Phaeton Helios abilities

So what is the difference between it and a regular Phaeton?
My bet is on increased armor and/or incorporation of the forerunner beam turret weaponry somewhere on it.

discuss.

Lets try to keep this thread positive and speculative guys. :slight_smile:

Maybe a three-seat Phaeton could come into play? Maybe it would be a bit of a compromise considering the fact that the Falcon won’t be in the update.

I was thinking increased armor with maybe 2 thrust to help dodge incoming rockets better.

I’m curious if it’s a hybrid with covie tech, like Helioskrill. Or if it’s a nod to Greek mythos with Helios the God of the Sun.

Increased armour and upgraded weapons sort of like every other variant

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> I’m curious if it’s a hybrid with covie tech, like Helioskrill. Or if it’s a nod to Greek mythos with Helios the God of the Sun.

I’m betting on greek god reference

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> I’m curious if it’s a hybrid with covie tech, like Helioskrill. Or if it’s a nod to Greek mythos with Helios the God of the Sun.

Clever and amusing. :slight_smile:

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> I was thinking increased armor with maybe 2 thrust to help dodge incoming rockets better.

The 2x thrust would actually be incredibly useful

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> Maybe a three-seat Phaeton could come into play? Maybe it would be a bit of a compromise considering the fact that the Falcon won’t be in the update.

That would be interesting, there was actually concept art of a forerunner flyer with 3x turrets on it that I can only assume were independent of the pilot, and likely beam turrets.

It better have the ability to morph into a Falcon. It ain’t called “Memories of Halo 5’s Campaign”, it is “Memories of Reach”.

When you think of Reach, you think “Falcon, Invasion, Forge World, Noble Team”, not “Phaeton, weapon skins, remixed maps, Phaeton, Phaeton, and Phaeton”.

My guess it has upped armor and thats it. It is the “Swords ghost” of pheatons.

Next update HW we will get another phaeton variant probably called “Phaeton Olympian” and that will have even more upped armor and better weapons.

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> My guess it has upped armor and thats it. It is the “Swords ghost” of pheatons.
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> Next update HW we will get another phaeton variant probably called “Phaeton Olympian” and that will have even more upped armor and better weapons.

Count me out if that’s the case.

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> > My guess it has upped armor and thats it. It is the “Swords ghost” of pheatons.
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> > Next update HW we will get another phaeton variant probably called “Phaeton Olympian” and that will have even more upped armor and better weapons.
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> Count me out if that’s the case.

that’d be really scummy

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> > > My guess it has upped armor and thats it. It is the “Swords ghost” of pheatons.
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> > > Next update HW we will get another phaeton variant probably called “Phaeton Olympian” and that will have even more upped armor and better weapons.
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> > Count me out if that’s the case.
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> that’d be really scummy

That’s the pattern 343 has set so that what I expect.

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> > > > 2533274870591903;11:
> > > > My guess it has upped armor and thats it. It is the “Swords ghost” of pheatons.
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> > > > Next update HW we will get another phaeton variant probably called “Phaeton Olympian” and that will have even more upped armor and better weapons.
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> > > Count me out if that’s the case.
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> > that’d be really scummy
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> That’s the pattern 343 has set so that what I expect.

I really hope 343 doesn’t set into that trend. This new Phaeton was covered by an ONI symbol, so it better be special to some extent.

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> > > > > My guess it has upped armor and thats it. It is the “Swords ghost” of pheatons.
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> > > > > Next update HW we will get another phaeton variant probably called “Phaeton Olympian” and that will have even more upped armor and better weapons.
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> > > > Count me out if that’s the case.
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> > > that’d be really scummy
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> > That’s the pattern 343 has set so that what I expect.
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> I really hope 343 doesn’t set into that trend. This new Phaeton was covered by an ONI symbol, so it better be special to some extent.

Agreed, I hope its super -Yoink-. (good)

I’m taking a guess that it will either have better armor, new weapons or new abilitys. It’s incredibly disappointing that it wasn’t a falcon…
oh and someone please tell me where the phaeton is in halo reach? Because I sure as hell don’t have any memories of there being one there…

This variant could be available in forge too

Well let’s look at what we know for sure: The phaeton is plain legendary, like its predecessor. And it’s Red.

Let’s also look at reasonable presumptions based on what we know. I.e. the original phaeton is REQ lvl 8. There are no REQ lvl 9s, and there has been no mention that the original phaeton was going to drop in REQ level. So it’s reasonable to assume that this phaeton will also be attainable at REQ lvl 8.

To me this lines up with the reg/sword versions of all the covenant vehicles. And in those instances the REQ level is the same and the color changes to red.

Therefore, I believe that this vehicle will ONLY provide increased armor. In lieu of that, maybe an extra thrust or two. But no increased weaponry.

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> Maybe a three-seat Phaeton could come into play? Maybe it would be a bit of a compromise considering the fact that the Falcon won’t be in the update.

I was thinking this.