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Unidentified energy sword pattern

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Unidentified energy sword pattern in Halo: Reach. Courtesy of Venture Jones
Production overview

Manufacturer:

Merchants of Qikost[1]

Type:

Energy sword

Specifications

Length:

126.8 centimetres (49.9 in)[1][2]

Weight:

2.36 kilograms (5.2 lb)[2]

Ammunition type:

Superheated, shaped plasma[1]

Feed system:

100 battery units[1]

Effective range:

Short[1]

Service history

In service:

 

This unidentified energy sword pattern (UNSC Type classification: Type-1 Energy Weapon/Sword, T-1 EW/S),[5][6] more commonly known as the energy sword, is a Covenant melee weapon manufactured by the Merchants of Qikost.[1]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

Main article: Energy sword (fiction)

This unidentified energy sword is one of the many energy sword variants manufactured by the Covenant. It is characterized by a widened gap between the two blades above its hilt.[1][3] The exact mechanism by which the energy sword functions was still under investigation by United Nations Space Command in 2552.[5]

Usage[edit]

Within the Covenant, this energy sword is a weapon typically carried by high-ranking Sangheili, like Sangheili Ultras, Sangheili Generals and Sangheili Zealots.[3] Bloodblade of this variant were employed by the Silent Shadow.[7][8] Following the Human-Covenant War and the dissolution of the Covenant, this energy sword was inherited by its splinter factions, including the Swords of Sanghelios,[4][9] Jul 'Mdama's Covenant,[4] and Servants of the Abiding Truth.[10]

Variants[edit]

  • Bloodblade - As with many other patterns of energy swords, this energy sword pattern can be customized as a bloodblade, with red-colored plasma.[7][8]

Gameplay[edit]

Main article: Energy sword

This energy sword pattern is featured in Halo: Reach. The energy sword is a powerful melee weapon in close-quarters combat, capable of killing most foes with a single strike. It is a power weapon that appears on some multiplayer maps.


Production notes[edit]

  • In Halo: Reach, the energy sword icon in the HUD features a different inner design from that of the in-game model.
  • In the remastered graphics of the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and the Halo 2: Anniversary campaign, the in-game model of the Pelosus-pattern energy sword was replaced by this unidentified energy sword pattern from Halo: Reach. However, the remastered Halo 2: Anniversary cinematics still depicted the Pelosus-pattern energy sword.

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Halo: Reach[edit]

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary[edit]

Halo 2: Anniversary[edit]

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