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Meluth'qelos-pattern energy sword

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Meluth'qelos-pattern fireblade
A crop of the energy sword.
Production overview

Manufacturer:

Merchants of Qikost[1]

Type:

Energy sword

Specifications

Length:

148.5 centimetres (58.5 in)[1]

Weight:

2.4 kilograms (5.3 lb)[1]

Ammunition type:

Superheated, shaped plasma[2][3][4]

Feed system:

100 battery units[2][3]

Effective range:

Short[3]

Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts[5]

 
The Energy Sword is the iconic weapon of Elite warriors; a shaped-plasma blade that combines elegance and lethality in a single instrument. It is utterly lethal in close combat, slicing through, shields, armor, and bone with equal ease.[6]

The Meluth'qelos-pattern fireblade, more commonly known as the energy sword, is a Covenant melee weapon manufactured by Merchants of Qikost.[1]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

Main article: Energy sword (fiction)

The Meluth'qelos-pattern fireblade is one of the many energy sword variants manufactured by the Covenant and inherited by the Banished.[1]

Usage[edit]

The Meluth'qelos-pattern fireblade is a weapon carried by high-ranking Sangheili in the Banished; during the Battle for Zeta Halo, it saw extensive use among Ultras, Warlords, Sangheili Special Operations Officers, and Honor Guards.[5] It is one of the more common designs adopted by the Banished.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Bloodblade: As with many other patterns of energy swords, the Meluth'qelos-pattern energy sword can be customized as a bloodblade, with red-colored plasma.[7] Jega 'Rdomnai carried one as his personal energy sword.[8]
  • Duelist Energy Sword: A cobalt-colored Meluth'qelos-pattern energy sword with a white hilt and a lightweight frame, granting the user increased movement speed.[9] It was used by Okro 'Vagaduun during the Battle for Zeta Halo.[5]

Non-canon and dubious canon appearances[edit]

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A Sangheili killing Jin Ha with a Meluth'qelos-pattern energy sword.

Silver Timeline[edit]

Main article: Silver Timeline

Meluth'qelos-pattern energy swords are used by Covenant Sangheili against humanity.

Gameplay[edit]

Main article: Energy sword

The Meluth'qelos-pattern energy sword is featured in Halo Infinite. The energy sword is a powerful melee weapon in close-quarters combat, capable of killing most foes with a single strike.

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 482
  2. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2011 edition), page 349
  3. ^ a b c Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 63
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint, Energy Sword (Retrieved on Sep 21, 2011) [local archive] [external archive]
  5. ^ a b c Halo Infinite, Gameplay
  6. ^ Halo Infinite, Forge - Energy Sword description: "The Energy Sword is the iconic weapon of Elite warrior; a shaped-plasma blade that combines elegance and lethality in a single instrument. It is utterly lethal in close combat, slicing through, shields, armor, and bone with equal ease."
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign level House of Reckoning
  8. ^ Halo Infinite, Forge - Elite Bloodblade description: "Once the personal Energy Sword of Jega 'Rdomnai—now a hard-won memento of his defeat."
  9. ^ Halo Infinite, Forge - Duelist Energy Sword description: "Lightweight frame allows for increased agility."