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Brute Major
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Jiralhanae Major is an elevated rank for Jiralhanae of the Covenant.[1]



These veteran Jiralhanae are stronger and smarter than their younger counterparts, and have been given the right to wear basic armor. This armor also makes them tougher to kill.


In Halo 2, instead of colour, the armour itself signified rank, as a blue variation also existed.

These Brutes are typically seen sporting Brute Spikers and Covenant Carbines. They are usually seen commanding less experienced Jiralhanae and Unggoy, and are more aggressive when they berserk. It is best to try and kill them using a Carbine, Battle Rifle, Energy Sword, M6G Magnum, Sniper Rifle, or their own weapon: the Brute Shot. Like all Jiralhanae, they are vulnerable to head shots and may be killed by assassination. It is wise to kill the Major first in order to eliminate the enemy with the most potential to kill you.

Halo 3

A Brute Major from Halo 3.

The Jiralhanae Majors, in Halo 3, like the Jump Pack Brutes, are clad and ordained in blue power armor and are the counterparts to Major Domo Sangheili. They have armor, that looks similar to a Jiralhanae Minors', despite a few differences, such as the presence of shoulder, knee pads, and bands on their thighs, which hold a Brute Spiker and blue armor.

The Plasma Pistol/Plasma Rifle are great for destroying the Major's armor. Once their armor has been taken down, a headshot from an M6G, Battle Rifle, Carbine, or Sniper Rifle will be enough to take them down. An alternate strategy is meleeing them. However, they are extremely strong, especially on Legendary, so this can be risky. Killing a Major Brute will normally cause nearby Grunts to flee.


  • In Halo 3 the Major is difficult to distinquish against the Jiralhanae Ultra, due to a similarity in their armour characteristics; its shape and the undergarment layer. However an Ultra can be identified from the violet tint in their armour.


  1. Halo 3 Service Record
Jiralhanae Military Ranks
Commanders Army CommanderChieftain of the Jiralhanae
Standard Chieftains ChieftainWar Chieftain
Captains CaptainCaptain MajorCaptain UltraShip Master/Alpha Brute
Specialists StalkerJump PackBodyguard
Infantry MinorMajorUltra
Others Honor Guardsman

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