The Sangheili Warrior class in Jul 'Mdama's Covenant is entirely made up of seasoned war veterans who survived the last Human-Covenant War, that did not operate in a leadership position, but took many lives. Due to this, they are rarely encountered due to their low numbers. Known for their powerful energy shields and usually-devastating weaponry, Warriors are considered some of the most fearsome members in the new Covenant order. They are extremely aggressive and durable fighters, and are particularly devastating when fighting in groups.
Their armor, especially the helmet, is quite similar in appearance to that worn by Sangheili Generals in service to the Covenant; however, it is a duller shade of gold and leaves the wearer's forearms exposed. The helmet is an elaborate, accentuated design. The pauldrons use a shield-bolstering pauldron system to increase shield strength. The cuisse is of the spaded design. The greaves are high framed and are ridge-locked, with ornamental raised-claws.
Sangheili Warriors are typically armed with Type-51 carbines, Type-33 Needlers, and Type-55 storm rifles. They also frequently wield Type-33 fuel rod guns and can throw plasma grenades with a high level of accuracy. By October 2558, Sangheili Warriors began to use Type-57B carbines, Type-56D Needlers, Type-58 fuel rod cannons and Type-53 Plasma Casters.
The easiest way to bring down a Sangheili Warrior is to disable its shields with an overcharged plasma pistol shot, then follow up with a precision headshot. Players can also use a binary rifle or sniper rifle to kill the Warrior in one or two shots. Active camouflage also allows players to sneak up on a Warrior and assassinate it from behind. When facing a Warrior wielding a fuel rod gun, one should always take cover and wait for it to stop shooting before returning fire.
Concept art of a Sangheili Warrior's armor for Halo 4.
A Sangheili Warrior using a Storm Rifle.
A Sangheili Warrior with a fuel rod gun.
A Sangheili Warrior in Warzone.
A Sangheili Warrior on Escape from ARC.
A cloaked Sangheili Warrior on Attack on Sanctum.
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List of appearances
- Halo 4 (First appearance)
- Halo: Initiation
- Halo: Escalation
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Mythos
- ^ Halo: Initiation #1
- ^ Halo Waypoint: New Halo 4 Renders
- ^ a b Halo Waypoint: Halo 4 Interactive Guide
- ^ a b Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 29 + page 48
- ^ Halo: The Great Journey: The Art of Building Worlds, page 52
- ^ Halo 5: Guardians