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"It is a walking tank that bulldozes foes with its powerful melee smash attacks, crushing anything that gets in its way."
Jeff Easterling on Goliaths.[1]

Goliaths are a type of Mgalekgolo employed by the Banished.


Unlike a typical Mgalekgolo pair, which splits a colony into two independent bodies, Goliaths are a Hunter-style body containing a single Lekgolo colony that optimizes brute strength over all other considerations, forgoing the typical assault cannon. Unlike normal Hunters, Goliaths are quadrupedal. Inside the Goliath’s armored shell most of the Lekgolo in the gestalt adapt to function as corded pseudo-muscle and thick-skinned protective bands, with a minimum of sensory and cognitive function. Goliaths are not easily self-sustained due to their ravenous hunger for nutrients, and are typically only seen in times of extreme danger among feral Lekgolo, but "Colony" of the Banished can coerce or direct subsidiary gestalts into this form seemingly at will.[1]

Operational history[edit]

"Colony" deployed Goliaths against the crew of the Spirit of Fire during the Battle of Installation 00 in 2559[2] as a superheavy infantry unit to protect areas "Colony" finds of particular importance.[3] Goliaths were also employed by Pavium during the Flood outbreak on the Installation, in which they were employed to break through rubble and clear a path for the Banished forces' retreat.[4]


Goliaths are an unlockable Blitz card and deployable as a unit in the Blitz mode of Halo Wars 2.

  • Leader: Colony
  • Rarity: Common
  • Cost to deploy: 50
  • Ability: Ram - Rams and stuns nearby targets.


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