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A crop of the Bloodblade in Halo Infinite.
The Meluth'qelos-pattern Bloodblade
H2A Render EnergySword-Infected.png
The Pelosus-pattern Bloodblade
Production overview


Model series:

Energy sword


Handheld, single-handed sword




Ammunition type:

Superheated, shaped plasma[3]

Energy capacity:

100 battery units[4][5]

Effective range:


Service history

In service:


A Bloodblade[Note 1] is the name provided to red-colored fireblades used by the Covenant and its remnants.[6][7]


Design details[edit]

Main article: Energy sword (fiction)

Bloodblades are energy swords that possess red-colored plasma blades instead of blue-colored ones. They are not exclusive to a specific pattern of fireblade, as they have been seen as Meluth'qelos-pattern fireblades,[8] Pelosus-pattern fireblades,[9][10] and two unidentified patterns.[11][12]


Bloodblades were used by some Special Operations Sangheili,[3][13] such as the Silent Shadow.[14][6] One of their known uses was at the Algolis Invasion in 2549, during the Human-Covenant War, in the attempted execution of Atriox.[10] They were also seen in the defense of a Covenant moon base.[13] Bloodblades were also in use with the Banished, with one being in the possession of Jega 'Rdomnai as his personal energy sword during the Battle for Zeta Halo in 2560.[8] After John-117 defeated 'Rdomnai, the Spartan kept the Sangheili's personal Bloodblade as a memento.[15][16]

Bloodblades were also sometimes used in the UNSC's War Games simulation, like in Infection sessions.[9][17]

In-game information[edit]

Halo 3[edit]

"Hidden. Active. Deadly. The Silent Shadow have been. The Silent Shadow remain."
— In-game description[11]

The Bloodblade is available in the Halo 3 portion of Halo: The Master Chief Collection as a skin for the energy sword.

Halo 2: Anniversary[edit]

In Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer, the Bloodblade appears as the Infected Energy Sword, sometimes shortened as Infected Sword. It is exclusively used by zombies in Halo 2: Anniversary's Infection mode.

Halo Infinite[edit]

"Once the personal Energy Sword of Jega 'Rdomnai—now a hard-won memento of his defeat."
— In-game description[16]

The Elite Bloodblade is a legendary weapon in the campaign of Halo Infinite. It can be acquired and wielded after the player has defeated Jega 'Rdomnai in House of Reckoning. The difference with the standard energy sword is mostly in appearance; the blade features red coloration, and enemies slain by the Bloodblade disintegrate like they would if killed by a Forerunner weapon, albeit the visual effects carrying a red than orange coloration. It can be acquired at any Forward Operating Base following the completion of the level.




List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Sangheili blood is purple, so "bloodblade" may be a human-given name or named for the blood of humans (or Jiralhanae or San'Shyuum) killed by bearers of the swords.


  1. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 307
  2. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 482
  3. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Energy Sword (Retrieved on Oct 23, 2021) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2011 edition), page 349
  5. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 63
  6. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Art of Wort (Retrieved on May 21, 2021) [archive]
  7. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Brute Force (Retrieved on Mar 19, 2017) [archive]
  8. ^ a b Halo Infinite, campaign level House of Reckoning
  9. ^ a b Halo 2: Anniversary, multiplayer
  10. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, campaign level A New Enemy
  11. ^ a b Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo 3: Halo 3 Energy Sword skin - Bloodblade
  12. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Headhunters (short story)
  13. ^ a b Halo: Evolutions - Headhunters: Motion comic
  14. ^ Halo: Tales from Slipspace - Hunting Party
  15. ^ Halo Support, Halo Infinite Weapon, Equipment, and Vehicle Inventory (Retrieved on May 5, 2023) [archive]
  16. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Forge - Elite Bloodblade description: "Once the personal Energy Sword of Jega 'Rdomnai—now a hard-won memento of his defeat."
  17. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Marching On (Retrieved on Feb 10, 2020) [archive]