Covenant Summit

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This article is about the Covenant building. For the map in Halo 5: Guardians, see Summit.
A render of the Summit building.
The Covenant Summit.

The summit is a deployable structure used by the Covenant and its remnants. They serve as an extension option on the Covenant's citadel firebases,[1] and are designed for the mass manufacture and maintenance of aerial vehicles.[2][3] It serves as a counterpart to the air pad and apex structures employed by the United Nations Space Command and Banished, respectively—with the latter bearing a considerable visual similarity to the summit itself.


The summit is a large deployable structure capable of being deployed as an extension on a Covenant citadel or minibase. Under the command of summit-masters,[4] they serve as field airbases and are capable of being teleported into their mounts from an orbiting Covenant starship.[5]

Summits are capable of mass-manufacturing, maintaining and upgrading a large variety of Covenant vehicles.[2][3] These include the Bkowe'nei-pattern Vampire and the various design patterns of Banshee,[1][5] and Phantom.[2][3] Huragok may also be serviced at a summit, when not housed in their own dedicated Huragok recharge stations.[1][5]

Operational history[edit]

Summits were used by the imperial Covenant during their planetary warfare campaigns during the Human-Covenant War. These included deployments on Arcadia[6] and Trove.[7]

In the post-war era, summits continued to see use in the Covenant remnant led by Jul 'Mdama. In February 2558, one such installation was deployed by 'Mdama's forces on Requiem and was the site of an attack by Fireteam Shadow during the Requiem Campaign. During the installation, the Spartan-IVs used TQ-8 seeker drones to help their attack on the base, though the mission was interruped with Shadow's recall for a more urgent mission to board and destroy a Zanar-pattern light cruiser, Panom's Canticle. To speed up their evacuation from the site, Shadow stole a Phantom dropship docked at the summit site to use for transportation.[2][3]

In-game information[edit]

Halo Wars[edit]

A screenshot of the Covenant Summit building.
The Summit in-game in Halo Wars.

"Covenant aircraft are constructed at the Summit. Aircraft upgrades are also in this structure."
— In-game description

The Summit is a Covenant building featured in Halo Wars. It costs Resources 150 and requires a tech level of Tech level 0.

The summit serves as the Covenant counterpart to the UNSC Airpad and constructs units such as Banshees, Vampires and Engineers. All the air-based unit upgrades are researched at the Summit. Unlike the UNSC Airpad, which requires a tech level Tech level 2, the summit can be built at a tech level of Tech level 0, making an early "Banshee rush" fairly easy. Like all buildings in Halo Wars, it takes the color of the player's team.

Name Type Cost Description
Population Tech Resources
Engineer Support Unit Population 1 Tech level 1 Resources 250 A support unit that repairs and heals nearby allied units.
State of Grace Upgrade N/A Tech level 1 Resources 350 Increases repair rate.
Harmonious Digestion Upgrade N/A Tech level 2 Resources 700 Increases movement speed.
Banshee Main Air Population 2 Tech level 1 Resources 200 Mainline air unit, Banshees are armed with both plasma cannons and fuel rod cannons.
Boost Upgrade N/A Tech level 1 Resources 200 Enables Speed Boost Ability.
Repeating Cannon Upgrade N/A Tech level 2 Resources 400 Increases the rate of fire for the Banshee's weapons.
Sacrifice Upgrade N/A Tech level 3 Resources 700 Banshees attempt to crash into ground targets and inflict area damage when destroyed.
Vampire Anti-Air Population 2 Tech level 2 Resources 250 Counter-air aircraft, heavy needler turret can track and engage enemy air in a large area.
Stasis Drain Upgrade N/A Tech level 2 Resources 400 Stasis Ability now drains target hitpoints and heals the Vampire.
Stasis Bomb Upgrade N/A Tech level 3 Resources 700 When a target is drained with the Stasis Ability, it explodes, doing area-effect damage.


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