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The Z-1800 Exoatmospheric Multirole Fighter, also known as the Phaeton,[2] is a Forerunner gunship operated by Prometheans.[3]


The Phaeton is a Forerunner Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) gunship. It has a "boost" ability which lets it move rapidly from side to side or forward and backward.[4] The gunship is armed with both a Hard light turret underneath and twin missile launchers mounted under each wing that can fire 4 missiles at a time.[5]

Operational History[]

In 2558, the Z-1800 Exoatmospheric Multirole Fighter can be first seen combating Jul 'Mdama's Covenant faction when Fireteam Osiris was deployed to Kamchatka. The fighters were combating the advancing Covenant troops who were trying to breach the Promethean defense lines, and succeeded in defeating Mdama's forces.[6]



  • The Phaeton is very maneuverable, being able to evade in all 4 directions.
  • The Phaeton's armaments can home onto enemies.


  • The Phaeton's underside is its weak spot; it will take 20 DMR shots before disintegrating.
  • The Phaeton is very visible with all its orange lights.


Image Name Description Changes
H5G Render Phaeton-Helios Phaeton Helios The Phaeton's highly mutable design lends itself to the creation of variants such as the Phaeton Helios.
  • +25% vehicle health[7]
  • More agile
  • The energy cannon is replaced by a powerful cleansing beam
  • The twin missile launchers fire ten missiles per burst
  • Missiles now track targets
No image Eos pattern Many specialized Phaeton variants exist, such as the defensive Eos pattern
  • Energy cannon replaced by a constructor beam.[1]
  • Can launch shield generator pylons.
H5G Render-Boss Apex7 Hestro Boss Phaeton A Phaeton variant driven by boss targets in Warzone simulations.