Gorgons guard the Gorgon's Maze in the Vault of Glass and patrol the area, each one following a predetermined route. If a Gorgon detects any Guardian team member, a "Gorgon's Gaze" debuff appears. If the Gorgon is not killed within 6 seconds of activating Gorgon's Gaze, the entire fireteam is immediately killed.
The Gorgon is attracted to nearby noise such as firing a weapon, or the burst sound of a nearby secondary jump. If it hears a sound, a Gorgon will go into a brief searching period. After a short time the Gorgon will go back to its regular patrol route.
Killing a Gorgon is possible, but requires significant damage to be dealt out in a very short time. When a Gorgon is killed, a message will indicate that other Gorgons have become even more powerful.