Top Ten Worst Halo Guns

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The Top Ten

1 Plasma Pistol

On Multiplayer, I agree, this weapon sucks, but on Legendary Campaign, it's a beast

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.

Unless you use it to either drop shield for a headshot or stun vehicles, its borderline useless.

Unless you use a sniper rifle to shoot someone, yeh it is useless. That's the point of the weapon and it makes it good!

Y’all just ass at multip

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2 Magnum

This gun kicks a$$ in halo combat evolved - lukeweber

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.

The halo 2 pistol was bad but the halo 3 pistol is a beast if your in the right range its really good and the halo reach pistol was really good but the halo 4 pistol was slightly weaker however it did not get any worse after that and the halo 5 pistol got stronger and good but very well balened

Useless in 2 and 3

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3 Concussion Rifle

Simply put, the concussion rifle is merely a lighter fuel rod gun. - Canuck101

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

Not true if your a good marks men it's a beast

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 - Jackamalio

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4 Energy Sword with Zero Energy

This really shouldn't count because the sword is Out Of Ammo so really your swinging an EMPTY weapon - Zombieman99

This is like saying a rocket launcher without ammo is useless, which it is, but this list is for loaded weapons!

An energy sword without ammo is just as bad as a sniper rifle without ammo. You can't put a weapon on a list that "doesn't have ammo".

So does all weapons of the list.

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5 Plasma Rifle

Okay who in their right mind put this here?! The plasma rifle is one of the BEST weapons in the game! Especially when it's duel wielded - Zombieman99

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.

How can this be on the worst weapons list! This is a CLASSIC fan favorite!

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6 Brute Shot

Wrong it's the absolute best

I am actually really good with this gone. I dominate up close and long distance. You all suck for insulting it.

Only in halo 2 it got really good in halo 3

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! "

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7 Assault Rifle

Who the hell put this weapons on here, it's a classic.

This Assault Rifle isn't really useful, in long-range or in short-range. The Rifle takes about a whole clip just to kill 2 Grunts, this gun should be placed as the worst gun.

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. - Canuck101

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.

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8 Plasma Repeater

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.

This gun suck so much

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.

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9 SMG

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.

If you dual wield the SMG in halo 3 you are a BEAST! It's got a ton of ammo in a clip and it's fire rate is absolutely AMAZING! When I play my friends in halo 3 and I get the SMG I'm untouchable. And not just in halo 3, for a fact it has the best rate of fire.

Awesome gun, generally. You just walk around feeling like some kind of gangster from the 20's, definitely has a great feel to it, a classic of Halo 2.

This is a good gun, in one shot or two, you can kill down enemies. And it has good coordination.

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10 Storm Rifle

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

Doesn't do much damage, over heats too fast, let's just face it, it's a terrible weapon.

Do you think the assault rifle and suppressor are to good? You'll love this!

Plasma rifle was better.

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The Contenders

11 Needler

You just don't know how to use it. The needler is cool and efficient. But that's just my opinion.

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!

Good weapon. Best to conserve all the ammo you can, as well as getting a lot of ammo, that way your usage of this gun will be worthwhile. - Canuck101

I love stealth killing and the D.O.T.! Great for Elites. Also, with the row of spikes across the top, it's melee attack leaves nothing to the imagination

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12 Sentinel Beam

Seemed cool when I first used it, but doesn't really do a lot of damage.

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

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

Worst by far. Hard to aim, hard to wield/slows you down, no firepower. Puny.

13 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.

I disagree on this. binary rifle is awesome

This is good for shooting enemies, it has good coordination and in one shot, you can kill someone.

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14 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.

Mauler is good if you use it right. Shotgun is better though

I don't think so its really good if your you know what your doing its just that way at certan ranges

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15 Boltshot

It takes a billion shots with no charge just to kill someone but I use all the time shut just for charge

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.

This is the best shotgun ever

It's not good, but it's so fun

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16 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.

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

What idiot put this on the list? This gun is amazing in Halo 5. I use it all the time!

The bullet spread is ridiculous.

