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- "That's Halsiks, one of my trusted associates. He's deadly with a Wire Rifle. Useful if you're pinned down."
- — The Spider
Halsiks is an associate working for the House of Spider crime syndicate and acts as the navigator of Spider's Ketch. He is encountered across Ketchcrash and Expedition activities, assisting the Guardians in fending off against thieving pirates. Halsiks looks much like any Spider's Associate, armored with a suit covered in green quills and wearing a full face helmet. He always uses a Wire Rifle, and he's described as "deadly with it", with characters often remarking on his keen eyes and shooting prowess.
He is first encountered during Salvage and Salvation mission, pinned down by a group of House Salvation runts in the Technocrat's Iron, but that resulted in them being distracted from The Guardian's approach. He joined the Guardian in getting to Spider's Ketch and later joined the other Associates in flanking Keelhaal of House Salvation in the Gale's Watch, helping the Guardian finish the Captain.
He would later join the Guardian's crew in hunting the artifacts of Darkness, often joining the battle on the front lines.
Halsiks can be summoned as a Crewmate, with a green banner signaling his availability. He fights much like any Vandal, but is completely invulnerable to damage. As long as he's in the field, the fireteam will gain improved precision damage. If he's your chosen First Mate, he will grant even further improved damage, as well as improve Grenade regeneration. Unlocking Halsiks at the Star Chart will also unlock the possibility of obtaining Treasure Coordinates from defeated combatants.
Halsiks within Riis-Reborn
Halsiks's Summoning Banner at Ketchcrash
Halsiks's Summoning Banner in the Expeditions
- Halsiks' name is based on John Halsey, a pirate of the 17th century.
- Halsiks' name could also be a play on "halyard", a rope used for raising and lowering sails.