Elite Psionic Infantry
- "The Flayers are not ordinary Psions. Even one is a formidable enemy. You must bring all your guile to this fight."
- — Osiris.
Psion Flayers are a class of highly powerful Cabal Psions, having first debuted as a detachment within the Dust Palace Strike, and Challenge of the Elders. In Season of Dawn, three Psion Flayer sisters (Niruul, Ozletc, and Tazaroc) attempted to manipulate time on Mercury using one of Osiris' inventions, The Sundial. Each one has a different type of shield, making it difficult to engage them all at once.
The Psion Flayers are orders of magnitude more powerful than the average Psion. Their psychic attacks have far more range, and were able to fight and win against Rasputin in the Dust Palace. If Warlock speculation is true, they are even responsible for Phobos' current position over Mars, and are waiting to unleash it as a weapon.
First seen among a mysterious legion known as the Ice Reapers, the trio of Psion Flayers known as Kolar, Numoc, and Vatch were called in by Valus Ta'aurc with the goal of locating and neutralizing Rasputin after an orbital bombardment from his Warsats decimated most of the Valus' troops. Seen in the Dust Palace, the trio were almost successful in infiltrating Rasputin's systems until they were disrupted and killed by a Guardian Fireteam.
The Red Legion also employ Psion Flayers, with one active detachment unleashed against the Vex on Mercury with the goal of infiltrating the Infinite Forest. Meanwhile, another triplet group of Flayers emerged 3 years after the Red War with the intent of utilizing the Sundial to rewrite history in the favor of the Cabal, a victory where the Red Legion subverts the Solar System.
Known Psion Flayers
- Freeborn Otzot
- Ice Reapers flayers
- Red Legion flayers
- Loyalists Flayers
- According to Osiris, the Psion Flayers perceive time differently than Guardians, apparently being non-linear to them.
Barit, a Red Legion Flayer, about to cast a Nova Rupture.
Vrees, a Flayer, retreating to the Infinite Forest.
List of appearances
- Destiny (First appearance)
- Cabal Booklet (Mentioned only)
- Destiny 2
- Playstation Blog - Destiny’s PlayStation-Exclusive Content Detailed
- Destiny - Dust Palace Strike Walkthrough
- Bungie (2015-1-23), Destiny: Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Psion Flayers
- Grimoire: Grimoire:Allies#Ghost Fragment: Rasputin 2
- Dust Palace (strike)
- Weblore: Sisters