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Arbiter (NPC)

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Arbiter is a title carried by multiple non-player characters in the Halo video games.

Universe and lore[edit]

Main article: Arbiter
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Overview[edit]

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Halo 2[edit]

Arbiter (Ai)
Gameplay role

Parent character:

Elite Minor

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 30

Legendary: 45

Body material:

hard_metal_thin

Shield vitality:

Normal: 70
15s delay, 6s recharge

Legendary: 105
15s delay, 1.8s recharge

Shield material:

energy_shield_thin

Weapons:

plasma rifle, carbine

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), melee, dual wielding

Tag name(s):

dervish [1]

 
Main article: Arbiter (player character)

Campaign[edit]

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Halo 3[edit]

Arbiter (Ai)
Thel 'Vadam wielding an M7057 flamethrower and John-117 wielding an M90A shotgun in the Flood-infested High Charity, as seen in the Halo 3 campaign level Cortana.
Gameplay role

Parent character:

Elite Minor

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 200

Legendary: 200

Body material:

hard_metal_thin

Shield vitality:

Normal: 160
7s delay, 1s recharge

Legendary: 160
7s delay, 1s recharge

Shield material:

energy_shield_thin

Weapons:

carbine, energy sword, plasma rifle, flamethrower

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), melee, dual wielding, active camo

Tag name(s):

dervish [2]

 

Campaign[edit]

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Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

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Arbiter
Gameplay role

Parent character:

Elite Warrior

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 85

Legendary: 100

Body material:

hard_metal_thin

Shield vitality:

Normal: 110
8s delay, 3s recharge

Legendary: 155
8s delay, 3s recharge

Shield material:

energy_shield_thin

Weapons:

energy sword

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), grenades, melee

Tag name(s):

elite_arbiter

 

Campaign[edit]

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Halo Wars[edit]

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Arbiter
HW Arbitercloseup.jpg
Gameplay role

Faction:

Covenant

Unit type:

Hero

Leader:

Arbiter

Training

Population count:

1 Hero (1 Max)

Resource cost:

400

Training time:

60s

Unit stats

Health:

17000

Armor type:

CovenantLeader

Attack:

Energy Sword: 240 dps

Special ability:

Rage: 750 dps

Damage type:

LeaderPower

Range:

3u

Velocity:

15 ups

Upgrades

Combat upgrades:

  • Fiendish Return
  • Vicious Blades
  • Ghastly Vision

Special upgrades:

  • Defiant Rage
  • Spiteful Rage
  • Blinding Rage
 
Main article: The Arbiter (leader)
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Halo Wars 2[edit]

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Arbiter
 
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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo 2 Editing Kit, game file tags\objects\characters\dervish\ai\dervish.character
  2. ^ Halo 3 Editing Kit, game file tags\objects\characters\dervish\ai\dervish.character