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What do you guys think are the best and worst weapons in the Halo franchise? What weapons are overpowered, and which ones would you not be caught dead wielding?

Make sure you specify which weapon the game was from, since they tend to change from game to game. Also, respect each others opinions, no need to start a fight.

Best: Energy Sword (Halo 2, 3, and Reach)
This thing was crazy, it taught players to bring a sword to a gunfight. Wasn't nearly as good in Halo 4, though.

Worst: Magnum (Halo 3)
You had to dual wield this just to have a chance, even then you were at a disadvantage. It would be more effective to throw it at your enemy instead of shooting it.
Plasma rifle H1,H2,H3. That gun sucks so bad
Best; H1 Pistol H2/3 Battle Rifle

Worst; H1/3 Assault Rifle H2 SMG
Best: Battle Rifle (Halo 2 through Halo 5)

Worst: Boltshot
Best: HCE Rocket (its my favorite weapon in every Halo). Worst: H2 Magnum
Best; H1 Pistol H2/3 Battle Rifle

Worst; H1/3 Assault Rifle H2 SMG
I will always disagree with the AR being bad in Halo 3.

The bad weapons in Halo 3 without host is-> The Plasma Pistol and Needler. They are utterly crap without host and you should never pick them up. I use every weapon but these two. The spiker and SMG aren't the best either, but they are okey.

If you have host every weapon is viable and you should use them all.
Best; H1 Pistol H2/3 Battle Rifle

Worst; H1/3 Assault Rifle H2 SMG
Halo 3 magnum is worse than the AR and SMG
Worst h3 spiker
Best: Every BR ever

Worst: H2 Needler
Best: SAW H4, so powerful so fun
Worse: storm rifle from H4... totally worthless
IGM David wrote:
Best; H1 Pistol H2/3 Battle Rifle

Worst; H1/3 Assault Rifle H2 SMG
I will always disagree with the AR being bad in Halo 3.

The bad weapons in Halo 3 without host is-> The Plasma Pistol and Needler. They are utterly crap without host and you should never pick them up. I use every weapon but these two. The spiker and SMG aren't the best either, but they are okey.

If you have host every weapon is viable and you should use them all.
Trust me dude, that AR was the worst version of the weapon. It performed and sounded like a pea-shooter. It's reticule didn't actually tell the real accuracy and because of its unsatisfying performance lead to it becoming a glorified beat stick with Halo 3's BS meleeing system.

Best weapons: AR in Halo 4 and 5 , BR in 5, Halo CE pistol, Carbine in 4, SMG in 5 ( Scilenced on in ODST and H2A)
worst weapons: Basically most duel wielded weapons in H2 and H3, normal Plasma Pistol shots, Needler in Halo CE, plasma rifle in halo 2. Flame thrower in Halo 3.
Best: Magnum Pistol H1, BR H2, DMR HR

Worst: SMG H3, Suppressor H4
IGM David wrote:
Best; H1 Pistol H2/3 Battle Rifle

Worst; H1/3 Assault Rifle H2 SMG
I will always disagree with the AR being bad in Halo 3.

The bad weapons in Halo 3 without host is-> The Plasma Pistol and Needler. They are utterly crap without host and you should never pick them up. I use every weapon but these two. The spiker and SMG aren't the best either, but they are okey.

If you have host every weapon is viable and you should use them all.
Trust me dude, that AR was the worst version of the weapon. It performed and sounded like a pea-shooter. It's reticule didn't actually tell the real accuracy and because of its unsatisfying performance lead to it becoming a glorified beat stick with Halo 3's BS meleeing system.

Best weapons: AR in Halo 4 and 5 , BR in 5, Halo CE pistol, Carbine in 4, SMG in 5 ( Scilenced on in ODST and H2A)
worst weapons: Basically most duel wielded weapons in H2 and H3, normal Plasma Pistol shots, Needler in Halo CE, plasma rifle in halo 2. Flame thrower in Halo 3.
I agree that the Halo 4 AR is a lot better than Halo 3 AR, but the Halo 4 AR is damn overpowered. I have played roughly 22000 matchmaking games in Halo 3 and all the weapons are viable, with the exception of Needler and Plasma Pistol.

Bungie wanted the AR to become a glorified beat stick, and it does it's job so much better than almost every other weapon out there. Combined with things in Halo 3's sandbox the weapon becomes pretty good.

