Taniks Perfected

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Taniks Perfected
Biographical Information

Species:

Fallen

Faction:

Devil Splicers

Rank:

Ultra

Class:

Splicer Captain

Mission:

The Shadow Thief: Revisited

Gender:

Male

Combat Information

Weapon(s):

Scorch Cannon
Shock Cannon
Null Cannon

Abilities:

SIVA Teleport
Ultra Smash
High Durability
Rapid Movement
Brief Immunity
Summon Nodes
Summon Walker
Summon Splicers
SIVA Barrier
Guard Door

 
"He talks. How is that possible?"
"Maybe Taniks was more machine than we thought. He's not alive: perhaps he never was.
"
Commander Zavala and Ikora Rey

Taniks Perfected is the remastered variant of Taniks, the Scarred. He was resurrected by the Devil Splicers and both his mind and body have been overtaken by SIVA.

Overview

After, so many losses against the new Iron Lords, the Devil Splicers sought new allies to hopefully turn the tide and so they turned to Taniks' crew, still reeling from the loss of their leader. Using SIVA, the Devil Splicers successfully resurrect Taniks as "Taniks Perfected", solidifying an alliance between the Splicers and Taniks' crew.

After picking up chatter from the Splicers, Variks informs the Vanguard of Taniks' return. Gathering the Guardians who fought with Saladin, the Vanguard sends them to the moon to chase after Taniks in the same manner as before. Fighting through Splicers and a Fallen Walker, the Guardians corner Taniks in the command bridge. Despite his enhanced SIVA abilities and his varied weapons, the Guardians once again slay Taniks.

Gameplay

Taniks Perfected is the final boss of the Revisited version of The Shadow Thief Strike. He will already be waiting near the rift to his Ketch fending off Hive reinforcements with his cannon. Damaging him will force him to enter the rift.

Once onboard his Ketch, he will pound Guardians from afar with his cannon while teleporting around the arena to throw the player's aim off. Once he sustains enough damage, he will teleport away from the arena and summon a Perfected Walker in the next room.

After defeating the Walker, Taniks will reappear and lock down the hallway with his cannon to prevent Guardians from passing through. Damaging him will force him to teleport into the final room. Guardians cannot go back through the door where they came from; they are confined to this room. This is where he gains his special mechanic: a SIVA Node-powered immunity shield. Destroying all the SIVA Nodes will remove this shield, allowing Guardians to continue shooting him. This repeats until he is killed.

Trivia

  • The element of Taniks' cannon will change at random every time he is fought.
  • Most of Taniks' fighting style and dialog is mainly the same as his former self.
  • Unlike Sepiks Perfected, Taniks Perfected doesn't have a Grimoire card of his own.

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