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Grimoire Thrall.jpg
Biographical information




Hidden Swarm
Spawn of Crota
Blood of Oryx
The Silent Brood
Savathûn's Brood
Grasp of Nokris
Xivu Arath's Horde
Lucent Brood


Mob and overwhelm enemies

Combat information


ArcS.png Claws


Rapid Movement


"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.


"The Thrall will smother your Light! Do not underestimate them as Tarlowe did!"
Eris Morn

Thrall are the smallest, weakest and fastest Hive enemies. They usually lack visible eyes, and have an almost skeletal appearance[1] (though they do actually possess skin).[2]

Thralls are born from pupae laid by fertile Wizards.[3] Upon hatching, they are fed a larval worm which enters into a symbiotic relationship with the Thrall.[4] If a Thrall is able to fight and survive well enough, it will become an Acolyte.[3] Otherwise, the worm will consume it from within.[5]


While individually Thrall are the weakest Hive enemy, they almost always attack in large swarms, often supported by stronger enemies. Acolytes and Cursed Thralls blend into their ranks, while Wizards and Knights use them to keep enemies distracted. Still, Thralls themselves can do high damage with the sheer amount of claw swipes they can deliver, and shouldn't be ignored. While they are fearless, when their ranks have been thinned enough the survivors try to retreat and hide behind cover to ambush unwary foes.

Known Thralls


Notable Variants
Common Variants
Specific Variants


  • 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 zombie-like and in servitude to the Worms.
  • According to the Drifter, Thrall are vulnerable to having their skulls squeezed.


List of appearances


  1. ^ Destiny ViDoc 2: Out Here In The Wild
  2. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny: PlayStation 3, Activision Blizzard, Thrallskin Brace
  3. ^ a b Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: XX: Hive
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9) m Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Hive 2
  5. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: IX: The Bargain