Riven Mangler

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Riven Mangler
A transparent crop of the Riven Mangler in-game model. Courtesy of User:BaconShelf.
Production overview


Ukala Workshop[1]


Spike pistol



55.9 centimetres (22.0 in)[1]

Ammunition type:


Feed system:

8 rounds magazine[3]

Rate of fire:


Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts[3]

Fires a split-shard projectile at a low rate of fire.[4][5]

The Riven Mangler is a modified variant of the Ukala Workshop Mangler.[5]


Design details[edit]

Main article: Ukala Workshop Mangler

The Riven variant of the Manger bears a painted white colouration, and fires three split-shard spike projectiles when the trigger is pulled. It has a lower rate of fire than a standard Mangler.[5]


One such weapon was used by Balkarus, a Jiralhanae Captain in the Banished during the campaign on Installation 07 in 2559-2560.[6] During the campaign, he used the weapon in a combat encounter with John-117, though was defeated by the Spartan.[7]

In-game information[edit]

In campaign, the Riven Mangler is a legendary weapon awarded to the player after defeating the High Value Target, Balkarus. The weapon can be acquired at any Forward Operating Base within the campaign. It fires three spike projectiles with each trigger pull (killing a fully-shielded Spartan with 4 shots instead of 3 shots), with a lower rate of fire than a standard Mangler.[5]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 476
  2. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 5
  3. ^ a b Halo Infinite, gameplay
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, Forge - Riven Mangler description: "Fires a split-shard projectile at a low rate of fire."
  5. ^ a b c d Halo Support, Halo Infinite Weapon, Equipment, and Vehicle Inventory (Retrieved on May 5, 2023) [archive]
  6. ^ Halo Infinite, High Value Target dossier, Balkarus
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign mission Connections: Balkarus