- "If there is beauty in destruction, why not also in its delivery?"
- —Feizel Crux
Gjallarhorn is an Exotic Rocket Launcher. It is also the only Rocket Launcher that has tracking missiles that each function separately from the warheads. It is currently available through a quest called Beauty in Destruction, where you retrace the steps of its original maker, Feizel Crux. The rocket is one of three exotic Rocket launchers found in Destiny that are made by the Crux-Lomar weapons foundry. The other two are Dragon's Breath, Truth.
Gjallarhorn's special perk is "Wolfpack Rounds", wherein rounds fired from this weapon split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation of the main warhead. This adds to the overall damage of a single round and thus can down high-level enemies and/or bosses in a short amount of time, or take out large groups of lower-tier enemies. In Rise of Iron, there is a quest available for players to forge their own Gjallarhorn after the main story is completed.
- "The Gjallarhorn shoulder-mounted rocket system was designed and personally crafted by Feizel Crux as a gift to the Guardians who fought the Battle of the Twilight Gap. Forged from the armor of the thousands who fell, to wield Gjallarhorn is to wield honor against any attempt at our extermination."
- —Art Book Description
- In Norse mythology, the god Heimdall, whose job was to protect the rainbow bridge to Asgard is the bearer of Gjallarhorn, "whose blast can be heard in all worlds". The Eddas depict him blowing into the horn to signal the beginning of Ragnarök".
- In the E3 "Closed Doors Demo", when naming the rocket launcher, the Titan's player called the weapon "It Was Raised By Wolves". It should be noted that there are no links between Gjallarhorn and wolves found in either the Poetic or Prose Eddas. However, Mowgli, the protagonist of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, was raised by wolves. In fact, the decision to add the wolves came from the designers' desire to "infuse this horn of destruction with a beastly spirit."
- Anyone who preordered the Rise of Iron DLC for Destiny would receive a special black and white version of the weapon known as the Iron Gjallarhorn, as well as an exclusive Sparrow, the Iron Gjallarwing.
- Bungie 3-D Modeller, Mark Van Haitsma, Gjallarhorn's designer, added a wolf onto the weapon for each day he spent working on it. A total of 16 wolves thus far can be seen in in the various images of the weapon.
- Crusader knights and gladiators inspired the design of the Gjallarhorn.
- The design of the largest wolf on the front of the weapon resembles the Crest of Alpha Lupi (Hunter) and the Crest of Alpha Lupi (Titan).
- There is a variant of the Gjallarhorn that was only available for people who preordered Rise of Iron known as the Iron Gjallarhorn after completing the quest for the original version. This content became available after January 1, 2017.
- The "Advanced Gungeons and Draguns" update for the game "Enter the Gungeon" features a weapon named "The Exotic" which is modeled after the Gjallarhorn. This gun has a perk called "Pack of Wolves" which functions similarly to the "Wolfpack Rounds" perk. Firing the gun in game also spawns a Ghost which follows the player character.
- "Fires homing rockets that erupt into short-range swarms. Comes with a helpful pal. Though this gun was built unimaginably far away, it seems it was destined to eventually find its way to the Gungeon"
A Gjallarhorn illustration from the Limited Edition "Arms and Armament" field guide.
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List of appearances
- ^ DattoDoesDestiny - Destiny Guns! Exclusive Gun Images From E3!
- ^ Reddit: Gjallarhorn Art Book Preview
- ^ IGN - Destiny Behind Closed Doors Demo - E3 2013
- ^ a b Bungie.net Out Here In The Wild
- ^ Bungie Podcast - September 2013