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Veporokk Workshop Ravager

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Veporokk Workshop Plasma Tosser
Cutout of the Veporokk Workshop Ravager.
Production overview

Manufacturer:

Forge of Torograd[1]

Type:

Directed-energy launcher[2]

Length:

110.4cm[1]

Ammunition type:

Incendiary plasma[3]

Operation:

Semi-automatic/charged

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

 

The Veporokk Workshop Plasma Tosser,[1] also known as the Ravager, is a weapon in service with the Banished. It is capable of launching plasma and features a blade at the end of the weapon.[3]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The Ravager has a profile and design similar to the Paegaas Workshop Spiker. Unlike the Spiker, the Ravager is a directed-energy weapon, firing red plasma incendiary bolts at targets. Once fired, the plasma incendiary rounds travel in a shallow arc[5], though can be affected by the presence of anti-gravity technology. When impacting a surface, the incendiary splashes the plasma around the point of impact.[6] The Ravager was manufactured by the Forge of Torograd and developed by the Veporokk workshop.[1]

The Ravager is capable of being used in an anti-vehicle and anti-air capacity, with Banished troops using them to shoot down at least one F-41 Broadsword during Operation: WOLFE.[5] They are also capable of melting through the Titanium-A armor of MJOLNIR GEN3.[6]

Like many Jiralhanae weapons, the Ravager has a blade mounted under the weapon's barrel. However, the Ravager is unique in that it fires plasma rather than physical projectiles.[3]

Development history[edit]

The Ravager is a weapon of Jiralhanae - and likely Banished - design. It was relatively newly-introduced in 2559, to the point that Blue Team were unfamiliar with the design.[5]

Usage[edit]

The weapon was employed by the Gray Guards serving the Banished during Operation: WOLFE.[6] It was also employed by at least one of the Sangheili troops involved in the raid on Anodyne Spirit during the Second Ark Conflict.[4] It is also employed by Escharum's forces during the conflict on Zeta Halo.

Gameplay[edit]

Halo Infinite[edit]

The Ravager fires plasma in three round bursts, and its plasma arcs after it is fired from the weapon. If the player continuously fires the weapon without waiting, the Ravager will eventually need to be vented so it can be used again. It also has an alt-fire mode that deals damage in an area, but at the expense of overheating the weapon entirely, similar to the Plasma Pistol.[3] In the campaign, the Ravager is wielded by Jiralhanae Officers, Sangheili Enforcers, and Sangheili Warlords.

Variants[edit]

  • Veporokk Workshop Ravager Rebound: A white-painted and improved version of the Ravager which fires shots that will bounce off the ground several times before doing damage.

Production notes[edit]

According to Sam Brown, the concept artist who designed the weapon, the Ravager was originally intended to be a Forerunner weapon. The filename for the initial Forerunner concept art suggests that it might have been called the "Slagmaker."[7]

Gallery[edit]

Concept art[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 477
  2. ^ a b Halo Infinite
  3. ^ a b c d Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Premiere
  4. ^ a b Halo: Shadows of Reach: Sacrifice
  5. ^ a b c d Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 19
  6. ^ a b c Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 20
  7. ^ ArtStation, Sam Brown - Provoker (Retrieved on Jan 29, 2022) [archive]