Ground assault, defense, recon, boarding
Heavy 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..
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. During the Battle of Requiem and Requiem Campaign, Kig-Yar Heavies were typically armed with Type-33 Needlers or Type-25 plasma pistols. By October 2558, they began to use Type-56D Needlers and Type-54D plasma pistols.
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.
Render of the Kig-Yar Heavy in Halo 4.
Closeup of a Kig-Yar Heavy on the level Composer.
John-117 fighting a Kig-Yar Heavy on the level Composer.
A Kig-Yar Heavy standing near several Z-8250 heavy artillery.
A Kig-Yar Sniper commanding a Kig-Yar Heavy and another Sniper.
A Kig-Yar Heavy and a Sangheili Commander.
A Kig-Yar Heavy receiving orders from a Sangheili Storm.
A Kig-Yar Heavy on Escape from ARC.
A Kig-Yar Heavy with a Z-110 Boltshot on Skirmish at Darkstar.
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List of appearances
- ^ Halo Waypoint: New Halo 4 Renders [defunct] (Archive)
- ^ Halo Waypoint: Halo 4 Interactive Guide [defunct]
- ^ Halo 4, campaign level Dawn
- ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Blue Team
- ^ Halo Waypoint: Jackal Heavy
- ^ Halo 4
- ^ Halo 5: Guardians