Cyclops

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Cyclops
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Statistics

Species:

Vex

Collectives:

Hezen Corrective
Hezen Protective
Sol Collective
Sol Divisive
Sol Imminent
Sol Primeval
Virgo Prohibition

Functions:

Observer
Artillery

Combat information

Weapon(s):

VoidS.png Cyclops Blast

Abilities:

Frontal Armor Plating
High Durability
Berserker Barrage

 

The Cyclops is a huge, stationary Vex unit with a powerful Void weapon. [1]

Overview

Cyclopes act as artillery units - installed to protect key points with devastating mortar fire, though some evidence suggested that the Cyclops was in fact an enormous sensor or beacon, and that its defensive capabilities were secondary. This was disproven during the Infinite Forest crisis with the instance of Dendron, Root Mind - an Axis Mind who appeared in the form of a Cyclops.[2]

Gameplay

A Cyclops fires large mortar rounds that deal very high damage Guardians in their blast radius, and are capable of tanking numerous attacks, making them a dangerous priority target when present. Shooting a Cyclops in the eye will deal critical damage. However when damaged there, a Cyclops will enter a confused state, firing Torch Hammer-like bolts wildly and without focus. This can result in friendly fire on the part of the Cyclops. A Cyclops' actual weak spot is behind its back, in a small diagonal protuberance containing its Radiolaria core. [3] Cyclopses are usually positioned in such a way as to overlook a large area, leaving little cover for their devastating bolts. Cyclopes in Destiny 2 gained armor plating surrounding their eye region, protecting them from damage unless struck there. They are otherwise unchanged.

Known Cyclopes

Sol Collective Cyclops

Sol Divisive Cyclops

Hezen Corrective Cyclops

Precursors Cyclops

Variants

Notable Variations
Common Variants
Common Variants

Trivia

  • Viewed from above or below, the base disk of a Cyclops strongly resembles a "peace" symbol.
  • Cyclopses are one of the only two Vex who have unique Radiolaria placements, located on its abdomen.
  • While none are seen in normal gameplay until Season of Dawn, a Precursor Cyclops was found out of bounds in the A Garden World Strike.

Gallery

List of appearances

References

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, Grimoire: Cyclops
  2. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, Grimoire: Cyclops
  3. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, Grimoire: Cyclops