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GRENADIER-class Mjolnir

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This article is about the MJOLNIR Mark IV Grenadier variant. For MJOLNIR armor developed from Project GUNGNIR, see GUNGNIR-class Mjolnir.
Grenadier
GRENADIER-class Mjolnir from Halo: Reach armor permutation in Halo: The Master Chief Collection menu.
Production overview

Manufacturer(s):

Materials Group[1]

Testing site(s):

Damascus Materials Testing Facility[1]

Type:

MJOLNIR (GEN1)

MJOLNIR (GEN3) (Compatible)

Role(s):

Prototyping energy shields

 

The MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/G, also known as Grenadier, is a variant of the MJOLNIR Mark IV Powered Assault Armor.

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

This variant was a test bed for incorporating energy shielding technology with the MJOLNIR program. The helmet features an up-armored configuration with heads-up software that adjusts to combat situations that improves the user's performance and suitability. It is equipped with blast-guard pauldrons.[1] The Grenadier helmet can support the addition of AN/PZY-6011Y TYPHON and AN/PZY-6011Y TYPHON Command Network Modules, and a Type E3 UA module. The Grenadier chestpiece is additionally fitted with a VAUNTLOCK power pack - which is capable of powering the suit's shields should the suit's fusion reactor fail.

Development history[edit]

The Mark IV [G] prototype[Note 1] was introduced just over a decade after Mjolnir entered service.[1] Intended to provide additional protection from concussive force, the Mark IV [G] helmet is an up-armored version of the first Mark IV prototypes,[1] with an expensive lightweight composite shell.[2] The [G] variant served as the basis for all subsequent supplemental armor development programs; it is compatible with later models such as the Mark V. The [G] variant served as a test bed for incorporating energy shielding technology with the MJOLNIR program,[3] although these tests were ultimately unsuccessful;[4] energy shielding had previously been tested as of 2531.[5][Note 2]

After the first wave of GEN2 systems, based on requests of veteran Spartan-II and Spartan-III operatives, the UNSC Ordnance Commission considered reassessing a refined and upgraded version of the Grenadier suit. This led to the creation of the INDOMITABLE-class Mjolnir.[6] As late as 2560, the GEN1 Grenadier helmet could be requisitioned by Spartans, upgraded to GEN3 standards.[7]

Usage[edit]

This variant saw limited use as other variants filled the same role instead. Jorge-052 wore a variant of the Grenadier helmet with the UA (Up-Armored) attachment, as well as the knee guards, left shoulder, and UA chest piece.[1]

In-game information[edit]

Halo: Reach[edit]

"The Mk. IV [G] variant is an up-armored prototype based on the basic Mk. IV helmet."

All Grenadier armor types in the Armory are unlockable in the game's purchase system via the use of cR. In Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the Grenadier set is attainable in the Season 1: Noble progression system. Due to its adoption from the customized armor of Jorge-052, the Grenadier [UA] chest plate has his Spartan tag "052" written on the collar.

Armor Description Unlock requirements (Halo: Reach) Unlock requirements (Halo: MCC)
HR Grenadier Helmet Icon.png
Grenadier helmet
The Mk.IV[G] variant is an up-armored prototype based on the basic Mk.IV helmet. Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 25,000 cR Season 1, Tier 39 (Season point 1)
HR Grenadier UA Helmet Icon.png
Grenadier (UA)
Up-armored variant of the [G] prototype helmet. Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 5,000 cR Season 1, Tier 39 (Season point 1)
HR Grenadier UAFC Helmet Icon.png
Grenadier (UA/FC)
Up-armored variant with command network and external uplink modules. Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 2,000 cR Season 1, Tier 41 (Season point 1)
HR Grenadier RShoulder Icon.pngHR Grenadier LShoulder Icon.png
Grenadier shoulders
The MJOLNIR[G] prototype informed all subsequent supplemental armor development programs. Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 65,000 cR Season 1, Tier 76 (Season point 1)
HR Grenadier Chest Icon.png
Collar/Grenadier
The [G] prototype was the test bed for incorporating shield technology with MJOLNIR PAA. Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 4,000 cR Season 1, Tier 47 (Season point 1)
HR Grenadier Chest Icon.png
Collar/Grenadier [UA]
Unfortunately, they don't make prosthetic situational awareness. Halo: Reach rank icon General, 40,000 cR Season 1, Tier 49 (Season point 1)
HR GrenadierUAR Chest Icon.png
Collar/Grenadier [UA] [R]
Mil-spec prosthetic limb and shield test bed platform. N/A Season 5, Tier 55 (Season point 1)
HR Grenadier Knee Icon.png
Grenadier knee guards
The MJOLNIR[G] prototype informed all subsequent supplemental armor development programs. Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 45,000 cR Season 1 Tier 64, Season point 1

Halo Infinite - Upgraded GEN1[edit]

The Grenadier helmet and its attachments are available for multiplayer Spartan armor customization on the Mark V [B] armor core in Halo Infinite. The Grenadier shoulders are available under the SAP series of shoulder pads, while the knee pads are available under the UA series of knee pads.

Helmet Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Season Pass Icon
Grenadier
Materials Group GRENADIER helmets are officially categorized as prototypes, as NAVSPCWAR wrestles with the overwhelming cost of its lightweight armored composite shell. Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 75 (Premium)
Season Pass Icon
UA/VAUNTLOCK
Materials Group An addition to an armored yoke, this ensemble includes an early-model VAUNTLOCK power pack, which can temporarily power Mjolnir shields if the suit's fusion power plant fails. Legendary Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 73 (Premium)
A nice wholesome Grenadier shoulder.Halo Infinite - Menu Icon - Mark V[B] GRENADIER-class Shoulder
SAP/GND
TBD The baseline by which all supplemental armor is rated. Epic TBD
Season Pass Icon
UA/Type JOR
Materials Group Supplemental leg armor. Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 72 (Premium)

Attachments[edit]

Production notes[edit]

The Grenadier helmet resembles an early design of the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Mark IV created during the production of Halo Wars. It also resembles the Mark IV armor on the cover of Halo: The Cole Protocol.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although the Halo: Reach Armory consistently describes the [G] variant itself as a prototype, Halo: The Essential Visual Guide makes no mention of this, instead stating that GRENADIER is derived from the first Mark IV helmet prototypes. While the book's description may stem from a misinterpretation of the original source, both are represented in this article since they do not contradict one another.
  2. ^ "Energy shielding was a key feature of Mark V, although other Spartan squads had field-tested prototypes of this technology as early as 2531."

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 85
  2. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: Grenadier - Helmet Description "GRENADIER helmets are officially categorized as prototypes, as NAVSPCWAR wrestles with the overwhelming cost of its lightweight armored composite shell."
  3. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Collar/Grenadier - Description
  4. ^ Dr. Halsey's personal journal
  5. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 119
  6. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Noble Intentions (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  7. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Parallel Threads (Retrieved on Jun 25, 2021) [archive]