Banished Banshee

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Banished Banshee
Transparent image of the Halo Wars 2 Banished Banshee
Production information


'Ahtulai Workshop

  • Gethrog Armory


Modified Oghal-pattern Banshee

Technical specifications


4.6 meters (15 ft 1 in)


6.2 meters (20 ft 4 in)


3.5 meters (11 ft 6 in)


2.4 metric tons (2.4 LT; 2.6 ST)



1 pilot


In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts




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] Banished Banshees used in the Second Ark conflict were manufactured by the Armory of Gethrog and developed by the 'Ahtulai workshop while ones used in the Installation 07 conflict were manufactured by the Forge of Raansek and developed by the Kaelum workshop.[3]

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.[4]

The Banished Banshees seen at conflicts on Zeta Halo in 2560 appear to take advantage of an entirely different model, seemingly that of the Is'belox-pattern Banshee. This Banshee, retrofitted by Kaelum Workshop, has been optimized for combat durability with it's thick armor covering the head and lining the wings.


  • 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.


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.


List of appearances[edit]