Rate That Weapon #2 - MA5B Assault Rifle

Yup, the “standard weapon” of the Marines back in Halo : CE (you practically dont see them wielding any other weapons in the ENTIRE campaign, with very rare exceptions). Vanished from Halo 2, and returned in Halo 3 as the cut down MA5C, and Reach as the MA37.

The MA5B has a pretty large clip size of 60 bullets, and pumping one whole clip into a enemy proves, without a doubt, satisfying. Its better than the other Assault Rifles in the series, but it isnt good against shielded enemies, such as Elites, especially on Legendary. I personally prefer using the rifle to take down small fry more often, and Flood Infection Forms.

My Rating : 6/10

8.5/10 It just played the role it was supposed to, and you don’t have to reload to kill two people.

Yay, another one! Let’s see…

8/10 for the sound
6/10 for the raw power
3/10 for the skill required
9/10 for the look

The average will be 6.5/10

It definitely was good against Flood infection forms.

Utterly useless in both campaign and multiplayer unless you’re playing the campaign on easy and maybe on normal. Even against single Grunts is too weak and takes too long to kill unless you get right up in their faces, at which point you could have taken them out with pretty much any other weapon already. It’s only really at least somewhat useful against Flood infection forms, and even then I prefer using the plasma rifle, plasma pistol, or the needler.

10/10. The MA5B was a shining example of an automatic hitscan weapon with a good skill gap. Really punishing players for spam, but rewarding burst fire. And fairly reliable against anything but a Zealot or SpecOps Elite in Campaign.

8/10
-Highest ammo you could get for the Assault Rifle
-High amounts of ammo meant blasting into Infection Forms is more effective
-Great Primary weapon
-Useful for taking down hordes of Grunts and Jackals
-Not so useful for taking down a couple of Elites

8/10

the most iconic weapon of halo, great sound, great looks, awesome 60 round mag, but just wish it had sligthly better accuracy

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> the most iconic weapon of halo, great sound, great looks, awesome 60 round mag, but just wish it had sligthly better accuracy

To be honest, the AR is fine in H:CE even though it sucks. Or actually, it’s fine BECAUSE it sucks. Fully-automatic weapons ought to be nerfed to the point of being practically useless so people finally start using weapons in multiplayer that require you to aim and not just place the reticle roughly over an opponent and spray away for an easy kill.