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Variks is loyal to the Queen, and has no love for the Kells who have taken command of the Fallen Houses.
― In-game description

Variks, the Loyal is a Fallen Vandal and the only known surviving member of the House of Judgment.[1] As of Forsaken, Variks has abandoned the Awoken and reformed the House of Judgment with himself as the leader.


Variks served as the House of Judgment envoy to Skolas during the Reef Wars. However, Variks was disturbed by Skolas' brutality,[2] and after Skolas docked him of his upper arms, he abandoned the Kell and joined the Reef. His betrayal allowed the Queen to learn of Skolas' impending attack on Cybele, leading to Skolas' incarceration.[citation needed]

After the House of Wolves rebelled against Queen Mara Sov, he remained loyal.[1]

After the attack on Oryx's Dreadnaught and the disappearance of both Mara and Uldren Sov, Variks became the de facto spymaster and commander of the Reef's intelligence contingency, the Crows. He used them to look for a suitable Fallen worthy of being the Kell of Kells to unite the Fallen.[3]

Years after the Taken War, Variks abandoned his position as Warden of the Prison of Elders and released all of the prisoners within it. He used this to recruit various imprisoned Fallen to join the House of Judgment, in an attempt to reunite the Fallen houses and factions and return to the traditional ways of the Eliksni. At the same time, he has also proclaimed himself as the prophecised "Kell of Kells", who is supposedly destined to be chosen by the Great Machine, and to reunite the Eliksni under their banner.


Variks is found in the Vestian Outpost in Destiny, and Europa in Destiny 2.


Class Items[]



  • Devils' Mark (1 legendary class item engram, 5000 Glimmer)
  • Kings' Mark (1 legendary class item engram, 5000 Glimmer)
  • Kells' Mark (1 legendary class item engram, 5000 Glimmer)


  • Devils' Bond (1 legendary class item engram, 5000 Glimmer)
  • Kings' Bond (1 legendary class item engram, 5000 Glimmer)
  • Kells' Bond (1 legendary class item engram, 5000 Glimmer)



Mission Items[]


Main article: Reputation After reaching reputation rank 2, Variks will grant each Guardian a Judgment's Grant package every week following the Weekly Reset.

Possible weapons from reputation rank-up packages:


Main article: Variks/Dialogue




  1. 1.0 1.1 (2015) YouTubeReef Reveal Archive 9:24. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  2. Bungie (2015) DestinyHouse of WolvesThe Ruling House. Activision.
  3. List of Grimoire Cards/The Wolves of Mars
  4. "Dee Bradley Baker". Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  5. List of Grimoire Cards/The Kell of Kells