From Halopedia, the Halo wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Biographical information





Hair color:


Eye color:


Political and military information


The Banished



"Voridus listen. You fail him one more time trying to prove yourself and I will not be able to save you. And it will be both our skulls beneath his mace."
— Pavium to Voridus.[1]

Pavium, nicknamed the Unbreakable, is a Jiralhanae Warlord within the Banished who fought against the Flood during the Second Ark Conflict.[2][3]


Warlord Pavium is an architect and siegemaster, making and unmaking fortifications at Atriox’s command. Given the epithet “The Unbreakable” for his implacable discipline and prowess in combat engineering, Pavium’s skill is unimpeachable, but conflicting ties of loyalty to his clan and brother Voridus had slowed advancement in the Banished. Eager to prove his worth, Pavium redoubled the efforts of his pack since their setback on Installation 09. His efforts have not gone without notice, and Atriox tasked Pavium and his brother with a mission to salvage starships near the remains of High Charity to judge their worthiness as members of the warmaster’s inner circle.[3][1]

Personality and traits[edit]

"A dead Jiralhanae wins no battles."
— Pavium during the Second Ark Conflict.[2]

A gigantic Jiralhanae[4], Pavium is an intelligent individual with a strong tactical mind.[5] Pavium has shown great care for those under his command, as seen when Pavium refused to abandon Voridus and seeing to the wounded during the Flood outbreak on the Ark.[6]


"They will not break us, they will break upon us."
— Pavium during the Second Ark Conflict.[2]

Pavium's panoply of war always includes his custom warplate and a relic tower shield gifted to him by Decimus. For offensive purposes Pavium uses a heavy mortar system for direct bombardment and a target designator for calling out high-value targets for combined fire from Mega turrets.[3][2]

Main-Legendary.png See our gameplay information related to Pavium in its gameplay page
Main-Superintendent.png Browse more images in this article's gallery page.


  • Pavium is voiced by T.J. Storm.
  • His name may be derived from the pavise, a large shield used by archers and crossbowmen, similar to the one Pavium uses.
  • Pavium's target designator is similar to the British Captain's Victor Target ability from Company of Heroes, which is used to designate targets for combined artillery fire.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b Halo Wars 2, campaign level What Could Go Wrong?
  2. ^ a b c d Halo Wars 2
  3. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint - Back Mentality
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint - The Nightmare Has Awoken
  5. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs — Tread Carefully
  6. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Fighting Retreat