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Skull Guide

by Shadow_Hyp

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                         <1.00>UPDATES
                               <1.1>Version 1.00(WIP)
                               <1.2>Version 1.10(Cmplt)
                          <2.00>Skulls and Locations
                                <2.01>Look Daddy! Skull
                                <2.02>Grunt Birthday Party Skull
                                <2.03>Cowbell Skull
                                <2.04>Wuv Woo Skull
                                <2.05>Fog Skull
                                <2.06>Sickness Skull
                                <2.07>Rebel Sympathizer Skull
                                <2.08>Rebel Supporter Skull
                                <2.09>Rebel Leader Skull
                                <2.10>Catch Skull
                                <2.11>Sugar Cookies Skull
                                <2.12>Boomstick Skull
                                <2.13>Pain Train Skull
                                <2.14>Bountiful Harvest Skull
                                <2.15>Emperor Skull
                          <3.00>CREDITS
                          <4.00>Legal

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                        -----<1.00>UPDATES<1.00>-----
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<1.10>
                      ----UPDATE Version 1.00 (WIP)----

                       -----------03/15/09------------

This guide is incomplete as I've beaten the game and attained all the skulls
but never had the throught come to me to make an FAQ. So here it is on my 
sencond time through re-getting the skulls because my first time I had a 
corrupted Hard Drive so I had to play without a Profile or the ability to 
save. Also note I started on the 11th mission because that is when I had the
idea for to do the FAQ. I will hopefully finish this by the end of the week!

**(Please note also that I will be giving hints or tips to being able to get
the Skulls easier or quicker in some of to "Details" but skulls that I found
to be so easy that anyone could get them without trouble I left them alone. 
But if you would like more detail as in to how to get one or more that I 
haven't described quicker or easier, don't hesitate to email me and let me 
know which Skull and what you would like more in depth on. Also if you find 
any hardcore spelling mistakes you can send those too. If you would like to 
email me please make sure when you send it that the Subject of the email that
you send has the topic you would like to ask me about[i.e-"Look Daddy! Skull"
"Spelling Error"]. Thanks alot and my email is at the bottom of this FAQ 
along with the Credits!)

<1.20>

                     ----UPDATE Version 1.10 (Cmplt)----

                       -----------04/27/09------------

Okay so long overdue update. I ended up getting Resident Evil 5 and 
completing that along with Banjo-Kazooie. Sorry guys but I hope this can 
still be used!

     
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                   -----<2.00>Skulls and Locations<2.00>-----
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First thing about the skulls that you should know is that EVERYTIME when you
complete the objective required to unlock them a PING or a focus point will 
pop up on your minimap meaning to scroll to it quick and in that approximate 
location is where the skull is. This is how I attained the locations of all
the skulls. I did not use any other sites for reference or anything to that
nature. I have found all these skulls on my own using this method. All right,
here we go and happy skull hunting!

*Note that after aquiring skulls make sure if your going to use them to 
activate them at the VERY beginning of the mission or match or else the 
effects may not activate or achievements may not be unlocked.
Remember to keep this in mind when playing!

<2.01> Look Daddy!              

Mission 1-Alpha Base        

Found after killing 100 Grunts at the base of the destroyed 
building environment at the south side of the frozen lake 
just outside the door to Alpha base. it is easiest to get this 
skull on Normal difficulty or higher as that there are more Grunts 
on these difficulties. Causes funny skyrocketing death animation 
for grunts by having their methane tanks explode when you kill 
them and has no effect on your score multiplier so its strictly 
for fun.

<2.02> Grunt Birthday Party     

Mission 2-Relic Approach    

Back of your base at the start of the mission found after killing 
all 20 Jackals. Makes every grunt you kill's head explode into 
confetti and has no effect on your score multiplier so this skull 
is strictly for fun.

<2.03> Cowbell                  

Mission 3-Relic Interior

Where Forge and Anders were defending themselves on the platform across
the bridges in the centre after killing 45 Hunters. The way to do this
easily is to leave 2 OSDT units to guard where they were being attacked
inside the spot so as not to be attacked (this is AFTER rescuing Forge
and Anders) then move your Grizzley tanks to the first little platform 
as you came in where an infinate spawn of Hunters enters from the right
side of the passage where your tanks can proceed to wreck them as they
making the skull spawn at your left behind ODST units where you pick up 
the skull and leave the building, Makes explosive splash damage and overall
radius bigger and has no effect on your score multipier so it is helpful
without lowering your score if your shooting for Gold. 

