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Elutuzem-pattern stalker rifle

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Elutuzem-pattern long shooter
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Production overview

Manufacturer:

Merchants of Qikost[1]

Type:

Sniper rifle[2]

Length:

134.1 centimeters (52.8 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

Superheated plasma[1]

Feed system:

32 bolts

Rate of fire:

Semi-automatic[1]

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

 

"The Brute Stalkers would be proud."
Iratus during a War Games simulation.[3]

The Elutuzem-pattern long shooter,[1] also known as the stalker rifle, is a semi-automatic plasma sniper rifle in service with the Banished.[2]

Overview[edit]

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. Atriox's elite Jiralhanae Stalkers worked closely with the Merchants of Qikost to perfect this integrated sighting system.[1]

Usage[edit]

The stalker rifle is the preferred weapon of Banished snipers and scouts, especially those closest to Atriox and Escharum.[1]

Variants[edit]

Gameplay[edit]

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 can also pick up nearby unused or dropped 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.[2] Certain aspects of its design bear a resemblance to components of the Gadulo-pattern needle rifle.

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 479
  2. ^ a b c Twitter, Tom Garrett (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, Personal AI dialogue