Top 10 Worst Halo Guns

The Top Ten
1 Plasma Pistol

Playing campaign single player legendary, Jackal overcharges shot, boom shields gone. Go behind cover, shields recover, come out, ANOTHER overcharged shot from the jackal, flipping brute or elite comes in and effortlessly kills me.

If I was neck deep in poop, surrounded by five hundred sangheili, with no guns or grenades, on a planet about to be glassed with everything around me blown up, I STILL WOULD'T USE IT!

Aside from taking down shields and and EMP on vehicles it's worthless. All other guns you can at least kill someone with.

2 Magnum

The magnum sucks in 3 its got a huge kick and a loud bang but does nothing, it's so slow and you can't even scope in with it like on every other halo game, I couldn't even head shot grunts with this thing.

This sucks, it only shoots once, then it takes a long time just so you can shoot again. I like guns where you can hit repeatedly many times.

I agree that overall it's not a very good weapon, in halo 3 it might even nearly be as bad as the plasma pistol. But in halo ce this thing is a ' beast, Especially against the flood

3 Assault Rifle

Besides shooting flood infection forms there really is nothing that this gun is useful for. The plasma pistol is unfairly criticised in this top 10. When overcharged and used in combination with a carbine against elites it is absolutely lethal.

Low accuracy, bullets fly everywhere. Very overrated, good at taking out shields, but there's already another rapid fire weapon in the SMG. Would not use it during any campaign or match on heroic or higher difficulty.

Yeah right, it is the worst weapon they've ever made it's my least favorite weapon but in Halo 2 you don't have it because it got replaced by the SMG. The Battle Rifle from Halo 2 is the best weapon the Assault Rifle is bad.

4 Plasma Rifle

Pretty much all the other guns on this list are awesome to use. The Brute Shot is an amazing weapon, dual wield SMG's/Magnums are a fantastic combo and a charged plasma pistol, along with a precision weapon, makes an epic duo.
The plasma rifle is just bad though, it takes a long time to kill someone after their shields. This and the Plasma Repeater=bad.

You're not SUPPOSED to kill someone with it, your supposed to use it to drop their shields and finish them off with a headshot or melee.

I think this weapon is actually pretty good. In Halo CE it inflicts good damage and it is in my opinion possibly the best weapon, at least for killing elites.


This gun was actually really good in Halo 2. If I found it in-game, than I would usually pick it up. Had pretty bad damage, but a good fire rate and good ammo. And also, the gun never really had any kick. But it really started to suck in Halo 3, especially in ODST. I mean, in ODST, the gun had a silencer on it which took away it's already low damage (not to mention that the silencer didn't help with stealth whatsoever). It also had a pointless scope on it, and lastly, the gun had such a high kick. You could be looking down at the ground, shoot 3 bullets, and then be looking straight up into the air. The silenced SMG is one of the reasons that I think Halo 3: ODST is the 2nd worst Halo game. The award for worst would have to go to Halo Wars.

6 Concussion Rifle

The only thing this gun is good at is taking out vehicles. Its knockback makes it so you can flip ghosts and Warthogs really easily

Simply put, the concussion rifle is merely a lighter fuel rod gun.

It arcs from gravity and really doesn't have the punch it needs to be effective

7 Storm Rifle

The gun is complete garbage you get 10 shots off it overheats then it takes 3 seconds for you guy to finally able to fire at that time your dead. All and all complete garbage

This weapon is good, I can quickly shoot down things with this. The only problem is the coordination.

This weapons is totally garbage. I will take a regular over any storm rifle, but not sentinel beam.

8 Needler

It is pretty under powered, bad at close range, and I never get enough hits to get a supercombine. I use it only when absolutely necessary and will usually just pass by when I see one on the ground. However, I like that it is a very unique weapon.

The needler is very under rated. It's not super awesome, but it's one of the few covenant weapons I actually use. it works really well on elites, you can shoot a ton of bullets at him take cover and just blow up.

The needler got buffed so significantly in halo 2 that it actually took several mags just to kill one person, and that's if all the rounds hit, too!

9 Suppressor

Terrible bullet speed, overly ridiculous spread, must be at closer then close range to even hope to kill anything, far and away the worst weapon in any Halo game.

Are you kidding me? This weapon is amazing! One of the best weapons! Thank you whoever put this weapon in the Halo 5 list! LOVE IT!

This weapon is awesome, I can easily kill anything and shoot fast without it burning out too fast.

10 Sentinel Beam

The only reason you pick this up is because you burnt through pretty much everything else during the campaign. Feels clunky and useless most of the time.

In halo 2 anniversary the weapon melts people. But in 3 and original 2 it kind of sucks.

Was a cool idea for sentinel related weapons but didn't do much effectively.

The Contenders
11 Brute Shot

It was ok in halo 3, but useless in halo 2. I loved it when new players made the mistake of picking up the,"grenade launcher! "

Terrible damage but decent design and good for melee.

