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Energy Stave
Production information
Manufacturer

Covenant

Type

Melee Weapon

Technical specifications
Size

Length: 527 centimeters (17.3 feet)

Damage Per Hit

Unknown

Magazine Size

None

Operation

Close Quarters Combat

Usage
Affiliation

Covenant

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The Energy Stave is a Covenant melee weapon. It is used exclusively by the Honor Guards and Light of Sanghelios. It looks like a normal metal staff, but has a series of glowing orange panels near the top.

These weapons are long staves with a spear-like end that is similar in color to the "fins" of their wielders. Not much is known about these exotic weapons, except that they have a length of 427.5 centimeters (14.03 feet). They do not seem to have much of a combat purpose but more a ceremonial one, as the Honor Guard Elites will use Plasma Rifle, Energy Sword, and Covenant Carbines in real combat. However, they were used by Brutes to subdue any Grunts and Jackals that came too close to the Council Chamber during one of the High Prophet of Truth's sermons regarding the discovery of the Sacred Icon. This weapon is never used in game-play by other characters.

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Appearances

Halo 2

They can be seen in the hands of the Brute Honor Guard during both the opening and closing cinematic of the Halo 2 level, Gravemind, but they are simply tossed aside, as the Brutes prefer other weaponry to protect the Hierarchs, and kill Master Chief.

Also, after the replacement of the Elites in the Covenant Hierarchy, the weapon's religious significance died out. During the cutscene where the Brutes take power you see them fighting over the Energy Staves, meaning the Honor Guards that have the pikes could have a higher value or rank than Honor Guards who don't have them at all.

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Halo 3

The Energy Stave can also be seen in Cortana, occasionally.

Novels

It is also featured in the novelization Contact Harvest when the two San 'Shyuum go to the minister to recruit him as a Hierarch.

It can be seen in last sections of Halo: The Cole Protocol as well, when Zhar approached the Prophets with an Energy Sword at hand. Not much else was written, except that plasma was created at the tip of the spear.

Halo Wars

An early version of the weapon can be seen in a Halo Wars cinematic. It is not used in gameplay, only in cinematics. It can been seen in combat for the first time here, and their abilities are finally gauged.

In the cutscene, "Monsters", the weapon can be seen to cut though another pike as well as shear an Elite's armor. The stave can also been seen used as a thrown weapon to great effect. This suggests the weapon is relatively light, or it could just be the fact that a Spartan was throwing it. Also notable is that it was only the top section of the cut stave that was thrown.

This stave may have been completely remodeled into the one we see in Halo 2 as many aspects have changed, so this cannot be trusted to assess the Halo 2 era weapon. The changes from Halo Wars to Halo 2 include the added details and the orange-glowing symmetrical appearance as opposed to the blue asymmetrical appearance in Halo Wars.

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Sources


This article uses material from the "Energy Stave" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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