Dovotaa Workshop Griever

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Dovotaa Workshop lair waster
Artwork of the Dovotaa Workshop Griever.
Production information


Crucibles of Dovotaa[1]

Technical specifications


40.9 meters (134.2 ft)[1]


52 meters (172 ft)[1]


13 meters (44 ft)[1]


85.7 metric tons (84.3 LT; 94.5 ST)[1]

Other system(s):




In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts[2]






The Dovotaa Workshop lair waster,[1] also known as the Griever fighter-bomber, is a bomber employed by the Banished in the post-war era.[2]


Design details[edit]

The Dovotaa Workshop Griever's design first originated from within the Dovotaa clan's workshops in the Rulux region on Teash, the Crucibles of Dovotaa. The craft was designed using technological advancements lifted from Covenant archives with the shape of the enormous, tri-hulled craft intended to echo the silhouette of barges used by ancient ocean-raiders on Doisac.[1]

While the Griever only requires a single pilot, one weapons officer and four additional crew members are required to operate the craft in its full capacity.[1] Despite its classification as a fighter-bomber, it is also referred to as a heavy bomber, and has cannon mounts large enough to be visible from more than two kilometers away.[2] The Griever is also equipped with numerous defensive countermeasures including chaff, flares, and energy shielding alongside heavy armor.[2][1] The combined shields and armor are able to take the impact of three volleys each of two Anaconda surface-to-air missiles in under three seconds before failing; requiring substantial concentrated fire to down.[2] One of the Griever's greatest advantages in combat is its resilience, being able to operate nonstop for long durations of time. Despite being classified primarily as a bomber, which includes the usual limitations to speed and maneuverability, the Griever has been seen to effectively function as a fighter on rare occasions.[1]


The Griever fighter-bomber is equipped with a heavy mortar, six plasma beam projectors, two spike cannons, and two plasma lances.[1] One of its plasma-based weapons consists of dispersion nozzles that spray plasma down onto a targeted surface, capable of "reducing half of New Mohács to glass." Another of its armaments consists of multiple plasma cannons capable of firing "vehicle-sized" plasma bolts.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Grievers were employed by the Banished on Reach during Operation: WOLFE in 2559. During their occupation of Reach, they employed Grievers whenever pockets of resistance were encountered; in such events a single fighter-bomber was deployed to turn the pocket into a crater.[3] Five such craft were later employed in an attack on New Mohács, though four were destroyed by the resistance with Anaconda surface-to-air missiles, and the fifth by Blue Team using M95 Lances, with their destruction taking out and wounding Banished forces moving towards New Mohács.[2] Two months later, Grievers took part in the opening space battle of the Battle for Zeta Halo. They, along with Banished Seraphs and Phantoms, fought against the complement of Broadswords, Pelicans, and Longswords from the UNSC Infinity and her escort fleet.[4]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 473
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 16
  3. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 11
  4. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 1