Regen + AR > BR + Regen

Bubble shield + AR > BR + Bubble shield

Every close combat situation: AR > BR.

If you want a guaranteed kill AR + Camo is better than BR + Camo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghoavv0X9vk

OMG .. looking at the video there is such a long time since I have wanted to tryhard that badly :( I have't crouched in such aaa looong time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNHgK3OVa8w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSnaTlgZY38

Damn now I really wanna change my gt back to DeMoNCaaT.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I WANTED RANKED DUBS IN HALO MCC. And look at that action compared to truth ..
Best: H1 Pistol, H2/H3 Battle Rifle,
Worst: H2/H3 Pistol
IGM David wrote:
IGM David wrote:
Best; H1 Pistol H2/3 Battle Rifle

Worst; H1/3 Assault Rifle H2 SMG
I will always disagree with the AR being bad in Halo 3.

The bad weapons in Halo 3 without host is-> The Plasma Pistol and Needler. They are utterly crap without host and you should never pick them up. I use every weapon but these two. The spiker and SMG aren't the best either, but they are okey.

If you have host every weapon is viable and you should use them all.
Trust me dude, that AR was the worst version of the weapon. It performed and sounded like a pea-shooter. It's reticule didn't actually tell the real accuracy and because of its unsatisfying performance lead to it becoming a glorified beat stick with Halo 3's BS meleeing system.

Best weapons: AR in Halo 4 and 5 , BR in 5, Halo CE pistol, Carbine in 4, SMG in 5 ( Scilenced on in ODST and H2A)
worst weapons: Basically most duel wielded weapons in H2 and H3, normal Plasma Pistol shots, Needler in Halo CE, plasma rifle in halo 2. Flame thrower in Halo 3.
I agree that the Halo 4 AR is a lot better than Halo 3 AR, but the Halo 4 AR is damn overpowered. I have played roughly 22000 matchmaking games in Halo 3 and all the weapons are viable, with the exception of Needler and Plasma Pistol.

Bungie wanted the AR to become a glorified beat stick, and it does it's job so much better than almost every other weapon out there. Combined with things in Halo 3's sandbox the weapon becomes pretty good.

Regen + AR > BR + Regen

Bubble shield + AR > BR + Bubble shield

Every close combat situation: AR > BR.

If you want a guaranteed kill AR + Camo is better than BR + Camo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghoavv0X9vk

OMG .. looking at the video there is such a long time since I have wanted to tryhard that badly :( I have't crouched in such aaa looong time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNHgK3OVa8w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSnaTlgZY38

Damn now I really wanna change my gt back to DeMoNCaaT.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I WANTED RANKED DUBS IN HALO MCC. And look at that action compared to truth ..
Why is the second video not from your own perspective? Also considering everyone was playing level 50 there are a lot of bad plays in both of those videos perhaps you were only messing around but to think that you can play like that a get a 50 makes a real mockery of the ranking system in Halo 3.
IGM David wrote:
IGM David wrote:
Best; H1 Pistol H2/3 Battle Rifle

Worst; H1/3 Assault Rifle H2 SMG
I will always disagree with the AR being bad in Halo 3.

The bad weapons in Halo 3 without host is-> The Plasma Pistol and Needler. They are utterly crap without host and you should never pick them up. I use every weapon but these two. The spiker and SMG aren't the best either, but they are okey.

If you have host every weapon is viable and you should use them all.
Trust me dude, that AR was the worst version of the weapon. It performed and sounded like a pea-shooter. It's reticule didn't actually tell the real accuracy and because of its unsatisfying performance lead to it becoming a glorified beat stick with Halo 3's BS meleeing system.

Best weapons: AR in Halo 4 and 5 , BR in 5, Halo CE pistol, Carbine in 4, SMG in 5 ( Scilenced on in ODST and H2A)
worst weapons: Basically most duel wielded weapons in H2 and H3, normal Plasma Pistol shots, Needler in Halo CE, plasma rifle in halo 2. Flame thrower in Halo 3.
I agree that the Halo 4 AR is a lot better than Halo 3 AR, but the Halo 4 AR is damn overpowered. I have played roughly 22000 matchmaking games in Halo 3 and all the weapons are viable, with the exception of Needler and Plasma Pistol.

