Armor Permutations in Halo 4 allow players to customize their SPARTAN-IV's appearance.[1] Players are able to customize most of the same areas that can be altered in Halo: Reach, but with more variety due to armor skins.

Armor SetsEdit

Armor Description Image
Air Assault In late 2552, as the Covenant lay siege to humanity's home system, ONI security personnel were deployed with AIR ASSAULT-class armor. The goal was simple: prevent the enemy from gaining control of the skyhook defense complexes that line the suborbital planes of both Earth and Luna.
MJOLNIR Air Assault
Aviator Spartan pilots meeting D3-17 regulations and higher must be outfitted in AVIATOR-class armor for all Broadsword A/X engagement operations to comply with standard asset security protocols and the Budgetary Retention Hearings of 2554.
C.I.O. Although rare in the field, one of Archeron Security's most remarkable armor kits is the CIO-class armor Mjolnir variant used by Counter-Intelligence Operators for intel acquisition and strategic date conveyance deep within enemy territory.
Commando COMMANDO-class armor originated by GEN1 as a prototype for standardized team leader kits, though it now endures expansive cross-role and distribute use with the equipment's mass production under the Naphtali Contractor Corporation.
MJOLNIR Commando
Deadeye DEADEYE-class armor, optimized for extraordinarily long-range target purging, was originally tested in the vast ship graveyards hanging in the orbital plane above Tribute's northern pole, a haunting reminder of the former Covenant's obliterative might.
Defender After the Covenant War, the Orfanec Commission held at the Damascus Testing Facility approved the long-term aggressive focus on defense-centric armor systems. The most notable of these is easily IMC's versatile DEFENDER-class armor designed in Ankara.
MJOLNIR Defender
E.O.D. The EOD-class armor's current manufacturer, the NCC, has further adjusted the system's plate configuration to reduce potential for dismemberment during explosive ordnance disposal activity and facilitation.
Enforcer As of May 2553, all ZULU-level classified Office of Naval Intelligence sites must require security detail to wear fully operable ENFORCER-class armor, as tested under Ankara Field Stricture BL58-0 and approved by Ordnance Commission.
MJOLNIR Enforcer


