Karo'wark-pattern Ghost

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This article is about the post-Covenant war Covenant vehicle. For other uses, see Ghost (disambiguation).
Karo'wark-pattern Scout Bike
Production information


Iruiru Armory[1]



Technical specifications


4.8 meters (16 ft)[1]


3.9 meters (13 ft)[1]


1.8 meters (5.9 ft)[1]


644 kilograms (1,420 lb)[1]


Nanolaminate hull plating[2]


Twin medium plasma cannons[1][3]


One pilot


In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts


Ground support aircraft


Swords of Sanghelios
Jul 'Mdama's Covenant faction


The Karo'wark-pattern Scout Bike[1] (UNSC Type classification: Type-54 Rapid Attack Vehicle, T-54 RAV), more commonly identified as the Ghost, is a standard reconnaissance and rapid attack vehicle in service with various Covenant remnant factions.[4]


Design details[edit]

Free from the sacrifical needs of the San'Shyuum, the Karo'wark-pattern Scout Bike's design focuses more on driver survivability, integrated with the latest boosted-gravity drive components. With an internal fuel cell and reinforced shielding, the Karo'wark-pattern Ghost offers a greater level of protection and higher performance compared to the older Karo'etba-pattern Ghost.[4] The Karo'wark's design pattern is a "compromise" design, employed by several Sangheili factions during the civil war on Sanghelios.[1]


  • Sword Ghost: The Swords of Sanghelios field crimson-painted Karo'wark-pattern Ghosts with improved armor over the standard models.[2]
  • Ghost Ultra: Ultra Ghosts are next-generation, silver-painted Karo'wark-pattern Ghosts with even greater armor and more powerful explosive plasma cannons than the Sword Ghost. Ghost Ultras are exclusively produced by the independent Sangheili colony of Whispering Trees.[2]
  • Temple Ghost: Driven by veteran Zealots who have mastered their impetuous natures, the Temple Ghost, a rare treasure worth its weight in lesser warriors, is a Masterwork Ghost with hardened armor, improved handling, and plasma cannons that can be fired while boosting.[2]
  • Warzone Ghost: The Warzone Ghost is a variant of the Ghost used by enemy AI in War Games simulations.

Operational history[edit]

The Karo'wark-pattern Scout Bike was put into service after the end of the Human-Covenant War, with the Covenant remnants utilizing new manufacturing facilities to produce the model. The Karo'wark-pattern was used in multiple battles, including the Battle of Kamchatka and various battles in the Blooding Years.[4] By October 2558, Arbiter Thel 'Vadam had used his contacts and influence to purchase Karo'wark-pattern Ghosts for the Swords of Sanghelios that boasted superior armor compared to the Ghosts used by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant.[2] A small number of Ultra Ghosts were used by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant during the Battle of Genesis.[5][6] Around the same time Karo'wark-pattern Ghosts became popular in War Games matches aboard the UNSC Infinity.[2]


Changes from the Karo'etba-pattern Ghost in Halo 2 Anniversary[edit]

  • The Ghost, like its Halo 4 counterpart, once again has a limited amount of time to boost before it has to recharge. In addition to the base model there are also three variants: the Sword Ghost, Ultra Ghost, and Temple Ghost.
  • Handling and maneuverability have been vastly improved.
  • Plasma cannons' projectile velocity and damage have been increased to compensate for Halo 5's enhanced mobility.
  • The Ghost's side engines are its weakpoints; once exposed, if shot there, it will take damage much faster.


Developmental images[edit]


Halo 5: Guardians REQ cards[edit]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 272
  2. ^ a b c d e f Halo 5: Guardians, Ghost in-game unit
  3. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, REQ card: Ghost Description "Fast attack bike fitted with dual rapid-fire plasma cannons. Can boost for extra speed, at the expense of maneuverability."
  4. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Designs of the Times (Retrieved on Jun 30, 2021) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Genesis
  6. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Guardians