***Update on skull effect***
Seems to make some units "spontaneously explode" after taking no damage.
***Use with Caution!***

<2.04> Wuv Woo                  

Mission 4-Arcadia City

To the east of the subway exit there is a fountain, to the east of the 
fountain is a statue. The statue is of a man holding a book. North-east of
that statue is stairs leading to a higher level. At the top of this level 
there is a three sided billboard and another one of those statues of a man 
holding a book. The skull appears next to the group of trees to the north 
east of the statue after killing 50 Elites. The way I obtained this skull is
just warthog rushing the map and sweeping out any and all Elites. Makes 
Scarab's beams be rainbow colored and have hearts and bubbles come off of 
them. Skull has no affect on score and is strictly for amusement. I mean 
come on. Once you see it you will laugh at the fact that the enemies die 
of this...Or end up getting mad because you do!

<2.05> Fog                      

Mission 5-Arcadia Outskirts

North-East corner of the the map on the highway after killing 5 Wraiths. 
Quickest way, on Easy get your base made and build a bunch of Supply pads 
to get enough supplies for 5 Mac Blasts. Mac Blasts cost 600 minerals each
but make sure you have some units because rushing is going to be involved
and you may deplete your amount of units by using this strategy. Send in
Marines in groups of two or three and rush them to your opponents base
meaning don't worry if they're taking damage because they're just being
F.O.W. Lifters to weed out the Wraiths. Every time you get close enough to
spot a wraith, Mac Blast it. as long as you hit it, it's a one hit kill
every time. Causes your Minimap indicator in the upper right hand corner
of the screen go away for the mission/match but you get a Multiplier boost
making those Gold medals oh so much easier to get.

<2.06> Sickness                 

Mission 6-Dome of Light

In the Warehouse directly South-East of your base after killing 50 Banshees.
Massing Wolverines in the pathways to the north of your base obliterates
Banshees as they attempt to bombard your base. Also helps take out dropships
that bring enemy reinforcements. Lowers all player's unit's hit points by 50%
making them VERY weak but boosts your score multiplier. Only use this skull
on Legendary if you know for sure you can back up your units with healing or 
reinforcements.

<2.07> Rebel Sympathizer        

Mission 7-Scarab

Next to the power node location directly east of the Super Scarab on the
penninsula, after killing 10 Locusts. Short and simple description of how to
get this skull...Warthog rush every power node location on the map on Easy.
To easily locate the power nodes just search to F.O.W. and follow the power 
lines laid to their ends and at each end is a node, 7 in all. All enemy 
units get 25% more hit points but gives you a nice score boost. Most times
worth the score boost as long as there aren't many big units. Just some 
advise...don't use this skull on maps with Scarabs...they take forever to
kill unless you send a whole army to mutilate one.

<2.08> Rebel Supporter          

Mission 8-Anders' Signal

North-East of Echos base location through the path containing 9 Flood Eggs. 
North of the most northern egg is a path leading around the crater. At the 
end of this path is where the skull is located after killing 750 Infection
Forms. Easy when camping outside attack range of bases and letting Forms 
attack your army of Warthogs of any other vehicles (Vehicles are good because
they aren't able to be taken over by the Flood. All enemy units do 50% more
damage and your score multiplier is increased.

<2.09> Rebel Leader            

Mission 9-The Flood

Near the smoldering crashed Pelican just to the right of the base and easily
accessed by either an air unit or a Pelican Drop after destroying 20 Flood 
Stalks. Sweep the map with Hornets and manually attack each Stalk on any 
difficulty, though you will find the Flood's Anti Air Buildings a lot less
annoying on Easy or Normal. Makes all enemy units start with extra veterancy
(A star above their head meaning they are stronger than normal units) and 
your score multiplier is increased.

