For the Destiny Crucible map, see The Drifter (Map).
The name says it all.
― In-game description

The Drifter is the host of Gambit and serves as a vendor in the Tower. During Gambit matches, he appears in his ship, The Derelict, to spectate and determine the horde of enemies the Guardians must face.


The Drifter was revived by a Ghost during the Dark Ages. He starved to death multiple times and was revived by his Ghost. He operated under the alias of Wu Ming for a time, and met the Guardian Oran during that time.



The Drifter sells various items to Guardians, including weapons, shaders, and emblems with some of these items requiring a certain number of Gambit rank resets before purchasing.

In addition, he also sells 5 bounties that award Infamy Rank Points and one weekly bounty that awards 150 Infamy Rank Points and Powerful Gear. 


  • "Nothing kills a Guardian faster than another Guardian."[2]
  • "They don't make Dark Age tech like this anymore. Lucky for you I kept all mine."[3]
  • "Cayde's dead, and I need more guns. One step forward, one step back."
  • "You know about those, huh? You the one causin' them? Tell you right now, I don't appreciate what they got to say." 
  • "WOO! The best gunfights happen on the frontier!"
  • "Portal's up! Go take 'em out!"
  • "You're invading! Make a mess."
  • "Hahaha! I'm sorry, were they sayin' somethin'? Cuz' they're dead now!"


Main article: The Drifter/Dialogue



  1.  (September 1, 2018) "Twitter". Retrieved Aug 30, 2014.
  2. Malfeasance
  3. Breakneck
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