Ir Yût, the Deathsinger

From Destinypedia, the Destiny wiki

Ir Yût, the Deathsinger
Grimoire Ir Yut.jpg
Biographical information




Spawn of Crota


Major (Destiny 1)
Ultra (Destiny 2)


Deathsinger Wizard



Combat information


Crota's End
Last Rites


ArcS.png Darkness Blast
High Durability
Rapid Movement
Midair Levitation
Immunity Shield
Liturgy of Ruin
Dark Liturgy
Guard Crystal
Summon Barrier
Summon Shriekers
Summon Hive


"But what if what if what if, shhh listen, what if death were reified, described in its totality, made autonomous and universal, separate from any context or condition? What if She could invoke the ending of anything? How, then, would She know the song, and sing it, without Herself dying? [...] I am so terribly curious to know."
Toland, the Shattered

Ir Yût, the Deathsinger is a Hive Wizard Deathsinger found in Crota's End. She is found in the final chamber of the Raid, and must be killed before Crota, Son of Oryx can be summoned.


First Crota Fireteam[edit]

"The charming Ir Yût made her introductions, and I was very pleased to meet her. We had a conversation, a little tête-à-Yût, a couple old wizards exchanging definitions. I defined myself a friend. She defined for me the quiddity of death, and she sang the song of that fearful autonomy."
— Toland, the Shattered

Encountering Ir Yût and hearing her Deathsong was the primary reason Toland, the Shattered joined the First Crota Fireteam on their quest for Crota. He had been quite interested in the Song for some time, trying to figure out how she could sing it without dying; he speculated that she made herself part of the song and became death incarnate.[1] He did not hide his real goal from the fireteam members, openly talking about it with the fellow Warlock Eriana-3.

Toland did achieve his goal and met Ir Yût in the depths of the Hellmouth. It is unclear how their "tête-à-Yût" actually went, but it resulted in Toland being unsung from his biological form and banished, in some way, to the Sea of Screams.[2] Ir Yût is also implied to have killed Eriana-3, as her designate is included on the file preserving the moment of Eriana's death recovered from Jax's remains.[3]

Crota's End and The Taken King[edit]

"Bite deep, through reality, through the illusions of life and death, and eat what you find."
Fang of Ir Yût (Adept)

Ir Yût resided in the Oversoul Throne, Crota's throne world, at the time of the Guardians' raid on the Hellmouth. She was slain by the Lightbearers, and armor and weapons were fashioned from the spoils. However, she could be found several months later attending Crota's death ceremony in the mission Last Rites, along with the Daughters of Oryx and few other Deathsingers. This points to her possibly being an Ascendant Hive, as well as still being alive somewhere, as killing her in the Oversoul Throne wouldn't cause her final death.



Unlike all the other raid bosses before her, Ir Yût will not immediately be actively attacking any Guardians. Instead, she will have locked herself inside the room containing Crota's summoning crystal. At this time, all players should be focused on killing enemies, namely Shriekers. Once they are destroyed, she will activate her special ability.

Ir Yût is an especially dangerous wizard, as her special power is the Deathsong, which kills anyone who hears it when it is complete. She will start the song once any Guardians are detected, and they will have three minutes to kill her before she completes it.[4] There will be a countdown for the last 30 seconds of this song, which is when the barrier will be unlocked, allowing the player to unleash all damage on her as possible.

Challenge Mode

Age of Triumph added a Challenge Mode for Ir Yût. In order to complete it, the players must kill everything in the area (including the Wizards and Shriekers) and then kill her with an Ascendant Sword. Once the first wave of enemies are killed, a message saying "Ir Yût shrieks in fear" will appear on the bottom left. The fireteam must rush into the open area and kill everything (including Ogres) once more to spawn a Swordbearer. Once it is killed, a Guardian must pick up the sword and rush back to Ir Yût and kill her with one swipe.

Destiny 2[edit]

To start the Deathsinger encounter, players have to simply enter the throne room. They will have to slay a number of foes, including many Blistered Knights, and gain access to the crystal room by killing Unhallowed Shriekers. From the room, they will have to recover the Chalice of Light, and start filling it to Enlighten themselves.

Around the area, there will be seven rooms blocked off by shields that can only be passed through by Enlightened players. In these rooms, Shield Singer of Ir Yût Shriekers and Wizards will be present. Players need to identify the rooms containing the Wizards, access them, and slay them. Once the first Wizard is slain, Ir Yût will start singing her Dark Liturgy, which will kill all players in one minute. Soon after all Wizards are slain, Ir Yût's shields will drop and she will be vulnerable.

She must be damaged enough to stop the Liturgy, and she will then be vulnerable for an extended period of time. In addition, any Enlightened player can move close to her to Expunge her, dealing damage and weakening her. After enough time passes, Ir Yût will reengage her shields, and the cycle must be repeated, with one additional Shield Singer Wizard. As such, only three cycles can be tried before Ir Yût becomes completly invulnerable.


  • Because she belongs to the Spawn of Crota, Ir Yût may be a daughter of Crota, or a relative.
  • She is mentioned in the book Lore:Inquisition of the Damned as one Crota's most cherished courtiers, and remarked upon having long given up on rebuilding the mythical Choir of Deathsingers - something Azavath dreamed of and later achieved.[5]
  • Ir Yût is also a character in Calus' prophetic stories, where the Shadows recover her essence from the Ascendant realm, learn the Deathsong from her, and reverse it in order to bring Toland back to life. Underscribe Shipal is, however, criticised by other scribes for inaccuracies, paradoxes and misinterpreting Hive sources in this account.[6]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2016/12/9), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ir Yut, the Deathsinger
  2. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: The Hellmouth
  3. ^ Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Lore: Ghost Fragment: Eriana's Ghost
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/9/12), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Crota's End
  5. ^ Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard: IX.II: The Unmaking
  6. ^ Bungie (2019/6/4), Destiny 2: Season of Opulence, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Opulent Duelist Gauntlets