infamous for the deaths of countless lightless Guardians during the Red War and the elevation to a warlord in the wake of Ghaul's death and Caiatl's eventual ascension. He would be one of many aspiring champions to join Caiatl's War Council through the Rite of Proving.
Commander Dracus served as a Cabal Legionaire during the Red War under Dominus Ghaul and became known as a "butcher" for the numerous count of lightless Guardians he had executed at the behest of the War. In the ensuring aftermath after Ghaul's defeat, Dracus went onwards to create a name for himself and became known amongst the Red Legion's remnants as a warlord, achieving for himself the rank of Commander. Stationed on Nessus in the aftermath, Dracus hunted the small birds of Nessus along with his comrades for sustenance, taking enjoyment in the birds' challenge and satisfaction in being trapped.
When Caiatl's call radioed across the Sol System, Dracus was one of many to hear her call yet did not regard the Empress as his leader, instead maintaining an utter devotion to the now deceased Dominus even after death. Dracus expressed his disgust to the Legionary, who was unaware of old traditions of Rite of Proving. The female Legionary then offered a challenge to Dracus, to which he pondered for a moment the possible prospects in proving himself to Caiatl and shot the Legionary dead mockingly.
After initiating the Rites of Passage, Commander Dracus will enter the battlefield as large horn plays in the background to signify his emergence. Dracus is a large Legionary who is supported by waves of Cabal reinforcements. His primary method of attack is a heavily modified Cabal Slug Shotgun which fires Arc damage at an immense fire rate and range. He is also highly durable and capable of unleashing a ground attack called Quake if players get too close.
When his health is depleted by a third, Dracus will create an immunity shield and summon a Shieldbearer Centurion as his champion to shield him. Killing the Centurion will disable Dracus' immunity shield and allow players to damage him again.
At random intervals, often upon half his health depleted, Dracus will summon a portable shield that will act similarly to shields deployed by Injection Rigs. These shields cannot be shot into, but shot out from and can be disabled by repeated damage to the core. Repeated blows to Dracus' Shieldbearer Champions and damage to himself will end up killing him.
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