Servitor

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Servitor
The Great Big Boi Servitor, the 5th VIP.
Biographical information

Species:

Fallen

Type:

Automaton

House:

House of Devils
House of Dusk
House of Exile
House of Judgement
House of Kings
House of Winter
House of Wolves
House of Spider
House of Rain
Kell's Scourge
House of Salvation
House of Light
Devil Splicers
Old Crews

Rank:

Ether Processor
Battlefield Support
Communications Provider

Combat information

Weapon(s):

Servitor Eye

Abilities:

Teleportation
High Durability
Midair Levitation
Produce Ether
Eye Protection
Ether Shield
Void Absorption Shield (high difficulty, Destiny 2))

 

"A floating light, a sleepless eye. Their hope, their faith, their sustenance."
Grimoire description.

Servitors are large, spherical, floating, semi-sentient machines used by the Fallen as support units in combat.[1] They are forged in the Traveler's image.[2]

Overview[edit]

Servitors are spheres, built of a dark metal in a shape reminiscent of the Great Machine. Most have a central purple glowing eye, and rarely possess any other distinguishing features or liveries that link it to their House. They are capable of flight, and hover as their main method of travel, however, this seems to be a function of their shell, as the cores of Servitors, once stripped of their armor, appear incapable of movement, yet still react to their surroundings. The desperation of modern Fallen Houses can be seen in the state they keep their Servitors, as the House of Dusk and House of Salvation have reduced the amount of plating dedicated to their protection, leaving more of the Servitor's circuitry exposed, however, in the case of House of Salvation, this is intentional, degrading their appearance as a manifestation of their House's hatred for the Great Machine.

While they support Fallen in battle, shielding allies, facilitating communications and transmitting tactical data between one another, the Servitors' main function is to process matter and energy into Ether for the Fallen's sustenance. Besides that, they also offer technological acuity as navigation aids Ketches, and possibly Skiffs.[3] Some specialized Servitors also serve as personal support and as pilots for High-ranking Fallen.[4][5][6]

A Servitor seen in the House of Wolves cinematic

Servitors possess extremely sophisticated and valuable technology, such as Servitor plugs, filters and Ether circulators, to the extent that their artificial intelligence gives them a limited degree of sentience. Despite this, they are vulnerable to being overloaded and shorting out. Not only do they generate Ether, they also hold it, until they are drained of it. The communication network a Servitor is connected to can be accessed by a Ghost, through which those connected to the network becoming locatable.

There are more powerful Servitors known as High Servitors, capable of jamming signals. Above High Servitors are Prime Servitors, the largest known form of Servitor. Prime Servitors are potentially integral to Fallen space travel, offer logistical support, and the Fallen worship and revere them as if they were gods, presumably given their symbolic relevance to Great Machine, as well as the fact that they produce major tons of Ether and are an integral part of the leadership of most Houses, alongside an Archon and a Kell. For these reasons, almost every Fallen House has their own Prime Servitor; if it is destroyed, the House becomes extremely vulnerable. Certain Servitors function as pilots, and are called Pilot Servitors.[7]

Gameplay[edit]

Servitors' primary usage in combat is to support accompanying Fallen units by emitting a purple glow, giving them a nourishing boost.[8] To evade incoming attacks and flank their targets, Servitors will occasionally teleport short distances. They are shown to be a resilient threat and are capable of firing powerful blasts of Void energy from their eye, which is also a weak spot. They frequently try to protect this weak spot when in combat, making them difficult targets. In Destiny 2, Servitors have switched their nourishing boost with the ability to generate tethers toward nearby Fallen units, granting them complete immunity to incoming damage. They also gain Void shields in high difficulty activities.

Servitors encountered as Elites or Majors have increased health and stronger damage resistance compared to Minor variants, but usually do not differ in looks. Ultra or larger Servitors gain a powerful melee attack, releasing a health draining vortex from their eye whenever a foe gets up close.

Known Servitors[edit]

Prime Servitors[edit]

House of Devils Servitors[edit]

House of Winter Servitors[edit]

House of Wolves Servitors[edit]

House of Judgement[edit]

House of Dusk Servitors[edit]

Kell's Scourge Servitors[edit]

House of Light Servitors[edit]

House of Salvation Servitors[edit]

House of Spider Servitors[edit]

Proxy Servitors[edit]

Nightmare Servitors[edit]

Unknown affiliation[edit]

Variants[edit]

A Servitor variant belonging to The Spider

Trivia[edit]

  • Along with Fallen Walkers, Shanks, Harpies and Dregs, Servitors are among the only enemy types to not get a Taken version.
    • However, Chimera are Taken entities that appear to be former Fallen Servitors fused with living flesh.
  • The Vex on Nessus seemingly prefer to destroy Servitors rather than convert them.
  • In Destiny 2, new death animations were added to the Servitors including elemental deaths and Major Servitors now share the Ultra Servitor death animation, however, it is much faster and there is no death screech.
  • The Heavy Shank S.A.B.E.R.-2 is made from parts of Servitors.
  • In Beyond Light, Eramis, Kell of Darkness uses Stasis to freeze a Servitor before destroying it. Before being destroyed, the ice that covered it made it bear a slight resemblance to the blue fur of Sonic the Hedgehog, therefore being nicknamed Servi the Hedgitor.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Servitor
  2. ^ Gameinformer (2018/7/5), The Barons who killed Cayde-6
  3. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Servitor
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: WANTED: Kaliks-12
  5. ^ Bungie (2015/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: WANTED: Mecher Orbiks-11
  6. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: WANTED: Drevis, Wolf Baroness
  7. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Pilot Servitor
  8. ^ YouTube: Destiny Multi-Player PS4 Alpha Gameplay Frame-Rate Tests