Elutuzem-pattern stalker rifle

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Elutuzem-pattern long shooter
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Production overview


Merchants of Qikost[1]


Directed-energy sniper rifle[1][2]


Stalker Rifle Ultra



134.1 centimeters (52.8 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

Superheated plasma[1]

Feed system:

32 bolts[1]



Rate of fire:


Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

The Stalker Rifle is a Hesduron-pattern plasma marksman rifle acquired by the Banished. It has a high rate of fire, but requires periodic heat venting during sustained fire.[3]

The Elutuzem-pattern long shooter, also known as the stalker rifle, is a semi-automatic plasma sniper rifle in service with the Banished.[1]


Design details[edit]

Although the stalker rifle resembles the particle acceleration weapons used by the original Covenant, it differs in functionality and performance. The stalker rifle employs the same electromagnetic compositors as the M'tara-pattern focus rifle to launch bolts of superheated plasma at extraordinary distances. It contains a native-link system that allows for various optics configurations, including 3× and 6× magnifications. Atriox's elite Jiralhanae Stalkers worked closely with the Merchants of Qikost to perfect this integrated sighting system.[1]


"The Brute Stalkers would be proud."
Iratus during a War Games simulation.[4]

Stalker rifles were originally used by snipers in the Covenant,[5] and have become a preferred weapon of Banished snipers and scouts - especially those closest to Atriox and Escharum.[1] During the Battle for Zeta Halo, the stalker rifle was commonly employed by Kig-Yar Snipers.[6]


In-game information[edit]

Mid to long range plasma weapon with a high rate of fire and slower projectiles.[8]

The Stalker Rifle in Halo Infinite is a semi-automatic directed-energy weapon that serves as a hybrid between the Vostu-pattern carbine and the Sulok-pattern beam rifle. It is capable of venting, but if fired 7 times in a row without waiting, the stalker rifle will overheat. It is capable of killing a Spartan in 3 headshots in multiplayer. In the campaign, the stalker rifle is wielded exclusively by Kig-Yar Snipers, though Sangheili and Jiralhanae may also pick up nearby unused or dropped stalker rifles.

Production notes[edit]

The stalker rifle was first revealed as a weapon included in with the Kig-Yar Sniper figure in the Halo Infinite line.[9]


Development images[edit]



List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 479
  2. ^ Halo Support, Halo Infinite Weapon, Equipment, and Vehicle Inventory: "Long-range plasma sniper rifle." (Retrieved on May 5, 2023) [archive]
  3. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Forge - Stalker Rifle description: "The Stalker Rifle is a Hesduron-pattern plasma marksman rifle acquired by the Banished. It has a high rate of fire, but requires periodic heat venting during sustained fire."
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, Personal AI dialogue
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Encyclopedia Extravaganza (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2022) [archive]
  6. ^ a b Halo Infinite, gameplay
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, Forge - Stalker Rifle Ultra description: "Covenant-sourced Stalker Rifle with increased rate of fire but reduced heat and damage output."
  8. ^ Halo Infinite, Academy - Weapon Drills - Stalker Rifle description
  9. ^ Twitter, Tom Garrett (@TheLegendary117) (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]