Sol Divisive

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Sol Divisive
Grimoire Sol Divisive.jpg


Worship the Black Heart
Defend the Black Garden

Axis Minds:

Conceptual Mind
The Undying Mind
Sanctified Mind, Sol Inherent
Consecrated Mind, Sol Inherent
Eschaton Mind

At war with:

The Reef
House of Dusk
Hidden Swarm

Allied with:

Black Fleet
Sol Progeny
Virgo Prohibition
The Witness


Black Garden
Vex Offensive


"They are not all mine, not in the way that admirers such as my man Oryx are mine: utterly devoted to the practice of my principle. But some of them have, nonetheless, found their way home."
— The Darkness

The Sol Divisive is a Vex collective located in the Black Garden that are the faithful protectors and worshipers of the Black Heart residing within it.[1]


While the majority of the Vex do not align themselves with either the Light or Darkness, the Sol Divisive have diverged from the rest of the Vex Collective by adopting a seemingly religious reverence for the Darkness and allying themselves with the Witness.

The Sol Divisive are easily identified by their green, moss-covered frames and ring-like attachments on their heads. The moss on their bodies shows that they have been in stasis for an extended period of time, apparently frozen in what appears to be religious rapture.[2] Certain Minds like Persys, the Sanctified Mind and two major Harpies have layers of rock covering their chassis and large blue and orange tentacles sprouting from their backs.



The origins of the Sol Divisive are unclear. A Vex record originating from the Black Garden seems to indicate that at some point the Vex in the Black Garden encountered The Witness, after which the term "Black Heart" appears. After this event, the Vex seem to adopt an approach more in line with the philosophy of the Witness, suggesting that this record may recount the origin of the Sol Divisive and the Black Heart.[3]

According to the Cloud Strider Rohan, who once infiltrated the Black Garden, the Conceptual Mind created the Black Heart in an unsuccessful attempt to replicate the Veil. The Sol Divisive would later be discovered exhibiting seemingly religious behavior toward the Heart, a behavior which Ikora Rey hypothesized was the only rational response the Vex could take when faced with an entity they could not simulate.

City Age

A lone Guardian managed to enter the Black Garden, where they fought the Sol Divisive and encountered the Sol Progeny, a trio of Axis Mind Minotaurs imbued with power by the Black Heart. After a lengthy battle, the Progeny were destroyed, leading to the Heart's destruction.

Months later, the Undying Mind awoke and attempted to seal the Black Garden from the outside world and resurrect the Black Heart. The Guardians managed to destroy the Mind, but true to its name, it returned from death shortly afterwards, forcing them to fight it repeatedly over a period of years. This cycle was finally broken when the Red Legion destroyed the gate to the Black Garden in Meridian Bay, sealing the Garden and unintentionally fulfilling the Undying Mind's objective.

A second gate into the Black Garden was later discovered on the Moon, allowing the Guardians to invade the Garden and face the Sol Divisive once more. As of this time, the Garden had become home to the Consecrated Mind, Sol Inherent and Sanctified Mind, Sol Inherent, a pair of powerful Vex Axis Minds that seemed to have been altered by an unknown force.

As a result of the Guardians' intrusion into the Black Garden, the Sol Divisive began to invade the Moon. Led by a resurrected Undying Mind which had duplicated itself across hundreds of thousands of realities, the Divisive faced off against repeated counter-invasions by the Guardians' into the Black Garden to slow the Vex's assault. Ultimately, the Undying Mind and its copies were destroyed for good, preventing the Black Heart from being resurrected, and the attacks on Luna were stopped. Some small pockets of Sol Divisive Vex remained on Luna, however.

Two years after their Luna invasion, the Sol Divisive would launch an assault on the Ares Spire on Mars, seeking to take information from Rasputin in support of the Witness' objectives, as well as to use the facility to imprison the Subminds. The Guardian battled with them at the behest of the Lightless Osiris, foiling their plans to scavenge information and destroy the facility itself.

Months later, during the Guardian’s incursion into the Black Garden to retrieve and finish the data, they would attempt to destroy the Conceptual Mind, the Mind responsible for the Black Heart's creation. The Taken, who were sent on behalf of the Witness, would suddenly start invading the Garden as they fought and attacked the Vex stationed there and would ultimately lead to the Mind's destruction.

Notable members

Major Axis Minds

Axis Minds

Unique forces


Sol Divisive


Destiny 2


  • The name "Sol Divisive" may refer to this collective being associated with the Sol System specifically, and it is set apart from the greater Vex collective by its worship of the Darkness.
  • The Vex of the Sol Divisive are the first type of Vex of any kind to appear on Luna in the entire Destiny series.
  • According to the Aspect Lore book, other Vex collectives avoid the Sol Divisive, and on occasion even fight them.[4]

List of appearances


  1. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Sol Divisive
  2. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Sol Divisive
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  4. ^ Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Aspect