Taken Captain

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Taken Captain
Grimoire Taken Captain.jpg
Biographical Information




Elite Infantry





Combat Information


Taken Shrapnel Launcher (common)
Taken Shock Blades (rare)


Solar Shield
Arc Darkness Bolt
High Durability
Rapid Movement
Fallen Melee

"You are a Captain. The only thing between your band and asphyxiation. Every Dreg and Vandal counts on you. All of them want to be you. Your entire life is a performance: you play at strength, or you die of weakness. [...] Everything that sees your banners and your riches wants to kill you and take what you have. If you cannot hide yourself, you must make them blind. There is a knife for you. It is shaped like [you cannot find me]. Take up the knife. Breathe the blade. Take your new shape."
Grimoire description

The Taken Captain is a type of Taken Fallen that sends out moving balls of Darkness to blind Guardians. They use either an Arc Shrapnel Launcher or Arc Shock Blades, and are Solar-shielded. They can quickly teleport to evade incoming attacks much like their non-Taken counterpart.


A Taken Captain's Darkness Bolt has several unique properties: fast velocity, infinite range, can travel through walls, uses a large hitbox, can penetrate through multiple targets, hits the same target twice, causes blindness and deafness, and can suppress a Guardian's Super, even when the Super meter is fully charged. To make sure that they have plenty of opportunities to use this attack, a Taken Captain will rapidly teleport to another position. This makes them all the more difficult to dispose of.

Known Taken Captains[edit]



  • Among the Destiny community the Taken Captain has become infamous for its rapid teleportation and proliferate usage of Darkness Bolts. This is especially true in missions like Paradox and Lost to Light where the player has to fight them in close quarters. The Prison of Elders boss Keksis, the Betrayed is also reviled for continuously spamming these abilities.

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