Banished Chopper

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This article is based on canon information, but the article's name is conjectural, and/or uses descriptions as the title, as there is currently no official name for the subject.
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Production information






Dual spike autocannons[2]
Ramming spikes[2]


1 driver

In service:

Second Ark Conflict
Battle for Zeta Halo


Scout Vehicle[2]
Anti-Infantry Vehicle[2]


The Banished


The Banished utilize modified Choppers.[2]

Design details[edit]

The Banished Chopper variants are extremely coveted and popular vehicles. Troops under Atriox's command often compete with each other to become a Chopper driver in the Banished outrider squadrons, with these competitions resulting in many deaths and injuries among Banished personnel.[2]

Design details[edit]

Main article: Chopper

The Banished Choppers are much in the same vein as their regular and Covenant-era counterparts. They consist of two massive wheels on the front, and a driver located at the vehicle's rear - protected from enemy fire. The flanks of the vehicle leave the driver exposed to enemy fire. The vehicle is equipped with two Paegaas Workshop Spiker autocannons, which in themselves are capable of being upgraded to fire explosive shrapnel rounds.[2]

The front of the vehicle is equipped with heavy armor plating and massive spikes, capable of allowing the vehicle to ram enemy targets and punch through light vehicles such as Warthogs. These blades form the Chopper's namesake, and a reflection of the Brutes' savage culture.[2] Banished Choppers used in the Second Ark conflict were manufactured by the Armory of Gethrog and developed by the Barug'qel workshop while the ones used in the Installation 07 conflict were manufactured by the Armory of Barukaza and developed by the Bolroci workshop.[3]

Operational history[edit]

In March 2559, the Banished used their own modified version of the Chopper during operations against the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire on Installation 00.[4] Blue Team later encountered Choppers deployed by Banished forces on Reach during Operation: WOLFE.[5]


  • Terror Chopper: This variant of the Banished Chopper equips the aforementioned shrapnel rounds alongside an increased mass of armor and ramming spikes.[6]


Halo Wars 2[edit]

  • Info: Scout, Fast moving, Can ram enemies
  • Tier: 1
  • Cost: Population 3, Supplies 245, Power 15
  • Chopper upgrade: Shrapnel Rounds
    • Info: Unit Upgrade, Adds explosive rounds, Detects Cloaked units
    • Tier: 2
    • Cost: Supplies 0, Power 450

In Halo Wars 2 Choppers can be built by all Banished leaders besides Let 'Volir and Ripa 'Moramee at the Banished outpost. As a scout unit Choppers can gather resources. Choppers do well against infantry, okay against vehicles, and poorly against aircraft and structures.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Units Chopper
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs - Chopper
  3. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition)
  4. ^ Halo Wars 2
  5. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 12
  6. ^ Halo Wars 2, Terror Chopper in-game unit
  7. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Showcase Sensitive (Retrieved on Jun 16, 2021) [archive]