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The Elite Combat Harness.

The Sangheili Combat Harness is the standard Harness of the Sangheili race. It is the Covenant equivalent of the UNSC MJOLNIR Armor, and features a dynamic recharging Personal Energy Shield. It is available for use as an Armor Permutation in Halo 2 and Halo 3 multiplayer. Bungie has confirmed all of the Armor Permutations have no effect on gameplay.


Development and History

The Combat Harness is worn by the majority of infantry ranks from Minor Elite to Ultra and Zealot, with the damage each can take and the armor's shielding increasing in power with rank (with the exception of Stealth Elites), and comes in a variety of colors denoting said rank. Some versions have Active Camouflage built in and others have flashlights. Its primary emphasis, to be iconic and inflict psychological trauma, can be linked back to the martial/physical pre-eminence of the Sangheili people. This helmet has remained unchanged for eleven hundred cycles, and the thoracic cage has remained unchanged for fifty generations.[1]


Halo: Combat Evolved

The armor used by the Elites in Halo: Combat Evolved has a few differences from the armor used in later games, such as some Elites have a "curled back" headpiece, different thigh armors, and smaller shoulder pieces. They also have armor with a three-pronged design. In addition, they have orange glowing sections on their arms and legs, which often give away their position. Their eye color is also the same as their armor color, for example: a Minor Domo with blue armor will have blue eyes.

Halo 2

In Halo 2, there are no curled headpieces and the eyes are not the same color as the armor, rather a dark purple or black color. Also, the shoulder pieces are larger than in the previous game. They also have glowing orange sections on the backs of their legs and on their arms which act as shield indicators, glowing brightly when the shield is fully charged and dimming or going out altogether depending on shield level.

Halo 3

In Halo 3, the Elite's armor is again altered. The armor now includes even larger shoulder pieces, longer and more numerous spikes on the headpiece, and a small tube connecting to each bottom mandible guard. The function of the tube is unknown and is only included in the Halo 3 incarnation. There is also a horizontal light on the chestpiece. The large orange shield indicators are replaced by two small green lights on the Elite's back, which are dull when the shield is fully charged and glow bright when the shield is depleted.


Helmet Characteristics

Unlock: Starter.
The helmet is largely angular, featuring a set of spikes at the rear of the helmet and a pair of cheek guards. It features a metal plate guarding the jaw.

Deltoid Protection Characteristics

Unlock: Starter.
The Deltoid Protection is a set of overlapping plates that spike both upwards and downwards and to each side.

Thoracic Cage Characteristics

Unlock: Starter.
The Thoracic Cage is made up of a pair of plates over each side of the chest with a gap and a pair of rectangular lights heading downwards on each side.




  1. Halo 3 Armor Description
Types of Armor
UNSC Marine BDU (Vest | Helmet | Boots)ODST ArmorMarine Vacuum SuitBlack Body Suit
MJOLNIR Armor (Mark I | Mark II | Mark III | Mark IV | Mark V | Mark VI | Armor Permutations)
SPI Armor (Mark I | Mark II)Hayabusa Armor
Covenant Sangheili Combat HarnessJiralhanae Power ArmorUnggoy Combat Harness
Forerunner Combat Skin

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