This pistol allows you to charge up energy to take down your enemy shield. You can duel wield this weapon with a pistol, smg or any other duel wield weapon. Most people ignore this weapon but it can be very effective if used correctly.
Plasma Pistol vs Vehicles
The plasma pistol energy shot acts like an electromagnetic pulse when used on vehicles. If you shoot a vehicle with this pistol, it will become disabled and you can kill your enemy with grenades or any other equipment that you have. This can be very effective if you have a full warthog coming after you or a banshee that is shredding through your team.
Plasma Pistol Combinations
There are many different combinations that you can use with your plasma pistol to take down your enemies.
Plasma Pistol + Pistol – You can duel wield a plasma pistol with a regular pistol to take down your enemy. Take down your enemies shields with the plasma pistol and then take them out with one quick headshot with your regular pistol.
Plasma Pistol + Grenade – Take down your enemies shield with the plasma pistol and then drop a grenade on their location. This is a very effective, fast way to take down your enemy.
Plasma Pistol + BR (Noob Combo) – This combo was originated in halo 2. Grab a plasma pistol as your primary weapon and a battle rifle as your secondary weapon. Shoot your enemy with your plasma pistol and then quickly switch to your battle rifle to take them out with a quick headshot. This is one of the fastest ways to take out an enemy on halo 3.
There are many different ways that you can use a plasma pistol to your advantage. Keep practicing with the plasma pistol and you will learn how to use this underrated weapon to your advantage in Halo 3.