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Banished Locust

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This article is based on canon information, but the article's name is conjectural, as there is currently no official name for the subject.
Cropped image of the Banished Locust by Vorked.
Production information




Technical specifications


6.8 meters (22 ft)[1]


5 meters (16 ft)[1]


6.5 meters (21 ft)[1]


Quadrupedal leg assembly

Other system(s):

Energy shields


Unstable Focus cannon

Firing arc: Forward


1 operator, Lekgolo operators[3]


In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts


Siege vehicle



The Locusts utilized by the Banished are modified and repurposed Locusts.[4]

Design details[edit]

Banished Locust schematics.


The Foundry's garage and its kit assembly line allows the requisition of a Banished Locust.[2]

Crew and complement[edit]

The Banished Locusts has a single console inside the cockpit,[1] are piloted by an Unggoy[5] pilot.

The control systems of these Locusts are integrated with Lekgolo colony forms,[3] this is done by Colony adapting and perfecting this technique.[6]


The Banished utilize modified Locusts armed with unstable focus cannons, making them more dangerous than their Covenant counterparts.[4]

UNSC classification[edit]

This specific Locust is Record "J-458-T-30" in the UNSC Threat Database.[1]

Operational history[edit]

"They should start calling me the Locust of doom!"
— An eager Unggoy Locust pilot during the Second Ark Conflict.[5]

In April 2559, Banished forces used Locusts against the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire during the Second Ark Conflict.[5]


Halo Wars 2[edit]

  • Info: Anti-Building, Sustained damage, Long range, Weak armor
  • Tier: 2
  • Cost: Population 4, Supplies 300, Power 200

Locusts can be built at the Banished Foundry by all Banished leaders. Locusts perform well against structures, okay against infantry and vehicles, and poorly against aircraft. In Blitz Locusts cost 60 energy, Bloodfuel Locusts cost 80 energy, and Enduring Locusts cost 90 energy. Bloodfuel Locusts siphon health from enemies while Enduring Locusts will spawn Grunt squads when it is destroyed.



  • This is one of the few vehicles of non-human origin known to be submersible, with the others being the Type-47B,[7] Banished Wraith and Scarab.[8]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Halowaypointstore: HALO WARS 2 LOCUST SCHEMATIC PREMIUM TEE
  2. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Buildings - Foundry
  3. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Units - Hunters
  4. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Units - Locust
  5. ^ a b c Halo Wars 2, Locust dialogue
  6. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Units -Skitterer
  7. ^ Coastal Highway
  8. ^ From the Deep