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Yoroi

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The Yoroi armor core in Halo Infinite.
...YOROI are forged using ancient karakuri arts from the raw energies of the land—each hand-crafted for eager young samurai of unimpeachable honor to defend their clan and lands from the barbaric Covenant invaders.[1]

The Yoroi is an armor core employed by samurai of the 343 clans of the Imperial Court in the Tenrai Fracture.[2][1]

In-game information[edit]

The Yoroi armor core is unlockable by attaining level 5 on the Event Pass during the Fractures: Tenrai event in Season 01: Heroes of Reach, the first season of Halo Infinite multiplayer. Customization options for the Yoroi are unlocked by attaining later levels of the Event Pass or purchasing Shop Bundles from the Halo Infinite in-game shop during the weeks when the Fracture: Tenrai event is live.[2][3]

Armor core[edit]

Armor core Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Menu icon for Yoroi armor
Yoroi
Fracture: Tenrai Wrought of the finest blessed ores and cooled by the breath of a thousand saints, each YOROI is a masterpiece of art and war. When its bearer falls, the armor is reclaimed and refitted for another young warrior eager to prove their worth.[Note 1] Legendary Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 5

Helmets[edit]

Helmets
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Helmet Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Icon of the Chonage Helmet.
CHONMAGE
Fracture: Tenrai Associated with samurai commanders, CHONMAGE kabuto incorporates an aiki ("harmony") weave for coordinating with distant warriors. Epic Purchase "Chonmage Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
HIKESHI
Fracture: Tenrai Popularized by selfless samurai peacekeepers in the early days of the Covenant invasion. HIKESHI kabuto are now worn by shogunate enforcers responsible for extinguishing the flames of sedition and rebellion. Common Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 5
Yoroi helmet
KABUTO
Fracture: Tenrai The traditional KABUTO of the samurai has both a practical and symbolic function. Over time, many variations have appeared. Epic Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 15
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
YOKAI
Fracture: Tenrai Samurai lost in their pursuit of unattainable perfection devolve into asura, hollow and ever-hungry beasts of war. Those who hunt these creatures must take on the YOKAI mask of even greater demons. Legendary Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 25

Helmet Attachments[edit]

Helmet Attachments
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Helmet Attachment Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements Compatible Helmets
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Imperial Crest
Fracture: Tenrai Wearing the family crest of the Imperial household is an honor granted only to a brave few. Legendary Purchase "Meditative State" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR
  • Hikeshi
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Spring Blossom Filter
Fracture: Tenrai Missions in fetid underground warrens inhabited by the Covenant and native terrors requires special preparation and equipment. Legendary Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 26
  • Yokai
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Staghelm Crest
Fracture: Tenrai Heraldry and symbolism associated with the elusive mountain stag is popular among western clans. Legendary Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 29
  • Kabuto
Icon of the Windbown
Windblown Mask
Fracture: Tenrai This mask allows the wear to filter and breath air befouled by the Covenant's domination spires. Legendary Purchase "Chonmage Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR
  • Chonmage


Visor[edit]

Visors
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Visor Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Icon of the Enji-Iro Visor
Enji-Iro
Fracture: Tenrai Made from strange insects and an even stranger refinement process. Epic Purchase "Chonmage Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Koban
Fracture: Tenrai May your victories bring fortune. Epic Purchase "Lucky Blue" Bundle from the Shop for 800 cR
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Okane
Fracture: Tenrai Whatever it costs, your enemies will pay the price. Rare Purchase "Desert Wind" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Ryuu
Fracture: Tenrai Specifically crafted in a sacred flame for high ranking warriors. Epic Purchase "Desert Sun" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Sabi
Fracture: Tenrai The old warriors still have much to teach. Common Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 5
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Spirit
Fracture: Tenrai Some move one. Some stay to fight. Legendary
  • Purchase from the Shop for 400 cR
  • Purchase "Ancient Spirit" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR
Icon of the Shibuichi Visor
Shibuichi
Fracture: Tenrai Some secrets are hidden in plain sight. Rare Complete the "Ronin" Ultimate Challenge between January 4 and 10, 2022
Icon of the Tempered Steel Visor.
Tempered Steel
Fracture: Tenrai Sharp eyes compliment a sharp blade. Epic Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 21
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Wave
Fracture: Tenrai Crash down upon your enemies with overwhelming force. Legendary Purchase "Scarlet Wave" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR
Icon of the Winsteria Visor.
Wisteria
Fracture: Tenrai Keep the demons at bay. Legendary Purchase "Heart Piercer" Bundle from the Shop for 800 cR

Chest[edit]

Chests
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Chest Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Icon of the Bear Temple Chest.
Bear Temple
Fracture: Tenrai Additional blessed plates to turn your foes' blades. Epic Purchase "Chonmage Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR
Icon of the Ever-filled Juzu Chest
Ever-filled Juzu
Fracture: Tenrai A healthy supply of meals for long marches away from the comforts of civilization. Legendary Complete the "No Party Like a Skull Party" Ultimate Challenge between March 29 and April 4, 2022
Icon of the Jadeiron Plate Chest.
Jadeiron Plate
Fracture: Tenrai Essence-infused jadeiron provides a measure of protection against Covenant grass-blades. Epic Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 23
Icon of the Kunai of the Hidden Hand Chest.
Kunai of the Hidden Hand
Fracture: Tenrai A brace of throwing knives gifted by the shinobi clans. Legendary Purchase "Heart Piercer" Bundle from the Shop for 800 cR
Icon of the Sparrow Temple Chest.
Sparrow Temple
Fracture: Tenrai A skilled samurai must always balance weight and balance with protection. Epic Purchase "Silent Sentry Set" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR

