Darkblade

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Darkblade
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Biographical Information

Species:

Hive

Type:

Knight

Sect:

Hidden Swarm
Blood of Oryx
Savathûn's Hive

Gender:

Male

Purpose:

Heavy Melee Unit
Defense Infantry

Mission:

The Sunless Cell
Shattered Throne
In the Deep

Combat information

Weapon(s):

Axe

Abilities:

Melee
Summon Hive
Temporary Vanish
Teleportation
Rapid Movement
High Durability

 

Darkblades are a formidable variants of the Hive Knights.

Overview[edit]

Darkblades were first introduced in Destiny in the form of Alak-Hul, the Darkblade, a unique Strike boss fought at the end of The Sunless Cell. Weaker versions of Alak-Hul were carried over into Destiny 2 as mini-bosses, such as the Abyssal Champion. They are visually identical to Alak-Hul, except for a glowing line on their helmets similar to those of Destiny 2's Knights, and mechanically similar.

Gameplay[edit]

Darkblades will advance slowly towards the player and attempt to crush them with their axes. Like Alak-Hul, their helmets will break off when they take enough damage, causing them to become enraged and begin rushing at the player in a straight line. While they are easy to outmaneuver, one must be mindful of their surroundings to avoid being cornered while doing so.

Some Darkblades have access to a teleportation ability where they will dissipate into the air and reappear a few moments later, often behind and/or within striking distance of the player. One should stay on the move and watch out for the reappearance to keep their guard up.

Known Darkblades[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike most Hive Knight bosses, Darkblades are shown to have the same sounds as a Taken boss would have.

List of Appearances[edit]