Drop Pod

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Drop Pod
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Cabal Soldiers



Cabal Troop Carrier


Red Legion
Shadow Legion
Imperial Cabal


Drop Pods[1] are a single-use troop transporter that is used by the Cabal of the Red Legion,[2] as well as the Shadow Legion invading Earth and Neptune, and the Imperial Cabal.


Drop pods are troop transports deployed from various Cabal warships. Apart from making a hard landing, these pods can smash Guardians to death if they happen to be in their way. They disintegrate upon striking their target, releasing the Cabal soldiers within. It possesses magnetic shielding suitable for protecting against Arc energy.[3]

Drop pods are launched through an electrified rail system. The drop pod launcher upon Ghaul's command ship The Immortal is the only place where Amanda Holliday is able to drop The Guardian off in the Story Mission Homecoming. This is because The Immortal's shields do not protect the area of the ship where drop pods are deployed.



  • An early design of the drop pod can be seen in concept art for The Immortal. Known as the Ripper Troop Pod, it was oblong with two rows of "teeth" along a central seam. The pod would split in half along its seam on landing, unlike the final version.

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2019/6/4), Destiny 2: Season of Opulence, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description: Drop Pod Shell
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaAgKqTOCY4
  3. ^ Bungie (2020/11/20), Weblore: Immolant Pt. 2