Bungie wanted the AR to become a glorified beat stick, and it does it's job so much better than almost every other weapon out there. Combined with things in Halo 3's sandbox the weapon becomes pretty good.

Regen + AR > BR + Regen

Bubble shield + AR > BR + Bubble shield

Every close combat situation: AR > BR.

If you want a guaranteed kill AR + Camo is better than BR + Camo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghoavv0X9vk

OMG .. looking at the video there is such a long time since I have wanted to tryhard that badly :( I have't crouched in such aaa looong time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNHgK3OVa8w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSnaTlgZY38

Damn now I really wanna change my gt back to DeMoNCaaT.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I WANTED RANKED DUBS IN HALO MCC. And look at that action compared to truth ..
Why is the second video not from your own perspective? Also considering everyone was playing level 50 there are a lot of bad plays in both of those videos perhaps you were only messing around but to think that you can play like that a get a 50 makes a real mockery of the ranking system in Halo 3.
Most of those players are really good players. Just because you see Neighbor beat Frosty 15-0 it doesn't mean that Frosty is bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sl73udpLY

In the second video I am playing against a streamer called Renzo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifd_528RV_w
IGM David wrote:
IGM David wrote:
IGM David wrote:
Best; H1 Pistol H2/3 Battle Rifle

Worst; H1/3 Assault Rifle H2 SMG
I will always disagree with the AR being bad in Halo 3.

The bad weapons in Halo 3 without host is-> The Plasma Pistol and Needler. They are utterly crap without host and you should never pick them up. I use every weapon but these two. The spiker and SMG aren't the best either, but they are okey.

If you have host every weapon is viable and you should use them all.
Trust me dude, that AR was the worst version of the weapon. It performed and sounded like a pea-shooter. It's reticule didn't actually tell the real accuracy and because of its unsatisfying performance lead to it becoming a glorified beat stick with Halo 3's BS meleeing system.

Best weapons: AR in Halo 4 and 5 , BR in 5, Halo CE pistol, Carbine in 4, SMG in 5 ( Scilenced on in ODST and H2A)
worst weapons: Basically most duel wielded weapons in H2 and H3, normal Plasma Pistol shots, Needler in Halo CE, plasma rifle in halo 2. Flame thrower in Halo 3.
I agree that the Halo 4 AR is a lot better than Halo 3 AR, but the Halo 4 AR is damn overpowered. I have played roughly 22000 matchmaking games in Halo 3 and all the weapons are viable, with the exception of Needler and Plasma Pistol.

Bungie wanted the AR to become a glorified beat stick, and it does it's job so much better than almost every other weapon out there. Combined with things in Halo 3's sandbox the weapon becomes pretty good.

Regen + AR > BR + Regen

Bubble shield + AR > BR + Bubble shield

Every close combat situation: AR > BR.

If you want a guaranteed kill AR + Camo is better than BR + Camo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghoavv0X9vk

OMG .. looking at the video there is such a long time since I have wanted to tryhard that badly :( I have't crouched in such aaa looong time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNHgK3OVa8w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSnaTlgZY38

Damn now I really wanna change my gt back to DeMoNCaaT.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I WANTED RANKED DUBS IN HALO MCC. And look at that action compared to truth ..
Why is the second video not from your own perspective? Also considering everyone was playing level 50 there are a lot of bad plays in both of those videos perhaps you were only messing around but to think that you can play like that a get a 50 makes a real mockery of the ranking system in Halo 3.
Most of those players are really good players. Just because you see Neighbor beat Frosty 15-0 it doesn't mean that Frosty is bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sl73udpLY

In the second video I am playing against a streamer called Renzo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifd_528RV_w
Yes I know this that one game doesn't mean anything I was just pointing out my thoughts on what I was watching. Okay so that video is just from his stream then? I was only wondering just because I would have prefered to have seen the second game from your perspective rather than that of the opposition.
Best= Halo CE Magnum
Worst= Halo 2 needler.... ewwwww
Conor5017 wrote:
Best= Halo CE Magnum
Worst= Halo 2 needler.... ewwwww
Best = Halo CE Magnum / H2 BR

Worst = H3 Spiker / all the plasma rifles
Best: H1 Pistol / H2 Rocket Launcher (That land vehicle lock on was so op)

Worst: H2 Pistol/shotgun
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