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Puño de Rukt
Fist of Rukt
Production information




Type-2 Energy Weapon/Hammer


Melee Weapon

Technical specifications


  • Two handed
  • Length: 2.682 meters (8.8 feet)

Damage Per Hit

Instant kill. High area-effect damage.

Fire Mode

Gravity shockwave



Covenant, later Covenant Loyalists

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The Fist of Rukt is a Jiralhanae ceremonial weapons exclusively used by the Chieftain of the Jiralhanae.


The Fist of Rukt is believed to be the strongest and possibly oldest of the Gravity Hammers with respects to ceremonial purposes. It is regarded by the Brutes as a holy and ceremonial object passed down from Chieftain to Chieftain in the ruling clan. It was capable of emitting electromagnetic fields, stunning enemies, and possibly providing energy shielding, as Tartarus isn't seen with an energy shield projector or any kind of armor that could supply a shield.[1]



Tartarus wielding the Fist of Rukt in Installation 05's Control Room.

The Fist of Rukt was passed down from Chieftain Maccabeus to his nephew Tartarus after Tartarus had defeated him in battle.[2]

After the Arbiter and Johnson killed Tartarus in the Control Room of Installation 05, the Fist of Rukt fell from his hands.


  • "Rukt" translates to "blood" in Sanskrit.
  • Gravity Hammers usable by players in later Halo games are inspired by the Fist of Rukt and were originally going to share an even more similar appearance than the final outcome.[3]
  • In Halo 3, if you charge at Grunts with a Gravity Hammer, they will occasionally yell, "oh no, the Fist of Rukt!" or, "he still wields the Fist of Rukt!" In their sleep, a Grunt will say, "Rukt...Fist...Merry Christmas" and "Fist of Rukt." The Final Grunt says he has the Fist of Rukt.
  • The Fist of Rukt's cultural history with the Brutes is similar to that of the Norse hammer Mjolnir, which was wielded by Thor.
  • In Halo: Contact Harvest, the Fist of Rukt was described as weighing at least as much as Staff Sergeant Nolan Byrne, who was an enormous man by himself.
  • Wizkids released a miniature of Master Chief wielding the Fist of Rukt.



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