Thalnok, Fanatic of Crota

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Thalnok, Fanatic of Crota
Grimoire Thalnok.jpg
Biographical Information




Blood of Oryx







Combat Information


Court of Oryx




Resistant Shield
Darkness Blast
Rapid Movement
Weapon Immunity
High Durability
Summon Taken
Summon Hive

"I create Thalnok to My Court / So that I may observe my son / by faithful, foolish proxy / Listen — The last true shape depends on, asks for, venerates nothing."
Oryx, the Taken King

Thalnok, Fanatic of Crota is a Hive Knight that appears as a boss in the Court of Oryx. Like Crota, Thalnok can only be killed using a sword that appears in the middle of the arena.[1]


Thalnok attempted to impersonate Crota in order to gain favor with Oryx, the Taken King. Amused, Oryx played along and raised him to the Court of Oryx as a proxy for his absent son.


Thalnok is reminiscent of Crota in terms of both appearance and battle techniques. He wields a gigantic Cleaver that is able to kill any Guardians in one hit, so keep your distance. He will also summon both Hive and Taken throughout the fight and support them by pelting Darkness Blasts from afar. There will be a sword-bearing Knight named Hagrist, Blade's Edge, who must be killed in order to pick up the sword relic. In order to attack him with the sword, Thalnok's shield must be broken down, which will take quite a bit of firepower to do, but once it happens, he will fall to his knees, allowing the Guardian who picked up the sword to rush in and slash him until either his shield recharges or he is killed. Multiple sword runs may be required to defeat Thalnok.

List of appearances[edit]


  • Thalnok is the only character in the Taken King expansion to have a title that points out Crota.
  • Thalnok can be seen briefly in the mission, The Dreadnaught at the Court of Oryx after you disable the Dreadnaught Weapon. You don’t get any chance to fight him as he immediately leaves after you spot him.


  1. ^ Destiny, Court of Oryx