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Elite (NPC)

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Elite
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Gameplay role

Faction:

Covenant

Unit type:

Infantry

Character stats

Weapons:

energy sword, pistols, rifles, shoulder-fired launchers, support weapons, detachable turrets

 

Elites are a reoccurring species of alien warriors present in every Halo video game, often serving as the enemy's mainline infantry and sometimes appearing as allies.

Universe and lore[edit]

Main article: Sangheili
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Overview[edit]

The Sangheili serve as enemies in most of the Halo games, and as allies in Halo 3. The Sangheili are depicted as very formidable warriors, displaying superb fighting proficiency and tactical mindset to effectively overwhelm their foes. Depending on the rank and role of the player, Sangheili warriors can serve as the most challenging opponents encountered in the games, by being able to quickly defeat the player to impede their objectives. Conversely, they can act as very reliable allies, arguably more so than the Marines, as the additional energy shielding in their armor and increased physical capabilities can grant them additional benefits that a normal human soldier otherwise lacks.

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Halo: Combat Evolved[edit]

Elite Minor
HTMCC Avatar EliteMinor 1.png
Gameplay role

Promotion rank:

Elite Major

Character stats

Body vitality:

100

Body material:

elite

Shield vitality:

100
12s delay, 10s recharge

Shield material:

elite energy shield

Weapons:

plasma rifle, needler

Actions:

vehicle use, melee

Tag name(s):

elite minor [1] [2]

 

Campaign[edit]

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Halo 2[edit]

Elite Minor
H2V Elite Minor.png
Gameplay role

Promotion rank:

Elite Major

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 30

Legendary: 45

Body material:

hard_metal_thin

Shield vitality:

Normal: 70
15s delay, 6s recharge

Legendary: 105
15s delay, 1.8s recharge

Shield material:

energy_shield_thin

Weapons:

plasma rifle, energy sword, needler, plasma pistol, carbine, any traded

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), melee, dual wielding

Tag name(s):

elite [3]

 

Campaign[edit]

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Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST[edit]

Elite Minor
Sangheili Minor 01.png
Gameplay role

Promotion rank:

Elite Major

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 30

Legendary: 45

Body material:

hard_metal_thin

Shield vitality:

Normal: 70
15s delay, 6s recharge

Legendary: 105
15s delay, 1.8s recharge

Shield material:

energy_shield_thin

Weapons:

plasma rifle, energy sword, any traded

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), melee, dual wielding

Tag name(s):

elite [4]

 

Campaign and Firefight[edit]

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Halo: Reach[edit]

Elite Minor
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Gameplay role

Promotion rank:

Elite Officer

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 70

Legendary: 100

Body material:

hard_metal_thin

Shield vitality:

Normal: 75
8s delay, 3s recharge

Legendary: 75
8s delay, 3s recharge

Shield material:

energy_shield_thin

Weapons:

Campaign: plasma rifle, needler, plasma repeater

Firefight: magnum, assault rifle, dmr, grenade launcher, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, any traded

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), grenades, melee, dual wielding

Tag name(s):

elite [5]

 

Campaign and Firefight[edit]

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Halo 4[edit]

Elite Storm
H4 EliteMinor.png
Gameplay role

Promotion rank:

Elite Commander

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 40

Legendary: 100

Body material:

hard_metal_thin

Shield vitality:

Normal: 93
8s delay, 3s recharge

Legendary: 93
8s delay, 3s recharge

Shield material:

energy_shield_thin

Weapons:

storm rifle, energy sword, needler, plasma pistol, carbine

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), grenades, melee

Tag name(s):

storm_elite [6]

 

Campaign and Spartan Ops[edit]

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Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

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Elite Storm
H5G-Render-SangheiliStorm.png
Gameplay role

Promotion rank:

Elite Commander

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 70

Legendary: 100

Body material:

hard_metal_thin

Shield vitality:

Normal: 93
8s delay, 3s recharge

Legendary: 93
8s delay, 3s recharge

Shield material:

energy_shield_thin

Weapons:

Campaign: storm rifle, energy sword, needler, plasma pistol, carbine

Warzone: beam rifle, scattershot

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), grenades, melee

Tag name(s):

elite

 

Campaign[edit]

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Warzone[edit]

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Changes from Halo 5: Guardians to Campaign Balance Update[edit]

  • Normal health increased from 40 to 70.
  • Increased flinch resistance.

Halo Infinite[edit]

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Elite Mercenary
Render of a Sangheili Mercenary. Included as part of the magazine kit linked to in this tweet.
Gameplay role

Faction:

Banished

Promotion rank:

Elite Enforcer

Character stats

Body vitality:

Normal: 110
12s delay, 20s recharge

Legendary: 180
12s delay, 20s recharge

85% recharge fraction

Shield vitality:

Normal: 160
12s delay, 1s recharge

Legendary: 230
12s delay, 1s recharge

Weapons:

pulse carbine, any picked up

Actions:

vehicle use (hijacking), grenades, melee

Tag name(s):

elite

 

Campaign[edit]

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Multiplayer and Firefight[edit]

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Halo Wars[edit]

Main article: Grunt Squad
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Elite
Gameplay role

Faction:

Covenant

Unit type:

Main Infantry

Unit stats

Health:

1114

Armor type:

Light

Attack:

Plasma Rifle: 18.15 dps

Special ability:

Grenade: 280 dps

Damage type:

Plasma Rifle: AASmallArms
Grenade: Grenade

Range:

Plasma Rifle: 25u
Grenade: 35u

Velocity:

10 ups

 
Needler Elite
Gameplay role

Faction:

Covenant

Unit type:

Main Infantry

Unit stats

Squad count:

2

Health:

400

Shields:

650

Armor type:

Light

Attack:

Needler: 39.6 dps

Damage type:

AntiInfantry

Range:

30u

Velocity:

8 ups

 
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Halo Wars 2[edit]

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Halo Spartan Assault[edit]

Main article: Twin-stick shooter
Elite Minor
Character stats

Weapons:

plasma repeater

Actions:

melee

 
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Halo Spartan Strike[edit]

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Halo: Fireteam Raven[edit]

Main article: Halo: Fireteam Raven
Elite Minor
Character stats

Weapons:

plasma rifle, energy sword

 
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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Combat Evolved Editing Kit, game file tags\characters\elite\elite minor\elite minor.actor
  2. ^ Halo: Combat Evolved Editing Kit, game file tags\characters\elite\elite minor\elite minor plasma rifle.actor_variant
  3. ^ Halo 2 Editing Kit, game file tags\objects\characters\elite\ai\elite.character
  4. ^ Halo 3 Editing Kit, game file tags\objects\characters\elite\ai\elite.character
  5. ^ Halo: Reach Editing Kit, game file tags\objects\characters\elite\ai\elite.character
  6. ^ Halo 4 Editing Kit, game file tags\objects\characters\storm_elite\ai\storm_elite.character