Expeditions to the volatile moon of Thales saw the first deployment of Lethbrige Industrial's ENGINEER-class armor, specifically designed to optimize subversion, repair, and the reconstitution of a wide range of technology in the field.
MJOLNIR Engineer
E.V.A Staying true to Material Group's prodigious GEN1 architecture, EVA-class armor has provided Spartan personnel with highly effective exoatmospheric and zero-gravity combat systems for over three decades.
Fotus Battle-tested on the rough and tumble streets of downtown Kirkland, Washington, FOTUS-class armor has historically high movement proficiency ratings for coffee runs on rainy days. COUGAR-class safety protocols MUST be followed at all times.
Gungnir Rooted in the development of the UNSC's M6 nonlinear rifle, GUNGNIR-class armor systems were specifically optimized for Spartan operatives using this weapon technology, but they are now used in a variety of scenarios.
Hazop When its contract was transferred from the Materials Group, Acheron Security re-architected the GEN2 HAZOP-class armor systems explicitly for extended operations within exotic and environmentally hazardous locales.
Infiltrator Access-oriented systems, such as the INFILTRATOR-class armor, are explicitly designed to assist Spartan operatives in gaining undetected entry into heavily fortified, enemy-controlled sites.
MJOLNIR Infiltrator
Mark V A variant of standard GEN1 MJOLNIR Mark V armor, once used by SPARTAN-IIs and SPARTAN-IIIs during the war, for use in the GEN2 line.
H4 Mark V Armor
Mark VI Previously employed by handful of SPARTAN-II assets, including John-117, Mjolnir's Mark VI armor was the last iteration of GEN1 suits that were engineered for contesting rebel activity but quickly repurposed to deal with the Covenant.
Locus A contemporary stealth kit manufactured by Lethbridge Industrial, LOCUS-class armor was conceived specifically for tactical and strategic infiltration. Despite its exotic design, the primary differentiator from similar systems is its incredible durability in the field.
Oceanic Now ubiquitous regardless of environment, Hannibal Weapon System's OCEANIC-class armor was originally designed to be most effective when used in aphotic deep-sea scenarios under the constant duress of extreme pressure and temperature.
ODST Combat armor used by Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, the special-operatives of the UNSC Marine corps. A MJOLNIR GEN2 variant of the armor has been made available to SPARTAN-IV personnel.
H4 ODST Armor
Operator With the abandonment of all CDS facilities on Meridian, the Nephtali Contractor Corporation took over production of the OPERATOR-class armor, which is now extensively tested with live fire exercises within an immense derelict shipyard outside the city of Abilene.
MJOLNIR Operator
Orbital Naphtali Contractor Corporation's ORBITAL-class armor set was comprehensively tested during the Covenant's assault on the Sol system in October and November of 2552, particularly in battles waged along the skyhooks and tethers orbiting Earth and Luna.
Pathfinder The PATHFINDER-class armor system was manufactured by Imbrium Machine Complex (IMC) and fully tasted in the brutal outland conditions of Bosque de Negro. Luna's infamously harrowing Black Forest.
MJOLNIR Pathfinder
Pioneer Equipped by Spartans providing protection to ONI expeditionary groups, Acheron Security's PIONEER-class armor was constructed to endure the rigors of a potentially hostile, alien envrionment and to optimize overall performance through inhibitor mitigation.
Prefect After discovery of a native armor system on Trevelyan that was once used by Forerunner Prefects, the Watershed Division leveraged local Huragok to reverse-engineer the original designs, grafting the abandoned armor system into baseline MJOLNIR standards for SPARTAN-IV use. It was tested at Denegroth, West Conamara on Europa.
H4 Prefect Armor
Protector Materials Group's most recent armor variant is PROTECTOR-class, a redefining of the classic security-centric GEN1 armor systems of the past. This armor was designed explicitly for combat superiority during defensive engagements, including anti-infiltration and siege-resistant functionality.
MJOLNIR Protector
Raider This elaborate example of Mjolnir's GEN2 armor may substantiale Imbrium Machine Complex's claim that the physically intimidating visage of RAIDER-class armor can psychologically compromise enemies, deteriorating their morale and responsiveness.
Ranger The RANGER-class armor is incredibly versatile, but is in its ability to operate independently of standard Spartan team configurations. This lone-wolf approach to armor infrastructure is gaining ground among the few ONI/D-6 operators currently in the field.
Recon Although the RECON-class of GEN2 Mjolnir Armor is not substantially different from its predecessors, its new manufacturer has offered improved movement stabilizers and adjustable shield distribution channels for versatility during deep-field reconnaissance.
Recruit Newly inducted Spartans receive a standard-issue default-configuration armor system known as RECRUIT. Most SPARTAN-IV assets required to use RECRUIT-class armor for an individually determined timeframe before requisitioning custom kits.
Ricochet Designed for use in Ricochet matches in SPARTAN-IV War Games simulations, the armor was made to resemble 20th/21st century American football gear.
H4 Ricochet Armor
Rogue ROGUE-class armor was originally manufactured by the Vestol Corporation located on Tribute, but the razing of Epsilon Eridani by the Covenant in 2552 allowed Hannibal Weapon Systems take over of the armor's production three years later.
Scanner Although functional for use in general combat, SCANNER-class armor was produced mainly for search-and-rescue strike teams commissioned by ONI when the risk of rebel forces capturing critical government and military personalities significantly increased.
Scout Favored by Class-8 FDO (Forward Deployed Operators), SCOUT-class armor contains the most capable covert anti-tracking system and shroud-induction packages available for use. Its success behind enemy lines is unquestionable.
Soldier SOLDIER-class armor typically functions in a support capacity on the battlefield. Operators can carry substantially more equipment than Spartans using other armor types while retaining their field mobility and dexterity.
Stalker Based loosely on the technology recovered from Jiralhanae enemy targets informally dubbed Brute Stalkers, the STALKER-class for GEN2 armor systems offers a vast array of hunter-tracker field improvements now considered prodigious among remaining D-6 operatives.
Strider STRIDER-class armor was designed explicitly for activities commonly referred to as jaunt-combat excursions, in which operators participate in numerous, highly varied missions over an impressively short period of time and within an isolated environment.
Tracker A practice which became ubiquitous in the late 23rd century during the interplanetary conflicts, off-world tracking is now fully integrated into the vast feature set of Mjolnir GEN2 armor. TRACKER-class armor assists in locating targets across excessively long distances, including both interplanetary and even interstellar shadowing.
Vanguard VANGUARD-class armor is a state-of-the-art front-line tech used primarily by SPARTAN-IV personnel in direct enemy engagement. Unlike other armor systems that facilitate secondary and tertiary needs. VANGUARD is a made solely for face-to-face combat with enemy units.
MJOLNIR Vanguard
Venator Though engineered for a variety of uses in the field, Lethbridge Industrial's philosophical approach on improving user opportunity during hand-to-hand or single-enemy combat helped define the benefits that make VENATOR-class armor so effective.
War Master Easily the most exotic armor system deployed by Lethbridge Industrial, WAR MASTER-class armor is a multi-use, multi-function configuration, which, when utilized properly, can benefit the user in almost any combat scenario propagated on the battlefield.
MJOLNIR War Master
Warrior Streamlined for agility and speed of movement, the WARRIOR-class variant's architecture leverages intel from Covenant encounters to improve overall design and execution. It is typically considered the most pervasively distributed armor system currently in production.
Wetwork Although not often encountered in the field, WETWORK-class armor is generally employed in high-value target acquisition and elimination scenarios. Its most notable use was highly classified: the targeting of key rebel leaders on the surface of Talitsa by Delta Six operatives.

Permutation Unlock ChartEdit


Armor Set Helmet Chest Shoulders Forearms Legs
Air Assault Rank SR-11 Rank SR-11 Rank SR-11 N/A N/A
Air Assault VERG Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation  Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation  Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Air Assault VISN Classified Flying Colors archive Classified Flying Colors archive Classified Flying Colors archive N/A N/A
Aviator Rank SR-17 Rank SR-17 Rank SR-17 N/A N/A
Aviator BOND Complete Wheelman Commendation  Complete Wheelman Commendation  Complete Wheelman Commendation N/A N/A
CIO Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation  Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation  Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation  N/A N/A
CIO WEB Pre-order from Pre-order from Pre-order from N/A N/A
CIO RUIN McFarlane Toys Purple CIO code McFarlane Toys Purple CIO code McFarlane Toys Purple CIO code N/A N/A
CIO RUSH Classified Flying Colors archive Classified Flying Colors archive Classified Flying Colors archive N/A N/A
Commando Complete Dominion Victory Commendation Complete Dominion Victory Commendation Complete Dominion Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Commando FRCT Complete Flood Victory Commendation Complete Flood Victory Commendation Complete Flood Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Contoured N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-39 Rank SR-40
Contoured SHRD N/A N/A N/A Complete Perfection Commendation Complete Payback Commendation
Deadeye Pre-order from Best Buy or N/A N/A N/A N/A
Defender Rank SR-24 Rank SR-24 Rank SR-24 N/A N/A
Defender CTRL Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation N/A N/A
Defender CLMN Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
Enforcer Rank SR-50 Rank SR-50 Rank SR-50 N/A N/A
Enforcer TRBL Complete Mounted Turret Commendation Complete Mounted Turret Commendation Complete Mounted Turret Commendation N/A N/A
Enforcer TRCR Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
Engineer Rank EN-4 Rank EN-2 Rank EN-3 N/A N/A
Engineer EDGE

Rank EN-9

Rank EN-7 Rank EN-8 N/A N/A
EOD Rank SR-45 Rank SR-45 Rank SR-45 N/A N/A
EOD SHDW Complete Regicide Victory Commendation Complete Regicide Victory Commendation Complete Regicide Victory Commendation N/A N/A
EVA Rank SR-27 Rank SR-27 Rank SR-27 N/A N/A
EVA BRCH Complete Hail of Death Commendation Complete Hail of Death Commendation Complete Hail of Death Commendation N/A N/A
FOTUS Limited Edition Console Limited Edition Console Limited Edition Console Limited Edition Console Limited Edition Console
Gungnir Complete Slayer Victory Commendation Complete Slayer Victory Commendation Complete Slayer Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Gungnir PULS Pre-order from Microsoft Pre-order from Microsoft Pre-order from Microsoft N/A N/A
GV-09 Locking N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-22 N/A
GV-09 Locking FRST N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from GameStop N/A
HAZOP Rank SR-43 Rank SR-43 Rank SR-43 N/A N/A
Hazop FRST Pre-order from GameStop Pre-order from GameStop Pre-order from GameStop N/A N/A
Infiltrator Rank SR-42 Rank SR-42 Rank SR-42 N/A N/A
Infiltrator TRAC Complete Multikill Commendation Complete Multikill Commendation Complete Multikill Commendation N/A N/A
Infiltrator PYTN Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
Inner Plated N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-30 N/A
Inner-plated WEB N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from N/A
Inner-plated TOXC N/A N/A N/A McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code N/A
LG-50 Bulk N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-23
LG-50 Bulk PULS N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Microsoft
LG-50 Bulk CLMN N/A N/A N/A N/A Champions Bundle
Locus Pre-order from or N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mark V Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack
Mark VI Complete Legend Commendation Complete Legend Commendation Complete Legend Commendation Complete Legend Commendation Complete Legend Commendation
Oceanic Rank SR-47 Rank SR-47 Rank SR-47 N/A N/A
Oceanic CRCT Pre-order from Walmart Pre-order from Walmart Pre-order from Walmart N/A N/A
Oceanic SLID Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
ODST Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack
Operator Rank OP-4 Rank OP-2 Rank OP-3 N/A N/A
Operator SRFC Rank OP-9 Rank OP-7 Rank OP-8 N/A N/A
Orbital Rank SR-41 Rank SR-41 Rank SR-41 N/A N/A
Orbital AEON Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation N/A N/A
Orbital SWFT Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS N/A N/A
Outer-plated N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-34 Rank SR-31
Outer-plated RPTR N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Best Buy N/A
Outer-plated BYNT N/A N/A N/A Champions Bundle N/A
Outer-plated CRCT N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Walmart
Outer-plated TOXC N/A N/A N/A N/A McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code
Over-locking N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-49
Over-locking WEB N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from
Pathfinder Rank PT-4 Rank PT-2 Rank PT-3 N/A N/A
Pathfinder CORE Rank PT-9 Rank PT-7 Rank PT-8 N/A N/A
Pioneer Rank PR-4 Rank PR-2 Rank PR-3 N/A N/A
Pioneer ADPT Rank PR-9 Rank PR-7 Rank PR-8 N/A N/A
Prefect Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack
Protector Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Protector DRFT Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Raider Classified Requiem Archive I archive Classified Requiem Archive I archive Classified Requiem Archive I archive N/A N/A
Raider DSTT Classified Requiem Archive II archive Classified Requiem Archive II archive Classified Requiem Archive II archive N/A N/A
Ranger Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation N/A N/A
Ranger STRK Complete Protector Commendation Complete Protector Commendation Complete Protector Commendation N/A N/A
Recon Rank SR-26 Rank SR-26 Rank SR-26 N/A N/A
