Taniks, the Scarred

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Taniks, the Scarred
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Biographical Information




House of Wolves (temporary)






The Shadow Thief



Combat Information


Scorch Cannon


Ultra Smash
Summon Fallen
Temporary Immunity
Summon Walker
Rapid Movement
Temporary Vanish

"He is a murderer...and very good at what he does."
Variks, the Loyal

Taniks, the Scarred is an infamous Fallen mercenary working for the House of Wolves, though he will hire himself out to any House. Taniks was responsible for breaking Aksor, Archon Priest out of the Prison of Elders, and for murdering the Hunter Vanguard Andal Brask. Taniks is known to graft technology onto himself from each of his exploits.[1] He also craves combat, as he views his enemies as trophies and as such hones his combat skills for fun.[2] A year after the Taken War the Devil Splicers uses SIVA to resurrect him and become Taniks Perfected.


"I remember Taniks from the Reef Wars. Many Awoken dead. Clever, clever creature."
—Variks, the Loyal

He and his Ketch, Kaliks-Syn, are found on the Moon. Unlike most Fallen commanders, he is armed with a Scorch Cannon, which he uses with devastating effect. With this weapon, he can effectively hold down an area at any range. In addition, he will smash the ground if a Guardians wanders too close to him. Like many Captains, he can teleport. Unlike most Captains, though, he can teleport long distances. He uses this to avoid being defeated in one confrontation, requiring players to wear down his health until he can be cornered.


  • Taniks' cloak is orange and features an insignia not belonging to any known House. Whether it belongs to the House Taniks originates from, or is unique to Taniks himself, is unknown. It is also a random strike-exclusive Legendary drop for the hunter.
  • He's the fourth Fallen seen with eight orange eyes, and the first one to have his own unique model.
  • Taniks' is one of three Fallen Ultras found with Scorch Cannons, the others being Skolas and Vosik.



  1. ^ Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Taniks, the Scarred
  2. ^ Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Shadow Thief