Shrieker

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Shrieker
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Biographical information

Species:

Hive

Sect:

Hidden Swarm
Spawn of Crota
Blood of Oryx
The Silent Brood
Savathûn's Hive
Grasp of Nokris
Xivu Arath's Horde
Lucent Brood

Purpose:

Sentry

Combat information

Weapon(s):

Void Energy projectiles

Abilities:

Temporary Immunity
High Durability
Void Death Blast
Midair Levitation

 

Shriekers are a class of Hive, possessing a metallic body containing an energy core inside.

Overview

These ever-watchful sentinels are believed, in some circles, to serve as the eyes of the Hive's innermost covens, allowing powerful Wizards and Knights to watch over their domains. Others believe Shriekers are nothing more than weapons meant to guard Hive ritual sites.

There is nothing living to the Shrieker, but neither are they mechanical constructs in a classical sense. They seem to be dead mass, animated by the arcane will of the Hive. When a Shrieker is broken, its Void charge rips free of the hull to seek vengeance.[1]

Gameplay

Destiny 1

Closed Shriekers are impervious to attack, so one must approach a Shrieker to open it; once provoked it will split into multiple pieces that float around a core. When attacking, it will periodically shoot a cluster of many simultaneous projectiles that home onto the player until killed. Shriekers don't have a weak spot, and will close up again if they don't detect a target for some time. When destroyed, it will release a final swarm of its explosive projectiles which will then track towards the Guardian that defeated it, making it deadly even in death.

Sleeper Simulant can destroy a closed Shrieker.

Destiny 2

Shriekers have gained a weak spot, an eye that points in the direction they are currently shooting towards. They follow a new attack pattern, now firing a continuous, rapid fire, spiraling stream of projectiles capable of quickly shredding a player's health. When destroyed, however, they don't release a burst anymore. Giant Ultra Shriekers are also introduced, such as Savathûn's Song, that fire slower shots with a higher damage per bolt. These are also capable of firing the old seeking bolts, releasing a volley in between hails of their regular shots.

Known Shriekers

Variants

Trivia

  • Some fans speculated that Shrieker is a hive version of Ghost.
    • However, this was later proven false with their purpose being to observe far away locations for their masters.

Gallery

List of appearances

References

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Shrieker