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Nuvaar-pattern supercarrier
CSO Supercarrier.png
Class Overview


Primary Assembly Forges


Covenant symbol 2007-present.png Covenant Empire
Swords of Sanghelios symbol white.png Swords of Sanghelios
Covenant Remnant.png Various Covenant remnants


Few dozens

Technical Specifications


Supercarrier, Examiner


28,960 meters (95,013 ft)


11,447 meters (37,555 ft)


3,563 meters (11,689 ft)


Super-heavy repulsor engines (3)




14-28 metres of nanoluminate hull plating






Additional Information



  • Planetary invasion
  • Command and control
"A much capable and rarer variation of the CAS, the CSO-class supercarrier represents the crown jewel of our whole Covenant fleet. A massive supercarrier alone can lay siege to an entire pathetic planet and quarantine it in less than ten cycles."
―A scholar, teaching about the supercarrier at the Covenant War Academy on High Charity.

The Nuvaar-pattern supercarrier, designated as the CSO-class supercarrier, is the largest capital ship that was developed by the defunct Covenant Empire.

Table of Contents
  1. Operational History
    1. Human-Covenant War
  2. Role
    1. Weaknesses and Counter-Tactics
  3. Layout
  4. Specifications
  5. Variants
    1. Cauteriser-pattern
    2. Kantekel-pattern
  6. Ships of the Line
  7. Gallery

Operational History

Human-Covenant War


Weaknesses and Counter-Tactics





Manufactured locally on Doisac, this warship is instantly recognisable as a pattern of the CSO-class. The Cauteriser-pattern supercarrier is a more rugged ship, focusing on heavy armor and firepower over mobility. It has much of the same weapons as the Nuvaar, but is significantly weaker.

The sole Cauteriser-pattern supercarrier is the Lydus Hand, which serves as massive orbital defense for Doisac. It was built to the standards of the Medural-pattern assault carrier over several years until 2557 using smuggled Covenant technology to produce a CSO-like ship. Like the Conqueror-pattern assault carrier, the supercarrier has been improved with more fearsome close-range fire power, and heavier armour.



Ships of the Line

Name Pattern Commissioned Destroyed Notes
Bringer of Divine Glory Nuvaar Unknown Late November-December 2552 Commanded by High Chieftain Chaos and an unidentified Prophet during the Battle for Earth, destroyed and eventually crashed on Earth's surface.
Conceitful Resolution Kantekel July 2559 The sole supercarrier utilized by the Banished and served as the flagship of the faction following Enduring Conviction's destruction, participated in the Operation: WOLFE.
Dark Silence Kantekel Before 2550 Commanded by Imperial Admiral Rtyr 'Jar 'Refumee, Participated in the Fall of Reach and other major battles.
Enduring Tempest Nuvaar <2245 Decomissioned 2554 First prototype of the CSO-class supercarrier, served as the flagship of the High Charity defense fleet, particpated in the Great Schism. Later decomissioned as a museum ship.
Hammer of Faith Nuvaar N/A April 15, 2526 First sighted ship of its class by the UNSC, destroyed by Blue Team during Operation: SILENT STORM while under construction above Zhoist.
Long Night of Solace Nuvaar 2509 August 14, 2552 Sister ship of the Hammer of Faith. Commanded by Rho 'Barutamee of the Fleet of Vailant Prudence, destroyed by Jorge-052 during the Fall of Reach.
Lydus Hand Cauteriser 2557 N/A Currently served as flagship of the Doisac defence fleet.
Sublime Transcendence Nuvaar 2552 November 3, 2552 Commanded by Xytan 'Jar Wattinree, destroyed by an accidental detonation of a NOVA bomb over Joyous Exultation.


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