Grey skin with Black scales
Locust Hunter Elites were more aggressive and deadly than the lower ranks of Hunters. Hunter Elites were masters in assassination and was considered a serious threat to COG high command. They also bear a strong resemblance to Grenadiers but are seen as more of a threat in battle.
They wore one of the least amounts of armor in the entirey of the Locust Horde due to their already toughened hides acting as enough protection for these assassins.
Like their lower brethren, Hunter Elites were originally given
Torque Bows to locate and hunt down very important humans such as military and civilian leaders.
Eventually they were replaced by the
Theron Guards early on in the Locust War and were given Gnasher Shotguns instead. Nevertheless, they themselves were replaced by Grenadiers.
The Hunter Elite is very similar to the standard Grenadier. The only difference between the two is that the Hunter Elite is armored with a shoulder plate and the Grenadier is not.
↑ The Art of Gears of War pg 16
↑ The Art of Gears of War pg 16, 17
Hollow and Enemy Creatures
( Berserker Matriarch) · ( Boomer Butcher, Flame Boomer, Grinder, Mauler, Mauler Elite, Savage Boomer, Tremor) · ( Drone Beast Rider, Bolter, Cyclops, Disciple, Flame Drone, Grappler, Gunner, Miner, Savage Drone, Savage Hunter, Savage Marauder, Sniper, Spotter) · ( Grenadier Flame Grenadier, Grenadier Elite, Hunter, Hunter Elite, Savage Grenadier, Savage Grenadier Elite) · ( Kantus Armored Kantus, Savage Kantus, Zealot) · · Rager · Sire ( Theron Cleaver Theron, Palace Guard, Savage Theron, Theron Elite, Theron Sentinel)
Bloodmount · Brumak · ( Corpser Shibboleth) · Digger · Gas Barge · Heart Leech · Kraken · Kryll · Leviathan · Mangler · ( Nemacyst Ink Grenade) · Nemacyte · ( Reaver Assault Barque, Hydra) · Riftworm · Rockworm · Rock Shrew · Seeder · Serapede · Siegebeast · ( Tempest Shrieker) · Ticker · Torture Barge · Wretch
Former · Lambent Berserker · Lambent Brumak · Lambent Bull · Lambent Dog · ( Lambent Drone Lambent Drudge) · Lambent Gunker · Lambent Leviathan · Lambent Polyp · Lambent Stalk · Lambent Wretch
Canker · Carrier · ( DeeBees Bastion, Reject, Stump) · ( Drone Elite Drone, Grenadier, Elite Grenadier, Hunter, Elite Hunter, Imago, Sniper, Elite Sniper) · ( Flock Leech) · Hive Beast · ( Juvie Screamer, Popper) · Kraken · ( Locust Drone · Matriarch · Sire) · ( Scion Armored Scion, Heavy Scion, Scion Elite, Warden) · ( Snatcher Pouncer) · Swarmak
DR-1 · ( Shepherd Deadeye) · ( Tracker Shock Tracker) · ( Watcher Guardian, Sentinel)