Arbiter body armor
Every Arbiter is given an ancient suit of armor that fits their size, and the armor itself always follow an age-old traditional design that dates back to before the Covenant. Multiple suits of armor are stored in the Mausoleum of the Arbiter, and an individual suit will be mourned if it is lost. Unlike the sleek, glossy armor worn by most Sangheili, the Arbiter's armor is made of a dark silvery-bronze metal and is more akin to a suit of human medieval armor. Notably, it includes a distinctive helmet with a curved hawk-like "beak" covering the face. The armor is secured to the Arbiter's combat suit by blue form-fitting straps and is composed of various segmented plates. A porous, form-fitting underarmor is worn under the metallic plates.
Ancient Ranger harness
Like the standard Sangheili combat harness, the Arbiter's armor is equipped with an energy shield. It also possesses active camouflage capabilities, but this feature can only be enabled for a limited time, as opposed to the armor of Spec-Ops Sangheili, as the armor and its functionalities are somewhat older than current Covenant technology.
- In Halo 2, the Arbiter armor lacked the distinctive mandible guards seen in Halo 3. The most likely explanation is that the current Arbiter added them himself.
Thel 'Vadam wearing the traditional armor of the Arbiter in November, 2552.
The armor worn by Ripa 'Moramee.
The armor worn by Fal 'Chavamee.
Thel 'Vadam wearing traditional Arbiter armor in October, 2552.
The armor worn by the Arbiter during the Unggoy Rebellion.
Thel 'Vadam wearing his armor shortly before the Battle of Sunaion.
List of appearances
- Halo 2 (First appearance)
- Halo 3
- Halo Wars: Genesis
- Halo Wars
- Halo Legends
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
- The Return motion comic
- Halo: Escalation
- Halo 2: Anniversary
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo: Shadow of Intent
- Halo Mythos
- Halo Wars 2 (Hologram only)