|“||We have always been your protectors!||„|
|~ Rtas Vadum to the Prophet Hierarchs|
Sangheili Honor Guardsmen serve as the protectors of the Covenant High Council, mainly the Prophet Hierarchs. They appear as the most skilled Elites and are hand picked for the duty of guarding the prophets. They mainly wield Energy Staves but during gameplay they will not use Staves and instead fight with Plasma Rifles, Covenant Carbines and Energy Swords. For failing to prevent the murder of the Prophet of Regret, the Elites positions as Honor Guards were given up to the Brutes under the orders of Prophet Hierarchs Truth and Mercy.