The Lich is a type of heavy dropship utilised by the Covenant and its remnants. Much larger than their contemporaries such as the Phantom, the Lich is capable of hosting dozens of troops and extremely heavy weaponry.
- Main article: Type-56 Lich
The Type-56 Lich was employed by the Covenant as its heaviest class of dropship. They were utilised in the Human-Covenant War but were so destructive that oftentimes, UNSC forces deployed against them suffered near-total annhihilation, limiting information about them readily known to the UNSC. In the post-war period, they are employed by Covenant Remnant factions such as Jul 'Mdama's Covenant and the Swords of Sanghelios.
A Covenant-era Lich, the Upright Chalice.
- Main article: Banished Lich