Top 10 Halo 3 Weapons

What are the best weapons when playing Halo 3 online, excluding any vehicles.

The Top Ten

1 Shotgun

Oh yeah its quail hunting season, or elite hunting whatever, get in close and you're the beast, it works well with sprint and armor lock, and it kills the idiots trying to use an energy sword

I love the shotgun because it destroys anything in its path. The only thing I hate about it is that you have to be up close to the alien in order for it to be effective, because if one them has a gravity hammer your probably gonna die

It's a awesome weapon it beats the energy sword by far its also one of the best weapons on Xbox live

Close range + shotgun = at least 5 kills in any halo game on Xbox live

2 Battle Rifle

A pure beast at any range

Sooo good! It’s really good at many ranges, at damaging players and keeping their shields down. It’s a sniper with lots of ammo. My favorite halo gun!

2 words. Head. Shot!

This gun is the reason why I still play halo 3. The battle rifle is just so good, very deadly in the hands of an experienced player

3 Energy Sword


It's the most powerful weapon although its close range only

sword spree is the hardest achievment by close quarter combat rang. that's why I reccomend energy sword is the best because it is a 1- hit k. o. and when you go near 12 inches you can already slice him with tatanuim speed genitics by energy sword. - animedude7

Sword made of energy... NICE.

4 Rocket Launcher

I got a warthog in the campaign with all the marines shooting (4 of them) armed with rocket launchers. Destroyed Wraiths and ghosts in seconds,

dude in multi player I wiped every one out by locking on to there veicles its sweet

Very powerful but not as much ammo as a sniper rifle. - Bman23

Requires little aim because of its incredible blast radius. It can also kill multiple enemies with one shot. requires little skill to use too. the only con is that it has little ammunition.

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5 Gravity Hammer

too sexy

Its to powerful for the opponent you smack it on the ground or the oppenent and bam it kills everything around you

Combination of brute strength and SPARTAN intelligence.

The most beast weapon in the game. - Bman23

6 Sniper Rifle

This gun is just great. I use it all the time I mean all. I don't know why but I sometimes use melee with it. Once my friend a halo expert once challenged me to a matchmaking fight and I actually was a beginner at that time but I actually got him.

the only reason why the sniper isn't #1 is beacause you need to know how to use it and most people don't
- dissthisnoob

Even if the assault rifle is like the icon gun... nothing beats this. - LordA117

All I need is a good view, and a sniper rifle, and I have won. A shotgun won't do you any good if you are dead.

7 Type-47 Ultra Heavy Assault Platform (Scarab)

Dude this is the game right here

I need a weapon.

This is only in halo 2

Guys seriously this isn't a weapon... If you can't use it then it shouldn't be on this list! AND MODS DON'T COUNT - Zombieman99

8 Fuel Rod Cannon

It's good but not the best

9 Machine Gun Turret

*Rip! *
*Clang! *
*Rapapapapapapapa! *
The sounds of the Machine Gun Turret at work. While at first a sluggish, burdenous stationary derp, once ripped off it becomes a menacing cleaver to chop through Blue Team members. She's less accurate on later titles, but you might be able to score a kill at medium range with ol' Sheila here. But if you can close the gap, well, hope you have a mop.

Very powerful and you can break it off and move around with it. - Bman23

I've never played halo but I think this is the best

10 Missile Pod

Can use a lot of damage but not that much ammo. - Bman23

It can flipping kill scarabs dude!


The Contenders

11 SMG

Me and the bullet hose share great times. She helps me mow down hordes of players as if they're paper. I don't know about you guys, but I'd take the SMG over a BR any day.

This gun shreds through people like a lawn mower. Very rewarding if you know how to control it.

Two of these and any enemy you face is dead in a second

Pair this little guy with a Plasma Rifle and you have one of the best Dual Wields in the game.
Quick, Short (Ranged), and To The Point, the SMG gets it done.

12 Mauler

mauler are awesome but very rare I alway pick one up and then spend hours scavenging in dead piles of brutes for another very rewarding

If you use two at the same time it can be a very powerful. - Bman23

13 M6G Magnum

This one I could care less for but the Halo 1 pistol is a lot better

Dual pistols all day

14 Spartan Laser

I think this should be number 1
It can almost take out a tank
Ammo balance is good

If aimed correctly at the perfect time, it will automatically kill the opponent. - Bman23

It lets you sweep the enemy team and tear vehicles apart even though you have to charge it. It's well balanced.

I have the lego version but it my favorite gun in halo

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15 Covenant Carbine

I take the carbine over the battle rifle any chance I get. Deadly for sniping off brutes, jackals and grunts with head shots and easy on the ammo too.

The covenant carbine is pretty awesome because if you shoot someone in a lethal spot they'll die pretty much every time.

The carbine is one of the best weapons in halo ever and I prefere it over the DMR and BR its my 2nd favourite weapon right after the needle rifle.

16 Halo 1 Pistol

The most overpowered gun in the series... but only in Halo 1...

17 Brute Shot

Is fast, good movement so not that heavy, but takes little damage.

So fun to kill covenant with.


18 Beam Rifle
19 Needler

This is a very powerful and AWESOME weapon

Chchchchchch boom its like little tracking missiles and final blow explodes hurting nearby enemys.

20 Flame Thrower / M7057 Defoliant Projector

Awesome weapon to use! It is a close range heavy weapon on the multiplayer map Construct. It makes up for its short range with huge burning, blinding, shocking power! I love roasting enemies and clearing rooms with this thing! I'd take this over the gravity hammer any day.

I love the flamethrower

21 AK-47

It's so boss and amazing

It's amazing

22 Plasma Blaster

Pew pew pew covenant go down in seconds. This thing will blow you away.

23 Type-25 Carbine
24 Plasma Pistol

It can be easy to Board Vehicles.

25 Knife
26 Assault Rifle Assault Rifle
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List Stats

400 votes
26 listings
10 years, 123 days old

Top Remixes

1. Shotgun
2. Type-47 Ultra Heavy Assault Platform (Scarab)
3. Battle Rifle
1. Shotgun
2. Sniper Rifle
3. Rocket Launcher


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