Zo'klada-pattern plasma pistol

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This article is about the plasma pistol introduced in Halo 5: Guardians. For the plasma pistols introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo Infinite, see Eos'Mak-pattern plasma pistol and Rohakadu-pattern plasma pistol.
Zo'klada-pattern Pistol
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Production overview


Iruiru Armory[1][2]

Model series:



Directed-energy pistol[4]




36.9 centimetres (14.5 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

Superheated plasma[4]

Feed system:

100 battery units[4]

Rate of fire:

Semi-automatic; single charged bolt[4]

Effective range:

Medium to long

Service history

In service:


The Zo'klada-pattern Pistol (UNSC Type classification: Type-54 Directed Energy Pistol, T-54 DEP)[3] also known as the plasma pistol, is one of the original plasma pistol design templates from the Sangheili.[1] With the dissolution of the Covenant and the San'Shyuum's restrictions over legacy templates, this variant became a common sight in the Post-Covenant War conflicts,[1][5] particularly in the Blooding Years.[4] The Zo'klada-pattern became the basis for the Rohakadu-pattern plasma pistol which features multiple improvements.[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.[2] It is classified as a Common REQ and can be summoned in Warzone at Level 2 energy.[4]

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.[4] 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.[6]
  • 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. Normal shots also yank back weapons they hit. A direct, fully charged shot where a Spartan is pulled into the blast will kill in a single hit. Unlike other Plasma Pistol variants and the Incineration Cannon, keeping the Void's Tear charged for too long does not deplete the battery. It is classified as a Rare REQ and can be summoned in Warzone at Level 4 energy.[4]


Changes from Eos'Mak-pattern 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-56D needler.
  • Can once again EMP vehicles.
  • Increased damage, killing a fully-shielded Spartan in 9 uncharged bolts.
  • Overcharges drain 10% of the battery in the campaign and 15% in the multiplayer.

Production notes[edit]

Main article: Cut Halo 4 weapons § Halo 5 plasma pistol

The Type-54 plasma pistol was one of several weapons originally conceptualized and created for Halo 4, but was never implemented in the final build.[7][8]


Halo 4 cut model[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 291
  2. ^ a b c Halo: Outcasts, chapter 10
  3. ^ a b Halo Waypoint - News, Canon Fodder, Locke & Load (Retrieved on Aug 2, 2021) [local archive] [external archive]
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halo 5: Guardians, gameplay
  5. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 478
  6. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Genesis
  7. ^ Twitter, Corbin (@Unseen_Halo): "My favorite pic from Halo 4's Development. The same plasma pistol model has made it all the way to Halo Infinite :) @___Gal4xy___ Thanks for the capture" (Retrieved on Jan 27, 2022) [archive]
  8. ^ Twitter, cheato (@Gamecheat13): "The Halo 5 Plasma Pistol redesign was originally made during Halo 4's development." (Retrieved on Feb 10, 2022) [archive]