Shoulders[edit]

Shoulders
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Shoulders Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Icon of a Yoroi Left Shoulder.Icon of a Yoroi Right Shoulder.
Butterfly Petal
Fracture: Tenrai Carefully crafted to evoke the gentle grace of a butterfly. Rare TBD
Icon of the Crescent Moon Left Shoulder.Icon of the Crescent Moon Right Shoulder
Crescent Moon
Fracture: Tenrai Worn by samurai commanders, and those who aspire to leadership. Epic Purchase "Chonmage Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR
Icon of the Dragonbark Left Shoulder.Icon of the Dragonbark Right Shoulder.
Dragonbark
Fracture: Tenrai Worn by honorable warriors who follow the old ways in new battles. Epic
  • Left: Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 16
  • Right: Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 17
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Gatekeeper
Fracture: Tenrai Shoulder armor in the shape of an opened codex and a closing gate. Legendary
Icon of a Yoroi Left Shoulder.Icon of a Yoroi Right Shoulder.
Shadow Crow
Fracture: Tenrai A not-so-subtle reminder that samurai can strike under cover of night. Legendary Purchase "Silent Sentry Set" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR
Icon of the Sixth Gate Left Shoulder.Icon of the Sixth Gate Right Shoulder.
Sixth Gate
Fracture: Tenrai Every element of the samurai's appearance has deep philosophical and practical meaning. Rare
  • Purchase from the Shop for 200 cR
  • Purchase "Sixth Gate Loyalty" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR

Gloves[edit]

Gloves
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Glove Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
First Temple
Fracture: Tenrai Armored gloves tailored for each samurai. Common Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 5

Utility[edit]

Utilities
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Utility Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Customization icon
Dragonbark Hipguard
Fracture: Tenrai The labor of hundreds is needed to outfit a single samurai. Epic Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 22
Icon of the First Principle Blades Utility.
First Principle Blades
Fracture: Tenrai Swords from the Imperial armory, granted to those charged with executing Covenant infiltrators and saboteurs. Legendary Purchase "Sentinel's Blades" Bundle from the Shop for 1,500 cR (or 700 cR during a sale)
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Swordsman's Belt
Fracture: Tenrai A traditional military belt used to comfortably secure a tanto blade. Legendary Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 30

Knee Pads[edit]

Knee Pads
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Knee Pads Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Icon of the Crescent Moon Knee Pads.
Crescent Moon
Fracture: Tenrai Where heaven and earth meet. Rare Purchase "Chonmage Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR
Icon of the Dragonbark Knee Pads.
Dragonbark
Fracture: Tenrai Early examples were carved from solid dragonbark, but such excess is now reserved for high lords of the Imperial Court. Legendary Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 12
Menu icon for Halo Infinite Yoroi armor customization.
Petal-Polished
Fracture: Tenrai Samurai kneel only to blessed spirits, Imperial Court officials, and warriors of superior virtue. Common Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 5
Icon of Yoroi core knee pads
Shadow Raven
Fracture: Tenrai The Covenant's tainted darkness does not kiss the earth, it smothers it. Rare Purchase "Silent Sentry Set" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR

Production notes[edit]

  • The physical architecture of the Yoroi armor draws inspiration from its namesake, a Japanese armor named ō-yoroi, which is Japanese for "great armor" and was worn by the Japanese samurai. The armor core features horizontal rows of armor plates on the arm shoulders, while the armor below the waist resembled the haidate, which were thigh guards that tied around the waist and covered the thighs. The HIKESHI and KABUTO helmets feature characteristics like a large crest on the helmet and a neck guard made of curved plates. The Swordsman's Belt adds a uwa-obi around the waist, with the tantō handle typically facing towards the wearer's right-hand side for use when grappling in close quarters. The Ever-filled Juzu features the juzu, which were rice rations carried by samurai and named after Buddhist prayer beads.
    • Hikeshi is Japanese for "firefighting". The HIKESHI helmet, especially its shikoro neckguard, bears a strong resemblance to the modern Japanese firefighter helmet, characterized by its flaps, the design of which has descended from the Edo period, when the hikeshi (firefighting) system and buke hikeshi (samurai firefighters) were introduced.
    • Chonmage is a type of traditional Japanese topknot haircut worn by men and commonly associated to samurai. The CHONMAGE helmet features a protrusion which resembles the topknot.
    • Kabuto is "combat helmet" in Japanese, though it commonly refers to helmets worn by ancient Japanese warriors and samurai.
    • Yōkai refers to the supernatural entities and spirits in Japanese folklore. Similar to the Yōkai, which often have animal features, the YOKAI helmet possesses animalistic horns and teeth.
  • The CHONMAGE helmet's design is based on the Mark VI GEN1 variant of EVA-class Mjolnir helmet seen in Halo 3, featuring a very similar visor shape and indentations, along with a similar mouthguard design.
  • The YOKAI helmet's design is based on the LOCUS-class Mjolnir helmet seen in Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, albeit featuring additional horns, a simplified mouth design with teeth, and a nose sculpt.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Season 01 Yoroi's description was "Samurai armor from a strange realm".

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