While Destiny 2 has always been famed for its excellent gunplay and “feel”, the team over at Bungie has significantly improved its game in several other areas, namely storytelling and lore.
And one of the reasons their storytelling has improved so much is because of the way they deliver it: through excellent dialogue and voice acting. To celebrate this ever-evolving part of Destiny, below is a personal collection of some of the best quotes from the game.
Best Destiny 2 quotes so far
The table below includes some of our favorite quotes in the game:
|Dominus Ghaul||"You're not brave. You've merely forgotten the fear of death. Allow me to reacquaint you."|
|Cayde-6||“I don’t have time to explain what I don’t have time to understand."|
|The Speaker||To Dominus Ghaul: "Devotion inspires bravery, bravery leads to sacrifice, sacrifice leads to death, so feel free to kill yourself"|
|Ikora Rey||“… And now The Traveler has left me with just one life, and I am afraid to lose it.”|
|Uldren Sov||“The Line Between Light And Dark Is So Very Thin. Do You Know Which Side You’re On?”|
|Cayde 6||"Everybody loves a bad idea when it works"|
|The Drifter||“There Are Things Out In The Dark That Only The Dark Can Overcome. Trust Me.”|
|Toland The Shattered||“Some terrors you defeat. Some, you become.”|
|Lord Shaxx||"WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T CONCENTRATE WHEN I'M YELLING? RELAX!"|
|Saint 14||“The final stand is where ever I plant my feet. Not one step more.”|
|Lord Shaxx||Who says Warlocks are better with books than with guns? Ok, it was me. But I was lying. Rage is an excellent motivator.|
|Commander Zavala||Zavala: “Cayde, When this is over, I’ll talk to Holliday about getting you that tank.”
Cayde: “Aww I missed you too buddy.”
|Hardcase Cloak lore||"If you learn nothing else, learn this: when a Hunter takes up the cloak of a dead comrade, this is a vow."|
|Riven||“Even paradise becomes a prison if you can’t leave. “|
|Steel oracle Z-11 lore||"I foresee fire. Fire and Screams."
"You would, mate. You're a rocket launcher."
|Toland The Shattered||"Life is pain. Pain is power. And power is life."|
|Failsafe||"It's not murder if it's robots."|
|Elsie Bray||"I don't have time to explain why I don't have time to explain."|
|Saint 14||I will send your opponent to Shaxx's Crucible to train more. Perhaps they will fare better in his baby arena.|
|Lord Shaxx||"They can't kill you if they're dead."|
|Cayde-6||"How's your sister?"|
|Lord Shaxx||"You're second. Good, just as Zavala is second to me."|
|Failsafe||"I thought your wholesale destruction of the Vex would make me miss my captain and crew less."
"It did not."
|Commander Zavala||“Whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one..."|
The plan is to continue adding to this “collection” so don’t hesitate to share your favorite quotes in the comments section!
Best Lord Shaxx quotes
These are some of the best Lord Shaxx quotes you can hear him say during Crucible matches or in the Tower:
- If we had this crop of rookies at Twilight Gap, we’d all be speaking Fallen!
- I can’t watch this. Win this already, would you?
- Did you see that grenade toss? He’s a danger only to himself!
- How? How did that happen? There are four of you, and you all have guns! Do it again.
You can find more excellent Lord Shaxx quotes in this nicely done compilation:
Best Drifter quotes
These are some of the best quotes from the Drifter you can hear during Gambit matches or in the Tower:
- Your ally is back and they murdered seven Guardians! Oh, what a jerk! I dig it.
- Hahaha! I’m sorry, were they saying something, ’cause they’re dead now!
- You sent a Taken Ogre! Look at you, like a little Oryx. Ha, just kidding.
Did we miss other great Destiny 2 quotes? Let us know in the comments below!