The Incineration Cannon fires five streams of explosive particles in a tight spread which release in four different directions upon detonation. The explosive particles then detonate again individually, increasing the effective radius of the initial explosion.
Because there are multiple explosive particles, it is very easy to kill multiple players with one shot.
It does enough damage to the Scorpion, the Wraith, and the Mantis to destroy them in one hit, but only if all the explosive particles hit the vehicle. A Warthog can survive one shot from an Incineration Cannon because not all explosive particles will hit it.
The Incineration Cannon has only one shot per clip and reloading takes four seconds, which makes missing a shot very punishing.
The weapon's large area of effective splash damage makes it easy to kill oneself in close quarters.
Changes from Halo 4 to Halo 5: Guardians
Runs on a battery instead of a magazine.
Can fire a rapid two-rocket burst or can be charged to fire a more powerful blast.
Slightly less powerful.
Render of the Incineration Cannon in Halo 4.
Concept art of the cannon.
A more finalize concept art of the cannon.
Early design of the Incineration Cannon.
Incineration Cannon being used on the map Complex.
Incineration Cannon in use.
The destructive power of the Incineration Cannon.
Incineration Cannon being fired at a Spartan during a War Games simulation.
Holographic design placed on the Incineration Cannon.
The Incineration Cannon being reloaded.
First person view of the Incineration Cannon in Halo 5: Guardians viewed by Spartan Locke.
Smart-scope with the Incineration Cannon.
The Incineration Cannon assembling itself in Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer.