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The Banished go where they want, and destroy any who oppose!

Voridus was a Jiralhanae lieutenant who served the Banished and fought against the Flood in the Second Battle of Installation 00.



During the time after the Banished seized Installation 00 on November 25, 2558, Voridus ruthlessly exploited the Ark for new resources and knowledge, especially the energetic meta-materials pumped throughout the Ark in great rivers to keep the installation functioning; these efforts culminated in his recent harnessing of "Infusion Gel." However, the prototype infusion technology Voridus created produced corrosive and mutagenic sludge during operation, even killing or damaging some Huragok in the process. Of course, this has not stopped Voridus from field-testing new weapons that harness infusion gel's byproducts.[2]

One of these projects was the Jiralhanae Grenadiers. These criminals and savages, too crude to climb the Banished hierarchy, accepted Voridus's offers to obtain glory by testing his new toys. Given infused armor and overcharged grenade launchers, these unfortunates did indeed achieve glory in battle as the gel gave them great power, but they began to rot from the inside out to the point where, on death, they would explode into pools of toxic sludge. They became so crazed in battle, however, that they did not seem to mind this in the slightest.

In spite of constantly jeopardizing his brother Pavium's advancement in the Banished ranks, as well as his own, Atriox has allowed him to continue his work. However, he was put under his brother's command in hopes that the more disciplined Pavium could keep Voridus under control, something the former can only hope to yet accomplish.

The ArkEdit

Many months after Installation 09 entered slipspace and left the Ark, Voridus and Pavium were tasked by Atriox to scout and salvage any crashed Covenant starships near the ruined remains of High Charity, which had crashed down on to the Ark's surface seven years before. When warned by Pavium to stick to Atriox's orders and leave High Charity untouched, he insisted that his brother "worries too much." When Pavium tried to make him understand the potential threat of the dreaded Parasite, he scoffed and claimed that the Flood's very existence was yet another lie cooked up by the Prophets.[3]

The two commanders soon engaged the swarms of Sentinels that grew in numbers and ferocity the closer they came to High Charity's crash site. To deal with the wreckage blocking the path, Voridus called in a Scarab to clear the way. Soon, Retrievers appeared, and since they had no way to fight the nearly indestructible constructs, Voridus accessed a Forerunner interface and shut down the entire swarm.[3]

While Pavium handled a salvaging operation nearby, Voridus went against Atriox's orders and had his Scarab breach the quarantine shield around High Charity's wreckage and sent three Brutes to scout the interior. When one of the Brutes, now a Flood Combat form, emerged from the wreckage, Voridus sensed something was horribly wrong. Dormant for seven years, a sea of Flood forms poured from the breach and rapidly began to overwhelm Voridus and his forces. Voridus fought fearlessly and savagely, killing many Flood, but he knew he was fighting a losing battle.[3] With Pavium's help he accessed another Forerunner interface below the surface and reactivated the Sentinels to help push back the Flood, as well as receiving reinforcements from a rightly angered Atriox.

The appearance of a Proto-Gravemind proved to be the greatest challenge yet. even with Pavium's use of his famed Mega Turrets, the enormous monster seemed unstoppable. Fortunately, Voridus gained command of the powerful Retriever Sentinels, allowing the Banished to eliminate the colossal Flood form. Atriox arrived shortly after and berated the two for the disaster that they had caused, but spared them for their cunning and ferocity in battle and left them to seal the breach, total catastrophe having narrowly been averted.


Voridus is, in nearly every way, the polar opposite of his brother, Pavium. Like most Brutes, he is brash, stubborn, glory-seeking, and aggressive. However, he is also quite clever and excels at coming up with solutions to a problem on the fly. He, like his brother, is also very adept with Forerunner technology, able to interface with the Ark's control systems with little problem.

In combat, Voridus is fast and aggressive. He favors melee combat, always on the offensive and pushing the objective by any means necessary. It was his thirst for glory and his desire to prove himself that has not only gotten him in trouble with Atriox, but almost unleashed the Flood, the greatest threat the galaxy has ever seen.

Like many Banished Brutes in the post-Covenant era, Voridus scoffs at anything having to do with the Covenant and their religion. However, having never faced the Flood, he also discarded Pavium's fear not only that the parasite still existed on the crashed High Charity, but that it had ever existed at all and claimed it was another of Prophet's lies.[3]


While significantly shorter than his brother Pavium, Voridus stands a little taller than the average Brute, and wears bulky red and black Banished Brute armor with numerous modifications, such as a large pauldron on his right shoulder. His armor also has several glowing orange nodes to distinguish his armor in low light situations. His helmet comprises of a removable faceplate and a collapsible headgear that retracts into his back armor.

Voridus, like his brother, seems to have little hair on his head and body compared to other Brutes. What hair he does have is a sort of "high and tight" buzzcut atop his head.

Voridus, ever the resourceful creature, has a variety of weapons. In the cutscenes, he has a deadly set of four hefty blades on his left gauntlet that can cleave enemies in half and can even be fired as projectiles at short range. In the gameplay he wields a long handled, deadly mace much like Atriox's "Chainbreaker," in true Jiralhanae style, which he can overcharge using his Infusion tech.


  • "If we find prizes to bring back, how could that go wrong?"
  • "Relax, brother. You worry too much."
  • "This war has tamed you, brother. Where is your Jiralhanae lust for adventure?"
  • "Next time the Covenant lose a war, I hope they clean up after themselves."
  • "Prepare yourselves."


Halo Wars 2Edit

Voridus is a Hero unit for Awakening the Nightmare.


Voridus is a Jiralhanae hero unit carrying a fuse Gravity Hammer to swing at his foes, his Gravity Hammer can also create a pool of gel when he slams it at the ground. He is also equipped with a cloak when ever he is on top of the gel.


Voridus gameplay is borrowed from the Warlord and he's a unit for his leader self. However, unlike the Warlord, Voridus can't stun units when he hits them nor drag them.

Image Energy Cost Rarity Leader Restriction
HW2 Blitz-Artwork Voridus 190 Legendary Voridus


  • Voridus is the only DLC hero that can assassinate other heroes.



  1. IMDb - Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare (Video Game 2017) - Full Cast & Crew
  2. Halo Wars 2 - Collectible: Phoenix Logs - Leaders - Voridus
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare - Level: What Could Go Wrong?