Black Ops 3 Prophet Specialist Guide

Prophet is one of the nine different specialist classes in BO3. He is part man, part machine, and a complete warrior. Choosing this class gives players access to one of the most interesting special weapons in the game as well as an incredibly useful ability for competitive multiplayer. Equipped with his shocking gun and ability to teleport, Prophet is a real threat in the field.

Black Ops 3 Prophet Specialist


Prophet, otherwise known as David Wilkes, was a soldier that served in the British Engineering Corps. While with the BEC he opted to have cybernetic upgrades installed in his body. His augmentations give him abilities beyond the scope of normal human capabilities. Wilkes may still have a human side, but he could be considered a cyborg.

Official Bio

Wilkes got his first set of cybernetic augmentations while serving in the British Engineering Corps. Five years and many upgrades later, he is the embodiment of the cutting edge of human weaponry on the battlefield, using his superior technology to disrupt opponents’ tactics before moving in for the kill.

Special Weapon

With the Prophet class players gain access to the Tempest, a powerful gun that fires electric bolts. The bolts are able to arc between enemies that are close together, electrocuting them and dealing damage to multiple opponents simultaneously.

Black Ops 3 Tempest Special Weapon

The Tempest comes loaded with a total of 8 bolts for the player to use. Used strategically, players can rack up several kills with this weapon. It’s one of the most fun specialist weapons to use, that’s for sure.

Special Ability

Along with the Tempest, players that choose to play the Prophet specialist also get to use perhaps one of the most science-fiction abilities in the game – Glitch. Upon activating this ability the player’s character will teleport to a previous position.

This ability allows for strategic dodging, fleeing when low on health, stealth attacks, and more. It truly has unlimited potential, but requires some time to get used to. It is extremely helpful for escaping gunfights you know you’re going to lose, though.

Learn how to quickly master this specialist class by taking a peek at our BO3 strategy guide – it’s packed full of info that will help you get better with each specialist, figure out the best class setups, and a lot more.


Many players are discovering just how handy the Glitch ability is with the Prophet class. Below is a video that shows this specialist in action in a real match on Black Ops 3.


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