Kig-Yar Heavy

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Jul 'Mdama's Covenant


Ground assault, defense, recon, boarding


Kig-Yar point defense gauntlet


Heavy[1] is a specialist combat role for Kig-Yar serving in Jul 'Mdama's Covenant. Most, if not all Heavies serving in the post-war Covenant belong to the subspecies of Kig-yar from the continent of Ibie'sh. Heavies are skilled and experienced Kig-Yar meant to support trackers and scouts and participate in boarding actions.[2][3][4].


The Heavy is equipped with armor that provides excellent protection. Its design is intended to reflect the Kig-Yar's station and intimidate enemies. The Heavy wields an orange point defense gauntlet, and wears a helmet contrary to most Kig-Yar infantry troopers. They are typically deployed as support for scouts and trackers.[5] During the Battle of Requiem and Requiem Campaign, Kig-Yar Heavies were typically armed with Type-33 Needlers or Type-25 plasma pistols.[6] By October 2558, they began to use Type-56D Needlers and Type-54D plasma pistols.[7]


Like their Major counterparts in past games, Kig-Yar Heavies are somewhat tougher and smarter than the Storm Jackals. On higher difficulties, their point defense gauntlets can withstand a single Overcharged plasma pistol shot. They also use the Needler more often than the Storm. In general, however, they are still relatively easy to defeat. Despite their protective helmets, a single precision shot to the head will usually bring them down. Although an Overcharged Plasma Pistol shot will not completely disable a Kig-Yar Heavy's shield, it will stagger it, leaving it open to attack.


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List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo Waypoint: New Halo 4 Renders [defunct] (Archive)
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint: Halo 4 Interactive Guide [defunct]
  3. ^ Halo 4, campaign level Dawn
  4. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Blue Team
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint: Jackal Heavy
  6. ^ Halo 4
  7. ^ Halo 5: Guardians