Recon SURG Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Recruit Default Default Default Default Default
Recruit PRME Limited Edition Limited Edition Limited Edition Limited Edition N/A
Recruit TIGR N/A N/A N/A N/A Complete Exterminator Commendation
RG-63 Counter N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-10
RG-63 Counter PRME N/A N/A N/A N/A Limited Edition
RG-63 Counter FRST N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from GameStop
Ricochet Bullseye Pack Bullseye Pack Bullseye Pack Bullseye Pack Bullseye Pack
Ricochet HMTM Bullseye Pack N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rogue Rank RG-4 Rank RG-2 Rank RG-3 N/A N/A
Rogue FCUS Rank RG-9 Rank RG-7 Rank RG-8 N/A N/A
Scanner War Games Map Pass N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scout Rank SR-38 Rank SR-38 Rank SR-38 N/A N/A
Scout APEX Complete Oddball Victory Commendation Complete Oddball Victory Commendation Complete Oddball Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Scout TOXC McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code N/A N/A
Soldier Rank SR-15 Rank SR-15 Rank SR-15 N/A N/A
Soldier ZNTH Complete Killing Spree Commendation Complete Killing Spree Commendation Complete Killing Spree Commendation N/A N/A
Stalker Rank SK-4 Rank SK-2 Rank SK-3 N/A N/A
Stalker CRSH Rank SK-9 Rank SK-7 Rank SK-8 N/A N/A
Strider War Games Map Pass N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tracker Rank TK-4 Rank TK-2 Rank TK-3 N/A N/A
Tracker ADRT Rank TK-9 Rank TK-7 Rank TK-8 N/A N/A
Twin-plated N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-9 N/A
Twin-plated AEON N/A N/A N/A Complete Close Quarters Commendation N/A
Twin-plated SWFT N/A N/A N/A Unknown N/A
Vanguard Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation N/A N/A
Vanguard CNVG Complete Flag Victory Commendation Complete Flag Victory Commendation Complete Flag Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Venator Complete Assassin Commendation Complete Assassin Commendation Complete Assassin Commendation N/A N/A
Venator RPTR Pre-order from Best Buy Pre-order from Best Buy Pre-order from Best Buy N/A N/A
Venetor BYNT Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
Venator RFCT McFarlane Toys Didact code McFarlane Toys Didact code McFarlane Toys Didact code N/A N/A
War Master Rank SR-37 Rank SR-37 Rank SR-37 N/A N/A
War Master PRML Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Warrior Rank SR-8 Rank SR-8 Rank SR-8 N/A N/A
Warrior MTRX Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Wetwork Rank WK-4 Rank WK-2 Rank WK-3 N/A N/A
Wetwork SHRD Rank WK-9 Rank WK-7 Rank WK-8 N/A N/A
XG-89 Narrow N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-35
XG-89 Narrow RPTR N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Best Buy
XG-89 Narrow BYNT N/A N/A N/A N/A Champions Bundle
XV-27 Shifting N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-48 N/A
XV-27 Shifting PULS N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Microsoft N/A
XV-27 Shifting CRCT N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Walmart N/A
XV-27 Shifting SLID N/A N/A N/A Champions Bundle N/A


Visor Requirement Color
Recruit Default Blue
Solar Rank SR-20 Red
Frost Rank SR-29 Silver
Midnight Rank SR-46 Black
Cyan Complete From the Brink Commendation Cyan fading to green
Blindside Complete Avenger Commendation Dark red fading to black
Sunspot Complete Assistant Commendation Purple fading to cyan
Verdant Complete Splatter Commendation Green
Legendary Complete Legend Commendation Gold
 Wetwork Rank WK-6 Red fading to blue
Operator Rank OP-6 Pink/orange fading to purple
Pioneer Rank PR-6 Cyan
Pathfinder Rank PT-6 Red fading to green
Engineer Rank EN-6 Blue fading to purple
Stalker Rank SK-6 Black fading to yellow
Rogue Rank RG-6 Dark red fading to purple
Tracker Rank TK-6 Purple


  • The Mark VI armor permutation resembles the Mark VI armor of previous games and is different from John-117's armor in the Campaign.


  1. Halo 4 Official Site: GAMEPLAY
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