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Having been captured by Yapyap's forces, Jiralhanae are often employed by the diminutive Unggoy for use as battle-mounts. The Jiralhanae are instructed to punch things while the Unggoy throw plasma grenades. Some Jiralhanae are offered upgraded plasma gloves to deal additional damage against enemy forces, though many brutes also strike back against more overly bossy Unggoy.
Due to them being captured by Yapyap, Jiralhanae Riders do not have any armor that are worn by Banished Jiralhanae warriors, they hardly wear any armor other than wearing "hexagon" armor by their left shoulder, and they have a unique helmet they commonly wear, they have a seat attached to their backs in order to be controlled by an Unggoy Rider.
- Info: Anti-Infantry, Powerful melee unit, Good against infantry and buildings, Grunt riders can throw grenades, Can ram
- Tier: 0
- Cost: Population 3, Supplies 150, Power 75
- Cannon Fodder upgrade: Punch Harder You
- Info: Grunt overlords grant the Brutes gloves that leak plasma, making their attacks much more powerful against all targets
- Tier: 2
- Cost: Supplies 0, Power 500
Jiralhanae Riders are exclusive to Yapyap the Destroyer and can be built at Raid Camps in place of Jiralhanae Jumpers. Grunt Riders perform well against structures, okay against infantry, poorly against vehicles, and cannot attack aircraft except the Grunt itself dealing little-to-no damage. In Blitz Grunt riders cost 50 energy. Grunt Riders typically outperform both Jump pack Brutes and Goliaths in engagements.
Grunt Rider Blitz card.
Unggoy Riders in Halo Wars 2.
Unggoy Riders attacking a Banished Banished outpost.
Unggoy Riders alongside Pnap-pattern Goblins and other infantry.
List of appearances
- Halo Wars 2 (First appearance)