Overload Taken Hobgoblin

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Overload Taken Hobgoblin
Overload Taken Hobgoblin.jpg
Biographical information




Savathûn's Hive (formerly)
Xivu Arath's Horde




Taken Hobgoblin

Combat information


Patrol Io
Expunge: Tartarus (corrupted)
Expunge: Delphi
Vow of the Disciple


Taken Slap Rifle
Taken Line Rifle
Taken Torch Hammer
Stasis Boomer


High Durability
Rapid Movement
Vex Melee
Vengeance Bolts
Rapid Ability Regeneration
Health Regeneration


Overload Taken Hobgoblins are former Vex defense and construction proxies that have been Taken and granted heightened combat efficiency by the Darkness.


Like their minor counterpart, the Overload Taken Hobgoblin will often stray further from the carnage and provide long distance support for their allies and unleashes a barrage of Vengeance Bolts at the enemy who first damaged them. However, thanks to the heightened ability regeneration, the Taken Hobgoblin will continuously conjure a bunch of these barrages that not only target the Hobgoblin's adversary, but also the enemies around them. To mitigate the threat of the Overload Taken Hobgoblin, the player(s) should utilize Anti-Overload rounds from the Seasonal Artifact to disrupt the Hobgoblin and disable their ability and health regeneration.


  • A variant of the Overload Taken Hobgoblin, Savathûn's Marionette, can be found patrolling The Rupture, often seen escorting a Taken Disruptor Ogre.
  • The Overload Taken Hobgoblin has a similar appearance to the Barrier Hobgoblin, because of this, it's possible that the Taken have Champions, is due to them taking former Champions of other species.
    • However due to the debut of Unstoppable Taken Phalanxes, the Taken must be just utilizing Phantasmal energy as the rest of the species. Due to current known Legions, don't carry Phalanx-class Champions.

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