Mob and overwhelm enemies
- "The shadows have claws."
- — Grimoire Description
Thrall are the most common morph of Hive. Their main purpose is to overwhelm their enemies with sheer numbers, although individually they are easily dispatched. Feral and fearless, Thralls are a plague upon the battlefield.
Thralls are born from pupae laid by fertile Wizards. Upon hatching, they are fed a larval worm which enters into a symbiotic relationship with the Thrall. If a Thrall is able to fight and survive well enough, it will become an Acolyte. Otherwise, the worm will consume it from within.
While individually Thrall are the weakest Hive enemy, in large enough groups they can be deadly especially if they are supported by other Hive enemies with heavy weaponry.
With their sharp claws as their primary tools of attack, Thralls move quickly and in large packs to overwhelm their enemies.
- Anointed Thrall
- Ascendant Thrall
- Blessed Thrall
- Blind Thrall—found only in the Mausoleum and are unkillable
- Chosen Thrall
- Cursed Thrall
- Servant of the Hand—only found in Old Russia
- Revenant Thrall
- Unhallowed Thrall
- Ogres appear much like Thrall but larger and stronger, suggesting rituals are used to turn Thrall into Ogres.
- Thrall usually seem to lack eyes, but in some cases they have three glowing spots on their faces where eyes would be.
- Given the Hive's odd biology, it may be that all Thrall are biologically sterile females, as common to most eusocial species.
- The name Thrall may originate from the term for a person in slavery or serfdom in Viking Scandinavia. Alternatively, it may come from the name of an undead unit in Bungie's Myth series. Both descriptions are applicable to Destiny's Thrall, as they are undead and in servitude to the Worms.
A Hidden Swarm Thrall.
A horde of Blood of Oryx Thralls.
A Silent Brood Thrall.
A Thrall in the Hellmouth.
A Thrall attacking a Hunter.
A Savathûn's Hive Thrall.
A Grasp of Nokris Thrall.
List of appearances
- Destiny ViDoc 2: Out Here In The Wild
- Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny: PlayStation 3, Activision Blizzard, Thrallskin Brace
- Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: XX: Hive
- Bungie (2014/9/9) m Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Hive 2
- Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: IX: The Bargain
- Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: The Moon