Banished Banshee

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Banished Banshee
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Production information

Manufacturer:

The Banished

Model:

Modified Type-26 Banshee

Technical specifications

Armament:

Crew:

1 pilot

Usage

Affiliation:

The Banished

 

The Banished employ a number of modified Banshees in their campaigns against their enemies.

Operational history[edit]

Traditional Banshees are modelled after the 'sKelln, an aerial predator on the Sangheili homeworld Sanghelios. However, those variants in service under Atriox have been twisted from their original form, with design features and details inspired by an aerial predator from the Jiralhanae homeworld of Doisac.[1][2]

Base Banished Banshee models are equipped with a fuel rod cannon for attacks against ground targets and rapid-fire plasma cannons for anti-air work, though can be upgraded with tracking plasma torpedoes for more effective air assault.[1]

These Banshees saw heavy use by the Banished during their campaign on the Ark against the forces of the UNSC Spirit of Fire in 2559.[3]

Variants[edit]

  • Unstable Banshee - A variant of the Banshee employed by Shipmaster Let 'Volir. This is a variant of the Banished Banshee that is fitted with unidentified canisters that cause the vehicle to explode violently upon destruction.

Gameplay[edit]

Halo Wars 2[edit]

  • Info: Core Air, Deadly against air
  • Tier: 2
  • Cost: Population 3, Supplies 250, Power 0
  • Upgrades:
    • Plasma Torpedo: Adds a Plasma Torpedo weapon, Effective against air
    • Tier: 3
    • Cost: Supplies 0, Power 650

Banshees in Halo Wars 2 can be built by all Banished leaders at an Apex. Un-upgraded Banshees perform well against vehicles, but only okay against infantry, aircraft, and structures. Once the Plasma Torpedo upgrade is researched Banshees will perform well against aircraft. In Blitz Banshees cost 50 power and Unstable Banshees cost 90 power. Banshees can be infected by Flood Seeder infectors.

Changes from Halo Wars to Halo Wars 2[edit]

  • Banshees now have only one upgrade level.
  • Population consumption increased by 1 and Supplies needed increased by 100.
  • Now requires Fortress to construct a Banshee.

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