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They have somewhat stronger and different energy shields and carry Plasma Pistols or Covenant Carbines. In battle, they do not tend to flee, but rather hide for cover. They have much smarter battle instances then their other Covenant species like Unggoy. Their shields are much stronger, taking much more damage before activating it back. Despite its shields strength, an overcharged plasma pistol bolt can temporarily deactivate it, giving you more chance to fire.