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Lambent Drone
Biographical information

The Hollow

Date of death

17 A.E. (Presumed)

Physical description and equipment



6'8" ft. (Average)

Eye color


Chronological and political information

The Lambent Drone was a Drone which has endured a prolonged exposure to Imulsion. It is unknown how long the Lambent Drone existed but they were discovered within the first two days of Frost by the Serans while fighting the Locust Horde in Nexus.[1]



A dead Lambent Drone inside Nexus.

Civil War and Hollow StormEdit

By 15 A.E., the Locust Horde was in the midst of a civil war between the Lambent and Horde. After the Lightmass Offensive by the Serans, the Locust Horde was forced to take drastic measures by launching a major offensive in the hopes of destroying the last human city, Jacinto, and flood the Hollow with ocean water in the hopes of drowning the Lambent.

"Let me get this shit straight. The regular Locust are fighting the glowin' Locust? I thought they were all on the same side."
Augustus Cole, after seeing Lambent attacking Locust inside Nexus

By Frost, the Lambent were laying siege to the Nexus, the Horde's capital. Entering deep into the city, the Lambent was able to overcome many of the Horde's defenses. By chance, the COG invaded the Inner Hollow and was caught in a potential three-way war. COG forces were able to penetrate into Nexus' defenses and bypass dozens of dead Lambent Drones. As Delta boarded a lift to the entrance of the Locust Queen's Palace, they came under attack from a small group of Lambent Drones. Private Augustus Cole killed the Lambent Drone with a Gnasher Shotgun and Delta was shocked when the Drone's Imulsion flowed up the side of the wall and was absorbed by the other Lambent Drones who ceased the attack. These events led to the Sinking of Jacinto and the flooding of the Hollow, which wiped out all Locust and Lambent forces that were still inside Nexus.


A Lambent Drone at Anvil Gate.

Lambent PandemicEdit

Eighteen months after the sinking of Jacinto, the Lambent Infection spread onto the surface, threatening the remnant of the feral Horde and Seran people. The Lambent Drones fought alongside Drudges and other Lambent creatures. A large number of Lambent Drones attempted to board the CNV Sovereign during an attack on the ship but were killed by Delta Squad, though not before they managed to kill several members of the crew, incluiding Captain Quentin Michaelson, Rivera and Lowe. Simultaneously, several Lambent Drones were engaged by Augustus Cole's team during a scavenging mission in which they attacked the Gears in their search for supplies and inside the Cougars Stadium. Several Lambent Drones were seen fighting outside fort Anvil Gate.[2] Some were killed by the retreating Delta Squad while the rest were killed by a blast from the Hammer of Dawn. Some Lambent Drones attacked the city of Mercy when Delta Squad tried to retreat from the city and were killed when Dominic Santiago sacrificed himself to destroy a gas station that burned all Lambent and Locust in the area. They also attacked the rest of Delta while they searched for a fuel shipment at Char. During the Second Battle of Azura, thousands of Lambent, including Drones, attacked Azura in an attempt to stop Adam Fenix from firing his Imulsion Countermeasure Weapon. The Lambent forces failed and the weapon fired, destroying all Imulsion, Locust and Lambent, including all living Drones.

Behind the scenesEdit


Concept art for the Lambent Drone.

  • Lambent Grenadier (Action Figure) SDCC Exclusive 2009 was an exclusive action figure created in the likeness of the Lambent Drone.
  • Lambent Drones using Lancers cannot use the chainsaw bayonet and cannot chainsaw duel the player. 
  • If a Lambent Drone is killed while mantling over cover, the Lambent Drone is placed in a cover position on the spot where he was killed and then explode.
  • If the Lambent Drone is tagged with a smoke grenade, he will be downed and must be executed. This is the only way to down a Lambent Drone.


  1. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant
  2. Gears of War 3 E3 demo
Locust Horde
Berserker · Boomer (Butcher, Flame Boomer, Grinder, Mauler, Mauler Elite, Savage Boomer, Tremor) · Drone (Beast Rider, Bolter, Cleaver Theron, Cyclops, Flame Drone, Flame Grenadier, Grappler, Grenadier, Grenadier Elite, Gunner, Hunter, Hunter Elite, Miner, Palace Guard, Rager, Savage Drone, Savage Grenadier, Savage Grenadier Elite, Savage Hunter, Savage Marauder, Savage Theron, Sniper, Spotter, Theron Elite, Theron Guard, Theron Sentinel) · Kantus (Armored Kantus, Savage Kantus)
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