In Destiny, I have come across a few different things which I would like to have some conformation on.

  1. Firstly, often times when I am sprinting, there is a purplish glow around my character that appears to be wind, but some conformation would be nice.
  2. Secondly, when I am being shot at from behind, I occasionally see large red objects, that look a bit like arrows, but I can't be sure.
  3. Finally, when I point my weapon at a person on my team in the Crucible without aiming, my hip sight often turns green, or green x's appear. If I do this to an enemy the sight turns red. Does shooting someone on my team when the sight is green have some kind of healing property?
  • For the third: No, guns don't heal. Guns kill. Though I bet the funnier way to figure that out would be to actually pull the trigger on your teammates.
    – user66184
    Apr 8, 2015 at 21:28
  • Except they don't kill your team mates so that comment isn't strictly true (as far as I am aware anyway - I've certainly never noticed friendly fire).
    – Chris
    Apr 23, 2015 at 11:29

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For your first question, as I am unsure of which class you are playing as this is only a guess. I believe if you are playing as the titan (striker subclass) you could be experiencing the effects of either the Shoulder charge or Juggernaut perks. After sprinting for a set distance you will see particle effects surrounding your character.

For your second question, these are most likely going to be damage indicators. These will show you the direction that you are receiving damage from.

And finally for your last question, no, your gun will not heal your team mates. this is simply a visual indication of whether the guardian you are aiming at is from your team (green icon) or the enemy team (red icon).

  • I think there is also some blade dancer perk that adds the wind effect as well.
    – turbo
    Apr 9, 2015 at 18:47
  • There could be but I haven't played enough of the hunter or warlock to speak on their behalf.
    – cutypi
    Apr 9, 2015 at 22:12

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