The smallest of the UNSC's 'big six', the Cavalier-class Fast Battleship is more than just a heavy warship; it is also a high speed pursuer, and a vicious gladiator. The smallest ship to mount the power-hungry gravimetric plating, the Cavalier possesses all the survivability of a Battleship, including the titanium honeycombed armour, hydrostatic shock absorption buffers, and multiple redundancies. It is also fitted with some of the most powerful engines in the UNSC, allowing it to chase down smaller, faster vessels. This comes at the cost of armament, which focuses on smaller, rapid fire weapons, rather than a typical battleship's big guns. This combination of traits allows the Cavalier to rapidly deploy, weaving through the battlefield to find vulnerable targets and wipe them out.