<2.10> Catch                    

Mission 10-Shield World

The small island directly east of the base passed the pylon, littered with 
Flood Eggs after killing 350 Swarms. This island is only accessable by air 
units so make sure one of your hornets stays there the entire time so that
you can make sure you have an air unit to pick up the skull once it spawns.
Wolverine camping on Easy or Normal at each of the three bases just out of 
attack range of the main bases (because these spawn the swarms) is the 
quickest way to complete this skull. (IMPORTANT: To make sure you get this
skull quick and simple do not use Cryo because it does not count toward your
Swarm kill count and makes so you have to wait longer for more to spawn!)
Makes unit's "Y" Abilities recover twice as fast but lowers your score
multiplier.

<2.11> Sugar Cookie             

Mission 11-Cleansing

At head of ship and only accessable with a flying attribute unit. It is 
unlocked after you destroy 100 Sentinals. Setting up Turrets with Missle
Launchers on Easy makes this skull almost impossible to not get. Causes 50%
more Health for all of your units, but a lower score multiplier.

<2.12> Boomstick                

Mission 12-Repairs

Bottom of the map in the middle on the top of the ship found after killing
12 Spirts. The easiest way to do this is to send in only 1 Cyclops to heal 
the Power Core so that the mission will last long enough for you to kill the 
12 Spirits. Making a few Wolverines and putting them on either side of the 
core is the best way Ive found to get it and sending the rest of your units 
to protect the bottom landing and set up Anti Air turrets in the centre will 
get rid of any other units that want to destroy your Wolverines. Causes there
to be a 5% chance  that any unit you kill will explode and deal splash damage
to surrounding units but will also lower your score multiplier.


<2.13> Pain Train               

Mission 13-Beachhead

Top left hand corner of the map after defeating 10 Bomber Forms, guarded 
by a Flood base, Send in Vultures for best results to defeat the base by 
taking it from behind. There is a teleporter at the base of the ridge but by 
time you have enough units to take out this base you might as well make 3 or 
4 Vultures and just annihilate this little base, but make sure enough Bombers
spawned and you killed them first. It's pretty easy. 50% less Training time
but lower score multiplier.

<2.14> Bountiful Harvest        

Mission 14-Reactor

The Covenant Base at the top of the 3rd ramp or "ground level" after killing
20 Vampires, on the far right between two Covenant storage containers and in 
front of, what looks like a light or some kind of street lamp looking thing.
Easy, mass Wolverines to the base of the hill. They will keep spawning and
attacking two at a time trying to take out the core while your AA's kill em'. 
Causes Supplies to come in 25% faster but will lower your score multiplier.

<2.15> Emperor                  

Mission 15-Escape

Found at the Flood Base North East of the Northern Lock after killing 3 
Scarabs. In the Fog of War you will see a steaming hole it is almost directly
next to it to the North East. This skull is easy to get along with beating 
the mission faster by taking advantage of the OSDT drop ability. You 
reasearch Marines (Top left in Barracks creator menu) 4 times to upgrade 
them to ODST Super Soldiers in which time you also unlock the ODST Drop
Special Ability(Up on the D-Pad). Since you can see all of the locks and the 
Fog of War is receeded just enough you can launch your ODST Soldiers right 
next to each of the locks to find scarabs easier and complete the mission 
faster! Causes x2 Special Ability recharge speed but it also lowers your 
score multiplier.


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                      -----<3.00>CREDITS<3.00>-----
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I would like to thank Ensemble Studios for making a great game and Microsoft 
for platforming it for console only. As I have said above, ALL of the 
information in this FAQ were found by me and I was not given ANY information 
from anyone else. And also as I said above if you happen to see any errors or
would like more detail on something Email me at <[email protected]> 
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR MESSAGE TOPIC WHAT THE ERROR OR HELP YOU NEED 
IS OR ELSE I WILL THINK IT IS SPAM AND NOT READ IT THANK YOU.

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                      ------<4.00>Legal<4.00>------
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Halo Wars uses Havok(TM).©Copyright 1999-2009 Havok.com Inc. (and its 
Licensors). All Rights Reserved. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboritories. ©2009 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Microsoft Ensemble Studio, Halo, Halo Wars, the Microsoft Game Studios logo,
Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft
group and companies.

This guide is Copyright ©(2009) to Shawn Naugler.
I will give you permission to print this guide as long as credit is given to 
me and that you send me an email asking me if you may use it. Do not 
plagiarize or copy please. I have worked hard on this guide and I would not 
like someone trying to pass it off as theirs.