Shank

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Shank
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Biographical Information

Species:

Fallen

Type:

Machine

House:

House of Devils
House of Kings
House of Exile
House of Winter
House of Wolves
House of Dusk

Rank:

Automaton

Mission:

The Inverted Spire

Combat information

Weapon(s):

Shank Turret (common)
Repeater Turret (Repeater)
Wire Rifle (Tracer)

Abilities:

Levitation
Solar Shield (Epic)
Explosion (Exploder)

 
"Death flies on tarnished wings."
Grimoire description

Shanks are small flying robotic drones used by the Fallen.[1]

Overview[edit]

Shanks are small floating drones employed by the Fallen as scouts, fire support or to serve as a distraction. They are propelled by a pair of vertical jet engines which allow them to both fly and hover in the air. Standard shanks are only equipped with a weak Arc-based weapon and are rather fragile in that they can be destroyed in only a few shots.[2] Although, during Nightfall Strikes and certain Public Events, Shanks can have a Solar shield making them more difficult to dispatch. Individually they are little more than a nuisance, but they are often found in swarms or as part of a larger group of Fallen which makes them considerably more dangerous. They can also be spawned during battles with Fallen Walkers.[3]

In addition to the standard Shanks, some Fallen Houses also employ different varieties which possess different characteristics. For example, the House of Wolves utilize Repeater Shanks, which act as fire support, Exploder Shanks, which act as a kamikaze unit, and Tracer Shanks, which act as snipers.

Variants[edit]

Known Shanks[edit]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Shank
  2. ^ E3 2013 YouTube: Destiny Gameplay Demo
  3. ^ Bungie.net: Building the Destiny E3 Reveal