Type-54 plasma pistol

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This article is about the model introduced in Halo 5: Guardians. For the model introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved, see Type-25 plasma pistol.
Type-54 plasma pistol
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Production overview

Model series:



Directed-energy pistol[1]


Ammunition type:

Superheated plasma[1]

Feed system:

100 battery units[1]

Rate of fire:

Semi-automatic; single charged bolt[1]

Muzzle velocity:

169 m/s single shot (380 mph)

65 m/s charged shot (147 mph)

Effective range:

30.5 meters unscoped 91 meters scoped

Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts


The Type-54 Directed Energy Pistol (T-54 DEP)[2], also known as the plasma pistol, is the post-Covenant War successor to the Type-25 plasma pistol.[1]


Type-54D plasma pistol[edit]

The T-54D plasma pistol was used extensively by the Swords of Sanghelios and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant in October 2558. It is also the preferred sidearm for Spartan-IV Olympia Vale. It is classified as a Common REQ and can be summoned in Warzone at Level 2 energy.[1]

Type-54D variants[edit]

  • Spitfire: The Spitfire is an improved T-54D produced by Kig-Yar armorers that features a faster rate of fire and reduced heat generated per shot.[1] It is classified as an Uncommon REQ and can be summoned in Warzone at Level 3 energy. It can also be found as the second hidden weapon in the campaign on the level Genesis.[3]
  • Void's Tear: The Void's Tear is an advanced T-54D that features overcharged shots that create an unstable gravimetric vortex by superheating exotic nuclear isomers. At the point of impact, the overcharged shot pulls in nearby objects and then explodes. Unlike other Plasma Pistol variants and the Incineration Cannon, keeping the Void's Tear charged for too long will not deplete the battery. It is classified as a Rare REQ and can be summoned in Warzone at Level 4 energy.[1]


Changes from Type-25 plasma pistol in Halo 2: Anniversary[edit]

  • Can now be zoomed in with Smart scope to decrease reticle bloom.
  • Overcharges now track targets better if the player is "scoped-in," similar to the Type-56 needler.
  • Is once again able to EMP vehicles.
  • Increased damage, killing a fully-shielded Spartan in 9 bolts.
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List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo 5: Guardians
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint - Cannon Fodder: Locke & Load
  3. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Genesis