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"Scarab" redirects here. For other uses, see Scarab (disambiguation).
Scarabs are quadrupedal mining platforms that are part of a larger class of constructs known as Excavators. Out of nine tiers of Excavators they are classed tier-four on its scale. Scarabs are all fitted with a focus cannon for destroying targets or mining operations.
Two models of the Type-47, the default and most common, Scarab exist: the Deutoros and the Protos. Both models are extremely powerful, possessing potent armament and armor.
Unidentified Scarab encounters
Fall of Reach
During the Fall of Reach after discovering the Forerunner ruins under Menachite Mountain on Reach, the Covenant attempted to use several Scarabs to dig deep into the mountain's caverns. However, the walkers were destroyed by Type-26 Wraiths manned by Spartan-IIs.
Battle of Havana and the Onyx Conflict
During the Battle of Havana on Earth, Spartan-II Blue Team destroyed a Scarab. Another Scarab that had an onboard reactor was deployed during the Onyx Conflict by the Joyous Exultation Covenant.
Like all known Excavators, the Scarab is named after an insect rather than a supernatural entity like most Covenant vehicles. However, scarabs do have significant supernatural relevance in Egyptian mythology.
List of appearances