01 Covenant Energy Sword—Halo
Some people would argue that this isn’t actually a bladed weapon, on account of the nitpicking distinction that it’s made from pure energy rather than shiny metal. To those people we would present this simple argument: Shhhh. It cuts things, so it’s definitely a blade. There’s nothing quite so satisfying as the splashy noise that comes with picking up an energy sword in a desperate game of 2v2 (apart, perhaps, from a match-winning sword spree on Blackout). It’s a weapon that typifies everything that’s great about Halo: It’s absolutely lethal in the right circumstances, yet is never overpowered. It also elicits happy memories of the sword-sniper glitch from Halo 2, which would let you leap magically across the map just by switching between the two weapons quickly enough. Simply put, the Covenant Energy Sword is Halo’s lightsaber: Iconic, impressive and wonderfully evocative.