- "These relentless thieves seem driven by desperation and rage. They are crafty, but they usually give up their cover with their clattering and hissing. Most seem outfitted with some kind of shock dagger and pistol, and as far as we can gather, they seem to only have two arms, while other Fallen have four."
- — Bungie.net description.
- "Don't underestimate a cutthroat, or you'll get your throat cut."
- — Grimoire description.
Less disciplined than Vandals or Captains, they often give away their position with their chattering. They are typically armed with a Shock Dagger or two, Shock Pistol and Shock Grenade. They are rarely armed with a Shrapnel Launcher.
Because of their low rank, Dregs have two arms, whereas other higher ranks of Fallen have four. This is because they have had the other set cut off as part of a ritual of humiliation and obedience. Dregs seek to prove their worth through selfless aggression. Only a few will survive to gain promotion and regrow their limbs. Their suicidal bravery is fueled by ambition and shame. They are also kept motivated by the myth of the "star-catcher", a fictional Dreg who rose to claim ten thousand stars with ten thousand arms.
It's not unheard of for higher-ranking Fallen to be demoted to Dregs if they have failed their superiors in some way, if they are not killed outright.
- Archon Servant—Major
- Dreg Lead Scout
- Enhanced Dreg
- Feral Dreg
- Perfected Dreg
- Pike Dreg—Pike Mounted Dregs
- Reaver Dreg—Major
- Splicer Dreg
- Wolf Scavenger—House of Wolves Dreg
- Pike Gang Prospect
- Resilient Dreg
- Axis Dreg (Simulated)
- Daemon (Simulated)
- Like other Fallen, the heads of Dregs can still be shot off, releasing Ether.
- House of Dusk Dregs do not possess docking caps on their arms.
- Baring Fallen Walkers and Shanks, Dregs are the only enemy type to not have a Taken version.
- In the Fallen language, Dregs are known as drekhs.
- Because of this, the name, Dreg, must be a Human mispronunciation.
- An infamous Dreg known by the community as "Greg the Dreg" is a glitched Dreg appearing in the original Destiny. It stands in the ranks of Rahndel the Vandal and Hank the Shank.
Exiled Dregs crawl out from a Fallen Skiff.
A House of Devils Dreg.
A House of Kings Dreg.
A House of Exile Dreg.
A House of Winter Dreg.
A House of Wolves Dreg.
A House of Dusk Dreg.
Render of a Dreg belonging to the House of Dusk.
List of appearances
- Destiny (First appearance)
- Destiny 2
- Bungie.net, The Fallen Dreg
- Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Dreg
- Bungie (2014-7-17), Destiny: Beta PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.
- Game Informer January 2014, page 52
- Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Dreg's Promise
- Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard Grimoire: Captain
- Bungie (2018-9-4), Destiny 2: Forsaken, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Dreaming City