Harpy

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Harpy
Harpy.jpg
Statistics

Species:

Vex

Collectives:

Aphix Invasive
Descendants
Hezen Corrective
Hezen Protective
Precursors
Unidentified Vex collective
Sol Divisive
Virgo Prohibition

Functions:

Light Support
Patrol Unit

Mission:

A Stranger's Call
Ishtar Collective
Eye of a Gate Lord
A Rising Tide
The Black Garden

Combat information

Weapon(s):

Harpy Slap Rifle (common)
Vex Laser Rifle (common)

Abilities:

Arc Shield (certain units)
Levitation
Self-Destruct (Supplicants)

 
"It swam back and forth through the air, spinning, the single red eye looking - I realized - for me."
Grimoire description

The Harpy is an airborne Vex unit capable of maximum speed and versatility.[1]

Overview

Harpies fly rapidly in and out of combat. They must stop and stabilize before attacking, opening up their shells and revealing a writhing mass of filaments.[2][3] They are equipped with Harpy Slap Rifles which, as its name suggests, is a weapon exclusively for the Harpy.[4] In Destiny 2, Harpies employ the usage of a beam weapon fired from their bodies instead of a Slap Rifle. The meaning behind this modification remains unknown.

Gameplay

Harpies are highly aggressive when fought, often dodging and maneuvering around gunfire. They tend to congregate around Guardians in order to overwhelm them, and are highly dangerous in numbers. Harpies in Destiny use Slap Rifles, while those in Destiny 2 employ the Vex Laser Rifle.

Variations

Trivia

  • A group of Harpies is called a flock.
  • Harpies, along with Hydras, are the only Vex unit that cannot teleport.
  • In Destiny 2, a Harpy's back tentacles are colored to represent the type of damage they deal, either purple for Void or blue for Arc.
  • Harpies are the smallest Vex unit but the most nimble with fast movement, a dodge maneuver, and a quicker spawn time than most other Vex troops.

Known Harpies

Gallery

List of appearances

References

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Harpy
  2. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Harpy
  3. ^ Game Informer January 2014, page 55
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard