Brute Captain Ultra

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Captain Ultras are very strong opponents. They can take multiple hits from any non-explosive weapon to kill them. The best alternative to an explosive or powerful weapon for these hardy Jiralhanae warriors is the battle rifle to the head, which allows the player to hit them from a distance and kill them with few shots. A single plasma grenade can kill them along with a spike grenade, provided they detonate nearby each other. Ultras are rare on lower difficulties but more common on Heroic and Legendary difficulties. The Type-25 plasma pistol's overcharge shot can come in handy as well to take out their shields. They are generally seen leading lesser Jiralhanae, Unggoy and Kig-Yar into battle.

Captain Ultras are armed with a wide assortment of weapons. Most often, they wield the Type-25 Brute shot. However, they also use Type-2 spike grenades, Okarda'phaa-pattern plasma rifles, Paegaas Workshop Spikers, Vostu-pattern carbines, and Pez'tk-pattern fuel rod guns.[1] Captain Ultras are sometimes equipped with Covenant equipment like a bubble shield, power drain, radar jammer or a flare. They occasionally use deployable covers for additional protection.[1]


  • Despite possessing much stronger shields than the Captain Regulars, and slightly stronger than the Captain Majors, they are still a bit below those of a Sangheili Major: in fact, on the Normal difficulty, a single shot from a particle beam rifle will destroy the power armor of an Ultra, but won't completely drain the shield of a Major.
  • Interestingly, neither a Captain Ultra, nor any other kind of Jiralhanae Captain, has ever been seen manning a Wraith or a Prowler. Also, the only way to make them drive a Chopper is to let yours be hijacked.


  1. ^ a b Halo 3