This old pile of dog turd is absolutely useless stupid creation

12 Plasma Repeater

Plasma rifle seemed more efficient than this. But I serisouly don't see the difference. Two guns that look 90% the same, with almost different names.

I like it, mainly because it's a fast-fire plasma rifle. So they'll be saying goodbye to their shields a little faster.

It doesn't burn your hands making you canon fodder, and it recharges a little faster.

13 Type-25 Carbine (Spiker)
14 Spartan Laser

In halo 5 I personally love spartan laser in warzone, but endgame is the best spartan laser, because the other spartan lasers ar a bit to slow.

Good for vehicles, bad for ground players.

Apparently you don't know how to use it.

15 Light Rifle

Not that good, but they put you in a lot of situations in halo 4 where you have to use it.

The suppressor is much better in my opinion.

They made it better in Halo 5. Way better.

16 Incineration Cannon

RIDICULOUSLY easy to kill yourself with, the hit-box of the projectile also feels excessively wide so you often accidentally hit terrain in front of the target.

Besides that it pretty much one shots anything.

What? This is one of the best weapons ever! Take this off the list, flawless weapon!

17 Boltshot

Decent as a hitscan weapon, but it just feels clunky and weird, as it combines the shield knockdown power of the Plasma Pistol but as a short range blast with the ability to headshot like the pistol.

This should be in the top ten, it sucks, it is worse than plasma pistol, it takes a long time to shoot and barely does any damage.

The boltshot should be the 6th worst weapon. I only use it on some of those last levels in halo 4 when I can't find a supressor or lightrifle.

18 Mauler

Essentially the Covenant shotgun, in the form of a revolver, I guess they thought was too strong though, because this gun is less effective then a WATER PISTOL! Even Duel wielding, if you aren't two feet away, you'll never even take their shields down! Could kill a grunt faster with a tennis ball, or a handful of pebbles... or if you tried to stab it with a really dull spoon... yeah, those are all better options then the mauler.

This is a really good weapon! Duel wielding with a Spiker, Plasma Rifle, Plasma Pistol, Magnum, SMG, or other Mauler makes this a good weapon. The Plasma Rifle or Pistol can take away shields and then you can walk up and shoot him with the Mauler. It's awesome to use and feels good. In hallways you can shoot him and then punch him with the blade on the bottom.

19 Halo 4 Lightrifle
20 Sniper Rifle

Maybe it is kind of an OP weapon, but that's why it's good, people say it's bad because it's really good, and I'm like well maybe it is OP, but that just means that it's really good. Maybe in multiplayer it's kind of cheap to use because it's a one headshot kill, but in campaign people must admit it's awesome! Plus I'm particularly a sniper in first person shooters so I'm very fond of it.

Snipin's a good job mate! It's challengin' out of doors, I'll garauntee you'll not go hungry, cause at the end of the day you'll realize that if there was two spartans on a multiplayer server, someone would want someone dead. Feelings? You know, to talk a lot about feelings is for mates who just blugeoned their wife to death... With a golf trophy! See, professionals have standards, be polite, be efficient, and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

21 Binary Rifle

Why the heck is this weapon on here? The binary rifle is one of the best guns there is! The ammo isn't that good but it has a double scope and does a heck ton of damage, it goes right up there with the sniper rifle.

Really? Who made this list? No covenant carbine? And you put the BINARY on the list? This gun was an absolute beast, better than sniper.

Just as good as the other snipers, but truly underused, hardly showed up in campaign compared to other promethean weapons.

22 Battle Rifle

I hate Halo 3 MCC Battle Rifle because it is too overpowered. Battle Rifle in Halo 4 is ugly because it looks too large. I hate Battle Rifle because it is a boring yet overpowered weapon.

It slightly more powerful than the assault rifle but it has less amo, it is slower and it is impossible to kill anything with it in Halo 5.

It zooms not far, and it is slow and slow reload speed. It also cannot carry a lot of ammo

23 Focus Rifle

This is one of the best weapons in all of halo when I play firefight in halo reach I set it for nearly all of my loadouts. This gun has an amazing scope with amazing range and does a TON of damage!

Try what tf2 players call w+m1, or in this case left stick+ RT. You'll be able to run down your enemies and get in their faces before they know what happened. Plus it's got a scope for long range frying.

A very good weapon. Good ammo, very powerful.

24 Grenade Launcher

On paper it sounds good, being able to airburst it plus it EMP's vehicles sounds pretty good, in practice it sucks because the projectiles bounce around erratically, also the rate of fire is beyond terrible. Only useful when you got bottomless clip activated on Firefight or if you use the mounted version which is found on some Falcons in Halo Reach.

Too long recharge time, takes 2 shots to kill an Elite Minor but you could use a single frag, spike or plasma grenade to kill one. There's no point in a grenade launcher if it isn't as powerful as a pin-pulled frag.

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