This article is about the Banished's frontline tank. For the MJOLNIR armor variant, see MARAUDER-class Mjolnir.
The Marauder is a fast, medium-size infantry-fighting vehicle used by the Banished. It is armed with a heavy plasma turret and a complement of missiles. Marauders can be upgraded with modular plates of thick hide to increase their staying power in escalating battles and can also be fitted with cloaking systems. Marauders usually operate in close support of Banished infantry.
The Marauder employs a Jiralhanae design that traces its origins to armored hovercraft that ranged on the plains of Doisac during the world wars that eventually devastated the civilization there. Atriox acquired a number of these vehicles during his rise to power. He allows the Sangheili Let 'Volir, to direct some of them so that they can be used as heavy support for the Banished Ghost raiders. Jiralhanae Chieftain Hekabe's forces used Marauders during the Carrow Conflict. Marauders were deployed by the Banished against the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire in March 2559 during the Second Ark Conflict.
Halo Wars 2
Marauders can be built at the Banished Foundry by all Banished leaders. Unlike the other leaders, Let 'Volir is able to have his Marauders cloak once the upgrade has been purchased using a leader point. Marauders perform well against infantry, and okay against vehicles, aircraft, and structures. In Blitz, Marauders cost 70 energy, while Marauders Warchiefs cost 120 energy, and Prowling Marauders cost 90 energy. Marauder Warchiefs buff nearby allied units to do more damage, while Prowling Marauders stay cloaked for 90 seconds.
In Halo Wars 2 if a Spartan hijacks a Marauder, the Brute gunner will remain in the vehicle. This was the first vehicle where the secondary crew member remines in the vehicle while hijacked & continues fighting with the replaced driver.
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