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Game: Halo Wars
Dome of Light
Date: February 2531
Place: ONI Base, Arcadia

Place Rhinos on marked positions to destroy the Covenant Dome-shaped energy shield and then destroy the Covenant base.

Halopedia has a walkthrough guide to this level, Dome of Light (Level). See Dome of Light (Level)/Walkthrough.

Dome of Light is the sixth level of the real-time strategy game, Halo Wars. The level involves breaking through a giant, dome-shaped Covenant Energy Shield to discover what lies within. The main objective of the mission is to escort the Rhino tanks to the marked points around the map, defended by the Covenant, after which Serina will fire all tanks on the same point of the energy shield to break through it. The mission initially involves placing three Rhinos at the marked points but after a failed attack on the shield two more points are selected for Rhinos to be placed at. After the energy shield is broken through, the player is then given 40 MAC shots to destroy the Covenant base within and complete the mission. This is another level in which the player can't control ODSTs.




Opening Cutscene (Big Dog Walking)

A view of the outside of the Spirit of Fire. Cutter starts talking, in the middle of a discussion already.

Captain Cutter:'s an energy shield that they can deploy on the planet.

Anders: Yes Captain, we can't see through it, but the Covenant are up to something.

Captain Cutter: Agreed, we need to find out what that is, can we use the ships cannons and take it out directly?

Anders: We may destroy whatever's under there, Covenant shield technology is susceptible to super-heated plasma. Aren't we field testing some plasma based Rhinos?

Serina: Pillar of Autumn inventory shows they have some prototypes.

Anders: It might take some time to get the right power settings. I'll need to be on the ground to do that.

Captain Cutter: Professor, Sergeant Forge, let's get that shield down!

Forge: Ugh, babysitting again?

Anders gives Forge a quick smile, scene fades to gameplay, Level starts


Forge: Well, this little field trip is a bust! Anders, is there anything out here except for that big alien dome thing?

Anders: Scans seem clear, shall we see what's inside?

Rhino approaches firing position and opens fire, impacting on the dome shield, Covenant air units begin to appear attacking the Rhinos.

Forge: Looks like we only shook the beehive, we got multiple bogeys inbound.

The Banshees destroy the Rhino on screen.

Forge: Any more bright ideas, Anders?

Anders: Data from the shelling proved we're on the right track, but we'll need to simultaneously launch from multiple Rhinos.

Response to Rhino request

Pillar of Autumn: Harvest Surface Command, Pillar of Autumn, request for plasma Rhino is approved! Rhino is inbound.

Anders: The Rhino has arrived get it to Position One.

The Rhino gets to its position.

Anders: I'll take control of that Rhino to calibrate the shots.

Forge: Rhinos are expensive, I've called for some ODSTs to protect this one.

Anders: I've marked Second Position, request another Rhino and get it to that site.

The mark appears on map

Forge: Ooh, perfect! There's a stinkin' Covenant outpost right where you marked! We'd better take that out first.

Response to Rhino request

Pillar of Autumn: Rhino LRA Plasma augment on its way.

Forge: We should take out those Covenant buildings that are reinforcing their position.

Forge: The area's secure, get a Rhino in place!

Anders: Rhinos are in position and ready to fire, firing Rhinos in 3...2..1...

Forge: Not much effect but it looks like we're makin' some progress.

Anders: I've marked the third position.

Response to Rhino request

Pillar of Autumn: Request for plasma Rhino received, it's en route

Forge: We're gonna need a transport to get the Rhino to that position.

Response to Rhino request

PoA: We'll have that Rhino on the ground in no time.

With the combined fire from all three plasma Rhinos the shield begins to falter, when multiple Locust show up

Forge: Holy hell, they have Locusts!

Anders: Hmm, my calculations show that two more Rhinos will be necessary to open up a hole big enough, the final two positions have been marked.

Forge: The Covenant must have figured out what we're doing, we're going to need a larger force to take those locations.

Rhino gets to position

Anders: Only one more Rhino to get into position.

Anders: Cross your fingers! Firing all Rhinos in, 3...2..1...

A section of the dome shield falters and opens up

Anders: The dome power supply is overloaded, we got it!

Gameplay changes to MAC crossairs

Serina: MAC is coming online, single turret available.

Forge: Alright, the dome generators and the air defenses are the main targets, light em up!

MAC opens up after a few rounds Serina takes charge

Serina: MAC fully online, all rounds loaded, I'll take out the remaining structures.

Forge: Nice work, let's get down there and see what the Covenant found so damn interesting.

Level ends.


  • Note that if you send a captured Banshee towards the giant energy shield, the Banshee will immediately self-destruct and send the Spartan towards the ground. The Spartan will re-spawn by your base after the Banshee is destroyed.
  • When a Rhino is requested, sometimes the Pelican pilot refers to the ground team as Harvest Surface Command. This may have been an oversight by the developers as this level takes place on Arcadia.


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