Yanme'e Captain Major

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Captain Major
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Commanding other Yanme'e






Yanme'e Captain Majors[1], are high in the Yanme'e caste and have one of the highest Yanme'e ranks in the Covenant military. They are distinguished by their golden exoskeletons and use of energy shields.


Characterised by their golden carapace and energy shields, Yanme'e Captain Majors oversee 2-3 Yanme'e Captains.[2] They are also distinguished by their larger carapace plating. They appear rarely on the battlefield, though during the Battle of Mombasa a Captain Major led the defense of the hive within the city from the invading Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. However, it was eventually killed by a lone ODST.[3]


The Yanme'e Leaders are the best equipped of the known Yanme'e ranks in service with the Covenant military. They are equipped with relatively strong energy shielding and have hard, golden exoskeletons that can protect them from moderate damage. However, their exoskeleton is not immune to damage caused by firearms.[4] They are typically armed with Type-25 Brute plasma rifles.[3]

In-game information[edit]

Halo 3: ODST[edit]

Yanme'e Captain Majors are only encountered in the Halo 3: ODST campaign once, towards the end of the level Data Hive. The Captain Major spawns in the section during which the player and Dare must traverse the hive while fending off dozens of Yanme'e Pupa; the Captain Major spawns near the end of the section.

However, Yanme'e Leaders are occasionally encountered in ODST's Firefight. In this, Captain Majors spawn in a ratio of roughly 1:3 with regular Yanme'e Captains, with more spawning after Set 3. Drone Leaders are the most powerful Drone rank in the game. A plasma pistol is effective at draining the shields of the Leader. Once its shields are down, weapons like the SMG or the magnum allow the player to easily eliminate the Drone. Unlike lower-ranking Drones, the Leaders are more likely to land and walk around, rather than fly and shoot. It is not recommended for players to use grenades against the Yanme'e Leaders, since they often avoid them with ease.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo 3: ODST, In-game filename
  2. ^ Halo 3: ODST, gamemode Firefight
  3. ^ a b Halo 3: ODST, campaign level Data Hive
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), page 159