Barukaza Workshop Locust

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Barakuza Workshop Siege-Crawler
HW2 Banished Locust.png
Production information




Technical specifications


8.8 meters (28.9 ft)[3]


9.3 meters (30.5 ft)[3]


6.6 meters (21.5 ft)[3]


7.8 metric tons (7.7 LT; 8.6 ST)[3]


Quadrupedal leg assembly

Other system(s):

Energy shields


Unstable Focus cannon

Firing arc: Forward


1 operator, Lekgolo operators[4]


In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts


Siege vehicle



The Barakuza Workshop Siege Crawler is a variant of the Locust line of vehicles operated by the Banished.[3][5]

Design details[edit]

Banished Locust schematics.


The Foundry's garage and its kit assembly line allows the requisition of a Banished Locust.[2] Banished Locusts were manufactured by the Armory of Barukaza and developed by the Barukaza workshop.[3]

Crew and complement[edit]

The Banished Locusts has a single console inside the cockpit,[1] are piloted by an Unggoy[6] pilot.

The control systems of these Locusts are integrated with Lekgolo colony forms,[4] this is done by Colony adapting and perfecting this technique.[7]


The Banished utilize modified Locusts armed with unstable focus cannons, making them more dangerous than their Covenant counterparts.[5]

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.[6]

In April 2559, Banished forces used Locusts against the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire during the Second Ark Conflict.[6]


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,[8] Banished Wraith and Scarab.[9]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Halowaypointstore: HALO WARS 2 LOCUST SCHEMATIC PREMIUM TEE
  2. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Buildings - Foundry
  3. ^ a b c d e f Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 457
  4. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Units - Hunters
  5. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Units - Locust
  6. ^ a b c Halo Wars 2, Locust dialogue
  7. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs, Banished Units -Skitterer
  8. ^ Coastal Highway
  9. ^ From the Deep