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17 Type-25 Carbine (Spiker)

Only if you are one foot away it does damage and even when you are within one foot away does terrible damage

This gun is a insult to use

#1 worst gun

18 Spartan Laser

Apparently you don't know how to use it.

Take too long to charge and has very bad recoil

Good for vehicles, bad for ground players.

can't aim

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19 Focus Rifle

A very good weapon. Good ammo, very powerful. - Canuck101

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!

That's the best weapon!

"BURN BANSHEE BURN"!

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20 Incineration Cannon

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

THIS IS BEAST! FIND IT AND GET IT! definitely number 1! Little Amo though

The worst weapon IS #1

21 Hydra

Good for vechils but does no crap worth of damage ammo is good though

22 Light Rifle

They made it better in Halo 5. Way better.

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.

The thing is strong but useess

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23 Brute Spiker

It sucks so much

24 DMR

No its good in halo 4 and reach you just don't know how to use it

This is really good of a weapon

Not true at all it beats br if you don't miss can beat almost anything you could beat a carbine with this thing and if you can no scope with it you can mo down any thing

This thing is almost as good as a SNIPER if you know how to use it.��"�

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25 Grenade Launcher

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.

The grenade launcher is officially the worst gun ever made, it takes a MILLION shots to even get a shield down on a spartain/elite. And one shot in a clip? I mean come on this should be 1st on this list of the worst weapons in all of halo.

It's great if you can time it to EMP enemy vehicles. Plus direct hits are usually instakills - EClarke53173

26 Covenant Carbine

It takes a billion shots to kill anything. In halo 3 it was worse than the plasma pistol. I really liked how they replaced it with the needle rifle in reach. In halo 4 it was alright as long as you could get a lot of headshots.

No it takes 7 it's better then Halo 2 pistol

Took like 30 bullets to kill someone. It sucks

27 Fuel Rod Cannon

"It bounces?!?! Who designs a gun that bounces!?!? This is the worst gun ever, of all time! "

Flipping awesome for tanks ground vehicles

Best gun ever up there with Incernation Cannon and the Rocket Launcher.

It sucks

28 Gravity Hammer
29 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.

Probably the most overrated weapon in any video game, and I'm not bad at sniping either. using this weapon just makes takes the fun out of halo. it sucks when you are sniped in multiplayer, but when I snipe, I'm instantly spotted, and have to jump around to dodge oncoming enemy fire. if I wanted to play a game where you jump and shoot, I'd go play megaman. maybe I just suck, but its just not fun to use.

Teammates go for sniper and are able to get with no enemies around. they kill with the sniper and no enemies even attempt to fight back.

You go to grab the sniper. Suddenly your enemies start paying attention again.

What? This shoots good and is pretty powerful.

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30 Shotgun

Halo 2 shotgun = (with no shields) still take 2 shots at medium range to kill. Also sucks at countering the sword.

Halo 3 shotgun = Shot a guy (he had no shields) 2 times at medium range, 2 times at long range and he lives to tell the tale. Plus my aim was right on him all 4 times Then he just runs up shoots me one time at medium to close range and kills me instantly. Then he proceeds to teabag me. He should have died.

Halo 4 shotgun = way overpowered

The Halo Reach shot gun is the only shotgun that actually works fine. Good at countering the sword too. But every other shot gun is either too weak or too strong. The Reach shotgun is in between.

Why is this here?

Halo 5: kills in one hit! (if you know how to use it) but has the worst range EVER.

At least in halo 5 all the weapons have scopes

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31 Battle Rifle

I disagree good sir.

Impossible to kill anything with it on halo 5 apart from grunts

It's alright in halo 3, but otherwise it's not that good

It's a triburst DMR. It's on this list why?

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32 Z-180 Scattershot

It's pretty good needs more ammo

33 Z-110 Boltshot

Just forerunner battle rifle

34 Plasma Cannon

Good weapon, I can easily shoot down enemies once I get my hand on this since they always kill me with this.

It takes forever to load bad ammo and your dead before the first charge don't pick it up

35 Halo 4 Lightrifle

Really bad gun but in halo 5 really good gun recommend it

Absolute trash when it comes to body shots but it kicks a$$ wit headshots

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